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Hi there Blasters.¬† I got my Ice/Fire to 50 on Friday and spent most of yesterday testing the build below as I start my incarnates.¬† I am very impressed so far but I'm sure it can be better, hence the post ūüôā¬†


A few comments: 

  1. My primary goals were and are perma Hasten and S/L def softcap.
  2. I spend most of my time in melee.  Ice Storm and Blizzard are macro'd to cast on self; I jump in, hit one or both rains, FSC, then pick off what little is left.  I'm not interested in building Ranged def.
  3. Aim is absent because I don't like it.  Build Up + Guassian proc is enough 99.9% of the time and using Aim feels like it takes more time than it saves.
  4. S/L is softcapped after Stealth's buff suppresses (45.14 total).
  5. I do wish Energy def (36.5) was a bit higher.
  6. I don't use Burn much, its AoE is sad compared to the rains + Hot Feet and FSC is sufficient for melee pseudo-nuking on its own. BUT Oblit is a great set for the build's goals, so if I'd need a really good reason to ditch it.
  7. Rune of Protection is a bit redundant now that I can use Clarion, but I still like it for exemping plus having the flexibility to pick another Destiny power is nice.  I wouldn't be opposed to dropping it though.


This Hero build was built using Mids Reborn 3.2.17

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Alain Steele: Level 50 Magic Blaster
Primary Power Set: Ice Blast
Secondary Power Set: Fire Manipulation
Power Pool: Sorcery
Power Pool: Fighting
Power Pool: Concealment
Power Pool: Speed
Ancillary Pool: Mace Mastery

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Ice Bolt -- Dcm-Acc/Dmg(A), Dcm-Dmg/EndRdx(3), Dcm-Dmg/Rchg(3), Dcm-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(5), Dcm-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(5)
Level 1: Ring of Fire -- EnfOpr-Acc/Rchg(A), EnfOpr-EndRdx/Immob(7), EnfOpr-Acc/EndRdx(7), EnfOpr-Immob/Rng(50), EnfOpr-Acc/Immob/Rchg(50), EnfOpr-Acc/Immob(50)
Level 2: Frost Breath -- Rgn-Knock%(A), Rgn-Dmg/EndRdx(9), Rgn-Acc/Rchg(9), Rgn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(11), Rgn-Dmg/Rchg(11)
Level 4: Fire Sword -- KntCmb-Acc/Dmg(A), KntCmb-Dmg/EndRdx(13), KntCmb-Dmg/Rchg(13), KntCmb-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(15)
Level 6: Mystic Flight -- BlsoftheZ-ResKB(A)
Level 8: Freeze Ray -- SprWntBit-Dmg/EndRdx/Acc/Rchg(A), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg(15), SprWntBit-Dmg/Rchg(17), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(17), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(19)
Level 10: Fire Sword Circle -- Arm-Dam%(A), Arm-Dmg/EndRdx(19), Arm-Dmg/Rchg(21), Arm-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(21), Arm-Acc/Rchg(23)
Level 12: Ice Storm -- SprBlsWrt-Acc/Dmg(A), SprBlsWrt-Dmg/Rchg(23), SprBlsWrt-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(25), SprBlsWrt-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(25), SprBlsWrt-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(27), SprBlsWrt-Rchg/Dmg%(27)
Level 14: Spirit Ward -- Empty(A)
Level 16: Build Up -- GssSynFr--Build%(A), RctRtc-Pcptn(29), RctRtc-ToHit/Rchg(29)
Level 18: Bitter Ice Blast -- Apc-Dam%(A), Apc-Dmg/EndRdx(31), Apc-Acc/Rchg(31), Apc-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(31), Apc-Dmg/Rchg(33)
Level 20: Cauterizing Aura -- Prv-Heal(A), Prv-Heal/EndRdx(33), Prv-EndRdx/Rchg(33), Prv-Heal/Rchg(34), Prv-Heal/Rchg/EndRdx(34), Prv-Absorb%(34)
Level 22: Rune of Protection -- GldArm-3defTpProc(A), StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(36)
Level 24: Boxing -- Empty(A)
Level 26: Tough -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-Max HP%(36), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(36), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(37)
Level 28: Weave -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(37)
Level 30: Stealth -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), Rct-ResDam%(37), ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP(39)
Level 32: Blizzard -- SprDfnBrr-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(A), SprDfnBrr-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(39), SprDfnBrr-Dmg/Rchg(39), SprDfnBrr-Acc/Dmg(40), SprDfnBrr-Rchg/+Status Protect(40), SprDfnBrr-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(40)
Level 35: Scorpion Shield -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), RedFrt-Def(42), RedFrt-EndRdx(42), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx(42), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(43), RedFrt-EndRdx/Rchg(43)
Level 38: Hot Feet -- SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(A), SprAvl-Rchg/KDProc(43), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(45), SprAvl-Dmg/EndRdx(45), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg(45)
Level 41: Burn -- Obl-Dmg(A), Obl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(46), Obl-%Dam(46), Obl-Acc/Rchg(46), Obl-Dmg/Rchg(48), Obl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(48)
Level 44: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(48)
Level 47: Grant Invisibility -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A)
Level 49: Infiltration -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A)
Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Defiance 
Level 1: Sprint -- Clr-Stlth(A)
Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Swift -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Health -- Pnc-Heal/+End(A)
Level 1: Hurdle -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A)
Level 50: Musculature Radial Paragon 
Level 50: The Atlas Medallion 
Level 50: Portal Jockey 


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