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    Hi everyone! We have recently created a new cabal called "Council of Nephilim". It's about supporting other players,and sharing skills and knowledge. Just like sanctuary! We're aiming for the whole range from normal dungeons to nightmare raids with no particular focus except being newbie-friendly. If you like helping other players, teaching what you know; or if you look for a cabal you can learn everything about the game from, you're right with us! Interested? Here's some more reading material and the application form if you want to join: http://con.bytezero.de/ Got questions? You can join our ingame chat (/chat join Con) or our Discord. Or you just ask in this thread
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    Hello there. This Halloween we wanted to do something huge and we’ve teamed with some of the biggest names in The Secret World community to bring you a series of activities throughout the month of October. There’s something for everyone from a spooky RP story, halloween shows with your favorite DJs at your the best venues as well as a live Podcast recording with a developer. There will also be impromptu dungeon/lair runs throughout the month (and maybe even some world bosses if we’re lucky). We also have contests for you (because what is Halloween without a contest) so you can win prizes while you’re having fun too. You can find a brief rundown of events below to help you plan your October with a more in-depth explanation of each week in the posts following. Bear in mind we are still working with partners to finalise the events so some may be subject to change. We are also happy to accept any donations for prizes to the contests (we’ve tried tieing Kle down to the PC but he’s not great at farming things). If you’re interested in joining the schedule then we’d be happy to have you, just send us a message. If you have any questions send a message to Kle here, in-game or on Twitter @Kle_Sanctuary Update: Kle has now thoroughly been beaten and we've now got a schedule in order. Week One We get the party started with DJ Medrina from Happy Tentacle Radio who is having a Horror Movie themed #PlayAnything in Eldwic Park. Join her at 10PM on Thursday for all your favourite movie music (and outfits) Week Two Hide and Seek with Lady-Pyre: Find Pyre for shiny prizes. Sunday October 30th 12pm EST (4pm GMT) Podcast Live: (Time and date to be confirmed) The Secret Podcast will be interviewing one of the Developers of TSW live and you can join them in-game to distract them. They'll also be giving away the new and exclusive Secret Podcast Tee-shirts. Week Three: 31/10 (time tbc once I figure out timezones): DJ Lady Lyra's Metal Mayhem goes on tour to New York and visits the Saint's and Sinners Nightclub. Being Halloween you can expect all kinds of fun (actually being S&S and Lady Lyra you can expect all kinds of fun anyway ). Dress up for the night and show the spirits how it's really done. Sanctuary Q&A: As is traditional we will be holding a Q&A on the forums. We will have a member of the Dev team (we'll announce who soon™) answering your burning questions.
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    Hallo ! Just started playing together with 'ol DammazKron here, and we've been having all sorts of adventures so far, and really enjoying it too. Ingame name: TeKakan Person on the screenshot: DammazKron (I'm goofing around behind him, capturing the moment..)
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    Avatar: DammazKron Hello everyone! Great to see pictures from what you like about the game. Recently starting playing after a friend recommended it. Kinda dated graphics and quirky controls at first but oh man is the story and lore enthralling! Who doesn't want to learn Morse code or some obscure language? Do you remember your first Investigation mission? Anyways it's really hard to choose a favourite screenshot but here is a cool one from one of our expeditions in the desert. "Dr. Jones and Friends!"
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    Agent’s we have been getting odd emails which up until lately we have been ignoring. They’ve been coming from random accounts with no apparent connection. Each one has the same message. “Play me" along with a MP3 file. The higher ups don't think it's important but I'm not so sure. I've got a tech team looking over the recording and making sure it's safe. When we have a copy of the file we can share with you I'll post it here. It might be nothing but my spider senses are tingling...
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    Great contest! I'm amazed how some of my favourite pictures are pretty similar to screenshots others submitted. I couldn't decide either which one I liked most, so...
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    Went through my screenshot folder and could not decide which picture I liked better - so, here, have both!
