Bah...Help with Darkness please!

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Bah...Help with Darkness please!

Post by Albedo » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:33 pm

I haven't really looked at many Champions Skills and I don't really know what I should do with this character...I was thinking doing the Force/Lightning that Tyler had but I wanted, thematically, to do something mystical/dark...what do you think about this build so far? It's not complete and it's missing a few skills. I'm just at a loss...

ALSO is there an easier way of fixing the formatting, other than going through each one and deleting the stupid quotation marks? ><

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Darkness: Level 40 Champion

Superstats:
Level 5:
Level 13:

Powers:
Level 1: Shadow Bolt -- Despondency
Level 1: Shadow Blast -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 5: Grasping Shadows -- Rank 2, Unyielding Agony
Level 5: Teleport -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 8: Shadow Form -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 11: Lifedrain -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 14: Ebon Rift
Level 17: Spirit Reverberation
Level 20: Resurgence
Level 23: Field Drones -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 26: Sonic Device -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 29: Invocation Of Storm Calling -- Rank 2
Level 32: Sigils Of The Primal Storm -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 35:
Level 35:
Level 38:

Talents:
Level 1: Abyssal
Level 6:
Level 9:
Level 12:
Level 15:
Level 18:
Level 21:
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Post by Xelissa » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:54 pm

The concept is neat - I wanted to play with darkness sometime down the road, too - you'll have to tell me how it is!

Matt, Tyler, and I were just talking about the combo of field drones and resurgence. We all kind of feel that in their current forms, if your field drones are up you probably won't even need to use resurgence. On the other hand, if you swapped resurgence for a super defensive skill (like unbreakable) on top of the field drones, people will probably get frustrated and leave you alone. Even without the field drones. Resurgence is definitely nice, but if you already have the drones a damage reduction might serve better.

One skill I definitely think you could add would be a block skill. Force shield is definitely awesome (gives you energy when you block), but thematically Ebon Void or Eldritch Shield might be better - and I've never played with them so they might be even better in ways than Force Shield.

I'm not sure how worth a power slot Spirit Reverberation is. Energy is always nice, but it seems like it might get frustrating to mess with since the wording leads me to believe that someone has to kill a mob WHILE it has YOUR fear on it to give you energy. That's kind of a lot of conditions for me, but that could just be my preference. If you really want tons of energy, maybe you could try Dark Transfusion instead? Health -> Energy = super hot if you have heals, and with bots + life drain that should be more than enough to keep you covered. Or you could even get Bountiful Chi Resurgence to counter it, depending on how much the DoT hurts. Just make sure you get the bots, or whatever you get, before it, if you decide to do that so you aren't hurting yourself too badly.

One last thing: I can't seem to find anywhere in the desc where it says what type of damage Sigils of the Primal Storm and Invocation of Storm's Calling do - I would assume lightning damage? If so, I don't think they're boosted by Shadow Form. Maybe swapping in some skills that are similar, but do Ego or Paranormal damage might be better so you get the most out of your form? Maybe... Ego Storm? If you make it right color, it can evoke a storm feeling which would work with your theme. It's actually a pretty nice skill, too. And/or Shadow Embrace? Just a few ideas.

Jeez, that was kind of a lot. Hope it helped some =D

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Post by moui » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:58 pm

Nanobot swarm is a good skill in a lot of situations, and I think it would combine nicely with Resurgence or Unbreakable if you switch.

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Post by Albedo » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:00 am

Is there a way to post the builds without having to delete the quotation marks? Am I missing something?
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Post by moui » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:48 am

It's because this is an old version of the forums. If you paste the thingy into Notepad (Start->Run->Notepad [enter]) and do a search and replace with " as the search string and leave the replace string blank it'll fix it in a jiffy.

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Post by Xelissa » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:30 pm

Notepad didn't work for me - I used Open Office's Word and that worked.

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Post by manekineko » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:11 pm

Should we update the forums?

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Post by moui » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:26 pm

derrick wrote:Should we update the forums?
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Post by manekineko » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:23 pm

Oh, no worries then :)

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Post by manekineko » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:07 pm

Found this build--can't vouch for it, but I thought you might want to see. The user likes it.

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Darkness: Level 40 Champion

Superstats:
Level 5: Super Endurance
Level 13: Super Recovery

Powers:
Level 1: Shadow Bolt -- Despondency
Level 1: Shadow Embrace -- Rank 2, Fatal Allure
Level 5: Spirit Reverberation
Level 5: Teleport
Level 8: Shadow Form -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 11: Shadow Shroud
Level 14: Condemn -- Rank 2, Redemption Denied
Level 17: Psionic Healing -- Rank 2, Psionic Emanation
Level 20: Ebon Rift -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 23: Telepathic Reverberation
Level 26: Ego Storm -- Rank 2, Malevolent Manifestation
Level 29: Ego Blast -- Rank 2, Mind Opener
Level 32: Collective Will -- Rank 2, Rank 3
Level 35: Psychic Vortex -- Single Minded
Level 35: Flight
Level 38: Mind Lock

Talents:
Level 1: Abyssal
Level 6: Amazing Stamina
Level 9: Investigator
Level 12: Negotiator
Level 15: Brilliant
Level 18: Energetic
Level 21: Tireless

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Post by Xelissa » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:19 pm

Why Ego Blast - and if you really want Ego Blast, why so late? Why not at start? -_-

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