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Here's my current Bots/Time build. I have a feeling it can be improved somewhat, but not sure where. Any suggestions?


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Contraption: Level 50 Mutation Mastermind
Primary Power Set: Robotics
Secondary Power Set: Time Manipulation
Power Pool: Speed
Power Pool: Leadership
Power Pool: Flight
Power Pool: Leaping
Ancillary Pool: Mace Mastery

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Battle Drones -- ExpRnf-+Res(Pets)(A), ExpRnf-Acc/Dmg(50), BldMnd-Acc/Dmg(50), SprMarofS-Acc/Dmg(50), SprMarofS-EndRdx/+Resist/+Regen(50), OvrFrc-Dam/KB(50)
Level 1: Time Crawl -- ImpSwf-Acc/EndRdx(A), ImpSwf-Acc/Slow(50)
Level 2: Temporal Mending -- Prv-Heal/Rchg(A), Prv-Heal/Rchg/EndRdx(50), Prv-Heal/EndRdx(50), Prv-EndRdx/Rchg(50), Prv-Heal(50), Prv-Absorb%(50)
Level 4: Time's Juncture -- DmpSpr-Rchg/EndRdx(A), DmpSpr-ToHitDeb(50), DmpSpr-ToHitDeb/EndRdx(50), DmpSpr-ToHitDeb/Rchg(50), DmpSpr-ToHitDeb/Rchg/EndRdx(50)
Level 6: Equip Robot -- EndRdx-I(A)
Level 8: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A)
Level 10: Maneuvers -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(50), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(50), ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP(50)
Level 12: Protector Bots -- BldMnd-Acc/Dmg(A), SprMarofS-Dmg/EndRdx(50), EdcoftheM-PetDef(50), CaltoArm-+Def(Pets)(50), SprMarofS-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(50), SvrRgh-PetResDam(50)
Level 14: Tactics -- AdjTrg-ToHit(A), AdjTrg-EndRdx/Rchg(50), AdjTrg-ToHit/EndRdx(50), AdjTrg-ToHit/Rchg(50), AdjTrg-ToHit/EndRdx/Rchg(50), AdjTrg-Rchg(50)
Level 16: Distortion Field -- ImpSwf-Dam%(A), ImpSwf-EndRdx/Rchg/Slow(50), Lck-%Hold(50), GldNet-Dam%(50), GhsWdwEmb-Dam%(50), NrnSht-Dam%(50)
Level 18: Fly -- Flight-I(A)
Level 20: Assault -- EndRdx-I(A), EndRdx-I(50)
Level 22: Time Stop -- Lck-Acc/Rchg(A), Lck-Acc/Hold(50), Lck-%Hold(50), Lck-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg/Hold(50), Lck-Rchg/Hold(50), Lck-EndRdx/Rchg/Hold(50)
Level 24: Combat Jumping -- Jump-I(A)
Level 26: Assault Bot -- SprMarofS-Dmg(A), SprMarofS-Acc/EndRdx(50), SprCmmoft-Dmg/EndRdx(50), SprCmmoft-Rchg/PetAoEDef(50), HO:Endo(50), SuddAcc--KB/+KD(50)
Level 28: Farsight -- RedFrt-EndRdx/Rchg(A), RedFrt-EndRdx(50), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(50), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx(50), RedFrt-Def(50)
Level 30: Temporal Selection -- DctWnd-Heal/EndRdx(A), DctWnd-Heal(50), DctWnd-EndRdx/Rchg(50)
Level 32: Upgrade Robot -- EndRdx-I(A)
Level 35: Slowed Response -- TchofLadG-DefDeb/EndRdx(A), TchofLadG-%Dam(50), AchHee-DefDeb/Rchg(50), AchHee-DefDeb(50), AchHee-ResDeb%(50)
Level 38: Chrono Shift -- DctWnd-EndRdx/Rchg(A), DctWnd-Heal/EndRdx/Rchg(50), DctWnd-Rchg(50), DctWnd-Heal/Rchg(50), DctWnd-Heal(50)
Level 41: Scorpion Shield -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(50), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(50)
Level 44: Web Envelope -- GrvAnc-Immob(A), GrvAnc-Immob/Rchg(50), GrvAnc-Acc/Immob/Rchg(50), GrvAnc-Acc/Rchg(50), GrvAnc-Immob/EndRdx(50)
Level 47: Power Boost -- RechRdx(A)
Level 49: Hover -- BlsoftheZ-ResKB(A)
Level 1: Battle Drone 
Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Dash -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Slide -- Run-I(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Quick -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Rush -- Run-I(A)
Level 1: Prestige Power Surge -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Sprint -- Run-I(A)
Level 1: Supremacy 
Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)
Level 4: Ninja Run 
Level 2: Swift -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Health -- NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(A), Mrc-Rcvry+(50), Pnc-Heal/+End(50)
Level 2: Hurdle -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A), PrfShf-EndMod(50)
Level 12: Protector Bot 
Level 26: Assault Bot 
Level 50: Support Radial Embodiment 
Level 50: Talons of Vengeance Partial Core Improved Ally 
Level 50: Ageless Core Epiphany 
Level 50: Ion Radial Final Judgement 
Level 50: Reactive Total Core Conversion 
Level 50: Musculature Core Paragon 
Level 0: Freedom Phalanx Reserve 
Level 0: Portal Jockey 
Level 0: Task Force Commander 
Level 0: The Atlas Medallion 


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Thanks in advance.


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I am no expert - especially when it comes to IO slotting, but I am on almost the same path with my bot/time MM power choice wise. The differences I will have are that that I went sorcery (even though thematically it doesn't fit in) to have rune of protection available and I may try to fit in web cocoon to have a second hold.


I always wanted to have group fly so my bots had their little boot jets going but not going to bother as its such a useless power. I wish they would modify that power so it was a) group hover and b) you could choose whether it was just your pets or your whole team that was affected. Probably would still not be great but would be better. 

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The hallmark of Bots/Time/Mace is that you can easily softcap DEF to pretty much everything.  The downside is that it’s hard to slot in all the MM pet uniques, but then again, you don’t really need to on the DEF side.  Time doesn’t augment damage really, but the high DEF, the -TOHIT from Times Juncture and boosts to END and Heal means you are perfectly situated to take some of your primaries AND Mace Volley and frankenslot them with procs to actually assist with some decent damage output, being able to do so frequently and mitigate all the native MM Endurance penalties.


I suggest you take a look at this thread.....lots of ways to build out Bots.  But you =WILL= need to take and slot your attacks and use them or you’ll find whittling down spawns to be a chore.  I play mine at +4/x8 routinely and do so quite safely, and I tankermind (not using Provoke pool, but just native Times Juncture, which pulls MASS aggro onto me).  Your build isn’t too far off from those shown in this thread.


I keep tweaking mine from time to time, although I mostly play other MM alts these days.



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I went with a more controlery twist. The double single target holds makes locking down annoying mobs easy to burn down (Fake Nemesis, Paragon Protector, etc). The Bonfire picks up what the Distortion Field misses. I have my MM up to 47 now and I am pretty happy with it.


1: Pulse Rifle Blast

1: Time Crawl

2: Pulse Rifle Burst

4: Battle Drones

6: Equip Robot

8: Super Speed

10: Temporal Selection

12: Protector Robots

14: Temporal Mending

16: Distortion Field

18: Repair

20: Time Stop

22: Photon Grenade

24: Hasten

26: Assault Bot

28: Farsight

30: Burnout

32: Upgrade Robot

35: Bonfire

38: Chrono Shift

41: Char

44: Slowed Response

47: Maneuvers

49: Tactics

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