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  1. Do y'all incorporate armors into your builds or more of a devil may care "I'll kill them before they get me" kind of attitude? I keep getting stuck on planning out a build on Mids because I'm trying to figure out what to take. The big thing is do I try to get cap on def/res or one or the other or just forget it.
  2. Is there an updated list of all the badges for Halloween? Also, ones which benefit from Halloween like Crotoa being dark and ghosts constantly spawning. I've gotten badges in the past from Halloween but never a serious attempt and last year just didn't have time working on the Covid ward. Any help is appreciated. 🎃 👻 🎃 👻 😱
  3. So this is actually my oldest toon on HC and the least played. A shame to be sure, the current build is a ranged tank with pets. I prefer to change it up with a hybrid mix of melee, ranged, and pets. I went heavy for the res/def and you'll see that in the slotting. I skipped serum, while I am a fan of Max HP especially perma I just couldn't fit it in the build. Overall I'm just looking for a critique before I commit and respec, to see if there are any possible changes or insight into something I have overlooked. This Villain build was built using Mids Reborn 3.0.5.6 https://github.com/Reborn-Team/MidsReborn Click this DataLink to open the build! Death Head Tarantula: Level 50 Natural Arachnos Soldier Primary Power Set: Crab Spider Soldier Secondary Power Set: Crab Spider Training Power Pool: Leaping Power Pool: Fighting Power Pool: Leadership Villain Profile: Level 1: Channelgun (A) Apocalypse - Damage/Recharge (3) Apocalypse - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (3) Apocalypse - Accuracy/Recharge (5) Apocalypse - Damage/Endurance (5) Apocalypse - Chance of Damage(Negative) Level 1: Crab Spider Armor Upgrade (A) Gladiator's Armor - TP Protection +3% Def (All) (7) Unbreakable Guard - +Max HP Level 2: Combat Training: Defensive (A) Shield Wall - +Res (Teleportation), +5% Res (All) Level 4: Super Jump (A) Blessing of the Zephyr - Knockback Reduction (4 points) Level 6: Longfang (A) Superior Spider's Bite - Accuracy/Damage (9) Superior Spider's Bite - Damage/RechargeTime (11) Superior Spider's Bite - Accuracy/Damage/RechargeTime (11) Superior Spider's Bite - Damage/Endurance/RechargeTime (13) Superior Spider's Bite - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance/RechargeTime (13) Superior Spider's Bite - RechargeTime/Global Toxic Level 8: Suppression (A) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage (15) Positron's Blast - Damage/Endurance (15) Positron's Blast - Damage/Recharge (17) Positron's Blast - Damage/Range (17) Positron's Blast - Chance of Damage(Energy) Level 10: Tactical Training: Maneuvers (A) Red Fortune - Defense/Endurance (19) Red Fortune - Defense/Recharge (19) Red Fortune - Defense/Endurance/Recharge (21) Red Fortune - Defense (21) Red Fortune - Endurance Level 12: Venom Grenade (A) Superior Frozen Blast - Accuracy/Damage (23) Superior Frozen Blast - Damage/Endurance (23) Superior Frozen Blast - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance (25) Superior Frozen Blast - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (25) Superior Frozen Blast - Damage/Endurance/Accuracy/RechargeTime (33) Superior Frozen Blast - Recharge/Chance for Immobilize Level 14: Arm Lash (A) Superior Avalanche - Accuracy/Damage (27) Superior Avalanche - Damage/Endurance (27) Superior Avalanche - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance (29) Superior Avalanche - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (29) Superior Avalanche - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance/Recharge Level 16: Combat Jumping (A) Reactive Defenses - Scaling Resist Damage Level 18: Frag Grenade (A) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage (31) Positron's Blast - Damage/Endurance (31) Positron's Blast - Damage/Recharge (31) Positron's Blast - Damage/Range (33) Positron's Blast - Chance of Damage(Energy) Level 20: Slice (A) Superior Dominion of Arachnos - Accuracy/Damage (33) Superior Dominion of Arachnos - Damage/Recharge (34) Superior Dominion of Arachnos - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (34) Superior