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    And...is it one entry per Sanctuarian? (Ok, this is just goofiness, but I couldn't resist.) Name: Surrealistic Title: Patchy Is a Half-pipe If the raiders make me wait At least in Kaidan I can skate....
  9. 3 points
    Name: Ascle Title: You wanna dance Chuck? Well! Let's dance buddy! Note: I didn't listen the recommandation and I died 4 times to take that screen
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    Akkikins Glitches love TSW ;D
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    This one turned out rather nice: "Here's your double order of stake, sir!" (In unrelated non-news: Back to lurking for me, life's still hectic and doesn't leave me a lot of downtime. Will update you lot when there's any change to my situation.)
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    I'll pickle my brain till I can think of something to do.
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    Skillet Lasagna! A coworked gave me that recipe last week and I tried it and it is yummyyyyy. And so easy to make. The quantity in parenthesis were for me because we use grams and mililetres here INGREDIENTS 3 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 onion, chopped 1 pound (450g) sweet Italian sausage out of casing Salt and pepper 12 ounce (env. 14 pates) package lasagna noodles, each sheet broken into 4 pieces 28 ounce (796 ml) can tomatoes, undrained and chopped 15 ounce (398 ml) can tomato sauce 1 cup water, divided 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 15 ounce (400g) container ricotta cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella LET'S GET COOKING... Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion, saute for 5 minutes. Add sausage and break apart with spoon, cook until browned 6-8 minutes. Pour half a cup of water, and 1 cup of sauce over the meat mixture. Place lasagna noodles over meat mixture; top with tomatoes, remaining tomato sauce, basil and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Dollop ricotta cheese evenly over mixture, and sprinkle with mozzarella. Cover and let stand 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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    This is way late, but...I had to change things in my video settings rather than in the game settings to get side-by-side the way I wanted it. However, you can also change your font size in game. Check out this thread: https://forums.thesecretworld.com/showthread.php?41533-Step-by-Step-for-increasing-font-size Hopefully if you follow that, it will help you out.
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    Here are my entries, I am Hestian in-game.
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    \o/ (in game name is Lucid-Nytemare )
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    I'd be hateful too if baby golems kept punching me in the nuts so hard my genitals receded.
  18. 2 points
    TSW, it is all about the tacos.
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    Long time reader here and very casual player off and on since beta for TSW in general. Name here is also my IGN. HK incoming.
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    Best pic I have from the event!
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    I've been part of Sanctuary for so long now and have posted so little, but this is a wonderful idea. Here's my contribution - posted it on Twitter a few days ago.
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    We recently upgraded our forum software from IPS 4.0.13 to 4.1. This was a relatively major upgrade, and so I've had to discard the previous theme and make a new one from scratch. I've come pretty far along already as you can probably see, although I'm not completely done yet. There are some minor inconsistencies and weirdnesses yet, and I have not yet styled the editor, but that will come. I hope you like it! Also, the forum update comes with many interesting new features. Here are some of the biggest ones: Activity Streams. Very flexible streams that can show every bit of activity within the community or whatever you choose to show. Here are some of them: All Activity, Unread Content, Content I Started. You can even make your own streams. Improved notifications. The update comes with instant push-notifications and browser notifications. This means that you'll get your notifications without having to refresh the page, and you can be notified even when you're not browsing the forums. This makes sure that you're immediately alerted to updates in the community. Improved navigation menu. As you can see, the navigation menu at the top of the site has changed. We now have a 2-level navigation menu that lets us organise menu elements under tabs. We also have a greater control of what elements to put in the menu with the new Menu Manager. Improved editor. The editor is now served through a DIV-element instead of an iFRAME. This makes the editor load instantly as opposed to taking a few seconds before. There are also many other improvements to the editor, such as a new contextual menu which can be opened by holding the Ctrl key down and right clicking. Performance. The developers of this suite have begun to make significant performance increases since the introduction of the 4.x branch of the software, and this is very apparent in 4.1. And much much more... The update contains a lot of bug fixes and other small changes, as well as changes to the Admin CP which gives us more control and flexibility to shape the community the way we need it to be.
