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    Default Alrisaia's Guide: The Razor Shield Blender

    So - for the nox users there's the Noxbox.

    For the trap users - there's the blender

    For the past 10 levels I have been using the Razor Shield as an offensive skill... think of the Scythed Chariots with archers on board - not only were they deadly archers loosing arrows into the necks of their opponents, the wheels of their chariots had razor sharp blades attached and would cause way more damage than their bows ever could - dismembering limbs and all around decimating the enemy as they drove their horse drawn chariots through seas of men.



    I'll try to explain it as best I can and hopefully it will help some folks when running elites (note this is a pro strategy that I find really anyone can pick up on and use, it’s rather simple and felt very comfortable to me since I started using it).

    The idea behind the blender is that the rogue using the tactic is standing very close to or on top of the tank (who hopefully has all the aggro) from the pull. If you're using a choke point properly, all mobs with the exception of the ranged attackers will be within range of your blender (Razor Shield). The tank pulls the crowd of mobs over to a corner or choke point and the rogue joins in. Pro rogues do the pulling themselves since tanks don’t always know this tactic – thus, you instruct the tank to fight inside your smoke, and you mark your spot with a Shadow Veil and everyone jumps into the smoke with you (hopefully the tank is ready with HOR to protect you and pull aggro) because it gets ugly very fast.

    Once the mobs are in place – we’re talking 3 – 4 seconds after the pull, you turn on the blender.
    SV is already up
    Hit RS, traps, and pet skill in rapid succession. Spam Autoattack between skills.
    Continue to spam AS and the above three skills as they become available – charge nothing (except for SV). Hold Still. Spam health and mana pots. If your trap draws in the crowd – prepare to gain all the aggro from the tank, especially if you’re not positioning your traps correctly. You will be dead in under 2 seconds if you’re not spamming pots and ready for this. Luckily – the RS offers an additional 20% dodge, and your SV will help reduce some of the damage you’re about to take. If you’re combining a crit pet with your blender – prepare to see a massive amount of yellow fly and all but pro tanks will lose aggro regardless of whether or not your trap deploys properly.

    PRO tip – Use Malison to start with, this will help reduce the amount of damage you take since you line up the pet skill (increased dodge) with your blender, and thus when you pull aggro, you will dodge most hits.

    Tanks playing with a blender need to understand that they must hold still – if they move around – even if it’s to peel an add off of a squishy – this whole tactic falls apart. Tanks – hold still.

    If you have a mage in the party – make sure they understand your strategy – the best mage spells to combine with this are ice, timeshift, and wind (the mage using the wind to move mobs INTO the blender – not out of it).

    Battles with 20+ elite mobs will last about a minute, usually a little less. That’s enough time to deploy the blender twice, maybe three times.

    See below for a few shots of this in action:

    This one is combined with using crit pets: Look at all that yellow
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    Thanks for sharing <3

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    I'd love to see how fast your teams could do maps max geared! Thanks for sharing

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    and watch razor shield make its come back muahahaha!
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    Default Alrisaia's Guide: The Razor Shield Blender

    Awesome guide. Any realistic benefits in Pvp? I think razer struggles to make a big impression on pvpers because its not versatile for fighting all classes and different builds.
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    Havent use Razor since lvl 16 cap, but as shown above I have seen this tech first hand and It does some legit damage. Nice info brother (;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warriorname View Post
    I'd love to see how fast your teams could do maps max geared! Thanks for sharing

    Me too! LOL - know anyone selling mythic helm and armor for 1.4m? :P That's all the gold in my stash atm...

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    Nice knowing that I've been using this since forever. But for the dodge purpose not mainly for dmg. Is it ok if I dont upgrade for the bleed?

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    Nice!

    I think I should respec. I originally made my rogue for PvP when I started out...but now im wondering if I should simply use it for PvE instead.

    I'm running with AS, SP, RS, heal right now with NB as an additional skill. Should I make some changes replacing SP with trap and heal with SV?