Dominion of Arachnos - Damage/Endurance/Recharge (34) Superior Dominion of Arachnos - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance/Recharge Level 22: Mental Training (A) Run Speed IO Level 24: Fortification (A) Resist Damage IO (36) Impervium Armor - Psionic Resistance Level 26: Frenzy (A) Obliteration - Damage (36) Obliteration - Accuracy/Recharge (36) Obliteration - Damage/Recharge (37) Obliteration - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (37) Obliteration - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance/Recharge (37) Obliteration - Chance for Smashing Damage Level 28: Kick (A) Force Feedback - Chance for +Recharge Level 30: Tough (A) Steadfast Protection - Resistance/+Def 3% (39) Reactive Armor - Resistance/Endurance (39) Impervium Armor - Psionic Resistance (39) Reactive Armor - Resistance/Endurance/Recharge (40) Reactive Armor - Resistance Level 32: Omega Maneuver (A) Overwhelming Force - Accuracy/Damage (40) Overwhelming Force - Endurance/Recharge (40) Overwhelming Force - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance (42) Overwhelming Force - Damage/Endurance/Recharge (42) Overwhelming Force - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance/Recharge Level 35: Summon Spiderlings (A) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Recharge (42) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Damage (43) Expedient Reinforcement - Damage/Endurance (43) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (43) Expedient Reinforcement - Endurance/Damage/Recharge Level 38: Call Reinforcements (A) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Recharge (45) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Damage (45) Expedient Reinforcement - Damage/Endurance (45) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge (46) Expedient Reinforcement - Endurance/Damage/Recharge Level 41: Weave (A) Red Fortune - Defense/Endurance (46) Red Fortune - Defense/Recharge (46) Red Fortune - Defense/Endurance/Recharge (48) Red Fortune - Defense (48) Red Fortune - Endurance Level 44: Maneuvers (A) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance (48) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Recharge (50) Luck of the Gambler - Endurance/Recharge (50) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance/Recharge (50) Luck of the Gambler - Defense Level 47: Wolf Spider Armor (A) Impervium Armor - Psionic Resistance Level 49: Combat Training: Offensive (A) Accuracy IO Level 1: Conditioning | Hidden Level 1: Brawl
  4. Had an idea for a villain that is like Protean (since we have a million costume slots) that can assume various identities. That being said I figured Blasters(maybe) have that range to have different powers, melee/ranged/holds/immobilizes, etc that would fit a character of that type. Not to mention powers can be changed in some instances not only the colors but how they are cast or different animations for melee. So now the question what primary/secondary/PP would fit that scope? I was thinking of doing an Arachnos, Longbow, civilian, hero, villain, Vanguard, etc as different costume options. Thinking caps on and let the creative juices flow! (Eeeww)
  5. @M3z still around? I read your guide on pvp mm options from 2019. You talk up thug/psn with Leviathan? Did you ever runs this build or have a Mids build? I saw your build for necro/psn figured conversation would be easy and your recommendations for Leviathan slotting. I ran my necro mm through Warburg recently and was slaying (which surprised the hell out of me) until it was a 5 vs me and well no fun by then. Anyways I have a thug/psn at 50 not slotted and unsure what to do with until I saw your thread. Any advice?
  6. So I know they get a bad rap, but, I enjoy the necro set. Yeah, they are mindless and f!cked up an LRSF or two, at least in my experience. But, I like them. So my question is how does everyone typically slot them? Is there powers that I should skip? I have it paired with /storm because honestly hurricanes, tornados, and lightning storms PLUS zombies seems like chaos and my oh my i love me some chaos. So let me know, your experience, advice, whatever, I'm open and ready to hear it.