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    Story Night When: Saturday August 5, 2017 from 2pm-5pm EDT Where: Axel’s in Agartha, around the fire pit. What it’s about: Hello and welcome all SWL players and roleplayers! This will be the first of a monthly recurring event to encourage new roleplayers and the rp-curious and allow people who want to share short vignettes, poems, cautionary tales, original works, et cetera. A long time ago, a friend named Shaw introduced me to roleplaying in a video game by hosting a recurring Story Night, where people would gather and take turns telling short stories and tales of their adventures! People came and went and either listened respectfully or told a story to the assembled. We even had theme nights for tales of love, horror, poetry nights, etc. It was a lot of fun. I’d like to honor his legacy by starting this event in SWL. My goal is to continue to have both SWL and the wonderful roleplaying community thrive and grow, as well as have fun telling and listening to stories. I look forward to having theme nights in the months to come if this first one is a success! September should be a Lore...ahem, Legendary tale night and October will of course be tales of terror. There are only a few rules for story night: Be respectful of the speaker who currently has the floor. Be respectful of the listeners who are trying to enjoy the speakers. The gathering is a peaceful one. There should be no open hostility. We’re all there for the same purpose. The host is there to facilitate the gathering. The speaker will change as the host gives them charge of the gathering. If you have a story to share: Try to post it in digestible blocks, about a sentence or two at a time to simulate storytelling. Give room for feedback. People like to interact in between parts of a story. Keep your story to about 10-15 minutes maximum! That way we can get several people up to speak. Remember to signal the end of the story and then please go take your seat so the Host can pick the next storyteller. I am looking forward to this gathering and I hope to see you all there! Thank you! PS- Filler picture until I get a better poster made!
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    Long time lurker, first time poster. I can mainly be found on Twitter as @Caerfinon or you can chat with my dog Jac ( @JacTSWK9 )
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    Hi everyone! I am Ryan age 35 from Manhattan, NYC. I have B.A degree in Finance & M.B.A degree in Business Administration. I've been GM (Lifetimer) since first TSW beta. I am usually busy with limitation to have free time to play between MMO's as I will do my best to spend more time enjoying TSWL (reboot). I like to play solo/group for dungeons, raids, story quests, investigation missions, and many more in TSWL. My main character faction will be Illuminati. My privilege to join Sanctuary to play along with you fellow Sanctuary members of TSWL Thank you for invitation. I see you TSWL (reboot). TSWL Characters: Marcus "Ryan" Phoenix (Illuminati)
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    EVENT CONCLUDED (for now) Since I am moving over to SWL the moment it launches, I will have no use for the stuff I have in TSW (the stuff that won't be transferred). I know there's a considerable bunch of people out there that wants to stay in TSW. So I thought I'd give the remainder of my stuff to players that will actually make use of it, instead of everything just sitting in my inventory forever collecting dust. How to claim Make a post in this topic and include your ingame nickname and what you want to claim. I will then mail the items/PAX to you ingame, at which point you will be able to claim them at the Auction House. Rules You may claim up to 10 items. Each item in a stack (of the same type) counts as an individual item. Exceptions: Materials and the green Attuned augments. PAX counts as one of those 10 items and you can only claim up to 3,000,000 PAX. List of items PAX: 19,000,000 / 27,000,000 Materials: Each stack counts as 1 item. 953x Pure Metal 999x Pure Water 225x Pure Fire 559x Pure Dust 74x Pure wheel rune 63x Pure trinity rune 43x Pure lu rune 71x Pure denkyem rune 168x Pure earth rune 337x Pure wedjat rune 479x Pure pentagram rune 505x Pure koru rune Gadgets: Nullity Sphere AE Overcharger Augments: 100x Attuned Accurate (counts as 1 item) 100x Attuned Curing (counts as 1 item) 100x Attuned