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So after making almost an infinate number of MM alts I finally found a combo I like, beast/cold.  I am almost 50 now and looking to put together a build that can solo 3/8 content without too much trouble AND isn't 500mil inf as I make each toon farm their own way!  Any advise or input on a build or just general strats on getting all my incarnates done would help a ton!

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I have a beast/cold, and I think I spent too much on her. To cut costs, you can slot your shields with just defense IOs. Full set of efficiency adaptor in heat loss is fairly inexpensive,  plus gives you decent set bonuses.

 What powers did you take from Beasts?

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Yo, sorry!


Just saw this while reading up about the new TA.


I've run Beast/Cold to Vet levels, and soloed most of the way.  It's a very, very strong combo once you get it rolling.


I can share what I've got.  In combat I'll run Hover, Arctic Fog, Maneuvers, Assault, and Frozen Armor.  Any more toggles and Endurance can get dicey, so I took Tactics only for the IO bonuses.  I never turn it on.  Snow Storm can drop pesky flyers for you or slow enemies for your pets to mangle, but you don't need it every fight.  Always always always open with Sleet!  It cuts incoming damage and will soften Defense/Resistance for you to chunk stuff.


It is a tad pricey, but set up like this you have the magical 45% Defense to Smashing/Lethal, Defense capped pets, and some extra Resistance on pets.


Why go for Recharge?  Because Benumb and Heat Loss are on such long timers.  Cranking +recharge lets you use them more often.  I'm not a fan of Hasten as you have to auto-fire it and it'll break your stance.  You don't want to take a +recharge Alpha though, as that will screw with your Infrigidate damage procs.  Musculature is usually a good choice; more damage for your pets.


Infrigidate is a big hitter.  Sometimes it'll clear 200 damage if all three procs fire, so use it on a hard Lt. or Boss when it's up.


I didn't take Beast attacks with this.  Some folks will say that's crazy, but I never needed them.  The thing about /Cold is that you never need to fire Fortify Pack.  This means that pets will build Pack Mentality for offense only, and it quickly adds up.  Five pets that are basically unkillable will build Pack Mentality fast.


If you watch your personal aggro, you should be fine to leave pets in "Aggressive".  I only really set them to "Defensive" when a x8 ambush was targeting me.  I mainly threw my Cold powers and use "Attack/Aggressive" to target pets on problem mobs like Sappers or Blast Masters.


Lastly, I'd turn your /Cold shields to "Minimal FX".  It makes a huge difference in the ugly department.


Hope this helps!


This Hero build was built using Mids Reborn

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Lady Iceblood: Level 50 Magic Mastermind
Primary Power Set: Beast Mastery
Secondary Power Set: Cold Domination
Power Pool: Flight
Power Pool: Leadership
Ancillary Pool: Chill Mastery

