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  1. I've yet to finish working on my own sav/bio final build which bums me a bit because it was super fun leveling with it (could be the toon's story and playing it up in-game as well) and kinda zoomed to 50 without realizing it. Had to try going between different posts on the primary and secondary by themselves at first but kinda gave up. Between sav/bio and elec/shield, I'm not sure I've had more fun with stalkers. Now I've started an elec/bio for sport to see how they work together.
  2. For funsies one night I had an idea to come up with an in-game story for several characters I had. After playing through one of the redside arcs involving clones (not sure which one offhand, but it was during Sharkhead Isle level range) with my Night Widow, I got the idea of what if someone else made clones of her, like her "long lost father"? So, I turned my electric/shield stalker (a former Arachnos scientist who had learned magic from his infiltration of the CoT) into her father and the clones were his cabal trying to find said lost daughter(the Night Widow) who had been stolen by Arachnos years earlier for their Widow Program. In a twist, the mother was a former Portal Corp scientist who ran away in shame of her husband/depression over losing her daughter into a dimension that happened to have an Arachnos active there, only to have a daughter she was pregnant with (unknowingly at time of dimension jumping) joining the Widow Program of THAT dimension. It's been fun writing the bios for them so far. Most are stalkers with a blaster, a brute or two, and a dominator thrown in. Plus, A couple of the clones have placed in the GM-run costume contests so there's that. Originally, I was going to only have 8 clones to fit the father character's naming theme (8 arms of an octopus) but alt-itis is hard affliction to overcome.
  3. Ahhh, the memories of this combo...was my first redside villain. I haven't remade it on HC so far. I'm typing this on my phone and dont have access to Mids either. That said, one thing I noticed and would offer an alternative to is Assassin's Strike slotting. Instead of Assassin's Mark consider slotting it with Stalker's Guile, especially with its Chance to Hide. I've run it on a couple of stalkers and being to make a follow up attack from AS from hide again is rather nice. Helps to kill 'em dead faster 🙂 Plus, it also makes it much easier to drop Placate entirely if there was something else you wanted to put in its place. On both Stalkers and Night Widows, it feels as if the closer to 50 you get, the utility of it diminishes that much more.
  4. I have the "Rikti Crash Site" music as a ringtone, the "Aeon City" one as an alarm on said phone, and "Port Recluse" always struck me as the theme song for my Night Widow.
  5. <------ OP here... First off, thank you, @tidge, @Omega-202, and @Gulbasaur, for responding and for your insights. I didn't know that about Health so I might just go ahead and try Tidge's suggestion for sure. I had to skip Ragnarok because I wouldn't have had the funds at the time to cover it. Omega, I think the Longfang slotting I actually got from you so kudos for that because I've liked how it's worked in-game so far. Gulbasaur, I've used some of your info on my Night Widow and Fortunata characters so my thanks to you for that. I think this is why I like the VEATs so much. Too many ways to build them and they all seem to be pretty effective. You'd think with them Arachnos would've won by now...
