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Is soft-capping Energy Aura to Negative Energy possible or feasible?


I've been happily cruising my Street Justice / Energy Aura brute up through the levels. Got most S/L/E to 45% but NE is still about 35%.

Didn't worry about it too much until my first ITF, then those Dwarfs and Rommie at the end would just wipe me out with a couple Mires.


The bonuses I've seen pair Energy and Negative Energy. Do I just need to suck it up and try to go for 55/45% E/NE defense or is there a source of pure NE defense bonus?


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There are several ways to do this:


-Superior Winter's Bite will give you 5% E/N on its 5th bonus.

-Entomb will do the same as well.

-Barrier Core T4 will give you a permanent 5% def and 5% res bonus.


There's really not a source of "pure NE defense" there's E/N in terms of set bonuses, however, softcapping Negative is entirely possible.


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both my Kat & Staff EnA Scraps are softcapped to NE before Incarnates, so it's absolutely possible. didn't break the over-all builds to do it, so still feasible/viable too. the WO sets Zera mentioned are the only 2 NE Def bonuses in the Kat. the Staff doesn't have Entomb, but has a pair of Reactive Armor bonuses and a Numina NE Def bonus.

32 minutes ago, ninja surprise said:

those Dwarfs and Rommie at the end would just wipe me out with a couple Mires

i think my biggest challenge on EnA has been dragging all of SLENFC Res to 44-51%, w/o neglecting +Rech at all. in full aggro, it'll ride along at 230%, lol. love EnA! ya might consider playin with Rune in your build on Mids/Pine, which i use to cap (not sure how close to 90% a Brute might get) when in rough stuff. have you tanked the Incarnate sewer Pylons yet?...that's another one where Rune/Melee Core come in.

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Thanks for those tips! I've never looked at the Winters since those were pretty expensive last time I looked. Hadn't even thought of taking a hold to get Entomb!

Just got into the low 40's on that ITF so no incarnate bonuses yet. 

With this NE hole I was debating whether to continue or switch to a StJ/Ninjitsu Scrapper.

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Are you talking Neg DEFENSE?  Or Neg RESIST?

Yes to the first, conditionally "Yes" to the second.


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Schtronk Unt Pretti: Level 50 Technology Brute
Primary Power Set: Super Strength
Secondary Power Set: Energy Aura
Power Pool: Fighting
Power Pool: Leaping
Power Pool: Sorcery
Power Pool: Leadership

Villain Profile:
Level 1: Punch -- FrcFdb-Acc/KB:50(A), FrcFdb-Dmg/EndRdx/KB:50(3), FrcFdb-Rechg%:50(3), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg:40(5), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:40(5), CrsImp-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:50(7)
Level 1: Kinetic Shield -- ShlWal-Def:50(A), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx:50(7), ShlWal-Def/Rchg:50(9), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(9), ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP:50(11), Rct-ResDam%:50(11)
Level 2: Haymaker -- SprUnrFur-Acc/Dmg:50(A), SprUnrFur-Dmg/Rchg:50(13), SprUnrFur-Acc/Dmg/Rchg:50(13), SprUnrFur-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:50(15), SprUnrFur-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:50(15), SprUnrFur-Rchg/+Regen/+End:50(17)
Level 4: Dampening Field -- UnbGrd-ResDam:50(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx:50(21), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam:50(21), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg:50(23), StdPrt-ResDam/Def+:30(23), GldArm-3defTpProc:50(25)
Level 6: Power Shield -- ShlWal-Def:50(A), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx:50(25), ShlWal-Def/Rchg:50(27), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(27)
Level 8: Knockout Blow -- FrcFdb-Acc/KB:50(A), FrcFdb-Dmg/EndRdx/KB:50(29), FrcFdb-Rechg%:50(29), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg:40(31), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:40(31), CrsImp-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:50(31)
Level 10: Entropic Aura -- EndRdx-I:50(A)
Level 12: Kick -- FrcFdb-Rechg%:50(A)
Level 14: Tough -- UnbGrd-ResDam:50(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx:50(33), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam:50(33), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg:50(33)
Level 16: Energy Protection -- UnbGrd-ResDam:50(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx:50(34), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam:50(34), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg:50(34)
Level 18: Rage -- HO:Membr(A), HO:Membr(36)
Level 20: Energy Cloak -- ShlWal-Def:50(A), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx:50(36), ShlWal-Def/Rchg:50(36), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(37)
Level 22: Weave -- ShlWal-Def:50(A), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx:50(37), ShlWal-Def/Rchg:50(37), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(39)
Level 24: Combat Jumping -- LucoftheG-Rchg+:50(A), LucoftheG-Def:50(39)
Level 26: Hurl -- Dcm-Acc/Dmg:40(A), Dcm-Acc/Dmg/Rchg:40(39), FrcFdb-Acc/KB:50(40), FrcFdb-Dmg/EndRdx/KB:50(40), FrcFdb-Rechg%:50(40), Apc-Acc/Dmg/Rchg:50(42)
Level 28: Energy Drain -- LucoftheG-Rchg+:50(A), LucoftheG-Def:50(42)
Level 30: Mystic Flight -- WntGif-ResSlow:50(A)
Level 32: Foot Stomp -- ScrDrv-Acc/Dmg:50(A), ScrDrv-Dmg/EndRdx:50(42), ScrDrv-Dmg/Rchg:50(43), ScrDrv-Acc/Rchg:50(43), ScrDrv-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:50(43), ScrDrv-Dam%:50(45)
Level 35: Energize -- DctWnd-Heal/Rchg:50(A), NmnCnv-Heal/Rchg:50(45)
Level 38: Overload -- LucoftheG-Rchg+:50(A)
Level 41: Maneuvers -- ShlWal-Def:50(A), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx:50(45), ShlWal-Def/Rchg:50(46), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(46)
Level 44: Arcane Bolt -- SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg:50(A), SprWntBit-Dmg/Rchg:50(46), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:50(48), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg/Rchg:50(48), SprWntBit-Dmg/EndRdx/Acc/Rchg:50(48)
Level 47: Rune of Protection -- UnbGrd-ResDam:50(A), UnbGrd-EndRdx/Rchg:50(50), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam:50(50), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg:50(50)
Level 49: [Empty]
Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Dash -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Slide -- Clr-Stlth:50(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 -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)
Level 4: Ninja Run
Level 2: Swift -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Health -- Pnc-Heal/+End:50(A), NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+:50(17), Mrc-Rcvry+:40(19)
Level 2: Hurdle -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%:50(A), PrfShf-EndMod:50(19)
Level 50: Cardiac Core Paragon


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