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Scenario Build – Otterdown

Build created by Ciritty
Posted by Ciritty on February 21, 2015
Last updated by Vikestart on October 12, 2015
  • Abilities
  • Gear
  • Auxiliary
  • Effectiveness
TypeScenario Build
WeaponBladeWeaponAssault Rifle
AP Cost679
AP CostQL 10 Epic
  • AbilityBlade Torrent
  • AbilityClearing the Path
  • AbilityThree Round Burst
  • AbilityMartial Discipline
  • AbilitySteel Echo
  • AbilityTactical Retreat
  • AbilityReap and Sew
  • AbilityBreakdown
  • AbilityImmortal Spirit
  • AbilitySudden Return
  • AbilityBloodsport
  • AbilityIron Maiden
  • AbilityLeeching Frenzy
  • AbilityRapid Getaway
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Suggested Auxiliary Abilities
Ability Ability Increases damage output. Combined with a Binding signet on the Whip it's even more powerful.
Ability Ability Dashing helps you get to your destination quicker, get away from dangerous explosions or get through mobs blocking your path.
Gear Stats
2500+Attack Rating
800Heal Rating
300Hit Rating
600+Critical Rating
300Crit Power
It's recommended to use Pure Anima while running scenarios for a much needed stat boost. Use Health anima. Crit Rating anima is also helpful.
Head:Signet of Laceration
Minors:Signet of Thirst, Signet of Equilibrium, Signet of Ablation
Blade:Signet of Breaching
Assault Rifle:Signet of Aggression

The Polaris

Hell Raised

The Darkness War

Hell Fallen

The Ankh

The Facility

Hell Eternal

The Slaughterhouse

The Penthouse

The Manufactory

Manufactory Breached



New York

Agartha Defiled



El Dorado







This build uses a fairly standard Blade/Leeching frenzy scenario setup with assault rifle as secondary option. Recommended use solo scenarios/group scenarios with friends.

“Jenn, Jenn, JENNET. Use pen rating.”



Clearing the path & Sudden return will provide you with the majority of your AoE damage while still providing you with excellent single target damage in combination with Three round burst. Rapid Getaway will provide you with 10% crit chance and movement speed.


Leeching Frenzy can be purged so make sure to reactivate it after ghouls decide to strip you from your buffs before using your consumers.

Martial Discipline gives you a 50% chance to glance incoming hits, abilities that are glanced take no effect, so impairs have a 50% chance to fail, in addition every glance will incur a small healing affect that can critically heal and activate Thirst/Equilibrium/Coney island band.

Immortal Spirit provides you with a reliable way to activate Thirst/Equilibrium/Coney island band should you have these, if you don’t have a thirst and equilibrium signet use one of the following passives instead: Sudden return, Inevitability, Perjury.

Optional Abilities

Suppressing Fire
Can be useful for shooting enemies from a safezone during a storm.

Transfuse Anima
Some otters like Transfuse Anima, always use abilities that work for your particular play-style/feeling. In order to know what you like more, make sure to actually give other abilities (Three round burst) a chance first!

Gross Anatomy
This passive deals a lot of damage, it’s best used after the gathering survivors phase.

Stunning Swirl allows you to impair 6 targets around you, dealing damage and stunning them for 3 seconds giving you some time to recuperate health through leeching frenzy.

It has a much shorter cooldown then Reap and Sew, give it a try!

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  • sean

    so basically, the core of any good scenario survival build is Blade Torret, Clearing the Path, Martial Discipline, Steel Echo and Stunning Swirl – plus any two other skills of your choice from your second weapon?

    Is Steel Echo really that good? Better than an extra impair or dash or heal? I guess I’ll have to try it, see how my dps increases.

    Passive choices seem to come down to Sudden Return vs Iron Maiden?

    • Vikestart

      You need Iron Maiden. Your DPS will be reduced tremendously if you drop it.

      One of the reasons why Blade Torrent is so good is because it’s a melee frenzy builder. It will trigger both Breakdown and Leeching Frenzy.

      Suppresing Fire from Assault Rifle is also a Frenzy builder, however, it can’t trigger Breakdown, so you would have to use a substitute, and there’s nothing that’s as good as Breakdown for AR. Additionally, Suppresing Fire is harder to use, as it requires a target and line-of-sight.

  • Muegin

    Liking this build similar to what I solo with but what Augs would you recommend? I pretty much have almost all of the with the exception of gold. Mostly LVL ones and two green thru purple.

    • Ciritty

      Shouldn’t really matter much which augment is where but you’d want your best penetration augment on your builder!

  • Albahtar

    Is there any reason to prefer Bloodsport over Perfect Storm?

    • Vikestart

      Yes, you should replace Rapid Getaway with Gross Anatomy after the Survivors Gathering Phase. Bloodsport will trigger Gross Anatomy with every attack.

      • Albahtar

        Aaaaaah… smart ^^

  • JimmyTheRabbit

    Finally achieved Hotel Nightmare Platinum and I used this build!
    Well mostly, I swapped reapandsew for stunning swirl and rapid getaway for gross anatomy (which you recommended) as well as tactical retreat for surging blades(dancing blade for boss).
    Just wanted to say thanks =)