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Nitpick corrections (just to make it obvious instead of implied):

  • For epic pools, you can select the first power at level 35 for any unlocked pool.
  • Ancilliary (originally heroside epic) pools are unlocked automatically at level 35.
  • For patron pools, these are unlocked by having any of the badges for completing the last mission of one of the first Patron arcs, AND level 35.
    • You have to be a villain, rogue, or vigilante to be able to be redside in order to be in the missions, but it doesn't have to be your mission*.
    • You can get the badge before level 35 from someone else's mission (I recommend this if you can because then you can just train at level 35 like you can for ancilliary pools)
    • To get the patron arc for yourself, what @srmalloy said is correct - you train to level 35, are introduced to Arbiter Rein automatically, and running his mission to select one of the Arachnos patrons introduces them as a contact. Finishing the last mission in the first arc for whichever patron you selected grants you a badge and unlocks the pools, and because you can't get villain contacts as a vigilante, you have to be villain or rogue for this method.
    • All of the patron arcs are also available in Ouroboros, if you decide to just run them later and respec into patron powers.

 

* - this is actually a change from how they were originally; they used to be tied to arc completion and not mission completion, which only applied for the mission holder(s) and not anyone else on the team.

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4 hours ago, siolfir said:

Nitpick corrections (just to make it obvious instead of implied):

  • To get the patron arc for yourself, what @srmalloy said is correct - you train to level 35, are introduced to Arbiter Rein automatically, and running his mission to select one of the Arachnos patrons introduces them as a contact. Finishing the last mission in the first arc for whichever patron you selected grants you a badge and unlocks the pools, and because you can't get villain contacts as a vigilante, you have to be villain or rogue for this method.
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* - this is actually a change from how they were originally; they used to be tied to arc completion and not mission completion, which only applied for the mission holder(s) and not anyone else on the team.

 

Nitpick to the nitpick, you don't have to actually train to 35 to get the mission yourself.  You can be 35 without training up and just go talk to Arbiter Rein to start the mission.  That way you can complete the arc and THEN train up and pick that patron pool power at level 35 instead of having to wait until 38.  Done it that way myself several times.

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24 minutes ago, Riverdusk said:

Nitpick to the nitpick, you don't have to actually train to 35 to get the mission yourself.

Fair enough; I hadn't tried that specifically and was almost positive that the automatic introduction didn't happen until you trained (could be mandela effect going on here, I don't remember seeing the popup after exiting a mission). The last few times I worried about Patron powers I was able to get the badge before level 30 by tagging along on someone else's mission, then picked up the mission to hold for the next alt (repeat as needed).

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Just now, siolfir said:

Fair enough; I hadn't tried that specifically and was almost positive that the automatic introduction didn't happen until you trained (could be mandela effect going on here, I don't remember seeing the popup after exiting a mission). The last few times I worried about Patron powers I was able to get the badge before level 30 by tagging along on someone else's mission, then picked up the mission to hold for the next alt (repeat as needed).

 

Don't think you are wrong about the automatic introduction, but you can still go talk to him even without an intro (lot of contacts are that way actually), if you know where he is and are the right level.  He'll still offer you the mission to start things off.

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4 hours ago, Hew said:

I really like that we have a legit newbie in the forum asking questions. Especially with that doom and gloom thread about how noooooooobody plays anymore.

 

... are we sure this isn't just you with an alt account just *pretending* to be a newbie?

 

*suspicious look*

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