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Munitions/Lightning Reflexes

Hi Builder Experts,

Many years ago one of my first character was a Lightning Reflexes/Munitions build which I adore. Four years later and with all the changes, I noticed that this toon doesn't dodge as well or hit has hard, so I just respec'd into this build below. Sorry for the old Powerhouse Nullware, but the new Hero Builder doesn't work on my corporate laptop that I'm using.

Is there anything you would recommend I changed to increase the Dodge/Avoidance while optimizing my DPS for a Munitions/Lightning Reflex toon?

Gear: All three JG w/ Avoidance, Dodge, Crit Strike Core/Mods, and rank 6 Munitions Utility core
Cosmic- Secondary Offense w/ rank 5 Crit mod
Onslaught- Secondary Defense w/ Dodge & Avoidance
Distinguish- Secondary Utility w/ rank 5 Dex

Current DEX -716
Con -120ish
Rec- 120ish

Dodge is at 49%
Avoidance is at 88%

Offense 291 - Defense 220ish - Crit chance is at 49%, Crit Severity is at 92%

PowerHouse (Link to this build)


Archetype: Freeform

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

Level 1: The Chiller
Level 6: Agile
Level 9: Acrobat
Level 12: Shooter
Level 15: Accurate
Level 18: Impresario
Level 21: Survival Training

Level 1: Gunslinger
Level 1: Two-Gun Mojo (Rank 2, Close the Gap)
Level 6: Bullet Beatdown (Rank 2, Not Without Incident)
Level 8: Killer Instinct
Level 11: Lock N Load
Level 14: Lead Tempest (Rank 2, Tread Softly)
Level 17: Lightning Reflexes (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 20: Masterful Dodge
Level 23: Bountiful Chi Resurgence (Resurgent Reiki)
Level 26: Resurgence (Rank 2)
Level 29: Parry (Rank 2, The Elusive Monk)
Level 32: Form of the Tempest
Level 35:
Level 38:

Travel Powers:
Level 6: Athletics (Rank 2, Versatility)
Level 35: Hover Disk

Dexterity: Combat Training (3/3)
Dexterity: Brush It Off (2/2)
Dexterity: Evasion (2/2)
Dexterity: Quick Reflexes (3/3)
Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
Vindicator: Focused Strikes (2/3)
Vindicator: Mass Destruction (3/3)
Guardian: Fortified Gear (2/3)
Guardian: Make It Count (3/3)
Guardian: Find the Mark (2/3)
Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
Mastery: Dexterity Mastery (1/1)

I know EGO would be great to gear up but the higher DEX is what gave me the higher Dodge/Avoidance numbers.



  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 10,095 Arc User
    Generally LR builds aren't the best for hybrid dps, just cause rng mitigation isn't as reliable when ur only taking the occasional big hit when there's a proper tank around. Ofc, it can be fine for soloing. off-tanking easier stuff, and/or pvp, so it may also depend on the content ur doing.

    That said, I generally would avoid the dodge/avoid options in Dex PSS, cause they don't scale too well, and you give up some of the best things Dex PSS has for dps (EW and DA). If taking the dodge/avoid stuff over dps, ya mine as well take Con PSS imo (then ya get Adren Rush and knock resist, plus more defense w/ and health the mastery), but ofc this means less dps overall and its still better suited to formal group tanks.

    Anyways, is this mostly gonna be using Bullet Ballet, or the ranged powers? Cause its obv more cohesive to make a full ranged build, but BBallet will restructure the build a bit.

    Here's a ranged Muni + LR build, just for ref:

    (Unnamed Build) - Freeform

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

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

    Level 1: Gunslinger
    Level 1: Burst Shot (Taking Names, Off Your Feet)
    Level 6: Killer Instinct
    Level 8: Lightning Reflexes (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Chilled Form
    Level 14: Bountiful Chi Resurgence (Rank 2, Resurgent Reiki)
    Level 17: Holdout Shot (Stim Pack, Nailed to the Ground)
    Level 20: Lead Tempest (Rank 2, Tread Softly)
    Level 23: Two-Gun Mojo (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 26: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 29: Masterful Dodge
    Level 32: Lock N Load (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 35: Parry (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 38: Rebirth
    Adv. Points: 34/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

    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 (3/3)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (2/3)
    Mastery: Ego Mastery (1/1)

    Has many defensive tools (maybe more than it needs). Can use Ego or Dex PSS to good results for dps (or maybe INT/Dex/Con, as an alternative). This version would gear mostly for Ego, w/ some Con and Rec/End.
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