The following describes the various roles and builds I have used in leveling, PvP, tanking and general mayhem sinc my return to Rift. I have played around with both the presets and my own modifications and the below are my most used/favorite builds.
Paladin: 61, Liberator 15, Paragon 0
in Lib: Freedom Fighting 4; Optimism 5; Dichotomy of Pain 1; Symbiotic Relationship 5
Legendaries: Paladin: Protector's Fury (; Light's Balm; Retaliation. Liberator: Liberation Treatment. Paragon: Swift Strike
cast Light's Vengeance
cast Pacifying Strike
#show Purify Land
cast @gtae Purify Land
cast Light's Reprisal
cast Light's Decree
cast Sweeping Strike
#show Shield Defense
cast Shield Defense
cast Aegis of the Light
cast Light's Protection
|Position||Primary Bar||Secondary Bar||Tertiary Bar|
|1||Righteous Charge||Call of the Devine||Break Free|
|4||1TgtStack Macro||Light's Hammer||Ascended Resurrection|
|5||Light's Benediction||Light's Domination||Wall of Light|
|6||Righteous Blow||Prolonged Recovery||Sanctuary|
|7||AoEStack Macro||Touch of Life||Shield of the Hero|
|8||Vengeful Decree||Light's Blessing||Shield of the Chosen|
|9||First Aid||Light's Balm||Shield of the Vengeful|
|10||Dichotomy of Pain||Liberation Treatment||Protector's Fury|
|11||Bubble MAcro||Healer's Intuition||Aegis of Sanctuary|
|12||Face Slam||Castigate||Way of the River|
I usually have my primary bar mapped to 1 to =, and my secondary to my numeric keyboard. This puts the secondary 10 spot on the numpad 0 key for quick spam.
The key is to keep Protector's Fury, swift strike, Aggressive Block and Retaliation buffs up at all times during a fight. This combination In legendary status, can proc 3 different damages and a heal on you when hit. In most fights with uo to 3-4 equal or +1 mobs I never drop below 50% damage without activating a heal.
start with a charge (1), the set your buffs (2) (3) (4) (4), Finish the round (5), the enter the sustained rotation for 2 to 3 cycles: (4) (4) (4) (6); set your buffs, sustained rotation rinse repeat.
Against Multiple targets still set your buffs first: (2) (3) (4) (4) (5); the use an AoE Rotation: (7) (7) (7) (8); followed by a normal rotation (4) (4) (4) (6); rinse repeat as needed.
If you are taking damage you can cycle a heal rotation in; (9) (9) (9) (0); or substitute the (0) for any other finisher.
cast Liberation Treatment (num 0) about every 30 seconds.
Use other skills as the situation calls for.
you have 2 taunts, one single target (8 sec cooldown), 1 aoe (20 sec cooldown). This makes it hard if others are stepping on your taunts, but that goes with every tank. The key to holding agggro is getting them to hit you. If they proc any of the retaliation hits or the heal it greatly increases your agro hold. This means you need to actively encourage the group to hit your target, and not spread their fire. Call of the devine is also handy for grabbing a runner or pulling a mob into a central fire cauldron.
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