Toggle PA help

I want to make a build centered around Concussor Beam and Eye Beam toggles, but a good PA build has always been a bridge too far for me. The concept is basically Doctor Doom minus his magic abilities. I've listed other powers that I think would work below, but otherwise I'm at a total loss. Any help is greatly appreciated.


(Unnamed Build) - Freeform
v2.2.3-24

Super Stats
Level 6:
Level 10:
Level 15:

Talents
Level 1:
Level 6:
Level 9:
Level 12:
Level 15:
Level 18:
Level 21:

Powers
Level 1: Power Bolts
Level 1: Power Gauntlet (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 6: Concussor Beam (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 8: Eye Beam (Rank 2, 20/20 Fission)
Level 11: Targeting Computer (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 14: Overdrive
Level 17: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 20: Resurgence (Rank 2)
Level 23: Lock N Load
Level 26: Energy Wave (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 29: Concentration
Level 32: Force Shield (Rank 2, Force Sheathe)
Level 35:
Level 38: Rebirth
Adv. Points: 29/36

Travel Powers
Level 6:
Level 35:

Specializations

Comments

  • spinnytop
    spinnytop Posts: 16,450 Arc User
    You'll want a chest slot. Chest Laser would probably work best for your theme. Also I would swap Conviction out for Reconstruction Circuits - having to interrupt your maintains to use conviction sounds like a drag.
  • avianos
    avianos Posts: 5,582 Arc User
    edited August 2017
    Conviction is HORRIBLE here, big NO NO for a PA build
    Reconstruction Circuits is already a better theme build for PA due to how stong and restricted is with its own set

    If you want more self heals use Restoration power and/or Bionic shielding

    Go EGO primary and END secondary with some REC from Talents
    EGO primary for Damage, Defensive bonuses and Cost Discount specs
    END because Overdrive fuels for it and PA Needs it

    You may want to add Chest Laser* as Foxi said


    Here is a PA Laser DPS
    Laser Beam DPS
    v2.2.3-24

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

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

    Powers
    Level 1: Power Bolts
    Level 1: Eye Beam (Rank 2, 20/20 Fission)
    Level 6: Overdrive
    Level 8: Concussor Beam (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Chest Laser (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 14: Targeting Computer (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 17: Concentration
    Level 20: Neuroelectric Pulse (Recharge)
    Level 23: Lock N Load
    Level 26: Force Shield (Force Sheathe)
    Level 29: Reconstruction Circuits (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 32: Bionic Shielding (Rank 2)
    Level 35:
    Level 38:
    Adv. Points: 25/36

    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 (2/3)
    Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Focused Strikes (2/3)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (3/3)
    Mastery: Ego Mastery (1/1)​​
    Post edited by avianos on
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  • flowcyto
    flowcyto Posts: 12,117 Arc User
    edited August 2017
    Avianos' edit looks pretty good. You may still have energy issues when running all 3 attack toggles at once, and for that you may want to consider taking CoAP, but that also somewhat depends on gear/stats.
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  • ericrightshow82
    ericrightshow82 Posts: 549 Arc User
    This build looks great, thank you everyone! Couple questions, are non toggle PA powers still viable? (I really like EW, for example.) And how should I gear, statwise? My guess would be tons of endurance, but PA is new territory for me.
  • flowcyto
    flowcyto Posts: 12,117 Arc User
    If you want to use something like EWave for its utility, then go ahead. You can also make a fully non-toggle PA build, but its dps potential isn't very strong vs. toggle-based PA's.
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  • ericrightshow82
    ericrightshow82 Posts: 549 Arc User
    Question, would it be a good idea to take Accelerated Metabolism for a build like this?
  • pantagruel01
    pantagruel01 Posts: 7,091 Arc User

    Question, would it be a good idea to take Accelerated Metabolism for a build like this?

    Accelerated metabolism has an internal cooldown of something like 20s that is shared between all powers that have it, making it pretty marginal in general, but putting it on one power might be slightly useful.
  • ericrightshow82
    ericrightshow82 Posts: 549 Arc User
    Meh. Doesn't sound like it's worth the points. Thank you!
  • mcgarnackle
    mcgarnackle Posts: 23 Arc User
    Here's the build I use on my two PA characters (Revenger and Battlesaurus Wrecks, although I use Double Wrist Rockets, MiniGun and Chest Laser). They are both fully Justice geared and have OV gear for secondaries (Sniper gloves for group stuff and defender for soloing) and have absolutely 0 energy issues due to End SS and Dark Transfusion.

    I am not sure if you are levelling up or not so I didn't really slot the powers in the levels I'd pick them. The build is very durable, even without a spot heal, and puts out respectable DPS. I fill the heal gaps with Necrulitic Elixir and Rejuvenating Formulas from QWZ.

    Also, you'll have 1 extra advantage for whatever (probably just toss it in as accelerated metabolism) that I use for infrared guidance system on Minigun in my build.



    (Unnamed Build) - Freeform
    v2.2.3-24

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

    Talents
    Level 1: The Void (Con: 10, End: 10, Dex: 8, Ego: 10)
    Level 6: Enduring (Con: 8)
    Level 9: Energetic (End: 8)
    Level 12: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)
    Level 15: Ascetic (Con: 5, Ego: 5)
    Level 18: Daredevil (Ego: 5, End: 5)
    Level 21: Field Ops Training (Con: 3, Int: 3, Ego: 3, Rec: 2, End: 2)

    Powers
    Level 1: Power Bolts
    Level 1: Overdrive
    Level 6: Concentration
    Level 8: Force Shield (Rank 2, Force Sheathe)
    Level 11: Eye Beam (Rank 2, 20/20 Fission)
    Level 14: Resurgence (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 17: Masterful Dodge
    Level 20: Unbreakable
    Level 23: Lock N Load (Rank 2)
    Level 26: Concussor Beam (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 29: Chest Laser (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 32: Electric Sheath (Matter – Energy Union)
    Level 35: Dark Transfusion (Rank 2, Blood Sacrifice)
    Level 38: Targeting Computer (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Adv. Points: 35/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6: Mach Speed (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 35: Jet Pack (Rank 2, Rank 3)

    Specializations
    Ego: Force of Will (2/2)
    Ego: Insight (2/3)
    Ego: Aggression (1/2)
    Ego: Follow Through (3/3)
    Ego: Sixth Sense (2/3)
    Guardian: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Guardian: Locus (2/2)
    Guardian: Ruthless (2/2)
    Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Focused Strikes (2/3)
    Vindicator: Modified Gear (1/2)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (2/3)