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sundevil3sundevil3 Posts: 48 Arc User
Many years ago, I created a pet master character based on a build by KenpoJuJitsu. I'd like to try playing that character again, but that build hasn't been updated since 2013 and I haven't kept up on changes affecting pet master builds. Would this build still be viable today?

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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,402 Arc User
    Pet builds still aren't really welcome in high-end content, but if you plan on doing more casual stuff, then they're fine.

    That build lacks a toggle/form, and seems to be more of a healer. I may re-tune it to make it more versatile w/ AoPM, and keep a Sorcery focus; for example:

    https://aesica.net/co/herocreator.htm?v=30&n=&d=16430nOMSPYT000000M000M801MB03MF00MJ03MH00ML03OI0CMZ03MX04NO01MW05MG01KC040mTQ1Dlt1EqE600000000&e=

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

    Powers
    Level 1: Eldritch Bolts
    Level 1: Tyrannon's Familiar (Rank 2)
    Level 6: Aura of Primal Majesty (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 8: Compassion
    Level 11: Skarn's Bane (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 14: Conjuring
    Level 17: Arcane Vitality (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 20: Will-o'-the-Wisp (Guide, Cursed)
    Level 23: Soul Beam (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 26: Ritual of Primal Summoning (Unbound Ritual)
    Level 29: Command Animals (Rank 2)
    Level 32: Ritual of Radiant Summoning (Rank 2, Unbound Ritual)
    Level 35: Eldritch Shield (Rank 2)
    Level 38: Palliate (Absolve)
    Adv. Points: 34/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6:
    Level 35:

    Specializations
    Presence: Repurpose (3/3)
    Presence: Selfless Ally (2/2)
    Presence: Moment of Glory (3/3)
    Presence: Force of Will (2/2)
    Sentinel: Caregiver (3/3)
    Sentinel: Sentinel Aura (3/3)
    Sentinel: Moment of Need (3/3)
    Sentinel: Genesis (1/2)
    Commander: Evasive Action (1/2)
    Commander: Rapid Response (2/2)
    Commander: Create An Opening (2/2)
    Commander: Multitasker (3/3)
    Commander: Durable (1/3)
    Commander: Savage (1/3)
    Mastery: Commander Mastery (1/1)

    (if leveling w/ it, can get Eld Blast early on, and then re-train out of it latter at the PH)

    Has a compact but sufficient Sorcery dps toolkit (Wisp on cd for debuffs, Skarn's for AoE, Soul Beam for single target). Can heal yourself, pets, or allies a bit w/ Arcane Vit- if needed. AoPM should allow you to be pretty well rounded (for a pet build). Gears mostly for Pres and Con, w/ some Int.
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    <CO docs> .: Petco :. // Base DPS Sheet (older power data) // PSA on Power Activation Delay // Ayonachan's Gift Horse (misc stat data)
    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
  • sundevil3sundevil3 Posts: 48 Arc User
    Thanks, flowcyto!

    Why are pet builds unwelcome in high-end content?
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,402 Arc User
    edited September 2018
    sundevil3 wrote: »
    Why are pet builds unwelcome in high-end content?
    Pet AI is pretty bad; they can hit things not meant to be hit, and that can mess up some fight mechanics. That, and they further crowd melee in large groups, eat up aura slots, and can die to AoE pretty easily. Pet builds can be fine in small-group or solo content, but I generally wouldn't bring them to large-scale content.
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    <CO docs> .: Petco :. // Base DPS Sheet (older power data) // PSA on Power Activation Delay // Ayonachan's Gift Horse (misc stat data)
    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
  • monaahirumonaahiru Posts: 3,069 Arc User
    How about this?
    I fixed my own pet build and tested in some Cosmic fight several times.
    No trouble so far as long as long as I'm not using [Teleiosaurus Pheromones].

    Pet Build Any / Multiple
    v3.29:31

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

    Talents
    Level 1: Divinity (Con: 12, Pre: 12)
    Level 6: Agile (Dex: 8)
    Level 9: Enduring (Con: 8)
    Level 12: Acrobat (Dex: 5, Con: 5)
    Level 15: Intimidating (Pre: 8)
    Level 18: Finesse (Dex: 5, Pre: 5)
    Level 21: Shrug It Off (Con: 5, Pre: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Eldritch Bolts
    Level 1: Aura of Ebon Destruction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 6: Sigils of Destruction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 8: Ebon Void (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Warlock's Blades (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 14: Pyromancer's Blades (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 17: Masterful Dodge
    Level 20: Hydra (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 23: Rebirth
    Level 26: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 29: Imbue
    Level 32: Compassion
    Level 35: Lifedrain (Rank 2, Vampiric Sympathy)
    Level 38: Will-o'-the-Wisp (Guide, Ghost Fire)
    Adv. Points: 36/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6: Teleportation
    Level 35: Superspeed

    Specializations
    Presence: Repurpose (3/3)
    Presence: Selfless Ally (2/2)
    Presence: Moment of Glory (3/3)
    Presence: Force of Will (2/2)
    Commander: Rapid Response (2/2)
    Commander: Create An Opening (2/2)
    Commander: Multitasker (3/3)
    Commander: Savage (3/3)
    Sentinel: Caregiver (3/3)
    Sentinel: Sentinel Aura (3/3)
    Sentinel: Moment of Need (3/3)
    Sentinel: Genesis (1/2)
    Mastery: Commander Mastery (1/1)

    Devices
    Slot 1: Anagogic Aspect
    Slot 2: Cerebro-Stimulator
    Slot 3: Nightmare Generator
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,402 Arc User
    Well, as long as you aren't running into issues w/ the pets yet.. its alright for an AoED Support pet build, though lacking an ally res. Also lacks an EU, though I suppose in Support role you aren't having many energy issues. The build can still be of decent use just by providing AoED, Sent Aura, some debuffs, and AoE Lifedrain heals.
    ________________
    <CO docs> .: Petco :. // Base DPS Sheet (older power data) // PSA on Power Activation Delay // Ayonachan's Gift Horse (misc stat data)
    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
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