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    MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 5,458 ★★★★★
    I'm so tempted to just say 'Elsa', then stand back and watch the fireworks...
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    MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 5,458 ★★★★★
    edited September 2021
    They've been mentioned, but Rogue and Punisher 2099 are good options.

    Rogue is severely underrated when Awakened - is she is, then she can really control the fight and spam SP2s as she usually steals most of the Power back. That also helps her sustain any buffs she's gained; and it's ready to forget that she prevents the opponent activating then again - can be great on nodes like Arc Overload. Reducing all debuffs is awesome too, of course.

    Punisher 2099 is good for controlling a fight, too. Once he's in Overdrive, you can just lay into the opponent almost endlessly. And his Regen is a great safety net. Better if Awakened though; it on a team with CAIW. If you have both those factors, think of him. If you don't have either, maybe look elsewhere.
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    P2099, Gambit, Dragonman, Night Thrasher, VtD, Spiderham
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    ErcarretErcarret Posts: 2,787 ★★★★★

    Punisher 2099 if you have him

    Do you have him ranked? I recently took mine to R2 with expiring resources but I haven't really used him much. He's duped and I could take him to R3.
    @LeNoirFaineant Punisher 2099 was my most recent r3 and I have no regrets. His power control is amazing. It allows him to control basically any fight where the opponent doesn't have some sort of passive power gain or a power gain buff. I've cleared so many Act 6 and 7 fights without the opponent throwing even a single special attack.

    Most recently, I took him against the Ice Phoenix in Act 7.1.6 and he was beasting that fight. You add Nick Fury to the team and everyone gets the Extreme Conditioning Kit synergy that allows them to become debuff immune for 10 seconds if they are ever afflicted by a coldsnap or incinerate. It's super useful for Iceman (or Ice Phoenix, in that case) fights where you immediately start taking coldsnap damage, but it can also be valuable in Bishop fights if you ever slip up and allow him to throw a special attack.

    I always team him up with Beardo (25 additional battery charge at the start of the fight) in order to enter his overdrive quicker and get the fight under control as soon as possible, and Cosmic Ghost Rider is another great synergy partner since he gives P99 a 25% fury buff when he lands a heavy. Enter overdrive, reach your SP2, land the heavy and get both the regular stun and the synergy-fury, then launch the SP2 and watch the opponent melt. If they don't die, you have both a huge armor break on them and a huge fury on you, and you still don't give them basically any power when you hit them (if you have a few points in collar tech, you give them absolutely none). Just go in guns-blazing, safe in the knowledge that they can't do anything about it.

    I love P99, he's amazing.
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    Denslo500Denslo500 Posts: 905 ★★★
    Rogue is super fun.

    Icarus nodes - just keep letting the furies build and sp1 to heal.

    Stealing Aegon’s furies and wrecking him.

    Lots of niche opportunities for her.

    The only change I want is to steal passives too.
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    KnightZeroKnightZero Posts: 1,418 ★★★★★
    YJ. Criminally underrated because everyone mocks his low DPS and feel that he's useless without high sig. But he has high af energy Resistance, slow on demand, can reduce Regen rate, power sting and has petrify as well.
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