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Would this be a viable alternative to full Deception?

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Would this be a viable alternative to full Deception?

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RankorSSGS
08.19.2012 , 09:46 PM | #1
http://db.darthhater.com/skill_calc/...e6f2e2fe5de2f:

Randomly came up with this while toying around, and at least to my inexperienced eyes, it seems like it might work. I've never really tried making my own builds before, so this is a first for me. I would play this in dark charge.

Pros:
Far more survivability
Lose the giveaway "yo yo saber" animation
Due to energize, shocks will still hit hard, and crit often.
Doesn't rely on Recklessness as heavily in order for burst, and will be harder to predict without the voltaic animation.
Reduced cd on force speed.

Cons:
Wasted point into surging charge, but was necessary in order to get Induction
Discharge no longer a big hit, but should be a decent aoe when it crits.

So tell me what you all think. Any criticisms or ideas appreciated.

Edit: corrected some uses of shadow terms. Also, assuming that the effects of Crackling Blasts stacks with Energize, it looks like reckless shocks could hit incredibly hard
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Rhaphael
08.20.2012 , 06:38 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by RankorSSGS View Post
Also, assuming that the effects of Crackling Blasts stacks with Energize, it looks like reckless shocks could hit incredibly hard
They don't stack.

Can't remember which thread it was in but this came up quite recently and several people said they don't stack.

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wMDranger
08.20.2012 , 08:32 AM | #3
The bonus damage from using recklessness with energize doesn't stack with crackling blast but you wouldn't need to have it in order to get hard hitting shocks because the bonus crit damage would still apply

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RankorSSGS
08.20.2012 , 11:31 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Rhaphael View Post
They don't stack.

Can't remember which thread it was in but this came up quite recently and several people said they don't stack.
Well that sucks. So if Crackling blast will not effect energized shocks, and dark charges discharge is pretty pathetic in terms of damage anyway, then it is not worth it to go that far up. I end up with something like this http://db.darthhater.com/skill_calc/...2e2fe2fe2fe2f: and I don't think that build would work very well. Thanks anyway guys.
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Griad
08.21.2012 , 05:56 AM | #5
Full deception is 31 points in deception minimum in my opinion and played right its lethal
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