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andondarkmoreandondarkmore Posts: 445 Arc User
With the Darkness pass I am looking for ways to improve my Darkness DPSer.

Does Alerts (Vigilance) / Events and the occasional cosmic / Rampage

At the moment here is my build


RAVEN Any / Multiple
v3.29:31

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

Talents
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)

Powers
Level 1: Shadow Bolt
Level 1: Shadow Blast (Rank 2, Psychotic Break)
Level 6: Shadow Form (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 8: Concentration
Level 11: Spirit Reverberation
Level 14: Soul Vortex (Rank 2, Soul Drain)
Level 17: Imbue
Level 20: Ebon Ruin (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 23: Shade Storm (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 26: Ebon Void (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 29: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 32: Resurgence (Rank 2)
Level 35: Rebirth
Level 38: Shadow Embrace (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Adv. Points: 36/36

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

Specializations
Ego: Force of Will (2/2)
Ego: Insight (3/3)
Ego: Follow Through (3/3)
Ego: Sixth Sense (2/3)
Avenger: Ruthless (2/2)
Avenger: Round 'em Up (3/3)
Avenger: Surprise Attack (2/2)
Avenger: Preemptive Strike (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)

Devices

Looking for high damage without being a glass canon.

Thanks

Comments

  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,820 Arc User
    edited February 20
    I assume you don't want to use the new Darkness toggle and thus gear for Pres mainly (would be less dps, but more bonus heal). If you also don't want to re-gear in general then you can stick w/ Conc or Chilled From as the toggle for now and be fine.

    Here's a basic template for Darkness dps, using Conc/Ego and NW as the passive (obv Shadow Form works fine and has some diff 2ndary effects, but for pure dps NW can be better for single targets due to ERuin being a long charge):

    https://aesica.net/co/herocreator.htm?v=31&n=&d=15730bNPWQXa000000L000L10CLB00BC036500L30HK503LH05LE0eON01L9018O012Q0000000ckr3BIR2MGB50000000000&e=

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

    Talents
    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)

    Powers
    Level 1: Shadow Bolt
    Level 1: Shadow Blast (Psychotic Break, Devoid)
    Level 6: Spirit Reverberation
    Level 8: Night Warrior (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 11: Concentration
    Level 14: Shadow Embrace (Rank 2, Draining Shadows)
    Level 17: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 20: Ebon Ruin (Rank 2, Nyctophobia)
    Level 23: Dimensional Collapse (Glimpse of the Abyss, Lingering Darkness)
    Level 26: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 29: Ebon Void (Rank 2)
    Level 32: Lock N Load (Rank 2)
    Level 35: Fiery Embrace
    Level 38:
    Adv. Points: 30/36

    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 (3/3)
    Guardian: The Best Defense (2/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Focused Strikes (3/3)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (2/3)
    Mastery: Ego Mastery (1/1)

    Ideal ST rotation is to put up Devoid w/ charged SBlast, then use Dimensional Collapse on cd while charging ERuin as your main filler. AoE could be SEmbrace or Shade Storm (SEmbrace has a nice self-heal adv now, but Shade Storm is higher base dps), though I prob wouldn't get both as that's a bit redundant. Can also charge SBlast on Feared targets for a stun, if you want. Gears mostly for Ego, w/ some Con and Rec.

    You can add other things, like Lifedrain, Summon Shadows, another AO, an Ult, a threat wipe, SEruption w/ advs, Soul Vortex, Grapsing Shadows w/ heal adv, Ebon Rift w/ advs, etc.. There's many decent options; just depends on what else you value.
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  • jaazaniah1jaazaniah1 Posts: 3,238 Arc User
    Just curious. What the health return on Shadow Embrace like vs. Life Drain?
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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 9,820 Arc User
    edited February 20
    Well, for me, the base heal per tick at R1 LD is ~108, while SEmbrace's adv is ~36 per target and tick, which equalizes to R1 LD at around 3 targets hit. Ofc, LD also can heal allies w/ its adv and can further rank up the heal amount, and SE has other functions as an AoE attack, so its kinda an apples-to-oranges comparison.
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