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worldweary

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Need Advice
« 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
  • (A) Endurance Reduction IO
  • (37) Endurance Reduction IO
Level 1: Flares
  • (A) Decimation - Accuracy/Damage
  • (31) Decimation - Damage/Endurance
  • (31) Decimation - Damage/Recharge
  • (31) Decimation - Accuracy/Endurance/Recharge
  • (34) Decimation - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge
Level 2: Sonic Barrier
  • (A) Aegis - Resistance
  • (9) Aegis - Resistance/Endurance
  • (15) Aegis - Resistance/Recharge
  • (27) Aegis - Endurance/Recharge
  • (27) Aegis - Resistance/Endurance/Recharge
Level 4: Sonic Haven
  • (A) Impervious Skin - Status Resistance
  • (5) Impervious Skin - Resistance/Endurance
  • (7) Impervious Skin - Endurance/Recharge
  • (7) Impervious Skin - Resistance/Recharge
  • (9) Impervious Skin - Resistance/Endurance/Recharge
Level 6: Sonic Cage
  • (A) Endurance Reduction IO
  • (46) Endurance Reduction IO
Level 8: Disruption Field
  • (A) Endurance Reduction IO
  • (34) Endurance Reduction IO
Level 10: Fire Blast
  • (A) Decimation - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge
  • (11) Decimation - Damage/Endurance
  • (11) Decimation - Accuracy/Damage
  • (13) Decimation - Damage/Recharge
  • (13) Decimation - Accuracy/Endurance/Recharge
Level 12: Fire Ball
  • (A) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance
  • (37) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage
  • (39) Positron's Blast - Damage/Endurance
  • (39) Positron's Blast - Damage/Recharge
  • (40) Positron's Blast - Damage/Range
Level 14: Rain of Fire
  • (A) Positron's Blast - Damage/Recharge
  • (15) Positron's Blast - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance
  • (50) Recharge Reduction IO
Level 16: Sonic Dispersion
  • (A) Steadfast Protection - Resistance/+Def 3%
  • (17) Aegis - Resistance
  • (17) Aegis - Resistance/Endurance
  • (19) Aegis - Resistance/Endurance/Recharge
Level 18: Maneuvers
  • (A) Luck of the Gambler - Recharge Speed
  • (19) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance
  • (40) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance/Recharge
Level 20: Tactics
  • (A) Adjusted Targeting - To Hit Buff/Endurance
  • (21) Adjusted Targeting - To Hit Buff
  • (21) Adjusted Targeting - To Hit Buff/Recharge
  • (23) Adjusted Targeting - To Hit Buff/Endurance/Recharge
  • (23) Adjusted Targeting - Endurance/Recharge
  • (25) Gaussian's Synchronized Fire-Control - Chance for Build Up
Level 22: Assault
  • (A) Endurance Reduction IO
  • (46) Endurance Reduction IO
Level 24: Combat Jumping
  • (A) Luck of the Gambler - Recharge Speed
  • (25) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance
  • (43) Blessing of the Zephyr - Knockback Reduction (4 points)
Level 26: Clarity
  • (A) Endurance Reduction IO
Level 28: Hasten
  • (A) Recharge Reduction IO
  • (29) Recharge Reduction IO
  • (29) Recharge Reduction IO
Level 30: Vengeance
  • (A) Luck of the Gambler - Recharge Speed
  • (43) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Recharge
Level 32: Liquefy
  • (A) Basilisk's Gaze - Accuracy/Endurance/Recharge/Hold
  • (33) Basilisk's Gaze - Accuracy/Recharge
  • (33) Basilisk's Gaze - Endurance/Recharge/Hold
  • (33) Basilisk's Gaze - Recharge/Hold
  • (34) Lockdown - Accuracy/Endurance/Recharge/Hold
Level 35: Web Envelope
  • (A) Enfeebled Operation - Accuracy/Immobilize
  • (36) Enfeebled Operation - Accuracy/Immobilize/Recharge
  • (36) Enfeebled Operation - Accuracy/Recharge
  • (36) Enfeebled Operation - Immobilize/Range
  • (37) Enfeebled Operation - Endurance/Immobilize
Level 38: Scorpion Shield
  • (A) Luck of the Gambler - Recharge Speed
  • (39) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance
  • (40) Luck of the Gambler - Defense/Endurance/Recharge
Level 41: Blaze
  • (A) Decimation - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge
  • (42) Decimation - Accuracy/Endurance/Recharge
  • (42) Decimation - Damage/Recharge
  • (42) Decimation - Damage/Endurance
  • (43) Decimation - Accuracy/Damage
Level 44: Summon Disruptor
  • (A) Call to Arms - Endurance/Damage/Recharge
  • (45) Call to Arms - Accuracy/Recharge
  • (45) Call to Arms - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge
  • (45) Call to Arms - Damage/Endurance
  • (46) Expedient Reinforcement - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge
Level 47: Blazing Bolt
  • (A) Thunderstrike - Damage/Endurance/Recharge
  • (48) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage/Endurance
  • (48) Thunderstrike - Accuracy/Damage/Recharge
Level 49: Fly
  • (A) Blessing of the Zephyr - Knockback Reduction (4 points)
  • (50) Blessing of the Zephyr - Run Speed, Jump, Flight Speed, Range/Endurance
Level 1: Brawl
  • (A) Accuracy IO
Level 1: Prestige Power Dash
  • (A) Empty
Level 1: Prestige Power Slide
  • (A) Empty
Level 1: Prestige Power Quick
  • (A) Empty
Level 1: Prestige Power Rush
  • (A) Empty
Level 1: Prestige Power Surge
  • (A) Empty
Level 1: Sprint
  • (A) Celerity - +Stealth
Level 1: Vigilance
Level 2: Rest
  • (A) Healing IO
Level 4: Ninja Run
Level 2: Swift
  • (A) Flight Speed IO
Level 2: Health
  • (A) Numina's Convalescence - +Regeneration/+Recovery
  • (5) Miracle - +Recovery
  • (50) Regenerative Tissue - +Regeneration
Level 2: Hurdle
  • (A) Jumping IO
Level 2: Stamina
  • (A) Performance Shifter - Chance for +End
  • (3) Performance Shifter - EndMod
  • (3) Performance Shifter - EndMod/Accuracy
  • (48) Performance Shifter - EndMod/Recharge
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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?

Ankhammon

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Re: Need Advice
« Reply #1 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.
Cogito, Ergo... eh?

worldweary

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Re: Need Advice
« Reply #2 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.

worldweary

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Re: Need Advice
« Reply #3 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.