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So I was running my latest tanker build in a Manticore and we had a WP/TW along and we spend the time chatting about various tanker loves.  He expounded on the virtues of WP and convinced me to give it a try.  Also having never made an Energy Melee character, figured I'd combine the two.  

Question 1: any way to lower the pompom effects in EnM?  They are just crazy vibrant and kinda off putting.

Question 2: How is this for a WP build?  the lack of DDR makes me a bit sad, and I couldnt get f/c res over 50% pre ATO buff without losing something else I wanted.  Thoughts?


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Level 50 Magic Tanker
Primary Power Set: Willpower
Secondary Power Set: Energy Melee
Power Pool: Leaping
Power Pool: Fighting
Power Pool: Leadership
Power Pool: Concealment
Ancillary Pool: Energy Mastery

Hero Profile:
Level 1: High Pain Tolerance -- StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(A), UnbGrd-Max HP%(3), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(3), UnbGrd-ResDam(7), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(9), Heal-I(9)
Level 1: Barrage -- SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg(A), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx(11), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(11), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(13), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx/Acc/Rchg(13)
Level 2: Mind Over Body -- UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(A), UnbGrd-ResDam(15), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(15), UnbGrd-EndRdx/Rchg(17), GldArm-3defTpProc(17)
Level 4: Fast Healing -- Prv-Absorb%(A), Prv-Heal/Rchg/EndRdx(19), Prv-Heal(19), Prv-Heal/EndRdx(21)
Level 6: Bone Smasher -- SprGntFis-Rchg/+Absorb(A), SprGntFis-Dmg/Rchg(21), SprGntFis-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(23), TchofDth-Dam%(23), TchofDth-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(25), GldStr-%Dam(25)
Level 8: Indomitable Will -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A)
Level 10: Rise to the Challenge -- NmnCnv-Heal(A), NmnCnv-Heal/EndRdx(27), NmnCnv-Heal/EndRdx/Rchg(27)
Level 12: Quick Recovery -- SynSck-EndMod/+RunSpeed(A), PrfShf-End%(29), PrfShf-EndMod(29)
Level 14: Super Jump -- Empty(A)
Level 16: Whirling Hands -- SprGntFis-Acc/Dmg(A), SprGntFis-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(31), SprGntFis-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(31), Erd-%Dam(31), Arm-Dam%(33), Obl-%Dam(33)
Level 18: Heightened Senses -- ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP(A), ShlWal-Def(33), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx(34), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(34)
Level 20: Total Focus -- SprMghoft-Rchg/Res%(A), SprMghoft-Acc/Dmg(34), SprMghoft-Dmg/Rchg(36), SprMghoft-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(36), GldStr-%Dam(36), TchofDth-Dam%(37)
Level 22: Combat Jumping -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), Rct-ResDam%(37)
Level 24: Kick -- KntCmb-Acc/Dmg(A), KntCmb-Dmg/EndRdx(37), KntCmb-Dmg/Rchg(39), KntCmb-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(39)
Level 26: Tough -- UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(A), UnbGrd-ResDam(39), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(40), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(40)
Level 28: Weave -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), ShlWal-Def(40), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx(42), ShlWal-Def/Rchg(42), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(42)
Level 30: Maneuvers -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), ShlWal-Def(43), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx(43), ShlWal-Def/Rchg(43), ShlWal-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(45)
Level 32: Build Up -- GssSynFr--Build%(A)
Level 35: Power Crash -- SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(A), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg(45), SprAvl-Dmg/EndRdx(45), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(46), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(46)
Level 38: Energy Transfer -- HO:Nucle(A), HO:Nucle(46), Hct-Dam%(48), TchofDth-Dam%(48), GldStr-%Dam(48), Mk'Bit-Dam%(50)
Level 41: Focused Accuracy -- EndRdx-I(A)
Level 44: Physical Perfection -- RgnTss-Regen+(A)
Level 47: Stealth -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(50), LucoftheG-Def/EndRdx(50)
Level 49: Strength of Will -- ImpArm-ResPsi(A)
Level 1: Gauntlet 
Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Sprint -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Swift -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Hurdle -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Health -- NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(A), Mrc-Rcvry+(5), Pnc-Heal/+End(5)
Level 2: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A), PrfShf-EndMod(7)
Level 1: Energy Focus 
Level 50: Freedom Phalanx Reserve 
Level 50: Portal Jockey 
Level 50: Task Force Commander 
Level 50: The Atlas Medallion 

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Love my WP/Fire tank, but too lament the low DDR where some instances ITF can be too overwhelming for even the most robust regen.  Easily fixed with Barrier or Ageless incarnates, but not much fun on the grind to 50 or exemp-ing afterward.


Thanks to Sovera for suggestions on this build and I went for damage and didn't chase either Def or Resist, knowing I could power through most circumstances (1,125% regen in a mob of 10 or more), and the numbers don't include the AT absorb and +Res.  Speaking of, I have adopted the philosophy of using the AT procs in AOEs, so they fire, nearly every use/mob.


Finally, WP has a great T9 power in SoW.  In my opinion, it's what Unstoppable should be on Inv.  50% drop in end, when it drops, which a med blue or ageless activation takes care of.  I use it all the time, where Unstop is a mule-only power on all my Inv tanks...and his name includes "Will", so there's that 😄


Hope this helps:


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Will Power-Flame v2.0: Level 50 Mutation Tanker
Primary Power Set: Willpower
Secondary Power Set: Fiery Melee

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