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City of Heroes => Builds => Defender => Topic started by: worldweary on September 05, 2015, 12:21:21 AM

Title: Need Advice
Post by: worldweary on September 05, 2015, 12:21:21 AM
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Level 50 Magic Defender
Primary Power Set: Sonic Resonance
Secondary Power Set: Fire Blast
Power Pool: Leadership
Power Pool: Leaping
Power Pool: Speed
Power Pool: Flight
Ancillary Pool: Mace Mastery

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Sonic Siphon Level 1: Flares Level 2: Sonic Barrier Level 4: Sonic Haven Level 6: Sonic Cage Level 8: Disruption Field Level 10: Fire Blast Level 12: Fire Ball Level 14: Rain of Fire Level 16: Sonic Dispersion Level 18: Maneuvers Level 20: Tactics Level 22: Assault Level 24: Combat Jumping Level 26: Clarity Level 28: Hasten Level 30: Vengeance Level 32: Liquefy Level 35: Web Envelope Level 38: Scorpion Shield Level 41: Blaze Level 44: Summon Disruptor Level 47: Blazing Bolt Level 49: Fly Level 1: Brawl Level 1: Prestige Power Dash Level 1: Prestige Power Slide Level 1: Prestige Power Quick Level 1: Prestige Power Rush Level 1: Prestige Power Surge Level 1: Sprint Level 1: Vigilance
Level 2: Rest Level 4: Ninja Run
Level 2: Swift Level 2: Health Level 2: Hurdle Level 2: Stamina ------------

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Should I drop the recharge some and try for 32.5 range or drop recharge and the pet and try for capped all positions?
Title: Re: Need Advice
Post by: Ankhammon on September 05, 2015, 04:24:41 PM
From my many hours with a Sonic defender or two, I would place Ranged Defense higher than any other concerns. Ranged Defense does the best job of fixing one of Sonics biggest problems.

The funny thing about Sonic Dispersion is that it has a hole to sleep protection. This causes a lot of headaches for the Sonic/ defender since starting around level 40 almost every group seems to have some amount of sleep in their powers. This used to cause Dispersion itself to de-toggle most of the time when you needed it. The devs fixed that part, but I believe that Disruption field will still (I23 rules) drop but Dispersion is only suppressed.

Another thing you should know (in case you're not aware) is that the defender inherent works particularly well with Sonic/.
When you are solo, any added damage jumps -res powers more than you'd think.
When teaming your shielding keeps your team going well, but does allow in some consistent damage (unlike FF for instance) which will give you a huge discount to endurance cost of powers. When I say huge I mean many times I could run full toggles and blast non stop while not really seeing my end bar move.

Another thing to think about is that your pet is not very melee oriented. so you might consider that if you were wanting to place Disruption field on him for solo missions. I was researching this earlier and it seems that only the Leviathan pet will go into melee and then only after a few ranged blasts. Even with Lev, it's not really a melee pet.

Finally, recharge is always very nice, but only really useful for Liquefy and Vengeance in your build.
Vengeance will not be used all that much (outside of incarnate stuff) as you easily keep your teams alive.
Liquefy, due to when it was introduced into the game, has such a large recharge that it loses a bit if it's importance. You will never be able to get it's recharge times down to the level they should be (about 45 seconds, IMO). It's an "I win" button when you can use it on teams, but not quite as awesome as it could have been due to that 300 sec recharge.
by the way, the hold is almost useless in that power as it's just a chance to hold (like 2%) unless that was fixed at some point. If you want to use it as a mule, that's up to you. I slotted for To Hit De-buff personally.

Hope all of that helps.
Title: Re: Need Advice
Post by: worldweary on September 05, 2015, 06:39:50 PM
Thanks.I almost never solo but it's something to consider if I have to.I'll try range then s/l,then recharge.My thinking was teammate
gets Disruption field pet blast for extra damage and I'm in the middle blasting and helping as much as I am able.I'll make another
based on different play styles.Thank You very much any insight is very welcome.Please do the same to any others I have posted.
I still have a lot to learn.
Title: Re: Need Advice
Post by: worldweary on September 05, 2015, 06:45:44 PM
I'm checking my status protection I have mag 0 in the first then 58.1 status resistance.Thank you now I need to check the other builds.