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Was hoping someone could help with an idea shield/ice build - TF/Hard mode ideally without concern for inf.  I'm bad at mids and never played shield so not sure how exactly to slot it which powers would/wouldnt be worth taking for the hard mode purposes.  Thanks in advance for anyone who has tiem to help

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Do the typical.  Softcap defenses,  I can't imagine them going full ice damage with ice melee, as the lethal/smashing aspects of the attacks make more sense (the lethal aspect could make some sense with the fire swords depending on one's concept...ice however is more tangible), except maybe lowering the time on GIS.


I can't recall, but I'm pretty sure Ice Sword is better than Frozen Fists (love Frozen Fists animation more myself however).


Not so sure about Ice Patch.  I take it on my Ice Melee's, but sometimes, it feels like the mobs are resistant to it.  Much like how players can be.  However, I would never skip it.



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I can help on the Shield side of things.  I +5 just about everything I can since this is meant for the hard stuff


Deflection: 4 Unbreakable Guards, 2 LotGs (def and def/global)

Battle Agility: 4 Shield Walls

True Grit: 3 Numinas w/unique, Steadfast +def, 2 Impervium armor w/psi res

Active Defenses: 1 Recharge

Against All Odds: 1 End redux

Grant Cover: 1 LotG +global

Shield Charge: 6 Armageddon's

One With the Shield: 4 Unbreakable Guards (Resistance and unique)

Phalanx Fighting: coin toss but I skipped this one but if you take it slot a Lotg +recharge


I also go with Force of Will pool for Unleash Potential for boosted defenses and the high regen/end mod for Smelters, which I slot 4 Shield Walls targeting recharge.  Also, I go with Presence pool with the taunt and then Unrelenting to supplement a real nice heal which I slot a full set of Preventative Medicine. 


As for Alpha I go Agility so I can low slot defenses and still get good value and high numbers on the stuff I want like Battle Agility since you can enhance its DDR.   


Shield tank is a blast and quite sturdy built well.  Total top tier tanker.  


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Level 50 Technology Tanker
Primary Power Set: Shield Defense
Secondary Power Set: Ice Melee
Power Pool: Fighting
Power Pool: Leaping
Power Pool: Speed
Ancillary Pool: Arctic Mastery

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Deflection -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(3), UnbGrd-ResDam(3), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(5), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(5), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(7)
Level 1: Frozen Fists -- CrsImp-Acc/Dmg(A), CrsImp-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(7), CrsImp-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(9)
Level 2: Battle Agility -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(13), ShlWal-ResDam/Re TP(13), Rct-ResDam%(15)
Level 4: Frost -- PstBls-Acc/Dmg(A), PstBls-Dmg/EndRdx(15), PstBls-Dmg/Rchg(17), PstBls-Dmg/Rng(17), PstBls-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(19)
Level 6: True Grit -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(19), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(21), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(21), Prv-Absorb%(23)
Level 8: Active Defense -- RechRdx-I(A)
Level 10: Taunt -- PrfZng-Dam%(A)
Level 12: Against All Odds -- PrfZng-Dam%(A)
Level 14: Phalanx Fighting -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(23)
Level 16: Build Up -- GssSynFr--Build%(A), RctRtc-Pcptn(25)
Level 18: Grant Cover -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(25)
Level 20: Ice Patch -- RechRdx-I(A)
Level 22: Kick -- FrcFdb-Rechg%(A)
Level 24: Tough -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(27), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(27), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(29), StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(29), GldArm-3defTpProc(31)
Level 26: Shield Charge -- SprMghoft-Acc/Dmg(A), SprMghoft-Dmg/Rchg(31), SprMghoft-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(31), SprMghoft-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(33), SprMghoft-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(33), SprMghoft-Rchg/Res%(33)
Level 28: Freezing Touch -- SprGntFis-Acc/Dmg(A), SprGntFis-Dmg/Rchg(34), SprGntFis-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(34), SprGntFis-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(34), SprGntFis-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(36), SprGntFis-Rchg/+Absorb(36)
Level 30: Weave -- Rct-Def(A), Rct-Def/EndRdx(36), Rct-Def/Rchg(37), Rct-Def/EndRdx/Rchg(37)
Level 32: One with the Shield -- UnbGrd-ResDam(A), UnbGrd-ResDam/EndRdx(37), UnbGrd-Rchg/ResDam(39), UnbGrd-Max HP%(39)
Level 35: Greater Ice Sword -- SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg(A), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx(39), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(40), SprBlsCol-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(40), SprBlsCol-Dmg/EndRdx/Acc/Rchg(40), SprBlsCol-Rchg/HoldProc(42)
Level 38: Frozen Aura -- SprAvl-Acc/Dmg(A), SprAvl-Dmg/EndRdx(42), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(42), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(43), SprAvl-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(43), SprAvl-Rchg/KDProc(43)
Level 41: Combat Jumping -- LucoftheG-Def/Rchg+(A), LucoftheG-Def(45)
Level 44: Block of Ice -- SprEnt-Acc/Hold(A), SprEnt-Hold/Rchg(45), SprEnt-End/Rchg(45), SprEnt-Acc/Hold/End(46), SprEnt-Acc/Hold/End/Rchg(46), SprEnt-Rchg/AbsorbProc(46)
Level 47: Ice Blast -- SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg(A), SprWntBit-Dmg/Rchg(48), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(48), SprWntBit-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(48), SprWntBit-Dmg/EndRdx/Acc/Rchg(50), SprWntBit-Rchg/SlowProc(50)
Level 49: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(50)
Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Gauntlet
Level 1: Sprint -- Empty(A)
Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Swift -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Health -- Pnc-Heal/+End(A), NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(9), Mrc-Rcvry+(11)
Level 1: Hurdle -- Empty(A)
Level 1: Stamina -- PrfShf-End%(A), PrfShf-EndMod(11)
Level 50: Cardiac Core Paragon
Level 50: Ion Core Final Judgement
Level 50: Diamagnetic Core Flawless Interface
Level 50: Ageless Core Epiphany
Level 50: Melee Core Embodiment


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