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  1. Eco-Friendly Powerset Recycling So! one of the biggest issues with creating new powersets is the difficulty faced introducing new assets to the game, which is why many of the newer powersets are created from existing assets that are already used in other powersets (Such as Savage Assault, Ninja Training and Radiation Melee). In order to produce new powersets, it seems most likely that they would be created from what we have already, which is why we've seen many more Manipulation and Assault sets than any others (since they are mostly formed from existing powers). So with that in mind, I was pondering what other powersets could be engineered from the assets already available, effectively 'recycling' them into new forms. I had a couple of crude ideas that I've listed below, they are in no way a working product, more a proof of concept that could hopefully inspire a new arsenal of powersets that could be introduced in one way or the other. The aim of the game is to use as much existing material as I could, so they would seem plausible to implement at the least, and entirely possible at the most. Earth Blast (Now in Game!) You are able to upheave and project stone to powerful effect! Earth Blast focuses on a mixture of smashing and fire damage, and many attacks have a chance to stun your foes. - Stone Spears: Taken directly from Earth Assault. This power fits nicely for a simple single-target damage attack - Lava Blast: A power belonging to the Minions of Igneous, hurling lava that deals high fire DoT - Shards of Stone: A power belonging to the Talons of Vengeance Prophetess/Sibyl/Oracle of Earth, firing rocky shards in a cone. - Basalt Bomb: Another power belonging to the Minions of Igneous, hurling a ball of magma that explodes and deals high fire DoT. - Hurl Boulder: Taken from Earth Assault/Stone Melee. A good short range/high damage attack that was a nice fit. - Upthrust: A power belonging to the Talons of Vengeance Prophetess/Sibyl/Oracle of Earth. delivering smashing damage in an AoE, with a lethal DoT effect and chance to knockdown. - Ryolite: Another Minions of Igneous power, holds a foe and deals moderate fire DoT - Fissure: Another Earth Assault power. Fissure acts a nice ability later in the set with close range and high damage. - Meteor: Another unique Talons of Vengeance power. We remove the special NPC mechanics, and focus on the superior smashing damage, moderate fire DoT, and a chance to stun or knockback. Earth Manipulation (Now in Game!) You can manipulate the earth to contain and control your enemies, while bringing rocks crashing down upon them. - Stone Prison: Taken from Earth Control. This power suits just fine for the single target immobilize as you may expect. - Stone Fist: Taken from Stone Melee. This works as the first melee attack available. - Fossilize: Again taken from Earth Control. Just like many manipulation sets, the inclusion of a single target hold also seemed fitting. - Build Up: A standard Build Up power as expected. - Tremor: Taken from Stone Melee. This power works as a nice AoE melee attack as seen in other Manipulation sets. - Mud Bath: A modified version of Mud Pots. This power also grants endurance recovery and health regeneration to the player. - Fault: Taken from Stone Melee. This power works as a nice control power that has no damage. - Ash Fall: Another power belonging to the Talons of Vengeance Prophetess/Sibyl/Oracle of Earth, functioning much like Snow Storm - Seismic Smash: Taken from Stone Melee. This power works perfectly as a high damage melee attack with mez capability. Throwing Blades You are trained with deadly throwing blades, armed with an assortment of martial weaponry to attack your foes from afar. - Shuriken Throw: Taken from Martial Assault. This fits well for the low damage/quick recharge attack. - Throwing Dagger: An NPC power used by a multitude of enemies, ideal for a moderate damage ranged attack. - Trick Shot: Taken directly from Martial Assault. this ability works well as a nice AoE ability. - Shrapnel Shuriken: A renamed version of Weapon Mastery's Exploding Shuriken. This works as a basic AoE power. - Aim: Your basic blast set 'Aim' power. - Masterful Throw: Also taken from Martial Assault. This works perfectly as a snipe ability. - Fan of Blades: NPCs like Chance McKnight have a similar ability called 'Shurikens', which is a cone version of the standard Shuriken power. Though I would perhaps give it the Eviscerate/Ripper animation. - Explosive Shuriken: Taken from Martial Assault. this power works well as a low-range/high-damage attack - Blade Storm: The T9 for this set would likely be a mix of projectiles thrown in all directions, likely using the same animation as Typhoon's Edge. Other sets in this thread: Primaries (Blast, Control, Melee, Henchmen) Secondaries (Manipulation, Assault, Armor, Support) Ancillaries If you want to submit your own idea for a powerset here, then the thread is open to you! Just remember that the goal of this discussion is to bring forward new ideas by reusing the old. We're not strictly looking at numbers here, it's all about how you can construct new powersets by using what's already provided in game, which falls into three categories; Using existing powers. This is the most preferable way of designing powersets here in the thread. If you can use existing player powers in your suggestion, then that's perfect! If you'd also like to re-use 'new' powers suggested in this thread, those are fine too. Modifying NPC powers. While not as easy to work with as player powers, taking NPC powers not yet accessible to the players is another great way of building a new powerset. Try not to change too much, though! Reusing in-game assets. The most difficult thing when creating new powers isn't the numbers, it's the FX and animations. If you can find suitable FX or animations to help create 'new' powers, then that's just about all you need. With that in mind, try to consider the following too; If you can find suitable power icons, use them! The best way to help visualise the function of your powerset is to illustrate it with power icons. If you're reusing old powers, these should be readily available, but for anything else a 'best fit' is just as good. Try to get your powerset to follow the design of others. While not all powersets are identical, most of them have a vague structure about them that helps serve as a guide to what they should look like. Consider what your powerset brings to the table. While we're not delving into the complexities of numbers and balance, it's always good to consider the mechanics of your powers, including new things like combo systems and building charges. Weapons and pets are hard, but not impossible! If you want to submit a powerset that uses weapons or pets, try to think of what in-game models exist to support it. For Masterminds, consider what the basic and upgraded henchmen may look like. Ancillaries are welcome too. I recently opened up this thread to the creation of ancillary powers, so if you have ideas for those, feel free to post them! Reusing existing powers is preferable for all powersets, but doubly so for ancillaries. Try to keep the concept flexible. Powersets should be open to all kinds of character themes, so try to avoid making it too niche. There's a few exceptions like Demon Summoning and Beam Rifle that are arguably focused on one origin or another, but that's where I would draw the line. Don't feel somebody else beat you to it! If you have an idea for a powerset, but somebody else has created something similar, you are still welcome to submit your own version of it.
  2. Hello once again. I decided to do a new powerset proposal, It's another melee set that I always had for months however I found difficulty at finding the right time to release it. However I'm going to release it anyway because I want to highlight the work of @Rylas who colored the icons for this set to display great contribution he had on the design and coloring for this set. The theme for this set is soul, (no not the movie...) I always thought it would be interesting to utilize the the Drudges enemy faction from Night Ward as a powerset, however as I made it I ultimately went a different route. I thought that since I released the Spirituality it would be a great time to finally release the set instead of keeping it postponed as I have been. This set will focus on manipulating another's soul or enhancing your soul to create constructs as an extension of your will. So of course once again... Special thanks to @Rylas, for the icon coloring for this set was his work many thanks for creating the design it was a tremendous help, especially for the dark purple background for the icon. - Omnibus Presenting the long awaiting (On My End)... Soul Melee Soul Melee allows the user to reshape their soul to conjure objects as an extension of their will. The user directly targets their opponents soul to decay them upon impact, as well as absorbing and manipulating surrounding souls to deal more fatal blows. Brute and Scrapper Soul Melee is available as a primary set for Scrappers and Brutes. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level: Power Level Effect Soul Strike 1 Melee, Moderate DoT (Negative/Smash) +Permeable, Foe -Recovery Phantom Lance 1 Melee, High DoT (Lethal/Negative) +Permeable, Foe -Recovery, Slight Knockdown, -To-Hit Soul Funnel 2 Melee, Moderate Damage (Toxic/Negative/Smash) +Permeable, Foe Knockup, Disorient, -To-Hit Corpsed Conduit 6 Self: +Damage +To-Hit +Res (Negative, Toxic) Foe Slow Soul Sweep 8 Melee, (Cone) High Damage (Toxic/Negative/Smash) +Permeable, Foe Knockback, Slow, -To-Hit Revenant 12 Summon Revenant (Special) Seized Soul 18 Ranged, Foe Confuse Grim Shadow Lance 26 Melee, Superior DoT (Negative/Lethal/Fire) +Permeable, Foe Disorient Mortuary 32 PBAoE, High DoT (Negative/Lethal/Cold)+Permeable, Foe Knockdown, Disorient, Sleep, -Perception, -Endurance Stalker Soul Melee is available as a primary set for Stalkers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level: Power Level Effect Soul Strike 1 Melee, Moderate DoT (Negative/Smash) +Permeable, Foe -Recovery Phantom Lance 1 Melee, High DoT (Lethal/Negative) +Permeable, Foe -Recovery, Slight Knockdown, -To-Hit Soul Funnel 2 Melee, Moderate Damage (Toxic/Negative/Smash) +Permeable, Foe Knockup, Disorient, -To-Hit Necromancer's Strike 6 Melee, Special Damage(Smashing/Negative) Foe -Recovery, -To Hit, Fear Corpsed Conduit 8 Self: +Damage +To-Hit +Res (Negative, Toxic) Foe Slow Placate 12 Ranged, Foe Placate, Self Stealth/Hide Soul Sweep 18 Melee, (Cone) High Damage (Toxic/Negative/Smash) +Permeable, Foe Knockback, Slow, -To-Hit Seized Soul 26 Ranged, Foe Confuse Grim Shadow Lance 32 Melee, Superior DoT (Negative/Lethal/Fire) +Permeable, Foe Disorient Powers These are the following powers in the Soul Melee powerset Permeable Improves most Soul Melee powers while active. When active the usable becomes intangible or phased however able to attack foes for a limited time. After the limit the player becomes unable to access this ability until Permeable Negation wares off. Permeable Negation last a minute after Permeable