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I usually rely on the magnificent Bionic_Flea for his amazing builds but I also don't want to bug him all the time to help my wife and I, so I thought I would toss this up.  This was modified a bit from a stalker build I found in some archives.


She does not need all the combos however One Thousand Cuts is a must (she feels like a bada$$ when using it) and this was a favorite character combo specifically on Scrappers for her.  She just had a mediocre build prior to the shutdown with random IOs and stuff so I was hoping to have a finalized amazing build - only cares about PVE content like most folks.


This looks decent enough to me but was hoping for some feedback from our wonderful community, if you have a moment!  She is currently leveling it and is nearing the 40s right now.



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Level 50 Natural Scrapper
Primary Power Set: Dual Blades
Secondary Power Set: Willpower
Power Pool: Flight
Power Pool: Fighting
Power Pool: Speed
Power Pool: Leadership

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Nimble Slash -- SprScrStr-Acc/Dmg(A), SprScrStr-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(3), SprScrStr-Rchg/+Crit(3), Hct-Dmg/EndRdx(5), Hct-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(5)
Level 1: High Pain Tolerance -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(7), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(7), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(9), GldArm-3defTpProc(9)
Level 2: Ablating Strike -- SprScrStr-Dmg/Rchg(A), SprScrStr-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(11), SprScrStr-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(11), Mk'Bit-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(13), Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(13)
Level 4: Mind Over Body -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(15), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(15), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(17), StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(17)
Level 6: Power Slice -- SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg(A), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx(19), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(19), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(21), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx/Acc/Rchg(21)
Level 8: Fly -- Frb-Stlth(A)
Level 10: Fast Healing -- Prv-Absorb%(A)
Level 12: Blinding Feint -- TchofDth-Acc/Dmg(A), TchofDth-Dmg/EndRdx(45), TchofDth-Dmg/Rchg(45), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(45), TchofDth-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(46), TchofDth-Dam%(46)
Level 14: Indomitable Will -- LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(A), LucoftheG-Def(23), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(23), ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP(25)
Level 16: Typhoon's Edge -- Obl-Dmg(A), Obl-Acc/Rchg(42), Obl-Dmg/Rchg(42), Obl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(42), Obl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(43), Obl-%Dam(43)
Level 18: Rise to the Challenge -- Mrc-Rcvry+(A), NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(43), Prv-Heal(46), Prv-Heal/EndRdx(50)
Level 20: Vengeful Slice -- Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg(A), Mk'Bit-Dmg/EndRdx(25), Mk'Bit-Dmg/Rchg(27), Mk'Bit-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(27), Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(29), Mk'Bit-Dam%(29)
Level 22: Boxing -- Empty(A)
Level 24: Tough -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(33), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(33), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(34)
Level 26: Weave -- LucoftheG-Def(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(31), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(33)
Level 28: Heightened Senses -- LucoftheG-Def(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(31), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(31)
Level 30: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(34)
Level 32: Sweeping Strike -- SprCrtStr-Acc/Dmg(A), SprCrtStr-Dmg/Rchg(34), SprCrtStr-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(36), SprCrtStr-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(36), SprCrtStr-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(36), SprCrtStr-Rchg/+50% Crit(37)
Level 35: One Thousand Cuts -- SprAvl-Acc/Dmg(A), SprAvl-Dmg/EndRdx(37), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(37), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(39), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(39), SprAvl-Rchg/KDProc(39)
Level 38: Maneuvers -- LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(A), LucoftheG-Def(40), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(40)
Level 41: Quick Recovery -- PrfShf-End%(A)
Level 44: Strength of Will -- UnbGrd-Max HP%(A)
Level 47: Tactics -- GssSynFr--ToHit(A), GssSynFr--ToHit/Rchg(48), GssSynFr--ToHit/Rchg/EndRdx(48), GssSynFr--Rchg/EndRdx(48), GssSynFr--ToHit/EndRdx(50), GssSynFr--Build%(50)
Level 49: Assault -- EndRdx-I(A)
Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Critical Hit
Level 1: Quick Form
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: Sprint -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)
Level 4: Ninja Run
Level 2: Swift -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Health -- Pnc-Heal/+End(A)
Level 2: Hurdle -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A), PrfShf-EndMod(40)
Level 50: Cardiac Core Paragon


Thanks in advance!


Edited by JayboH

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What you have works. 


What is presented is below is just a different way of looking at it.  What I see in the original build is a lot of combo use.  Blinding Feint -> Attack Vitals is still good damage.  You don't really need Hasten to chain that repeatedly.  So what I decided to do was drop Hasten since you're not really going combo-less and Willpower doesn't benefit from it at all.  Blinding Feint recharges within the AV combo even on 65% global recharge.  


Some slight hit point loss is a bit of a downer, sorry. 


Some slight defense reduction, but Combat Jumping would pick this up.  It can take another LoTG to bring global recharge over 70% if that matters to you.  I didn't bother to enhance it since it is there for illustration.  It can be dropped for Flight just as it was in the original set up.  


Focused Accuracy isn't necessary to run (accuracy against +4's is pretty high + BF buff) and the set bonus isn't either.  Dump it for Hasten if you want to add it back.  You'd end up with a 16 second downtime with some boosters in 2 slots.  You could then swap Vengeful Slice with Power Slice as a filler for a combo-less approach.  I put the critical ATO buff in Vengeful because the build assumes BF -> AV, but that slotting can be swapped with Blinding Feint.  Your choice.  [Edit, and originally I was saving a slot in BF for Gaussian's, but ultimately dropped it.  Its nice to have but not needed so I would probably swap the slots as noted here.]


Ablating Strike and Sweeping Strike get the -res procs to help bypass pesky lethal resistance and picks up the purple sets.  The original build had Winter IOs so I'm guess money isn't an issue.  


The build gets an extra Performance Shifter proc.  End shouldn't be an issue.  


The build swaps out Cardiac because it isn't needed to hard cap S/L and end generally should be no problem.  Grab Musculature Core Alpha for a damage increase instead.  


If any of this helps, great! 


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Edited by oldskool
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I would drop Conserve from the build above and grab Stealth instead for and additional 1.88% minimum to put you a bit over  the 45% Def S/L. It'll let you speed thru some content that you don't want to fight thru. I'd take one of the slots on Physical Perfection and put it in Health and slot it with the Preventive Medicine Proc instead.

Here's a different approach on a DB/WP. It goes more for the regen and is still S/L softcapped with S/L resist possible at 64-65% if you put Prevetive Meds in place of the Numi IO's.  It also allows for you to have all of you primary attacks so you can use all of you combos if you exemplar. Kinetic Combats are in Brawl as mules for the 3.75% S/L def.



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