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My Melee DPS keeps running out of energy

I'm kinda noobish when it comes to Free Form builds, so bear with me. I need some help with my build; I keep running out of energy, which is the worst! Well, when I'm receiving team buffs during cosmic hunts, my character is fine, but in alerts and stuff, I seem to run out of energy sometimes.

Typically, I apply some shredded debuffs first with Blade Tempest, then kill them with DC. But, I usually run out of energy because I don't crit enough, so I don't receive energy from Form of the Tempest. Please help me. I'm using all vigilante and heroics right now, and am currently working towards Justice gear. Thanks!

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

Talents
Level 1: The Blade (Str: 10, Dex: 10, Rec: 10, End: 8)
Level 6: Acrobat (Dex: 5, Con: 5)
Level 9: Martial Focus (Str: 5, Dex: 5)
Level 12: Physical Conditioning (Str: 5, Con: 5)
Level 15: Relentless (Str: 5, Rec: 5)
Level 18: Impresario (Dex: 5, Rec: 5)
Level 21: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)

Powers
Level 1: Hawk's Talons (advantages)
Level 1: Vorpal Blade (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 6: Intensity (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 8: Form of the Tempest (advantages)
Level 11: Telekinetic Shield (advantages)
Level 14: Ego Surge (Rank 2, Nimble Mind)
Level 17: Unstoppable (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 20: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 23: Bountiful Chi Resurgence (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 26: Dragon's Claws (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 29: Rebirth (advantages)
Level 32: Blade Tempest (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35:
Level 38:
Adv. Points: 32/36

Travel Powers
Level 6: Athletics (advantages)
Level 35: Mach Speed (advantages)

Specializations
Strength: Swole (3/3)
Strength: Physical Peak (2/3)
Strength: Brutality (2/2)
Strength: Juggernaut (3/3)
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: Focused Strikes (3/3)
Vindicator: Modified Gear (2/2)
Mastery: Strength Mastery (1/1)

Comments

  • xcelsior41xcelsior41 Posts: 1,055 Arc User
    I'm kinda noobish when it comes to Free Form builds, so bear with me. I need some help with my build; I keep running out of energy, which is the worst! Well, when I'm receiving team buffs during cosmic hunts, my character is fine, but in alerts and stuff, I seem to run out of energy sometimes.

    Typically, I apply some shredded debuffs first with Blade Tempest, then kill them with DC. But, I usually run out of energy because I don't crit enough, so I don't receive energy from Form of the Tempest. Please help me. I'm using all vigilante and heroics right now, and am currently working towards Justice gear. Thanks!

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

    Talents
    Level 1: The Blade (Str: 10, Dex: 10, Rec: 10, End: 8)
    Level 6: Acrobat (Dex: 5, Con: 5)
    Level 9: Martial Focus (Str: 5, Dex: 5)
    Level 12: Physical Conditioning (Str: 5, Con: 5)
    Level 15: Relentless (Str: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 18: Impresario (Dex: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 21: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Hawk's Talons (advantages)
    Level 1: Vorpal Blade (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 6: Intensity (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 8: Form of the Tempest (advantages)
    Level 11: Telekinetic Shield (advantages)
    Level 14: Ego Surge (Rank 2, Nimble Mind)
    Level 17: Unstoppable (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 20: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 23: Bountiful Chi Resurgence (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 26: Dragon's Claws (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 29: Rebirth (advantages)
    Level 32: Blade Tempest (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 35:
    Level 38:
    Adv. Points: 32/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6: Athletics (advantages)
    Level 35: Mach Speed (advantages)

    Specializations
    Strength: Swole (3/3)
    Strength: Physical Peak (2/3)
    Strength: Brutality (2/2)
    Strength: Juggernaut (3/3)
    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: Focused Strikes (3/3)
    Vindicator: Modified Gear (2/2)
    Mastery: Strength Mastery (1/1)

    Im no expert but I see you don't have an energy unlock. A form helps, but an EU is what fills in the gaps. I'd recommend relentless, and also maybe focus on modding for dex since MA powers are heavily crit based, same thing with blade powers and whatnot.
    Buffing everything to stupid high levels and nerfing everything to piss poor levels yields the same results, but not the same community reactions.

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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 11,803 Arc User
    edited May 2018
    Relentless or Steadfast could work as the EUs here. Could also consider FotTiger as the form if using DC enough, though then you'd prob want more charged attacks in there too (like a charged melee AoE). Regardless, the MA form and Rush (from charging DC) both scale w/ Dex, so having high Dex also helps (and also boosts crit for FotT). You could also max Physical Peak instead of Swole to help w/ energy a little.

    Other misc things:
    - Could add Eviscerate taps (from Bestial SN) to refresh Shredded and any bleeds from Vorpal Blade.
    - ES/NM was nerfed to only work well w/ builds using Ego Leech. I'd prob get LNL, Imbue, or Ice Sheath for your first AO, and then pick of the remaining two if you want a 2nd AO.
    - BCR is a fine self-heal, but it does give a 10% dmg penalty when its up, and you may want to get an Active Defense anyways.
    - You may want to rank the block enhancer (TK Shield).
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  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 4,572 Arc User
    With Unstoppable you could take some quick knock power to generate energy. You could take Force Shield w/ Force Sheathe; that could help.
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  • mafa1inmafa1in Posts: 34 Arc User
    Steadfast is probably going to be enough to solve your energy woes. I'd try adding that before doing anything else, It'll most likely make your problems go away.
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