Rifle Mastery
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Rifle is a medium-speed ranged style using a long-barreled rifle. Weapon Mastery, introduced in Game Update 36, allows player to perform cross-weapon combos.

Rifle can combo into select One Handed and Dual Pistol attacks.

To unlock Rifle Mastery, players must spend 20 skill points in Rifle tree. Depending on their needs, they should spend skill points on required Statistics for their Power role. Furthermore, they must unlock the next Rifle Combos:

  • Overhead Smash
  • Flamethrower
  • Rolling Barrage
  • Flip Burst

Rifle can be accessed as a Cross-Weapon from the following weapons:

  • Staff
    • Flip Burst Mastery
    • Mortar Mastery

Purchasing Rifle Mastery causes required attacks combos to hit for increased damage. It will also increase critical strike damage and resistance to control effects while using Rifle.

Weapon Mastery Tips

Unlocking as much weapon mastery as you can will grant you access to the Weapon Mastery Points which require you to spend 21 skill points in that weapon tree.

We suggest you to focus on your Main Weapon tree (Rifle) and both Cross-Weapons’s tree (One Handed & Dual Pistols).

Cross-Weapon Combos

Using a super power at the moment Cross-Weapon Combos impact will increase the super power’s chance to crit by 360% and its critical damage significantly.

On healer, tank, and control role, using a super power at the moment Cross-Weapon Combos impact will decrease the super power’s Power cost.

One Handed Mastery Combos
Flurry Mastery (Recommended) Air Lunch Mastery (Recommended)
 rifle_wm_combo1  rifle_wm_combo2
Dual Pistol Mastery Combos
Full Auto Mastery (Optional) Slip Shot Mastery (Recommended)
 rifle_wm_combo3 rifle_wm_combo4

Rifle Statistics

rifle Total Point x1 Point x3 Point x6 WM Point x3
Precision 93  18 75
Might 85  10 75
Health 210  15  45 150
Defense / Toughness
Dominance 33 12 21
Vitalization 43  4  15 24
Power 111 36 75
Restoration 135 3 42 90
Critical Attack Chance  3%  3%
Critical Attack Damage
Power Heal Critical 1% On the third point of Vitalization
Critical Healing Chance 3%  3%
Critical Healing Magnitude

Unlocking Rifle points for Roles

Players must spend at least 20 skill points in Rifle tree to unlock the Weapon Mastery; so depending on their role, they can spend their skill points in this way.

First of all, unlock recommended Rifle Combos:

  • Rifle Weapon Proficiency – 1 skill point
  • Rolling Barrage – 1 skill point
  • Flip Burst – 1 skill point
  • Flamethrower – 1 skill point
  • Mortar – 1 skill point
  • Overhead Smash – 1 skill point

DPS Role

  • Critical Attack Chance (1% per point): 3 skill points
  • Precision (+3 per point): 6 skill points
  • Health (+15 per point): 3 skill points
  • Power (+6 per point): 2 skill points
  • Might / Precision: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Control Role

  • Vitalization  / Power Heal Crit (+5 per point / 1%): 3 skill points
  • Dominance (+2 per point): 6 skill points
  • Power (+6 per point): 5 skill points
  • Power / Vitalization: Weapon Mastery Points x3
  • Health / Dominance: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Healer Role

  • Critical Healing Chance (1% per point): Points x3
  • Health (+15 per point): 3 skill points
  • Restoration (+7 per point): 6 skill points
  • Power (+6 per point): 2 skill points
  • Restoration: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Tank Role

  • Health (+15 per point): 3 skill points
  • Critical Healing Chance (1% per point): Points x3
  • Dominance (+2 per point): 6 skill points
  • Restoration (+7 per point): 2 skill points
  • Health / Dominance: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Rifle and Cross-Weapon Statistics

Total bow one handed dualpistols
Precision 289 93 98 98
Might 255 85 85 85
Health 597 210 195 192
Defense / Toughness 30  30
Dominance 99 33 33 33
Vitalization 125 43 39 43
Power 333 111 111 111
Restoration 366 135 138 93
Critical Attack Chance 3%  3%
Critical Attack Damage 24% 12% 12%
Power Heal Critical 3%  1% 1% 1%
Critical Healing Chance 3%  3%
Critical Healing Magnitude 24% 12%  12%

3 comments on “Rifle Mastery
  1. Does HL DPS look great with rifle?Idk what weapon i should take.

  2. Is the mortar mastery + weapon of destiny better for sorcery than the explosive shot mastery from hb + weapon of destiny?
    I currently have hb, but I’m torn between mortar mastery (staff) and arrow storm mastery (dual wield) for it’s speed and great aoe damage?
    I feel that explosive shot is too slow.

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Bryan, Mortar Mastery is way better than Explosive Shot, it deals very good damage to multiple targets at the same time faster than Explosive Shot. I personally recommend you 🙂

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