Now, lately I have been seeing a lot of posts about how mental is broken and needs to be fixed because they are gimped. I am here to hopefully show a different side to that coin. First off: I am writing completely anecdotally. I have done no theory craft or research into exactly how spells work. Second: I know I am a terrible writer. Thirdly: This is my first topic post in a forum and I do not know forum etiquette so, my bad. To get some info on Mental skills please see: http://forums.station.sony.com/dcuo...m?topic_id=9721 Now, I am a LvL 30 flying Mental on Cry for Blood using Duel Pistols. I find I like the pistols a LOT because it helps me stay out of the mix of things and everything I use ends up being ranged attacks. I just finished my PvP blue set (gear) so I have decent XP with PvP. However, I understand someone could be TERRIBLE and just grind the arenas to get it all. Everyone I've seen on the forums has been crying about how control is gimped (specificaly mental). I on the other hand REALLY love it. The major problem with me is that there are an abundant amount of tanks and very few healers. Here is a link to the dynamics of Controler vs Tank vs Healer: http://forums.station.sony.com/dcuo...m?topic_id=6604 It is really important to realise that because of the abundunt tanks there are more people that kill us easily while we dont have many we can kill easy. However, once u start to get into orginized play a little more it will even out. (or at least I am hoping it will) This is my current skill build. I would appreciate help with it. If people would use something else please let me know. 1.)TK - which will trigger the power regen / dps 2.)Tk push - which has a chance to knock back / dps 3.)Psychic Resonance - THis is the one I tend to hit 2+ people with the stun. Also, just from my XP i seem to have triggered the power regen with this one. I am not sure if is a delay on other spells or what. But I would say it has. / dps 4.)Psychic Blades - Can stun 2+ people again. Also, provides power Regen. / DPS 5.)Phantom FLame - this is just purely for a little DPS. ESPECIALY when fighting a healer I want to drop them ASAP to free up my tanks. 6.)Horrific Visage - this is to cast on healers to really **** them. They turn into this monster who literaly can't cast anything. I have been turned into one of these but in my trials I have not got it to work on anyone but Healers. These are my current stats while in my PvP gear: Health: 2267 Power: 1267 Might: 808 Resto: 743 Vital: 547 Preci: 67 Tough: 1595 Dom: 199 Now my DPS is right around where it used to be. But not because everything hits the same DMG. More so because I NEVER have mana issues. I will run out of mana throw out two combos and BAM all the sudden i'm at full mana again. Rinse and Repeat. Also, because of my extra dominence I tend to hit 2+ people with my stuns. Also, they hit more often. The games my DPS is lower is usualy because they have a lot of tanks. I played one match where They had 3 tanks and no healer so... I switched to DMG role. WHy give the tanks the advantage of fighting me when there is no one in the game that would allow me that advantage? Other than that. I am purely in the controler role. Some hopefully helpful tips: 1.) When a tank is on you...BLOCK!! learn their combo animations and roll when needed. I had a lot of trouble the other day with this brawler tank becase his animations were all new to me. Usualy I fight 2handers. Get used to all weapon styles! 2.) Spell cycles: I usualy cast my spells with power regen first. I feel like the power regen is addative. There are times I go from no power to full power in 2 seconds. Then, cast your dps. Then, cast regen spells again. 2 of the 3 regen spells are AOE and DPS. 3.) AIM FOR GROUPS! 3 of the 4 spells I have in my set are Cone AOE. don't focus on one guy unless you are trying to burst one down before he gets away, he's a healer, or its 1v1. I am going to read threw this after I post and make edits. Also, if people clerify points or put it better I will be sure to edit the post. I hope you guys will give advice to how I can improve my build and also post how this has helped or hindered your play. Please let me know. Feedback is welcome.