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ValariusK
05-13-2016, 06:23 PM
Anyone who has power surge, is this action buff basically 100% uptime (assuming number of action buffs or less minutes between shrines)?
Or is there more subtlety to it?

vyvy3369
05-13-2016, 06:54 PM
It's basically 100% uptime, assuming you have enough boosts to get you between shrines.

Phil7
07-01-2016, 08:07 AM
yes and with LD "Action Hero" it now recharges at 48 seconds

and with PDK/Human "Action Surge" you can make it a perma +11 str and +11 con

that is with 16 action boost uses for a pure 20 Fighter
perma +11 str/con makes you feel like a barbarian

Thrudh
07-01-2016, 10:38 AM
perma +11 str/con makes you feel like a barbarian

Except you have to remember to push the button.

I very much dislike MULTIPLE short boosts on my character. I have gotten used to haste boost and sprint boost, but 1 minute boosts like Power Surge or Death Frenzy or hitting Quick Strike every 12 seconds on an Acrobat build can drive me crazy.

2+ minutes is where I like my boosts... Anything below that can be annoying. But that's just me.

Drecas
07-01-2016, 10:46 AM
Except you have to remember to push the button.

I very much dislike MULTIPLE short boosts on my character. I have gotten used to haste boost and sprint boost, but 1 minute boosts like Power Surge or Death Frenzy or hitting Quick Strike every 12 seconds on an Acrobat build can drive me crazy.

2+ minutes is where I like my boosts... Anything below that can be annoying. But that's just me.


You commit it to muscle memory surprisingly quickly.

FranOhmsford
07-01-2016, 10:53 AM
Except you have to remember to push the button.

I very much dislike MULTIPLE short boosts on my character. I have gotten used to haste boost and sprint boost, but 1 minute boosts like Power Surge or Death Frenzy or hitting Quick Strike every 12 seconds on an Acrobat build can drive me crazy.

2+ minutes is where I like my boosts... Anything below that can be annoying. But that's just me.

I have to disagree as it's the 20 second boosts like Haste Boost that I hate!

Power Surge maybe short at a minute but at least it's that long!

We only get so many Action Boosts and keeping up Haste Boost or Dmg Boost is a pain in the proverbial {Saves, Skills work because these are niche boosts needed maybe once or twice a quest except in quests with lots of traps.}.

Power Surge however I can hit once every minute or so {If it runs out and I'm not in combat I'll hit it again when moving into the next combat rather than immediately.}.

Eth
07-01-2016, 11:38 AM
You can have tons of action boosts on a fighter:
5 base
3 fighter
3 LD
1 ship
1 reinvigoration
4 capstone

That's 17 boosts alone. Add in reinvigoration which gives back one boost every 100 seconds and you can go for longer than there's any period between shrines in DDO.

FranOhmsford
07-01-2016, 11:46 AM
You can have tons of action boosts on a fighter:
5 base
3 fighter
3 LD
1 ship
1 reinvigoration
4 capstone

That's 17 boosts alone. Add in reinvigoration which gives back one boost every 100 seconds and you can go for longer than there's any period between shrines in DDO.

Why would you waste points in LD on Extra Action Boosts {other than just the one to get to Tier 2}?

count_spicoli
07-01-2016, 04:46 PM
You can have tons of action boosts on a fighter:
5 base
3 fighter
3 LD
1 ship
1 reinvigoration
4 capstone

That's 17 boosts alone. Add in reinvigoration which gives back one boost every 100 seconds and you can go for longer than there's any period between shrines in DDO.

Forgot veriks necklace for Xtra 2. Always keep that on before shrine and swap out after using 2 boosts.

count_spicoli
07-01-2016, 04:53 PM
Why would you waste points in LD on Extra Action Boosts {other than just the one to get to Tier 2}?

Why wouldn't you? It's 2 points Xtra right at first tier and for long quests with no shrines like doj CitW and some parts of shroud or if you really don't want to slow for shining. I build no melee that basically aren't permanent haste boosted.

Eth
07-02-2016, 05:11 AM
Forgot veriks necklace for Xtra 2. Always keep that on before shrine and swap out after using 2 boosts.

Oh right. It doesn't stack with reinvigoration though, so it's only one more for the breakdown.

situationalWizzy
08-02-2017, 01:17 AM
You can have tons of action boosts on a fighter:
5 base
3 fighter
3 LD
1 ship
1 reinvigoration
4 capstone

That's 17 boosts alone. Add in reinvigoration which gives back one boost every 100 seconds and you can go for longer than there's any period between shrines in DDO.

Actually Draconic Reinvigoration doesn't recharge Power Surge, seems like a bug.
It recharges my other action boosts but not Power Surge.