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I haven't really started slotting yet.  The Stealth IO in Sprint is intended to enhance the Stealth power.


1) Is this a good selection of powers for this build?  I wanted to be able to use all of the dual-blade combos.  I don't need Taunt.  I wasn't sure about Invulnerability, so I just did my best guess.  It seems to focus on Resistance vs all except Psionic.


2) What's a good Ancillary/Epic pool for this kind of build?  I haven't seen "Force of Will" yet.  Why would I choose Force of Will over Mu Mastery?  What else is good?


3) Should I change the order of acquiring the powers?  The powers themselves?  I chose Concealment over Fighting and Leadership because I like Stealth.


4) Any suggestions on slotting?  Especially for Psionic Defense and/or Resistance.


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Level 49 Natural Brute
Primary Power Set: Dual Blades
Secondary Power Set: Invulnerability
Power Pool: Leaping
Power Pool: Speed
Power Pool: Fighting
Ancillary Pool: Energy Mastery

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Nimble Slash -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Resist Physical Damage -- Ags-Psi/Status(A), ImpArm-ResPsi(11)
Level 2: Temp Invulnerability -- ImpArm-ResPsi(A)
Level 4: Combat Jumping -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(13), ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP(13), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx(19), Ksm-ToHit+(21)
Level 6: Power Slice -- Empty(A)
Level 8: Ablating Strike -- Empty(A)
Level 10: Typhoon's Edge -- Empty(A)
Level 12: Blinding Feint -- Empty(A)
Level 14: Dull Pain -- Prv-Heal(A), Prv-Heal/EndRdx(15), Prv-EndRdx/Rchg(15), Prv-Heal/Rchg(17), Prv-Heal/Rchg/EndRdx(17), Prv-Absorb%(19)
Level 16: Resist Elements -- ImpArm-ResPsi(A)
Level 18: Vengeful Slice -- Empty(A)
Level 20: Unyielding -- ImpArm-ResPsi(A)
Level 22: Resist Energies -- ImpArm-ResPsi(A)
Level 24: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(25)
Level 26: Sweeping Strike -- Empty(A)
Level 28: Invincibility -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A)
Level 30: Kick -- Empty(A)
Level 32: One Thousand Cuts -- Empty(A)
Level 35: Tough Hide -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), ShlWal-Def(36), Empty(36), Empty(36)
Level 38: Unstoppable -- ImpArm-ResPsi(A), Empty(39)
Level 41: Tough -- Empty(A)
Level 44: Weave -- Empty(A), Empty(45), Empty(45), Empty(45)
Level 47: Superior Conditioning -- Empty(A)
Level 49: Physical Perfection -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Brawl -- HO:Nucle(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Dash -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Slide -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Quick -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Rush -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Surge -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Fury 
Level 1: Sprint -- UnbLea-Stlth(A), Jump-I(9), Run-I(9), EndRdx-I(11)
Level 2: Rest -- Heal-I(A)
Level 4: Ninja Run 
Level 2: Swift -- Run-I(A)
Level 2: Health -- RgnTss-Regen+(A), Mrc-Rcvry+(3), Mrc-Heal(5), NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(5), NmnCnv-Heal(7)
Level 2: Hurdle -- Jump-I(A)
Level 2: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A), PrfShf-EndMod(3), EndMod-I(7)


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  • 2 weeks later

I do not see ant response to this so thought I would throw in my 2 cents.

Disclaimer; I play an Invul tank not a Brute but can provide some insight on the set.


Invul is more of a layered set than it is sometimes credited for being. You should be able to get to capped or at least comfortable S/L resist with out too much trouble. The two unique Resist IOs and generic IOs puts you close at ~78% S/L ) (with Tough) and the remainder at around 30% (except Psi). Invul also has decent defenses as well. Once more with the two unique Defense IOs and generics IOs you would be at ~28 defense (using Weave and Combat Jumping) to all damage types but for psi with 4 mobs in range. Invincibility is an amazing power and a cornerstone of your survivability. 


Dull Pain is is another power that makes Invul shine. You want it giving you as many HP as possible and want to keep it as close to perma as you can. Because Dull Pain increases your base HP it makes any regen you have that much more effective.


I would skip unstoppable as it not a good power. On my tank I have Rune of Protection from the Sorcery pool if I need a sudden resist buff though I will be re-specing out of it since I have Barrier now.


