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I got my first blaster (psi/psi) to level 41.  It seems like there are waaaay too many attacks if I just need a solid PvE rotation.  How do you choose which to take and which to slot? Do you look for the highest Dam per Activation Cycle? Some other metric?


I think i just need to six slot about four powers to have a non-stop attack rotation.  Then some utility powers for buffs, KB, etc.  And maybe AoE.


I feel spread out all over the plave - any advice for a psi/psi and for blasters in general on choosing your builds?


TY guys.

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Damage-per-Animation is generally the best metric. Then there are misc considerations like building a full attack chain out of them, damage-per-endurance efficiency, eventual preference for ranged over melee.


For Psi/, the bread-and-butter ST attacks are TK Blast and Psi Lance. In /Mental, Mind Probe and TK Thrust are great picks. Psychic Shockwave is a great AoE. Every other AoE in either Psi/ or /Mental, is, uhh... "Uhh". But you'll likely want at least one extra to round up your AoE output, maybe Psionic Tornado for ease of use as its 20' radius is meaty if nothing else.


(Also take Psychic Wail, which I don't count as "AoE" because it's a nuke. Nukes are always great.)

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I've been playing around with a build for one of these. Bit pricey but it does look like quite a tanky blapper. Softcaps to s/l/e/r and drain psyche close to perma. I took tactics almost entirely to help drain psyche to hit (because I needed that ranged defence bonus from it) but it will also boost the damage of psi lance.



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Level 50 Magic Blaster
Primary Power Set: Psychic Blast
Secondary Power Set: Mental Manipulation
Power Pool: Flight
Power Pool: Speed
Power Pool: Leadership
Power Pool: Fighting
Ancillary Pool: Mace Mastery

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Psionic Dart -- SprDfnBrr-Acc/Dmg(A), SprDfnBrr-Dmg/Rchg(3), SprDfnBrr-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(3), SprDfnBrr-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(5), SprDfnBrr-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(5), SprDfnBrr-Rchg/+Status Protect(7)
Level 1: Subdual -- Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(A)
Level 2: Telekinetic Blast -- SuddAcc--KB/+KD(A), SprWntBit-Rchg/SlowProc(7), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg(9), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(9), SprWntBit-Dmg/EndRdx/Acc/Rchg(11), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(11)
Level 4: Mind Probe -- Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg(A), Mk'Bit-Dmg/EndRdx(13), Mk'Bit-Dmg/Rchg(13), Mk'Bit-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(15), Mk'Bit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(15), Mk'Bit-Dam%(17)
Level 6: Fly -- BlsoftheZ-ResKB(A)
Level 8: Hover -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), Ksm-ToHit+(17)
Level 10: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(19)
Level 12: Psionic Lance -- StnoftheM-Acc/Dmg(A), StnoftheM-Dmg/EndRdx(19), StnoftheM-Dmg/ActRdx/Rchg(21), StnoftheM-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(21), StnoftheM-Dam%(23), Apc-Dam%(23)
Level 14: Maneuvers -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(25)
Level 16: Concentration -- GssSynFr--ToHit(A), GssSynFr--ToHit/Rchg(25), GssSynFr--ToHit/Rchg/EndRdx(27), GssSynFr--Rchg/EndRdx(27), GssSynFr--ToHit/EndRdx(29), GssSynFr--Build%(29)
Level 18: Psionic Tornado -- Rgn-Dmg(A), Rgn-Dmg/Rchg(31), Rgn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(31), Rgn-Acc/Rchg(31), Rgn-Dmg/EndRdx(33), FrcFdb-Rechg%(33)
Level 20: Drain Psyche -- NmnCnv-Heal/EndRdx(A), NmnCnv-EndRdx/Rchg(33), NmnCnv-Heal/Rchg(34), NmnCnv-Heal/EndRdx/Rchg(34), NmnCnv-Heal(34), NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(36)
Level 22: Boxing -- KntCmb-Acc/Dmg(A), KntCmb-Dmg/EndRdx(48), KntCmb-Dmg/Rchg(48), KntCmb-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(50)
Level 24: Tough -- StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(A), GldArm-3defTpProc(36)
Level 26: Weave -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(36), LucoftheG-Def(37)
Level 28: Tactics -- AdjTrg-ToHit/EndRdx(A), AdjTrg-ToHit/EndRdx/Rchg(37)
Level 30: World of Confusion -- CrcPrs-Conf(A), CrcPrs-Conf/Rchg(37), CrcPrs-Acc/Conf/Rchg(39), CrcPrs-Acc/Rchg(39), CrcPrs-Conf/EndRdx(39), CrcPrs-Conf%(40)
Level 32: Psychic Wail -- SprBlsWrt-Acc/Dmg(A), SprBlsWrt-Dmg/Rchg(40), SprBlsWrt-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(40), SprBlsWrt-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(42), SprBlsWrt-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(42), SprBlsWrt-Rchg/Dmg%(42)
Level 35: Psychic Shockwave -- Arm-Dmg(A), Arm-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(43), Arm-Acc/Rchg(43), Arm-Dmg/EndRdx(43), Arm-Dam%(45), Erd-%Dam(45)
Level 38: Telekinetic Thrust -- SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg(A), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx(46), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(46), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(48), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx/Acc/Rchg(50), SuddAcc--KB/+KD(50)
Level 41: Scorpion Shield -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(45), LucoftheG-Def(46)
Level 44: Assault -- EndRdx-I(A)
Level 47: Afterburner -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A)
Level 49: Super Speed -- Clr-Stlth(A)
Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Defiance 
Level 1: Sprint -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Swift -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Health -- Pnc-Heal/+End(A)
Level 2: Hurdle -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A)
Level 1: Quick Form 
Level 50: Agility Core Paragon 


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