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Favorite Controller combo
« on: July 13, 2014, 12:54:53 AM »
My favorite controller combo was/is grav/rad, with grav/storm a close 2nd.
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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 01:50:26 AM »
I leveled an Illusion/Time controller to 50, and he was amazing. Nothing ever touched him because it was either held, sleeping, confused, terrorized, or being beaten the crap out of by my pets (Phantom Army is incredible once you get it permanent). Plus, Time Manipulation with all its buffs, heals, debuffs, and crowd control was a great powerset for both soloing and definitely great for teaming.

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 10:16:58 PM »
I leveled an Illusion/Time controller to 50, and he was amazing. Nothing ever touched him because it was either held, sleeping, confused, terrorized, or being beaten the crap out of by my pets (Phantom Army is incredible once you get it permanent). Plus, Time Manipulation with all its buffs, heals, debuffs, and crowd control was a great powerset for both soloing and definitely great for teaming.
I tried time before my account lapsed and only got to level 8, did time get better with leveling?
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 10:23:16 PM »
I loved Illusion/Kin so much that I took three toons to 50 with that combo ... two of which were the same character so I could play him on two different servers. :D


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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 10:48:06 PM »
I loved Illusion/Kin so much that I took three toons to 50 with that combo ... two of which were the same character so I could play him on two different servers. :D
Nice :), I had a friend that had ill/rad it was pretty cool to watch.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 10:54:12 PM »
Nice :), I had a friend that had ill/rad it was pretty cool to watch.

I had a couple of Fire/Kins too, but I never got around to making a Fire/Rad or an IL/Rad.

(I sort of got turned off playing my Fire/Kin on Infinity because after I first made her to 50 it seemed like I got PL requests every time I logged onto her.)

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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2014, 11:01:17 PM »
I had an ill/arrow that was kind of sickening. All that debuffing deliciousness plus the "king of unkillable" primary? Yeah, buddy!
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2014, 11:11:02 PM »
I had an ill/arrow that was kind of sickening. All that debuffing deliciousness plus the "king of unkillable" primary? Yeah, buddy!
I had a ice/storm that was slow leveling, while ice did offer better controls :)
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2014, 11:58:18 PM »
Mind/Emp.

Although I really liked Mind/Kin too.

'Course the two of these were two of the Sisters Dawn. Ruby and Rose, repesectively.

Cerise was a a bad bad girl, and a Mind/Psi dom. 

The Mind powers were fun to lock the bad guys down and then pick them off one by one.

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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 12:10:25 AM »
I tried time before my account lapsed and only got to level 8, did time get better with leveling?

IMHO, I think it did. Time's Junction(level 4), which was a -DMG, -Speed, and -ToHit toggle, combined with Disortion Field(level 16), which was a -Speed, -Recharge Placed AoE, worked almost perfectly together, and made my character almost untouchable. These 2 powers practically rendered any mob who used only melee, useless. For the ranged mobs, all you had to do was confuse, hold, and such to stop them. Which is why I think Illusion was a perfect match for Time. Also, Time also got Time Stop at level 20, which helped me even more. By the time I was in my 30's with my Illusion/Time, my character was practically a god. It got even better once you got to even higher levels.

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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2014, 09:49:11 PM »
My favorite combo is/was Earth/Kin. I could do everything on my earth/kin/earth troller...team..solo...trials.. you name it :)


I have been messing around in mids though and wanted to come up with a combo I never tried on live.... and found one I am excite to try once the game comes back:


Mind/Dark/Mace... now unlike my earth/kin though... this is more of a team build, but I am excited to try it out.

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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2014, 10:10:21 PM »
My favorite combo is/was Earth/Kin. I could do everything on my earth/kin/earth troller...team..solo...trials.. you name it :)


I have been messing around in mids though and wanted to come up with a combo I never tried on live.... and found one I am excite to try once the game comes back:


Mind/Dark/Mace... now unlike my earth/kin though... this is more of a team build, but I am excited to try it out.
mind/dark sounds interesting, for me I want to try dark/dark/psi :)
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2014, 10:42:30 PM »
The only one I got past 30 was Mind/Kin, so I guess that would be my favorite!

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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2014, 12:28:24 AM »
I had an earth/rad that if I could only play one toon, it might be he.
Before they had the 5+2 thing, I soloed him to 50 on the second hardest difficulty setting.
He only needed help with the A/V's.  He didn't have enough dps.
One of the problems though, he could steal agro from the tank.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2014, 12:40:31 AM »
I had an earth/rad that if I could only play one toon, it might be he.
Before they had the 5+2 thing, I soloed him to 50 on the second hardest difficulty setting.
He only needed help with the A/V's.  He didn't have enough dps.
One of the problems though, he could steal agro from the tank.
nice, was it me or did the earth pet seem to have more resistance than the other controller pets?
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2014, 12:58:25 AM »
nice, was it me or did the earth pet seem to have more resistance than the other controller pets?

The Earth pet has 40% Smash, 50% Lethal, and 60% everything else. That's way more than other pets, and it has Taunt effect on its attacks, too. It's a true pocket tanker.

A sekrit combo is Earth/Thermal. With two pet Resistance IOs you push Animate Stone's Smash Resist to 60%. Now add in the Thermal shields, and it's just over 80% (everything else is capped at 85%). Now it can tank AVs (and it's helped by Thermal's ranged Heal and its -Damage debuff). Add in -Resist and -Regen, and it's probably the cheapest easy AV-soloer in the game. It's not the fastest, because it can't push to really high damage like some other combos, but there are very few other builds that can solo AVs with 2 IOs and otherwise just SOs.

