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Old 01-23-2023, 12:20 AM
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Default How to time Charm for 18 seconds perfectly?

How are other bards doing this when soloing in dungeons?

What tools do you use and how do you time it perfect for charm to reland as it breaks in a dungeon?
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Old 01-23-2023, 03:13 AM
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Best way to time it is play charm then 3 other songs then charm again.
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:23 AM
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I set up a gina trigger to have a 18 sec countdown, but unless I'm mistaken there is a randomness to bards charm duration, as I often had charm break before the end of said timer.
If someone has a reliable method, I'm interested as well.
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:44 AM
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I set up a gina trigger to have a 18 sec countdown
How annoying does that get?
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Old 01-23-2023, 10:34 AM
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How are other bards doing this when soloing in dungeons?

What tools do you use and how do you time it perfect for charm to reland as it breaks in a dungeon?
Try not sucking instead of posting about how bad blue is. Start playing charm when you feel its going to break...if your cast is early just cancel and start the cast again while moving away and it'll land right after it breaks.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-23-2023, 07:44 PM
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Try not sucking instead of posting about how bad blue is. Start playing charm when you feel its going to break...if your cast is early just cancel and start the cast again while moving away and it'll land right after it breaks.

Hope this helps.
Hmm I need a more precise way, but thanks for the tips.

But also nah, blue is a cesspool and this holy crusade wont end until that server is wiped cleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.
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Old 01-23-2023, 08:47 PM
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Hmm I need a more precise way, but thanks for the tips.
A bit excessive on a bard but there's always Goblin Gazughi Ring.
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Old 01-24-2023, 08:58 AM
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From experience, charm duration isn’t exact timing due to server ticks. Just practice outdoors for a bit and you’ll get an intuition/feel for the breaks.

If you have very limited space and it’s critical you don’t get hit I also recommend the cancel/recast of charm - you are then only playing with ~1 second at worst when the mob will run at you. If you don’t already have macros set up, it helps to have a /stopsong, /cast # so you can quickly cycle it and prep to land it right on time.

Once you get in the groove the mob will barely turn to face you by the time your charm lands.
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Old 01-24-2023, 04:31 PM
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I haven't tried this but it might* work... Make a macro that casts charm, pause for 3 sec, then hide and you might get a clean break and recharm...

Personally, I do it manually like so: I will charm, cast 3 songs, wait a sec, then start recharm on mob. Cancel song if charm still not broken and restart song to try and time it. You start to get a hang of it after a while.

Also for the charming pros out there, get a FT1 item for double mana regen.
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Old 01-24-2023, 08:44 PM
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From experience, charm duration isnít exact timing due to server ticks. Just practice outdoors for a bit and youíll get an intuition/feel for the breaks.

If you have very limited space and itís critical you donít get hit I also recommend the cancel/recast of charm - you are then only playing with ~1 second at worst when the mob will run at you. If you donít already have macros set up, it helps to have a /stopsong, /cast # so you can quickly cycle it and prep to land it right on time.

Once you get in the groove the mob will barely turn to face you by the time your charm lands.
What are you breaking charm with in those situations? gaz or song or?
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