  7. Heya all, had some questions on two sets I have zero experience with on MM's. Went primarily for s/l on def/res with rech. Let me know your thoughts/advice. This Villain build was built using Mids Reborn 3.0.5.6 https://github.com/Reborn-Team/MidsReborn Click this DataLink to open the build! Larker: Level 50 Science Mastermind Primary Power Set: Thugs Secondary Power Set: Poison Power Pool: Speed Power Pool: Concealment Power Pool: Fighting Power Pool: Leadership Ancillary Pool: Mace Mastery Villain Profile: Level 1: Call Thugs -- SprMarofS-Dmg(A), SprMarofS-Acc/Dmg(3), SprMarofS-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(3), SprMarofS-EndRdx/+Resist/+Regen(5), SvrRgh-PetResDam(5), OvrFrc-Dam/KB(7) Level 1: Alkaloid -- Prv-Heal(A), Prv-Heal/EndRdx(11), Prv-Heal/Rchg/EndRdx(17), Prv-Absorb%(19), Prv-EndRdx/Rchg(50), Prv-Heal/Rchg(50) Level 2: Envenom -- ShlBrk-DefDeb(A), ShlBrk-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(9), ShlBrk-DefDeb/EndRdx/Rchg(9), HO:Lyso(11) Level 4: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(7), RechRdx-I(50) Level 6: Equip Thugs -- EndRdx-I(A) Level 8: Weaken -- DarWtcDsp-ToHitDeb(A), DarWtcDsp-ToHitdeb/Rchg/EndRdx(19), DarWtcDsp-ToHitDeb/EndRdx(21), DarWtcDsp-Rchg/EndRdx(21), HO:Lyso(46) Level 10: Super Speed -- Clr-EndRdx(A), Clr-Stlth(48) Level 12: Call Enforcer -- SprCmmoft-Acc/Dmg(A), SprCmmoft-Dmg/EndRdx(13), SprCmmoft-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(13), SprCmmoft-Rchg/PetAoEDef(15), AchHee-ResDeb%(15), HO:Enzym(17) Level 14: Stealth -- Rct-Def(A), Rct-Def/EndRdx(37), Rct-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(37), Rct-ResDam%(39), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(43) Level 16: Grant Invisibility -- ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP(A), Krm-ResKB(39) Level 18: Gang War -- SlbAll-Dmg(A), SlbAll-Dmg/Rchg(34), SlbAll-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(36), SlbAll-Acc/Rchg(36), CaltoArm-+Def(Pets)(36), EdcoftheM-PetDef(37) Level 20: Boxing -- Empty(A) Level 22: Tough -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(23), UnbGrd-EndRdx/Rchg(23), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(33), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(34), UnbGrd-Max HP%(34) Level 24: Weave -- Rct-Def(A), Rct-Def/EndRdx(25), Rct-EndRdx/Rchg(25), Rct-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(33), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(43) Level 26: Call Bruiser -- SprMarofS-Dmg/EndRdx(A), SprMarofS-Acc/EndRdx(27), ExpRnf-Acc/Dmg(27), ExpRnf-Dmg/EndRdx(29), ExpRnf-EndRdx/Dmg/Rchg(29), ExpRnf-+Res(Pets)(31) Level 28: Maneuvers -- Rct-Def(A), Rct-Def/EndRdx(31), Rct-EndRdx/Rchg(31), Rct-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(33), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(45) Level 30: Assault -- EndRdx-I(A) Level 32: Upgrade Equipment -- EndRdx-I(A) Level 35: Poison Trap -- Obl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(A), Obl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(45), Lck-%Hold(46), PreOptmz-EndMod/Acc/Rech(46), PreOptmz-EndMod/End(48) Level 38: Noxious Gas -- EndRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(43) Level 41: Scorpion Shield -- Rct-Def(A), Rct-Def/EndRdx(42), Rct-EndRdx/Rchg(42), Rct-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(42), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(45) Level 44: Vengeance -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A) Level 47: Antidote -- GldArm-3defTpProc(A), StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(48) Level 49: Elixir of Life -- EndRdx-I(A) Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A) Level 1: Sprint -- Empty(A) Level 1: Supremacy Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A) Level 1: Swift -- Run-I(A) Level 1: Health -- Pnc-Heal/+End(A), NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(39), Mrc-Rcvry+(40) Level 1: Hurdle -- Jump-I(A) Level 1: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A), PwrTrns-EndMod(40), PwrTrns-+Heal(40) Level 1: Punk Level 1: Arsonist Level 10: Speed Phase Level 12: Enforcer Level 26: Bruiser Level 50: Agility Core Paragon Level 50: Rebirth Core Epiphany Level 50: Mighty Radial Final Judgement Level 50: Diamagnetic Radial Flawless Interface Level 50: Carnival Radial Superior Ally ------------