is active. Soul Punch You extend your soul and cast it outward onto your opponent, striking their own soul limiting their ability to recover. Deals Moderate DoT Phantom Lance You create a construct of your soul in the shape of a jagged blade, damaging your opponents soul upon your personal grasp upon impact. Deals High DoT Soul Funnel You unleash a whirlpool of souls from surrounding foes absorbing their souls, confining within them storm, draining their very essence.. Deals Moderate damage. Necromancer's Strike A signature stalker attack, this move harnesses the underworld through the casters mastery of necromancy. Dealing a devastating amount of damage. However, if it is executed while you are Hidden, this attack will do tremendous damage, as you waylay your unsuspecting foe with all the powers of darkness. This attack may be interrupted if you move or are attacked while executing this power. Corpsed Conduit You channel the energy of the surrounding souls to enhance your combat performance, as well as draining the energy nearby foes. Soul Sweep You summon a swarm of souls that rapidly bombard foes within a conical range of the caster knocking them back, carrying the souls with them, Deals High damage. Revenant You sacrifice the soul of a defeated opponent in order for your to summon an undead ally, aiding you in combat. This summoning uses a variety of Soul Melee abilities that degrades an enemies defense. When Revenant is active it increase the caster DoT, as well as adding time towards Permeable increasing its usage. Lasts for 1 minute. Seized Soul You capture the soul of your opponent on a target of your choosing, possessing the target to attack it allies for a short period of time, whilst dealing damage as their soul slowly resist your grasp. Grim Shadow Lance Your mastery of necromancy allows you to harness the essence of the Grim reaper into you blade, the move scorches an opponents soul burning them for a short period of time as their soul slowly seeps into the underworld. Mortuary You open a rift into the underworld itself, this move encompasses a large area around the caster dragging all opponents soul around the caster to the realm of shadow gnawing away at their essence as they feel the cold presence of death. Epilogue Thanks for guys for reading my most recent powerset. I have been doing this for some time and always enjoy looking new powersets that could be implemented. As you may have noticed this is a light proposal, I still do very well have intent on seeing such an idea like having more playable aspects of this sets inspiration, the Drudges to be more interactive. I hope you enjoyed this alternative route I took rather than just using the existing Drudge powers that exist. Thanks for reading this far, as always I usually have minor pun before ending my proposal, however if you don't have response I will eat your soul.... Enjoy 😉
  3. "Welcome back Omnibus" Thanks Forums... Happy 4th of July to @Tyrannical. I believe your in UK time zone so I wanted to rub in your face the American Independence since we crushed the British. That is right I'm back with another powerset proposal. I'll go straight into the topic for this one. This is another melee set, the theme for this powerset is seismic. Now I know the vast majority of you may be thinking the following. Why do we need seismic melee if we have stone melee? Well "Seismic" is a potential energy that focuses on the forces responsible for channeling those natural calamities such as earthquakes. Meaning that it is earth related, as it is a natural occurrence. However while Stone melee conjures earth, Seismic Melee conjures up the forces bottled up inside the earth, allowing you to tap into at your will. So you will see geological related attacks but it is not creating earth as Stone Melee does, but rather harnessing the potential energy the earth possesses from within. You are moving the earth along with you because of the forces trapped within it. Not encasing your strike with the earth itself. Now I would also like to address another concern that you all may be thinking. "Isn't this set way too overpowered' And to answer your question, YES IT IS, Deal with it. If you ask me we need more overpowered sets especially since the ones that were cool and had to potential to be unique kept getting nerfed on live. And since this a seismic set dealing with potential energy, you can trust me; The Potential will not be diminished unlike Kinetic Melee. @Infinitum's favorite. We need brave crusaders like him to fight for what's right. No nerfing unique sets!!! A phenomenal thanks to @Vanden he has always been a fantastic help with the icon coloring for these power icons. Since I know @ShadeknightI know you're an icon guy I hope you enjoy the multicolored retro effect he gave the icons. Gives out the sense of seismic intensity for the powerset. Furthermore in turn because of Vandens aid I'm going to promote and implement a variant of a mechanic he suggested on the forums to add onto this new powerset to make missing less possible. Click here to check it out. So without further a due. Seismic Melee Seismic Melee generates barrages of potential energy. The user taps within the earth crust, to harness the potential energy stored beneath them; In order to severely wound, degrade, and falter their foes; occasionally preventing their recovery and often maintaining their footing as the earth itself seems to be against them. Because of Seismic Melees overwhelming impact on the environment; Seismic Attacks ability to miss, rapidly decreases when opponents are in the presence of seismic waves. Players are granted the ability to deal more devastating affects on the target with the function of Magnitude. Magnitude dramatically rises a players seismic output and has 3 levels of varying affects. Each move carries the affect of the specific Magnitude level they are on. Each can be diminished with a Richter Release or Finisher Move. (Magnitude affects last at a maximum of 3 seconds) Power Tables Brute & Scrapper The Seismic Melee powerset is available as a primary for Brutes & Scrappers. The following table shows which level each power is available. Power Tables Power Level Effect Seismic Strike 1 Melee, Minor Damage (Smashing/Energy), Foe Disorient, Seismic Intensity, Magnitude Foreshock Fist 1 Melee, Moderate DoT (Smashing/Energy), Foe Slight Knockback, -To-Hit, Seismic Intensity, Magnitude Diverging Blow 2 Melee (Cone), High Damage (Smashing/Energy), Foe Knockback, Richter Release/Finisher Epicenter 6 Self: +Damage +Jump +To-Hit, Special (Auto Magnitude 3) Shuddershock 8 Melee, Moderate Damage (Smashing/Energy), Foe Disorient, -Def (Smashing/Energy) Seismic Intensity, Magnitude False Fault 12 Ranged, Foe Taunt -Def (Smashing/Energy) -Range Quaking Chasm 18 Melee, (Targeted Area of Effect), Heavy DoT (Smashing/Energy), Foe Knockdown, Finisher Shatterfist 26 Melee, Superior Damage (Lethal/Smashing), Foe Disorient, -Res (Smashing/Energy), Finisher Converging Plate 32 Melee, (Targeted Area of Effect) Superior DoT (Smashing/Lethal/Energy), Foe Knockdown, Slow, Fear, Seismic Intensity, Magnitude Power Level Effect Seismic Intensity 1 Melee, +Accuracy, + To Hit Bonus, Foe -Recovery Magnitude 1 1 Melee, Foe Snare Magnitude 2 1 Melee, Foe Hold Magnitude 3 1 Melee, Foe Knockdown Seismic Waves 1 Ranged, High Damage (Smash/Energy), Foe +Special Seismic Intensity Required for Magnitude, when exerted on foe from caster, a foes recovery rate worsens in the presence of a potential disaster. This affect allows the caster to increases their accuracy as they are able to detect the emission of seismic waves they casted upon their foe. This allows the user to deal more violent waves of seismic energy and more detrimental effects to be release with Magnitudes progression. MAGNITUDE Seismic Strike You perform a quick strike of potential energy harnessed underneath you, emitting upward onto your target. Foreshock Fist You attack your foe with a mild trembling attack that is proceeded by more violent shaking to the foe dealing additional damage over time. Diverging Blow You split apart your foes with a charged rush of potential energy, extending your attack over a conical area, afflicting damage to multiple targets. This is a finisher when used the caption RICHTER RELEASE will appear of the target dealing additional damage. Epicenter As you become the center all seismic activity, you generate a immense amount of pressure of potential energy stored from beneath you to enhance movement speed as well as your blows of all seismic attacks. Epicenter also increases accuracy as you move more fluently when your foes environment becomes immersed in your seismic waves. Shuddershock You charge such an enormous amount of potential energy that you begin creating cracks in the atmosphere as a result of the potential buildup. You finally expel this strike onward to an opponent severely degrading their defense to all seismic attacks. False Fault You taunt your opponent by casually creating a rift nearby an opponent implying it was intended for them. The foe despite now being agitated, was still within range of seismic activity and their defense towards your blows decrease. Quaking Chasm You pummel the earth beneath you extracting more potential energy to be releases as the ground becomes unstable. The output of energy is so devastating it collapses all targets within the quakes range. This is a finisher when used the caption RICHTER RELEASE will appear of the target dealing additional damage. Shatterfist You concentrate all the potential energy within your environment into a single catastrophic strike. The seismic intensity is so chaotic it begins to shatter the atmosphere around your fist. Unleashing this calamity onto an opponent fatally wounds them, leading to various detrimental effects. This is a finisher when used the caption RICHTER RELEASE will appear of the target dealing additional damage. Converging Plates Your mastery of seismic energy allows you to alter the very plate tectonics themselves. You compress both ends of the ground beneath you. The impact of the colliding plates causes both ends of the ground to morph into a range of disaster, devastating a foe. Epilogue Thank you all for viewing another one of my proposals. I hope this addresses any concerns you may have in terms of value and the need for this set. Nevertheless I hope you'll be intrigued by this set and consider it an idea worth adding. I like to introduce and expand, real life existing concepts while making these new powerset proposals, so each set feels different then the last. So I not only are you invested in this potential powerset proposal, but you also have a understanding as well of geological events. Having a Seismic Melee set would expand on more superpowered themes that have not been introduced in game. I wanted to make this set because there isn't a vibration or a sonic based melee set so I wanted to incorporate the two to create something unique but equally desirable. Enjoy the Overpoweredness 😉 I'll also add a Tanker and Stalker power Table to ensure we this power is available for all melee AT unlike some powers. FX and Animations coming shortly for visualization.