  6. Hello, fellow Soldiers of Arachnos! I had this crab back on Live I finally took out of moth balls and managed to finally level up. This is the current build the toon is running, and I would like to see if anyone has words of advice on it. I'm so used to playing stalkers and widows that have a Leroy Jenkins complex that this has been a switch up for me. Villain Plan by Mids' Reborn : Hero Designer https://github.com/ImaginaryDevelopment/imaginary-hero-designer Spider-Cat: Level 50 Natural Arachnos Soldier Primary Power Set: Crab Spider Soldier Secondary Power Set: Crab Spider Training Power Pool: Leaping Power Pool: Leadership Power Pool: Speed Power Pool: Fighting Ancillary Pool: Leviathan Mastery Villain Profile: ------------ Level 1: Channelgun (A) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage (7) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance (7) Thunderstrike - Damage/Endurance Level 1: Crab Spider Armor Upgrade (A) Gladiator's Armor - TP Protection +3% Def (All) Level 2: Longfang (A) Achilles' Heel - Chance for Res Debuff (9) Gladiator's Javelin - Chance of Damage(Toxic) (9) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage (11) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance (11) Thunderstrike - Damage/Endurance (13) Touch of Lady Grey - Chance for Negative Damage Level 4: Super Jump (A) Jumping IO (50) Jumping IO Level 6: Maneuvers (A) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Increased Global Recharge Speed (13) Shield Wall - +Res (Teleportation), +5% Res (All) Level 8: Suppression (A) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage (15) Positron's Blast - Damage/Endurance (15) Positron's Blast - Damage/Range (17) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance (17) Positron's Blast - Chance of Damage(Energy) (19) Positron's Blast - Damage/Recharge Level 10: Tactical Training: Maneuvers (A) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Increased Global Recharge Speed (19) Red Fortune - Endurance (21) Red Fortune - Defense/Endurance (21) Red Fortune - Defense (23) Red Fortune - Defense/Endurance/Recharge (23) Red Fortune - Endurance/Recharge Level 12: Venom Grenade (A) Dominion of Arachnos - Accuracy/Damage (25) Dominion of Arachnos - Damage/Recharge (25) Dominion of Arachnos - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (27) Dominion of Arachnos - Damage/Endurance/Recharge (27) Dominion of Arachnos - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance/Recharge (29) Dominion of Arachnos - Recharge/Chance for -Dmg and Terrorize Level 14: Super Speed (A) Run Speed IO Level 16: Kick (A) Damage Increase IO Level 18: Frag Grenade (A) Overwhelming Force - Damage/Chance for Knockdown/Knockback to Knockdown (29) Annihilation - Damage/RechargeTime (31) Annihilation - Accuracy/Damage (31) Annihilation - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance (31) Annihilation - Chance for Res Debuff (33) Annihilation - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance/RechargeTime Level 20: Tactical Training: Leadership (A) Gaussian's Synchronized Fire-Control - Chance for Build Up Level 22: Mental Training (A) Run Speed IO Level 24: Tough (A) Unbreakable Guard - +Max HP (33) Unbreakable Guard - Resistance/Endurance Level 26: Fortification (A) Aegis - Resistance (33) Aegis - Resistance/Endurance (34) Steadfast Protection - Resistance/+Def 3% (34) Steadfast Protection - Knockback Protection Level 28: Serum (A) Preventive Medicine - Heal (34) Preventive Medicine - Heal/Endurance (36) Preventive Medicine - Endurance/RechargeTime (36) Preventive Medicine - Heal/RechargeTime (36) Preventive Medicine - Heal/RechargeTime/Endurance (37) Preventive Medicine - Chance for +Absorb Level 30: Weave (A) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Increased Global Recharge Speed (37) Luck of the Gambler - Defense (37) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance Level 32: Omega Maneuver (A) Spider's Bite - Accuracy/Damage (39) Spider's Bite - Damage/RechargeTime (39) Spider's Bite - Accuracy/Damage/RechargeTime (39) Spider's Bite - Damage/Endurance/RechargeTime (40) Spider's Bite - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance/RechargeTime (40) Spider's Bite - RechargeTime/Global Toxic Level 35: Summon Spiderlings (A) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Recharge (40) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Damage (42) Expedient Reinforcement - Damage/Endurance (42) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (42) Expedient Reinforcement - Endurance/Damage/Recharge (43) Expedient Reinforcement - Resist Bonus Aura for Pets Level 38: Call Reinforcements (A) Call to Arms - Defense Bonus Aura for Pets (43) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Recharge (43) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Damage (45) Expedient Reinforcement - Endurance/Damage/Recharge (45) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (45) Sovereign Right - Resistance Bonus Level 41: School of Sharks (A) Bombardment - Chance for Fire Damage Level 44: Bile Spray (A) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage (46) Positron's Blast - Damage/Endurance (46) Positron's Blast - Damage/Recharge (46) Positron's Blast - Damage/Range (48) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance (50) Positron's Blast - Chance of Damage(Energy) Level 47: Arctic Breath (A) Pacing of the Turtle - Accuracy/Slow (48) Pacing of the Turtle - Endurance/Recharge/Slow (48) Pacing of the Turtle - Damage/Slow (50) Pacing of the Turtle - Chance of -Recharge Level 49: Combat Jumping (A) Reactive Defenses - Scaling Resist Damage Level 1: Brawl (A) Empty Level 1: Prestige Power Dash (A) Empty Level 1: Prestige Power Slide (A) Empty Level 1: Prestige Power Quick (A) Empty Level 1: Prestige Power Rush (A) Empty Level 1: Prestige Power Surge (A) Empty Level 1: Conditioning Level 1: Sprint (A) Celerity - +Stealth Level 2: Rest (A) Recharge Reduction IO Level 4: Ninja Run Level 2: Swift (A) Run Speed IO Level 2: Health (A) Miracle - +Recovery (3) Numina's Convalesence - +Regeneration/+Recovery (3) Numina's Convalesence - Heal/Endurance Level 2: Hurdle (A) Jumping IO Level 2: Stamina (A) Performance Shifter - Chance for +End (5) Performance Shifter - EndMod (5) Endurance Modification IO Level 0: Born In Battle Level 0: Force of Nature Level 0: Invader Level 0: Marshal Level 50: Ion Core Final Judgement Level 50: Degenerative Core Flawless Interface Level 50: Support Radial Embodiment Level 50: Banished Pantheon Radial Superior Ally Level 50: Barrier Core Epiphany Level 50: Agility Radial Paragon ------------ ------------
  7. I've recently made a few scrapper and brute alts but have had issues rrally getting into their grooves. I got to level 6 on a rad brute and found myself irritated when the power selections didn't include assassin's strike. Stalkers have been too much fun and kinda ruined the other melee toons for me (except Night Widows which feel like cousins anyway). Pretty sure half the 50s I've ever made were stalkers. I should've opened up a stalker-only shop somewhere called Stalk-N-Stab...
  8. First villain I ever made back on live was a Nin/nin stalker and enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it was my best stalker, but better than some I had then and now. I do admit I never got it to 50, though. I got a DB/nin to 50 and feel that I enjoyed the feel of Nin/nin better. Why the heck have I never remade that toon now I wonder... great, alt-itis hitting again... The last 50 I made was an Electric/Shield, and I don't recall a stalker toon I made that was as much fun. There are painful times, yes, and end can be a b**** but no worse than most others I found (at least it ain't as bad as DA). A little bit of End Reduction slotting and Stamina slotting and it is fine. Bring some blue insps just in case. I wish the toon had the psi resists my night widow has (nothing seems to break her. She's hood like that) but otherwise has been a blast (of electric death mwuahahaha)... I'd have no prob recommending one. For other secondaries, I've only started a couple of toons that run with Rad armor and Energy Aura after reading a couple of people recommending them.
  9. I took a DB/nin to 50 and never really had an issue with the combo system. I kinda figured by the early 40s it wasn't gonna be an Incarnate character for me, but I enjoyed it well enough to 50. Working on a Sav/Bio right now which has been more enjoyable than I thought. I did go incarnate with an Elec/Shield, and I have to say, I almost made it my main by the time it got to the mid 40s. And yeah, Placate has become completely skippable, especially if you add the stalker procs into attacks.
  10. I was one of the finalists on my shard The nifty part is the toon I used has a backstory tied in to another toon whom was a finalist for the January science-themed one. They kept it in the family!
  11. Can't speak to any accuracy of info, but the Mids' Reborn app has entries for each one you can look through on the Incarnate Window. I honestly don't remember what all was said in the Lore AMA's but here's the link for them: Lore AMA from Paragon Wiki
  12. Well, that's the first time I remember someone turning a night widow into a ranged toon before. How does your attack chain go? How does it generally feel running through content with this build? I ask because I've never tried to play a NW like that before.
  13. I always felt that my night widow, after growing up in the slums around Port Recluse on Sharkhead Isle, bought a condo near the casinos in St. Martial. While doing Praetorian missions, base of operations is in Four Gables, Imperial City. Blueside, home is a penthouse overlooking Founder's Falls' Venetian area.
  14. I thought I had kept my character around for the group shot on my shard but I didn't see it in the pic. Oh well, I managed to be randomly gifted a high level enhancement when my hobo character hit his "will work for inf" battle cry as a GM passed by... Wasn't sure what to expect from this contest but dang if people didn't bring some really fun costumes to view.
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