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brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
I was trying to create a pure Force DPS, but it felt kinda clunky, so I decided to change to a utility path, with shields and IDF to aid during cosmics.
I came up with this, but I'm not sure if it's a viable (or even useful) choice:

Any / Multiple
v3.31:32

Super Stats
Level 6:
Level 10:
Level 15:

Talents
Level 1:
Level 6:
Level 9:
Level 12:
Level 15:
Level 18:
Level 21:

Powers
Level 1: Force Bolts
Level 1: Force Shield (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 6: Gravity Driver (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 8: Molecular Self-Assembly
Level 11: Imbue
Level 14: Resurgence (Rank 2)
Level 17: Masterful Dodge
Level 20: Inertial Dampening Field (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 23: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 26: Redirected Force (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 29: Mindful Reinforcement (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 32: Force Cascade (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35: Aura of Primal Majesty (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 38: Thundering Return
Adv. Points: 36/36

Travel Powers
Level 6: Stoic Flight (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35: Teleportation

Specializations

I'm not sure about stats either... would Presence improve my shield strength? Should I go to a EGO/DEX/CON route with Wardicator talents?

@flowcyto what do you think? :)

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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 11,889 Arc User
    edited April 2019
    IDF doesn't tend to scale very well, and you may not have the energy to sustain Redirected Force for long periods of time. Pres' bonus heal would affect Protection Field or Mindful Reinforcement here (as well as Conviction ofc), but not IDF directly (only via being an SS), nor Resurgence (%health based). You'd want a Pres focus for a strong ally aura anyways, though AoPM will very likely already be given by another support. The build may also have issues using FC heavily, given its cost.

    I'm not sure how you'd plan on playing this, but either way I may still have a more direct way of ally healing in there (via Iniquity, or w/e), and the build has no ally res powers atm.
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  • brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
    My idea was a hybrid build, with ok DPS using FC and some utility with shields and Redirected Force.

    Looking at it again, it might be better if I actually focus on something (DPS or Healing), right? Is there any healing build with shields? Or at least one that uses FC just for theme?

    If not, I'll go check a FC DPS build in the forums :p
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 11,889 Arc User
    edited April 2019
    Well, if you mean hybrid as the role, then you don't generally want to bring a Hybrid aura to cosmics anyways. You can ofc make a support build centered around using bubbles (like Protection Field) for pre-mitigation, but I'd still have a normal ally heal in there, as well as the usual healer kit like reses. If you wanted a more debuff oriented route, I'd generally not get Force's containment fields, but you could get Ego Hold in TP and re-color it for the visual.

    FC is going to be tough to accommodate regardless, though in general AoPM or AoAC builds will have an easier time of it (as will dps builds using Unstoppable + Rec for the knock energy). Here's an example of a Force-styled healer:

    https://aesica.net/co/herocreator.htm?v=32&n=&d=16430nOMSQZU000000300031033603MB03K505K403K8003E037G003707KB05ER00OQ0000000mTO1Dlt029160000000000&e=

    Super Stats
    Level 6: Presence (Primary)
    Level 10: Intelligence (Secondary)
    Level 15: Constitution (Secondary)

    Talents
    Level 1: The Witch (Con: 10, Int: 8, Pre: 10, Rec: 10)
    Level 6: Shrug It Off (Con: 5, Pre: 5)
    Level 9: Healthy Mind (Con: 5, Int: 5)
    Level 12: Diplomatic (Int: 5, Pre: 5)
    Level 15: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)
    Level 18: Prodigy (Pre: 5, End: 5)
    Level 21: Investigator (Int: 5, End: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Force Bolts
    Level 1: Force Blast (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 6: Protection Field (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 8: Aura of Primal Majesty (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Conviction (Rank 2, Reverence)
    Level 14: Iniquity (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 17: Compassion
    Level 20: Force Cascade (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 23: Molecular Self-Assembly
    Level 26: Force Shield (Rank 2, Rank 3, Force Sheathe)
    Level 29: Redemption (Rank 2, Salvation)
    Level 32: Masterful Dodge
    Level 35: Rebirth
    Level 38:
    Adv. Points: 33/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

    Specializations
    Presence: Repurpose (3/3)
    Presence: Selfless Ally (2/2)
    Presence: Moment of Glory (3/3)
    Presence: Force of Will (2/2)
    Sentinel: Caregiver (3/3)
    Sentinel: Sentinel Aura (3/3)
    Sentinel: Moment of Need (3/3)
    Sentinel: Genesis (1/2)
    Sentry: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Sentry: Precise (3/3)
    Sentry: Sentry Aura (3/3)
    Sentry: Fortify (1/2)
    Mastery: Presence Mastery (1/1)

    Conviction is the only short cd MSA trigger here, but its good enough on its own for that (you'll want to use it more often anyways, since Compassion can't proc from passive effects now). You can still throw out FC if energy is high (otherwise Force Blast is a cheap filler attack), though I may get something like TK Burst (recolored) for a cheaper spammable AoE- but its up to you. Last power can also be w/e ya want. Gear focus is mostly for Pres here, but you can get some Int and Con if you want.
    ________________
    <CO stuff> .: Petco :. // PSA on Power Activation Delay // Ayonachan's Gift Horse (misc stat data)
    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
  • brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
    Thanks a lot of the help! I'll test it at PH :)
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