Reaver to become DPS Soul – Initial Notes are in!

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Initial notes for the large Warrior Reaver Changes are in! Warrior & Rogue Class Dev Vladd has made an “Upcoming Reaver Changes” post on the Rift Forums with the initial change notes.

Interestingly:

  • The Reaver-to-dps change will not go live with 2.8 due to changes that need to be made with the other Tank souls now that Reaver will no longer be a tank soul.
  • Changes will go up on PTS in about 2 weeks or so.
  • Numbers are still being balanced/worked on so you may see a lot of “X” in place of actual numbers.

The Initial Changes:

Initial changes as per the Upcoming Reaver Changes post:

Gift:

  • Reaver’s Soul Gift – Each point spent in Reaver increases damage by 1%.

Root:

  • 0 Points: Ravaging Strike – Melee – Deals Weapon damage plus X Death damage. Awards 1 Attack Point.
  • 0 Points: Soul Sickness – Ranged – 20m Deals X Death damage over 15s. Awards 1 Attack Point.
  • 2 Points: Dire Blow – Melee Finisher – Deals Death Damage based on Attack Points.
  • 4 Points: Binding of Affliction – Self Buff – Increases Damage of non-Physical attacks by 5%. Lasts 1h.
  • 10 Points: Dire Corruption – Targeted Aura – Finisher – Ranged – 20m – 30s cooldown – Applies Dire Corruption on target enemy, dealing Death damage every 2s for 30s to the target and up to 9 enemies within 10m. Costs 1 Attack Point.
  • 16 Points: Necrotic Wounds – Ranged – Deals X Death damage over 15s. Awards 1 Attack Point.
  • 24 Point: Infestation – Ranged – 20m – 30s cooldown – After 8s, detonates and deals X Death damage per Reaver non-finisher damage over time effect on the target. Awards 1 Attack Point.
  • 32 Points: Crest of Entropy – Self Buff – 60s cooldown – oGCD – Absorbs X damage. Lasts for 15s.
  • 38 Points: Stumbling Morass – GTAoE – 20m – 30s cooldown – Applies Stumbling Morass to the ground. Enemies caught in the morass are snared and take X Death damage every 2s. Lasts for 30s.
  • 44 Points: Flesh Rot – Ranged – 20m – Deals X Death damage over 15s. Awards 1 Attack Point.
  • 51 Points: Cloak of Death – Self Buff – oGCD – 90s cooldown – Envelops the Reaver into the shadows that conceals them from being seen. Removes all movement debuffs. Lasts for 6s. Does not break on damage taken. Movement speed is reduced by 30% while cloaked.
  • 56 Points: Plague Bringer – Toggle – oGCD – Causes the Reaver’s non-finisher damage over time abilities to affect up to 4 additional enemies. Damage done to the additional targets is reduced by 70%.
  • 61 Points: Explosive Infestation – Ranged – 20m – 30s cooldown – Refreshes all Reaver non-finisher damage over time effects on the target. Deals X Death damage for each Reaver damage over time effect on the target and then spreads a copy of each effect to up to 4 additional targets. Awards 1 Attack Point.

Talents:

Tier 1:

  • Planar Attunement – 5 points – Increases damage over time abilities by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Entropic Embrace – 5 points – Increases non-Physical damage by 2/4/6/8/10%.

Tier 2:

  • Rancid Cleave – 1 point – Ability – Melee – AoE – Deals Weapon plus X Death damage to 5 targets. Awards 1 Attack Point. (This replaced Blood Fever.)
  • Shadow Strength – 5 points – Increases Strength by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Deadly Reach – 3 Points – Augments your Binding of Affliction to increase the range of your ranged Reaver abilities by 3/6/10m.
  • Soul Feast – 1 Point- Soul Sickness, Necrotic Wounds, and Flesh Rot heal you for 3% of the damage done.

Tier 3:

  • Reaping Touch – 2 points – Dire Blow does 10/20% more damage against targets below 30% health.
  • Plagued Grip – 5 Points – Increases Weapon damage and Attack Power by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Spasm – 1 Point – Ability – 20m – 8s cooldown – Interrupts an enemy.

Tier 4:

  • Lingering Shadows – 3 points – For each Reaver non-finisher damage over time effect on the target, finishers have an 11/22/33% chance to award an Attack Point.
  • Septic Wounds – 1 point – Those affected by your Dire Corruption also have healing received reduced by 15%.
  • Shadow Mastery – 3 points – Increases crit chance of non-Physical abilities by 2/4/6%.

Tier 5:

  • Shadow Warp – 1 point – Ability – 20m range – 15s cooldown – Teleports the Reaver behind their target.
  • Fester – 5 points – Enemies affected by Infestation and Explosive Infestation get a debuff that causes them to take increased damage from the Reaver by 3/6/9/12/15%.
  • Mind Break – 1 Point – Required: Spasm – Spasm now stuns the target for 3s. The target cannot be affected by Mind Spasm again for 30s.

Tier 6:

  • Dire Step – 1 Point – Required: Shadow Warp – Increase movement speed by 15% for 3s after Shadow Warping. Removes all damage over time effects on the Warrior.
  • Power Leech – 5 Points – Damage received from those affected by Dire Corruption or Stumbling Morass is reduced by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Vile Affinity – 2 points – Reduces the cooldown on Dire corruption by 10/20s.

Tier 7:

  • Decaying Defenses – 1 point – Increases the damage of Dire Corruption by 10%. Those affected by Dire Corruption have their armor and resists reduced by X%.
  • Rapid Infestation – 3 points – Reduces the countdown to detonation on Infesation by 2/4/6s and increases damage done by 5/10/15%.
  • Sinister Intent – 1 point – Reaver non-finisher damage over time effects deal an additional 30% of their total damage instantly when applied. Duration of the effect is unchanged.

Tier 8:

  • Walks with Death – 3 points – Reduces the cooldown of Infestation, and Explosive Infestation by 5/10/15s.
  • From the Shadows – 1 points – Necrotic Wounds decreases energy/mana regen by 15% while active. Reduces chance to hit by 5%.
  • Shadow Strike – 1 point – Dire Blow and Ravaging Strike now deal X% additional Death damage for each Reaver damage over time effect on the target.

Tier 9:

  • Shadow of Dread – 1 point – Ability – 20m range – 15s cooldown – Applies all known Reaver non-finsher damage over time abilities to the target. Awards 1 Attack Point.

[Source: Vladd]


 

Please send all feedback to Vladd either via the “Upcoming Reaver Changes” thread or PM him directly.

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One Comment on “Reaver to become DPS Soul – Initial Notes are in!”

  1. Desert Eagle
    July 16, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    I really like the design on Reaver so far. Cloak of Death. Shadow Warp. Diseases.

    Death is sudden. Death is inevitable.

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