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04-28-2012, 07:56 AM
This is my Omnius Rex build, which is intended to increase pet effectiveness by increasing their crit chance and crit severity. This build is not intended as a leveling build, nor is it intended for PvP. It is a stable build that pours out a steady stream of DPS that is capable of a nice spike whenever you need it, and it is a heck of a lot of fun to play.


Name: Omnius Rex

Archetype: Freeform

Super Stats:
Level 6: Super Intelligence (Primary)
Level 10: Super Dexterity (Secondary)
Level 15: Super Endurance (Secondary)

Talents:
Level 1: The Specialist
Level 6: Accurate
Level 9: Coordinated
Level 12: Impresario
Level 15: Investigator
Level 18: Negotiator
Level 21: Amazing Stamina

Powers:
Level 1: Wrist Bolter
Level 1: Concussor Beam (Rank 2)
Level 6: Implosion Engine (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 8: Molecular Self-Assembly
Level 11: Aura of Primal Majesty (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 14: Mini Gun (Rank 2, U-238 Rounds)
Level 17: Micro Munitions (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 20: Chest Beam (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 23: Unbreakable
Level 26: Support Drones (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 29: Munitions Bots (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 32: Inertial Dampening Field
Level 35: Conviction (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 38: Lock N Load

Travel Powers:
Level 6: Jet Pack (Rank 2, Rank 3)
Level 35: Athletics


Intelligence: Preparation 2/2, Tactician 2/2, Enlightened 1/3, Detect Vulnerability 3/3, Tinkering 2/2

Commander: Multitasker 3/3, Create an Opening 2/2, Evasive Action 2/2, Savage 3/3

Vindicator: The Rush of Battle 2/3, Merciless 3/3, Mass Destruction 3/3, Offensive Expertise 2/2

The Powers

Wrist Bolter Your End builder; nothing special here and nothing to bother yourself about since you will hardly ever use it.

Concussor Beam This is the setup for the PA spike; start this toggle which drives your opponent back while you charge up you Chest Beam for the big OUCH!

Implosion Engine The football of doom; controls enemies by pulling them towards it (while doing damage). They are all sitting ducks for your toggles and pets.

Aura of Primal Majesty Your passive at rank 3 which is giving you a huge stat boost that allows you to function so smoothly.

Mini-Gun The advantage, U-238 Rounds, is putting a very short debuff on targets that increases the overall dps of both you and your pets; keep this bad boy up and running at all times. This is a 100 ft cylinder AoE.

Micro Munitions Another 100 ft AoE to be run in conjunction with Mini-Gun; at rank 3 it does good damage. Because it is an AoE hitting multiple targets increases your odds of scoring a crit on one of its victims.

Chest Beam Chest Beam is the SPIKE in PA spike; rank it to 3 and enjoy the frequent crits that score between 6 and 8 K damage--that's on top of the pets and Concussor Beam that's pinning the enemy down.:eek:

Unbreakable This is your, "PLEASE GOD I'M TOO YOUNG TO DIE!' button.

Support Drones These are your main source of healing, and with all the crits they now put out they keep you topped off most of the time. Take a rank 3 for maximum effect.

Munitions Bots These guys are the pets that supplement the excellent dps of PA; put them in turret mode for the big fights.

IDF This provides protection for you and your pets, but it is not necessary to spend any advantage points on it.

Conviction Your supplementary heal which is used so infrequently that you could free up 2 advantage points by taking rank 2 instead of rank 3.

Lock-n-Load I was out of advantage points and felt this gave the most bang for the buck, so this is your active offense and hold breaker.

The Specs


Intelligence: Preparation 2/2, Tactician 2/2, Enlightened 1/3, Detect Vulnerability 3/3, Tinkering 2/2

Preparation and Detect Vulnerability were my primary reasons for selecting Int as the primary, but recent findings seem to indicate that Detect Vulnerability doesn't work the way we thought--I am waiting to see what the final word on this is before I commit to changing anything.

Commander: Multitasker 3/3, Create an Opening 2/2, Evasive Action 2/2, Savage 3/3

Multitasker is reducing the penalty for having pets out; Create an Opening is boosting their crit percent; Evasive Action is increasing their protection against AoE attacks; and Savage is a direct damage boost.

Vindicator: The Rush of Battle 2/3, Merciless 3/3, Mass Destruction 3/3, Offensive Expertise 2/2

Rush of Battle is a small HoT on kill; Merciless is increasing crit severity--that means it is buffing pet crit severity by half as much; Mass Destruction is 6% bonus to crit percent on AoE attacks, of which you have three; Offensive Expertise provides a cooldown reduction for Lock-n-Load.

A typical fight begins with your two main toggles Micro Munitions followed by Mini-Gun, and since you will score multiple crits it will proc Create an Opening helping your pets crit as well. If there is anyone still standing fire up those Concussor Beams and start charging Chest Beam.

For big fights you want to open with the Implosion Engine then toggles and spike if necessary.

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04-28-2012, 07:57 AM
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Archived Post
05-01-2012, 04:29 AM
Hi,

I have been waffling around a while with my PA build, and upon seeing yours, fell in love with it. I do have a question about the build.

I did a retcon back so I could rebuild it and I'm unable to pick the powers you have outlined. I pick Wrist Bolter, then Concussor Beam, then I'm stuck as I can pick no other choices in your list at that point. Implosion Engine is not available yet, neither is MSA, AoPM, Mini Guns, etc.

My character is currently at Level 23. Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for posting your build.

Archived Post
05-01-2012, 05:43 AM
Hi,

I have been waffling around a while with my PA build, and upon seeing yours, fell in love with it. I do have a question about the build.

I did a retcon back so I could rebuild it and I'm unable to pick the powers you have outlined. I pick Wrist Bolter, then Concussor Beam, then I'm stuck as I can pick no other choices in your list at that point. Implosion Engine is not available yet, neither is MSA, AoPM, Mini Guns, etc.

My character is currently at Level 23. Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for posting your build.

This is a retcon build. It can't be made until level 35 due to where implosion engine (a tier 4 power) is in the build.

Archived Post
05-01-2012, 06:43 AM
This is a retcon build. It can't be made until level 35 due to where implosion engine (a tier 4 power) is in the build.

I should have specified that in the introduction. I chose the football of doom for my level 6 power selection because I wasn't happy with the other choices, plus it was right there silently judging me! Shiny!!!:D

Archived Post
05-01-2012, 08:20 AM
The Commander tree seems a bit much for having only two pets, one of whom will probably be in healing mode most of the time.

I've also preferred with my PA to start in Gadgeteering: Sonic Blaster, MSA, then one of Sonic Device, Toxic Nanites, or Bionic Shielding. Then you've opened up Tier 1 in other trees and can go from there.

Archived Post
05-01-2012, 08:37 AM
I should have specified that in the introduction. I chose the football of doom for my level 6 power selection because I wasn't happy with the other choices, plus it was right there silently judging me! Shiny!!!:D

I was getting ready to throw it on Arsenal Gear but it just didn't fit my concept....but I do have an inventor toon that is just dying to use the football (yes, I'm stealing that name :D). Got to get her to 35.