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Back in pre-sunset CoH I had a level 50+++ Dark/Dark Defender. There were many different ways a Dark/Dark could be played; even more so if you were a Dark/Dark/Dark. I was never a fan of the D3, but I did love my D2.

 

I have not remade this character yet as I am not sure which server I will be putting them on.

 

This character is good solo or on teams. It is soft capped to ranged defense and decent melee/aoe defense as well. One of the benefits of a dark/dark is the amount of -tohit and -res the powers contribute to your survivability and damage.

 

Anyways - here is my take on a Dark/Dark Defender - Global: @Fixxer

 

Hero Plan by Mids' Hero Designer 1.962

http://www.cohplanner.com/

 

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Level 50 Mutation Defender

Primary Power Set: Dark Miasma

Secondary Power Set: Dark Blast

Power Pool: Speed

Power Pool: Leaping

Power Pool: Leadership

Power Pool: Fighting

Ancillary Pool: Power Mastery

 

Hero Profile:

Level 1: Twilight Grasp

  • (A) Touch of the Nictus - Accuracy/Endurance/Recharge
  • (33) Touch of the Nictus - Heal/HitPoints/Regeneration/Recharge
  • (33) Touch of the Nictus - Healing
  • (33) Touch of the Nictus - Accuracy/Healing
  • (34) Touch of the Nictus - Accuracy/Endurance/Heal/HitPoints/Regeneration

Level 1: Dark Blast

  • (A) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage
  • (34) Thunderstrike - Damage/Endurance
  • (34) Thunderstrike - Damage/Recharge
  • (36) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge
  • (36) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance
  • (36) Thunderstrike - Damage/Endurance/Recharge

Level 2: Gloom

  • (A) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage
  • (7) Thunderstrike - Damage/Endurance
  • (7) Thunderstrike - Damage/Recharge
  • (27) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge
  • (29) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance
  • (31) Thunderstrike - Damage/Endurance/Recharge

Level 4: Tar Patch

  • (A) Tempered Readiness - Endurance/Recharge/Slow
  • (43) Pacing of the Turtle - Endurance/Recharge/Slow

Level 6: Howling Twilight

  • (A) Rope A Dope - Endurance/Stun
  • (43) Tempered Readiness - Endurance/Recharge/Slow

Level 8: Shadow Fall

  • (A) Luck of the Gambler - Recharge Speed
  • (9) Luck of the Gambler - Defense
  • (9) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance
  • (11) Steadfast Protection - Resistance/Endurance
  • (11) Steadfast Protection - Resistance/+Def 3%
  • (13) Steadfast Protection - Knockback Protection

Level 10: Super Speed

  • (A) Quickfoot - Endurance/RunSpeed

Level 12: Combat Jumping

  • (A) Luck of the Gambler - Recharge Speed
  • (13) Luck of the Gambler - Defense

Level 14: Hasten

  • (A) Recharge Reduction IO
  • (15) Recharge Reduction IO
  • (15) Recharge Reduction IO

Level 16: Tenebrous Tentacles

  • (A) Trap of the Hunter - Chance of Damage(Lethal)
  • (17) Trap of the Hunter - Accuracy/Endurance
  • (17) Trap of the Hunter - Endurance/Immobilize
  • (19) Trap of the Hunter - Immobilize/Accuracy
  • (19) Trap of the Hunter - Accuracy/Recharge
  • (27) Trap of the Hunter - Accuracy/Immobilize/Recharge

Level 18: Petrifying Gaze

  • (A) Lockdown - Accuracy/Hold
  • (37) Lockdown - Chance for +2 Mag Hold
  • (37) Lockdown - Accuracy/Recharge
  • (37) Lockdown - Recharge/Hold
  • (39) Lockdown - Endurance/Recharge/Hold
  • (39) Lockdown - Accuracy/Endurance/Recharge/Hold

Level 20: Night Fall

  • (A) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage
  • (21) Positron's Blast - Damage/Endurance
  • (21) Positron's Blast - Damage/Recharge
  • (25) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance
  • (25) Positron's Blast - Chance of Damage(Energy)

Level 22: Maneuvers

  • (A) Luck of the Gambler - Recharge Speed
  • (23) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance
  • (23) Red Fortune - Defense/Endurance

Level 24: Darkest Night

  • (A) Dark Watcher's Despair - Recharge/Endurance
  • (42) Dark Watcher's Despair - To Hit Debuff/Recharge/Endurance
  • (42) Dark Watcher's Despair - To Hit Debuff/Endurance
  • (42) Dark Watcher's Despair - To Hit Debuff

