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What is the wackiest, most gimmicky, or most memorable character build you've made in a game?

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It's no-holds-barred in this showdown of absurdity. I enjoy making characters more that I enjoy playing games across all sorts of mediums. In Fallout, Skyrim, DnD, Smite, or any other game that lets you shape a character's ability, I'm there to stretch it to absurdity. This got me thinking: what are some of the wackiest, most gimmicky, or most memorable character builds you've done in a game? Was it successful? Did it get stale quickly? Did you have an epiphany when making it? It doesn't matter if it's in abilities, spell combos, items bought, or anything else: I wanna hear about it!

I'll start with Smite, because though I've given up on this game years ago, it once held one of the greatest character builds I've ever gotten to experience. Now, Smite is a MOBA, so these character builds revolved entirely around what items you buy. I was a Mercury main (among other gods) and I was less than pleased when I found out that the base movement speed for Mercury was not the highest in the game. So I did what anyone playing an ADC (Attack Damage Carry) would do: build 100% movement speed. Actives, Passives, Consumables: all was bought to make me the fastest person on the battlefield. Paired with Mercury's late game speed bonus, I eventually became a terror too fast to hit. You see, at a certain point, Mercury can move fast enough to outrun not only literally every other god in the game, but spells, dashes, and even teleports with a head start. Sitting happily at the max movement speed the game would allow, I could literally run circles around enemies while hitting them with my basic attack. I could run past a tower before it would hit me twice. Now, the damage output was miserable, sure, but when you're running too fast for them to land a hit does it really matterThe answer is no. Movement Speed Mercury will forever be the most surprising success I've had in a gimmick build. There has yet to be any contest.

So what are some memorable builds of yours? How did you get your character to play the game in ways that are borderline-unintentional if not outright stupid?

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I made a Samurai Jack clone in Skyrim named FOOLISH SAMURAI WARRIOR.

Imperial with Mage robes wielding the Blades sword. He wasn't the nuttiest thing in terms of damage for his build, (I think I went with some Alteration magic and Alchemy) but I quite enjoyed the anachronistic experience of RPing the Aku Slayer as he wandered through Skyrim as the Dragonborn. 

It kinda makes me wish there was a mod to turn Alduin into Aku.

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Uncle Reverend Ruckus - my old Red Dead Redemption character, he was a big feller, had a bit of a drinking problem, but who didn’t. Had a real big beard despite not having any hair on top of his head. R.I.P.

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4 minutes ago, Spy said:

Uncle Reverend Ruckus - my old Red Dead Redemption character, he was a big feller, had a bit of a drinking problem, but who didn’t. Had a real big beard despite not having any hair on top of his head. R.I.P.

How did he die?

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4 minutes ago, MooseGoneMad said:

How did he die?

He had terminal lumbago (they updated the character creation so I remade my character to look a lot more like me).

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In a world full of fun and entertaining games that you can mess around with, there are too many options to sort through. However, after staring at my steam games for a while I finally came to the conclusion that I would go with a good old build from a game I play called Smite. Smite is a MOBA like LOL and Dota 2 but it has a 3rd person view instead of a top down. It also has great meme build potential. Now, while there are some great ones out there like building full lifesteal on Anubis so you can heal to full health every time a wave of minions comes by, or building full movement speed on Mercury and just running around the map periodically smacking people to death if you find them alone. However, all these pale in comparison to one build in particular: full attack speed Ymir. For those who don't know, Ymir is a guardian that whenever he hits an opponent with his abilities, his basics deal bonus damage for about 3-4 seconds. Now, by building full attack speed you will be able to hit them about 10 times in those seconds. Is this good? Not at all. Is it hilarious? Absolutely. The build offers no survivability so you will die from a random ult from an enemy god, but your auto attacks do so much damage if you get the kill you will feel so good. Other great memes I've done are mage only in DS3 and DS2, Skyrim stealth run where I leveled my sneak to 100 before exiting Helgen, and super speed Payday 2 loadout.

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I have made a series of seriously messed up characters in Sims 4, but probably by far my favorite was Dwayne Brown, whose aspiration was serial romantic and traits were non-committal, hates children, and slob. 

I had him meet, have a child with, then dump EVERY SINGLE WOMAN in the town. Even the married ones. It. was. GLORIOUS. 

I also gave him a wife from the start just for the drama. His wife was family oriented, jealous, and a perfectionist so they hated each other. 

Am I a bad person?

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I'll have to put some more thought into it, but when I first got into streaming I thought I was doing something really unique when I decided to do a run of Skyrim as a stealth archer. No other weapons allowed whatsoever. Little did I know that thousands of other people had come up with the same idea.

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18 hours ago, West said:

I'll have to put some more thought into it, but when I first got into streaming I thought I was doing something really unique when I decided to do a run of Skyrim as a stealth archer. No other weapons allowed whatsoever. Little did I know that thousands of other people had come up with the same idea.

Truly a sight to behold when what seems like a whacky, out-there, or otherwise limiting build turns out to be the standard.

Of course, this is a different discussion entirely, but it's not like Skyrim has much going for it character-build-wise besides simple combos like this. Now a play through where you use illusion to *technically* not kill anyone? That's a sight to behold. That's also more challenge territory than it is a goofy build.

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