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  • so wireframes from baby don't hit anyone during dps checks? I did not know that, thanks
  • Go with EGO PSS with DEX SS gearing for DEX. Lose burst, choke, telekinesis, and emphatic. If you plan on grinding for the Justice set, you could look at reversing the points I put into Follow Through and 6th Sense. If not, I find this spread pays off better vs Cosmics. Antagonize is my shield because Ape lava annoys the F…
  • When I get some spare time I'm going to parse both of them. I'm really curious to see if both of them just wash each other because with the Avenger you're rotating between 1 blast taps and 1 Defile, whereas with guardicator you're spamming 4 Defiles > 1 blast tap. One has a crit bonus, the other has a base damage bonus. I…
  • Thanks guys, Flow, I did end up taking Toxic nanites instead of Ego Surge and dropped the self rez. I'm finding that with my primary end-game content being cosmics, I can just recover and run back (like basically everyone else does anyway lol) if there's no rez from others. Not sure how that would play out in lairs though.…
  • I didn't parse it but just blasting away at test dummies I didn't see much difference which is probably because they don't have the resists of cosmics. This is a little too specialized for my personal taste though so I think I'll keep pestilence and EGO mastery, and swap that rez for a self rez. Other than that, I don't…
  • Interesting build from a long time player in-game yesterday I'll run by you all. Appears set up for max damage output. The thing that stood out the most to me was his choice of Vindicator mastery instead of Ego mastery so not sure how that will pan out. I'll probably swap Ego Surge out for Conviction because it's very…
  • Keep in mind, KODE is geared up the wazoo so ymmv from his survivability, and in every cosmic/lair etc he's always got a healer on him too. Plus he's been practicing quite a long while
  • not the stuff in my 2nd post, but the over all build itself worked excellent (I edited the first post description earlier). As for the others, I just got around to looking at the in game descriptions and annoyingly enough, they're ALL 50' powers. So basically if you want Armor Piercing (and you definitely do) without…
  • More notes: I was asking about other quicker options to apply/refresh armor piercing debuff than Straight Shot on full charge and was told to look into the following for faster taps: frag grenade, bullet hail, submachine gun. I haven't looked myself but just thought I'd post for you to look
  • PTS is down so I haven't had a chance to see how energy is with this build for you but here's another way I might do it. Kinda the same idea as a sorcery INT/DEX/CON dps build, but I'll need to see how energy is without Conjuring + Will O Wisp with Guide adv EDIT: Just got off PST testing this wearing a set of heroic…
  • OK! big test day so here's what I got. Assume all R7 and R5 dexterity mods for all of them. I tested out mixing Virtuous gloves with Dist armor and helm and in all cases that bit of extra critical stuff on Virtuous did basically nada and ended up actually dropping my DPS compared to 3x Dist. gear. So also assume Dist x3…
  • T my current gear level with current build (in the OP) I'm at 38% crit chance and 109% severity. If I go EGO PSS and dex/con stacking dex, with my current gear I need to put 3/3 in Follow through instead of Sixth Sense or my severity goes down a lot, and that's even with me putting in some ego mods. Doubling up on severity…
  • I think this is the route I'm going to take. I took it into the PST with my Heroic Gear and OSV and put on the Virtuous gloves with a Gambler's and a severity core. I gained about 8% crit chance, but dropped about 2.5% severity. Once I get my 2 piece distinguished bonus to +20 superstats, that severity should get put back…
  • edit: you're right, was in a pissy argumentative mood, apologies
  • As those above have said, it's perfectly fine. I've managed to hit the top 10 on cosmics fairly often just wearing heroics, OSV secondaries, and R5 mods, although I am working towards GCR gear and R7 mods now just because I have nothing better to do. So if your time is pretty limited you're fine. Right now I'm just doing…
  • That's quite eye-opening about DR, and how damage layers work, tyvm. CON stays then, thanks again for your awesome maths :)
  • @flowcyto in another thread a while back you said this to me when I asked about switching CON SS to EGO: The part I'm curious about the most I put in bold italics. If I understand you correctly, are you saying that switching CON SS to EGO came to a 3.8% boost in DPS you saw in your testing with just one stack from my…
  • I saw a patch being applied just now so maybe it was an unannounced quick fix for something?
  • interesting thanks! so how would that look exactly? Charged CL, BL, and then go straight into rotating Larc and BL? Or do I still need an extra CL in there somewhere?
  • yup thanks, I've already done the OV part of my gear on this toon :)
  • ok thanks, I think what I'll do in that case is wait until I get 2x Virtuous and slot 2 Growth mods in the boots before I'm safe for HP to make that switch from CON to EGO. Sound about right? Because my first item is probably going to be the distinguished helm, that's going to drop my Heroic HP bonus so I need something to…
  • That's the part I don't get, when I was testing Defile alone (without blast to refresh) in the powerhouse, it wasn't able to consistently maintain 5 stacks no matter how often it was cast simply because of RNG. At full charge, Defile has a 50% chance of applying a stack of deadly poison. So if enough casts happened in a…
  • Things have improved quite a lot now, looks like not understanding the block timing well enough was the biggest culprit, thanks everyone
  • what's your HP sitting at now?
