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gandalesgandales Posts: 340 Arc User
edited December 2013 in Power Discussion
I am playing a bit on the range PA tank concept. I am planning to use reconstruction circuits with minigun, it is supposed to substitute BCR.

I have abandoned looking for dodge or crit, but focusing on def, heal and offense. Is it too risky?

I'm planning on wearing necrull elixir, eruption, pheromones.

Here is the build, do you think it can reach decent damage?:confused:

PowerHouse (Link to this build)

Name:

Archetype: Freeform

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

Talents:
Level 1: The Hero
Level 6: Jack of All Trades
Level 9: Field Ops Training
Level 12: Survival Training
Level 15: Command Training
Level 18: Sniper Training
Level 21: Amazing Stamina

Powers:
Level 1: Power Bolts
Level 1: Invulnerability (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 6: Concentration
Level 8: Energy Shield (Rank 2, Phalanx Defense System)
Level 11: Overdrive
Level 14: Fire All Weapons (Rank 2, Rank 3, Challenging Strikes)
Level 17: Mini Gun (Rank 2, U-238 Rounds, Infrared Guidance System)
Level 20: Lightning Arc (Rank 2, Crippling Challenge)
Level 23: Ego Surge (Nimble Mind)
Level 26: Resurgence (Rank 2)
Level 29: Circle of Primal Dominion (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 32: Reconstruction Circuits (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35: Masterful Dodge
Level 38: Rebirth

Travel Powers:
Level 6: Electric Arc
Level 35: Electro Flight

Specializations:
Constitution: Fuel My Fire (3/3)
Constitution: Resilient (2/2)
Constitution: Quick Healing (3/3)
Constitution: Armored (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: Retribution (2/2)
Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
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  • wrathsoul1wrathsoul1 Posts: 677 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    gandales wrote: »
    I am playing a bit on the range PA tank concept. I am planning to use reconstruction circuits with minigun, it is supposed to substitute BCR.

    I have abandoned looking for dodge or crit, but focusing on def, heal and offense. Is it too risky?

    I'm planning on wearing necrull elixir, eruption, pheromones.

    Here is the build, do you think it can reach decent damage?:confused:

    PowerHouse (Link to this build)

    Name:

    Archetype: Freeform

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

    Talents:
    Level 1: The Hero
    Level 6: Jack of All Trades
    Level 9: Field Ops Training
    Level 12: Survival Training
    Level 15: Command Training
    Level 18: Sniper Training
    Level 21: Amazing Stamina

    Powers:
    Level 1: Power Bolts
    Level 1: Invulnerability (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 6: Concentration
    Level 8: Energy Shield (Rank 2, Phalanx Defense System)
    Level 11: Overdrive
    Level 14: Fire All Weapons (Rank 2, Rank 3, Challenging Strikes)
    Level 17: Mini Gun (Rank 2, U-238 Rounds, Infrared Guidance System)
    Level 20: Lightning Arc (Rank 2, Crippling Challenge)
    Level 23: Ego Surge (Nimble Mind)
    Level 26: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 29: Circle of Primal Dominion (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 32: Reconstruction Circuits (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 35: Masterful Dodge
    Level 38: Rebirth

    Travel Powers:
    Level 6: Electric Arc
    Level 35: Electro Flight

    Specializations:
    Constitution: Fuel My Fire (3/3)
    Constitution: Resilient (2/2)
    Constitution: Quick Healing (3/3)
    Constitution: Armored (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: Retribution (2/2)
    Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)

    So far, so good. I mean, better have a stable offense and defense than gambling for a one-hit KO or a complete damage avoidance.
  • gandalesgandales Posts: 340 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    wrathsoul1 wrote: »
    So far, so good. I mean, better have a stable offense and defense than gambling for a one-hit KO or a complete damage avoidance.

    Thanks,

    I still have dodge/avoidance in gear, but I am thinking if switching to increase defense would be too much.
  • jamesbonnelljamesbonnell Posts: 169 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    Hmm.