  4. PROTECTOR The protector is a highly adaptive defensive archetype, ready to lead the charge into the fray while defending both his allies and himself. The Protector's primary focus is shielding the team, and can adjust his approach to combat to better coordinate with his allies. Primary: Protection Secondary: Assault Ancillaries: Control & Ranged AoE Survivability: 7 Melee Damage: 4 Ranged Damage: 4 Crowd Control: 3 Support: 7 Pets: 2 Inherent: Unity - When a Protector is nearby his allies, he will receive a scaling endurance discount on all of his protective auras. The more allies that are nearby the greater this discount will be. In addition, depending on what archetypes his nearby allies are, he will receive an Accuracy and ToHit buff for his ranged or melee powers. (Melee - Scrapper, Stalker, Tanker, Brute, Warden. Ranged - Defender, Corruptor, Controller, Mastermind, Sentinel. Melee & Ranged - Protector, Blaster, Dominator, Peacebringer, Warshade, Arachnos Soldier, Arachnos Widow) Powerset: Protection 1 - AoE Armor toggle: This initial power acts much like an Armor power, but also grants the armor to nearby allies as well. Typically a resistance/defense power for smashing and lethal. 2 - Autopower: A simple autopower that will act as a baseline protection for the player. It could be as simple as a resistance power, or a +MaxHP power as seen in armor powersets. 3 - AoE Heal, Buff or Debuff: Similar to support sets like Empathy, Pain, Thermal and so on... a simple AoE Heal power or similar effect helps keep both you and your allies alive. 4 - Second AoE Armor toggle: Just as above, filling in resistance/defense power for fire, cold, energy and negative. 5 - AoE Damage/Debuff Power: Much like many armor and manipulation sets, having access to an AoE damage or debuff power helps keep on the pressure. 6 - AoE Mez Protection: A Click power that grants mez protection to yourself and nearby allies for a short while, definitely needed to keep the fight going. 7 - Self Heal/Buff: A little more in the way of personal survival could do well here, allowing you to keep yourself alive so you can continue to support your allies. 8 - AoE Debuff Power: Like before, another debuff power would do wonders to keep the enemy at bay, ensuring that you and your teammates have an easier time in the fight. 9 - AoE Mega Buff/Debuff: As the capstone ability of this powerset, something with high power and long cooldown is likely best here, whether it's a buff or debuff. Examples: Fiery Protection - Flame Ward: A hybridisation of Fire Shield and Thermal Shield - Temperature Protection: Same power that belongs to Fiery Aura - Warmth: Same power that belongs to Thermal Radiation - Blazing Aura: Same power that belongs to Fiery Aura - Plasma Ward: A hybridisation of both forms of Plasma Shield - Thawing Heat: A PBAoE version of Thaw - Healing Flames: Same power that belongs to Fiery Aura - Consume: Same power that belongs to Fiery Aura - Melting Blast: A PBAoE version of Melt Armor Icy Protection - Ice Ward: A hybridisation of Ice Shield and Frozen Armor - Permafrost: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Chilling Embrace: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Icicles: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Glacial Ward: A hybridisation of Glacial Shield and Glacial Armor - Black Ice: A PBAoE version of Wet Ice - Hoarfrost: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Energy Absorption: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Heat Drop: A PBAoE version of Heat Loss WARDEN The Warden is an expert at close ranged crowd control, able to enter the fray and take on the worst of the assault. While the Warden lacks in damage, he is capable of locking down multiple foes and keep them from escaping Primary: Defense Secondary: Grapple Ancillaries: Ranged & Debuff Survivability: 10 Melee Damage: 6 Ranged Damage: 2 Crowd Control: 6 Support: 3 Pets: 2 Inherent: Lockdown - The Warden is a crowd controlling powerhouse. The more enemies surrounding the Warden, the greater the capacity of his crowd control powers; cones will be wider, spheres larger, and chains reaching further away. When there are fewer enemies surrounding the Warden, he will instead receive an increase to the accuracy and magnitude of his crowd control abilities. Powerset: Grapple 1 - Melee Stun/Sleep/Immobilize/Fear: The initial power in this type of powerset is a melee verison of a typical single target mez effect, most commonly and immobilize or stun, but sometimes a fear or sleep effect. 2 - Melee: The secondary power in these powersets is a basic attack power. Most of these can be borrowed from existing melee powersets and would act as a damage focused power. 3 - Melee Cone/Chain: A little AoE potential added to the mix in order to ensure that the Warden can aggro enough enemies to pull into a close enough proximity, ready to deliver his mez powers. 4 - AoE Taunt: An AoE taunt not unlike Tankers and Brutes, allowing the Warden more control over the mob and making it easier to herd them into a close group. 5 - Power Build Up: A variation of the standard Build Up power that also increases the effectiveness of seocndary effects, such as mez, buff and debuff, for a short duration. 6 - AoE Melee: Some more AoE potential in order to properly handle the larger mobs the Warden may face, while ensuring that he retains the aggro of a group. 7 - Melee Hold: A simple hold power that is delivered at melee range, allowing the Warden to completely contain the threat of one particular enemy while he deals with the rest of the mob. 8 - AoE Stun/Sleep/Immobilize/Fear: An AoE version of the powerset's initial power, allowing the Warden to contain a large mob and prevent them from escaping. 9 - AoE Hold: The Warden's capstone power, allowing him to potentially lock down a large mob and prevent them from being able to fight back, ensuring that he can better focus on more imposing targets nearby. Examples: Fiery Grapple - Singe: A melee version of Ring of Fire - Scorch: Same power that belongs to Fiery Melee - Breath of Fire: Same power that belongs to Fiery Melee - Taunt: Same power that belongs to Fiery Melee - Power Build Up: Standard boost power for the set - Combustion: Same power that belongs to Fire Manipulation - Smog Strike: A melee version of Char - Inferno: A melee version of Fire Cages - Cinders: Same power that belongs to Fire Control Icy Grapple - Snowplow: A melee version of Chilblain - Frozen Fists: Same power that belongs to Ice Melee - Frost: Same power that belongs to Ice Melee - Taunt: Same power that belongs to Ice Melee - Power Build Up: Standard boost power for the set - Ice Patch: Same power that belongs to Ice Melee - Freezing Touch: Same power that belongs to Ice Melee - Creeping Ice: A melee version of Frostbite - Glacier: Same power that belongs to Ice Control
  5. Hello forum goers, it has been some time, once again I am back with a new powerset proposal. I have done multiple melees, and more recently engaged in control & assaults, so I decided this time as I "always" provide aid and assistance in providing revolutionary ideas to suggestions and feedback, I would now try involving myself with support based powersets for Defenders, Controllers, and possibly Corruptors. The theme for this one is Spiritualism, it involves the player unleashing their personal spirit to help unlock others full potential. I'm providing this description as this support powerset as many of my other proposals, is different. The new twist is that it also allows for allies to grant the same Buffs to other teammates granted from the caster, as well as provide them with an additional powers while under these buff affects. Are you intrigued so far, well as always... Special thanks to @Vanden for providing the icons. Excellent job with the multi-colored effects its work spectacularly. Introducing... Spirituality Spirituality gives you the ability to to unleash your spirit onto another to awaken your teammates full potential to garner various forms of earthbound threats that may degrade an allies performance. The goal of Spiritualism is to reach enlightenment, in order to unrestrained by any control based affects as well as allowing allies to ward of enemies through projections of their mind soul and body. It is a primary powerset for Defenders and Controllers, and a secondary for Corruptors and Masterminds Power Tables Defenders and Controllers Spirituality is available as a primary set for Defenders and Controllers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level: Power Level Effect Self Persistence 1 Toggle: Self +Def, Res (Smashing, Lethal, Fear) +Perception Gratification 1 Ranged, Ally +DEF, Res (Psionic, Sleep, Snare) + Ally Grant Gratification, Spirit Blade Redirect 2 Self: Ranged, High Damage (Lethal/Energy), Foe Knockback Empowerment 6 Close, Ally +DMG, +ACC, + DEF, Res (Slow, Repel) + Ally Grant Empowerment, Spiritual Drain Shamans Embrace 8 Ranged, Ally Heal + DEF, Res (Immobilize, Sleep, Slow, Fear) + Ally Grant Soothing Embrace, Spiritual Push Mindfulness 12 PBAoE, Ally +Resistance (Disorient, Sleep, Slow, Immobilize, Fear, Psionics) + Ally Grant Mindfulness + Unguarded Soul Third Eye (Symbol Change) 18 Targeted Area of Effect, +Perception, Resistance Mez Protection (All), Psionics, Energy) + Ally Grant Sightless Soul Transmigration 26 Close, Ally Rez + Ally Grant Spiritual Transfer Earthly Detachment 32 Toggle: Ranged Ally Targeted AoE, Ally + Perception, DEF (Energy), Resistance (Status Protection, Immobilize, Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Confuse, Fear, Psionics, Knockback, Slow + Foe Knockback, Repel + Ally Grant Upheaval, Weaken Spirit Corruptors and Masterminds Spirituality is available as a secondary set for Corruptors and Masterminds. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level: Power Level Effect Self Persistence 1 Toggle: Self +Def, Res (Smashing, Lethal, Fear) +Perception Gratification 2 Ranged, Ally +DEF, Res (Psionic, Sleep, Snare) + Ally Grant Gratification, Spirit Blade Redirect 4 Self: Ranged, High Damage (Lethal/Energy), Foe Knockback Empowerment 10 Close, Ally +DMG, +ACC, + DEF, Res (Slow, Repel) + Ally Grant Empowerment, Spiritual Drain Shamans Embrace 16 Ranged, Ally Heal + DEF, Res (Immobilize, Sleep, Slow, Fear) + Ally Grant Soothing Embrace, Spiritual Push Mindfulness 20 PBAoE, Ally +Resistance (Disorient, Sleep, Slow, Immobilize, Fear, Psionics) + Ally Grant Mindfulness + Unguarded Soul Third Eye (Symbol Change) 28 Targeted Area of Effect, +Perception, Resistance Mez Protection (All), Psionics, Energy) + Ally Grant Sightless Soul Transmigration 35 Close, Ally Rez + Ally Grant Spiritual Transfer Earthly Detachment 38 Toggle: Ranged Ally Targeted AoE, Ally + Perception, DEF (Energy), Resistance (Status Protection, Immobilize, Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Confuse, Fear, Psionics, Knockback, Slow + Foe Knockback, Repel + Ally Grant Upheaval, Weaken Spirit Powers These are the following powers in the Spirituality powerset Self Persistence You strengthen your first chakra of survival increasing your basic instinct and awareness to overcome any physical obstacles, to combat the spiritual blockade of overcoming fear granting you resistance to this affect. Grants the caster resistance to Lethal and Smashing damage. Gratification You open your targets second chakra, bringing them euphoria beyond normal limits and boosting their morale. Gratification removes the guilt from the target, protecting from psychic assaults and mez effects. As you awaken their chakra, gratified allies become able to extend this effect onto other teammates for a short time. This ability will persist for a limit of 5 uses until their acquired spiritual awakening fades away. Grants ally Spirit Blade Spirit Blade Power granted from opening Second Chakra, funnels your spiritual energy in the form of a blade to smite a foe. Deals moderate energy and smashing damage. Redirect You expand your spirit to reroute enemy attacks and protect your allies. Redirect causes damage enemies who strike you for a short time, as well as offering a chance to knock them away. Allies within range of the redirection are offered increased defense, as the attacks are simply returned to the assailants. Empowerment The extend your souls reach to untap your allies full physical potential, increasing their offensive and defensive capabilities, granting them resistance towards shame as it Slows you down. Empowered Targets are able to extend this ability for a short time. This ability will persist for a limit of 3 uses until the spiritual effects wear off. Grants ally Spirit Drain. Spiritual Drain You extract the spirit of your foe transferring the energy to yourself. Shamans Embrace You gather the spiritual energy of your surroundings to heal a target. Embraced targets are able to heal others for a limit of 2 minutes. Grants ally Spiritual Torrent. Spiritual Torrent Propel your souls energy in the shape of ones self resulting in a rushing wave of spiritual energy. Deals moderate damage. Mindfulness You open up the minds of allies close to you, preventing the disorientation of their performance amplifying their truth of their performance on the battlefield. Grants Ally Mindfulness for a limit of 3 uses. Grants Ally Unguarded Soul. Unguarded Soul You utilize you spirit to project your energy to disrupt with your targets chakra network degrading their defense. Third Eye You awaken your third eye granting your allies nullification towards Psionic any mez effects, blockading them from delusion that cloud their judgment, transcending your chakra through your mastery of your spirit. Grants ally Sightless Soul. Sightless Soul You disrupt your targets spirit plummeting their senses lessening their perception Transmigration You transcend your chakra through your mastery of your spirit to move the vacant soul into its deceased body. Grants ally Spirit Transfer. Does not grant ally this move Spirit Transfer You dispense the spiritual energy of a target and imbue that energy into yourself. Earthly Detachment Your mastery of chakra had granted you the ability to depart from the physical plane, those closest to targeted ally will grant protection from any physical restraints such as mez and status protection. Grants ally Upheaval and Weaken Spirit. Does not grant ally this move Upheaval You harness the spiritual energy form the afterlife to raise the hands of enlightenment, knocking foes upward. Deals Superior Damage, has only 1 usage Weaken Spirit You extend your spirit onto a foe by sheer presence, severely plummets their ability to dish out damage on those who have departed form the physical plane. This is an auto move. Conclusion Thank you for viewing my proposal I decided to do one with a spiritual theme as I was looking for ways to increase personal motivation given these circumstances. Hope you guys enjoy this new concept for Defenders and support based AT in general, hope that the theme was enough to allow for this new approach to this playstyle. Hopefully reading through this post will awaken your spirit and unlocked new potential for this thread. I will release potential animation and effects in the future for visualization.
  6. I've had an idea for a new defensive set centered around the Absorb mechanic for a while now, and I may as well toss it out there! Barrier Defense A High-Tech Force Field, Defensive Runes that project a field vs attacks, or a second skin that formed via a mutation, you are able to conjure an incredibly tough Barrier around yourself for protection! Barrier Defense aims to fill a thematic defensive niche where your character is able to shrug off damage thanks to attacks hitting a personal barrier instead of themselves, and rely mainly on a high amount of (Temp HP) to survive, along with some offensive tools. 1.) Power Barrier: Basic armor toggle, grants you a refreshing absorb amount that does not decay, but will hit a cap of 50% after some time. The idea is that by letting it build to 50% you can have impressive defense vs alphas, but then repeated hits will start to sting. The refreshing ticks help negate this somewhat but requires time to build up to actual shielding. Toggle, 5% Absorb per tick (3 s), Max Absorb = 50% (Un-enhanceable) 2.) Activate Shields: Emergency Click Power. Perma out of the box, Activate Shields gets you an instant amount of shielding as well as boosts your Absorb Cap temporarily, this does not stack but cutting the recharge down allows you to rapidly replenish shielding and keep your max shields higher. Click, 30% Absorb for 60s. 60s base Recharge. +25% Max Absorb (Un-enhanceable) 3.) Base Shielding: Your character has a passive layer of shielding on themselves. This grants a small amount of defense, as well as increased Max HP and a boost to Healing/Absorb. Sort of a basic passive. Passive, 2.5% Def vs All but PSY, +10% Max Hp, +10% Healing/Absorb Enhancement 4.) Advanced Filter: Mez Protection Toggle. Adds a bit extra absorb per Tick like with Power Barrier, but also grants a substantial bonus to resistance vs Debuff Effects (Slow, End Drain, Defense, etc) as long as you have any active Absorption. If the game cannot recognize X amount of Absorb being active or not, then this can be changed to have more generic resists. Toggle, 1% Absorb per tick (3 s), Special: 50% res vs (Debuffs) while Absorb is active [If impossible, can be 25~30%] 5.) Reflection: Your shielding reacts to incoming attacks and can even reflect damage back at attackers! While active, incoming attacks (they do not have to hit) can trigger a special "Reflection" attack that acts like a chain-attack that spawns from you onto a random nearby enemy. This attack is comparable to a T1 Blast and has a 20% chance to occur. Also grants some defense to the player, with more defense gained if you have shielding currently. This is a unique take on a damage aura where you actually get a sort of free, random ranged attack within a short radius (20ft?). Will hit individually much harder than a damage aura but lack true AoE. Toggle, 7.5% Def vs All while shielded, 3.75% otherwise [5% if impossible]. 20% chance to trigger special Reflection Attack when attacked. High End Cost 6.) Adaptive Barrier: You can adapt to the situation at hand based on the amount of Shielding you currently have. When you have a layer of Absorption, gain HP Regen and Damage Resistance (All). If your shields are down, gain Recharge Rate and Movement Speed. The idea here is that you have bolstered shielding and breathing room to heal, or you have an "oh crap" moment when shields are down to get Activate Shields / etc back faster or to re-position. If we cannot get the absorb check to work, this could work like the Radiation Armor power that scales on HP? Passive, 10% Damage Resistance, 75% Regeneration / 30% Recharge, 50% Move Speed 7.) Amplify Shielding: You can concentrate and give yourself a great boost to both Healing/Absorption Enhancement as well as Endurance Reduction for some time. Click, 50% Heal/Absorb Boost, 50% Endurance Discount for 30s. 120s Recharge. 8.) Nova Shield You can turn the tides of battle and sacrifice your barrier in a violent explosion of energy! This is a PBAoE attack that will affect up to 10 targets in a 15ft radius for Smashing/Energy damage and have a 50% chance to cause knockdown. The damage of this power varies greatly based on the amount of Absorb you had upon activation, the more Absorb the higher the base damage of the attack! This will apply a -1000% Absorb though, stripping you of all shielding immediately. Click, Special PBAoE damage. 50% chance to KD, very long Recharge (6 min). Very low end cost and very fast activation speed 9.) Maximum Barrier: You can immobilize yourself and push your shielding to the max, rapidly building up power as you gain a massive layer of Absorption! This works similarly to Hibernate as you are locked in place and cannot use other powers while you toggle this on, and gain a huge layer of Shielding. This shield lasts for quite some time, and can directly feed into Nova Shield and in general make you very durable every so often. Special Toggle, 20% Absorb per tick (10s Max), Max Absorb = +200%, Duration = 1.5m, Recharge = 10m ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The premise here is that you have a few token defenses but mainly rely on having readily available Absorb Shielding to eat attacks with, on top of unique offensive utility to give the set a fast paced style where you can take damage and dish it out, but have periods where you are vulnerable. Mainly thanks to Reflection and Nova Shield, as well as having a stacking Absorb bonus up to a certain point that you can bolster with a few powers. If possible, the mechanic of being "Unshielded" could be played with to more effect such as a cooldown for the auto-refresh if your shields hits 0, or more dynamic between shield values and what stats you get. Numbers are of course not set in stone, and the Absorb mechanic as a whole is really unexplored, but given every other Defensive mechanic has it's own set I figure it should as well 🙂