    What's a multipurpose build I could use for both PvE n PvP?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alhuntrazeck View Post
    Nice!

    I think I should respec. I originally made my rogue for PvP when I started out...but now im wondering if I should simply use it for PvE instead.

    I'm running with AS, SP, RS, heal right now with NB as an additional skill. Should I make some changes replacing SP with trap and heal with SV?

    What's a multipurpose build I could use for both PvE n PvP?

    Thanks!
    Yes replace heal with SV and replace SP with nox. You don't want to be helpless when fighting boss because you only have aim shot. Just choose 2 out of 3 from SV,trap,razor shield.

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    Nice guide!

    Love how the blurred out text is totally readable in that last screenshot


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMiraclebird View Post
    Awesome guide. Any realistic benefits in Pvp? I think razer struggles to make a big impression on pvpers because its not versatile for fighting all classes and different builds.
    Meh... those narrow corridors in ctf allow razor shield to cause massive damage to a group with high critical ofc.
    Ctf is mostly 5v5 brawls. Its great for that. Have you ever seen a razor shield rogue in a 5v5 situation?
    Razor shield allows you to run through all those snared, rooted, slowed players to snipe the rogue/sorc or several.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvataris View Post
    Meh... those narrow corridors in ctf allow razor shield to cause massive damage to a group with high critical ofc.
    Ctf is mostly 5v5 brawls. Its great for that. Have you ever seen a razor shield rogue in a 5v5 situation?
    Razor shield allows you to run through all those snared, rooted, slowed players to snipe the rogue/sorc or several.
    I would think the movement upgrade for RS would be very helpful in PVP as well Iluva - Just think... snare and root having no effect on the rogue - he just runs right through that windmill into the mage's face and WHAM!...

    of course... I'm just a PVE player - I am so suck at pvp - although many tell me I would be good, it's like a whole other game and I atm only have time for one :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alrisaia View Post
    I would think the movement upgrade for RS would be very helpful in PVP as well Iluva - Just think... snare and root having no effect on the rogue - he just runs right through that windmill into the mage's face and WHAM!...

    of course... I'm just a PVE player - I am so suck at pvp - although many tell me I would be good, it's like a whole other game and I atm only have time for one :P
    And your doing a glorious job on the pve end : )
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    alrisaia, totally love the guide...!
    I am on the right track, except, i unlocked shadow piercer.. (,might respec).
    I love trap, but sometimes when i throw the trap, they are not in the place i expected. I stand in the middle of the mobs with the tank, but the traps still placed quite far from the mobs.
    Is there any tips on how to place it correctly?

    thanxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasveena View Post
    alrisaia, totally love the guide...!
    I am on the right track, except, i unlocked shadow piercer.. (,might respec).
    I love trap, but sometimes when i throw the trap, they are not in the place i expected. I stand in the middle of the mobs with the tank, but the traps still placed quite far from the mobs.
    Is there any tips on how to place it correctly?

    thanxxx

    Not all the traps deploy properly – I always try to face toward the environment wall when throwing out the traps or place them right in the choke point. It’s not really an exact science – but as long as the traps get placed so that they will deploy you should be in good shape.

    A bit problem I run into is mages prematurely hitting timeshift or using Ice… they should wait until the mobs are grouped up really really tight ontop of the tank to hit the stun / cc spells. They may think they’re doing the right thing by holding mobs outside the perimeter of smoke – while in fact, it’s causing the run to take longer…

    When you’re running with a blender – the more mobs the merrier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warriorname View Post
    I'd love to see how fast your teams could do maps max geared! Thanks for sharing
    We're down to 17 minute cove runs and don't know all the pulls we just kill everything in the way leading up to the shark.

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    This is what I call learning your class well, and Alrisaia is doing a great job learning and SHARING it with us.

    The Forum here is more FUN!

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    Awesome guide. So awesome I copied and pasted it to our guild website Tyvm for this Alrisaia.

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