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MSA or overdrive for this PA build

masterarukamasteraruka Posts: 23 Arc User
edited February 2014 in Builds and Roles
hello there, currently im using this PA build

PowerHouse (Link to this build)

Name:

Archetype: Freeform

Super Stats:
Level 6: Intelligence (Primary)
Level 10: Constitution (Secondary)
Level 15: Endurance (Secondary)

Talents:
Level 1: The Glacier
Level 6: Brilliant
Level 9: Enduring
Level 12: Agile
Level 15: Negotiator
Level 18: Healthy Mind
Level 21: Quick Recovery

Powers:
Level 1: Tactical Missiles
Level 1: Concentration
Level 6: Mini Gun (Rank 2, U-238 Rounds)
Level 8: Micro Munitions (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 11: Aura of Primal Majesty (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 14: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 17: Unbreakable (Rank 2)
Level 20: Molecular Self-Assembly
Level 23: Bountiful Chi Resurgence (Resurgent Reiki)
Level 26: Masterful Dodge
Level 29: Power Gauntlet (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 32: Ego Surge (Nimble Mind)
Level 35: Chest Beam (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 38: Ice Cage (Sub-Zero Cellblock, Crippling Challenge)

Travel Powers:
Level 6: Flight
Level 35: Acrobatics (Rank 2)

Specializations:
Intelligence: Enlightened (3/3)
Intelligence: Tactician (2/2)
Intelligence: Detect Vulnerability (3/3)
Intelligence: Expertise (2/2)
Guardian: Fortified Gear (3/3)
Guardian: Locus (2/2)
Guardian: Ruthless (2/2)
Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
Protector: Fortified Gear (3/3)
Protector: Bulwark (2/2)
Protector: Debilitating Challenge (2/2)
Protector: Defensive Expertise (3/3)
Mastery: Protector Mastery (1/1)


im not still lv 40, (36 atm) i finding quite anoying to having to use BCR and convict right before every combo so MSA can keep my 3 attacks on, i dont use overdrive since my the invincible AT, and even on him it wasnt as usefull because of the power selection to stack it was very limited thus the lack of rec to make it count

but fueled by AOPM, would overdrive be better energy unlock for my build? i could change power bolts with wrist bolter and its adv, that would allow to easily stack overdrive 3 times. ikno overdrive stacked 3 times gives slighty more energy return than MSA, and last more than double MSA duration (15s) my main concerns were:

-not having enough energy at the beggining of a battle (though like i say,im still lv 36 so and with aopm, enlightened, int/end as SS this might not be a problem with high end 40 gear?)

-being hard to stack in a pvp situation (though i never had problems getting 2 stacks on my the invincible, but i could use reconstruct circuits and is not in this build)

- conviction spaming leaving me energy starving (wondering if convict is even an ideal heal if i take overdrive, im seeing mostly as a MSA feeder)
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  • flowcytoflowcyto Posts: 12,214 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    already replied to this in the parent forum. But yeah I'd suggest OD and some more Rec gearing to adress ur main energy concern, as well as a heal that's easier on energy reserves than Conviction w/o MSA.
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  • kallethenkallethen Posts: 1,576 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    I would also recommend Overdrive over MSA. When you're attacking, you'll likely be running multiple Power Armor toggles at the same time. Like for my PA toon, I'm often using Minigun, Micro Munitions, and spam tapping Tactical Missiles. Overdrive and high Rec keeps my weapons blazing.
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  • masterarukamasteraruka Posts: 23 Arc User
    edited February 2014
    thanks a lot for the replies, i changed to MSA, and tbh my only reason to pick up aopm over invulnerability was because the energy generation problem

    i had some advice from a range PA tank in game, so after some tweaks i came up with this one:

    PowerHouse (Link to this build)

    Name:

    Archetype: Freeform

    Super Stats:
    Level 6: Constitution (Primary)
    Level 10: Intelligence (Secondary)
    Level 15: Endurance (Secondary)

    Talents:
    Level 1: The Invincible
    Level 6: Enduring
    Level 9: Brilliant
    Level 12: Energetic
    Level 15: Quick Recovery
    Level 18: Negotiator
    Level 21: Amazing Stamina

    Powers:
    Level 1: Power Bolts
    Level 1: Concentration
    Level 6: Overdrive
    Level 8: Mini Gun (Rank 2, U-238 Rounds, Infrared Guidance System)
    Level 11: Concussor Beam (Rank 2, Frenetic Blast)
    Level 14: Shoulder Launcher (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 17: Chest Beam (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 20: Micro Munitions (Rank 2, Rank 3, Challenging Strikes)
    Level 23: Ice Cage (Sub-Zero Cellblock, Crippling Challenge)
    Level 26: Unbreakable
    Level 29: Defiance
    Level 32: Ego Surge (Nimble Mind)
    Level 35: Reconstruction Circuits (Rank 2, Rank 3)
    Level 38: Resurgence (Rank 2)

    Travel Powers:
    Level 6: Flight
    Level 35: Acrobatics (Rank 2)

    Specializations:
    Constitution: Fuel My Fire (3/3)
    Constitution: Tough (1/3)
    Constitution: Resilient (2/2)
    Constitution: Adrenaline Rush (2/2)
    Constitution: Armored (2/2)
    Protector: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Protector: Bulwark (2/2)
    Protector: Debilitating Challenge (2/2)
    Protector: Defensive Expertise (3/3)
    Guardian: Fortified Gear (3/3)
    Guardian: Locus (2/2)
    Guardian: Ruthless (2/2)
    Guardian: The Best Defense (3/3)
    Mastery: Constitution Mastery (1/1)

    the damage/energy return from defiance and fuel my fire spec to help keep my energy up, alongside some moding with recovery

    i decided to completely give up dodge in favor of defense, o i retired MD and BCR for regurgence and reconstruct circuits; resurgence with con as main, and the 150k questionite secondaries for a nice healing boost from the 130 extra main SS.

    and after some calculations, i managed to get reconstruction circuits to heal up to 800/s, with healing broochs and legion healing buff, and adding the healing bonus from q secondaries to the math., with int as a SS too and CD reduction to have a high uptime of active defenses.
  • oniganononiganon Posts: 155 Arc User
    edited February 2014
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