  7. Hello members of the forums, I have been recently playing a control based archetype and have noticed that's there is fairly few control powerset options for control and assault as opposed to melee or ranged. As someone who prefers being a melee combatant myself I never saw this as an issue, as many people (like myself) prefer to attack enemies up close or from a distance. So the shortage of option was never a concern to me. However after playing as a dominator myself, I recognize that it is a unique playstyle and I wanted to expand on the powerset choices. I though it would be cool to introduce new Control and Assault sets, to bring more selections for Controllers and Dominators. The new theme for this powerset, would deal with space and the cosmos, an idea that isn't implemented or explored in game for players. Hopefully these themes may reinvest people into Crowd Control or grant new options for those who traditionally enjoy it. So without further a due, here is my new powerset proposal. Huge thanks to @Vanden for providing the icons. You always provide a great deal of help and creative insight towards these sets. -Omnibus FYI Spatial - Will deal with manipulating and controlling space i.e. distance and how space is bent. Ex: Distorting the space time continuums, decreasing distance between an object etc... Cosmic/Astro - Will deal with manipulating and controlling phenomenons within space and universe. Ex: Stars, asteroids, comets etc.. Introducing a new theme to Control and Assault powersets... Spatial Control Spatial Control allows you to distort the space time continuum, alter the distance between targets, and bend your surrounding environment. The sheer magnitude of altering space is so great it will often repel targets from the caster upon usage. Spatial Control is available as a primary set for Controllers & Dominators. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level: Power Level Effect Sinking Space 1 Ranged, Minor Damage (Smash), Foe Immobilize Displace 1 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Smash), Foe Teleport (Knockup) Compression 2 Ranged, Moderate DoT(Smash), Foe Hold Disperse 6 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Smash), Foe Knockback Event Horizon 8 Targeted AoE, Minor DoT (Smash), Foe Immobilize Space Time Rift 12 Location AoE, Foe Intangibility, Hold, Slow Big Crunch 18 Targeted AoE, Foe Hold Tesseract 26 Ranged Foe teleport, Foe disorient, knockback Abyss 32 Summon Abyss Powers These are the following powers in the Spatial Control powerset Damages will be adjusted to Dominators Sinking Space You warp space to transfer your foe into the gravitational pull of a much denser space beneath them, this foreign gravitational field is so immense it immobilizes them in place and deals minor DoT. Displace You alter the distance of your opponent within space to move them upward in an instant, only for them to fall downward dealing moderate smashing damage. When use with Compression/Hold the caption DISTORT will appear above a target (as more space is being distorted), dealing an additional damage allowing for more devastating blows. Compression You crush all the space around a foe binding them, and removing their movement altogether. This attack limits your opponents space needed for them to move and deals moderate DoT. Disperse You alter space to scatter an attack many distances to berate the target in front of you. This attack deals moderate damage. When used with Compression/Hold the caption DISTORT will appear once more above a target dealing additional damage. Event Horizon You select a target of your choosing into the event horizon of a black hole, a point of no return in which light cannot escape. This horizon encompasses over a widespread area immobilizing foes of the surrounding area of the foe of choice. This attack cannot be avoided if foes are in spherical distance of the targeted enemy. Space Time Rift You open a rift on the space time continuum, this distortion of space freezes time around a spherical area of a location of you choosing, foes near the rift will experience a reduction of movement speed while enemies caught directly in it will be held temporally. Maintaining this rift is a taxing feat and will rapidly decrease the users endurance. Big Crunch You compress the space over a widespread area and implode the surrounding environment forcing all foes in a spherical area of the target of your choice to be held. Foes after the affects ware of will still experience a 5 second reduction in movement before they are normal again. Tesseract You open up a cubical wormhole, that transports enemies across space time to another distance. This spatial migration is very disorienting for an opponent and knocking them backwards stunning them for a brief period of time. Abyss You tear through the fabric of spacetime to depths of existence, to summon a gap in reality that unleashes a plethora of spatial based attacks for your assistance. Spatial Assault Spatial Assault allows you to disrupt the space time continuum to alter the movement of attacks and creating shifts in the fabric of reality often disorienting your foes. Spatial Assault is available as a secondary set for Controllers & Dominators. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level: Power Level Effect Expansive Blast 1 Ranged, Minor Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe: Knockback Momentum Strike 2 Melee, High Damage(Smash/Energy), Foe: Disorient, Knockup Ripple Effect 4 Ranged (Cone) Minor Damage(Lethal/Smash), Foe: High Knockback Distortion Wave 10 Ranged, Moderate Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe: Knockback, Slow, DoT proc Implosion 16 Self +Special +DMG Foe: Snare, - Fly Higgs Field 20 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, Moderate Damage(Smash/Energy), Foe Knockdown Intense Pressure 28 Melee, Extreme Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe: Disorient Interval 35 Sniper, Superior Damage(Energy/Lethal), Foe: Knockback Lightspeed 38 Close, Extreme Damage, Self Teleport, (Energy/Lethal), Foe: Knockback Powers These are the following powers in the Spatial Assault powerset Expansive Blast You extend the movement of your attack through spacetime, creating a repulsing blast that repels a target backwards. Deals minor damage and has a chance for a slight knockback. Momentum Strike You manipulate space to reduce friction and attack your opponent at accelerated speeds, often disorienting a foe and dealing high damage. Ripple Effect You create a ripple in the fabric of spacetime pushing back enemies away from the caster. Deals minor damage and will knockback a foe. Distortion Wave You distort the space time continuum and berate you opponent with a full wave of morphed space that overwhelms a foe surrounding environment, this disruption is so tense that reduces the movement of a foe and may do DoT on the same target if still in a similar area of the attack Implosion You implode the space around yourself slowing down your opponents movement speed and flight, while boosting spatial abilities, Type special Higgs Field You generate a miniature field of warped space around you in which mass has grown exponentially. This sphere of space increase in mass prevents all foes surrounding the from getting up. Deals moderate damage, and knocks down enemies. Reference to Higgs mechanism in which all matter is given mass my this hypothetical structure/field, anything that has mass must be within or go through this field. Intense Pressure You focus all the pressure of your surrounding environment reshaping the space time continuum, to bombard your target with the force of sheer pressure. The intensity of this attack is so immense it migrates to other opponent. Deals Extreme Damage, high chance for disorient. Interval You expel a long distance attack that travels at Planck time, dealing superior damage. This attack can potentially disorient foes and knock them back. The sheer speed of this attack is such that the caster loses no momentum upon activation. This attack is instant. Lightspeed You perform a strike that is so fast it moves at the speed of light, teleporting the caster into their opponent. Deals high damage and will knock back a foe. Cosmic Control Cosmic Control allows you to manipulate universal anomalies to restrict your foes movement and control celestial bodies. Controlling the cosmos itself cataclysmic feat and will often deal energy damage from your mastery of outer space. Power Level Effect Orbital Grasp 1 Ranged, Minor Damage (Energy), Foe Immobilize Vacuum 1 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Negative), Foe Knockup Galactic Bind 2 Ranged, Moderate DoT(Energy/Negative), Foe Hold Blazar 6 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Energy/Fire), Foe Knockback Asteroid Field 8 Targeted AoE, Minor DoT (Smash), Foe Snare Stellar Core 12 Location AoE, Superior DoT (Fire/Energy) Foe Slow, Disorient Nebula 18 Targeted AoE, Foe Hold, -Perception Quantum Tunneling 26 Ranged foe teleport, Foe confuse, knockback Extrasolars 32 Summon Bright Nova &White Dwarf Powers These are the following powers in the Cosmic Control powerset. Orbital Grasp You summon a vortex into the orbit of another planet underneath your opponent that's gravity is much larger than Earths, this immense pull of the target immobilizes them. Vacuum You open a funnel in space generating a miniature black hole knocking them downward. Deals Moderate Damage, when used with hold the strength will amplify under the caption COLLISION. Galactic Bind You encircle your opponent with a miniature galaxy bound at their center, the strength of the active galactic nucleus constricts the foes movement holding them in place dealing a moderate DoT. Blazar You jet forward a gleaming blast of scorching energy from the core of a galaxy, this attacks deals moderate damage and a slight chance for knockback. Deals moderate damage however when used with hold the strength will amplify under the caption COLLISION. Asteroid Field You transform the battlefield into an area filled with asteroids, these asteroid bombard multiple targets restricting their movement and mobility. Stellar Core Your mastery of the cosmos allows you to open a rift into the inner core of the sun, the heat from the sun is so immense it stuns your foes while severely limiting their mobility and ability to attack. This attack can be used on an area of your choosing Nebula You unleash a nebula onto an opponent of your choice, the nuclear fusion generated from within these stellar clouds of dust holds a foe in place as it spreads outward over a widespread area affecting other nearby targets, negating their perception. Quantum Tunneling You open a portal of a luminous galactic nucleus, this nucleus containing a supermassive black hole sucks in so much energy it instantly migrates your opponent to its location. The effect of this traveling ways in heavy on your foe, and will suffer from confusion whist in a state of panic. Slight chance for knockback. Extrasolars Your understanding of the cosmos allows you to transport various extraterrestrials to fight by your side. This being is capable of utilizing cosmos with a variety of energy based attacks. Astro Assault Astro Assault allows you to expel a variety of universal phenomenon's to project onto your opponents bombarding them with the objects from the night sky. Barraging your enemies celestial bodies of deep space a phenomenal feat and its cosmic impact will often degrade the defense of an opponent from the sheer magnitude of the attack. Power Level Effect Meteorite 1 Ranged, Minor Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe: Knockback Orion Arm 2 Melee, High Damage(Smash/Energy), Foe: Disorient Solar Ignition 4 Ranged Minor Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe: High Knockback Galactic Thrust 