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There are going to be multiple ways to handle this.  

What I did for a DB/Dark Scrapper was just let the DB combos speak for themselves.  I opted to focus on just the Attack Vitals and Sweep combos to keep the recharge demands simple.  You can Blinding Feint -> Attack Vitals (Ablative/Vengeful/Sweeping) for far less than trying to squeeze out the highest damage options that do not use combos at all.  Attack Vitals isn't horrible damage so don't feel like you need to go beyond it, unless you want to.  

Sweep combo is totally unnecessary but since I was using 1k Cuts as a mule any way it was an option.  Typhoon's Edge, Sweeping Strike (or whatever its called) and Death Shroud are fine.  

So you could skip Nimble Slash if you're not using any combos with it and 1k Cuts for the same reasons.  

In Dark Armor, you have nothing that stacks with Cloak of Fear so you could opt to skip it.  Oppressive Gloom and Soul Transfer are also optional.  

I highly recommend getting up to at least 32% melee defense if not higher.  You can potentially get into 40-45% range for melee, smashing, and lethal defenses.  Its the most common type and it will go a long way towards keeping you alive.  You should try to raise your Smashing/Lethal resistance as high as possible, but I found it a bit tougher to cap on a Brute so I went Scrapper instead.  Note that Dark Armor is fairly weak to Energy and Toxic resistance.  Both of these are tough to raise really high, but it is possible to get them in a 40-50% range.  

Finally, Dark Regeneration is your life line.  The more available DR is, the harder it is to take you out.  A Theft of Essence chance to endurance is also well worth the slot.  

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Something to look at:


Villain Plan by Mids' Reborn : Hero Designer

DB DARK: Level 50 Science Brute
Primary Power Set: Dual Blades
Secondary Power Set: Dark Armor
Power Pool: Speed
Power Pool: Leaping
Power Pool: Fighting
Power Pool: Leadership
Ancillary Pool: Energy Mastery

Villain Profile:
Level 1:    Power Slice            TchofDth-Dam%:40(A), TchofDth-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:40(5), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:40(7), TchofDth-Dmg/Rchg:40(7), TchofDth-Dmg/EndRdx:40(9), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg:40(9)
Level 1:    Dark Embrace            UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam:50(A), UnbGrd-EndRdx/Rchg:50(11), UnbGrd-Max HP%:50(11), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg:50(13), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx:50(13), UnbGrd-ResDam:50(15)
Level 2:    Ablating Strike            TchofDth-Dam%:40(A), TchofDth-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:40(15), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:40(17), TchofDth-Dmg/Rchg:40(17), TchofDth-Dmg/EndRdx:40(19), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg:40(19)
Level 4:    Death Shroud            SprBrtFur-Rech/Fury:50(A), SprBrtFur-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:50(21), SprBrtFur-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:50(21), SprBrtFur-Acc/Dmg/Rchg:50(23), SprBrtFur-Dmg/Rchg:50(23), SprBrtFur-Acc/Dmg:50(25)
Level 6:    Typhoon's Edge            SprUnrFur-Rchg/+Regen/+End:50(A), SprUnrFur-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:50(25), SprUnrFur-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:50(27), SprUnrFur-Acc/Dmg/Rchg:50(27), SprUnrFur-Dmg/Rchg:50(29), SprUnrFur-Acc/Dmg:50(29)
Level 8:    Murky Cloud            UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg:50(A), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam:50(31), UnbGrd-EndRdx/Rchg:50(31), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx:50(31), UnbGrd-ResDam:50(33)
Level 10:    Obsidian Shield            StdPrt-ResDam/Def+:30(A), StdPrt-ResKB:30(33), GldArm-3defTpProc:50(33), GldArm-End/Res:50(34)
Level 12:    Super Speed            BlsoftheZ-ResKB:50(A)
Level 14:    Hasten                RechRdx-I:50(A), RechRdx-I:50(34)
Level 16:    Dark Regeneration        ThfofEss-+End%:30(A), Prv-Heal/Rchg:50(34), Prv-Heal:50(36), FuroftheG-Acc/Dmg:50(36), FuroftheG-Dam/End/Rech:50(36), FuroftheG-Acc/End/Rech:50(37)
Level 18:    Vengeful Slice            TchofDth-Dam%:40(A), TchofDth-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:40(37), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:40(37), TchofDth-Dmg/Rchg:40(39), TchofDth-Dmg/EndRdx:40(39), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg:40(39)
Level 20:    Cloak of Darkness        LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+:50(A), ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP:50(40), ShlWal-Def:50(40), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx:50(40), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(42)
Level 22:    Combat Jumping            LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+:50(A), Rct-ResDam%:50(42)
Level 24:    Boxing                Empty(A)
Level 26:    Sweeping Strike            SprAvl-Acc/Dmg:50(A), SprAvl-Dmg/EndRdx:50(42), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:50(43), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg:50(43), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:50(43), Arm-Dam%:50(45)
Level 28:    Tough                TtnCtn-ResDam/EndRdx:50(A), TtnCtn-ResDam:50(45)
Level 30:    Weave                LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+:50(A), ShlWal-Def/Rchg:50(45), ShlWal-Def:50(46), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx:50(46), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(48)
Level 32:    One Thousand Cuts        FrcFdb-Rechg%:50(A), FuroftheG-ResDeb%:50(46), FuroftheG-Acc/Dmg:50(48), FuroftheG-Dam/End/Rech:50(48), FuroftheG-Acc/End/Rech:50(50), FuroftheG-Acc/Dmg/End/Rech:50(50)
Level 35:    Superior Conditioning        PrfShf-End%:50(A)
Level 38:    Focused Accuracy        HO:Cyto(A)
Level 41:    Physical Perfection        PrfShf-End%:50(A)
Level 44:    Maneuvers            LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+:50(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx:50(50)
Level 47:    Super Jump            BlsoftheZ-ResKB:50(A)
Level 49:    Soul Transfer            Prv-Absorb%:50(A)
Level 1:    Brawl                Empty(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                Empty(A)
Level 2:    Rest                Empty(A)
Level 4:    Ninja Run    
Level 2:    Swift                Run-I:50(A)
Level 2:    Health                Mrc-Rcvry+:40(A), Pnc-Heal/+End:50(3), NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+:50(5)
Level 2:    Hurdle                Jump-I:50(A)
Level 2:    Stamina                PrfShf-End%:50(A), PrfShf-EndMod:50(3)
Level 50:    Cardiac Core Paragon    


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