Suggestions for good duos




Hello all,

I'm looking for some good duo suggestions, either side. To put this into context, I'm a vet player returning from a 6 month hiatus and I've convinced a friend to try out the game. I know the ins and outs of most of the stuff that's going on, but he's a brand new-wet behind the ears CoH player.

What I'm looking for would be some good suggestions for duos when we play together. I've played just about everything in both PvE and PvP and have most of the following at level 50: Blaster, Controller, Defender, Scrapper, PB (to a lesser extent), Dominator, Brute, VEAT.

I know that what I wind up picking is going to be based on his choice, but I was wondering what people thought would be effective and fun at the same time, so that he wants to continue playing and I don't get bored because I've played it before.

Any suggestions would be welcome, and reasons why a certain duo would work well together would be a bonus. Thanks!


@Ethical Inquiry



emp and any damage toon at low levels....once speed boost is available then a kin and any damage toon..

"Forgiveness is between them and is my job to arrange the meeting."



Fire/SD or Elec/SD Scrapper with an Emp/Sonic Defender.

- @DSorrow - alts on Union and Freedom mostly -
Currently playing as Castigation on Freedom

My Katana/Inv Guide

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. -Einstein



2 Fire/Rad Corruptor(s) and/or Controller(s)



A dedicated pair of Empathy or Cold Defenders are just disgustingly overpowered, in part because they can boost each other's endurance to the point that one or the other can nuke (as in actual full crash nuke) every spawn. /Ice, in particular, becomes ridiculous, because its nuke hits for Blaster level damage.

Adrenalin Boost from the Empathy set is: +100% Recharge(!!!), +800% Recovery, +500% Regen. And with two of you casting it on each other, it should be easy to perma with Hasten and some IOs. And that's just one power.



Pretty much any combination of Defenders. Though if I were to get more specific, I'd say two Emp/Sonics/Darks.



Thanks for the suggestions, I'll make sure to keep them in mind.

@Ethical Inquiry



So if your friend is new, he might want to be the scrapper, and you play the kin/? defender or ?/kin controller.

Another good duo IMHO, have your new player friend play a Forcefield defender. It's a light intensity buff set, with some good chances to blast. Sonic is my favorite pairing with FF. You could then play a dedicated damage dealer. Blasters and kheldians love their bubblers. If you went peacebringer, that has a heal in the set for your bubbler. But, heck you could always take medicine since the new pool opened with inherent stamina.

Triumphant Defenders Forever
Psylenz FF/Psi, ArticQuark Storm/Rad, Symon BarSisyphus Bots/psn, Max VanSydow Thugs/Dk, Cyclone Symon Bots/stm, Blue Loki Ice/Cd, Widow 46526
HelinCarnate:OMG it is so terrible. I have the option to take 3 more powers but no additional slots. Boo F'ing hoo.



Dark/dark scrapper/tank and dark/dark defender
Sooo much synergy with this pair and its themed!

Originally Posted by Shadow Ravenwolf View Post
My favorite combo is Faceplant/DebtCap with the TeamWipe Ancillary

Originally Posted by Dispari View Post
Yeah, I like Blasters too.



I must say I am very happy to see more than one reccamendation (sorta) of emp/sonic fenders. Dark by far the best choice of APP for that combo too, as perma soul drain is amazing, and the two stun auras rock.

That being said, the 2 fire/rads would work as well, but get to the "above average performance" level a lot later than the defenders would, and don't get to be quite as strong.

Depending on just how new your friend is, you might want to try 2 arachnos soldiers, because stacked leadership from them is beastly, and with some decent sets on 2 crabs, you can have 12 perma pets out, with all of them getting the leadership buffs.

Note: I gave multiple suggestions because you said it depends on what your friend found most interesting. My honest opinion is that the emp/sonic/dark fenders will be the best bet hands down, regardless of how good the others may be.