10 Ranged, Moderate Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe: Knockback Heliopause 16 Toggle: Self +Special Foe Repel, Knockdown Supernova 20 Point Blank Area of Effect Melee, High Damage(Fire/Energy) Collapsing Star 28 Melee, Extreme Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe: Disorient Halley's Comet 35 Sniper, Superior Damage(Energy/Lethal), Foe: Knockback Big Bang 38 Close, Superior Damage(Energy/Smash), +DMG, DEF (All) Foe: Knockback, -Perception over PBAoE Powers Meteorite You summon a meteorite from deep space to launch at your opponent knocking them down. Deals Minor Damage. Orion Arm You propel your arm forward harnessed by galactic energy for a single fatal swing disorienting a foe. Deals High Damage. Solar Ignition You generate a miniature sun in the palms of your hands and cast it down outward to your opponent, knocking them backwards. Deals Minor Damage. Galactic Thrust You circulate the air of your surrounding to create a miniature galaxy in which rapidly propels forward in a pressing strike, repelling foes caught in its path. Deals Moderate Damage. Heliopause You surround your self with the force of outer space, which stops all other external forces from gaining close contact with you. This attack when toggled repels foes when close to the caster. Supernova You show unleash an attack of a exploding star, this rapid expansion of stellar energy combust violently and easily scatters energy over a widespread area. Collapsing Star This move shows great mastery over the cosmos, as you lunge into the air and preform an attacks that compresses the energy of a supernova and concentrates it into a single blow affecting a single target. Will disorient a foe from the sheer impact. Deals Extreme Damage Halley's Comet A focused blast of immense strength and speed for collected over traveling lightyears at a time. This is a sniper attack and is best fired from a distance as it can be interrupted. Deals Superior Damage Big Bang A truly phenomenal feat, you bring forth the very spark of creation. You discharge the unbridled spark of existence across the battlefield, the massive radiance of this move forces all foes to loose their perception over a point blank area, as well as knockback foes and severely degrade their defensive and offensive capabilities. The energy brought forth from this attack is unrestricted you will gain a boost in you combat attributes from the rapid influx of energy. NEW FX & Animation for Visualization Icon Power Name Animation FX Sinking Space Crush Target: Power Siphon (White) Displace Levitate Target: Teleport Compression Siphon Power Target: Unleashed Potential Disperse Transference Shockwave Event Horizon Time Crawl Caster: Time Crawl Ground: Temporal Mending Space Time Rift Distortion Field Distortion Field & Reveal Target: Time Stop Surrounding Targets: Slow Movement Big Crunch Time Stop Caster: Time Stop Target: Time Stop Ground: Time's Juncture Tesseract Translocation Caster: Invent (Idle) Target: Time Shift Abyss Rune of Protection Summon: Singularity (Black) Expansive Blast Aging Touch Aging Touch Momentum Strike Telekinetic Blow Telekinetic Blow Ripple Effect Wall of Force Wall of Force Distortion Wave Shockwave Sirens Song Ground: Fissure Implosion Chronos Sound Barrier Higgs Field Disruption Aura Mass Levitation Intense Pressure Energy Transfer Target: Project Will & Shout Jump Effect: Project Will & Scream Interval N/A Sound FX: Sniper Blast Lightspeed Piercing Rounds Time Shift & Piercing Rounds w/o Weapon Orbital Grasp Crush Target: Positron Cell Ground: Space Vacuum Dehydrate Dehydrate (Black) Galactic Bind Time Crawl Time Crawl Blazar Power Burst Power Burst (Orange) Asteroid Field Power Siphon Target: Power Siphon (White) & Orbiting Death (Brown) Stellar Core Dimension Shift Dimension Shift (Yellow) Nebula Steamy Mist Steamy Mist (Light Purple, Faded Green) Quantum Tunneling Time Shift Time Shift Extrasolars Time Crawl Rikiti Portal Summon: White Dwarf & Bright Nova Meteorite Cosmic Burst (Bright Sniper Alt) Hurl Boulder w/out grab effect Orion Arm Sweeping Cross Time Crawl Solar Ignition Neutron Bomb Neutron Bomb (Yellow) Galactic Thrust Hydro Blast Portal (Horizontal) Heliopause Strength of Will Barrier Core (Alpha) Supernova Chrono Shift Chrono Shift & Pulsar Collapsing Star Incandescent Strike Incandescent Strike Halley's Comet Moonbeam Moonbeam Big Bang Thunder Clap Dawn Strike - Finally NEW Additional Animation and FX soon for Visualization Epilogue Thank you those who enjoyed viewing my proposal. This is an idea I want to see implemented in the came because of the lack of universal themes in this superpowered MMO. I would like to see more themes like this whether it is in a different set, however I choose control and assault as they were the ones I'd like to see get added onto the most and provides for a whole new range of themes and qualities we can add to powersets in the game. Some of these concept draw from quantum mechanics and scientific studies about deep space, so I hope if you caught some of the references. Nevertheless Hope you enjoyed exploring the cosmos.
  8. Upon revisiting the game I've had time to play kinetic melee a power that used to deal a substantial amount of damage until being massively reduced in the live server. I have seen and supported various suggestions on how to return kinetic melee to its former glory. However upon discussing on what kinetic can do it grew into an idea of an entirely new power. While noticing the various types of force related powersets, Kinetics (Both), Force of Will, Gravity Control, and Force Field, I had wanted to create a powerset that would be based of the 4 fundamental forces of nature, allowing for more variation in attacks. Instead of just repelling targets and dealing damage, you'd be able to harness all the forces from Strong and Weak interactions, from expanding on electronegativity, as well as manipulating gravity in a unique way that hasn't been implemented in the game. Special thanks to @Vanden for providing the icons. Introducing a new addition to force based attacks... Force Melee Force Melee allows you to concentrate sharp attacks of the four fundamental forces of matter to defeat your foes. Dealing with these forces is an unstable feat and will often substantially bombard opponents with force, leading to varying affects depending on the forces being performed as the forces that keep them intact are being used against them. It is a primary powerset for Scrappers, Brutes, and Stalkers, and a secondary powerset for Tankers. Power Tables Brute & Scrapper Force Melee is available as a primary set for Brutes & Scrappers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level: Power Level Effect Power Level Effect Forced Strike 1 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal/Energy), Foe Immobilize, Slight Hold (Strong Force) Particle Decay 1 Melee, Moderate DoT (Lethal/Energy), Foe -Recovery, Slight Knockback-To-Hit (Weak Force) Fission Blow 2 Melee, High Damage (Lethal/Energy), Foe Knockback -To-Hit (Weak Force) Channel Force 6 Self: +Damage +To-Hit (Strong Force) Forced Foe 8 Melee, (Cone) Moderate Damage (Psionic/Energy), Foe Disorient, -To-Hit, Magnetic Field 12 Location (Point Blank Area of Effect), Moderate DoT (Smashing/Energy) Foe Slow, Taunt (Electromagnetism) Void 18 Ranged, (Targeted Area of Effect), High DoT (Lethal/Energy/Negative/Cold) Foe -Perception(Gravity) Electromagnetic Flux 26 Melee, Superior DoT (Energy/Lethal/Fire) Self +Endurance, Foe Slow, Confuse (Electromagnetism) Immense Mass Punch 32 Melee, Superior Damage (Energy/Lethal), Foe Immobilize, Knockback, Disorient, Slow, Confuse -To-Hit (SF,WF,EM,G) Stalker Force Melee is available as a primary set for Stalkers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level: Power Level Effect Forced Strike 1 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal/Energy), Foe Immobilize, Slight Hold (Strong Force) Particle Decay 1 Melee, Moderate DoT (Lethal/Energy), Foe -Recovery, Slight Knockback-To-Hit (Weak Force) Fission Blow 2 Melee, High Damage (Lethal/Energy), Foe Knockback -To-Hit (Weak Force) Assassin's Exertion 6 Melee, Special Damage(Lethal/Energy) (Any force if you think about it) Channel Force 8 Self +Damage, +To-Hit (Strong Force) Placate 12 Ranged, Foe Placate; Self +Stealth/Hide Forced Foe 18 Melee, (Cone) Moderate Damage (Psionic/Energy), Foe Disorient, -To-Hit, Electromagnetic Flux 26 Melee, Superior DoT (Energy/Lethal/Fire) Self +Endurance, Foe Slow, Confuse (Electromagnetism) Immense Mass Punch 32 Melee, Superior Damage (Energy/Lethal), Foe Immobilize, Knockback, Disorient, Slow, Confuse -To-Hit (SF,WF,EM,G) Tanker Force Melee is available as a secondary set for Tankers. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level: Power Power Level Effect Particle Decay 1 Melee, Moderate DoT (Lethal/Energy), Foe -Recovery, Slight Knockback-To-Hit (Weak Force) Forced Strike 2 Melee, Moderate Damage (Lethal/Energy), Foe Immobilize, Slight Hold (Strong Force) Fission Blow 4 Melee, High Damage (Lethal/Energy), Foe Knockback -To-Hit (Weak Force) Magnetic Field 10 Location (Point Blank Area of Effect), Moderate DoT (Smashing/Energy) Foe Slow, Taunt (Electromagnetism) Forced Foe 16 Melee, (Cone) Moderate Damage (Psionic/Energy), Foe Disorient, -To-Hit, Immense Mass Punch 20 Melee, Superior Damage (Energy/Lethal), Foe Immobilize, Knockback, Disorient, Slow, Confuse -To-Hit (SF,WF,EM,G) Channel Force 28 Self +Damage, +To-Hit (Strong Force) Electromagnetic Flux 35 Melee, Superior DoT (Energy/Lethal/Fire) Self +Endurance, Foe Slow, Confuse (Electromagnetism) Void 38 Ranged, (Targeted Area of Effect), High DoT (Lethal/Energy/Negative/Cold) Foe -Perception (Gravity) Powers under the Weak interaction will knockback foes Powers under the Strong interaction will immobilize foes sometimes holding them Powers under Gravity will reduce movement Powers under Electromagnetism will disorient foes and will often be confused Powers These are the following powers in the Force Melee powerset Exertion Improves most Force Melee powers while active, chance to exert more force among an opponent and will greatly inflict affects (listed above) dealing greater damage. Forced Strike You manipulate the strong interaction to increase the density in you fist and binding the particles around your blow to perform a sharp attack dealing moderate damage. Forced Strike has a small chance to grant you exertion. While active exertion will hold foes in place. Recharge Fast. Particle Decay You utilize the weak force diffuse a repulsive strike onto your opponent to diverging them into pieces on a molecular level, performing moderate damage over time. Particle Decay will have a moderate chance for exertion increasing the damage. Recharge Fast. Fission Blow You deal a slow but sharp attack that divides a foe at a subatomic level, scattering them away from the caster performing high damage. Fission Blow will have a high chance for granting exertion, while you