Mending (counts as 1 item) 100x Attuned Robust (counts as 1 item) 5x Unattuned Ferocious 2x Unattuned Brutal 3x Unattuned Piercing 2x Unattuned Inspiring 3x Unattuned Accelerating 9x Unattuned Vivifying 11x Unattuned Rampant 2x Unattuned Restorative 12x Unattuned Precise 14x Unattuned Restoring 8x Unattuned Safeguarding 2x Unattuned Solid 12x Unattuned Stalwart 7x Unattuned Vexing Cosmetics Emote: Stop Acid wash jeans, blue Aerobics leotard, blue and black Aerobics leotard, red and green Aerobics leotard, yellow and pink 1x Visor sunglasses, black Visor sunglasses, pink Signets 1x Aux Weapon Imprint 1x Signet of Discipline 1x Signet of Divine Inspiration 5x Signet of the Death Curse 1x Signet of Vigour 6x Signet of Soul Eating 3x Signet of Persistent Malice 2x Signet of Order 1x Aux Weapon Binding 1x Aux Weapon Mod 6x Signet of Death's Note 3x Signet of Blessed Steps 4x Signet of Backbite 1x Signet of Ablation 5x Signet of Renewed Vigil 7x Signet of Recuperation 5x Signet of Karma 5x Signet of Divine Inspiration 8x Signet of Equilibrium 7x Signet of Discplacement 3x Signet of Deflection It may not be that much, but I hope some of you will have use for these things.
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    Hi can i have ? Aerobics leotard, yellow and pink Visor sunglasses, pink Nullity Sphere AE Overcharger 3,000,000 PAX Signet of Ablation chiekyrith thank you
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    Your claims have been distributed.
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    Sure! I'll need your ingame name though!
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    Of course Check your inbox!
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    Hi , first post on the forums. I'm a fairly new player in the secret world, I'm almost past the Transylvanian ark of the game and would like to ask some help with some end game builds. I've looked over the builds from here, and I've adapted one and came up with one on my own, and i'dd like some advice or help with them. So far I've focused on Elementalism (not used in any of the current builds), Blood, Pistols, Blades, Chaos. The first build is one I've addopted from http://www.tswdb.com/builds/solo/bloodied-blades-solo-build and made this http://www.tsw-builder.com/#15v170144150126113572135a22p332421471530114110136a25 (if it's ok to post it) This is a solo build, meant to able to tackle any problem, while having staying power. That comes from Forking Paths, Karma, Martial Discipline, Immortal Spirit and Regeneration, Forking Paths, along side Karma combined with Clearing the Path, Arterial Pulse and Flight of Daggers help with crowd control. Clearing the path guarantees triggering Arterial Pulse, for lots of area dmg. Brandish, Four Seasons, And Collider-Collapse are against single targets. what i'm not so sure about in this build is Steel Echo, I've added it for more damage either agaist single targets or for more aoe dmg, i think there is enough sating power from Karma and the other to not need Turn the Tables, but i could be wrong. The second build is the one i came up with: http://www.tsw-builder.com/#84v820802424426833404842a22p834836143141421403630a25 (if it's ok to post it) This is a dps build based on trigger passives such as Sudden Return, One in the Chamber, Fortunate Strike and Molecular Exploitation. Seal the deal helps trigger Sudden Return and One in the Chamber while adding 20% extra dmg to consumer abilities, Iron Maiden and Dark Potency help trigger Sudden Return, the problem is One in the Chamber, since it has no other abilities that help trigger it i can either swap it with Incision or swap Dark Potency for Elemental Force. I chose Pistol for builders and consumers due to a lot of focus abilities, such as Hair Trigger and Shootout, that are also boosted by Plague, due the fact that along side Affliction it also applies Ranged Vulnerability (20% extra dmg from ranged abilities), also this abilities do allot of extra dmg due to Molecular Exploitation, i could swap Blood Shot for Exsanguinate, due to the fact that i need 5 resources to maximize the dmg from Shootout. Gun Fu helps with using shootout twice before Plague expires, and also with Semi-Auto against crowds. Any suggestions, critique or help with this builds is appreciated, Thanks in advance
  32. 1 point
    Drunk costumed up Hreb, nothing could go wrong! Antimanhattans for everyone. Body shots. oh yes.
