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So i just finished my final build on my first 50 brute (first 50 melee toon even), not particularly happy with the heavy reliance on isps to handle anything more than 2+ and struggling at that. Wondering if the good people of the forum have any suggestions on where i can improve my build to at least handle 2+ content confidently. anything is welcome! not gonna hurt my feelings if you think the whole build is wrong.¬†ūüôā

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On 2/9/2022 at 11:55 PM, Lamp said:

So i just finished my final build on my first 50 brute (first 50 melee toon even), not particularly happy with the heavy reliance on isps to handle anything more than 2+ and struggling at that. Wondering if the good people of the forum have any suggestions on where i can improve my build to at least handle 2+ content confidently. anything is welcome! not gonna hurt my feelings if you think the whole build is wrong.¬†ūüôā

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When you say "handle", do you mean taking damage or dealing damage?

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Ok, a few things:

 

1) You need to take Active Defense, and make sure it has enough recharge to be perma. It is your mez protection. You should CTRL+click it so it automatically fires every time it recharges.

 

2) Deflection gives both RES, and DEF so it's best to give 3 slots to each set type.

 

3) True Grit does the same for Heal(+HP), and RES

 

4)Grant Cover may only give +DEF to you allies, but it does give you DEF debuff resistance which can be handy when you get hit with -DEF debuffs

 

5) OWTS is awesome. It gives  +RES, +MAXHP(which increase regen), and +Recovery. It even gives you mez protection in case your toggles drop. It can get you through hard fights.

 

6)Parry gives you +DEF to Melee/Lethal for 13 seconds after a hit, so it can help to throw it in you attack chain.

 

Although, it may not be needed if you hit 45% DEF to all positions with a build like I attached, the extra 24% melee DEF could help in Incarnate stuff.

 

I don't have a BS/SHD brute, but I do have a SHD/BS Tank, and she rocks with a similar build.

Brute - Broad Sword - Shield Defense.mxd

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