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Storm controller probably won't do the same level of damage as a /Storm MM.  But which primary comes close?

 

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If you're just looking to do damage, fire pretty much always wins. Illusion, though, is really strong and does good damage, but takes a little more work to get there. 

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You might try Mind/Storm ... of all things ... since Storm will "bring the Pets" that Mind doesn't on its own (except as Confused $Targets) and will give you an incredible range of versatility, especially if you slot up Tornado and Lightning Storm with the Sudden Acceleration Knockback to Knockdown converter IOs.  Mind will let you "lock them down" and Storm will let you "blow them away" and you aren't going to necessarily be limited by the combination all that much.  And with Mass Hypnosis you can neutralize groups before they can even attack you.

 

Of course, with a Mind/Storm build you're almost certainly going to want to have Hasten ... and I'd argue you'll want to have Assault and Tactics too ... but that still leaves you a decent amount of flexibility even if you're taking all 9x9 powers in the primary and secondary.  Go Sorcery for Mystic Flight and Enflame and you'll be a wrecking machine, especially since you'll be able to push clusters into corners using HERDicane for Enflame to burn to a crisp.

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Grav/Storm has solid ST damage with Lift and Propel. Plant/Storm has good AoE damage with Carrion Creepers, but takes a bit of recharge to keep them up.


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My top picks, not in any particular order except for Plant/. IMO Plant/Storm is pure destruction, it doesn't feel like you are playing a controller in the higher levels. You'll need IOs to manage your endurance for this combo.

  • Plant/Storm - Pure destruction at higher levels.
  • Fire/Storm - Endurance, you wont have any.
  • Illusion/Storm - Pure Chaos. Recommend slotting KB to KD IOs
  • Grav/Storm - Strong positional manipulation and ST Damage. Best option to "shape the battlefield"
  • Dark/Storm - Trades a bit of Damage for extra control, lots of pets and pseudo pets

 

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Dark/Time/Primal   Earth/Thermal/Ice   Electric/Poison/Mu   Fire/Dark/Fire   Gravity/Kin/Mace   Ice/Rad/Ice   Illusion/Traps/Mace   Mind/TA/Psionic   Plant/Storm/Ice


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I happen to really like elec/storm. Not just because of the thematics, but because they complement each other well

 

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Another vote for Plant/Storm, here. I had one on Live and it was a blast to play. SO much damage, spawns just evaporate. Heavy on end, as the above poster mentioned, and can tend to get a bit out of control (ironically) on crowded maps, but if you don't mind dying occasionally, it's a ton of fun.

Here's a great guide from the old forums that explains the philosophy/playstyle of Plant/Storm wonderfully:
https://web.archive.org/web/20120904213614/http://boards.cityofheroes.com/showthread.php?t=135061

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I really like Electric/Storm since Electric helps with Storm's End problems, and Grav/Storm since Wormhole's ability to pack mobs into a small space turns Tornado and Lightning Storm into reasonable small AoE powers instead of practically just single-target powers.

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I think Plant, Fire, Illusion in that order.  If you aren't worried about damage output till the 40s, Earth with the earth epic does a surprising amount of damage with an amazing amount of control. 

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Gravity has very respectable single target damage.

 

Fire or Plant for AoE. Plant is the smoother ride of the two because Fire takes a while to come into its own, often not being a great soloist until the mid 30s.

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My Earth/Storm is my fav controller.

If you load up earth with procs it's amazing with storms extra damage.

I have 21 procs in my build and big mobs die so fast.

With all earth's location AoE's you don't even have to show your face to the mobs.

Ppl say  planet is the most damaging control set. I'm not so sure 🙂

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