Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

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Mage Bolt Or Dread Dissonance?

Mage Bolt
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56%
Dread Dissonance
21
44%
 
Total votes: 48

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Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Post by Da12ksider » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:24 pm

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

Post by Beula » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:18 pm

Depends:
If solo mage bolt
If duo'd with a Wizard, Dread Dissonance

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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Post by GenieHakeem » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:33 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

Post by Equastro » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:05 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

Post by 8Shade » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:12 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

Post by RaWqR » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:25 pm

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

Post by Da12ksider » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:19 pm

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

Post by Beula » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:26 pm

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

Post by Reaper989 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:50 am

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

Post by Equastro » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:12 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

Post by whoever27 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:21 pm

mage bolt

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Re: Mage bolt or Dead Dissonance

Post by Moco » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:56 pm

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

Post by Khal » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:30 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

Post by Zerocyde » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:26 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

Post by Khal » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:34 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

Post by h338154 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:31 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

Post by tooshifty » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:36 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

Post by Bangarang » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:05 pm

Dd all the way!

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