61 Tempest Guide – 2.2

Warrior DPS posted by RoughRaptors

This is an obsolete build from 2.2, it is no longer accurate.

The Build: 61 Tempest/ 10 Riftblade/ 5 Paragon

This is the Warrior’s ranged DPS spec. It’s dps is lower than both Paragon and Riftblade, but is safer due to the range. I‘d like to give thanks to Steelwind from the forums for writing the initial guide which taught me how to play this spec that lead me to write it for this site.

Builders:

    • Shock Pulse
    • Offensive Blast
    • Lightning Torrent
    • Electricity Blast
    • Charged Pulse
    • Double Pulse
    • Dual Pulse
    • Delayed Blast
    • Storm Torrent
    • Flamespear

Finishers:

    • Arc
    • Electricity Cascade

Utility:

    • Evasive Redirection
    • Elude
    • Storm Shield
    • Focused Fire

Buffs:

    • Enhanced Conductivity
    • Empower
    • Wavelength
    • Storm Blade
    • Avatar of the Wind
    • Way of the River

Macros:

Builder:

 

Finish:

 

ST Rotation:

Start with Storm Torrent before the fight starts to build 3 AP

Focused Fire (if available)

Builder x 4 ( Arc , Charged Pulse , Double Pulse , Dual Pulse ) -> Finish

Electricity Blast -> Shock Pulse -> Flamespear -> Electricity Cascade

Lightning Torrent -> Builder x 4 ( Arc , Charged Pulse , Double Pulse , Dual Pulse ) -> Finish

Electricity Blast -> Shock Pulse -> Flamespear -> Electricity Cascade

Shock Pulse x3 -> Finish

Shock Pulse x3

Repeat

AOE Rotation:

Delayed Blast -> Electricity Blast -> Offensive Blast -> Chain Pulse

Offensive Blast x3 -> Chain Pulse

repeat when Electricity Blast is about to wear off, use Delayed Blast if it’s up, otherwise use Offensive Blast

^ (not sure if 100% efficient, but it’s what I do)

 

This is my general UI for the rotations listed, it is laid out well in my opinion and the names/order of the buttons simplifies the rotation for me, it might for you as well. The spammable AOE is bound to a mouse button for ease of use.

61 Tempest

  • http://www.facebook.com/wmolina Wayne Molina

    Personally I keep Arc on a separate key than in the Charged Pulse macro. I also use the following macros for simplicity:

    #show Electricity Cascade
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Electricity Cascade
    cast Lightning Torrent

    #show delayed blast
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast delayed blast
    cast offensive blast

    with a separate macro for the Detonator

  • Naween

    u can´t Repeat your ST-rotation because of lightning torrent cd

    • http://www.facebook.com/wmolina Wayne Molina

      When LT is on cooldown, use Cascade and then Shock Pulse x3 > Finisher before Arc becomes available again (depending on lag/latency you should be able to get another Finisher just before Arc is ready again, so then its Shock Pulse x3 > Arc and back to the top). Every other full rotation LT should be available again.

  • Naween

    and using the Finisher just before arc in the next rotations seems to be unintended

    • http://www.facebook.com/wmolina Wayne Molina

      Not so much unintended but there should be a Shock Pulse x3 just before that, so Arc is ready again. See below reply. Rotation should be something like (starting with 3 AP):

      Arc > Charged/Double > Dual > Finisher (Fiery)
      Blast > Shock Pulse > Flamespear > Electricity Cascade
      Lightning Torrent
      Arc > Charged/Double > Dual > Finisher (Fiery)
      Blast > Shock Pulse > Flamespear > Electricity Cascade
      Shock Pulse x3 > Finisher (Icy; Arc should come up around one GCD after this)
      Shock Pulse x3
      (Arc is up, back to the top)

      I’m not sure if it’s a DPS loss to mix up the order of Blast/Pulse/Flamespear, for instance to use Pulse first so you proc Amped.

      • RoughRaptors

        It was a mistake on my part, I’ll get on this and fix it, thanks :-)

  • RoughRaptors

    Will get on fixing the issue with the finisher after Shock Pulse x3, that was a typo on my part (not thinking correctly). As for Lighting Torrent, I just forgot to mention to use Shock Pulse x3 in it’s place. And you are correct in that it is used every other rotation, more stuff I overlooked when writing the rotation :-) .

  • RoughRaptors

    Should be fixed, let me know if you find any other errors, thanks.

  • Trebot

    Shouldn’t Shock Pulse be used instead of (or in addition to) Storm torrent for opening so that you start with the Amped buff?

  • Trebot

    AoE:
    Delayed Blast -> Electricity Blast -> Offensive Blast -> Electricity Cascade
    Storm Torrent -> Chain Pulse
    Offensive Blast x3 -> Chain Pulse

    macro:
    #show Electricity Cascade
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Delayed Blast Detonator
    cast Electricity Cascade
    cast Storm Torrent

  • Steamtank

    Why you don’t use “Skyfall” finisher and use burst? I try to understand rift’s rules and I am just start my dps way in Tempest. Could you please exmplain me?

    • RoughRaptors

      The combination of Fiery Burst + Icy Burst turns out to be more damage. There’s not really a set of “rules”, it’s more just like experiment with what does does the best.

      • Steamtank

        I can understand why Fiery Burst can do more damage (crit on ticks and so on), but i still can’t understand Ice Burst. In tooltip for this abilities written: Skyfall does 2137 damage instant, ice burst does 900 with next attack. Global CD?

