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  • Totally fine flow. :) Vramin http://powerhouse.nullware.com/powerhouse.html?v=10&n=Vramin&d=1634QiJYSOV61L3M000M503M600J203J904F704IF007G00EA04KD093603FJ03F5037T032xNg2t9c2Jx4 PowerHouse (Link to this build) Name: Vramin Archetype: Freeform Super Stats: Level 6: Presence (Primary) Level 10: Constitution (Secondary) Level…
  • Hey Kenpo - figured I'd make my own thread of builds. Why not? It's not very long yet but I'll be adding to it. http://co-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=289761
  • Mister Tommy Gunn http://powerhouse.nullware.com/powerhouse.html?v=10&n=Mister%20Tommy%20Gunn&d=1234aGiNMhb61E380008505840464039I00A600AH04Q3058705AF03K705DM007T03EI040mc543A61JgP PowerHouse (Link to this build) Name: Mister Tommy Gunn Archetype: Freeform Super Stats: Level 6: Dexterity (Primary) Level 10: Constitution…
  • I've tried them on some characters. I don't find the damage boosting ones to be useful - except for one character, a Night Warrior / Regen "flying claws scrapper" type. There, the damage boost may not be a lot, but it was noticeable, and the loss of stats wasn't a huge big deal. Wasn't really a big difference either way,…
  • That really is true. I hadn't played my ice char in a while - with ... 27?... level 40s, and another bunch midlevels, well. But ice form, with a chill applier (Ice form, Ice blast, avalanche...) plus crits = 7k overkill charge shots against minions. Almost one-shotting level 40 villains. I was paying attention to what…
  • It can be quite nice. Here's my recent retcon - very survivable even without my customary dual-passives. OTOH I fire off Holdout Shot and Conviction rather a lot. PowerHouse (Link to this build) Name: Ice Sculptor Archetype: Freeform Super Stats: Level 6: Ego (Primary) Level 10: Intelligence (Secondary) Level 15:…
  • I just redid an ice character, picking ego/int/con, with Rec from talents and secondary gear. Initially, I did the high-int route, with lower ego despite ego being the PSS. As far as form damage is concerned, either way is fine. MSA - so high int helped there. Also helps cost discount and cooldown. HOWEVER - one stat I…
  • Personally - I'd move R2, R3 out of Ascension, into Shadow Blast. I don't like unranked Blast powers. I'd also try to fit in Ego Sleep / Plagued by Nightmares for a reliable fear, and *strongly* consider Lifedrain with Vampiric Sympathy. Probably instead of Empathic Healing, personally. Iniquity is a VERY good heal other.…
  • No rez here, instead, I have a Become Doomlord device. I could probably swap out something for a self-rez, I suppose. Heals fine in Gravitar and F&I. Also does decent damage for soloing. Only device is a Psionic Accelerator, helps with clearing trash mobs.…
  • I like sentinel + sentry. I'm a fan of Twist Fate... When it works with your eb, anyway. Added kinetic darts to list it does not work with, annoyingly. Won't help DPs much but for a multi-role character, I find it useful. $.02
  • Hmm. Not a huge fan of Howl, due to the long cooldown, or using the EB to apply fear. My preferences are either Void Shift / fear adv, or Ego Sleep / fear adv. I'd personally swap out Howl for one of those, and take the advantage back off the EB. In both cases, fear is guaranteed to proc. $.02
  • Lifer already... Glad you signed up! Huh. LTS is supposed to give a green title? Wonder why I don't have that ...
  • I have a tendency to gear for super stats, and then buff, if only one other stat, Recovery. I generally prefer to have a decently high Rec - 50+ - on almost every character. I also tend to gear one stat for my form, e.g. Strength / Enrage, Int or Ego / Concentration, etc. This may or may not be the PSS. There are times…
  • Note - you certainly CAN have a second passive - I do it for most, but not all, of my freeforms (lifetimer, all of mine are FF). BUT I would strongly urge you to rank it up fully if you took it! Except for, say, Defiance, since it only gives you more stacks, not better protection. It's the most form-like of the passives…
  • Heh. That's what I get for going from memory. You are correct sir! I almost never rank AOs or ADs, so...
  • As far as I know... MD base duration is 12 seconds. R2 = 15 R3 = 18 Unbreakable base duration is 12 seconds. R2 = 15 R3 = 18 So. Yes, ranking it up does increase duration.
  • :) Once upon a time, I used to play pnp Villains & Vigilantes. You rolled randomly for powers. I learned how to invent a justification for *anything*.
  • I tend to use Ebon void / voracious darkness a lot myself. DPS I tend to give Force Shield - or sometimes TK shield. Meleers often get energy shield. But I like the SFX. My might tank is due to hit 40 pretty soon - I'll have to think about your post some. I've been mostly avoiding knocks (Iron Cyclone / vortex technique),…
  • Or a bit more out there - ditch nanobot injectors, and grab circle of arcane power. I mentally justify this on PA as a geothermal energy tap. Who says science concepts can't be interesting looking?