Level 26: Kick

  • (A) Empty

Level 28: Tough

  • (A) Titanium Coating - Resistance/Endurance
  • (29) Aegis - Resistance/Endurance

Level 30: Weave

  • (A) Luck of the Gambler - Recharge Speed
  • (31) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance
  • (31) Red Fortune - Defense/Endurance

Level 32: Dark Servant

  • (A) Dampened Spirits - To Hit Debuff/Recharge/Endurance
  • (50) Dampened Spirits - Recharge/Endurance
  • (50) Dampened Spirits - To Hit Debuff/Endurance

Level 35: Life Drain

  • (A) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage
  • (39) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance
  • (40) Thunderstrike - Damage/Endurance
  • (40) Touch of the Nictus - Accuracy/Healing
  • (40) Touch of the Nictus - Chance for Negative Energy Damage

Level 38: Super Jump

  • (A) Jumping IO

Level 41: Fearsome Stare

  • (A) Nightmare - Accuracy/Endurance
  • (43) Nightmare - Accuracy/Recharge
  • (46) Nightmare - Accuracy/Fear/Recharge

Level 44: Power Build Up

  • (A) Gaussian's Synchronized Fire-Control - Chance for Build Up
  • (45) Gaussian's Synchronized Fire-Control - To Hit Buff/Endurance
  • (45) Gaussian's Synchronized Fire-Control - To Hit Buff
  • (45) Gaussian's Synchronized Fire-Control - To Hit Buff/Recharge
  • (46) Gaussian's Synchronized Fire-Control - Recharge/Endurance
  • (46) Gaussian's Synchronized Fire-Control - To Hit Buff/Recharge/Endurance

Level 47: Temp Invulnerability

  • (A) Reactive Armor - Resistance
  • (48) Reactive Armor - Resistance/Endurance
  • (48) Reactive Armor - Resistance/Endurance/Recharge
  • (48) Reactive Armor - Endurance

Level 49: Conserve Power

  • (A) Recharge Reduction IO
  • (50) Recharge Reduction IO

Level 1: Brawl

  • (A) Empty

Level 1: Prestige Power Dash

  • (A) Empty

Level 1: Prestige Power Slide

  • (A) Empty

Level 1: Prestige Power Quick

  • (A) Empty

Level 1: Prestige Power Rush

  • (A) Empty

Level 1: Prestige Power Surge

  • (A) Empty

Level 1: Sprint

  • (A) Empty

Level 1: Vigilance

Level 2: Rest

  • (A) Empty

Level 4: Ninja Run

Level 2: Swift

  • (A) Run Speed IO

Level 2: Health

  • (A) Numina's Convalesence - +Regeneration/+Recovery
  • (3) Numina's Convalesence - Heal
  • (3) Miracle - +Recovery

Level 2: Hurdle

  • (A) Jumping IO

Level 2: Stamina

  • (A) Performance Shifter - Chance for +End
  • (5) Performance Shifter - EndMod
  • (5) Endurance Modification IO

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Set Bonus Totals:

  • 7.5% DamageBuff(Smashing)
  • 7.5% DamageBuff(Lethal)
  • 7.5% DamageBuff(Fire)
  • 7.5% DamageBuff(Cold)
  • 7.5% DamageBuff(Energy)
  • 7.5% DamageBuff(Negative)
  • 7.5% DamageBuff(Toxic)
  • 7.5% DamageBuff(Psionic)
  • 6.13% Defense(Melee)
  • 5.5% Defense(Smashing)
  • 5.5% Defense(Lethal)
  • 5.5% Defense(Fire)
  • 5.5% Defense(Cold)
  • 20.81% Defense(Energy)
  • 20.81% Defense(Negative)
  • 3% Defense(Psionic)
  • 22.69% Defense(Ranged)
  • 8% Defense(AoE)
  • 4.05% Max End
  • 2.5% Enhancement(Held)
  • 41% Enhancement(Accuracy)
  • 5% Enhancement(Immobilized)
  • 5% Enhancement(Heal)
  • 1.65% Enhancement(Terrorized)
  • 41.25% Enhancement(RechargeTime)
  • 27% SpeedFlying
  • 118.3 HP (11.63%) HitPoints
  • 27% JumpHeight
  • 27% SpeedJumping
  • Knockback (Mag -4)
  • Knockup (Mag -4)
  • MezResist(Confused) 18.75%
  • MezResist(Held) 18.75%
  • MezResist(Immobilized) 18.75%
  • MezResist(Sleep) 18.75%
  • MezResist(Stunned) 18.75%
  • MezResist(Terrorized) 18.75%
  • 15% (0.25 End/sec) Recovery
  • 52% (2.2 HP/sec) Regeneration
  • 5.25% Resistance(Smashing)
  • 5.25% Resistance(Lethal)
  • 6% Resistance(Fire)
  • 6% Resistance(Cold)
  • 27% SpeedRunning

