There has been a lot of controversy since Patch 1.5 launched. One of the common arguments I’ve read on the RIFT PVP & Warfronts forum is that “RDPS are squishy and need(ed) survivability buffs.”
Yesterday I decided to record the first full Codex warfront I got into, then break down the footage to see how opposing players and I managed our survivability.
In particular, I was looking for the following:
1. proper pre-kiting: anticipating situations, finding a good spot to DPS/heal from that offers excellent field-of-fire with some defensibility (e.g. standing near a pillar or on a cliff, flanking opponents, etc)
2. proper strafe-kiting: running sideways under fire to escape to create a gap and using terrain to your advantage – as opposed to facetanking, backpedaling, or turning and running away
3. proper use of emergency cooldowns to get out of bad situations
Here’s the video with commentary:
This HD video is the 4th video of my “M*A*S*H” Justicar/Shaman/Warden Cleric melee healing spec at level 50. I queued solo for this warfront.
For more information on M*A*S*H, check out my in-depth M*A*S*H PVP Guide.