View Full Version : A bit confused about builds and stats....
08-29-2009, 05:27 AM
A bit confused about builds and stats. I've tried several different 'classes' and the base stats confuse me a little.
For example, as a fire build the main stats are Presence and Recovery, when I read what these do Presence reduces threat and Recovery gives Energy Strength and Energy Equilibrium.
I would have thought it would be better to go for critical damage and stack Dex and Ego and increase some other stats for energy rebuild and health etc.
Could someone please explain how this works for me ?
08-29-2009, 05:33 AM
Your Energy Form efficiency scales with Presence.
I have no idea why Fire needs Recovery, though, because Endurance is universally better.
08-29-2009, 05:36 AM
I chose endurance and recovery for my superstats with my fire/ice build (and choosing ice form) since the attacks are so endurance heavy.
08-29-2009, 05:38 AM
you can pick whatever super stats you want -- your damage will work off of that.
the important thing is to see what stats make some of your powers work better and build those stats.
08-29-2009, 05:48 AM
The way I understand it...
You get two options down the road to increase Specific stats. It can be ANY 2 stats, but this will scale your Damage for all Powers....even if it's something like CON and Recovery.
Some powers use stats as a factor for Bonus Damage. An example would be STR for Pick up and Throw, With a High STR score you can pick up heavy objects and it does more damage...with a Low STR score you can pick up smaller objects, but will not get much bonus damage.
You can create a test character and when you get in game...click on the Champions Symbol in the upper right. This will bring up a Menu, select POWERS. Then click on the ALL Powers Tab.
Here you can see all powers in the game and if you Click/mouse over them it will tell you what each power does in detail, including any bonus from a specific stat.
I think just about every Power Set only uses 2 stats in a Specific way like this, so if your picking the pre-made frame works and staying in one power set then you won't have a gimped character.
If your doing a custom build, look over the powers that you want the most and see if there is a specific stat needed...then try to match it up with other power sets that need the same stat.
Also I had like the same question for SUPERNATURAL...as the main stats are CON / Recovery....I was like why recovery...none of the tool tips say I need Recovery???
Recovery is not such a bad choice...yes you won't do big crit numbers...but you will find you can fire off many more attacks without using your Energy Building Power...also just taking a pause for moment you will watch your energy bar fill up pretty fast...And Super fast when using your energy builder.
It just depends on how you want your character to perform, I have no doubt dex and more damage is good to.
08-29-2009, 06:07 AM
OK thanks for the help guys :)
So basically build it how I like and see what works best for me.