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brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
I was watching TV late in the night, and while switching channels I've noticed one of them was airing that 60s Space Ghost show. That gave me the idea to create a "Space Cop" homage, but since a beam-oriented build is kinda tricky in CO, I figured it would be nice to ask for feedback. That's what I have so far:

Spacefarer - Freeform (Hybrid)
v3.34:32

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

Talents
Level 1: The Scourge (Con: 10, Ego: 10, Rec: 10, End: 8)
Level 6: Ascetic (Con: 5, Ego: 5)
Level 9: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)
Level 12: Daredevil (Ego: 5, End: 5)
Level 15: Field Ops Training (Con: 3, Int: 3, Ego: 3, Rec: 2, End: 2)
Level 18: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
Level 21: Amazing Stamina (Rec: 5, End: 5)

Powers
Level 1: Power Bolts
Level 1: Concentration
Level 6: Overdrive
Level 8: Energy Shield (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 11: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 14: Resurgence (Rank 2)
Level 17: Electric Sheath
Level 20: Power Gauntlet (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 23: Crushing Wave (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 26: Concussor Beam (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 29: Hand Cannon (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 32: Force Cascade (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35: Thundering Return
Level 38: Invulnerability (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Adv. Points: 36/36

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

Specializations
Ego: Mental Endurance (2/3)
Ego: Insight (3/3)
Ego: Follow Through (3/3)
Ego: Sixth Sense (2/3)
Guardian: Fortified Gear (3/3)
Guardian: Ruthless (2/2)
Guardian: Find the Mark (3/3)
Guardian: The Best Defense (2/3)
Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
Vindicator: Focused Strikes (3/3)
Vindicator: Mass Destruction (2/3)
Mastery: Ego Mastery (1/1)

Devices

Right now it's that bread-and-butter "R3 Invul/Con SS" Hybrid build. Since it's at least focused on crushing/particle damage, I was wondering if there's any tuning I could do in order to make it better DPS-oriented, in a way it would be worth to switch to an actual DPS passive.

@flowcyto any suggestions? :p

Comments

  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 11,889 Arc User
    Its up to you if you want to be squishier but do more dps w/ a passive like Targeting Comp in the Ranged dps role, or to just keep the defensive Hybrid approach. Anyways, Concussor Beam and Hand Cannon take up the same PA slot, and if you're going w/ PA then its better to make it more of a committed PA build, as non-slotted PA attacks will be locked out when using those attacks. Other general options are to just make a Force build and/or a non-slotted PA build, but here's an example of a PA slotted beam build:

    (Unnamed Build) - Freeform (Ranged Damage)
    v3.34:32

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

    Talents
    Level 1: The Scourge (Con: 10, Ego: 10, Rec: 10, End: 8)
    Level 6: Daredevil (Ego: 5, End: 5)
    Level 9: Worldly (Ego: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 12: Amazing Stamina (Rec: 5, End: 5)
    Level 15: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 18: Ascetic (Con: 5, Ego: 5)
    Level 21: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Power Bolts
    Level 1: Eye Beam (Rank 2, 20/20 Fission)
    Level 6: Concentration
    Level 8: Targeting Computer (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Overdrive
    Level 14: Chest Laser (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 17: Reconstruction Circuits (Rank 2)
    Level 20: Concussor Beam (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 23: Energy Wave (Reverse Polarity, Recharge)
    Level 26: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 29: Power Conversion (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 32: Energy Shield (Rank 2)
    Level 35: Thundering Return
    Level 38: Implosion Engine (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Adv. Points: 34/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

    Specializations
    Ego: Force of Will (2/2)
    Ego: Insight (3/3)
    Ego: Follow Through (3/3)
    Ego: Sixth Sense (2/3)
    Guardian: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Guardian: Ruthless (2/2)
    Guardian: Find the Mark (3/3)
    Guardian: The Best Defense (2/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Focused Strikes (2/3)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (3/3)

    Energy Wave and/or Implosion Engine can help clump up mobs so you can follow up w/ Chest Laser and Eye Beam's narrow cylinder AoEs. For single-target dps, you ideally want to run all 3 attack toggles, and Power Conversion can help give you energy for that, else you can do okay running two attack toggles (like Eye + Concussor Beams, and then the Chest slot can be used on Recon Circuits as needed). Gears mostly for Ego, w/ some End and Con.
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  • brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
    I'll try both options and see if they fit what I have in mind. Thanks, flowcyto :)
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