  8. The Experience I went digging, I do a lot of sleuthing about on the nitty gritty of the game these days, looking for a small bit of information on a specific Task Force the other night that I found myself soloing simply for the heck of it. By the other end of it I came up pretty empty handed both in regards to that Task Force, and just the general fact that there was strangely a lack of discussion around the idea of soloing it. Hoped back onto the forums from beyond Google to see if there were ever any threads with open discussion about soloing content, thoughts, experiences, just anything in general in the last few months. Not a thing specifically designated to that purpose. So I figured, why not open that floor up and see what the thoughts are out there? I recently took on the challenge of building a Titan Weapon/Regeneration Scrapper with the explicit purpose of putting it through as much challenging content as I could, with as much solo as I find the time to do. The game was quiet, so I decided I'd try and take a peak around Khallisti Wharf for the first time ever, and also take a swing at the Task Force (Market Crash) while I was around. I hadn't actually taken a tour through it yet, and thought it'd be fun to try and run something brand new. There's relatively no direct-link resource for that TF, so it was a bit of a blind-run (not a big deal, really), until the end with the last AV (Crimson Prototype). That thing smoked me within 15 seconds and I was, truly and honestly, baffled. I hosp'd and took another swing, got it about 1/5 down before it happened again... just flat-lined out of no where. Que growing rage. For an AV, the Crimson Prototype is kind of annoying, but in a solo circumstance I was finding him, on that build, irritatingly difficult and it wasn't until another death, and really looking at the combat log that I realized it causes -MaxHP. I knew I had a ton of effective debuffs stacking on me, but not a lot of time to really stop and question them individually in my fight to kill that thing, and stay alive at the same time. There's also the fun little fact that whenever it manages to get a hold of, or summon a Force Field Generator, that tiny little drone makes the CP effectively untouchable. Its debuffs are what killed it for me on a Regen, though. I could cycle a lot of +Def and +Res, and hold up for a considerable amount of time without question, but at the end of it all Regeneration is one of my key elements, and that guy was stripping me down 100's of HP at a shot to the point where I was getting dropped by half, making those meager 150-200 damage attacks critical me. In the end I had to fold and give up the TF. It didn't matter if my Regen ridiculously high, it was chopping my hit points right out from under me. In the end, I might not have made the attempt if I'd come across a more definitive "btw, watch out for this..." I'll possibly revisit it down the road once I have the last few sets catalyzed in my build, and the Incarnates at least all T3 (versus only having Alpha and T1 Judgement). The Call to Action! That being said, I wanted to call out to others whose quest is to solo the content of our great city on their thoughts, tips, tricks, or stories they've experienced that might weigh in on the idea for others. What lessons did you learn, or what event happened that no other soul got to witness but you, alone in that dark cavern beneath Oranbega? I wanted to hear from others, to share those memories into something constructive for others, if anyone's interested. What's your Solo: Best Experience Favorite Content Task Force Tips AV Challenges GM Takedowns Bang-for-Buck Arcs Merit-Making Side-Runs Soul Crushing Defeats World Breaking Wins Solo Questions Advanced Warnings Overall Tricks If enough people dive in and there's a good flow of info, I may even go back and edit it together into an archive/table of contents.
