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So, I had an idea that I'm sure many others have wanted: a hybrid melee/ranged powerset using a sword and pistol. This set would be primarily used by melee ATs (Scrappers, Brutes, Stalkers, Tanks) but also available as a Secondary for Dominators. The idea is that the melee sword strikes are light and quick, whereas the ranged pistol attacks are slower and heavier.


Tier 1: Flick

A quick flick across the eyes with the sword

Single Target - Melee

Damage: Light

Recharge: Very Fast

-Acc, -Def(All)


Tier 2: Opening Shot

Stand up straight and turn sideways, extend arm to take aim, and fire

Single Target - Ranged

Range: 30ft

Damage: Moderate

Recharge: Moderate

-Acc, -Recharge


Tier 3: Rake

Duck and make a back-handed slash at belly-level in a wide arc

Melee Cone

Damage: High + Minor DoT

Recharge: Moderate

-Def(All), -Dmg, grants Audacity


Tier 4: Flourish

Perform a flourish with your sword, 

Recharge: Long

+Dmg(Self), +Acc(Self), grants Audacity


Tier 5: Riposte

A quick thrust to the heart with the sword

Single Target - Melee

Damage: Moderate

Recharge: Moderate

-Def(All), +Def(Melee, Lethal)(Self), grants Audacity


Tier 6: Point Blank Shot

Same animation as Dual Pistol's Executioner's Shot

Single Target - Melee

Damage: Superior

Recharge: Moderate

Mag 2 Knockdown, Mag 2 Stun, requires Audacity


Tier 7: Moulinet

Spinning strike with sword coupled with a few shots from the pistol in a 360 arc


Damage: Moderate + Moderate DoT

Recharge: Moderate

-Def(All), -Dmg


Tier 8: Gut Shot

Elbow in close to the body, as if jamming the muzzle of the pistol into target's belly and firing

Single Target - Close

Damage: Moderate + High DoT

Recharge: Slow

Mag 4 Stun, -Regen, -Dmg, requires Audacity


Tier 9: Execution

Backhanded slash flowing into a heart thrust, withdraw sword and extend arm to fire pistol into target's face

Single Target - Melee

Damage: Extreme

Recharge: Slow

-Def(All), Mag 4 Knockdown, slow wind-up unless Audacity is active




So this is my first attempt at actually creating a powerset, so please be gentle with feedback, haha.


The idea here is primarily melee with some range and disabling utility thrown in. I also wanted to incorporate a fun mechanic similar but not as limiting as TW's Momentum. As far as the disabling powers, I wanted something practical and useful, whereas some melee debuffs inflict -Speed, which I guess is really only useful for chasing down runners, but otherwise pointless.


What do you think?

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6 minutes ago, JayboH said:

 A mix of ranged/melee lends itself to blaster manipulation and dominator assault sets.

Generally speaking, yes, but those powersets are heavily weighted towards Ranged powers with a handful of Melee powers thrown into the mix. Whereas this is more akin to Spines, Claws, and Kinetic Melee where it is predominantly a Melee with a few Ranged attacks.

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In that case it might be a decent idea as you could make variations necessary to port it to those types.

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