What about Psi? Back on live Psi was the bane of my existence. Currently though with all other damage types defense capped (positionals are ~20%), super high resist, and a massive HP pool with good regen I simply mitigate enough damage from other sources that what I take in Psi is not life threatening even with just 35% resist to it. In bad situations I use Barrier.


Hope that helps.






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  • 2 years later

How did I never see this.

Sorry D.

Here's a LATE LATE contribution.



This Hero build was built using Mids Reborn 3.2.17

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El Cuisinart: Level 50 Natural Brute
Primary Power Set: Dual Blades
Secondary Power Set: Invulnerability
Power Pool: Fighting
Power Pool: Leaping
Power Pool: Leadership
Power Pool: Speed
Ancillary Pool: Energy Mastery

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Nimble Slash -- SprBrtFur-Acc/Dmg(A), SprBrtFur-Dmg/Rchg(3), SprBrtFur-Rech/Fury%(3), SprBrtFur-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(5), SprBrtFur-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(5), SprBrtFur-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(7)
Level 1: Resist Physical Damage -- RctArm-ResDam(A), RctArm-ResDam/EndRdx(7), RctArm-ResDam/Rchg(9), RctArm-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(9), StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(11), GldArm-3defTpProc(11)
Level 2: Ablating Strike -- Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg(A), Mk'Bit-Dmg/EndRdx(13), Mk'Bit-Dmg/Rchg(13), Mk'Bit-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(15), Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(15), Mk'Bit-Dam%(17)
Level 4: Temp Invulnerability -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(21), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(21), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(23)
Level 6: Typhoon's Edge -- SprUnrFur-Acc/Dmg(A), SprUnrFur-Dmg/Rchg(23), SprUnrFur-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(25), SprUnrFur-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(25), SprUnrFur-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(27), SprUnrFur-Rchg/+Regen/+End(27)
Level 8: Dull Pain -- Prv-Absorb%(A)
Level 10: Blinding Feint -- Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg(A), Mk'Bit-Dmg/EndRdx(29), Mk'Bit-Dmg/Rchg(29), Mk'Bit-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(31), Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(31), Mk'Bit-Dam%(31)
Level 12: Resist Elements -- RctArm-ResDam(A), RctArm-ResDam/EndRdx(33), RctArm-ResDam/Rchg(33), RctArm-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(33)
Level 14: Kick -- FrcFdb-Rechg%(A)
Level 16: Unyielding -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(34), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(34), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(34)
Level 18: Vengeful Slice -- SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg(A), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx(36), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(36), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(36), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx/Acc/Rchg(37), SprBlsCol-Rchg/HoldProc(37)
Level 20: Resist Energies -- RctArm-ResDam(A), RctArm-ResDam/EndRdx(37), RctArm-ResDam/Rchg(39), RctArm-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(39)
Level 22: Tough -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(39), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(40), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(40)
Level 24: Weave -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(40), ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP(42), Rct-ResDam%(42)
Level 26: Sweeping Strike -- SprAvl-Acc/Dmg(A), SprAvl-Dmg/EndRdx(42), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(43), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(43), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(43), SprAvl-Rchg/KDProc(45)
Level 28: Invincibility -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(45)
Level 30: Combat Jumping -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(45)
Level 32: One Thousand Cuts -- Erd-Acc/Rchg(A), Erd-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(46), Erd-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(46), ClvBlo-Acc/Dmg(46), ClvBlo-Dmg/EndRdx(48), ClvBlo-Dmg/Rchg(48)
Level 35: Tough Hide -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(48)
Level 38: Maneuvers -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(50)
Level 41: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(50)
Level 44: Superior Conditioning -- PwrTrns-+Heal(A)
Level 47: Physical Perfection -- RgnTss-Regen+(A), PwrTrns-+Heal(50)
Level 49: Super Jump -- Lnch-+Special(A)
Level 1: Fury
Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Sprint -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Swift -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Hurdle -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Health -- Pnc-Heal/+End(A), NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(17), Mrc-Rcvry+(19)
Level 2: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A), PrfShf-EndMod(19)
Level 1: Prestige Power Dash -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Slide -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Quick -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Rush -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Surge -- Empty(A)
Level 4: Ninja Run
Level 49: Double Jump
Level 50: Agility Core Paragon


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