The following is my opinion. Doesn’t make it wrong or right…just how I see it.
All I play is Wilhelm…Have played him solid for over a year.
Agree with your assessment of FtF…but may spec a couple of points in it from time to time if the map has a scarcity of enemies allowing it to reenergize effectively.
If you want VC and think it does something other than distract…or perhaps want to try to exploit it’s glitching… I can see getting the 3rd capstone. I personally don’t really care for it…especially in a tight fight where I have to have a lot of situational awareness like the Mutater at Level 9.
Cannot understand why folks spec Divert Power at 5/5…It’s a GREAT ONE point skill…a TERRIBLE waste at 5 points. (only lasts 3 seconds and the cooldown is a totally excessive 25 Seconds.)
Do not underestimate a Rolling Thunder/Omega Strike Combo. Very easy to build stacks and Wolf becomes an absolute KILLER on Mobs. It will KILL while points in Kill Switch and Scramble are wasted as Kill Swich NEVER kills anything and Scramble…I mean WHY…Wolf never dies…LOL
Wilhelm is at his best with a total abuse of Laser Guided…keeping Wolf and Saint out the longest and painting targets like crazy.
Your best DPS producers are laser Guided combined with Escalation and Targeting Scope. Hazmat is a GREAT one point skill. Afterburner at more than 6/5?? I mean why?? Wilhelm has other reload skills and unless you absolutely need projectile speed it’s a waste at more than 6/5.
Shock absorbers is only good if you run and gun and stay on the ground. If you hop around like crazy…like I do…it’s virtually a wasted point. Power Fist only spec if you are Freezing stuff like crazy…and even then, it might be better spent elsewhere…especially at level 70. Hard to Kill is VERY effective in places like the Hollodome or Mutater Areane or even Eos…but normal mobbing it is worthless as the stacks decay rapidly.
For Mutater Level 9, Hollodome and Eos using Hard to Kill:
For General Gameplay/ Mobbing:
And yes…I will spec VC for general Gameplay in those circumstances.
Of course all the above assumes a Freezing/Explosive approach with weapons like the Absolute Zero and Laser Disker. Different weapon combos will require build tweaks.