test content
What is the Arc Client?
Install Arc

Telepathy CCer/Solo Content Build Help

brfabeirasbrfabeiras Posts: 182 Arc User
Never played as a CCer in game, the need (not sure if it's mandatory) to use two passives wasn't appealing to me at the time. But since I'm interested in creating a TP character, I decided to give it a shot. Here's the build I have so far:

Telepathy Controller - Freeform (Support)
v3.42:34

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

Talents
Level 1: The Tenebrous (Con: 8, Ego: 10, Pre: 10, Rec: 10)
Level 6: Shrug It Off (Con: 5, Pre: 5)
Level 9: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
Level 12: Lasting Impression (Pre: 5, Rec: 5)
Level 15: Survival Training (Dex: 3, Con: 3, Pre: 3, Rec: 2, End: 2)
Level 18: Diplomatic (Int: 5, Pre: 5)
Level 21: Healthy Mind (Con: 5, Int: 5)

Powers
Level 1: Psi Lash
Level 1: Telepathic Reverberation
Level 6: Manipulator
Level 8: Force Shield (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 11: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 14: Resurgence (Rank 2)
Level 17: Ego Surge
Level 20: Fiery Embrace
Level 23: Ego Sleep (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 26: Ego Sprites (Rank 2, Slave Mentality)
Level 29: Mental Storm (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 32: Mind Control (Rank 2, Bewilder)
Level 35: Aura of Primal Majesty (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 38: Mind Drain (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Adv. Points: 36/36

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

Specializations
Presence: Dominion (2/2)
Presence: Grandeur (3/3)
Presence: Moment of Glory (1/3)
Presence: Force of Will (2/2)
Presence: Vulnerability (2/2)
Sentinel: Torment (2/2)
Sentinel: Caregiver (3/3)
Sentinel: Sentinel Aura (3/3)
Sentinel: Wither (2/2)
Overseer: Administer (3/3)
Overseer: Overseer Aura (3/3)
Overseer: Trapped (2/3)
Overseer: Conservation (2/2)
Mastery: Sentinel Mastery (1/1)

The idea is to CC cosmics, while also having decent DPS to solo some contents (I like to solo play a lot). I haven't picked a second passive like Invulnerability, is that really necessary?
Mind Control is for flavor only, and I'm not sure if Mind Drain is good in this situation (I haven't unlocked it yet, so I'll be using Ego Blast for a while).

@flowcyto is this viable? Otherwise I could always try a "debuff healer" approach or something :)

Comments

  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 11,929 Arc User
    edited December 2019
    Here's how I may do it if you want to also have some solo-ability:

    (Unnamed Build) - Freeform (Any / Multiple)
    v3.42:34

    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: Diplomatic (Int: 5, Pre: 5)
    Level 9: Healthy Mind (Con: 5, Int: 5)
    Level 12: Shrug It Off (Con: 5, Pre: 5)
    Level 15: Negotiator (Int: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 18: Lasting Impression (Pre: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 21: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Psi Lash
    Level 1: Ego Blast (Rank 2, Mind Opener, Rude Awakening)
    Level 6: Telepathic Reverberation
    Level 8: Aura of Primal Majesty (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Ego Sleep (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 14: Manipulator
    Level 17: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 20: Mental Storm (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 23: Ego Sprites (Rank 2, Slave Mentality, Challenge!)
    Level 26: Indestructible (Rank 2)
    Level 29: Grasping Shadows (Consumption)
    Level 32: Energy Shield (Rank 2)
    Level 35: Fiery Embrace
    Level 38: Resurrection Serum
    Adv. Points: 32/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

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

    If you find that you are too squishy then you can always change one of the later powers for R3 Invuln, and just pull some ranks from other powers like the blast.

    You'll still have Sprites, R3 Sleep, and 2 AoE holds (charged Mental Storm and Grasping Shadows), but you also can use Ego Blast and the Hybrid role when solo to fare better there. Even w/o CC'ing, you can buff, debuff, and contribute to background healing while peppering in some dmg. Gears mostly for Pres, w/ some Con.
    ________________
    <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!
  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 7,040 Arc User
    edited December 2019
    The reason for a defensive passive is so you can solo pull dogs at kiga phase 2. It's not otherwise needed, and it's technically possible to do it without a defensive passive, just quite challenging.
  • jamesbonnelljamesbonnell Posts: 169 Arc User
    I manage to self-pull P2 on mine with high PRE, AoRP in support mode, MD r3, Bionic Shielding, and a consumable from the VIP lounge that boosts HP. Hybrid mode would work a bit better, but then I have to remember to switch builds.

    For non-AORP chars, though, yeah, I expect most dog CCs have two passives or a LOT of experience...
  • pantagruel01pantagruel01 Posts: 7,040 Arc User
    The other virtue of a defensive passive is that it's handy when being an off-tank in non-cosmic content such as TA or warzone OMs.
Sign In or Register to comment.