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brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
I have this force-themed character, but I'm kinda lost on how to build around Force Cascade. I know Energy Forms are bad with it, so AoPM is my main passive choice so far. No clue what SS should I pick, tho.

@flowcyto FC builds are still viable?

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  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 4,629 Arc User
    Here's a dual passive build I use (just had to keep PFF in there). Due to the knock generated energy from using Unstoppable he can spam FC until well after the cows have come home.

    You could take out PFF (and Field Surge and then take MD and save some points) and add in Force Blast and go the Avenger + Vindicator route using Preemptive Strike.

    Professor Futureman 2
    v2.4.2-29

    Super Stats
    Level 6: Ego (Primary)
    Level 10: Recovery (Secondary)
    Level 15: Endurance (Secondary)

    Talents
    Level 1: The Psychokinetic (Dex: 10, Ego: 10, Rec: 10, End: 8)
    Level 6: Worldly (Ego: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 9: Daredevil (Ego: 5, End: 5)
    Level 12: Amazing Stamina (Rec: 5, End: 5)
    Level 15: Impresario (Dex: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 18: Accurate (Dex: 5, End: 5)
    Level 21: Shooter (Dex: 5, Ego: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Force Bolts (advantages)
    Level 1: Protection Field (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 6: Force Shield (Rank 2, Rank 3, Force Sheathe)
    Level 8: Personal Force Field (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Concentration (advantages)
    Level 14: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 17: Molecular Self-Assembly
    Level 20: Field Surge (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 23: Force Cascade (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 26: Force Geyser (advantages)
    Level 29: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 32: Imbue (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 35: Burst Shot (advantages)
    Level 38: Unstoppable (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Adv. Points: 36/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6: Jet Boots (Rank 2)
    Level 35: Displacement Superspeed (advantages)

    Specializations
    Ego: Force of Will (2/2)
    Ego: Insight (3/3)
    Ego: Follow Through (3/3)
    Guardian: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Guardian: Ruthless (2/2)
    Guardian: Find the Mark (2/3)
    Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Modified Gear (2/2)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (3/3)
    Mastery: Ego Mastery (1/1)
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  • brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
    Interesting, I would never think on Unstoppable. If I wanted to add Con as SS, I should replace it for what SS? Ego?
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 11,911 Arc User
    edited July 2018
    I would prob go the Avenger route, that alternates between the blast and FC. Its a bit easier on energy stats than just outright spamming FC:

    https://aesica.net/co/herocreator.htm?v=29&n=&d=14780cTUaHKL000000910031038D00JB03K5038J057G003E0B3801ON0137078O011L003I012WAL43Oy3UbT

    Super Stats
    Level 6: Intelligence (Primary)
    Level 10: Recovery (Secondary)
    Level 15: Endurance (Secondary)

    Talents
    Level 1: The Squall (Dex: 8, Ego: 10, Rec: 10, End: 10)
    Level 6: Negotiator (Int: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 9: Investigator (Int: 5, End: 5)
    Level 12: Amazing Stamina (Rec: 5, End: 5)
    Level 15: Coordinated (Dex: 5, Int: 5)
    Level 18: Impresario (Dex: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 21: Accurate (Dex: 5, End: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Power Bolts (advantages)
    Level 1: Force Blast (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 6: Concentration (advantages)
    Level 8: Unstoppable (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 14: Frag Grenade (Rank 2, Cuts and Scrapes)
    Level 17: Molecular Self-Assembly
    Level 20: Force Cascade (Rank 2, Rank 3, Accelerated Metabolism)
    Level 23: Force Geyser (Rank 2)
    Level 26: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 29: Force Shield (Rank 2, Rank 3, Force Sheathe)
    Level 32: Lock N Load (Rank 2)
    Level 35: Thundering Return (advantages)
    Level 38: Gravity Driver (Rank 2)
    Adv. Points: 34/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

    Specializations
    Intelligence: Preparation (2/2)
    Intelligence: Enlightened (3/3)
    Intelligence: Detect Vulnerability (3/3)
    Intelligence: Expertise (2/2)
    Avenger: Ruthless (2/2)
    Avenger: Round 'em Up (3/3)
    Avenger: Offensive Expertise (2/2)
    Avenger: Preemptive Strike (3/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Focused Strikes (2/3)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (3/3)
    Mastery: Intelligence Mastery (1/1)

    Can use Frag Nade if w/in 50ft for the debuff and dps boost, and use Geyser if further out to proc MSA. Gears mostly for Int, w/ some Rec and End (maxHP on gear can help make up for low health).
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  • brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
    Thanks both for the help, I'll test it at the PH :)
  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 4,629 Arc User
    It's not quite intuitive, is it, but it works great. If you handle FC well you don't really need con. I scatter my enemies all over the map and then pick them off as they come back in, those that survive the initial hit that is.
    brfabeiras wrote: »
    Interesting, I would never think on Unstoppable. If I wanted to add Con as SS, I should replace it for what SS? Ego?

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  • warcanchwarcanch Posts: 837 Arc User
    Can also swap Frag gren w/ advs for Burst shot + no adv pts. Burst shot tap applies Armor piercing. And, if you have invisible weapons, it just fires from your fists.​​
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  • brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
    jaazaniah1 wrote: »
    It's not quite intuitive, is it, but it works great. If you handle FC well you don't really need con. I scatter my enemies all over the map and then pick them off as they come back in, those that survive the initial hit that is.

    Yeah, that makes sense, I'll try without Con :)
    warcanch wrote: »
    Can also swap Frag gren w/ advs for Burst shot + no adv pts. Burst shot tap applies Armor piercing. And, if you have invisible weapons, it just fires from your fists.​​

    Good point, this way I don't deviate from the force-theme, thanks!
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