 

 

 

 

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Awesome build, I would use these tweaks though:

 

Hero Plan by Mids' Hero Designer 1.962

http://www.cohplanner.com/

 

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Level 50 Mutation Defender

Primary Power Set: Dark Miasma

Secondary Power Set: Dark Blast

Power Pool: Flight

Power Pool: Leaping

Power Pool: Leadership

Power Pool: Fighting

Ancillary Pool: Dark Mastery

 

Hero Profile:

Level 1: Twilight Grasp -- TchoftheN-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(A), TchoftheN-Heal/HP/Regen/Rchg(33), TchoftheN-Heal(33), TchoftheN-Acc/Heal(33), TchoftheN-Acc/EndRdx/Heal/HP/Regen(34)

Level 1: Dark Blast -- Thn-Acc/Dmg(A), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx(34), Thn-Dmg/Rchg(34), Thn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(36), Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(36), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(36)

Level 2: Gloom -- Thn-Acc/Dmg(A), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(3), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx(7), Thn-Dmg/Rchg(7), Thn-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(27), Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(29)

Level 4: Tar Patch -- RechRdx-I(A)

Level 6: Howling Twilight -- RechRdx-I(A)

Level 8: Shadow Fall -- LucoftheG-Rchg+(A), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx(9), RedFrt-Def(9), GldArm-3defTpProc(11), StdPrt-ResDam/Def+(11), StdPrt-ResKB(13)

Level 10: Hover -- LucoftheG-Rchg+(A)

Level 12: Combat Jumping -- LucoftheG-Rchg+(A), Ksm-ToHit+(13)

Level 14: Fearsome Stare -- GlmoftheA-Acc/Rchg(A), GlmoftheA-EndRdx/Fear(15), GlmoftheA-Acc/EndRdx(15), GlmoftheA-Fear/Rng(43), GlmoftheA-Acc/Fear/Rchg(48)

Level 16: Tenebrous Tentacles -- TraoftheH-Dam%(A), TraoftheH-Acc/EndRdx(17), TraoftheH-EndRdx/Immob(17), TraoftheH-Immob/Acc(19), TraoftheH-Acc/Rchg(19), TraoftheH-Acc/Immob/Rchg(27)

Level 18: Petrifying Gaze -- Lck-Acc/Hold(A), Lck-%Hold(37), Lck-Acc/Rchg(37), Lck-Rchg/Hold(37), Lck-EndRdx/Rchg/Hold(39), Lck-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg/Hold(39)

Level 20: Night Fall -- PstBls-Acc/Dmg(A), PstBls-Dmg/EndRdx(21), PstBls-Dmg/Rchg(21), PstBls-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(25), PstBls-Dam%(25)

Level 22: Maneuvers -- LucoftheG-Rchg+(A), RedFrt-EndRdx(23), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx(23), RedFrt-Def(43)

Level 24: Darkest Night -- DarWtcDsp-Rchg/EndRdx(A), DarWtcDsp-ToHitDeb(31), DarWtcDsp-ToHitdeb/Rchg/EndRdx(42), DarWtcDsp-ToHitDeb/EndRdx(42)

Level 26: Boxing -- Empty(A)

Level 28: Tough -- HO:Ribo(A), HO:Ribo(29)

Level 30: Weave -- LucoftheG-Rchg+(A), RedFrt-EndRdx(31), RedFrt-Def/EndRdx(31), RedFrt-Def(46)

Level 32: Dark Servant -- SphIns-Acc/EndRdx/Rchg(A), SphIns-ToHitDeb(42), SphIns-Acc/ToHitDeb(45), SphIns-Acc/Rchg(50), SphIns-ToHitDeb/EndRdx/Rchg(50)

Level 35: Life Drain -- Thn-Acc/Dmg(A), Thn-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(39), Thn-Dmg/EndRdx(40), TchoftheN-Acc/Heal(40), TchoftheN-%Dam(40)

Level 38: Oppressive Gloom -- HO:Endo(A)

Level 41: Blackstar -- ClvBlo-Acc/Dmg(A), ClvBlo-Dmg/EndRdx(43), ClvBlo-Dmg/Rchg(45), ClvBlo-Acc/Rchg(46), ScrDrv-Acc/Rchg(46), ScrDrv-Dmg/Rchg(50)

Level 44: Dark Embrace -- HO:Ribo(A), HO:Ribo(45)