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    black toga, how can i use you? God of Lankhmar might be a tad obscure. Perhaps just some kind of spirt of gluttony and abandon, togate, laureled, wine etc. Can't go wrong there. Mushrooms maybe too. I still have those evil crowleys crunchies, lol
  34. 1 point
    hmmm....what to wear, what to wear
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    View Tutorial (No longer available) Last Updated: November 30, 2015
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    It was here, all the time while I was trying to figure out stuff by myself...
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    Damn you TaCO. Now I'm peckish....
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    We've been poking our Judges and we have winners. In first place is Brandstifler with the march of the Templar (and a single Illuminati) In second Place is CrazyDogLady with an action shot from Tokyo Third place was Ascle who let out his inner Golem. All the pictures came in with the same number of votes so we ended up going with where how the judges had scored them originally. Our Special Judges also got an extra vote each to pick a favourite picture to win extra shines regardless of the vote. Buzzy-Fred (our super secret judge) chose this shot of a Lonely GateKeeper in Carpathian Fangs (poor GK) by Brandstifler Lady-Pyre chose this shot of Lucid-Nightmare winging a Carpathian Golem. Who'd have thought you had dark wings Lucid, you seem so nice We'll be sending out prizes to all who participated today and getting in touch with the winners to see which set of prizes they would like. Thanks to everyone who took part and to the generosity of those who made the prize pool so big. Keep an eye out for more contest and events in the near future.
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    The contest is now closed to new submissions. We'll be announcing the winners shortly. Thank you all for sharing your amazing screenshots.
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    Thanks for posting! I like the name. Two slight notes/corrections, though... Trial By Swords isn't for AOE (it's single-target) but for more impair (I like for longer Tokyo/boss fights). The other is that the rotation technically has a second Dancing Blade after the initial Stunning Swirl/Dancing Blade/builder sequence, so it's: SS (VtR) --> (DB --> HT x3 --> DB) --> (SO --> HT x3 --> DB) --> (SO --> HT x3 --> DB) --> REPEAT Note that the actives in parentheses make up 3 8-second intervals, plus the 1-second GCD for the initial Stunning Swirl gets you exactly to the 25-second cool down for SS. I would also add that this build relies much more on PEN, so the Woodcutter's and any additional PEN gear is very helpful. As a survival build, it also relies very heavily (derived from the original Claretta build) on the Signet of Thirst for heals. This means that early on you should almost certainly swap in Martial Discipline/Regeneration and any other active heals you can get while you work towards building your gear. Signet of Echoes/Signet of Thirst are a must, and personal preference for the rest for the most part. I use Laceration on the head, Breaching on the sword, and Fury on the pistol. Essentially over time, you'll be able to push more and more of your healing to things other than your Actives/Passives, giving you more room for building your DPS. The Parasite Configuration from Tokyo container keys is really helpful. I've only just learned about the Redirected Rejuvenation Module, which if I understand correctly does NOT proc Empowerment -- which I presume means it will not proc Thirst, either, but I should probably test anyway just to be sure.
