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    Default Henshin Mystic feels so good now

    Strikethrough made this my favorite melee

    Void Strike with vorpal range increase from Fury
    AOE Shadows cannot exist without light for consistent bursty healing
    AOE Vulnerability from Elemental Words
    AOE Auto-Crit in Karmic Strike
    Cauldron felt good before. Still feels fantastic
    Feels like you just straight erase enemies in heroics with power attack and cleaves
    Monk natural tankiness combined with extra PRR in the cores

    Fury was always my favorite melee destiny because it feels sooooo good.
    Since Henshin came out I've always loved the concept but haven't been able to thoroughly enjoy it. It's been the one tree I was like "please please please can we have this actually work"
    Now it does, I'm super thrilled. Thank you so much SSG.

    I'm running 18 Monk/1 Rogue/1 Druid for heroic leveling/rTR train. Elemental Bloom is wonderful and it feels stronger than my Warlock did, especially since defenses are so high. As soon as I hit level 10 my AC pops up to somewhere around 60 with minimal past lives and RL gear and all the sudden enemies can't kill me.

    I'll post a heroic focused build as soon as I flesh out the gear set. I'll inevitably get tired of running heroics for a while and kick out some ePLs and post an epic build as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelodic View Post
    Strikethrough made this my favorite melee

    AOE Shadows cannot exist without light for consistent bursty healing

    AOE Void Strike with vorpal range increase from Fury
    Ahh so they made it work! So doublestrike strikethrough. Heh. It's finally like core 3.5 with the multiple attacks per round and that makes it work. Who woulda thunk? Looking forward to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilomere View Post
    Ahh so they made it work! So doublestrike strikethrough. Heh. It's finally like core 3.5 with the multiple attacks per round and that makes it work. Who woulda thunk? Looking forward to it!
    Both of these things worked with Glancing Blows before.

    Correction- the void strike attack works with strikethrough but the actual effect only seems to proc on one enemy. I guess that's fair. I didn't really notice because the instakill proc is only 5% in heroics and doesn't happen very often.

    Elemental Strikes and the heal procs on everyone it hits though. I have the four elemental strikes on another hotbar and just use all of them in a row. 8 stacks of vulnerability super quick is great.
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    here were some of my old observations on Void Strike:
    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...ons?highlight=

    reproduced:
    1) it procs on the extra strike in doublestrike
    2) it procs on a 19-20 for PSWF
    3) it bypasses deathward on mobs
    4) it also works on champs with the ward (was fun erasing a stone champ loaded with defenses)
    5) it works on undead--any mob, really
    6) it does not work on orange & red named
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    Is the 1 Druid just for shillelagh?
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    Wait what? Strikethru works with handwraps? Does it work with all twf? Thought it was only suppose to work with a thf weapon or bastard sword. Gonna have to try a tempest out to see if its rockin strikethru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by count_spicoli View Post
    Wait what? Strikethru works with handwraps? Does it work with all twf? Thought it was only suppose to work with a thf weapon or bastard sword. Gonna have to try a tempest out to see if its rockin strikethru.
    I read the whole thread and I have no idea where you got this idea from.

    A tree based around a THF weapon where the OP mentioned using said THF weapon was talking about rocking strike through... and somehow this translates into handwraps having strike through?

    As a side note... Tempest does rock strikethrough, the devs got the idea from tempest which has had strike through since its rework years ago - and despite their efforts, they did not actually remove tempests ability to strike through from the tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodwraith View Post
    Is the 1 Druid just for shillelagh?
    Yeah. I didn't need another rogue level or more feats so just more damage. I'll probably do a pure version when I wanna grind out ePLs on that character but I spend a lot of time swearing at traps in heroics if I don't grab trap skills.

    For pure damage the extra crit multi and melee power on pure henshin is clearly the best way to go for epics. I've been considering non wis builds as well but mass frog and qp are hard to sacrifice like that, and falconry is a fantastic investment anyway. You can get no mercy in ninja spy too but other than shadow fade there's not a lot else in that tree worth picking up.

    I don't know. I'm still experimenting. I have almost all the gear I need for heroic immortality on this character. I'll write down my experiences after I really get a feel for all these tools.
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    Sorry hes talkin quarter staff not handwraps. My bad.
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    Shhhhh... don't jinx it, or next we know the mob with pitchforks will come to nerf this, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maelodic View Post
    monk natural tankiness combined with extra prr in the cores
    roflmao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausdoerrt View Post
    Shhhhh... don't jinx it, or next we know the mob with pitchforks will come to nerf this, too.
    Still curious to see if this build is actually any good. Also, what’s the endgame staff for this, moonbeam unless you have the wpm one?

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    We'll I've run a henshin monk - pure, though. Is it top tier? Probably not, but I wouldn't know, because I have neither lives nor gear. Is it viable? Quite, and surprisingly survivable even on a first-lifer.
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    I assume you are using Spring attack?

    If you are stealthed, does activating Cauldron break stealth? I haven’t tested if Spring Attack does but I can do that easily enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saekee View Post
    I assume you are using Spring attack?

    If you are stealthed, does activating Cauldron break stealth? I haven’t tested if Spring Attack does but I can do that easily enough
    I'm not. I didn't know they changed it. That's awesome, I want to use it now.

    I'll test cauldron when I hit 20 again. I don't *think* it does from memory but I'll update then.
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