have exertion active it will deal moderate DoT. Recharge Moderate. Assassins Exertion A signature stalker attack, this deals superior lethal and energy damage on its own its a frontal attack, you deal a strike a exerts an impressive amount of force onto a target, sometimes stunning them. When used with exertion this attack will degrade a foes defensive attributes. Recharge Slow. Channel Force You bind your body by harnessing the strong force, increasing your self density, allowing you to perform more heavy and crushing blows. This greatly boosts your attacks and chance to hit. Recharge Long. Forced Foe You begin to show great mastery of the fundamental forces and begin to mobilize them through your mind. By casting a neural force on you opponent you use their own strength against them. You use your mind to perform telekinesis binding them, then uplifting your opponent in place the dispersing them backwards within a conical range of the caster, potentially colliding them onto other opponents. When used with exertion the caption COLLISION COURSE will appear above a foe dealing Moderate DoT. This attack normally deals Moderate Damage, Recharge Slow Placate Allows you to coerce a foe to cease all aggressive action. A successful placate will also hide you for a brief moment converting the caster into a intangible dematerialized state bound by raw force. However this hide will not provide a defense bonus. However it will offer an automatic exertion or an Assassins' Blow. Magnetic Field You create a large sphere of electromagnetic energy around a location nearby, attracting foes toward you as magnetic debris flown into enemies within the sphere. This levitates targets in the air for a brief moment upon use. This attack will also disorient a target reducing their movements. While used with exertion, electromagnetic pulses will infiltrate a foes neural system confusing them and attack their allies. Maintaining this attack is a taxing feat and will greatly reduce a players endurance. Moderate DoT, Recharge Very Long. Void You compress gravitational force into a single point on a target of your choosing, completely confining them in place, plummeting their mobility to escape the darkest void of space. Collapsing the fabric of reality around said target, and slowing nearby enemies in the gap of space time. Containing this ability is a difficult task and will also drain the users endurance gradually after use, leaving the player vulnerable but not devoid of regaining endurance. When used with exertion the caption COLLAPSE will appear above the foes, holding them from within the range of the attack. This attack deals High DoT, Recharge Very Long. Electromagnetic Flux You conduct electrical energy onto an opponent, this rapid rush electronegativity attracts other other substances creating miniature magnetic field (In terms of the actual attack above) around an opponent disorienting them. This strike while encased in a magnetic field not only leaves fatal blow on the target but will also confuse them after impact attack their own teammates. This attacks grants a high chance for exertion. This attack deals Superior Damage on a foe and will partially reduce the casters endurance. Superior DoT, Recharge Very Long Immense Mass Punch You harness all the fundamental forces of matter into a single devastating blow, trembling the environment itself, however Gravity is mostly at play. This attack consisting of the strong force to bind you blows to enhance your strike, the weak force to diffuse all the energy output at a focused point. Electromagnetic waves to disorient a foe on impact and Gravity to reduce their movement as it land a tremendous amount of downward force onto an opponent crushing them, warping the space around them preventing them from recovering. After an attack with a massive magnitude foes nearby might suffer from all the affects of coming in close proximity of the forces of nature. This attack will provide an automatic exertion however it can not increase with exertion. Superior Damage, Recharge Long NEW Animation and FX for Visualization Icon Power Name Animation FX Forced Strike Mental Strike Default Particle Decay Quick Strike Kinetic (Blue) Fission Blow Sweeping Cross Blue Radiation Assassins Exertion Assassins Psi Blade (Without Blade) Blue (Default) Channel Force Power Shield Blue (Default) Placate Placate Afterburner Forced Foe Propel Propel (Random Object is instead a Targeted Foe) Magnetic Field When Self (Personal Force Field) Location (Insulation Field) Dimension Shift w/ Magnetic Aura Void Siphon Power Base Portal Electromagnetic Flux Assassins Strike (Default) Ex: Assassins Blow Electricity Immense Mass Punch Atom Smasher Attack Kinetic, Caster Electric, Ground Fault Epilogue Hope you enjoy this idea of implementing force in a way that we haven't seen use before in the game, there is a plentiful amount of science involved, however I hope I introduce and displayed them in a way that was enticing and not to like an actual physics course of fundamental forces, like I said this was idea I have been having for a while please enjoy and feel free to leave a comment on what you think. Thanks
  9. Time and time again do we see the oft-suggested 'Melee/Support' archetype. It comes in different names, but rarely in different structure. There's no doubt that there is a demand for an archetype that can fill the role, but despite the constant vocalisation of that it tends to eventually be drowned out by the slew of feedback that questions its viability. Without going into too much detail, there are issues in the Melee/Support design that are problematic, many of which lie with the Support side of things. Not all Support sets are suitable for operating in close range, and many of them lack the ability to protect the player as well as his teammates. Which is why I've been pondering a new powerset type in response to this; Unity. Unity powersets are simple. They act like AoE versions of the current armor powersets, allowing them to not only support the team, but also protect themselves from the amount of aggression they will face in melee range. Now, this isn't just a conversion of the armor powersets, but it does use them, as well as many support powersets, to create a structure to work from. Naturally, this new powerset type comes with advantages and disadvantages, intended to serve as a middle ground between armor and support... it does not outperform them, but it does allow for a change of playstyle. Unity as a powerset is intended to provide a little extra support mainly for other melee archetypes, but can also aid ranged archetypes with a little positional adjustment. So, here is the basic formula for a Unity powerset; 1 - AoE Armor toggle: This initial power acts much like an Armor power, but also grants the armor to nearby allies as well. Typically a resistance/defense power for smashing and lethal. 2 - Autopower: A simple autopower that will act as a baseline protection for the player. It could be as simple as a resistance power, or a +MaxHP power as seen in armor powersets. 3 - AoE Heal, Buff or Debuff: Similar to support sets like Empathy, Pain, Thermal and so on... a simple AoE Heal power or similar effect helps keep both you and your allies alive. 4 - Second AoE Armor toggle: Just as above, filling in resistance/defense power for fire, cold, energy and negative. 5 - AoE Damage/Debuff Power: Much like many armor and manipulation sets, having access to an AoE damage or debuff power helps keep on the pressure. 6 - AoE Mez Protection: A Click power that grants mez protection to yourself and nearby allies for a short while, definitely needed to keep the fight going. 7 - Self Heal/Buff: A little more in the way of personal survival could do well here, allowing you to keep yourself alive so you can continue to support your allies. 8 - AoE Debuff Power: Like before, another debuff power would do wonders to keep the enemy at bay, ensuring that you and your teammates have an easier time in the fight. 9 - AoE Mega Buff/Debuff: As the capstone ability of this powerset, something with high power and long cooldown is likely best here, whether it's a buff or debuff. With that in mind, let's look at some easy examples of what could be done; Fiery Unity: - Flame Ward: A hybridisation of Fire Shield and Thermal Shield - Temperature Protection: Same power that belongs to Fiery Aura - Warmth: Same power that belongs to Thermal Radiation - Blazing Aura: Same power that belongs to Fiery Aura - Plasma Ward: A hybridisation of both forms of Plasma Shield - Thawing Heat: A PBAoE version of Thaw - Healing Flames: Same power that belongs to Fiery Aura - Consume: Same power that belongs to Fiery Aura - Melting Blast: A PBAoE version of Melt Armor Icy Unity: - Ice Ward: A hybridisation of Ice Shield and Frozen Armor - Permafrost: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Chilling Embrace: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Icicles: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Glacial Ward: A hybridisation of Glacial Shield and Glacial Armor - Black Ice: A PBAoE version of Wet Ice - Hoarfrost: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Energy Absorption: Same power that belongs to Ice Armor - Heat Siphon: A PBAoE version of Heat Loss Other powersets will likely take more work, but hopefully you can see what can be done with some very basic concepts. Now, as for their application, I have some ideas as to what could be done, just as a little showcase as to what archetypes could be built around something like this; Guardian: Primary: Unity Secondary: Melee Ancillary: Ranged/Mez Inherent: Stalwart: The effects of your heals, as well as resistance and defense buffs affect you and your allies more depending on what other archetypes are present. While there are more Brutes, Tankers, Scrappers, Stalkers or Sentinels nearby, your outgoing buffs receive a large boost to strength. When there are more Blasters, Masterminds, Controllers, Dominators, Defenders or Corruptors nearby, your personal buffs receive a large boost to strength. While there are more Peacebringers, Warshades, Soldiers and Widows nearby, both your outgoing and personal buffs receive a small boost to strength. Overseer: Primary: Henchmen (Melee Conversion) Secondary: Unity Ancillary: Ranged/Mez Inherent: Command: Your outgoing buffs to pets are more powerful if there are less teammates nearby. With more teammates nearby, your pets will instead deal more damage. Champion: Primary: Assault Secondary: Unity Ancillary: Ranged/Debuff Inherent: Adaptiveness: Your melee powers have reduced endurance cost when there are more Brutes, Tankers, Scrappers, Stalkers or Sentinels nearby. Your ranged powers have reduced endurance cost when there are more Blasters, Masterminds, Controllers, Dominators, Defenders or Corruptors nearby. When there are more Blasters, Masterminds, Controllers, Dominators, Defenders or Corruptors nearby, all your powers have a slight reduced endurance cost.
