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So...I have a build for everything in game, GM killa, team player, solo, farmers, merit farmer, pvp, etc. I figured what better place to ask than here in the Badge section. 

 

BUT, I don't have an AT in mind for a badger, and I seriously want to start one.

I know you need heals, good aoe for defeat badges, survivability especially against AV/GM, pvp, etc.

What do you use for your badger, I had a Demon/Therm MM in mind but, I'm unsure.

 

Thoughts?

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I think it is good to remember that there are a number of badges that cannot be gained by soloing.

Also that the Incarnate sytem is very handy to plug gaps. (Heals on a blaster for the Empathy series for example)

In addition and to make life easier you need some general powers not AT specific, Stealth and a Fly power jump to mind, Vidiotmaps as well.

Many badges are also easy to get on any AT, explore badges and the AE ones.

So take all the above away and you are getting to the large bunch of badges that arrive from defeating stuff.

All my badging mains have been damage based and most are ranged.

AOE’s are your friend and so I usually end up with a blaster of sorts and Fire/EM seems to work for me.

I do not have any alts with all the badges but a few are just a couple short of that and all the missing ones are from the Incarnate Masters of series.

No best build or AT choice sorry, just a few things for your consideration before you start.

I am not sure if there are any AT’s that just cannot get all the badges, just some that might need a bit more team running.

Last but not least, whatever your choice, enjoy your badging 👍😀

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There is really no best build/At for badging.  Any AT and power set can badge though some may be faster then others.

 

Some badges cannot be gained soloing: example the incarnate trial badges

 

In theory you could get the no defeat/no temp master badges from ITF/Liberty TF/RSF/Khan/Cuda/LGTF solo  but some AT/powersets will have a harder time then others at this. Best to team for these badges.

 

Damage received/taken: you will gain progress as you play and of course there are ways to farm these

 

Healing/hold/debt/money badges: can be farmed or gained through game play

 

Recluse Victory: get a team for the AV's in that zone, you could solo pillboxes and heavies after that

 

TF/SF's can be soloed now, but you may find it better to run these with a team

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I figured with most would be with a team even the TF/SF, defeats, exploration, etc will be done either duo or teamed.

 

I was just trying to see what everyone ran, to see if their was a general consensus on AT. How many blasters or is their more controllers.

I actually should have done this as a poll and had the AT listed and see how it went. 

 

I might be looking way into this, maybe just hop on a build I enjoy and *poof* thats my badger.

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Hi, just two other bits,

I used Oreborus flame (the one in my SG base) a lot starting at first level and then on upwards. Soloed every piece of content on both blue and red side. You get a lot of badges doing that and a shedload of merits. It was really nice to see content I had previously outlevelled and never ran on Live and on HC.

 

I also unlocked the two contacts for Safeguard and Mayhem missions as early as I could, and so that saved doing a huge number of radio/paper missions just to get the bank jobs.

 

Cheers

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My badger on homecoming is a rad/fire brute and on live I had 3, a ninja/dark MM (namesake, villain badger), fire/kin controller (hero badger), and fortunata, an extra badger i started out of boredom. The MM turned out to be a massive PitA, summoning, resummoning, and generally not a character I wanted to run for TFs anyways. If I did another badger on homecoming it would absolutely be my fire/fire blaster., because it is the character I enjoy playing most anyways. Having something that exemps exceptionally well is also very helpful because there is alot of things to do as a badger exemped to low levels. Healing abilities are absolutely not necessary, you can rebirth spam the wolf spiders in mercy for that.

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Currently on fire.

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On 11/22/2020 at 8:15 PM, The_Warpact said:

So...I have a build for everything in game, GM killa, team player, solo, farmers, merit farmer, pvp, etc. I figured what better place to ask than here in the Badge section. 

 

BUT, I don't have an AT in mind for a badger, and I seriously want to start one.

I know you need heals, good aoe for defeat badges, survivability especially against AV/GM, pvp, etc.

What do you use for your badger, I had a Demon/Therm MM in mind but, I'm unsure.

 

Thoughts?

You do not need to have ANY heals for healing badges. A rebirth destiny can handle those, either in an MSR, getting the badges organically, or camping on the marching soldiers in Mercy, effectively farming the badges. 

In fact, you don't need any specific AT for badges. None of them are going to fare better than another for every badge. While something like a fire brute might be great for something like Tankbuster, most defeat badges aren't so easy to herd up and burn down. 

I have an ice/ice blaster with all of them. 
I have a fire/fire blaster that will have all of them, once Luna starts selling the anniversary badges in May. 
I have a shield/mace tank that will have all of them in May as well. 

My best advice is to find the AT powerset combo you like playing the most. Because you will have to play it a lot to get all the badges. 

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I figured teaming will be needed for a lot of the trial and some TF badges, and I've noticed whenever I've joined a team that was working on anything badge related my rad/rad defender badger seems to be the only support character.  That experience makes me put in a word for a debuffing character to speed up teams with AVs and GMs, and also fortunately a rad defender exemps very well, all your key powers come by level 10 if you build right.  

 

I agree with a previous statement that I'd only use a MM if I planned to solo a lot, I like MMs but even I agree they are a pain to speed run a lot of missions (run to end, summon and buff pets, defeat boss or room, dismiss, next mission, run to end, summon pets, buff, etc.).  I also don't love running them on larger teams, even I get problems figuring out what is going on.  Great for soloing normal missions if you aren't in a hurry, get interrupted often, and/or want to be able to solo EBs and maybe AVs.  

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On 1/26/2021 at 11:20 PM, Ukase said:

My best advice is to find the AT powerset combo you like playing the most. Because you will have to play it a lot to get all the badges. 

 

So much this. My badger is an Inv/SS tank won the honors just because she's my favorite character thematically. But certainly not mechanically.

 

I'm happy she's all badged up now, but there were some serious self-hatred moments during the six month span it took to get to max.

If I had to do it all over? I'd probably use a Rad/Rad defender.

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10 hours ago, twozerofoxtrot said:

 

So much this. My badger is an Inv/SS tank won the honors just because she's my favorite character thematically. But certainly not mechanically.

 

I'm happy she's all badged up now, but there were some serious self-hatred moments during the six month span it took to get to max.

If I had to do it all over? I'd probably use a Rad/Rad defender.

This is my problem, I have multiple alts, so choosing which I want to be my badger is impossible. 

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I didn't mean to start badging, just got hooked, and doing pretty well. Plant/psi/ice dom.

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@Xiddo on Excel. Incarnates: Agent Betel - Plant/Psi Dom, Anapos - Water/Kin Corr, Bainbridge - Rad/SS Tank, Atomic Chilli - Fire Melee/Rad Brute, Athosin - Peacebringer

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