- Oct 27, 2017
In a dungeon run or pick up group, it's been rare at least in my experience to get a Dark Knight who wasn't made of glass. I'm not a tank person so I'm unaware but I assume it is much more a user error thing than job problems.Am I supposed to just not attack as AST? Every now and then I get some Dark Knight who gets fucking destroyed in pulls so I’m forced to spam Benefic and sometimes even have to Lightspeed or Quickcast. It’s happened multiple times as I’ve leveled AST. I don’t remember this happening with WHM.
WHM is a little bit easier for dungeon DPS than AST, since you have Holy and more quickly accessible panic buttons. Since you're leveling, there is probably even less time, especially if you're in Bardam's or whatnot.
How I do dungeons as AST:
Card priority: Balance, Arrow, Spear to single DPS. Don't AoE cards. Ewer should be unnecessary, Spire usually unnecessary although sometimes it is nice if you have a good Warrior. Also, if you have one competent Phys DPS then a nitwit for the second DPS, it can nice too.
Heal padding: Diurnal sect only, always have Aspected Benefic on the tank, once situated always have Earthly Star under the tank for a panic heal (run a macro for it's targeting, its detonation is Off-GCD), E. Dignity scales to health so don't be afraid to let the tank dip
Damage: Combust on mobs during the pull, no initial damage and lasts 30 seconds so its good for that. After cards and Aspected Benefic are in place (and anything else you need, ie Lucid Dreaming or Cleric Stance) Lightspeed then C. Opposition for 20 second duration. That is 20 seconds of Gravity Spam and if you need an emergency Benefic II it will be instant too, can weave in Largeese if the tank is wearing Tinfoil). Wrap things up with Malefic spam.
If things are not dead by then, locate the Phys DPS with a full TP bar and roll your eyes as hard as you can.