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    Posted on Behalf of Asmod of SnS check out their latest events over at saintsandsinnersclub.tumblr.com/
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    I figured the build testing was probably going to start hijacking the "Build Request" thread, so I'm starting this one to post requests for build tests, results, conclusions, and all of that sort of thing. Right now, we've got a couple of builds to look at, and we're especially focusing on the results of the new "Vulnerabilities" added to elites. Everybody is welcome to join in, and we'll see what we can work out. So far, it seems like if we tweak some of the old builds a bit, we can get some really nice dps without complicated rotations. Ok, so...I'll start by listing the obvious to make it easier: Vulnerabilites by type: Vulnerability to Magic: Blade: Four Seasons Hammer: Shockwave Fists: See Red Shotgun: Shotgun Wedding Pistol: Gun Crazy Assault Rifle: Red Mist Vulnerability to Ranged: Blade: Stunning Swirl Hammer: Eruption Fist: Gore Blood: Plague Chaos: Eye of Pandemonium Elemental: Power Line - Voltaic Delta Vulnerability to Melee: Shotgun: Point Blank Pistol: Bullet Ballet Assault Rifle: Shellshocker Blood: Cardiac Arrest Chaos: Prisoner of Fate Elementalism: Overload Obvious (although not necessarily true) conclusion: The way they've changed it makes it better to mix and match so that you don't have two from the same category (melee, ranged, or magic.) This will depend on how much the vulnerability increases damage. Hmm.... Ok, going to try it out with the suggested Pistol/Blade build. So far, I'm liking the result of Ele/Rifle, although I suspect my build could use some more tweaking. Using Power Line - Voltaic can give crazy damage in long fights, but in short fights it's really overboard (and takes too long), so having something that doesn't have to rack up stacks would probably be better for survival builds. Swapping to Shellshocker to give the bonus to the Ele skills instead of Rifle would do nicely there. (So Power Line for dungeons, Shellshocker for outdoors?) From what I've heard from other people testing, proc builds are nice at the moment. That might still be a YMMV kind of thing, though. There always seems to be a percent-based vs. proc-based argument. At least they've made the calculation easier. Ok, off to test. We'll see how it goes. I'll report the results here. Anybody with suggestions, please chime in. The changes to builds have made things...interesting. And if you have experience tanking and/or healing, build advice with the new additions would be great (other than "Tanks need Stoicism", which seems to be a general consensus in the main forums.)
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    I don't mind you posting it at all... Feel free. The only thing I'd suggest for the Pistol/Blade is to mention that really only the four core actives (Stunning Swirl, Dancing Blade/Chop Shop, Hair Trigger, and Shootout) are necessary, and the other three plus auxiliary can be filled to suit your style. Not sure if it matters, but for the record, my stats are along the lines of 300 CR, 300 CP, 550 Hit, and 400 Pen, with all AR talismans except for one minor health plus Woodcutter's Wrath... This is at 10.1 with not all my glyphs or signets yet. I tried switching in Live Wire for my Seal the Deal, but I think I'd need a lot more Crit before it starts to get better than my current. It was about a 200 DPS drop off for me with the same gear. I've kept Shake And Bake, but I've switched out the other two optional actives for Surging Blades and Trial By Swords, so now it has a lot of extra AOE along with the additional Impair. I've also picked up The Parasite Configuration, so I'm not as needy for emergency buttons. Hey, thanks again for your help and input!
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    I'll keep an eye out here, as well. Thanks for starting this. In response to your observation in the previous thread... I had Shake and Bake purely as situational (I've been spending a lot of time in Tokyo, and I like the movement combined with Hinder better than other hinders or impairs available in Pistol/Blade). It almost certainly could be replaced with something that could work into the rotation for DPS boost. I did try the Voltaic Power Line, a bit with both Pistol and Rifle... especially with Rifle thinking it would be the new Rifle/Blood leach heal. But it just seemed too clunky for me. You are right, I think, that it would be a best choice for dungeons, but that's not my expertise at all. I used a Rifle/Elemental combo with Red Mist to earn my Dance of Death achievement, so that one seems at least plausible. The other combo I'm going to try is a Fist/Pistol build with a leading Gore (along with Gross Anatomy and Double Dash) and maybe Killer Flow and such. A couple other things I think is important to keep in mind with the Vulnerabilities is that A) the three of them have different bonuses, and B) the abilities that apply them have different cooldowns. I think in plenty of cases that may be the difference between a "vulnerability build" being worthwhile or not. I'll be back with some results soon.