        PS Very strange that tooltips for these skills have different values on different sites (magelo and so on). Maybe I doing something wrong…

        • RoughRaptors

          The tooltips are based on the skill’s level (it upgrades as you level) and based on your current stats. So the tooltips will vary based on your current level and equipment. From what I have read though, (I’m not really too into theorycrafting DPS specs, I just learn them, tanking is my job) Skyfall is about equivalent damage to Fiery/Icy Burst.

          • Steamtank

            Thank you so much for your answers, now it litlle bit clear for me. Yesterday I have change my rotation (still use Skyfall but these steps:

            Shock Pulse x3 -> Finish

            Shock Pulse x3

            i have changed to

            Shock Pulse x2 -> Fiery Burst

            Shock Pulse x3 – Arc and so on.

            It is really up my dps ) Your answers was helpfull, thank you one more time

          • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.pohl.963 Patrick Pohl

            Icy burst does more damage because when you use it while the enemy is under the effect of fiery burst it does more damage due to the Scald ability you pick up in the Riftblade tree.

  • Tigo

    Just wondering why use Icy Burst as a finisher if we’re not picking up the Scald talent why not use Skyfall

  • pvpwarlord

    Can you pvp with this or is it pve only

    • RoughRaptors

      Sorry for the slow reply…I guess both, but I don’t PvP. There’s better PvP specs out there.

  • Selrahc

    Arc isn’t a builder so why is it in the builder rotation?

    • RoughRaptors

      Because you only use that builder when you have three attack points. I don’t use Tempest anymore anyways, it’s an obsolete spec and this hasn’t been updated for 2.3, but most likely hasn’t changed.

  • Slayvus

    You say that it’s better to use Icy/Fiery burst for finishers instead of Skyfall and one guy says it’s because you pick up Scald in the Riftblade tree. However, you need 11 points in RB to get Scald where as the tree you have linked for this build only has 10 points in RB. 12 points for the 30% damage increase with 2/2 Scald.

  • Cayzer

    Arc
    InstantCooldown: 15 seconds Follow each of the next 3 single target ranged attacks with an Air damage strike: 1 Point: 25% of the damage of the initial attack. 2 Points: 50% of the damage of the initial attack. 3 Points: 75% of the damage of the initial attack.Charged Pulse
    30 Meter RangeInstantCooldown: 20 seconds Deals 2488 Air damage. This ability grants 1 Attack Point.Double Pulse
    Rank 1/1
    30 Meter RangeInstantCooldown: 20 seconds Deals 1259 to 1392 Air damage. Must be done after a Charged Pulse. This ability ignores the Global Cooldown.
    Arc,charged pulse/Arc +1, doubel pulse/Arc, flamespear+2, electricity cascade+3, ‘skyfall/Arc’(this finisher will get arc bonus and ignore over time dmg+ resist/armor reduction on target) should easyly increase ur dps by 1k+.
    Cayzer.

  • Cayzer

    Arc,charged pulse/Arc +1, doubel pulse/Arc, flamespear+2, electricity cascade+3, ‘skyfall/Arc’(this finisher will get arc bonus and ignore over time dmg+ resist/armor reduction on target) should easyly increase ur dps by 1k+.
    Cayzer.

  • Beanster

    Hey RR, I updated the Tempest build to 2.4. Just use that guide if you want to update scene’s version.

    http://forums.riftgame.com/game-discussions/rift-guides-strategies/class-guides/warrior-guides/386798-beyond-infinity-2-4-61-tempest-8-rb-7-paragon-guide-macros-rotation.html

    /Beancord

  • Beanster

    2.4 build http://www.riftscene.com/soul-builder/?build=2338
    Rotation above doesn’t work with that. 7 Paragon as 2.4 Weapon familiarity is passive and 4% AP and weapon DPS is better than anything you get from RB with 2 points. And I highly suspect bursts benefit from crystal or Cyclonic Fury.

    Nephy’s rotation:
    Focused Fire>Electricity Cascade>Flamespear>Electricity Blast>Shock Pulse>Arc>
    Charged Pulse>Double Pulse >Dual Pulse>Skyfall>Lightning Torrent
    (leave it channel or clip LT at 2 ap with SP)
    Electricity Cascade >Flamespear>Electricity Blast>Shock Pulse>Arc>
    Charged Pulse>Double Pulse >Dual Pulse>Skyfall>
    Shock Pulsex2>Icy Burst>Shock Pulsex3>
    Rinse and repeat
    Replace SP with Delayed Blast anywhere in rotation and detonate it after minimum of 1 GCD.

    Beancord’s Rotation (that’s me):
    Arc> Focused Fire> Charged Pulse> Double Pulse> Flamespear> Electricity Blast> Skyfall
    Dual Pulse> Shock Pulse> Electricity Cascade> Lightning Torrent
    Arc> Charged Pulse> Double Pulse> Flamespear> Electricity Blast> Skyfall
    2 optional rotations when LT is on CD.
    1)
    Delayed Blast> Skyfall> Delayed Blast Detonator (Be sure Skyfall hits before detonating)
    Shock Pulse> Shock Pulse> Shock Pulse
    2)
    Delayed Blast> Shock Pulse> Icy Burst
    Shock Pulsex2> Delayed Blast Detonator> Shock Pulse
    Rinse and Repeat

  • Beanster

    Btw my solo roaming tempest build is:

    http://www.riftscene.com/soul-builder/?build=2346

    Buff replace Way of the Water -> Recovery Posture and exchange 10% builder damage boost to 10% str boost. Basically non stop farming build as you don’t need to stop drinking and False Repose saves you from cock ups.

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