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leveling as an inquisior
« on: March 11, 2018, 05:17:01 AM »
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Quote from: Burninalways;5341219
This guide focuses on damage & self healing while leveling as a Inquisitor. Which will be harder than Shaman. Which is good for Soloing, Instant Adventures, Dungeons and Warfronts.
Though warning mistakes could be present.


As a Inquisitor the best combo at Level 1 is 0 Inquisitor, 0 Druid, 0 Purifier

So at the start you have:
- Fervent Strike is a melee ability that will use until we get Trickster's Bolt.
- Bolt of Judgment & Flame Lance deal the same damage, however we won't be using either as they have a cast time of 2s. Later when Bolt of Judgment's cast time is reduced it will be used over Trickster's Bolt.
- Vex is a damage over time ability (DoT) that we wonít be using as it doesnít take 15s to kill the enemy, unless in a Warfront or Dungeon.
- Satyr Protector a Pet that we wonít be using as it canít tank or deal much damage, itís only good for clicking objects or Artifacts to distract the enemy if close by.
- Faerie Healer also a Pet that we will want active all the time, as it heals you up when you take damage which is great; until later levels when itís healing canít keep up with the damage you take.
- Symbol of the Torch is a shield ability that we will cast on ourselves as much as possible.

Buff:
Faerie Healer

Rotation:
Spam Fervent Strike



New Soul Points:
  • First 3 Points into Speak Softly (Druid) giving you Shield of Oak a shield ability absorbing damage you take.
  • 1 Points into Spirit Guidance (Purifier)
  • 2 Points into Speak Softly (Druid) giving you Combined Effort which increases the damage taken by the enemy which requires melee.
  • 1 Point into Trickster's Bolt (Druid) a ranged ability that we use while moving.
  • 3 Points into Spirit Guidance (Purifier) giving access to both Sign of Wrath a retaliation Buff when you heal yourself and Healing Flare when healing is needed.
  • 2 Points into Pursuit of Truth (Inquisitor) give you Armor of Devotion a Buff that increases Crit chance.
Level 9
Abilities:
- Shield of Oak applies a shield to the Cleric absorbing some of the damage taken, we will have a it active all the time. Itís also off the Global Cooldown so it wonít affect your damage at all.
- Combined Effort does more damage than your other abilities and increases the damage the enemy takes, so we will be using it as it comes off cooldown when the enemy is in melee.
- Trickster's Bolt to be used over Bolt of Judgment due to is 2s cast time.
- Sign of Wrath a Buff that causes damage to enemy if they attack after you cast a healing or shield ability on yourself.
- Healing Flare to heal yourself when you take too much damage or after killing an enemy to quickly kill another, to avoid dying yourself.
- Armor of Devotion will be active all the time.

So now onto macros:
I find macros are really helpful no matter the level and reduce the space needed on your bars, so instead of pressing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 you press 1, 2 and 3.

So hereís your first macro:
#show Trickster's Bolt
suppressmacrofailures
cast Shield of Oak
cast Combined Effort
cast Trickster's Bolt
cast Break Free

Now Iíve added Break Free in there, itís not part of your souls though it is a ability you get at level 1 from the Ascended Powers tab like your out-of-combat resurrection ability.

Most donít macro as they think you should save it for specific abilities and say you're a bad player for doing so donít listen, the only time where it can triggered so many times in a few seconds is in Warfronts and even then are you that quick to use it? and when should you as there are so many abilities that can get you?

Placement of the ability at the back of the macro with help avoid using Break Free on snares and roots for a second and will trigger right away if you get stunned or disabled. So long as you're pressing the macro.

Having Shield of Oak at the top will make it always trigger first as it has No Global Cooldown before you deal any damage.

Buffs:
Faerie Healer
Armor of Devotion
Sign of Wrath

Rotation:
Shield of Oak > Trickster's Bolt



New Soul Points:
  • 5 Points into Castigation (Inquisitor) gives you Bolt of Depravity that we wonít use until we have 2/3 in Life and Death Concord.
  • 5 Points into Planar Study (Inquisitor) giving you both Sanction Heretic a damage over time ability and Purge an enemy buff removing ability.
Level 17
Abilities:
- Bolt of Depravity is useless as it has a cast time of 3s which is too long, until 2/3 in Life and Death Concord.
- Sanction Heretic deals both damage and additional damage over time so we will be using it.
- Purge to Purge an enemy, best used in Warfronts for enemy healing over time abilities or important buffs. Also in Dungeons and Raids for bosses that need to be purge or you could wipe.

Buffs:
Faerie Healer
Armor of Devotion
Sign of Wrath

Rotation:
Shield of Oak > Sanction Heretic
Spam Bolt of Judgment

Macro:
#show Bolt of Judgment
suppressmacrofailures
cast Shield of Oak
cast Combined Effort
cast Bolt of Judgment
cast Trickster's Bolt
cast Break Free



