Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Mage Bolt Or Dread Dissonance?

Mage Bolt
27
56%
Dread Dissonance
21
44%
 
Total votes: 48
Da12ksider
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Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:24 pm

Im on a poll spree.
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:18 pm

Depends:
If solo mage bolt
If duo'd with a Wizard, Dread Dissonance
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:33 pm

Da12ksider wrote:Im on a poll spree.
Would seem so, I am both intrigued and slightly sickened at the same time by this.
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:05 am

For a solo mage bard (tight on trains) dread dissonance.
Otherwise always mage bolt (same dps but smaller cast time)
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:12 am

Equastro wrote:Otherwise always mage bolt (same dps but smaller cast time)
and no stun component, which is a plus...
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:25 am

I dual cast them, mage bolt in left hand, dread dissonance in right, its awesome.
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:19 am

8Shade wrote:
Equastro wrote:Otherwise always mage bolt (same dps but smaller cast time)
and no stun component, which is a plus...
That's exactly why i dont like it.
Honestly i think beula has it kinda right.
If solo Mage bolt if not DD.

But then again I remember alot of wizzies using mage bolt instead of Mystic.
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:26 am

The wizzy debuffs and 8s stuns. The massive damage from Mystic Bolt and DD will kill anything before the 8s stun wears off. Might as well hit the big numbers.
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:50 pm

Beula wrote:The wizzy debuffs and 8s stuns. The massive damage from Mystic Bolt and DD will kill anything before the 8s stun wears off. Might as well hit the big numbers.
Mage stun is 9 seconds at GM, you will kill some targets in that 8 seconds... but you'd need to hit at least 1.5k to kill most people before the stun wears off. Or, you'd need to keep yourself stun immune to hit a third time with a 1k hit.

Either way, it will take at least 12-16 seconds for a bard to kill someone using DD. Mage bolt, on the other hand, will kill faster everytime because of it's faster cast time along with higher DPS. This is the same reason Wizards go Mage Bolt over Mystic Bolt.

If the stun was removed on DD, it would be more appealing.
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:12 am

Actually if you crunch the numbers mage bolt+lesser mage bolt versus dread dissonance, the dps is pretty much equal.
However people will generally choose the one with the smaller casting time then (which is smart).

But when you play a mage bard for small scale pvp, not as a support toon, then you can save A LOT of trains by just going with the bardsong mastery line + dread dissonance, and dropping sorcery and mage bolt.
You could even go as far and drop warding and stun (if you wanted it in the first place) and free up more trains, and focus more on other cc skills (double roots i.e.).
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:21 pm

mage bolt
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:56 pm

mage bolt ftw. DD on a support bard to steal some killshots
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:30 am

avg dps for mb=11
avg dps for dd=11.75

It all comes down to cast time and stun components
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:26 am

It seems like blood boil + blood prophet dot > puns + blood prophet dot for solo pvp. So mage bolt.
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:34 pm

Zerocyde wrote:It seems like blood boil + blood prophet dot > puns + blood prophet dot for solo pvp. So mage bolt.
Puns n blood boil both suck
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:31 pm

Combining the two adds to dps though. I was experimenting with bb and puns but am considering just focusing on bardsong
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:36 pm

Moco wrote:mage bolt ftw. DD on a support bard to steal some killshots
this is what i hate about running a support bard.....the kill shots are harder to get.
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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:05 pm

Dd all the way!

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