Shit like this. It seems that there is rarely an argument here where it does not escalate (or would it be deescalates?) to this level of animosity. Unfortunately, the averages are the same for those who are veterans as well as those that are new.
People who list things that are annoying of others, and then say, "all those are annoying except for this because I do it too tehe"...how egotistical! So simply because you do something, it's alright...wow
People who think because you almost always choose a Republican/Democrat candidate (Republican in my case) you are voting along political party lines. There's a difference between voting in the Senate/Congress because an individual from your party nominated a bill and voting for a candidate in a certain party because that party supposedly reflects the same policies you think are the best. Honestly though, I can't remember the last time I saw a true Republican candidate up for nomination.
A person, when in a debate, says, "This discussion has become pointless" simply because all of their objections have either been accounted for or explained away.
A person who eats with their mouth open. It's not because it is rude, although it is, but it's like when somenoe puts their hand on my head - it makes me angry to the point I can't control myself...can't explain it any better than that.
An individual who wants you to give them something simply because they need it (read Faith of the Fallen for a brilliant rendering of the problem - also touches on distributed wealth).
People who are for abortion simply because, "the woman should have absolute say over what happens to her body" while ignoring any responsibility for previous actions and the life the choice would effect. Life, for quite a while, has been set at conception (I can get you sources from doctors), the question is not, is it alive, but, does the baby have a right to life. One, which unfortunately, still has many people on both sides.
Those who think that being for the death penalty and against abortion are mutually exclusive stances. This logic is so flawed as to have the person be required to undergo logic classes. It is simply a poorly thought out sentiment which accurately portrays their inaccurate viewpoint of most pro-lifers - ignorant fools
Those who believe there are absolutely no moral absolutes.
Sometimes all that is required to make something work is knowing that it does.
I'm beginning to like this build even more than my mystic regen build simply because of MoR. I never have to worry about interrupts and I can wait to cast SB until a Dying Nightmare (DN) pops and thus have more time to group in the multi DN areas. It is IMPORTANT to ALWAYS cast Shielding Hands (SH) AFTER Protective Spirit (PS). If not, SH will reduce damage BEFORE PS reduces the damage to 10%. If you're bleeding, this can be quite detrimental. As for recasts, if PS won't last another duration of SH, simply recast PS followed by SH.
An extremely effective SS build which is far superior to any other build I've had the opportunity to witness in action. While it does require fairly accurate timing for the smaller groups of smites (see How to Kill Smites for direction on how to use build), it is fairly easy to get the hang of. I went with a guild member who was an expert by the second group of smites.
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How to Kill Smites
9 times out of 10, the SS I'm with is a royal pain in the ass by being slow at killing smites (5 minutes to kill??...give me a break!). So...not that this will get seen, but this is my effort to remedy the situation.
Process to kill smites (group >= 3)
1. Cast a Visage on the monk
2. Immediately followed by casting Arcane Echo (go ahead and hit 'C' to target a foe)
3. Once the recharge on the first Visage is at the 3 o'clock position, cast SS
4. Immediately followed by another Visage on the Monk. As you're casting the Visage,
hit 'C' then tab. This will target a new, non-hexed foe.
5. Immediately followed by the second SS on the new foe.
Even without using reckless haste, the smites will be dead a second after the last visage runs out. If you try this and it doesn't work, just know that it DOES work (sometimes knowing that something works is all that is required to be able to make it work), you're getting the timing wrong. If they smite the first SS, that means you cast it too early BE PATIENT. If they're still alive after the skills wear off, then you're casting too late DON'T BE SO PATIENT ;-).
I love going to the UW as either a 55 or SS. I started going as a 55 until I got irritated with necs who couldn't kill smites...so I created one and can kill a group of 3 smites just as fast as a group of 10 (about 12-15 seconds starting from the first Visage cast). If on and not PVPing or helping a Guild Member, I will be more than happy to go with you as either role.
This is a good counter to Signet of Humility. Keep Healer's Boon and Channeling up at all times (have a 20% enchant mod to switch to when casting enchants). Use Patient Spirit and Orison of Healing as your main heals keeping Jamei's Gaze as an emergency heal. Jamei's gaze will heal for 284 health. If you're in ab, you can afford to cast Jamei's more often since you'll have more foes surrounding you. Save dismiss condition for youself as often as possible using Spotless Soul to keep party clean. Spotless is extremely nice when used on allies being attackd by WS dervs.
This is the version I used before I came to enjoy Channeling so much. This works better if you're being attacked (you don't have to cast a skill in order to gain energy), but you absolutely have to be the focus unlike the Channeling Build. Since Channeling is the only difference, the usage is exactly the same as for the build above.
This build is still one of my favorites, but it has the same drawback that has to be considered as Balthazar's Spirit has to Channeling - you have to be the focus for it to be any good. However, with this being said, it is an excellent way to keep yourself alive through spikes. I don't know how many times I've heard in RA that I'm am about impossible to kill. I don't necessarily like having to take Glimmer of Light...you could perhaps drop remove hex and bring Healer's Boon along with Jamei's Gaze. May be an interesting concept to work with later on.
This is the closest I'll get to a prot monk. Guardian is a beautiful skill, however, to put it simply, if you take channeling, it brings the healing bonus from Divine Favor down to about zilch - and causes Healer's Boon to not be worth taking. I may have to work on a way to get around this, but as of right now, I don't have a solution.
This build is for AB. Keep Fire Attunement up at all times. Use skills 1 and 2 to cap shrines using 3 and 4 to finish off anyone who may've moved out of AoE range. This works really well when there is a kd character on the team. If you coordinate, you cast SH, followed by their kd, followed by Searing Heat and use 3-5 to finish them off.