Race would be pale elf, with the concept of a lonely "cursed" hunter having to leave home
weapons : arquebuse (or BB but Arquebuse preferred regarding background / roleplay), bow, pike (2h sword as an alternative)
Wait, do you want a ranged or actually melee cipher (alpha-strike with blunderbuss and switch to pike)?
Do you think this could result in a gimp MC with all my specific background (especially on hard mode with a small party)
My first thought was that for a ranged cipher, wood elf would be the preferred race. But since you are going to have a small party, pale elf could be decent for a squishy cipher, as you will attract much less attention from the spectres, shades and alike.
The idea is that I want to play a ranged Cipher without too much micro management, and with a specific roleplay / background.
Not much micro means warbows. Specifically: take Rain of Goddath or Cloudpiercer and stick to it.
As for stat spread it depends on what niche in your group, do you want your cipher to fit:
- cc: 13/8/18/18/18/3
- aoe-dmg: 18/8/17/17/15/3
- versatile: 15/8/18/18/16/3
For armor, I would take Durance Robe or Vailian Clothing. Later you could consider Starlit Garb, Raiment of Wael's Eyes or Angio's Gambeson. And durganize them ofc.
From mandatory items there are only Gauntlets of Swift Action. And Talisman of the Unconquerable if you can guarantee having endurance above the threshold.
From mandatory skills: 4 survival.
Make Mental Binding your best friend, and paralyzed targets your focus batteries.
Abuse Whisper of Treason and Ectopsychic Echo.
Soul Shock has superb damage per focus coefficient and is very effective vs low-DR xaurips.
Optimize your focus generation to the point, where you can chain Amplified Waves and keep non-immune enemies perma-prone.
Give Detonate and Disintegration a try.
Time Parasite is great. And Defensive Mindweb plus Reaping Knives (on a barb) even better.
Edited by MaxQuest, 08 February 2017 - 09:40 AM.