  9. I know that TA was buffed a while ago. But the numbers posted were for Defenders. But I've started to dig around on Trick Arrow for MM's and gaps in knowledge are starting to pop up. So this might be the first of several question sessions that I come up with regarding Trick Arrow and the MasterMind. Today's questions are about Flash Arrow. 1. Does Flash Arrow actually need Accuracy slotting? - Possible answer: I don't think it does, it appears to be autohit. Unless there is a portion of the effect that isn't autohit. Here is the excerpt from the Hit Log. Testing Scenario: I hit some mobs with it. 2. Are the in game tool tips accurate about the amount of the effects? - Answer No freaking clue! Are there any math people out there? Unenhanced the in game tooltip for Flash Arrow says: -5.63% to Hit. Whereas Mids tooltip shows -11.25%. Testing Scenario: This is using Unenhanced Trick Arrow. I'm level 50 and I let a 50 yellow Possessed Scientist (Lieutenant) in Peregrine Island beat on me. My Combat Attributes Window shows that I have 30.12% for Smashing Defense and the same for Lethal Defenses. My melee defense was around 11% so it doesn't matter in this scenario. Without Flash Arrow: He had a 22.88% chance to hit me. With Flash Arrow: He had a 10.58% chance to hit me. 22.88 - 10.58 = 12.3. So what does that actually mean? What % use does it actually have? Any math Guru's here? 3. How can we use the answer to question 2, to leverage how much Defense we should have to hit Soft Cap Defense against mobs from 0 to +4? Will it enable us to reallocate set bonus priorities from defense to another priority. When I get some time, i will try to repeat question 2 results with enhanced Trick Arrow. If i get some actual time.
  10. Couple things first...this is not a "can't you post a Mids build for me" thread, secondly, I have yet to make a Sent. That being said, my question is advice or better yet let me explain my thoughts, I intend to make this toon as a ranged blitz attack style, the secondary will be purely for ranged def and probably S/L because caves, council bases, the claustrophobic areas..you get it. So can a Sent be effective for this play style? With the primary acting as a control damage set because of the KB to force them away if they get too close plus damage obviously, couple this with the "speedster" aspect of SS, and the def and high rech. I've read some of the threads on Sent's and I get the gist of their functionality and how it can be beneficial to team dynamics (seriously what AT isn't in some way), I have a VG mate who loves his Sent's and after watching him enough I know there is a definite viability to them. So now I want to try them. So before I go the route of spending an hour on Mids, min/max a possible build to be proofread, what advice would you give?
  11. Can you customize enemies with specific powers? How does it work? I want to try making missions and have an idea in mind about a new enemy type but want to know how far does it go into customizing of them in regards to specific types.
  12. So I rolled a staff/invulnerable broot, was wondering if anyone had some insight into how it performs? Any downside? Not looking for a build, just want info from someone who has played one.
  13. So got hit by surprise snow here...I hate snow, winter, holidays, etc. Whens the winter event starting i want to beat a snowmans ass or throw snowballs at people in Atlas when they aren't looking. But, mostly to beat a snowmans ass...and wanting to punt kick baby new year...gawd he's a hideous chud.
  14. Hey all, hope you're all doing well and staying safe. I just got a question I thought I'd ask here - so... with power customization on Homecoming here, I have to ask - do the forms of a Peacebringer or a Warshade change color at all? I ask because, admittedly, I love the concept of the Peacebringers and Warshades - arguably moreso the Peacebringers/non-altered Kheldians since I always loved characters like the Green and Yellow Lanterns as well as those non-organic shapeshifting forms (and organic shapeshifters as well of course). And while I'm okay with the default colors, I just have to ask since the idea of rocking - say - a neon green Nova and Dwarf form is enticing lol
  15. I'm thinking of starting a villain character that changes alignment to be a Rogue at 20 and from then on, only do Rogue-like story arcs, which are arcs that aren't evil, but are closer to the Rogue alignment. So, does anyone have any recommended contacts? Also, out of the 4 Patrons, which one is closest to the Rogue alignment?
  16. Sorry I wasn't sure where to post this question and couldn't find somewhere else that looked more appropriate, but is it possible to change your main or at least secondary power? Like if you're say a demon MM and wanted to try thugs or robots? How about if wanted to change your secondary to something else? Is this possible somewhere or do you have to make a new character?
  17. So I've built one, any slotting advice on the pets looking at Lich specifically. I know Necro is low AOE, so that's why I took Storm to balance plus its part of the concept for the toon. I've never played either set, so help on slotting pets, powers that I must or should take, etc. Any advice is of course highly appreciated and I will send a very valuable "no-prize" your way, disinfected of course.
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