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  1. My apologies to the OP and the readers of the thread for dragging the conversation away from the original post. I will be deleting my previous posts in the thread to try to get things back where they should be.
  2. You want Propel and Lift, even with having the blasts from Energy Assault, for the Impact modification to damage. I went without Lift for thematic reasons but will be grabbing on my character's next respec having justified it as fitting theme. Propel however has been a definite plus to damage output. I admit I do not use Crush much at all. My respect plan drops it. Gravity Distortion I am keeping. As for Power bolt, you don't have a choice other than to slot it or not. You might as well slot it because some damage is better than no damage. As for synergy, it is partially what you state--you can choose which targets get held and so not knocked back by your attacks. That is huge. It allows you to single out targets and to temporarily remove from consideration others. Something causing problems for a team member? Knock it away from them. Or if you have the time to spend, hold it and blast it down. I do sometimes wish we had better pet control but ultimately you can move to force your pet to engage, and it is a real help in terms of controlling things.
  3. You are not going to change other's behavior...at least you cannot count on doing so. If a blaster kills something there is no problem as that was everyone's presumable goal anyway. If a blaster knocks something away from me, I presume they have the target under control and turn my attention elsewhere. Certainly when I, as a blaster, do so (which is rare) I am expecting to handle the target myself.
  4. Kinetic Melee/Bio Good damage output, solid survivability, and an active playstyle (especially if you slot Overwhelming Force KB->KD in Repulsing Torrent). Routine attack routine is to pre-activate Repulsing Torrent and charge forward. Once at maximum range, the charge will be interrupted by the activation of Repulsing Torrent, launching an attack which knocks groups down. Then the charge will continue to the targeted foe. Once up in the group, activate Burst. By that time most of the foes you have knocked down will have just gotten to their feet and be knocked down again. . .at least the ones who aren't defeated. Melee individual targets until Repulsing Torrent is available again, at which point you leap away while activating Repulsing Torrent. This will cause you to spin to face your most recent target and again do an area attack which knocks down everything in range. Rinse and repeat. Power Siphon is nothing short of amazing, especially while in Offensive Stance.
  5. Focused Accuracy, since you should have endurance to burn?
  6. I was not impressed by Ground Zero as a power. Is the set bonus meaningful to you? If not, you could free up the power/slots for something else. My Rad/Psi is 50 (my first post-shutdown 50 in fact), but I have not done much with her since hitting 50.
  7. Glad it worked out for you. Very nice costume!
  8. Does that real Build Up give a damage bonus of 300% Because that is what I cracked last night in a Summer Blockbuster run. To be fair I was in Offensive stance from Bio Armor, so if you want to answer in relation to 275%, that's fine. And Repulsing Torrent, slotted to convert knockback to knockdown is awesome. Edit: I am not saying do not take Kinetic Melee on a Brute (or Stalker). You should find what works for you and if that is different from what works for someone else, so be it. Not getting Power Siphon reset on a Brute may not matter to you (though I might advocate for double Fury gains during its duration to the current developers).
  9. I am enjoying my KM/Bio scrapper. If you make the Brute version, I would be interested in how you like it.
  10. Slot KB->KD in Repulsing Torrent. You pick up a very useful area attack that way.
  11. I had been casting about for something to pair with Dark on a Blaster, and while I had looked at Plant, it just wasn't doing it for me. So made a guy to try out Atomic because of this thread, and at level 31 it has not been bad so far. Of course a lot to be determined in upper levels. Small annoyance in not having a third single target blast until level 26, but lower levels go by quickly.
  12. Having gotten my first post-shutdown character, a Rad/Psi Tanker to 50, I should have been busy grinding out incarnate goodies for her. But putting sanity aside, I decided to not only attempt an SR Tanker, but one using Titan Weapons. While I suspect I will be bitten in the rear later in upper levels, it's been much better than expected (apologies though to that one team from this past Saturday) up through level 32. Titan Weapon is endurance hungry, so I was forced to double slot all attacks but the first two for endurance cost reduction (and the second one has one endurance reduction slotted) since not all teams have someone who buffs recovery. Solo, defenses all sit at a hair more than 40%. Melee Defense will leap up well over 45% when Defensive Sweep is used. Typically party buffs result in Ranged and AoE Defenses rising past 45% as well. Capping is trivially within reach. But what then? Chasing resistance buffs via IOs seems a pursuit with minimal payback. If the idea is he will not get hit often, building Regeneration seems like the way to go. On top of that I was thinking of grabbing the scaling resist IO and have slotted the ATO absorb proc enhancement.
