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03-25-2016, 10:39 AM
What are the required feats for heroic nuking?

I am guessing

spell focus: evoc
greater focus: evoc

look about right?

03-25-2016, 10:50 AM
Maximize, Empower, Quicken, Heighten, SF: Evo, GSF: Evo? Not sure how valuable Enlarge is. Stuff dies pretty fast in Heroics.

03-25-2016, 10:56 AM
Minimum feats needed to Nuke in my opinion

1. maximize
2. empower
3. heighten

Now the other feats are optional based on the type of Nuking you intend to do, which will be based on your spell choices for the Class(es) you build use.

The reason is because there are a variety of Nuke spells between Ray types and also different schools. Some require saves and some don't. This is why a single school investment would be to narrow.

Enlarge is good for non-ray spells so that you can do it further away and would even make Quicken less needed as you are further from the fray.

Quicken is only needed for the following
1. Prevent healing spell failure while under fire
2. Prevent offensive spell from being lost while taking heavy fire
3. Reduce casting time of really long cast spells

Sorcerer has less need, and an investment in concentration can reduce the need for Quicken, but it can still be necessary situationally or based on playstyle.

03-29-2016, 07:54 AM
For heroics none.
You can just put completely unmeta'd fireball and acid blast on two buttons, grab two acid/fire spellpower+lore sticks and just press these two buttons alternating (2 second cooldown on each makes them a full nuking cycle).
With each costing only 15 SP it's almost impossible to run out of SP.
For anything with a reflex throw some scorching ray/acid rain/wall of fire in the mix.

That's basically how I played my 10 sorc level shiradi mix through heroics.

Metas sure help, but only make you spells less SP efficient. Put them on your SLAs rather. Or use them when you know you have enough SP for the quest anyway.

03-29-2016, 08:51 AM
shiradi through heroics.


03-29-2016, 09:04 AM

Shiradi build, as in low amount of sorcerer levels in heroics (in my case 10).
Point being, even with just 10 levels of sorc you can nuke through heroics just fine, even if you chose to ignore DCs and metas.