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About Frostweaver

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  1. Yep, Ice is one of the best aoe dps only on corrupter due to scourge ticks. Water and DP both overtake it on sentinels.
  2. I am confused... why exactly is it okay for stalker comparisons to add in the pools that give snipes in a favored position to those sets that gain an advantage from them, but it's not okay for sentinels to compare with pools that are greatly influenced by the primary choice as well? I mean, the reality is that psionic is one of the best epics for sentinels that can exploit them, and the other epics mostly suck, which actually adds in to the comparison. I took the favored pool on my favorite BR sentinel, even though it's not the best choice for BR specifically, simply because I had free slots and the other pools suck. Do you simply hate sentinels and despise anyone that dares suggest that there are better builds that let them compare favorably to other AT's?
  3. I think I got the crap animations confused... Will Dom is the one that seems to take a lifetime to actually get to a target, although mental blast is slower than crap, too. My only concern about losing mental blast is also losing offensive opportunity. I mean, regen... defensive is hardly useful. I do like the idea of losing the extra slots in pain, though... yeah, I lose some set bonuses, but I can shift those slots around to proc a few things and crank my damage up at least 40%.
  4. To be fair, I am a fan of David Tennant, but that's mostly because I really enjoyed his acting in Good Omens. But you always love the doctor you started with, and for us Gen-Xers, it will always be the Bakernater. The thing is... Christopher Eccleston had HUGE potential. I was REALLY enjoying his turn at Doc, but he was utterly short-lived, as, if he had lasted, he might have beaten all the rest of the doctors, simply because of how UNLIKE the other doctors he really was. I stopped watching, forever, when they dragged Jodie in... Not because I had a problem with a female doctor (it sorta made sense) but they turned the whole show into a neverending social justice sermon. I didn't mind the occasional flashes of "Look what happens when a civilization is bigoted" bits in the earlier shows, but it got sickeningly over-the-top with Peter Capaldi, and then Jodie just took it two steps further. But even though I consider Tom Baker the epitome, Tennant WAS the doctor who starred in "Blink" whioch is quite possibly the greatest single episode of doctor who... and one of the greatest episodes of Any science fiction show ever.
  5. I was thinking of adding an 'end game' build, but... that varies hugely by playstyle. This one will work just fine on a +4 ITF or most DA missions, and with stealthing lowbie chains for merits, should get you into a sweet financial position without having to rely too much on AH games or farming toons. Some of the sets can be swapped directly out for purples, but you might want to consider winter sets when you can afford them... most of them are packed with resistance and defense buffs, more than just fire/cold, and could really elevate your build. But, to be fair, I have NEVER been a fan of flight on a brute. It just doesn't mesh that well with melee-centric, and the slight defense buff plus lotg mule slot from Combat Jumping are a definite boon for melee players. . Although I HAVE been growing fond of playing with experimentation's speed of sound... superspeed, plus Jaunt, takes care of vertical problems and really feels like 'zipping into a new position' like a speedster. Sweeping cross is great on a level 30 StJ, but at 50 it just sucks out combo points. Similarly, initial strike is easily replaced by shin breaker as a combo builder.... to be fair, though, it does suffer from a lack of attacks at REALLY low exemplar levels... I will usually slot an accuracy into boxing and keep sands of mu available if I go REALLY low (below 20) or you could do some rearranging of powers to give you more lower level options. Resurgence just feels like a wasted power, sorry. But higher level you might want to find a way to slide in strength of will... but it's recharge sucks, which I why I skipped it. Invisibility is simply an LOTG mule. If you want, you can drop a stealth in your sprint and that, plus concealment, makes a fine exemplar tool. replacing it with something more useful might work. You could even replace the force of will pool with leadership and get more oomf, but it might slow down smashing your way through end-of-mission fights or hard targets. But brutes have lots of ways they can go 🙂 good luck.
  6. Rad is kinda the penultimate tanker right now. MA? Meh. just about anything works fine with Rad.
  7. Tom Baker is the only doctor.
  8. Well, I have a level 38 'concept' build that I am struggling with, psi/regen, named "Gorgeous", who is a rotting hulk created as one of his first bodies by Doc Vahzilok, and eventually replaced as a holder for a random brain. The Random Brain actually turned out to be gifted much like the clock king, so, since the body was mostly unkillable and the brain was clock kinglike, I settled (almost a year ago) On a Psi-regen sentinel and have revisited it every couple of months to try to make it work. the...incredible slowness of Psi almost always makes me throw up my hands in despair... especially when I managed to kill a mob with TK blast while waiting for Psionic strike to actually travel to the target. Well, this is the crap I have so far for a build... is it recoverable or should I just give it up and rebuild as a bio?
  9. You know, except that procs, epics, and attack rotations are an important part of the game. And direct determiners of actual in-game performance rather than some magical, nonexistent, even keel model. And you wonder why economists are always wrong.
  10. Selling you on earth/earth when you have a thousand character slots is a bit like selling you on the idea of drinking water.... It sells itself.
  11. As much as I appreciate the VERY rough sheet, it still makes me want to beg @oldskool for a Psi/regen build sans fly 🙂
  12. Frostweaver

    Help with BS/EA

    ea's s/l defense and Parry's lethal stack just fine. and frankly, once you build up decent levels of defense with IO's, Parry will stack melee to cap as well fairly easily, although it's low damage means you won't stack it that often unless you are fighting a hard target... but you don't really NEED it for fighting anything but hard targets anyway. 27% s/l defense seems to be the easiest thing to achieve on /ea without making any cuts elsewhere, but if you are willing to compromise just a little you can get it to 35% easy... so when you are doing DA content, a single parry will take you to the lethal and melee insarnate cap against all those...lethal and melee using enemies. Although, to be fair, the missions where you fight Banished Pantheon are always challenging for /ea. SR/Shield do not pair any better with BS, only bio does on a stalker. Lots of people love the MATH behind BS/shield, gut seriously, how often do you think a stalker wades into 10 targets just to get a slight damage bonus? They'd much rather fight an elite boss than 10 minions. And parry gives so MUCH defense that with a couple of applications and decent slotting you can cap your lethal/melee defense starting from ZERO... That's one of the reasons it works so well on the ITF, because it can cancel out the massive debuffs that cause cascade failure from massed cimeroran lethal attacks.
  13. Frostweaver

    Stone Melee / ?

    My sm/ea is only level 43, I haven't finished up her build yet, but I will post it in a few days when I do.
  14. Frostweaver

    Stone Melee / ?

    Energy Aura! Honestly Stone has a lot of excess mitigation, and is fairly heavy endurance-wise. Except for energy cloak, EA doesn't screw with the way your costume looks. EP helps prevent -recharge, which can truly help stone melee, as well as a recharge bonus from Entropic Aura. Last but not least, it gets some psionic defense from power shield and end discount from energise, decent resistance to the most common damage types, and kinda blows off sapper/carnie drains above and beyond the fact that they almost never actually connect, and with defense debuff resistance and damage resistance cascade failure is a non-issue. Stone is one of those sets that meshes beautifully and synergistically with EA. It's not stone armor, but what is? SM/EA is, however, almost as Strong and Pretty as WM/EA.
  15. yeah, I think that's a bug
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