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Ranged Tank 'Gravity Suit' Build

fudgemonstafudgemonsta Posts: 1,591 Arc User
edited August 2012 in Builds and Roles
Hello peoples. I've been working recently on an alt of mine that I'm having a rather fun time playing, but I'm sitting on level 40 and wondering what I could do with a free retcon to the character. Currently they play rather well, but I was looking for some opinions or suggestions from the community so I can have a decent thematic character.

This character is themed for a sort of 'powered suit' build. Basically ripping chunks out of the earth and flinging them (Earth set.), utilizing powered suit systems (Power Armour set.) and the self defensive systems of the suit (Mystic framework for heals.)

This is my current build :

PowerHouse (Link to this build)

Name: Current Build

Archetype: Freeform

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

Talents:
Level 1: The Mountain
Level 6: Ascetic
Level 9: Negotiator
Level 12: Healthy Mind
Level 15: Professional Athlete
Level 18: Quick Recovery
Level 21: Wordly

Powers:
Level 1: Wield Earth (Faltering Strikes)
Level 1: Tremor (Rank 2)
Level 6: Stone Shot (Rank 2, Challenging Strikes)
Level 8: Regeneration (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 11: Compassion (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 14: Ebon Void (Voracious Darkness)
Level 17: Resurgence (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 20: Fault Line (Rank 2, Rank 3, Challenging Strikes)
Level 23: Fissure (Reconstruct)
Level 26: Unbreakable (Rank 2)
Level 29: Rebirth
Level 32: Energy Wave (Rank 2, Hardened Particle Matrix)
Level 35: Concussor Beam
Level 38: Electric Sheath

Travel Powers:
Level 6: Athletics (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35: Electric Arc

Specializations:
Ego: Mental Endurance (3/3)
Ego: Force of Will (2/2)
Ego: Insight (3/3)
Ego: Aggression (2/2)
Protector: Fortified Gear (3/3)
Protector: Unrelenting (1/2)
Protector: Bulwark (2/2)
Protector: Defensive Expertise (3/3)
Protector: Resolute (1/3)
Guardian: Fortified Gear (3/3)
Guardian: Locus (2/2)
Guardian: Tenacious (2/2)
Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
Mastery: Protector Mastery (1/1)

Currently geared with full Heirloom set.


Running two AD's with the Protector mastery has been working quite well for me in surviving, and with Rebirth I can get back up even after getting beat down. Since Compassion stacks off of self heals, despite saying only ally heals, Regeneration can feed right into it as long as I'm being attacked. I use the Hybrid role to boost the heals I get from it, and with Bulwark my threat generation is much better.

Energy Wave and Concussor Beam were pulled out to fit the powered armour theme of the set. Energy Wave has the nice little defensive shield advantage, and if I can get multiple foes I can easily get a 2k shield for a decent duration, while also knocking foes around me away. Good for getting some breathing room and letting Regeneration put the health ticks back in.

I chose Electric Sheath for an AO mostly because of its energy management, since even with Recovery I'm having trouble with keeping my energy up.

Stone Shot, Fissure, and Fault Line are my main damage powers. I don't make much use of Tremor since it doesn't get the boosted Stagger damage uses as well as being a radial hit and not a line AoE.


I did some work in Powerhouse and came up with this idea for a build.

PowerHouse (Link to this build)

Name: Test Build

Archetype: Freeform

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

Talents:
Level 1: Matter Manipulator
Level 6: Wordly
Level 9: Quick Recovery
Level 12: Ascetic
Level 15: Academics
Level 18: Negotiator
Level 21: Healthy Mind

Powers:
Level 1: Power Bolts
Level 1: Stone Shot
Level 6: Implosion Engine
Level 8: Regeneration (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 11: Compassion
Level 14: Resurgence
Level 17: Unbreakable
Level 20: Energy Wave
Level 23: Plasma Beam (Challenging Strikes)
Level 26: Fissure (Reconstruct)
Level 29: Fault Line
Level 32: Ebon Void (Voracious Darkness)
Level 35:
Level 38:

Travel Powers:
Level 6: Athletics (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35: Electric Arc

Specializations:
Ego: Mental Endurance (3/3)
Ego: Force of Will (2/2)
Ego: Insight (3/3)
Ego: Aggression (2/2)
Protector: Fortified Gear (3/3)
Protector: Bulwark (2/2)
Protector: Defensive Expertise (3/3)
Protector: Resolute (2/3)
Guardian: Fortified Gear (3/3)
Guardian: Locus (2/2)
Guardian: Tenacious (2/2)
Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
Mastery: Protector Mastery (1/1)


Once again, utilizing the Protector mastery and two AD's to try and be self sufficient when it comes to healing and taking damage. The spec tree is basically the same to the original, save removing the snare immunity spec and putting it into Resolute.

I tried to avoid getting Tremor again since I don't use it, and instead opted to grab Implosion Engine for some always welcome DPS boost, as well as its ability to cluster enemies together for the AoE's to hit. I also changed out Concussor Beam for Plasma Beam, since with challenging strikes I should be dealing out a ton of threat as well as hitting all targets in a straight line, hopefully keeping their attention.

As well, I changed out my SS Recovery to Intelligence. Although I haven't tested it yet its purpose is to hopefully balance my energy management with its power discounts as well as its cooldown reductions, reducing the time between the uses of my AD's as well as a few of the powers.

The current advantages are the bare minimums I want in the build. As well, I got two power slots I have no idea what to do with. Feel free to edit it and give me suggestions or ideas if you wish, I'm ready and willing for any ideas you guys got. :biggrin:
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  • chilimac77chilimac77 Posts: 5 Arc User
    edited August 2012
    I like the idea here. Here's what I was thinking. Given your experience playing this, what do you think?

    n=PowerHouse (Link to this build)

    Name:

    Archetype: Freeform

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

    Talents:
    Level 1: The Mountain
    Level 6: Ascetic
    Level 9: Negotiator
    Level 12: Healthy Mind
    Level 15: Professional Athlete
    Level 18: Quick Recovery
    Level 21: Wordly

    Powers:
    Level 1: Infernal Bolts
    Level 1: Stone Shot (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 6: Regeneration (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 8: Compassion (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Ebon Void (Voracious Darkness)
    Level 14: Cave In (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 17: Resurgence (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 20: Fault Line (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 23: Fissure (Rank 2, Reconstruct)
    Level 26: Imbue
    Level 29: Energy Wave (Rank 2, Hardened Particle Matrix)
    Level 32: Unbreakable (Rank 2)
    Level 35: Electric Sheath
    Level 38: Rebirth

    Travel Powers:
    Level 6: Athletics
    Level 35: Swinging

    Specializations:
    Ego: Force of Will (2/2)
    Ego: Insight (1/3)
    Ego: Aggression (2/2)
    Ego: Follow Through (3/3)
    Ego: Sixth Sense (2/3)
    Protector: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Protector: Unrelenting (1/2)
    Protector: Bulwark (2/2)
    Protector: Defensive Expertise (3/3)
    Protector: Resolute (1/3)
    Guardian: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Guardian: Locus (2/2)
    Guardian: Tenacious (2/2)
    Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
    Mastery: Ego Mastery (1/1)
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