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537104024_Inactive (Applicant) 6/6/2006 6:57 AM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?

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hehe

anyway, I want to develop a blaster with which I can solo well. but still do well in teams
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Mad Hatter Man (Applicant) 6/6/2006 7:08 AM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?
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Sonic/Electric

Sonic/Energy is good for teams/soloing

good for soloing
Devices secondary
ice primary
electric secondary
energy secondary

good for teams
fire secondary
fire primary
electric primary
sonic primary
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537104024_Inactive (Applicant) 6/6/2006 7:15 AM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?

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Mad Hatter Man said:
Sonic/Electric

Sonic/Energy is good for teams/soloing

good for soloing
Devices secondary
ice primary
electric secondary
energy secondary

good for teams
fire secondary
fire primary
electric primary
sonic primary


perhaps sonic primary, I want to use the technology origin since thats what the origional char was, I'll have to take a look at the secondaries and decide what I like.
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Mad Hatter Man (Applicant) 6/6/2006 7:19 AM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?
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sonic energy or sonic electric would be really good sonic devices would be good cuz you could 3 slot tohits in drone and 3 slot end reduction in drone and in your attacks do 3 damage 1 acc 2 recharge web gernade is alright but the mines are kind of lame
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The Frost's Bite (Member) 6/6/2006 8:41 AM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?
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Damn!! You guys have been postling like crazy!!!

All I have to say is Blasters ftw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Caterina (Officer) 6/6/2006 8:47 AM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?
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The Frost's Bite said:

All I have to say is Blasters ftw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



YEA!!! WHAT HE SAID !!! 

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Jinjon10 (Member) 6/6/2006 9:10 AM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?
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Caterina said:
The Frost's Bite said:

All I have to say is Blasters ftw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



YEA!!! WHAT HE SAID !!! 


WERD!!!

I would say that Sonic/Nrg would be the way to go. Nothing says lovin' like a Nova from the oven! (or whatever they call the sonic nova that seems to be higher damage)
Stormchilde - 50 Storm/Electric Defender
Lyghtspeed - 50 Peacebringer
Psion Cobalt - 50 Mind/Kinetics Controller
Sky Centurion - 50 Invulnerablily/War Mace Tanker
Oblivion Lad - 48 Warshade
Winter Phoenix - 50 Fire/Ice Blaster
Morphium - 34 Emp/Psi Defender
Infinity Knight - 41 DB/WP Scrapper
Girl Armageddon - 50 Rad/Rad Corruptor
Warlock Prince - 50 Dark/Kin Corruptor
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537752332_Inactive (Member) 6/6/2006 10:57 AM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?
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but I love my scrapper... MA/Regen......
@Volkno
COH
Erika Vigdis-lvl 34 scrapper MA/Regen
WoW
Bramblerose- lvl 16 hunter dwarf uldaman
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Have a look here:
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=xxvolknoxx

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Mandri (Member) 6/6/2006 12:46 PM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?
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I don't know much about scrappers, so I'll let Final chime in on that.

Although I'm partial to defenders (decent damage and ways to actually stay alive), if I were to make a new blaster today, I would try to think about what I want to use the toon for.  Will it be mainly PvE or PvP?  Will it be a combination of both?  Do I wanna do high single target or AoE damage?

For single target PvE or PvP, the Ice or Sonic primaries would be the best.  Neither have snipes but each have a useful secondary effect.  Ice has lots of slows and two holds.  Sonic has an aoe sleep and -res.  Both have Aim, however, their nukes are different styles.

For AoE goodness, it's a toss-up between Fire and Assault Rifle.  Now, an AoE-centric build is great for PvE, but not so hot for PvP.  If you team with a controller or defender that can lock down mobs, then Fire would win because you could use Rain of Fire (newly buffable in Issue 7 as Hatter mentioned).  Otherwise, against non-resistant mobs, AR would win because it has 4 AoE's that can be cycled endlessly (Buckshot, M30 Grenade, Flamethrower, Full Auto).  Fire's nuke is the traditional "big bag/no endurance" power.  AR doesn't really have a nuke, though.  Full Auto is still useful but was nerfed in Issue 5 to have double the recharge it used to (60 seconds instead of 30) but has the benefit that it does not drain your endurance bar.

For secondaries, again it depends on your playstyle.  For utility and burst damage, Energy and Electricity work very well.  Both have BuildUp and strong melee attacks.  Keep in mind that Energy attacks cause knockback.  This may be a good or bad thing depending on what you're trying to accomplish.

If you're more of a tactician, then Devices might be a good choice.  Just keep in mind that Devices is the Regen of blaster secondaries; it has been nerfed into oblivion.  Smoke Grenade and Cloaking Device are nearly useless as defenses, Trip Mine can't even kill an even-con spawn anymore, and the change of ToHit buffs to Schedule B enhancements hurts the bonus you get from Targeting Drone so that you still have to slot at least one Accuracy enhancement in each power.

One more note, though AR and Devices are generally ok by themselves (Devices does indeed have issues), I would say that you shouldn't take them together.  Although it's a great concept build, playing an AR/Dev at this time is just asking to play an aggro magnet on "high frustration" level.  My lvl 50 AR/Dev is retired until the devs do something about the Devices secondary.

Mandri

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Sir Lionheart (SuperAdmin) 6/6/2006 1:22 PM EST : RE: ideas for a Hero scrapper or blaster?
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Hmm... so no one likes /Ice?
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Pizza-Boy - LoD - Disciples - Lvl 50 Fire/SS Tank
Quick Dragon - LoD - Crusaders - Lvl 50 FM/SR Scrapper


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