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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2014, 10:50:44 AM »
Personally liked Ice / Storm followed by Fire / Kin
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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2014, 04:31:29 AM »
I had the most time played on my ill/emp. It wasn't perfect but I enjoyed the support aspect of it. Once I got PA perma it was loads better.

If given the chance I want to reroll time. I like the time set and like what's posted above me, it seems like it completes illusion.

I love dark/ animations. Wish I had more time to play with it before shut down.
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2014, 04:51:09 AM »
I had the most time played on my ill/emp. It wasn't perfect but I enjoyed the support aspect of it. Once I got PA perma it was loads better.

If given the chance I want to reroll time. I like the time set and like what's posted above me, it seems like it completes illusion.

I love dark/ animations. Wish I had more time to play with it before shut down.
I can understand rerolling, for me I want to reroll my ice/storm into something else. I like /rad, dark primary might be a good combo with rad.
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2014, 11:21:26 AM »
I had an ill/arrow that was kind of sickening. All that debuffing deliciousness plus the "king of unkillable" primary? Yeah, buddy!

I had one of these I loved. Pointed Delusion; she was the daughter of a gadgeteer who found out and took up the mantle after his deathduring an incident with Crey. She absolutely sucked at anything mechanical; but, since there was nobody to tell her she was doing anything wrong and she believed so strongly in following in her father's footsteps, all the mishmashed botch jobs she stuck to her arrows worked.

Except the healing arrows.
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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2014, 03:20:14 PM »
Earth/Kin was a beautiful thing  ;D
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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2014, 05:04:59 PM »
I know that this might be a dumb question, but how was ta on a controller? I had a ninja/ta while I loved ninja the ta really didn't mess well.
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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2014, 06:20:59 PM »
I've tried A LOT of controller combos, but I actually never tried anything ***/TA on a troller. I think the reason why though is because one of my main toons was a TA/Archery defender..so I knew what TA did and didn't wanna pair it with anything on a controller.


Some of my favorite combos...aside form earth/kin are:


Illusion/Rad: I originally had this toon way back in Issue 4...and it's primary use was for the Pre Issue 9 Hami raids (Was a devoted member of the drop team). After Hami changes I discovered that this toon was a great TF toon. Me and 2 other Ill/Rads used to trio STF all the time...was a lot of fun.


Fire/Kin: This was my first farmer...like most people before AE :) I still used my fire/kin after AE to farm friends mainly who wanted to actually play their toons as they leveled up instead of sitting inside an AE entrance.


Mind/Emp: This was my support toon. I took the single target hold, aoe hold, levitate, and confuse...as well as the emp powers. I found the Mind powers to be a great addition at assisting teammates.


While I love trollers... my main AT I played was... Defenders and after Going Rogue.. Corruptors. I like Corruptors more, but always hated playing redside.

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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2014, 04:55:25 AM »
I love the whole controller AT.

The Paragon Avenger is an I'll/kin, the problem with him was sometimes I felt like a Speed-boost vending machine.

The Paragon Comptroller is the earth/rad I spoke of earlier.
Since I built him to solo he was a little disappointing on a team to me at least.

One of my problems, AT envy of the AT that I wasn't playing at the time.
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2014, 04:09:48 AM »
 At the end I had a few controllers.. but the best I would have to say were

 Ill/Rad, Grav/Time and Ill/Dark.. in fact Ill/Dark was ridiculous.. I also had an Ice/Storm which I liked and a Ice/Cold which was a great team Controller ( not so hot solo )..

 I had an Earth/Thermal which was good.. but I rerolled as a Earth/Fire Dom which I liked much better..

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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2014, 03:36:27 AM »
I had an Ill/Rad first before I knew the power, then I leveled an Ill/Storm, Ill/TA, Ill/Poison and Ill/Therm

At the same time I was also a fan of the controllerish Dark Miasma from Defenders and leveled a Dark/Elec, Dark/Ice, Dark/Sonic, and Dark/Fire.

So when Dark Affinity came along I immediately had an Ill/Dark and loved it, then made an Earth/Dark and Fire/Dark.
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2014, 12:47:34 AM »
My mind/kin was my second 50 and my main.  I tried other combinations briefly, but he was the controller I always went back to and stuck with.  Mind was my all time favorite concept powerset.  And kin just melded so well with mind/ for both solo and team play.  He was created back in I3 so I might recreate him (if we don't characters back) with another secondary with one of the newer secondaries that might mesh better and just to play something a little different. 

I thought about trying the super popular/powerful combinations such as Ill/Rad or Fire/Kin, but I tried to use different powersets every time I made a new character and Rad was a little to slow for my tastes after a kin and an SR (although I never made it to AM)

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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2014, 03:45:22 AM »
I've tried A LOT of controller combos, but I actually never tried anything ***/TA on a troller. I think the reason why though is because one of my main toons was a TA/Archery defender..so I knew what TA did and didn't wanna pair it with anything on a controller.

I had a Plant/TA and Ill/TA that were terrain control beasts.  Not my favorites but they had their moments.
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Re: Favorite Controller combo
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2015, 12:37:34 AM »
I would say Dark/dark for control.

I really didn't enjoy the lack of damage, though proc IOs mitigated this, but I could literally lock down an entire room with zero retaliation while my dog ripped people apart.

Illusion/rad for damage, it was the most unique, and fun set IMO.  Though, I could see Illusion/dark easily making it as my favorite if I ever get the chance to try it.


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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2015, 09:26:38 AM »
Two Fire/Kin & a Granite Tank the three toons were called Larry, Curly & Mo, such a good team combo to watch, myself and two friends did most of the GM badges with just the three of us, the GMs didn't last very long. If I recall Adamastor lasted just over 2 minutes...
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