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Old 10-31-2016, 09:37 AM
Elyos
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Why isn't Lightning Slash used more often? In PvP, it can be used for its MR debuff to help stuns land more often, or with Blinding Burst to debuff MA. In PvE, it can be used on bosses (or even fortress gates/a guardian general) to help casters with a damage increase (-50 elemental defense; +5% magic damage assuming 0 elemental defense otherwise) and again for the MR debuff, if undergeared.

The only problem is that the debuff does't land too often, but it helps to land stuns, and so I prefer this over Sensory Boost.
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:42 AM
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Cause too many players to lazy to read stigma/skill descriptions and just go with whatever others are using without questioning it
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Old 10-31-2016, 05:25 PM
Asmodians
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It will possibly see more use in 5.1 Arenas, but it is counter 100-0 intuitive, making it less popular the greater the gear advantage a player has.

If you are hyper geared then going straight to your reliable CC and bursting is a much better option than trying to bury, and a minor MA debuff isnt going to help unless you are endgame atk/crit/mr
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:29 PM
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I personally have taken out Sensory Boost and use this instead.


I find it is more reliable to fight plates with for an easier and longer lasting Blind Bury, as well as any other class to blind/silence bury.


It also has higher base damage than Soul Slash so it works to help increase PvE DPS.



I had started using it over Sensory back in the 4.0 era, but back then it was Stationary. It is now usable on the move and I'd def use it over Sensory.
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Old 11-01-2016, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Deltavolt - Israphel View Post
In PvE, it can be used on bosses (or even fortress gates/a guardian general) to help casters with a damage increase (-50 elemental defense; +5% magic damage assuming 0 elemental defense otherwise) and again for the MR debuff, if undergeared.
It's bad for those situations because it does not stack with an SM debuff (cant remember the name) which takes priority. Therefore, it's pretty useless in PvE since the effect doesn't count.
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Old 11-02-2016, 01:57 PM
Elyos
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In 5.1 one of our major upgrades is soul slash more damage and it carves a rune 100%. I don't think it is worth it to use this after 5.1. Obviously not sure but I think there are better things you can socket after 5.1
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:53 PM
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In 5.1 one of our major upgrades is soul slash more damage and it carves a rune 100%. I don't think it is worth it to use this after 5.1. Obviously not sure but I think there are better things you can socket after 5.1
Soul Slash is not part of a perfectly efficient DPS rotation at the moment, so unless you have invested creative points into literally every other avenue for damage gain, and you can tell me that the damage and speed difference of completing the chain over going to Fang/Rune Carve chains is better (which you can't), Lightning Slash will still have it's spot.

If you can't be behind your target you will still use the Soul Slash chain, but only then.
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