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Summon Wolves -- HO:Nucle(A), HO:Nucle(3), SlbAll-Dmg/EndRdx:50(3), AchHee-ResDeb%:20(5), TchofLadG-%Dam:50(5), ShlBrk-%Dam:30(7)
Level 1: Infrigidate -- TmpRdn-Acc/EndRdx:50(A), PcnoftheT-Acc/EndRdx:50(19), Acc-I:50(43), ImpSwf-Dam%:30(43), ShlBrk-%Dam:30(43), TchofLadG-%Dam:50(46)
Level 2: Ice Shield -- RedFrt-Def/EndRdx:50(A), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(19), RedFrt-Def:50(40), RedFrt-EndRdx:50(42), RedFrt-EndRdx/Rchg:50(46), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+:50(48)
Level 4: Snow Storm -- TmpRdn-EndRdx/Rchg/Slow:50(A), PcnoftheT-EndRdx/Rchg/Slow:50(48), EndRdx-I:50(50)
Level 6: Train Beasts -- EndRdx-I:50(A)
Level 8: Hover -- WntGif-RunSpd/Jump/Fly/Rng:50(A), WntGif-RunSpd/Jump/Fly/Rng/EndRdx:50(11), WntGif-ResSlow:50(17)
Level 10: Glacial Shield -- RedFrt-Def/EndRdx:50(A), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(37), RedFrt-Def:50(37), RedFrt-EndRdx:50(40), RedFrt-EndRdx/Rchg:50(40), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+:50(48)
Level 12: Summon Lions -- SprCmmoft-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg:50(A), SprCmmoft-Acc/Dmg:50(13), SprCmmoft-Dmg/EndRdx:50(13), SprCmmoft-Rchg/PetAoEDef:50(15), OvrFrc-Dam/KB:50(15), CaltoArm-+Def(Pets):30(17)
Level 14: Fly -- BlsoftheZ-ResKB:50(A)
Level 16: Evasive Maneuvers -- EndRdx-I:50(A)
Level 18: Fortify Pack -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+:50(A)
Level 20: Arctic Fog -- RedFrt-Def/EndRdx:50(A), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(21), RedFrt-Def:50(21), RedFrt-EndRdx:50(23), RedFrt-EndRdx/Rchg:50(23), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+:50(25)
Level 22: Maneuvers -- RedFrt-Def/EndRdx:50(A), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx/Rchg:50(27), RedFrt-Def:50(27), RedFrt-EndRdx/Rchg:50(29), RedFrt-EndRdx:50(29), LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+:50(31)
Level 24: Assault -- EndRdx-I:50(A), EndRdx-I:50(25)
Level 26: Summon Dire Wolf -- SprMarofS-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx:50(A), SprMarofS-Acc/Dmg:50(31), SprMarofS-Dmg:50(31), SprMarofS-EndRdx/+Resist/+Regen:50(33), ImpSwf-Dam%:30(33), EdcoftheM-PetDef:40(33)
Level 28: Benumb -- Acc-I:50(A), Acc-I:50(34), RechRdx-I:50(34), RechRdx-I:50(34), EndRdx-I:50(42)
Level 30: Tactics -- RctRtc-Pcptn:20(A), RctRtc-ToHit:20(36)
Level 32: Tame Beasts -- EndRdx-I:50(A)
Level 35: Sleet -- UndDfn-Rchg:50(A), UndDfn-DefDeb/Rchg:50(36), UndDfn-Rchg/EndRdx:50(36), UndDfn-DefDeb/Rchg/EndRdx:50(37)
Level 38: Heat Loss -- Acc-I:50(A), Acc-I:50(39), RechRdx-I:50(39), RechRdx-I:50(39), EndRdx-I:50(42)
Level 41: Flash Freeze -- Acc-I:50(A)
Level 44: Frozen Armor -- RctArm-ResDam/EndRdx:40(A), RctArm-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg:40(45), RctArm-ResDam:40(45), RctArm-ResDam/Rchg:40(45), DefBuff-I:50(46), DefBuff-I:50(50)
Level 47: Hibernate -- Prv-Absorb%:50(A)
Level 49: Hoarfrost -- StdPrt-ResDam/Def+:30(A), GldArm-3defTpProc:50(50)
Level 1: Supremacy 
Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Sprint -- UnbLea-Stlth:50(A)
Level 2: Rest -- Heal-I:50(A)
Level 1: Swift -- Flight-I:50(A)
Level 1: Hurdle -- Jump-I:50(A)
Level 1: Health -- Pnc-Heal/+End:50(A), NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+:50(9), Mrc-Rcvry+:40(11)
Level 1: Stamina -- EndMod-I:50(A), PrfShf-EndMod:50(7), PrfShf-End%:50(9)
Level 50: Musculature Core Paragon 
Level 1: Alpha Howler Wolf 
Level 1: Howler Wolf 
Level 26: Dire Wolf 
Level 12: Lioness 
Level 1: Pack Mentality 
Level 14: Afterburner 

Edited by SableShrike
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