This guide features a collection of builds to enable playing pretty much all of the content with maximum efficiency. Not all builds are mine so credit is given where credit is due. If you have any comments or improvement suggestions, you are welcome to share them. Also if you’d like to suggest a build to add into the list please reply in the thread.
Generalist vs. specialist
Getting the skills right not only difficult but also heavy on your wallet. If you want to do everything alone on a single character you will have to make a lot of sacrifices. The best way is to play with a group where everyone specializes in a single task but this can also be achieved with buying extra character slots. This will allow you to eventually play pretty much all of the content solo without wasting any points.
Why not skill pages?
Now you may wonder why you would buy extra character slots instead of just buying extra skill pages. Well there’s a good reason for that. While additional skill pages could possibly achieve the same thing, you will need twice as many skill points on a single character since all skill pages use the same pool of points simultaneously. This is more of a late game progression to allow you to dump your extra skill points you gain after reaching lvl 50.
This build focuses on maximizing building efficiency by maxing power, control and dexterity. Also this build gives decent damage to help demolishing your builds a bit faster in case you’re trying out new designs. All atmospheric resistances are maxed in order to be able build on all planets and with shadow effect and a bit of vitality + health epic and some resistances to help against some mobs that might aggro you if you happen to get too close. It should be enough to survive on all planets. Durability and energy epics for less tool wear and faster stamina regen to reduce down time on building. Max portal distance and portal epic for opening even the longest distance portals.
Note that I only put 3 points in all stats since maxing it makes block placement so fast that you can accidentally place 2 blocks when trying to place just 1. I found this combination to give the most speed block placement speed without getting too fast.
For gatherer we’re using a stealth focused build to avoid spending points in survivability. Although not built specifically for exploring, it works really well for that purpose as well due to high stealth and mobility.
Similar to previous but doesn’t use shadow effect epic because mostly works underground.
Hunting definitely needs its own dedicated build. There are quite many paths to take in this role. You wanna use slingbows, bombs or fist weapons? Do you want to be a DPS, tank or a healer? Do you prefer rage or focus? Charging or rapid fire? Maximize reviving? Plenty of options to choose from enough for a whole thread of its own.
TODO: Add more build options (suggestions welcome!)
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All these tasks can be nicely combined under one build. However since crafting epics lock you out of some other options or make crafting certain items less efficiently, it is recommended to compensate that with another skill page with the missing skills. Without augment crafting and leaving machine crafting to 2 points, it takes only 84 points (42 lvls) to reach the target and the rest can be spent on the second skill page to complement the missing specs.
So with this maximized setup you need either one character with 3 skill pages and 123 skill points or 3 characters of levels 43, 13 and 6. It is highly recommended to buy skill pages so you don’t have to hop between characters and any thing you can’t get with a generalist build could be bought from a shop.
You can mix and match these builds to find the best combination that suits you while keeping this efficient build as the ultimate target.
Maxing out skills takes many hours of gameplay but making multiple characters is the fastest and most efficient way to do it. By splitting each character for clear tasks, not only does it make it more efficient but also reduces switching when each character is optimized for a single task. I hope this helps you guys and again if you have any suggestions, don’t hesitate to reply this thread.