I just finished my third session and so it's time to create my alt. While I know that Opt selection doesn't a character make, I'm really proud of the way my primary's Opts work together: Sly of Hand, Rich & Dire, and Carrion Smirk. As you can guess, I am not playing the most proactive character, but I have ways to tease others into action so that I can lean back and prosper. It's a sneaky, fun build.
Now I'm trying to figure out a good alt character - and specifically one to support such a reactive, manipulative primary. The Entanglements are going to be easy (entangle with each impulsive primary and at least a couple alts), but the Opt selection step is a bit trickier. I love picking Opts, and have spent hours pouring over those glossy pages, but am unsure where I want to go with this character - I've never built an alt for such a reactive primary before.
There's this one Opt that is really nifty, but upon imagining it in play, I can't really conceive of its value/impact. I'm talking about Dagger Heart. It seems like there must be a combo, or set of combos, that make it shine. But the longer I stare at it, the less clear I am on how it's supposed to work in play.
So, yeah - what makes Dagger Heart a good Opt? How do you use it, what do you combine it with? And is there a way to build this alt around it?
Obviously I haven't said much about our campaign, or my primary character, or the rest of the cast. I didn't want to burden you with unnecessary details. Ask questions if you have them! Most of the other players of this campaign are on the forums too - feel free to jump in and tell others about our game if you'd like to.