Is Rage a viable end game DPS power?

Discussion in 'Gotham City (General Gameplay)' started by RLManuel, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Derio 15000 Post Club

    I recommend it if you are max CR. The CR differential is bad for you if you arent. But I have seen some really good melee rage dps today.
  2. IIThe QuestionII Loyal Player

    To quote Isaac Newton: "The fact that you can't melee bosses does not mean that others can't, especially if they stand on the shoulders of giants and use said giants to stomp said bosses" ...or something like that.
  3. The Forest Shadow Well-Known Player

    I cannot speak to whether or not this is possible. It may very well be, and I suspect that it does come down to player skill, which has been mentioned.

    What I do know is that, as a healer, I cringe every time I'm grouped with a rage DPS. It's a practical guarantee that the player is going to take up 90% of my attention. I have the distinct feeling that it's a result of the lack of ranged attacks for the powerset combined with the 'gottaburngottaburngottaburnIamWilliamWallaceburnburnburnyaaaargh' mentality of a lot of players. All's I know is that it definitely puts me though my paces. I usually silently congratulate myself if I make it through an alert without losing one.
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  4. Sleepy Healer Steadfast Player

    Like I said it comes down to player skill too. There are handful of good melee rage dps
  5. megamanzero Loyal Player

    you over estimate how powerful bosses really are.
  6. Off Side Well-Known Player

    Yeah... but just an advice... run with league mates or friends...
  7. Here2Help Devoted Player

    Running content with multiple DPS that stand closer to enemies than the tank LOL. If you know what you're doing it's definitely possible.
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  8. The Forest Shadow Well-Known Player

    It's true. Nothing is viable if you don't know what the hell you're doing. I just got kicked out of Demon's Plan Elite by a league that consisted of a controller that didn't know what a debuff was, a 160 DPS who didn't know where the block button was and who refused to let the other DPS go to tank because he declared it 'impossible' to do without the extra burn. This is what I am told about the second boss fight. So guess what happens?

    Fight gets out of control almost immediately because there's no tank or competent troll. I can't keep the heals up because our most powerful DPS insists on standing directly up the boss' *** while spamming the shooty ice power and allowing both bosses and every ADD in the room to make him the cell block sweetheart. We all end up wiping. And they kick me mere moments before I leave because I dared to suggest that we use the tank we have and that it is not impossible to fight this fight with all four roles present if we all know what we're doing.

  9. iLoveDCUO Well-Known Player

    Yes, the update didn't ruin the rage dps. Just slowed down Revenge...a lot. But it didn't make or break the power. Just irritated some of us.
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  10. George00 Active Player

    Rage is great to melee ads but it needs a better range loadout for boss fights
  11. Sleepy Healer Steadfast Player

    I dont think anyone can justify the reason why revenge needed to be slow
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  12. GrandWonder Active Player

    Doing melees against bosses is all about positioning. Experience will make the player a little smarter. Eventually, almost everyone will figure it out.
  13. The Jelly Bean Dedicated Player

    Just want to point out that when i troll grodd I use a damage debuff and nobody dies, if not, lots of ppl die and usually wipe. You can melee him no problem, it's just helpful when grodd not hitting more than a dps has in health.
  14. GrandWonder Active Player

    Yep. Grodd will have an Attack buff icon and if he isn't debuffed, he will one-shot everyone.
    That's also my cue to stop doing melee combos because Grodd can even one-shot an unshielded or not-blocking Tank.
  15. IIThe QuestionII Loyal Player

    You'd think trolls would know by now x.x but you still see trolls having no idea they have to debuff damage there
  16. Chocolate Enforcer Committed Player

    If you feel rage melee isn't viable, you should do a run on the villain side with Gringo. He is by far the best dps I've seen rage melee and top the scoreboards.
  17. The Jelly Bean Dedicated Player

    Oh yea, even made a thread on it. I was nature healing a group and first person to die was the troll with 500 pot, no mods at all, 156 cr, no debuffs except defense after the first wipe. Very ironic as troll is first to die!!!

    Now I've solo healed tough cookies before, but when he jumps buffed, I can't heal that. If he hits you 30k with 17k health, that's trolls fault for not making that number let's say a nice 8k.

    But yea trolls would help keep people alive especially the melee powers.