After learning about the curoc wand shortcoming, I'm finally on team Bittercut - plus I couldn't fit all the enchantments I wanted on any ranged weapons. But if you want to go ranged, I'd recommend Stormcaller.
This is a mix/max damage/focus/control/buff build that unabashedly taps into Cipher OP potential.
*Yes, even on a padded wearing melee because you should be meleeing from the outside of your tank and disable before destroy. Nonetheless, priest & druid can AoE buff stack +12 DR every encounter, so with the gear below you can hit 30 DR vs slash. Also, you can give your chanter field triage and lastly, there's 2 CON food a +5% endurance talent for MC 2 MIG/CON brothel buddy. While there's only a 1 in 6 chance, wild leech can give you +10 CON.
20% corrode talent
apprentice sneak attack
10 focus: confuse (abusive way to start fights), charm, mindwave, eyestrike, antipathic beam (good damage in its own right, but also increases other beam damage)
20 focus: mental binding, phantom enemies, recall agony (awesome on paper, but mostly just for bosses because everything dies too quickly)
30 focus: ectopsychic crush (supremely lethal) , pain link
40 focus: pain block, stun + raw AoE damage (bread and butter), wild leech (I think you can still cast on your own party summons and have them watch from behind), mind lance (quick finisher), go between
50 focus: tactical meld, detonate (very high AoE crush damage on explode - not sure if explosion still gives you focus back), borrowed instinct
60 focus: mind plague, amplified wave
70 focus: time parasite (you already hit 0 recovery with Outlander's frenzy but this is good when it when that wears off), stasis
80 focus: reaver blades (put this on your barbarian and you can't spend focus fast enough), defensive mindweb (an I win button)
x2 Bittercut legendary with corrosion lash/Twinsting
2 PER, 0.1 flank damage padded armor with retaliate
3 MIG helm with retaliation
2 INT focus neck
3 DR bypass, 5 DR v slash, and 5% miss to graze conversion gloves
1.8 movement when health above 75% and +21 interrupt when below belt
ring with the 1 use per stronghold turn buff and passive overseer
3 DEX 5 reflex 20 def v stun+prone ring
beam proc boots 1/encounter when crit
If MC: donate Devil to the blood pool, 0.3 crit faction talent, 1 MIG boon talent, 3 MIG stronghold rest, 2 MIG + 2 CON brothel buddy, 1 PER quest talent, 1 PER + 1 INT + 1 RES quest talent, 0.1 crit quest talent
Edited by MasterCipher, 14 April 2017 - 04:14 AM.