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ragadolfragadolf Posts: 87 Arc User
I am looking at a new toon. Sort of a 'King Arthur out of time' toon. Going HW because thats what came to mind first (Not against SB, just those tend to be dex/squishy, and I am thinking more armored, heavy hitter) I came up with an 'ok' Dual passive build. Tried going NO fire overlap, but thats impossible. I'm OK with the fire, (I'll likely color it and call it 'magic sword powers/FX')

PLease advise on what you think? Thanks in advance!

Here it is:
King Arthur A (Dual Passive) - Freeform (Any / Multiple)
v3.44:37

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

Talents
Level 1: The Devastator (Str: 10, Con: 10, Rec: 10, End: 8)
Level 6: Physical Conditioning (Str: 5, Con: 5)
Level 9: Relentless (Str: 5, Rec: 5)
Level 12: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
Level 15: Bodybuilder (Str: 5, End: 5)
Level 18: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)
Level 21: Amazing Stamina (Rec: 5, End: 5)

Powers
Level 1: Bludgeon
Level 1: Cleave (Rank 2, Rampant)
Level 6: Unstoppable (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 8: Defiance (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 11: Enrage (Giant Growth)
Level 14: Pulverizer
Level 17: Arc of Ruin (No Quarter, Wildfire)
Level 20: Skewer (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 23: Vicious Descent (Relentless)
Level 26: Call To Battle (Intimidating Force, Work Up)
Level 29: Endorphin Rush (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 32: Guard (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35: Resurgence (Rank 2)
Level 38: Fiery Embrace
Adv. Points: 36/36

Travel Powers
Level 6: Athletics
Level 35: Regal Flight

Specializations
Strength: Swole (3/3)
Strength: Physical Peak (2/3)
Strength: Brutality (2/2)
Strength: Overpower (3/3)
Warden: Fortified Gear (3/3)
Warden: Slaughter (3/3)
Warden: Ruthless (2/2)
Warden: The Best Defense (2/3)
Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
Vindicator: Modified Gear (2/2)
Vindicator: Mass Destruction (3/3)
Mastery: Strength Mastery (1/1)

Devices

Comments

  • ragadolfragadolf Posts: 87 Arc User
    I've made SW toons before, but always went DEX PSS.
    Is there a way to build a decent SW toon with STR PSS?
  • qawsadaqawsada Posts: 727 Arc User
    edited September 2021
    If you're going to main Skewer, at least take either Follow Through or Initiative to maximize its damage if you're going the DPS route.
  • ragadolfragadolf Posts: 87 Arc User
    qawsada wrote: »
    If you're going to main Skewer, at least take either Follow Through or Initiative to maximize its damage if you're going the DPS route.

    Good point, Thanks!
  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 12,384 Arc User
    edited September 2021
    Yea, you can always recolor powers to help counteract the 'fire' aspect visually. Skewer isn't going to proc Enrage (and Pulv) by itself, so if you want to use it w/ Enrage then you'll have to weave in other knocking attacks (like Arc). I would prob also pick Invuln as the defensive passive, since Defiance requires you to get hit consistently to work well, and this isn't a proper tank build. Here's an example edit of it:

    King Arthur A (Dual Passive) - Freeform (Any / Multiple)
    v3.44:37

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

    Talents
    Level 1: The Devastator (Str: 10, Con: 10, Rec: 10, End: 8)
    Level 6: Relentless (Str: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 9: Amazing Stamina (Rec: 5, End: 5)
    Level 12: Quick Recovery (Con: 5, Rec: 5)
    Level 15: Bodybuilder (Str: 5, End: 5)
    Level 18: Physical Conditioning (Str: 5, Con: 5)
    Level 21: Boundless Reserves (Con: 5, End: 5)

    Powers
    Level 1: Bludgeon
    Level 1: Eruption (Magma Burst)
    Level 6: Unstoppable (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 8: Enrage (Giant Growth)
    Level 11: Pulverizer
    Level 14: Arc of Ruin (No Quarter, Wildfire)
    Level 17: Skewer (Rank 2, Rank 3, Follow Through)
    Level 20: Resurgence (Rank 2)
    Level 23: Vicious Descent (Relentless, Work Up)
    Level 26: Invulnerability (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 29: Endorphin Rush (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 32: Guard (Rank 2)
    Level 35:
    Level 38: Fiery Embrace
    Adv. Points: 31/36

    Travel Powers
    Level 6: Athletics
    Level 35: Regal Flight

    Specializations
    Strength: Swole (2/3)
    Strength: Physical Peak (3/3)
    Strength: Brutality (2/2)
    Strength: Juggernaut (1/3)
    Strength: Overpower (2/3)
    Vindicator: Aggressive Stance (2/2)
    Vindicator: Merciless (3/3)
    Vindicator: Modified Gear (2/2)
    Vindicator: Mass Destruction (3/3)
    Warden: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Warden: Ruthless (2/2)
    Warden: Upper Hand (2/3)
    Warden: The Best Defense (3/3)
    Mastery: Strength Mastery (1/1)

    Eruption can initially put up CFlames, while charged Skewer is your main single-target filler, and you can tap Arc of Ruin every ~2 Skewers to proc Enrage & Pulv and apply/refresh debuffs. Charges of Arc of Ruin can be your main AoE attack here, while Eruption and Vicious Decent can also help. Gears mostly for Str, w/ some Rec and Con.
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  • ragadolfragadolf Posts: 87 Arc User
    Thx for the tips Flow (As always) :)
    hmmm now I have to go and look,... If I can mix SB & HW together?
    Think the Thundercats 'small sword, to big sword' effect?

    Hm,... Looking at options,... (I hate when I get ideas! I HAVE to figure them out!) :P

    Thx guys


  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 12,384 Arc User
    Well, Skewer does have an innate bleed chance, so there is a bit of potential synergy there w/ SB. Up to you if you want to pursue that, though, and if so by how much. The edited build I gave you can be made to work, either way.
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    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
  • omnius#0640 omnius Posts: 196 Arc User
    Just for my own education, what made you choose skewer over annihilate?
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