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IMP survivability traits?[message #357164] Wed, 10 April 2019 08:03 Go to next message
Gonzo100100
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I'm about to start a Jagged Alliance 2 1.13 playthrough and as in every game with character builder I have spent few hours wondering about the build I'm going to play. People say that only Night Ops is a clear choice and all else is about preferences. However, I want my character to be focused on survivability because I want to avoid loading the game as much as I can. Note that I never played 1.13 but I did play unmoded game. I'm going to risk the question, if I want my IMP character to survive, is there any trait that will benefit me the most?
Re: IMP survivability traits?[message #357165 is a reply to message #357164] Wed, 10 April 2019 10:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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If you want your IMP to survive the best trait is your own wit. Really, there is no game trait that makes any merc an Uber soldier. Bodybuilding does help, I guess, because it makes the merc somewhat more resistant to damage. Athletics may also be useful because the merc spends less AP and BP for movement. Night Ops lets the merc see farther in low light conditions but it's rather useless during the day. I prefer fighting at daytime so Night Ops isn't necessary for me.



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Re: IMP survivability traits?[message #357166 is a reply to message #357165] Wed, 10 April 2019 20:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gonzo100100
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Thank you for your answer, I see your point. I have some few more questions.

Hypothetical scenario: If I would take a Ranger, +20% CTH with shotguns is it something that will really help me even If at some point I got 99 marksmanship? Or it simply adds marksmanship points, therefore after my merc get 99 it becomes useless?

If there is no critical trait for survivability, what in general I value a lot in games is that I particularly like traits that give me many action points, (makes my character quick at something)

So, the question is about traits I am interested in. I would like to specialize (on expert level) at the moment not having much experience with the mod I am guided mostly by the AP discounts in usage of a particular weapon kind. Currently I can't decide between 'Machinegunner', 'Ranger' and 'Sniper'. What kind of weapon (if any?) will be most universal/useful in most combat situations (especially in mid late game or throughout the whole game rather than early mid game)?
Last thing is about minor traits, by their description I like those 4 the most: Athletics, Bodybuilding, Night Ops, Stealthy. So, the last question is what minor skills (especially of those I mentioned) has the best synergies with major traits? (I don't only mean stats but combat situations as a whole, so I'm asking about opinions really because I already expect answers "what you feel is best".
Re: IMP survivability traits?[message #357169 is a reply to message #357166] Wed, 10 April 2019 23:20 Go to previous message
silversurfer

 
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99 marksmanship doesn't give you 99% CtH. There are other attributes involved (Dex, Wis, Exp) and also the mercs condition (tired, wounded, drunk, certain disablities...). So unless your merc has perfect stats you can always use the CtH bonus a weapon trait provides.

Auto Weapons is the best weapon trait to many players because automatic weapons are powerful. They are very useful throughout the whole game at any range. If you select that trait your IMP will get an automatic weapon to start with (with old automatic item distribution method).

The four minor traits that you mention work fine with any major traits. If you want to be quick and durable take Bodybuilding and Athletics.



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