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What is my next build goal?

 

I am new to farming but I have a 50 spine/fire that I built using the Low Budget Fire Farm guide - I can do 4/8 but now I want to create a build that tears it up 🙂

 

What is the general spine/fire goal build? My farmer will never leave the AH - used only for money and leveling alts.

 

thanks for any advice- I have about 200 million inf now so I think I can start building one of the end game elite builds - I'm psyched to see how far the math can go 🙂

 

Thank you

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Question: which are the go-to fire and SL farm missions these days?

Inverno - Ice/Ice Tanker

Stone Arrow - Earth/TA Troller

Timeless Record - Time/Sonic Defender

 

Excelsior

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Thanks @Zolgar for this guide. It gave me some ideas on how to improve my Rad/Fire Brute farmer.

 

I heard some people talk about "AFK Farming" and I'm still wondering how that works.

Anyone care to show me a guide on that?

What else do I need to use my Rad/Fire for AFK Farming?

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AFK farming is using one of the maps that has roaming spawns such as Briggs Comic Con fire farm on the asteroid.  Go stand in the middle of the map with burn on auto,  Come back in about 5 minutes and switch to the next map.

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1 hour ago, Ura Hero said:

AFK farming is using one of the maps that has roaming spawns such as Briggs Comic Con fire farm on the asteroid.  Go stand in the middle of the map with burn on auto,  Come back in about 5 minutes and switch to the next map.

I'll try that.

 

Not sure it will work on my build, even though I have fully IO'd all the def. and res....

I think my build has a point where the incoming dmg. is just a little above what it can handle. At least, that's what I notice when running the $Comic Con$ street farm.

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van you put a heal on auto? Maybe the healing Destiny slot, whatever it is?

Do make sure that you have both capped def and capped resistance, even a fraction of a percent will make a difference. Also make sure that you calculate it with the "in combat" defense as many powers have difference levels of defense when attacked.

Or use the ingame window to confirm your are capped 🙂

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On 2/25/2021 at 3:46 PM, Papaschtroumpf said:

van you put a heal on auto? Maybe the healing Destiny slot, whatever it is?

Do make sure that you have both capped def and capped resistance, even a fraction of a percent will make a difference. Also make sure that you calculate it with the "in combat" defense as many powers have difference levels of defense when attacked.

Or use the ingame window to confirm your are capped 🙂

 

This.  If you are 44.6% Fire DEF vs 45%, it -WILL- make a difference for AFK vs active farming.  Same goes for perma-haste vs. just shy of it.  

 

When you active farm, you are throwing out so many attacks, that the slightly lower defense and/or recharge numbers on a cheaper build don’t matter much.  I have a cheap build I used for active farming for months and I was always running Briggs maps at sub 5 minute clear times, faster with Lore pets but pretty speedy even without.  But that farmer couldn’t AFK because fire defense was at 44.2% or something close to it.  A respec fixed that and he AFK farms without any issues now.

 

Also, if you PL alts using your farmers, try map 36565.  Nothing spawns until you touch an object first.  Makes it easy to hide the alt before the mayhem starts.  Very good map for AFK farming as well as long as you position yourself properly.

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I find that once while my afk farmer build (both 90% fire res and 45.46% def) dies without the heal on auto. It's a but luck of the draw, but with minions dying so fast you end up with a large posse of bosses grinding at you, and once in a while the regen doesn't keep up. Putting the heal on auto solves it but now can't put Burn on auto.

For the same reason I can't put Hasten on auto, but I still have decent recharge, burn goes off every 12s or so...

 

EDIT: tried it and completed teh comic con arc 5 times (26 missions and never got close to dying on afk, so it is rare than I remembered)

Right now I have a pretty cheap build, maybe I'll upgrade for mode speed, for more auto burn.

I'll check with thread for better builds

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Also I think the "ally" cop on the map is supposed to help bring enemies to you faster by drawing aggro all over the map. It seems to only work some times, but it helps cleaning rather than wait fo mobs to wander to the center.

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