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akaara1akaara1 Posts: 169 Arc User
Is HW a tank build or can it be a decent DPS build? I can retcon into it at level 40. The new Thor's hammer would be cool to have a build similar to Thor. Thanks.

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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,414 Arc User
    The powerset can be used well for either. Do you want a dps build or a tank build?
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  • akaara1akaara1 Posts: 169 Arc User
    DPS.. thor like
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,414 Arc User
    Okay, here's a dps HW build that should fit:

    (Unnamed Build) - Freeform
    v2.3.2-26

    Super Stats
    Level 6: Strength (Primary)
    Level 10: Endurance (Secondary)
    Level 15: Constitution (Secondary)

    Talents
    Level 1: The Devastator (Str: 10, Con: 10, Rec: 10, End: 8)
    Level 6: Physical Conditioning (Str: 5, Con: 5)
    Level 9: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)
    Level 12: Bodybuilder (Str: 5, End: 5)
    Level 15: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 18: Relentless (Str: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 21: Amazing Stamina (Rec: 5, End: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Bludgeon
    Level 1: Eruption (Rank 2, Magma Burst)
    Level 6: Unstoppable (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 8: Enrage (Endorphin Rush)
    Level 11: Thermal Reverberation
    Level 14: Arc of Ruin (No Quarter, Wildfire)
    Level 17: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 20: Skullcrusher (Rank 2, Rank 3, Put Them Down)
    Level 23: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 26: Brimstone (Rank 2, Aftershock)
    Level 29: Decimate
    Level 32: Guard (Rank 2)
    Level 35: Aggressor (Rank 2)
    Level 38: Rebirth
    Adv. Points: 33/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

    Specializations
    Strength: Swole (2/3)
    Strength: Physical Peak (3/3)
    Strength: Brutality (2/2)
    Strength: Juggernaut (2/3)
    Strength: Overpower (1/3)
    Warden: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Warden: Ruthless (2/2)
    Warden: Upper Hand (2/3)
    Warden: The Best Defense (3/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Offensive Expertise (2/2)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (3/3)
    Mastery: Strength Mastery (1/1)

    Doesn't get its first real spammable attack till lvl 15, so its not an early leveling build (can take Cleave early on instead). Eruption puts up Clinging Flames to proc TReverb, and Arc of Ruin can be tapped for its debuff and to refresh Clinging Flames. Brimstone can be ur main AoE (can charge it anytime to proc TReverb, as it leaves a flashfire patch) and Skullcrusher ur main single target dps. Technically, Brimstone isn't strictly needed, and Annihilate is a bit better ST dps than Skullcrucher, but I figured those two attacks would be more thematic to use instead. Gears mostly for Str, w/ some Con and End/Rec.
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  • akaara1akaara1 Posts: 169 Arc User
    thanks your awesome. I can full retcon into level 40.
  • snikliw#3838 snikliw Posts: 19 Arc User
    You cant take Eruption at level 1 it is Cleave. Eruption is level 6 only.
  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 6,115 Arc User

    You cant take Eruption at level 1 it is Cleave. Eruption is level 6 only.

    You take cleave at level 1, then at level 6 you retcon out of it.
  • snikliw#3838 snikliw Posts: 19 Arc User
    So I have to buy a Retcon token for that?
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,414 Arc User

    You cant take Eruption at level 1 it is Cleave. Eruption is level 6 only.

    You can take a t1 power in the 2nd power slot as long as you have an energy builder from that same powerset- just not during character creation cause they only allow you to pick from t0 powers then (energy builders and combos/blasts, mostly). You can retrain at the first PH you encounter and fix that. I already suggested to take Cleave if leveling early on, so its not like that'd really matter here anyways.
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  • snikliw#3838 snikliw Posts: 19 Arc User
    Much appreciated! Sadly my eyesight is not what it used to be... Thank you so much
  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 6,115 Arc User

    So I have to buy a Retcon token for that?

    Retcon is free the first time you go into the powerhouse at level 6, but even if not, the cost of retcon varies with level and with the number of power slots you're going back, at level 6 it would only be a few N.
  • akaara1akaara1 Posts: 169 Arc User
    this is a fun build... I like it
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,414 Arc User

    Much appreciated! Sadly my eyesight is not what it used to be... Thank you so much

    yea, no problem man

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    akaara1: glad you like the build

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  • xkagearashixxkagearashix Posts: 378 Arc User
    i was looking at this build, and something seemed off to me for the OP's request... the OP asked for a Thor like build, Thor is the God of Thunder, but I see know electricity powers, only HW and Fire, which I was considering attempting a Thor-like build, but was having trouble coming up with a HW/Elec build
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,414 Arc User
    Revamped HW is more or less a set that pairs well well w/ Fire. Can still make other mixes, its just not going to be as efficient:

    (Unnamed Build) - Freeform
    v2.3.2-26

    Super Stats
    Level 6: Strength (Primary)
    Level 10: Constitution (Secondary)
    Level 15: Recovery (Secondary)

    Talents
    Level 1: The Devastator (Str: 10, Con: 10, Rec: 10, End: 8)
    Level 6: Paramilitary Training (Str: 3, Con: 3, Rec: 3, End: 3)
    Level 9: Physical Conditioning (Str: 5, Con: 5)
    Level 12: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 15: Relentless (Str: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 18: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)
    Level 21: Bodybuilder (Str: 5, End: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Electric Bolt
    Level 1: Cleave (Rank 2, Rampant)
    Level 6: Unstoppable (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 8: Enrage (Endorphin Rush)
    Level 11: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 14: Ball Lightning (Triplicity)
    Level 17: Ionic Reverberation
    Level 20: Storm Summoner (Rank 2, Squall)
    Level 23: Skullcrusher (Rank 2, Rank 3, Put Them Down)
    Level 26: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 29: Electrical Siphon (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 32: Guard (Rank 2)
    Level 35: Imbue
    Level 38: Rebirth
    Adv. Points: 33/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

    Specializations
    Strength: Swole (2/3)
    Strength: Physical Peak (3/3)
    Strength: Brutality (2/2)
    Strength: Juggernaut (2/3)
    Strength: Overpower (1/3)
    Warden: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Warden: Ruthless (2/2)
    Warden: Upper Hand (2/3)
    Warden: The Best Defense (3/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Offensive Expertise (2/2)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (3/3)
    Mastery: Strength Mastery (1/1)

    Storm Summoner could be replaced w/ Sparkstorm, if you like. Pretty much have to keep Ball Lit up for the EU, plus it helps apply NI for Elec Siphon's heal. Gears mostly for Str, w/ some Con and Rec/End.
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    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
  • xkagearashixxkagearashix Posts: 378 Arc User
    is this a tank or dps build?
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,414 Arc User
    edited November 2017
    dps build. For a tank build you'd want a defensive passive, Challenge advs, and more gearing for Con- generally.
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    <CO docs> .: Petco :. // Base DPS Sheet (older power data) // PSA on Power Activation Delay // Ayonachan's Gift Horse (misc stat data)
    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
  • spinnytopspinnytop Posts: 14,958 Arc User
    Shouldn't you replace Skullcrusher with either Annihilate or Skewer? Last I remember both of those put out much better damage numbers.
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,414 Arc User
    Already mentioned this in the other build, but yea if you want, use Annihilate for better dps. I just figured Skullcrusher looks more fitting here.
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    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
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