Author Topic: Iron Man  (Read 6871 times)


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Iron Man
« on: March 28, 2010, 06:14:30 PM »
I was attempting to build an Iron Man type hero.  I looked at Blasters but they seem a bit too squishy.  None of the melee classes (Scrapper/Tank) have the ranged attacks.  Defenders and Controllers just dont seem to be the right fit.  Then I took a look at PB's...ranged attacks, check, damage resistance, check.  Now, of course, it isn't a perfect fit but it comes the closest, IMHO, of all the AT's to replicating Iron Man's power sets. 

Soooo the question is how would you build a PB to be most like Iron Man?  I assume taking either of the Forms (Nova/Dwarf) is out.  And, unlike most human-only PB's, this build would use most of the ranged attacks.

Going with the ranged attacks and limited status protection it would seem a good idea to try and boost ranged/aoe defense. 

I worked up a build in Mids but with the newest update Ninja Run has eaten Energy Flight!  So the defense numbers are a bit off due to not having a full set of Zephyr's in EF (I just dropped the slots in Sprint and left them empty).  Take a look and let me know what you think.  Thanks.

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Iron Kheld: Level 50 Natural Peacebringer
Primary Power Set: Luminous Blast
Secondary Power Set: Luminous Aura
Power Pool: Fitness
Power Pool: Speed
Power Pool: Concealment
Power Pool: Fighting

Hero Profile:
Level 1: Glinting Eye -- Thundr-Acc/Dmg(A), Thundr-Dmg/EndRdx(3), Thundr-Dmg/Rchg(3), Thundr-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(7), Thundr-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(7), Thundr-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(9)
Level 1: Incandescence -- S'fstPrt-ResDam/Def+(A)
Level 2: Gleaming Blast -- Thundr-Acc/Dmg(A), Thundr-Dmg/EndRdx(9), Thundr-Dmg/Rchg(19), Thundr-Acc/Dmg/Rchg(21), Thundr-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(21), Thundr-Dmg/EndRdx/Rchg(23)
Level 4: Shining Shield -- Aegis-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(A), Aegis-ResDam/EndRdx(5), Aegis-ResDam(5)
Level 6: Swift -- Flight-I(A)
Level 8: Proton Scatter -- Posi-Acc/Dmg(A), Posi-Dmg/EndRdx(23), Posi-Dmg/Rchg(25), Posi-Dmg/Rng(25), Posi-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(31)
Level 10: Thermal Shield -- Aegis-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(A), Aegis-ResDam/EndRdx(11), Aegis-ResDam(11)
Level 12: Hasten -- RechRdx-I(A), RechRdx-I(13), RechRdx-I(13)
Level 14: Quantum Shield -- Aegis-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(A), Aegis-ResDam/EndRdx(15), Aegis-ResDam(15)
Level 16: Health -- Numna-Heal/EndRdx(A), Numna-EndRdx/Rchg(31), Numna-Heal/Rchg(33), Numna-Heal/EndRdx/Rchg(34), Numna-Heal(34), Numna-Regen/Rcvry+(34)
Level 18: Luminous Detonation -- Posi-Acc/Dmg(A), Posi-Dmg/EndRdx(40), Posi-Dmg/Rchg(40), Posi-Dmg/Rng(42), Posi-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(43)
Level 20: Stamina -- P'Shift-EndMod(A), P'Shift-EndMod/Rchg(36), P'Shift-EndMod/Acc/Rchg(36), P'Shift-Acc/Rchg(36), P'Shift-EndMod/Acc(37), P'Shift-End%(37)
Level 22: Essence Boost -- Dct'dW-Heal/EndRdx(A), Dct'dW-Heal/Rchg(43), Dct'dW-Heal/EndRdx/Rchg(43), Dct'dW-Heal(45), Dct'dW-Rchg(45)
Level 24: Stealth -- LkGmblr-Rchg+(A)
Level 26: Build Up -- GSFC-ToHit(A), GSFC-ToHit/Rchg(27), GSFC-ToHit/Rchg/EndRdx(27), GSFC-Rchg/EndRdx(29), GSFC-ToHit/EndRdx(29), GSFC-Build%(31)
Level 28: Reform Essence -- Dct'dW-Heal/EndRdx(A), Dct'dW-Heal/Rchg(45), Dct'dW-Heal/EndRdx/Rchg(46), Dct'dW-Heal(46), Dct'dW-Rchg(46)
Level 30: Boxing -- Dmg-I(A)
Level 32: Tough -- Aegis-ResDam/EndRdx/Rchg(A), Aegis-ResDam/EndRdx(33), Aegis-ResDam(33)
Level 35: Photon Seekers -- BldM'dt-Acc/Dmg(A), BldM'dt-Dmg/EndRdx(37), BldM'dt-Acc/EndRdx(39), BldM'dt-Acc/Dmg/EndRdx(39), BldM'dt-Acc(39), BldM'dt-Dmg(40)
Level 38: Light Form -- ResDam-I(A)
Level 41: Weave -- LkGmblr-Rchg+(A), LkGmblr-Def(42), LkGmblr-Def/EndRdx(42)
Level 44: Pulsar -- Stpfy-Acc/Rchg(A), Stpfy-EndRdx/Stun(48), Stpfy-Acc/EndRdx(48), Stpfy-Stun/Rng(48), Stpfy-Acc/Stun/Rchg(50)
Level 47: Invisibility -- LkGmblr-Rchg+(A)
Level 49: Grant Invisibility -- LkGmblr-Rchg+(A)
Level 1: Brawl -- Dmg-I(A)
Level 1: Sprint -- Run-I(A), Empty(50), Empty(50)
Level 2: Rest -- RechRdx-I(A)
Level 1: Cosmic Balance
Level 1: Ninja Run -- Empty(A)
Level 10: Combat Flight -- LkGmblr-Rchg+(A), Zephyr-Travel(17), Zephyr-Travel/EndRdx(17), Zephyr-ResKB(19)


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Re: Iron Man
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 07:30:31 PM »
Clever, and well built.... However I do think Tony Stark would crap-a-cow if he discovered you traded tech for an alien symbiont. lol


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Re: Iron Man
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 08:07:52 PM »
Keep in mind that BotZ set bonuses will be reduced in Issue 17, so Mids' numbers on those are a little off (by half, I think?)
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