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Out of the goodness of their heart, they were giving 20K influence to new people. That was really nice. So, of course, I waited in line with my Scrapper, Mystery Marrow. He's the one in the brown and yellow outfit with the hood.
Last night, after creating a couple of new alts on Defiant (TA/A Def, Mind/Sonic Con), I did some missions against Crey on Tenacious with my level 40 DM/DA scrapper.
The increased base damage for scrappers is wonderful. 1/5 a/d Smite + 1/3 a/d MG (yes, I'm level 40 but still don't have Midnight Grasp six-slotted) will now reliably drop a non-resisting yellow minion.
The reduced End cost of my shields is sheer rapture; normally I'd have expected to suffer an End-related partial (at least) toggledrop in the course of an evening's play.
The XP from soloing on Tenacious is really quite alarming.
The global defensive nerf bit me on the arse when I tried to pop yellows and sandpaper a MOGged Power PP. But, given that trying that particular stunt was pretty fucking stupid in issue four, I've got absolutely no grounds for complaint.
Conclusion: I might drop Cloak of Fear from my build. Not sure what to replace it with, though.
So. I'm thinking about what (if anything) to do with my I5 respec on my main (level 40 DM/DA scrapper).
Seeing how smoothly things go without Cloak of Fear, and seeing as it's been nerfed, it's no longer useful for me (the reason I liked it was it let me concentrate on bosses in big groups; with the nerf, it quite rightly no longer lets me ignore the lieutenants), so that's one power to replace.
I'm dropping Oppressive Gloom as well; I was never entirely convinced by it, since it kept making things wander out of my PBAoE radius.
Any thoughts on what I should replace them with? Slots are at a premium, since I plan to have eight of my powers six-slotted.
EDIT: The build as it stands:
Dark Melee: Smite (1/5 acc/dam), Shadow Maul (1/5 acc/dam), Dark Consumption (1/3 acc/recred), Soul Drain (1x accbuf), Midnight Grasp (currently 1/3 acc/dam, aiming for 1/5).
Dark Armor: Dark Embrace (1/5 endred/damres), Murky Cloud (1/5 endred/damres), Obsidian Shield (currently 1/3 endred/damres, aiming for 1/5), Cloak of Darkness (1x endred), Cloak of Fear (1/2 endred/acc, I think...), Death Shroud (1/1/2 endred/acc/dam), Dark Regeneration (2x endred), Oppressive Gloom (1x acc)
Fitness: Swift (1x runspd), Health (1x heal), Stamina (6x endrec)
Leaping: Combat Jumping (1x defbuf), Super Jump (1x jump), Acrobatics (1x endred)
Speed: Hasten (6x recred)