  • Agree with cpt millenium - I've ditched Combat Training in dex since the dodge pass, go Deadly Aim and Expose Weakness. I'd go so far as any Dex build that doesn't take Expose Weakness might be better off with an entirely different superstat - it's pretty much THE reason to take Dex. Dex mastery on the other hand, I've…
  • Awww man. I loved Strike Force and Ninja Hero, and the Doc Sidhe books. Never met the man but now I wish I had gotten to. My condolences to his loved ones, and to the rest of us who were his fans.
  • Also, if you have enough Q available - the 3-set 25% resist bonus from Armadillo secondaries is something I'm doing almost as a standard on my leveling characters. That, plus once you have enough Nemesis tokens, Nemesis gear, is all you need for leveling. I mention it here because I'm leveling a toxic char with that setup,…
  • Gradii - I think you read a lot into that last post you quoted. Taking a block to R3 is NOT the same as "forced to build in certain ways", at least not the way I think you mean it. Heck, I do R2 on blocks for the 40s I want to fight Gravitar - especially the tanks or melee. It's not that big a deal in the grand scheme of…
  • Well, as a starting point, Frost Breath with advantage instantly applies chill. There are several good clinging flames powers, my ice character uses Flashfire. But nothing is an instant guaranteed clinging flames that I'm aware of. So, pick at least those two powers, add a Fire Snake (which also applies clinging flames),…
  • Please note that the bit about Enrage / Endorphin Rush working with Defiance stacks is long outdate, and the tooltip is wrong. Instead, Endorphin Rush scales on Con. Something to bear in mind. That said, Defiance + Enrage/Endorphin Rush work really, really well if you have a power to draw agro, and preferably a block…
  • If you have any Questionite on any character, you can transfer it to your new one, and get the 3 Armadillo gear secondaries. That gives 25% damage resist. I've found that most defensive passive users don't need it for leveling, but support/offense sometimes find it useful. Also, my tanks often seem to benefit from it a lot…
  • Pulse Beam Rifle from gadgeteering would be good for a Space Marine.
  • Enrage is a good form for a tank, although NOT particularly necessary for a ranged tank. I've recently found Vicious Cyclone to be a ferociously useful tanking power. Refreshes enrage, poisons (dot), does knockdown and knockto which also refresh enrage... groups enemies for AOE melting... You're absolutely on a track I've…
  • Here are a few random thoughts... I have Ricochet Throw and Mini Drive - I believe the shrink does apply to the bounces. Can't confirm the others. Ebon Ruin or Haymaker to apply Trauma, and nerf healing. Ao'qephoth will rarely trouble you again. Thunderclap or TK Maelstrom for an insta-stun (Thunderclap or TK Maelstrom…
  • Hmm. You know that Lightning arc locks you out of your PA toggles, and Reconstruction Circuits, right? And you don't have any hand slot powers other than Power Bolts.
  • I enjoyed it, I miss it sometimes, but ... on the whole, I was done with the game a while before it closed. Lotta 50s, lotta gametime. I do NOT miss 10 hours / level. My first 50 there took just over *500 hours*. Which I did in ... 7 months? That was a LOT of gameplay time. I really prefer that with a couple days (hey, I'm…
  • Went through today on a character with Devour Essence, I think I had to hit 6 coffins to get all the zombies. Yay for Devour Essence. I may have a new "well, I can't seem to finish this, I'll retcon my last power" strategy. Corroborating report: 2nd Char with Devour Essence - extremely easy to get zombies. Finished in less…
  • PA gets Shoulder Launcher. That's pretty close to Rocket...
  • I've had some luck with varied layering. I've a Way of the Warrior melee damage char - I think the dodge is around 35% now. Avoid ... 58% maybe. Evasive Maneuvers can add 16% according to the current tooltip. But with str / wardicator, her defense is at 68% damage resistance, AND I use Energy Shield / Laser Knight. But…
  • I had been wondering where you were... Seriously, thanks for all of this. It's a tremendous help.
  • For what it's worth - I've been having this issue, mostly in the evenings, for months. I can play fine early mornings (5 am) my time zone, I can play fine during the day (weekends, days off)... but evenings, I get disconnected randomly, fairly frequently. I can provide more details if desired.
  • Having been *frequently* hit by the disconnect issue - especially in the evenings - I really hope this is now fixed. Will see how it goes. If it is - thanks VERY much folks!
  • Argh. I noticed the bag issue on PTS but just worked around it for recent character copying. Didn't even think to /bug it.
  • Ah well, adapt and rise above... On the plus side, LTS 1000 day vet rewards, 400 days early. You win some, you lose some...
  • Good questions. I did try my ice / fire char with ice grenades, but that didn't fare that well. Of course, I was using Ice Form and attacking Blaze. Perhaps that wasn't the ideal in hindsight since ice form resists, ahem, ice damage. I didn't remember to try ice grenades the time I used the char. Overall it was fun until…
  • Screenshots are helpful, but how do they play? Pretty much okay, or toast on PTS? From experience retooling - especially if you have guardicator or wardicator - retool dodge gear toons to have more defense. Most of them seem to do okay.
  • And bogus imaging was... a joke. Or was I the only one who thought that?
  • Ah yeah wimpazoid that makes sense. :) And agreed. That's enough defensive capability for almost anything to work well.