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Eve's "Kill it so fast it can't react" Blade/Ele build

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Evalithia    4

I posted it in another thread, but I wanted to make a new topic so people can comment on it without cluttering up the other thread.

Keep in mind that I picked my weapons based on what looked really cool and awesome to me, I know there are probably better combos out there, but I like shooting lightning and waving around a sword :3

Anyways, this works in solo Tokyo, even though the gist of the build (shooting lightning) has been around since I was a nub in KM. It's very reliant on how well you can avoid big AoE and such attacks. My philosophy: burn them down before they can get too many hits in. Tested with 1970HP it works great unless I accidentally pull too many mobs. Worked in Orochi tower, and story mode Uta.  If low HP is cutting it super close, bring along an HP talisman or a pure anima.  You don't really need heal rating for this. But most of it relies on having as much attack rating as you can have.

Actives

  1. Electrical Bolt, or your favorite looking Ele builder of your choosing.
  2. Arc Flash, for ranging multiple enemies.
  3. Chop Shop
  4. Dancing Blade
  5. Last Resort, at 1970HP and ZERO heals (and massive amounts of DPS), this is your "oh shit" button.
  6. Electrical Storm, swap out for a manifestation if you wish.
  7. Blaze
  8. Death from Above, for an extra dodge, or your favorite auxiliary skill.

Passives

  1. Elemental Precision, swap this for any other +damage% skill if you wish.
  2. Sudden return. You will, or at least should be, penetrating very often. This is just more added damage when you do.
  3. Elemental Force, this is the biggest part of the build, note that Blaze requires only 3 resources. This is also why Aidelon isn't here, EF will give you a theoretical 50% crit chance on Blaze vs 40% with Aidelon.
  4. Bloodsport, the other half of the build all depends on this skill. Forget about the damage over time, you want it for the Afflict state.
  5. Twist The Knife, added damage, you will pen very often because...
  6. Iron Maiden, swap this out for Dark Potency if you're just starting out. Once you have like 500 pen, you want IM over DP. Makes you pen more.
  7. Gross Anatomy. Added damage every time any DoT you apply expires or refreshes. With Bloodsport, you are refreshing your DoT every hit. This is a big part of your sustained damage.
  8. Your favorite auxiliary passive, I have rocket science because I use rocket jump.

How everything works:

Builder x3, blaze, builder x3, blaze. The second blaze WILL be on EF, giving you a crit, and sometimes a lovely pencrit.

For multiple targets (such as mob groups with 3 dot icons), chop shop will shred them easily. Use Dancing blade for single targets that you can safely be in melee range of. When that happens, use your blade consumers on EF. This is what I love about blade focus/channeling skills, every hit of it will crit on EF.

If for some reason a fight is taking longer than 15 seconds, or you accidentally aggro too much, or you couldn't avoid a big attack (dodge and rocket jump help with this), that's where Last Resort comes in. I would recommend Turn the Tables, but LR heals much more than that. The 8 seconds of doing nothing doesn't quite matter since you will be invulnerable, and it will at least help you clear your mind and plan your next move when the cast ends. Keep in mind there are a few things that CAN hit through the invuln, so read up on that.

In dungeons, of course you can ditch last resort because as DPS you shouldn't be getting hit, and if you do you're getting 1 shotted.

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Vanor    21

Thanks I'll check it out and see about working towards it.

Right now Egypt isn't too bad, but I'm at a loss at what to do with my AP's now.  So I'm filling in my inner circle, after that I'm going to have to think about if I want to switch weapons or come up with a more advanced build for elem/shotgun.

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Pclav    33

@OP

What are your stats?

In my experience having 1HP minor gives me that HP needed to eat an attack or three and I'm safe and able to always use my offhand consumers.

So basically I take out "some damage" to always gain an "additional" consumer. Now the question is: is "some damage" less then an "additional" consumer.

I think you hit some kind of an AR sweetspot.

Also, 5 Petal Lotus for Electrical Storm? IIRC Lotus has a 6m range, which is just outside of melee range and would give you a safer to use consumer if you don't want to get in to use Chop Shop or DB.

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Pclav    33

Right now Egypt isn't too bad, but I'm at a loss at what to do with my AP's now. 

Seal the Deal [dps]

Contortonist [tank]

Prisoner of Fate [tank]

Reap and Sew [leech]

Veteran [leech]

Bombardment [dps]

Perjury/CleanUp [any role really]

Masters House [melee dps]

 

If you don't have those I'd start there. And/Or Cold Blooded, Radiance, Empowerment if you're interested in healing some harder content.

 

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Evalithia    4

@OP

What are your stats?

In my experience having 1HP minor gives me that HP needed to eat an attack or three and I'm safe and able to always use my offhand consumers.

So basically I take out "some damage" to always gain an "additional" consumer. Now the question is: is "some damage" less then an "additional" consumer.

I think you hit some kind of an AR sweetspot.

Also, 5 Petal Lotus for Electrical Storm? IIRC Lotus has a 6m range, which is just outside of melee range and would give you a safer to use consumer if you don't want to get in to use Chop Shop or DB.

10.1ish full DPS talis, about 3.5k attack rating. Obviously I'd have more if I bothered to finish my elites and go work on NMs :3 

Usually I'd make it out of a fight getting hit maybe 0 to 2 times, and it's fine if I get hit by a couple small attacks so long I get out of the way of giant choreographed moves. For things like Orochi tower bosses (AIMEE...) it was more about trial and error, and learning how the AoE's cast. Turning off auto AEGIS also helps because you also know what the two shields are.  If all else fails, that's what healing energy drinks, anima, Last Resort, and the damage inhibitor are for. In small fights like the random rabble on the streets of Kaidan or shipping container monsters, I can usually get out without taking more than a couple hits.

Electrical storm is just there because I don't really have any other worthy multi-target Ele consumer, it's the first thing I switch out if I need another skill specifically.

Obviously there's little room for mistakes, most of the time where I mistakenly aggro something that I didn't mean to, I'm dead. So, I gotta be mindful of where I'm fighting at all time.

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