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    I have a build I'd like tested... I like playing around with builds as much as anything else in the game, but I don't do much theorycrafting of my own. I am basically a solo player, and I've just finished my wheel and am freshly in 10.1 gear. Since the 15.5 changes, a lot of builds I'd worked out changed in ways that are not viable. I was using some of Critty's builds, and tweaking my own version of the Pistol/Ele leach heal Scenario build when I came up with this (parentheses denote AOE replacement for single-target actives/passives): Pistol/Blade Actives: Shake and Bake, Stunning Swirl, Dancing Blade (Chop Shop), Hair Trigger (Killer Flow), Shootout (Semi-Auto) , Deadly Aim, Steel Echo Passives: Breakdown, Third Degree, Iron Maiden, Finish the Movement (Arterial Pulse), Immortal Spirit, Seal the Deal This uses the Thirst/Echoes signet setup for leach procs, along with the one passive. I have the Woodcutter's Wrath and all AR talismans except for one minor health. The "usual" signets otherwise (Laceration on Head, Breaching/Abuse/Aggression/Fury on weapons - I'm using Breaching on the sword and Fury on the pistols). The rotation is to lead with Stunning Swirl to get the Vulnerable to Ranged applied, then Dancing Blade, Hair Trigger x3, Dancing Blade, Shootout... followed by Hair Trigger x3, Dancing Blade, Shootout repeated until Stunning Swirl is off cooldown (which happens to work out just about exactly). This keeps Shootout at the front of Vulnerable to Ranged on each rotation after the first. Thirst is up pretty much 100% off cooldown as well. I was skeptical to use Third Degree and Seal the Deal instead of Bloodsport and Gross Anatomy, but my own testing has shown it to be much better. I didn't think the new version of Finish the Movement could be much good, but this build is kind of built around it and the shortened builder rotation has boosted my sustained DPS a lot. That's why I'd like someone else to test it. The other thing I really like about this build is that it is simple and "beginner friendly" (although it clearly is an expensive AP/Gear build) with it's very simple rotation (that stays the same each "cycle" - none of that "first, second, third, fourth, etc. rotation business), and also that it is flexible... You can easily swap out one, two, or three actives to go from full on single-target to full on AOE or something in-between. You can also easily adapt the cooldowns to your own style/group/location, like swapping out Steel Echo for Win Win for cleanses, or Backup Drone for group/solo support, or Martial Discipline (and maybe even Regeneration) for extra survivability. Wanna have a go at it? I'm curious to see what other 15.5 builds people are up to (especially solo builds) that are now incorporating the elite actives and vulnerabilities into them. Thanks! Sorry... That should be Claretta's Pistol/Ele leach, I guess?
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    Thanks for the welcome. I actually...talked to people in game. And pugged a dungeon. With actual people. And it only took 4 years! Seriously, though, thanks to the folks that are helping me get past my massive social phobia. I'm now considering grouping up for all the elites so I can do the gatekeeper thing and maybe join people for nightmares, which would be a good thing as I'm apparently a tad overgeared, since I was trying to solo dungeons. I still plan to someday go back and get Ur-Draug solo, for the sake of revenge if nothing else. The guy face-plants me every time. I can roll over all the ones before him, but Mighty Cthulhu just swats me a couple of times and...insta-dirt nap. As for crazy, I have embraced it. It's much easier that way. Mind you, when I wore the wolf hat for our research group photo, they didn't tell me they were going to be using it in international presentations. In academia, I am now the one in the wolf hat. Disclaimer: It's a plush wolf hat. No actual wolves were harmed in the making of my hat.
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    Oops. I forgot to post here...maybe because I'm people-make-me-massively-nervous aspie? I'm a CSE (computer science and engineering) doctoral candidate in the Southeastern US, with a focus in AI. I've been a lifer since beta, but I have serious alt-itis, and I bounce back and forth between MMO's, although I keep coming back to this one. Due to my almost total lack of social skills, I mostly solo or duo with hubby (who plays a lot less than I do, unfortunately), although I'm happy to help folks out if I can. I am crazy, and I have dogs. And I'm crazy about my dogs. The "lady" part is probably debatable, but "CrazyDogWoman" doesn't sound as good. Characters you're most likely to catch me on: Palavos (Illuminati), Surrealistic (Dragon), or Obstinatus (Templar character I play when I'm duoing)
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    I am returning to this place after a long absence. Hello all! I don't talk much. My IC Twitter is @InseinAngel
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    Come to the Pink side!