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markhawkmanmarkhawkman Posts: 4,550 Arc User
Here's what I've thrown together so far.

Darkness/DPS/heal
EGO/pre/rec

Spec:
Ego
Aggression 2
Insight 3
sixth sense 3
follow through 2

Sentinel
Sentinel Aura 3
caregiver 2
Moment of need 1

Powers:(forgot to write down what the ads are.)
Shadow Bolt
Shadow Blast
Lifedrain
Shadow Embrace
Shade Storm
conviction
seraphim
Shadow Manifestation
Ebon Void

Talents:
The Midnight
Lasting impression
Jack of all trades
showmanship
command training
sniper training
worldly

how's that so far?
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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,713 Arc User
    edited July 9
    Next time, I'd suggest using the HeroCreator, as that also makes editing the build easier for others:
    https://aesica.net/co/herocreator.htm

    Anyways, here's how I'd tweak the build for a Darkness dps/healer (you can swap between Hybrid or Support role if you want to focus more on dps or on healing):

    (Unnamed Build) - Freeform (Any / Multiple)
    v3.34:32

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

    Talents
    Level 1: The Witch (Con: 10, Int: 8, Pre: 10, Rec: 10)
    Level 6: Lasting Impression (Pre: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 9: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 12: Shrug It Off (Con: 5, Pre: 5)
    Level 15: Amazing Stamina (Rec: 5, End: 5)
    Level 18: Prodigy (Pre: 5, End: 5)
    Level 21: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Shadow Bolt
    Level 1: Shadow Blast (Psychotic Break, Devoid)
    Level 6: Shadow Manifestation
    Level 8: Seraphim (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Spirit Reverberation
    Level 14: Shadow Embrace (Rank 2, Draining Shadows)
    Level 17: Lifedrain (Rank 2, Vampiric Sympathy)
    Level 20: Ebon Ruin (Rank 2, Nyctophobia)
    Level 23: Iniquity (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 26: Grasping Shadows (Unyielding Agony, Consumption)
    Level 29: Ebon Void (Rank 2)
    Level 32: Death's Embrace (Pact)
    Level 35: Masterful Dodge
    Level 38: Rebirth
    Adv. Points: 32/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

    Specializations
    Presence: Repurpose (3/3)
    Presence: Selfless Ally (2/2)
    Presence: Moment of Glory (2/3)
    Presence: Force of Will (1/2)
    Presence: Vulnerability (2/2)
    Sentinel: Caregiver (3/3)
    Sentinel: Sentinel Aura (3/3)
    Sentinel: Moment of Need (2/3)
    Sentinel: Wither (2/2)
    Overseer: Administer (3/3)
    Overseer: Ruthless (2/2)
    Overseer: Impact (2/2)
    Overseer: Trapped (3/3)
    Mastery: Sentinel Mastery (1/1)

    For single-target dps, alternates between SBlast and ERuin, while SEmbrace is the main AoE. Grasping Shadows can proc spec debuffs (Vuln, Wither, Trapped, Sent Mastery) and can AoE heal in either case. Lifedrain is good as a filler AoE heal, though I'd still get a normal ally heal like Iniquity that doesn't take an enemy target and proximity to allies. Gears mostly for Pres, w/ some Con and Rec.
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  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Posts: 4,550 Arc User
    Hmm so why not Ego primary? is it because it does more healing with Pre primary?
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  • gulian#8810 gulian Posts: 33 Arc User
    Actually I imagine that would be because of shadow manifestation. It's a form that scales with presence and applies itself upon application of a fear. So you could in doing so stack more damage by way of 1) Your superstat bonus damage, 2) Seraphim (which also increases healing as well as damage, 3) Your form, which will scale with presence. Only problem would be crit and severity, however
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Posts: 4,550 Arc User
    Ah, that makes sense I guess.
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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,713 Arc User
    Yup, Shadow Manifest is a ranged dps toggle/form that scales w/ Pres. So it can be pretty good for builds that can work around the Mental State proc condition (Fear, and other debuffs from TK and TP) and that want to dabble in both dps and support.
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    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
  • markhawkmanmarkhawkman Posts: 4,550 Arc User
    Ah, ok then. So it sort of worked with Ego as primary, just not as well?
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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,713 Arc User
    Yea, Ego PSS can be fine- as long as Pres is SS'd and the gear focus is still w/ Pres when using Shadow Manifest as the toggle/form (and then you'd want 3/3 in 6th Sense for Ego PSS).
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    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
  • koutaguelekoutaguele Posts: 62 Arc User
    edited July 13
    Just a question what change had to be made to the build to be used just like healer/suport build.
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,713 Arc User
    edited July 13
    koutaguele wrote: »
    Just a question what change had to be made to the build to be used just like healer/suport build.
    Well, my build already has most of the basic tools to fill being a healer. Assuming you're using the Support role, you could maybe change the passive to one of the auras that's stronger for allies (since Seraphim is more of a dps-support passive). Else, I'd prob change the toggle to Compassion so you can just focus on healing to manage your toggle (can still focus on Pres, regardless). Imo, much of the shift would rest on changing the playstyle to focus more on healing than dps-ing w/ your combat time (since there's natural limits to doing both, ofc).
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