New Soul Points:
  • 3 Points into Concentration (Inquisitor)
  • 3 Points into Life and Death Concord (Inquisitor) giving you Harsh Discipline a healing channel ability that deals damage. Use Bolt of Depravity when at 3 stacks of Life and Death Concord.
  • 2 Points into Clinging Spirit Punishment (Inquisitor) giving you Soul Drain your first AoE ability.
  • 3 Points into Diligence (Inquisitor)
  • 1 Point into Unified Theory (Inquisitor). Use Bolt of Depravity when at 4 stacks of Life and Death Concord.
  • 1 Point into Corporal Punishment (Inquisitor)
  • 3 Points into Mental Resilience (Inquisitor) giving you Spiritual Protection a Buff to reduce Non-Physical damage taken.
  • 2 Points into Righteous Indignation (Inquisitor) gives you Trepidation a fear ability that causes uncontrolled movement in a enemy, which blocking ability use.
  • 1 Point into Spirit Guidance (Purifier)
Level 33
Abilities:
- Harsh Discipline to be used if you need healing while killing a strong enemy.
- Soul Drain when you have a cluster of enemies together to deal AoE damage with.
- Righteous Deliberation lets you restore mana if you use too much channeling it back to over a duration, with 3/3 Mental Resilience using this or other single target channel abilities will increase your overall damage.
- Spiritual Deficiency a debuff that increases Non-Physical damage taken, making your abilities deal more damage on that enemy. Best to use it in Dungeons on the bosses at the start.
- Spiritual Protection a small buff to your Resistances that will increase as you level.
- Circle of Oblivion for when Soul Drain is on cooldown, to use on the clustered enemies.
- Trepidation if you need to click an object or Artifact, or a enemy is too close to you in melee range; though constant damage will break the effect it has on the enemy.

Buffs:
Faerie Healer
Armor of Devotion
Sign of Wrath
Spiritual Protection

Rotation:
Shield of Oak > Sanction Heretic
Bolt of Judgment x3 > Bolt of Depravity

Cast Bolt of Depravity when at 4 stacks of Life and Death Concord.

Cast Soul Drain then spam Circle of Oblivion to deal AoE damage.

#show Circle of Oblivion
suppressmacrofailures
cast @gtae Circle of Oblivion
cast Circle of Oblivion


New Soul Points:
  • 1 Point into Righteous Indignation (Inquisitor)
  • 1 Point into Fanaticism (Inquisitor) a ability that forces a Crit from the next Life or Death damaging ability.
  • 1 Point into Guiding Hand (Druid)
  • 2 Points into Cunning Analysis (Inquisitor)
  • 1 Point into Corporal Punishment (Inquisitor)
  • 1 Point into Guiding Hand (Druid) giving you Eruption of Life a minor damaging ability.
  • 1 Point into Corporal Punishment (Inquisitor) giving access to Confound a cast time or channel interrupting ability.
Level 41
Abilities:
- Fanaticism the forced Crit is best to always use it on is a instant Bolt of Depravity.
- Armor of Awakening a replacement for our Armor of Devotion as you can only use one at a time.
- Judicial Privilege if you need to run away, or if you health is low it will help keep you alive.
- Eruption of Life a ability that we wonít be using.
- Confound to be used in Solo or PvP for those cast time healers to help kill them or in Dungeons interrupting a specific ability to kill the boss, otherwise you could wipe.
- Bolt of Retribution has the same cast time of Bolt of Judgment, however it deals more damage so Bolt of Judgment wonít be used any more; or until Level 60.

Buffs:
Faerie Healer
Armor of Awakening
Sign of Wrath
Spiritual Protection

Rotation:
Shield of Oak > Sanction Heretic
Bolt of Retribution x3 > Bolt of Depravity

Cast Bolt of Depravity when at 4 stacks of Life and Death Concord.

Cast Soul Drain then spam Circle of Oblivion to deal AoE damage.

Macros:
#show Bolt of Retribution
suppressmacrofailures
cast Shield of Oak
cast Combined Effort
cast Bolt of Retribution
cast Trickster's Bolt
cast Break Free

#show Fanaticism
suppressmacrofailures
cast Fanaticism
cast Bolt of Depravity

#show Circle of Oblivion
suppressmacrofailures
cast @gtae Circle of Oblivion
cast Circle of Oblivion


New Soul Points:
  • 1 Point into Agent of Afficition (Inquisitor)
  • 1 Point into Guiding Hand (Druid)
  • 1 Point into Guiding Hand (Druid)
  • 1 Point into Agent of Afficition (Inquisitor)
  • 2 Points into Approbation (Inquisitor) gives you Bewilder a stun ability.
  • 3 Points into Symbol of Corruption (Inquisitor) giving access to Nysyr's Rebuke a major channeled ability.
Level 50
Abilities:
- Aggressive Inquisition as itís auto casting Bolt of Depravity at then enemy you want to pair it with Fanaticism.
- Bewilder like fear, causes uncontrolled movement and blocks ability use in a single enemy.
- Nysyr's Rebuke deals a lot of damage over 3s, while also causes Life and Death Concord to proc allowing to instantly cast Bolt of Depravity.

Buffs:
Faerie Healer
Armor of Awakening
Sign of Wrath
Spiritual Protection

Rotation:
Shield of Oak > Sanction Heretic > Vex
Bolt of Retribution x3 > Bolt of Depravity

Fanaticism > Aggressive Inquisition
Nysyr's Rebuke > Bolt of Depravity

Cast Bolt of Depravity when at 4 stacks of Life and Death Concord.

Cast Soul Drain then spam Circle of Oblivion to deal AoE damage.

Macros:
#show Bolt of Retribution
suppressmacrofailures
cast Shield of Oak
cast Combined Effort
cast Bolt of Retribution
cast Trickster's Bolt
cast Break Free

#show Fanaticism
suppressmacrofailures
cast Fanaticism
cast Bolt of Depravity

#show Aggressive Inquisition
suppressmacrofailures
cast Fanaticism
cast Aggressive Inquisition

#show Circle of Oblivion
suppressmacrofailures
cast @gtae Circle of Oblivion
cast Circle of Oblivion

For more single target damage use 51 Inquisitor, 9 Shaman, 6 Druid at the cost of a shield ability. Now you can choose to look at another 51 Inquisitor Guide or try Burninalways Prime Inquisitor Guide for the rotation and macros.