Level 47: Soul Drain -- ClvBlo-Acc/Rchg(A), AdjTrg-ToHit/Rchg(48), AdjTrg-Rchg(48)

Level 49: Fly -- Empty(A)

Level 1: Brawl -- Empty(A)

Level 1: Prestige Power Dash -- Empty(A)

Level 1: Prestige Power Slide -- Empty(A)

Level 1: Prestige Power Quick -- Empty(A)

Level 1: Prestige Power Rush -- Empty(A)

Level 1: Prestige Power Surge -- Empty(A)

Level 1: Sprint -- Empty(A)

Level 1: Vigilance

Level 2: Rest -- Empty(A)

Level 4: Ninja Run

Level 2: Swift -- Run-I(A)

Level 2: Health -- NmnCnv-Regen/Rcvry+(A), Mrc-Rcvry+(3)

Level 2: Hurdle -- Jump-I(A)

Level 2: Stamina -- EndMod-I(A), EndMod-I(5), EndMod-I(5)

Level 0: Freedom Phalanx Reserve

Level 0: Portal Jockey

Level 0: The Atlas Medallion

Level 50: Cardiac Core Paragon

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The changes are mainly for concepts in my mind, I'm sure Burnt Toast build is mroe efficient. Was planning a S/L softcapped build for a D3 Defender but will most likely use this one on due time.

 

 

 

 

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I always regretted not playing a Dark/Dark/Dark Defender. It looked incredibly fun I was just never able  to come up with a concept (or at least a costume) that I actually liked for one. I think I'm going to have to put some more effort into coming up with something I like for it.

Defender Smash!

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Why skip Moonbeam? With enough accuracy it becomes insta-cast as of issue 24.

 

Snipe powers (such as Blazing Bolt and Sniper Blast) will lose the long, interruptable wind-up when the character has at least a 22% To Hit buff.

 

    Ranged attack sets without Snipe powers (Dual Pistols, Ice Blast, Sonic Attack, and Water Blast) will be looked at to ensure they remain competitive after the Snipe change. Dual Pistols, specifically, will have some of its animation times shortened to increase its damage per activation time in addition to other mechanical improvements.

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Why skip Moonbeam? With enough accuracy it becomes insta-cast as of issue 24.

 

Snipe powers (such as Blazing Bolt and Sniper Blast) will lose the long, interruptable wind-up when the character has at least a 22% To Hit buff.

 

interesting, i’ll have to try moonbeam again then.

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Great thread!

I am a level 50 (Just this weekend) D3 Corruptor and never played with the IO Sets in the old days. Here is a link to the post I made in the corruptor forums https://forums.homecomingservers.com/index.php/topic,3060.0.html  Not trying to hijack the thread  :P but trying to get some common advice from ya'all!

 

Powers I am not using: Dark Pit, Black Hole, Oppressive Gloom, and Moonbeam. While Moonbeam can get to instant cast on occasion, I find I have a solid rotation with Gloom, Dark Blast, Life Drain, TT etc... that it is the least important of my damage abilities.

 

I see you choose not to use Torrent which is a power on the bubble for me too. What is your thinking/reasoning on dumping Torrent?

 

If I do not use torrent I am thinking Maneuvers or Vengeance, paired with Assault & Tactics. Would it be smarter to grab Tough/Weave & lose the offensive Assault & Tactics?

 

Great info so far!

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The very first character I ever made (waaaay back in CoH pre-launch beta, lol) was dark/dark, and she's been my main ever since. The set has had its ups and downs, but I've always enjoyed it.

 

However, since I'm a lousy number cruncher, I usually just find a suggested build that sounds good, swap out the things I find most fun, and go with it.  ;D

 

I like the idea of including the fighting pool for additional survivability, but I'm debating how I'd fit it in. Main travel power has always been fly (the concept is related to ravens, and she has wings, so...). I've usually also taken Leadership, Speed (just Hasten), and Teleportation (just Recall Friend; it's handy for team travel reasons, but I mostly take it for being able to port dead teammates close together for group rez). I'm curious whether I'd be better to drop Hasten or Leadership... or just stick with my usual pools and try to not die. ;) Thoughts?

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. I'm curious whether I'd be better to drop Hasten or Leadership... or just stick with my usual pools and try to not die. ;) Thoughts?

 

You can test this. Try not using Hasten, and see how things go. Then don’t turn on the leadership toggles, and compare. I have the same question.

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i’ve personally decided to drop leadership post50, it was great leveling for the team, but everyone seems to be massively buffed post50. Survivability as a squishy is still an issue, so taking tough and weave instead.

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