Guide to Picking a Build

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Guide to Picking a Build

Post by Voom » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:10 am

I thought about what makes up a build, all the factors. The result is consolidated in the following pic. I hope it helps! :D
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I have simply assigned numbers to each category you see so that you can quickly describe a build using just a set of numbers, like a code.

Instructions to making your own character code
Fighting Style: pick 1 number describing your fighting style (e.g., 1, 2, or 3).
Class: pick 4 numbers describing the strengths and weaknesses of your class.Totaling no more than 13, each number should range from 0 (nothing) to 5 (high). In order from left to right, Offense, Defense, Critical, Immunity (e.g., 4312).
Proficiencies: pick all the numbers that you have chosen as your character's proficiencies (e.g., 3 and/or 6).

Example codes (unlimited variations possible)
Lvl 25 - [1/4203/3] - Dual wielding speedster with decent health, Ninja build variation
Lvl 45 - [3/2505/16] - Bare-armored tank that's ultra healthy, Wild Rhino Hide build
Lvl 35 - [2/4341/36] - Two-handed crit'ter packing a heavy punch, Gambit build variation
Lvl 200 - [123/5555/56] - Angel class :mrgreen: (not even remotely possible)

What's your build code?
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Re: Guide to Picking a Build

Post by Voom » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:54 am

Lvl 23 - 2/4/2/3/2/3/6 - Balanced 2H Crit'ter

Future updates soon. :mrgreen:
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Re: Guide to Picking a Build

Post by peg » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:37 am

Peg's a 2/4/3/2/1/3/6, maybe. http://andorstrail.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5560

Nice system for summarizing build characteristics. The commas in the "Angel class" build make the 1st level numbers easier to separate out by eye. How about using commas between all numbers within the levels, and continuing to separate levels with slashes? So in Peg's case, 2/4,3,2,1/3,6.

Then, order the level 2 categories for offense numbers first: offense,critical,defense,immunity, so in Peg's case 2/4,2,3,1/3,6. That makes it easier to tell more offensive characters when the first two numbers are bigger than the second two.

Rewriting your examples:

Lvl 25 - 1/4,0,2,3/3 - Dual wielding speedster with decent health - Ninja build variation
Lvl 45 - 3/2,0,5,5/1,6 - Bare-armored tank that's ultra healthy - Wild Rhino Hide build
Lvl 35 - 2/4,4,3,1/3,6 - Two-handed crit'ter packing a heavy punch - Gambit build variation
Lvl 200 - 1,2,3/5,5,5,5/5,6 - Angel class :mrgreen:
Peg: (About to retire)
Lvl: 45 XP: 1668901 AP: 12/0 HP: 109 AC: 214% AD: 17-60 CHS: 31 CM: 3.0 BC: 106% DR: 5
Skills: HH: 1 Do: 1 BS: 1 CS: 2 IF: 2 Reg: 1 DBoS: 1 WP:BL: 1 AP:L: 2 FS:2H: 2
L+E: None! Status Effects: DS

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Re: Guide to Picking a Build

Post by Voom » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:35 pm

Thank you, I really appreciate it b/c I have completely forgot this existed. Nobody replied to it so it might have been discarded as unnecessary. I like naming builds in some meaningful way, but some others have shown disapproval of labeling and that it compartmentalizes the aspects of this game in a way that wouldn't benefit AT.
However, I found this to be a good way to name builds for those that havea desire to compete and compare the best builds.

Your suggestion is good, I will use it.
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Re: Guide to Picking a Build

Post by Voom » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:36 pm

peg wrote:Peg's a 2/4/3/2/1/3/6, maybe. http://andorstrail.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5560
Peg's code now looks like this [2/4321/36]. Hope that you find that it looks better.
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Re: Guide to Picking a Build

Post by Voom » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:08 am

^^^Update is available.
Changes include:
reorganizing and eliminating unnecessary parts
addition of weapon and shield types and averages of a few stats for each
de-abbreviating most stat, skill, and condition names
new color scheme

Hope everyone likes it and finds it useful. It is useful to me, even in my third character.
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Re: Guide to Picking a Build

Post by nyktos » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:59 am

Voom wrote:Nobody replied to it so it might have been discarded as unnecessary.
stay strong in your convictions, i have noticed that some really unexpected people love AT.
they don't always see "eye to eye" with what i bring up...

Voom wrote:I like naming builds in some meaningful way, but some others have shown disapproval of labeling and that it compartmentalizes the aspects of this game in a way that wouldn't benefit AT.
not everyone is going to agree with you & you might upset some people...
keep posting anyway - because there are a TON of lurkers here that are silently agreeing with you.

Elythara can shove it, BTW.
:o :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted:

this is an epic thread, thanks Voom! :D
"Embrace the Shadow"

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Re: Guide to Picking a Build

Post by Voom » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:15 am

nyktos wrote: not everyone is going to agree with you & you might upset some people...
keep posting anyway - because there are a TON of lurkers here that are silently agreeing with you.

Elythara can shove it, BTW.
:o :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted:

this is an epic thread, thanks Voom! :D
Haha! I will shove it... if you ask nicely. :P
Btw, thx for the support. :D
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Re: Guide to Picking a Build

Post by nyktos » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:45 am

Voom wrote:Haha! I will shove it... if you ask nicely. :P
said Elythara to Kazaul... :lol:

Voom wrote:
Btw, thx for the support. :D
i only support the light so that it'll fall harder when Shadow breaks... :o
"Embrace the Shadow"

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[Dual Wielding Swords] [Unarmored Fighting]

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Re: Guide to Picking a Build

Post by Voom » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:59 am

nyktos wrote:
i only support the light so that it'll fall harder when Shadow breaks... :o
Devious, very lubriciously lilliputian of you. lol
Voomster Lvl 23 |HP 52 |AC 173% |AD 17-52 |ECC 20% |CM 3.0 |BC 61% |DR 2 Build 2/5321/0

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