I am an extremely experienced paragon. However, I am having a very hard time making a useful AB build for a paragon primary. The motivation skills are mostly pointless with a 4 person party especially given the long recharges.
The command line has some nice potential skills save the fact that they are removed when you attack. Leadership is mostly useless, and so many things block in there spear attacks aren't great either.
The only thing that is close to being useful in there is Blazing Finale and a spammable shout like "Go for the Eyes!" however even that has its limitations.
Thoughts? And don't get me wrong, I love paragons through and through, but this area seems to be its nemesis.
I forgot to mention, they have medium armour but no damage reduction like a warrior. Their primary attribute is mostly useless with a party of four. The skills that do affect allies aren't so great. They only have two points of energy regen and have a hard time blocking things with skills they bring.
"Fall Back!" and and Song of Power are useful however given energy constraints they are hard to use often. Song of Power is most useful after a battle, when your 2 pips of energy are trying to fill your pool back from about 5 or 10 energy. After many attempts at different builds, I thought that even some sort of a mana battery for a nuker would be useful combined with the running buffs but a necro is much more better suited given their higher energy regen, larger energy pool, plus their ability to gain energy from kills. Even a build where you follow in someone else's shadow (the nuker) is performed much better by other classes. :( Very disappointing.