    You know that Lightning arc locks you out of your PA toggles, and Reconstruction Circuits, right?

    And you don't have any hand slot powers other than Power Bolts.
  • gandalesgandales Posts: 340 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    Hmm.

    You know that Lightning arc locks you out of your PA toggles, and Reconstruction Circuits, right?

    And you don't have any hand slot powers other than Power Bolts.

    Thanks for the tip,

    It is something to consider. I still need a crippling challenge power. In the hand slot, there are power guantlet and tactical missile, both of them tap/charge. I am fan of mantains but I guess I could deal with one of those. Which do you think is a good alternative to lighting arc?
  • tditstdits Posts: 666 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    gandales wrote: »
    Thanks for the tip,

    It is something to consider. I still need a crippling challenge power. In the hand slot, there are power guantlet and tactical missile, both of them tap/charge. I am fan of mantains but I guess I could deal with one of those. Which do you think is a good alternative to lighting arc?

    They're both solid powers, mine used Tactical Missles though, because the animation on Power Gauntlet made my shoulder pads look funky. As long as you don't have any animation conflicts then you can pick either one and charge spam it.
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  • gandalesgandales Posts: 340 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    tdits wrote: »
    They're both solid powers, mine used Tactical Missles though, because the animation on Power Gauntlet made my shoulder pads look funky. As long as you don't have any animation conflicts then you can pick either one and charge spam it.

    Thanks, I think I will go for power guantlet.

    For gear based, I was thinking of getting

    Primary
    legion: offense health, defense agility or health, utility efficiency

    Secondary: armadillo ones from the Qstore

    My main doubt if I should try stacking some dodge/avoidance from gear or just abandoned those stats in favor of defense/health
  • tditstdits Posts: 666 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    Just slot Impact Prisms into everything.
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  • gandalesgandales Posts: 340 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    tdits wrote: »
    Just slot Impact Prisms into everything.
    I am thinking in getting

    For offense mpact prism or sentinel's broch

    For defense impact prism or growth amulet

    for utility impact prism or gamblers luck.
  • gandalesgandales Posts: 340 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    I have tested a bit at the PH, survival is awesome but I got to test it on a lair. Damage is still low so I think I am going to go for using 3slot(minigun+micromunitions+power guantlet) for damage since energy once is top seems to be manageable. I also dropped ego surge since this build is not for crits, I got immolation instead.

    This is the new build:

    PowerHouse (Link to this build)

    Name: Orgun

    Archetype: Freeform

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

    Talents:
    Level 1: The Hero
    Level 6: Jack of All Trades
    Level 9: Field Ops Training
    Level 12: Survival Training
    Level 15: Command Training
    Level 18: Sniper Training
    Level 21: Amazing Stamina

    Powers:
    Level 1: Power Bolts
    Level 1: Invulnerability (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 6: Concentration
    Level 8: Energy Shield (Rank 2, Phalanx Defense System)
    Level 11: Overdrive
    Level 14: Fire All Weapons (Rank 2, Rank 3, Challenging Strikes)
    Level 17: Mini Gun (Rank 2, U-238 Rounds, Infrared Guidance System)
    Level 20: Power Gauntlet (Rank 2, Crippling Challenge)
    Level 23: Immolation
    Level 26: Resurgence (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 29: Circle of Primal Dominion
    Level 32: Reconstruction Circuits (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 35: Masterful Dodge
    Level 38: Micro Munitions (Rank 2, Alpha Strike)

    Travel Powers:
    Level 6: Electric Arc
    Level 35: Electro Flight

    Specializations:
    Constitution: Fuel My Fire (3/3)
    Constitution: Resilient (2/2)
    Constitution: Quick Healing (3/3)
    Constitution: Armored (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: Retribution (2/2)
    Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
    Mastery: Protector Mastery (1/1)
  • aiqaaiqa Posts: 2,620 Arc User
    edited December 2013
    CS would work better when switched from Fire All Weapons to Micro Munitions.
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