Buffs

Buffs are an important part of any character, with them we take our measly DPS numbers and become mad powerhouses of carnage. Buffs in Rage consist of Group Buffs such as Mark of Power, Raid Debuffs such as Deathmark, Set Bonuses, Stims and Adrenals.

Scroll to the bottom to see common troubleshooting for Buffs.

The Buffs Control

The Buffs Control is a Tab located at the Top of Rage on the Left Side. It can be found between the Talents and Options Tabs. From here, you can use simple CheckBoxes to Check a Buff as being active or not. You will notice each Buff has several in the same Buff Group. In most cases, Buffs inside the same Buff Group are exclusive, meaning you can only have one active at a time. This mimicks in-game behavior where you can only have one at a time. In some cases, you may be able to select more than one of the same buff group because they either do not conflict with something else or were simply placed in the same group for ease of location. This is true for Temporary Power Boosts like Recklessness.

Set Bonuses and Profession Buffs cannot be manually selected. To enable a Set Bonus you must be wearing at least that many peices in the set at that time. Profession Buffs can be enabled be selecting the appropriate profession on the Stats pane.

Why should I select Buffs?

Without Buffs, you would essentially be optimizing your character to perform solo, not in an operations group. This has drastic consequences on gearing your toon. You could be close to Crit Cap yourself and a Buff in an operation would push you over, thus wasting more Crit that you could have moved to Alacrity or Surge. Similar situations with other stats can also occur, such as when balancing tanking mitigation stats.

What Buffs should I select?

There are a few ways to figure out how many and what Buffs you should select.
  1. Select Buffs by Operation Members: This method is for those users who are very unfamiliar with what buffs they have in their normal operations. The Dialog that opens by clicking the button will ask the user to input the ops members they normally run with. Once filled out, they will press OK and see their Active Buffs automatically populated with Buffs.
  2. Fully Buff: Users who know they are in well-balanced operation groups can commonly just select one of every buff group.
  3. Selectively Buff: Users familiar with what buffs they normally have in their 8 or 16 person operation groups can select the related CheckBoxes on the pane manually. This is the most common method of selecting Buffs.
  4. Use the Defaults: Some models provide Default Buff assignments to your character. These are to provide the user with an immediate set of buffs to work with. Note that not all models do this and just because it's empty by default does not mean you should operate Rage without buffs.

What are Buff Sets?

Many users find themselves in different operation groups throughout the week, from 8m Normal to 16m Hard/Nightmare. To ease the burden of selecting and deselecting and reselecting your buffs whenever you change groups we have added the ability to select a list of buffs, then save that list as a Buff Set.

This is accomplished by building out your list of Buffs then pressing the Save button at the top of the Buffs Control. A dialog prompt will ask you for either a new unique name to save the list as or to select a previous Buff List to overwrite.

Some model Devs have provided a "Fully Buffed X" buff set for users to see how this works.

Common Questions about Buffs

  • Why can't I select x Buff? It's grayed out to me
    • You have already selected another Buff that this one Conflicts with. Unselect the other Buff to select this one
  • Why can't I select x Buff? It's missing
    • Some Buffs might not be relevant to your current character. These Buffs will not show up.
  • I can't see my Biochem Bonus to Stims
    • Check your Profession on the Stats Pane, you may not have Biochem selected.

Last edited Mar 11, 2012 at 5:32 AM by KeithJRome, version 1

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