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[PC] I want to feel like a Striker again

karamekoskaramekos Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 47 Arc User
In my opinion, Mod 9 was glorious. I found a new level of enjoyment watching mobs and bosses alike melt as I unleashed my SW powers. Should a DC happen to drop HG, all the better, but regardless, everything died fast. This never got old for me. I always enjoyed popping TT BoVA and DT and watching everything wither away. That's what I want in my Neverwinter experience.

Is this even possible in Mod 10 and if so, what build do I need to use to get back enjoying my SW? I don't care about buffing others. I want my death-dealing PVE face-melting superiority back.

Is the build that is going to get me closest to the pre-Mod 10 days a Soulbinder or Hellbringer Fury build? Is the new, very well thought out Kolat/Fernuu build the best that we can do to regain PVE individual combat superiority?

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    candinho2candinho2 Member Posts: 550 Arc User
    We cant win the dps race against gwf/gf/tr or cw or even hr, unless you have 4k+ ilv, but we can do decent damage, not as good as a strike class but still decent, temptation can be extremely powerfull as healing with all added life steal, while buffing the party
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    karamekoskaramekos Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 47 Arc User
    Thanks for confirming my suspicions, candinho2. There doesn't appear to be any other choice than to hunker down for the long wait until the game changes enough for SWs to regain the striker mantle. Off to the new meta I go, joining all the other ducks on the plate.
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    thefabricantthefabricant Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 5,248 Arc User
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    schietindebuxschietindebux Member Posts: 4,292 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    I run a HB fury, pvorp 3.2 k IL, PVP setup.
    The build is more tanky than most GWF i would say. I run a maxed blinkdog 3x12bondings plus 3x12er brutals
    The damage is very good and big fun on top, no matter if i go dungeons, PVP or go solo. More fun than in the last mods I assure you.
    If I would go full DPS and would switch all my stones Form PVP gear to PVE, would chose elven fury, rampaning madness, no deflect, defense , recovery etc. ....HB fury may be top DPS even compared to GWF.

    About the vid above, I did not see any damage chard, but as far as I can tell the warlcok was the only pure striker, since you are supporter and Bethel run two supporter encounter all time. But nevertheless, warlock is nice imo, Hellbringer rocks.
    PS: why no use of Arms of hadar at bosses? Buggy?
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    karamekoskaramekos Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 47 Arc User
    I've been playing HB Fury since my original post and I must admit the game is fun in new ways. I think seeing Arms of Hadar smack down enemies in PVE may be my new "never gets old". I had to make a significant upgrade to my equipment to melt PVE enemies fast enough to get back to my pre-Mod 10 feeling of combat superiority. I justify the financial expenditure in knowing that I am getting what I want from the game again when I have time to play. Given all the support in the NW SW community, I apologize for being Debbie Downer on this one. I did not handle the change as well as others.
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    kolatmasterkolatmaster Member Posts: 3,111 Arc User
    I heard Pillar of Power + Owlbear is really good! ;)
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    flowcytoflowcyto Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 196 Arc User
    Now if only there was a cheaper version of the owlbear for alt-maniac plebs like me :p Oh well, still love my all-Fire HB Lock.
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    - Themed Tanks // Misc Build Dump // Ayonachan's Gift Horse (stat data)
    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
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    kallephi#0836 kallephi Member Posts: 281 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    candinho2 said:

    We cant win the dps race against gwf/gf/tr or cw or even hr, unless you have 4k+ ilv, but we can do decent damage, not as good as a strike class but still decent, temptation can be extremely powerfull as healing with all added life steal, while buffing the party

    You can say that about 90% of the SWs. Almost all SWs I see in this game are bad or average. I met a 4k SW once and he won me by 300,000 damage on edemo, so, he was average to me. I don't use an owlbear (just knew about it few minutes ago) and I assure you that no 3.4k- TR, CW or GF can beat me on dps. BUT, I'm talking about people in PE and people who do content with others. I can't say NO TR, CW or GF in the game can't beat me if they are under 3.4k gs because some people just run with guildies, but from my experience and testing, my dps is very very good. But, you are right about GWFs, if a GWF knows how to play, he beats me easily during content with lots of mobs, and even beats me during bosses but by a small difference.

    What I learned from playing this game for 2 months is: A lot of people in neverwinter really don't care to be good, to get the maximum from his/her class. Some play for fun, others are lazy, others don't care spending time and AD, others play on many many toons.

    I got 3,176 GS. Using Radiants R8 on offensive slots, epic belt and amulet.
    Only 2 TR's beat me in edemo/CN/tiamat, and they were 4.100 GS. Only one GF beat me (by 20M) and that was in tiamat where I tried to solo Red Head under 30% health with red gem and asked a DC to come with me for buffs but the dude didn't have a red gem (and he was asked to carry one by the raid leader u.u), so I got killed once my gem power ran off and lost like 30 seconds during the burst phase, 30 seconds with lots of buffs and debuffs (in a 25-man raid) I can deal more than 20M damage. And the GF was 4.2k gs.
    There's only one person I've ran with around my GS from another class that beats me, and he's a HR, I won't say his name but he's a very good player from my point of view.

    Again, I'm not saying I'm awesome or the best player, because (again) there are very good players who run dungeons only with guildies and don't run "pug" stuff, and I want to meet those guys. But, in my opinion you are wrong about SW being unable to beat tr, gf, tr or cw on dps.

    I'm 3.1k GS only. I really want to reach 4k gs to meet again with those guys to see how the dps race goes.

    I was not satisfied with my build and did some changes, I got something from here and from there and adapted to my needs and playstyle. I'm new to the game, so, I didn't have time to feel the power as a SB with high ilvl. But I really enjoy HB Fury in mod 10 and yes, he can be a striker if he does some tests and changes to his build and gear.


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    Hælja, Swordmaster Conqueror Guardian Fighter of Thieves World
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    xs13redxs13red Member Posts: 82 Arc User
    flowcyto said:

    Now if only there was a cheaper version of the owlbear for alt-maniac plebs like me :p Oh well, still love my all-Fire HB Lock.

    Owlbear on xbox 2.2mil ad(pack with bear same price). Last month when i purchased one owlbear for 800k.
    HELLBRINGER TEMPLOCK-DEMONEYE
    TR-SNE
    CW-ELIKIA-MOF T
    DC-BUFFY ON HEELZ-BUFF/DEBUFF
    GF-BAIT
    GWF-MEATHEAD
    HR-SPLIT NOCK
    XBOX ONE
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    flowcytoflowcyto Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 196 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    rofl, well uh.. owlbear cub prices are at 7-10mill AD now. So.. yea. Good for you, I guess?
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    <CO docs> .: Petco :. // Base DPS Sheet (needs revision) // PSA on Power Activation Delay
    - Themed Tanks // Misc Build Dump // Ayonachan's Gift Horse (stat data)
    - Be safe and have fun, champs - for science!
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    xs13redxs13red Member Posts: 82 Arc User
    I guess the lock boxs will be selling fast now. Just watching the trend and what these guys are playing with.
    HELLBRINGER TEMPLOCK-DEMONEYE
    TR-SNE
    CW-ELIKIA-MOF T
    DC-BUFFY ON HEELZ-BUFF/DEBUFF
    GF-BAIT
    GWF-MEATHEAD
    HR-SPLIT NOCK
    XBOX ONE
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    candinho2candinho2 Member Posts: 550 Arc User
    most sw dps comes from that pet, but, if i spend some 500$ i can sure beat anyone with any class i want too xD, sw dps is good if you can spend money
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