  13. My Rad/Psi Tanker, Hyperia. When raiders burned her home, killed her parents, and abducted her sister, neighbors told her to pray. When her sister did not return she asked priests why and was told, "Answers are up to the gods." When she climbed the sacred mountain to ask the gods why they did not answer, the gods said, "In our pact your people provider worship and we make the wind bring rain but not blow down your houses, the Sun to grow your crops but not burn them, the Earth to sleep and not shake your homes to bits." The gods then asked, "What do you offer for us to answer your prayers? "Tears streaming, she said, "I have nothing." The gods corrected her, "You have yourself." So she offered herself to the gods. In exchange for gifts that allowed her to free her sister and protect her people she pledged service. Such was the debt that it endures past the death of her people and their gods. She still finds the exchange worthwhile.
  14. Never had problems with Tequilla and all that has changed since playing last night is I went to sleep and woke up. This morning I get errors trying to launch the game. The log reports: [6/12/2019 6:35:22 AM] User clicked to open Options window [6/12/2019 6:35:23 AM] Revalidation process started [6/12/2019 6:35:23 AM] Started patching [6/12/2019 6:35:23 AM] Attempting to download Manifest file "http://patch.savecoh.com/manifest.xml" [6/12/2019 6:35:24 AM] Manifest downloaded successfully, starting to process it. [6/12/2019 6:35:24 AM] Starting self-patch process. [6/12/2019 6:35:24 AM] Self patching process complete. [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Download failed, no more URL's to try from [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin_fxinfo.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin_fxinfo.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin_fxinfo.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin_fxinfo.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin_fxinfo.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin_fxinfo.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin_fxinfo.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin_fxinfo.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Download failed, no more URL's to try from [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin_powers.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin_powers.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:42 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin_powers.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin_powers.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin_powers.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin_powers.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\bin_powers.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608bin_powers.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, no more URL's to try from [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\sound.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608sound.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\sound.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608sound.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\sound.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608sound.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\sound.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608sound.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, no more URL's to try from [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\texture_gui.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608texture_gui.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\texture_gui.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608texture_gui.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\texture_gui.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608texture_gui.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\texture_gui.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608texture_gui.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, no more URL's to try from [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\texture_library.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608texture_library.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\texture_library.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608texture_library.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\texture_library.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608texture_library.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Download failed, trying from a different URL [6/12/2019 6:35:43 AM] Downloading file "C:\QT\hc-beta\texture_library.pigg" from "http://nsa.tools/hc/homecoming/20190608texture_library.pigg" [6/12/2019 6:35:44 AM] Download failed, no more URL's to try from [6/12/2019 6:35:44 AM] Finished patching.
  15. There has been argument that having an all the time damage buff of 80% needs to be balanced against melee sets having short duration boost. I will ignore that it is not all the time unless you build for it, but instead ask what Shield defense pays for its situational buff of the same amount via Against All Odds. True, AAO bonus fluctuates depending on the number of nearby enemies so perma-Rage would be better when facing a solo Boss or AV. Even so, AAO is far better than Build Up in any situation where you have a crowd--situations Tankers and Brutes tend to be in. If AAO does not need a penalty then the point of comparison is not Build Up but AAO, and whatever penalty there is should be in line with (and preferably reflective of) the qualitative differences in situations where Rage is better than AAO. As example (not arguing this as a solution, just trying to give a sense of scale) since Super Strength mostly consists of single target attacks--something people arguing for the need of a penalty seem not to consider--how about the bonus damage gets divided by the number of targets be affected by a power? So Jab, Punch, Harmaker, et al would still get the full bonus. Foot Stomp and other area powers would still do bonus damage to each target but the bonus would drop--hit 5 targets and they each take 16% bonus damage.
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