  • OK just got back from the powerhouse and a few things - Wisp doesn't apply deadly poison which leads to the 2nd thing I noticed. Without Blast to refresh deadly poison, I was frequently at points where I dropped from having the full 5 stacks of it using Defile alone. Since I only need to quickly tap Blast once every 4…
  • gotcha, that sounds a little like advanced build-fu for me so for now I think I'll just stick with taking forms that scale off my PSS
  • ok thanks, just wondering how your energy is with Defile spam? You're probably geared better than mine if it's an old character, I'm sitting in heroics and OSV stuff currently
  • @"rhymere#3035" What HP are you sitting at without CON? I see you're not using Blast here, I'm not sure how I am with that because I've noticed that deadly poison stacks can occasionally drop off from bad RNG luck using Defile's 50% chance alone. Server is down for maint. so I can't remember whether or not Wisp applies…
  • Solved a mystery today! My TK, which has done worse the last couple of days vs cosmics than my other characters on the scoreboard actually scores the highest using the ACT parser. Which tells me... I suck at using my TK the most during cosmics! :p
  • Where would I do that? Aside from my talents I don't have any CON at all slotted, and my mods are all DEX with just enough REC to be able to use Mental Impact as an opener (I think I have about 60 REC total from mods). Are you talking about changing my talents? EDIT: I think it was you I spoke to in-game just now about…
  • Have a gear question this time. After asking some questions in-game I've decided that I'm very likely not going to work towards Justice gear so I need to plan my alternate gearing route. My question is which of these two setups would be better for this build: Distinguished Boots + Helm with Virtuous gloves of Piercing (2…
  • ok so it's just a matter of ramp up time basically, good to know thanks
  • withdrawing this, seems to be refreshing fine in normal gameplay, it just wonked out against powerhouse dummies from what I can tell
  • Thinking of doing some more tweaking. I just freshly minted a new level 40 sorcery DPS and this is just my feelings not based on any hard numbers but it appears to be shaming my slightly better geared TK in terms of damage already. The only difference is that my TK has 2/3 onslaught secondaries and the sorcery only has…
  • Was hard to observe but I couldn't notice this happening against alert bosses the next day
  • watched it again on live targets (mostly alert bosses) and I couldn't repeat the strange behavior like I was seeing against test dummies. I'm at a loss ¯\\\_(ツ)_/¯
  • ok I'll take another run at the powerhouse, maybe I'll get different results on a different day
  • did Hexed refresh to the full 15 seconds for you? Because it wouldn't for me regardless of if I hit wisp immediately after CD or waited. In every case for me Hexed's timer went whacky. It seemed to love refreshing to 8 or 10 seconds specifically for some reason. The only thing that worked consistently was when I let Hexed…
  • I don't think it's lag because this never happens to the Illuminated curse on the Guide adv whenever I reapply Wisp, it's always just the Hexed curse. Something weird is going on with refreshing Hexed though yep. For now as a workaround, I'm trying to change my rotation from Wisp > 2x Soul Beam to Wisp > 3x Soul Beam. Glad…
  • It's something about the refresh being messed up that's setting this advantage apart from the others on Wisp. For example, I can apply and refresh Illumination and Illuminated from the Guide advantage on Wisp with no issues. The timers always reset, and the debuff on target doesn't disappear. But with the Hexed (from…
  • I've been noticing some strange behavior with Will O Wisp's Cursed advantage for this build during testing in the Powerhouse. If you apply WISP again before Hexed (from the Cursed advantage) expires it causes all kinds of weird wonky behavior with the 15 second timer on Hexed, and not only that but I've also observed it…
  • excellent, thx
  • Thought about it because I saw it in one of the threads you posted in (I'm kinda combining yours and Flow's ideas) But I'm gonna see how this goes w/o it first just because I want to try keeping the threat wipe and self rez first. If I end up not needing either, I'll unrank LnL and grab hex
  • 1. ok thanks Flow, I totally missed that part about the Guide adv also counting as an enchantment for Soul Beam so yeah, concentration would definitely be easier stack building I think. Other than that, does that mean I'm ok to put R3 into Sbarrage instead of the Light Everlasting adv? 2. So if I replaced the talents with…
  • What kind of survivability were you experiencing problems with? Trying to solo crypts, or staying on your feet against Tako? I can only speak to the latter, because I didn't bother trying to solo crypts but my infernal was consistently coming in very high on the Tako scoreboard with no deaths using the build below and all…
  • I've been gaming + MMO's long enough (since vanilla WoW) to know exactly what kind of hours/day are spent to achieve certain gear points on them, so no offense but I find this kind of comment disingenuous. If someone's prepared to say they can meet all the grinding requirements without actually living all of their RL time…
  • Juts curious how you're finding Supernatural Power as your energy unlock? I use Mephitic but never tried SP. I also noticed no Infernal Blast. While I mostly spam Defile, I have noticed that sometimes stacks can drop off using just Defile due to the 50% chance RNG, but a full charge occasionally with Blast helps keep…
  • Sigh. My long reply somehow vanished during an edit so I'll just post the short questions. I need a threat wipe yes? There's a high damage "Havoc Stomp" device with knock-to in the event store with just a 27 sec CD and I don't use HS more than every 30 seconds or more anyway. It also has a bigger damage sphere. I could…