Titan/Psi Hunter build.

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Benny89 Benny89's picture
Titan/Psi Hunter build.

So one of my players came out with pretty scary build for EP. As a fellow powerbuilder I am Impressed by it :D.

In short: 30 COG (+5 from Nacroalgorythm), SAV 25, INT 30 (+5 from Narcoalgorythms), WIL 30, REF 5, SOM 5.

Traits: Dominant Strain, PSI level 2. Morph: Pleasure Pod (+5 COG, SAV, INT).

Sleights: Ambience Sense, Downtime, Predictive Boost, Unconscious Lead, Psi Shield, and Static

With Pod morph (-30 to Psi but only those needing skill, above ones do not) and STATIC any incoming PSI attack has -60 to rolls while he can use all psi (he can still buy few more good passives).

With Dominant Strain he also gets +10 bonus vs PSI instead of -20 so with his will he has 70 rolls.

Against Exsurgent Virus (COG + SAV + INT) with narcos on he rolls: 35+25+35= 95 vs Virus or Basilisk hack.

Then we have Narcoalgorythms (90 roll vs addition): KICK, GRIN, MDRD, Klar, Drive, Phlo. They can be activated instanty (as plugins per Transuman book) and give +2 Speed, +10 REF, +10 DUR, +10 SOM, +5 COG, +5 INT, +5 COO, +10 Perception.

As for cyberbrain hack: 80 Infosec (+ specialization), -30 for hacking cyberbrain, -30 for Hacking Alert software and -10 for Persistence software. Cumulative -60 to hacker vs 90 player infosec.

After taking some not that expensive implants his final stats after turning on all his nacroalgorythms are: 35 Cog, 35 INT, 30 SOM (5 +15 implants + 10 MRDR), 15 REF (5 basic +10 KICK), SAV 25, WIL 30.

Active Skills: Frey, Beam Weapons (Plasma Rifle), Seekers, Infiltration, Perception, Infosec. He can still add some more but that is basic of build: Plasma Rifle for single targets bursting, Seekers for Nanosworms/Long range attacks.

Final DUR with implants and MRDR: 55 DUR, WT 11. Not bad. Of course armor can be easly stack for low money if needed (Bioweave, Heavy Body Armor + all armor implants)= 39/34 (+10 to Energy vs Heat and Fire) so 49/34.

This character has basicelly guarantee success vs Exsurgent virus, super anti-PSI abilities, guarante WIL rolls vs Nacros and Stress (90 roll), very good rols vs PSI (70) and most of his power are software plug-ins so they egocast with him. The only thing that could give him problem is Freezer (REF X3 roll) and he doesn't have that high Initiative roll (can add +3 from Mental Speed thoght as software plugin).

Of course you could get more power out of this but dropping PSI and running synthmorph and you are immune to PSI anyway while having all other good things and only worry is brainhack (but we have high Infosec + -60 to hacker anyway). Dropping PSI + Sleights would give enough points to invest in Kinetic Weapons too.

Pretty darn good build imo :). I am impressed with min-max of this player.

o11o1 o11o1's picture
Pretty scary, yeah.

Pretty scary, yeah.

I bet the mirror match is a rough as heck fight though.

A slight smell of ions....

Benny89 Benny89's picture
o11o1 wrote:Pretty scary,

o11o1 wrote:
Pretty scary, yeah.

I bet the mirror match is a rough as heck fight though.

Not really. Problem with it is that Players have Moxie points. So even if I throw at him mirror build he can just upgrade with Moxie his every success to critical success (so guarantee Frey basicelly and ignore all armor on attack as per rules when critical success) so player can just burn 2-4 Moxies in one fight and delete any enemy anyway.

Many people tend to forget that you can upgrade success with moxie to critical, therefore securing crucial kill on enemy with ez. And enemies do not have Moxie points per rules if I recall correctly.

o11o1 o11o1's picture
NPCs get Moxie too though.

NPCs get Moxie too though.

A slight smell of ions....

Xagroth Xagroth's picture
Pleasure Pods are sill capped

Pleasure Pods are sill capped at 30 on stats, so unless you have been less than clear on the attributes breaking (the way I'm reading it, he has 25 with +5 from narcoalgorythms, the Pod bonuses being a miss... so he would take better use from a morph with +REF).

Also, it's not a powergamer build, it's an overspecialized build onto resisting Exurgent Virus infection by being infected with the Exurgent Virus (a PC-able strain, but still...). That player build suffers the same weakness any Kuni shugenja tended to suffer in Legend of the Five Rings: they can function more or less outside of their specialized role, but they can only do their thing in the situations no sane character would want to be near to...
With the extra downside of Ref 5 being a great step on the direction of "act last, dodge worst", so that build's foil is a simple infected thug with a gun -.-

Unless, that is, the whole team is a TITAN-hunting specced group, that is, in which case...