Friday, August 8, 2014

Rift: Cabalist

This is built for optimum duoing.  It heals you and one other party member.  It can be used for grouping or soloing, but I built it for 2-person Chronicles.  I’ve hit 40k dps in Intrepid Hammerknell with it, and enough healing to keep a reasonable tank alive healthy.

  • Cabalist
    • 61 points, whole tree
  • Justicar
    • 6 points
      • Armor of Virtue: 5
      • Reparation: 1
        • You can add more to this to make it fit a larger group size, you just have to take some off of Purifier to make room for it
  • Purifier
    • 9 points
      • Spirit Guidance: 5
      • Caregiver’s Blessing: 1
      • Intensity: 3
        • If you want more Reparation (above), this is the easiest place to steal points from


  • Cabalist
    • any equipment for this build (synergy crystal, etc.)
  • Spam
    • #show Bound Fate
      cast Break Free
      cast Mass Reversal
      cast Reversal of Fortune
      cast Howling Death
      cast Symbol of the Torch
      cast Ravaging Darkness
      cast Unleash Oblivion
      cast Disintegration
      cast Bound Fate

  • Heal
    • #show Healing Flare
      cast Bolt of Radiance
      cast Hammer of Duty
      cast Strike of Judgment
      cast Healing Flare

  • Sigils
    • #show Sigil of Catastrophe
      cast Maelstrom
      cast Sigil of Catastrophe
      cast Sigil of Spirits
      cast Sigil of Secrecy
      cast Sigil of Ruin
      cast Sigil of Binding
      cast Sigil of Woe


First make sure you’re in the right “mode” with Focused, Condensed, or Unbounded Obliteration, for the number of mobs you’re currently fighting.

For groups of mobs, I open with the Sigils macro.  Maelstrom gets stuff nicely group together.  Cast it on a mob that’s standing next to your tank.

I follow that with Well of Souls, followed by Tyranny of Death, then Curse of Solitude and Curse of Anarchy.  Then it’s just beat on the Spam macro till everything is dead.

As mobs die, you can swap down from Unbounded to Condensed, and then finally to Focused, if you need to.

For single mobs, make sure you’re in Focused Obliteration, then start with Well of Souls, Tyranny of Death, Curse of Discord, 3 stacks of Dark Water, and then the Spam macro till it’s dead.  You can refresh Curse of Discord and Dark Water periodically.  That really helps keep single-target DPS in acceptable ranges.

Keep in mind, with the same gear, a good Shaman build will do about 50% more single-target DPS, and a good Inquisitor build will do about 10% more.  Cabalist is okay for single-target, but really designed for 3-10 targets.  Boss fights against a single boss, you’re probably better off in Shaman or Inquisitor.

But don’t let that discourage you from Cabalist.  It can really rock against lots of mobs.  In Intrepid Hammerknell, my tank runs around the room and gets a whole collection of mobs, and then we burn them down FAST!

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