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.