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Hello.
I opened a thread for the awesome Synapse!

6 forma are required right now to use all maxed mods.

And, we can start the discussion!

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Druid_Imargo question:
cheers Lyla - just wondering with infested would it be better to go with a bane mod or extra fire damage?

I don't know, I will test it tomorrow, because right now I'm trying it for Corpus [Go at the bottom for a better answer].


Probably it's better going with the Heat damage for a 75% more damage on the flesh, instead of the Bane of Corpus mod.

Like this:



Instead of:

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I tried 'till Wave 5 of Outer Terminus. With the first one I can kill both Moa and Crewman with 2-3 bullets. With the second one I kill Moa with 2 bullets, but crewmen with more bullets. So well... it's a decision you have to make. Overall, I prefer the first one, because I polirize the Synapse again with a - instead of a V, and above all because it's more an all-arounder both for Moa and Crewmen.


I have the same doubts with the Grineer one, if it better like this:



Or this one:




After all of this, the first answer that come to my mind at your question was: go with Soma! Joke apart I think that Synapse is not the best against infester for very high wave, because you can use on it only Blast damage. Yes, I know that you can cut through Xini without a problem at least until Wave 20 [I still have to go higher in U11] but probably, for the same type of weapon, Soma is a lot better, because you can combine the element without the "problem" of being electric. I dunno if a made myself clear ^^"

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Just a clarification to my last words on the previous post.

I didn't want to say 'Why bother with Synapse, go with Soma instead, because it's 100thousandmegatimes better than the Synapse!".
What I wanted to say is that with Soma you can combine 3 elements without problems of having already the electricity. So it's viable in the same damage output, for all three of the enemy's types.

If you really watch a little bit closer, Soma is still better than Synapse against Corpus/Infested, but I don't care, we are talking about the awesome Synapse.

U11 really didn't change a lot in the mods build, we still have Crit Build and Elemental Build, it's only finding the right mods [I'm talking to the Poison mods... like Contagious Spread, sigh].

So, going with a base of the following mods, like in the pre U11 period:
Serration
Split Chamber
Heavy Caliber
Point Strike
Vital Sense

And then combine at least 2 elements, with a 3rd element or a faction mod [Bane of something].

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It feels like the blast utility is very handy against the infested. Overall I like the output of corrosive and heat, but I still have 2 formas to go to be able to try the builds

- it feels like we are ghostbusters - "what ever you do - don't cross the streams!"

awesome weapon

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Thanks to this site: http://dpsframe.com/

Is better going with a Bane mod instead of the Fire damage.

With this setup, against Corpus, everything is maxed:

1) Serration - Split Chamber - Heavy Caliber - Point Strike - Vital Sense - Cryo Rounds - Stormbringer - Bane of Corpus -> Magnetic damage

17291 - DPS vs Tech
27276 - DPS vs Moa


2) Serration - Split Chamber - Heavy Caliber - Point Strike - Vital Sense - Cryo Rounds - Stormbringer - Hellfire -> Magnetic/Fire damage

18299 - DPS vs Tech
24354 - DPS vs Moa

I dunno if the 3k damage you lose vs Moa is a good thing for the 1k damage you earn vs Tech. Best setup probably is going with the Synapse [and Bane of Corpus] against the Moa, and with the secondary against the Tech/Crewmen.



Instead, against Grineer:

8792 - With Hellfire -> Corrosive/Fire damage
10598 - With Bane of Grineer -> Only Corrosive damage

And vs Grineer, the Synapse outperforms also the Soma, because the Soma 'only' does:

8277 - Soma with Hellfire -> Corrosive/Fire damage
9785 - Soma with Bane of Grineer -> Only Corrosive damage



It feels like the blast utility is very handy against the infested.

I use Blast in the Void because I like to throw Ancient/Heavy Grineer to the ground XD



So, against Infested, base build with Serration - Split Chamber - Heavy Caliber - Point Strike - Vital Sense, I will use the Soma like a comparison with something that hasn't the electric damage:

18568 - Soma DPS vs Ancient -> Blast damage only with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Bane of Infested
14612 - Synapse DPS vs Ancient -> Blast/Electric damage with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Bane of Infested
15830 - Synapse DPS vs Ancient -> Magnetic/Fire damage with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Bane of Infested
13638 - Synapse DPS vs Ancient -> Radiation/Freeze damage with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Bane of Infested

18538 - Soma DPS vs Ancient -> Blast damage only with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Wildfire
14451 - Synapse DPS vs Ancient -> Blast/Electric damage with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Wildfire
15992 - Synapse DPS vs Ancient -> Magnetic/Fire damage with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Wildfire
13102 - Synapse DPS vs Ancient -> Radiation/Freeze damage with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Wildfire

17992 - Soma DPS vs Ancient -> Blast damage only with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Hammer Shot
14306 - Synapse DPS vs Ancient -> Blast/Electric damage with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Hammer Shot
15498 - Synapse DPS vs Ancient -> Magnetic/Fire damage with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Hammer Shot
13352 - Synapse DPS vs Ancient -> Radiation/Freeze damage with Hellfire - Cryo Rounds - Hammer Shot


The interesting thing is that with Synapse the Magnetic/Fire is far better than Blast/Electric. In the end, after all of this, nothing can compare with fire damage only that can't be obtainable on the Synapse:

19581 - Soma DPS vs Ancient -> Fire damage only with Hellfire - Wildfire - Bane of Infested
18973 - Soma DPS vs Ancient -> Fire damage only with Hellfire - Wildfire - Hammer Shot
16912 - Soma DPS vs Ancient -> Fire damage only with Hellfire - Bane of Infested - Hammer Shot

However all of this is vs Ancient, how it performs vs the 'normal' infested?
Probably is still better going with a good secondary for Ancient.



And... Don't cross the Stream! LOOOL! Great quote

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Wow... it's quite interesting. I'm gonna try these with my game.

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