My storm is 485 and there have been a few GM1 games I jumped into and would question what happened after I was dropped before I could react. Its funny because the storm is suppose to be modeled after the dominion's suit and our shields drop faster and take longer to recharge. However, I do tend to be the last survivor most of the time unless I get that random scar spawning behind me or bullets going through cover. It is also odd but it feels like outlaws cause more damage then the dominion.
So i was looking at this thread a few days ago when i wasn't 30 and doing GM1 yet and thinking damn this is gonna suck....but then was highly confused when i entered GM1 around 430 and monsters didn't seem that bad i was taking atleast 5-10hits depending on basic or stronger monsters before i was going down. I don't call that too wild considering i was just 30 and only had epic gear.
The leap to MW is insane though. I ran 3 legendary contracts today and while they weren't the best ones to get i did equip the 3 of them to boost my survivability and now i rarely die as a 566 Storm as i can take heaps of hits even 2-3 sniper shots before i drop. Storm is definitely a power house late game just had my fastest kill on Tyrant in a 2 Storm 1 Interceptor and 1 Ranger party we dropped it in like 10 seconds was insane.
If i could point out its not that difficult to acquire MW components as you get up to 3 a day and the missions are not that hard and you can just stay in the back line "getting carried" the first couple. Even if they aren't great the armor and shield they give is such a boost to start you off in GM1 its worth just chucking them on to survive and still do decent dmg till you eventually find the ones you want.
I agree the scaling with storm is off. My ranger and interceptor are both epic level my storm and colossus is around 700 mark. On G1 with my colossus i can pretty much just stand in anything and not die. Unless its the boss i dont even flinch. Not to mention his 1 button heal full health best defense. My ranger and interceptor having 150 gear score lower can take way more hits tha my storm. To say ya but hes a glass cannon jsut no. I can kill just as fast on my colossus as i can on my storm. I dont know if its a bug but ive been 1 shot quite a few times on my storm its annoying. I run Gm2 solo on freeplay and run gm2 strongholds and farm gm1 stronghold for loot occasionally. If there gonna be class cannons there dam needs to be a damage increased. They literally get something nerfed every patch and their components hanvt been right since day 1 most bugged or not scaling correctly. And when your hovering and your whole team is behind a rock guess who gets targeted. Love the storm but its work compared to the other classes. Part of the reason i geared my colossus so when i just want to veg out i can. Im not saying they should be tanks they just need to be scaled better with the ranger and interceptor. Maybe not as strong but nothing should 1 shot you except a boss thats just *. 1 shot mechanics are fun but everything they do shouldn't take full shield and health.
my storm is broken , it went from many health bars to just 6, sometimes 2 , sometimes 4 but mostly 6 - cant get hit at all -its epic and should be able to take a bit of damage not so much about 1 shots but just cant stand in a fight at all , its weaker at level 30 than it was at level 29 - currently the only way to survive is hitting enemy's behind a wind wall - my other javs experienced the same bug but i was able to make new ones and their health came back
im using this broken storm on gm1 currently , not that i cant kill a titan by myself , its just painful to have to use a wind wall for every encounter ,
Storm is my main class and yes, it does need some buffs here and there. Not to survivability though.
It is supposed to be the light armor class. So survivability being low would be fine, if it had the damage to justify it.
I'll give you this.
Unfortunately, Storm doesn't bring the pain either, it just is a pain. In my clan I have to go full defense gear and just be a priming machine for our Interceptor and Colossus to do the damage.
If you want to survive take all but one Storm specific components + 1 universal witha high +%shields stay. Both guns need to have good +shields and at least one +armor. You have to stack massive amounts of shields. Second, you really MUST have masterworks because you need the secondary abilities. Take everything with resistance or -effect duration. Always be hovering ALWAYS , and always be behind or near cover. Don't get surrounded.
Many ways to survive with Storm, but decide want role you want play. I focus on survivability and priming. I melee a lot except 1v1. IMO and the way I am built, I fight mobs and melee mobs.
Weapon Radiant Fortress with Acid Slugs. Shield return, primes, and Accurate for m a distance.
Winters Wrath and Seal of open mind. Even with Mark of Wrath I can still Prime constantly.
Fortunately I got lucky with Softened Blows with 80% shields, Acid Slugs with 60% Armor, Thunderbolt stat gun 80% shields and 60% armor, and Radiant Fortess 80% shields.
I can withstand a ton of pressure and Prime targets all day. I can lock down mobs and go to melee to help close them out.
I build all my components on survivability. It's a build for team play.
Hope this helps and good hunting