Specs are for four things: maximizing damage potential, addressing energy problems, making up for being the ONLY tank AT without a heal, and increasing resistances. Since EGO increases resistance to holds, might as well make up for the lack of Knock Resist with Resilient. Helps defend against the melee knock-based ATs or FF builds.
I have crippling challenge on Ice Cage instead of Ice Blast mainly out of preference. I find myself tap spamming IB more than anything and would rather increase it's damage. Plus IC just always feels like a useless power that I only click once they're locked with Ice Burst to set up for a Shatter Spike, so it's good to add some utility.
Speaking of which, Ice Burst vs Ice Barrier. You CAN pick one or the other but I prefer Ice Burst simply because of Freeze, Dirtbag. Being able to paralyze the enemy and proceed with an Avalanche maintain just feels so good.
Snowstorm over Frost Breath because of concept (SHOCKING, I know!). Also I like the Eye of the Storm Advantage.
For statting, you CAN mess around with other stats if you don't want to go purely SS. I'd recommend maybe some Dex to go along with Gambler's Gems that I KNOW you'll be slotting in your Vigilante/Legion gear or Rec to help solve some energy problems or let you spike out at the beginning.
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