  10. Hey all! Just making a post about a potential sniper themed archetype; DEADEYE Probably not the first time a sniper based archetype has been suggested!... but I figured I'd dig up some old notes and see if I could maybe figure a way of making one that gives it a little bit of a unique feel that sets it apart from Blasters, Corruptors and Sentinels? First off, I'm sure there's plenty of concepts out there for building 'the perfect sniper' character in many ways, and I'm sure they work quite well! However, I'd like to see the concept explored a little more and refined into its own archetype. This is no way should invalidate the sniper builds out there, but instead it focuses on creating different mechanics and functionality to put a new spin on it. So, why would a sniper-focused archetype make a good addition to the lineup of playstyles we have already? At present, our only option for a decent stealth-assassin style character is Stalker, which is melee focused. So what if we were to make a ranged stealth archetype too? In order to make this work, it would have to play a little different to the ranged archetypes above. So, here is a little plan of attack I had to balance out the concept, weighing its strengths and weaknesses. STRENGTHS High damage output Longer range than Blasters/Corruptors Critical damage when hidden, or against Held/Sleeping/Immobilized targets. Highly mobile and positional. WEAKNESSES Single target focus Poor close range skills. Low health Less personal protection So with this laid out, we need to figure out how to set it apart from the competition in terms of powers. Originally I was planning this to be very similar to Blaster, using Blast/Manipulation, and substituting a power from Manipulation for 'Hide'. However, many of the Manipulation powers rely on close range, which would defeat the purpose of a class like this. Going Blast/Support like Corruptor was also an idea, once again putting 'Hide' into the secondary again, but the focus on aiding teammates was again a little counterproductive. And lastly Blast/Armor like Sentinel was considered, but I think it may prove overpowered as you would have much greater range and thus less strain on your armor abilities. So, I decided to take bits and pieces from all of the above and amalgamate them into a new powerset style; Trickery. Trickery focuses primarily on being a Mez/DeBuff combo, with a few self buffs thown in. The two key themes in play in this secondary is mobility and visibility. This paired with slightly changed blast powersets aims to keep the Deadeye out of danger's reach and rewards proper positioning, relying on improving your own mobility and visibility while reducing that of your foes. This is the 'winning formula' I came up with, allowing for deviations of course; STRUCTURE INHERENT: NEUTRALIZATION If a Deadeye is hidden, or his target is held, immobilize or slept, his next attack is a guaranteed critical. If the Deadeye uses a sniper attack while hidden, there is a chance that he will still remain hidden if the attack hits. If the sniper attack misses, he will always remain hidden. In addition, when the Deadeye is not attacking, his accuracy increases by 1% per second, up to a total of 10%. This effect occurs even when in combat. BLAST (DEADEYE) Light Ranged Attack - Having a light ranged attack is good for sustaining damage over time Standard Ranged Attack - A normal ranged attack should follow second, giving a choice for higher damage over longer intervals. Ranged Cone or Chain Attack - A cone/Chain attack would be third, but unlike normal cone attacks, the spread has been reduced. Sniper Attack - The signature Deadeye attack, the sniper attack is available much earlier, around the same level as Assassin's Strike. Deadeye's Aim - A slightly better version of Aim, which also increases the range of all attacks. Disengage - This is a ranged AoE Placate effect, causing a small mob of foes to lose track of you allowing you to continue making stealth attacks, disengage also increases hte chance of your next sniper attack keeping you hidden. Heavy Ranged Attack - A higher damage ranged attack, helping build upon the damage output you already have. Ranged Light Mez - Since many ranged attack sets have a mez attack mixed it, I figured it would be suitable to keep it, ensuring you have a little more survivability and opportunity. Narrow Cone Sniper Attack - A new kind of attack, replacing the 'nuke' of blast sets. This power is a narrow cone sniper attack that delivers great damage to several foes in a direct line. TRICKERY (V2): Hide - Much like Stalker, Hide is crucial to this archetype as a means of setting up stealth criticals with your two sniper attacks. Immobilize or Sleep - Much like Manipulation sets, an immobilise or sleep power helps keep a foe immobile and vulnerable to attack, or helps you retreat. Debuff - Keeping your foes debuffed is crucial to your own survival, ensuring you aren't as vulnerable to their ire. Self Buff - This power should likely be a self buff that improves your own abilities, likely a mix of (light) positional defense and mez protection. Debuff - A means of keeping aggro off you is pretty handy, so a power that debuffs or deals light mez works here. Hold - A single target hold power is perfect for keeping a foe helpless against your attacks, allowing for additional critical attacks Self Buff - The inclusion of additional positional defense and mez protection helps round off the class' self buffs. Debuff - depending on what powers are already in play, this power would likely serve as a heavy debuff AoE Hold - an AoE hold should be present in the powerset in order to give yourself critical opportunities or a chance to retreat. ANCILLARY POWERS (V2): AoE Melee - A AoE melee attack to ensure that when things start to look bad you have a means of fending off foes. Build Up/Power Boost - Since the powersets lack much damage/mez boosting potential, I figured it would go nicely here. Defense or Resistance Buff - A simple defense or resistance power to give you a little more survivability. Special Buff - A power that perhaps increases Health, Endurance, or a little more protection would work well. Pet - Having a pet is pretty standard of Patron Pool Powers, but I think including them as a first in Ancillary Power Pools will be quite handy for drawing aggro and dealing damage not tied to crits/AoE. So! Here's a little look into the powersets I had in mind for this Archetype. I didn't want to exclude any powersets that did not possess a sniper power in its original conception, since I feel people would want them to be available for use regardless. KEY: Existing Power - A power that is already implemented in the base game, and is being reused to suit the purposes of the Deadeye Archetype. Archetype Power - A power that is universal across the Deadeye Archetype, and is present regardless of powerset choice. New Power - A power that is created especially for each individual Deadeye powerset, so that it follows the intended structure of the Archetype. PRIMARY POWERSETS SECONDARY POWERSETS (V2) ANCILLARY POWERSETS (V2) ARCHETYPE ENHANCEMENTS What Archetype would be complete without Archetype Enhancements? Here's an idea I had for what could be done for it; ENHANCEMENTS Deadeye's Watch: Accuracy/Damage Deadeye's Watch: Damage/Recharge Deadeye's Watch: Accuracy/Damage/Recharge Deadeye's Watch: Accuracy/Damage/Control Duration Deadeye's Watch: Accuracy/Damage/Recharge/Control Duration Deadeye's Watch: Recharge/Chance to Hide (20% Proc) SET BONUSES Two enhancements improves the Accuracy of all powers by 7% Three enhancements increases the Range of all powers by 7.5% Four enhancements increases the Damage of all your powers by 3% Four enhancements increases Ranged Defense by 3.75% Five enhancements increases the duration of your Immobilize effects by 3.75% Five enhancements increases the duration of your Sleep effects by 3.75% Five enhancements increases the duration of your Fear effects by 3% Five enhancements increases the duration of your Confuse effects by 2.21% Five enhancements increases the duration of your Hold effects by 2.21% Five enhancements increases the duration of your Stun effects by 2.21% Six enhancements increases Energy and Negative Energy Defense by 1.575%
  11. This is for all of us who have always wanted to make a truly "magical" defender/corruptor/controller/mastermind, but don't want to be bound purely to the "dark arts" of Darkness. The concept is a unique one, but I think it's doable, given that Radiation and Sorcery sets both have powers that act this way already: The "effects" of your powers will differ based on the target. Foes are debuffed/weakened, allies are buffed/healed. This would offer great adaptability between solo and team play. All of the numbers are based off Corruptor/Controller levels. I tried to use powers that already exist in some similar form and existing animations. Mystic Empowerment: You are a master of mystic forces, and can use both new and ancient incantations to aid your allies, weaken your foes, and turn the tides of battle against your enemies. Tier 1: Mending Incantation targetted AoE Heal/Heal Over Time You speak a mending spell which instantly heals a targeted ally and places a healing aura around him, sending tics of healing over time to all allies around him for a short duration. 83.35 Heal (8.5%) on target, 5 tics of 30 HoT over 30 seconds on nearby allies. Recharge 20 seconds. (This could use a slightly altered temporal mending animation combined with the runes aura.) Tier 2: Unveil Anima: Toggle Targeted AoE Ally +Resistance. Foe -dmg, -speed, -acc. You expose the true spiritual essence of your target for all to see. If cast on an ally, the vision inspires them, giving them strong resistance to all types of damage, and grants a moderate resistance boost to allies nearby. If cast on a foe, they are left exposed, suffering reduced damage and recharge, and even weakening the damage of other nearby foes. Foe cast: -20% dmg, -30 rech Ally cast: + 20% res on target, +12% res on nearby allies. This could use a slightly altered Darkest Night animation, combined with the effect from Possess. When cast on a foe it would have a dark tint, when cast on an ally it would have a bright one. Tier 3: Ethereal Vortex: Targetted AoE Ally +dmg, +rch. Foe -res, +slow You open a portal to the spiritual plane directly beneath your target, creating a patch of spiritual energy around them. If your target is an ally, the energy within the portal will bestow a boost to damage and recharge rate of allies within. If your target is a foe, the flames of the nether world will lower their resistances to damage and slow their movement and attack speeds. You may only have one active vortex at a time. Foe Cast: -30% res, -30% speed Ally cast: +20% dmg, +20% rech 90 second Recharge, 30 second duration. This could use a slightly altered tar patch animation (given a "flaming" outline), combined with the "dome" effect from Time Manipulation's "distortion field or perhaps an altered version of gravity's phase location based AoE. Tier 4: Arcane Fires: Targetted AoE Absord/ Single target Fire DoT, -tohit You can can imbue your allies or curse a foe with arcane fires. They become surrounded by flaming swords. Allies will find these swords offer protection, absorbing incoming damage until they dissipate. Foes will find themselves under assault from the flames, suffering damage over time and a decreased chance tohit. Foe Cast: -20% tohit for 30 seconds, 30 tics of .33 fire damage over 30 seconds. Ally cast: +30% Absorb for 30 seconds. Recharge 45 seconds I'd LIKE this to use the flaming swords from the Apex TF, only smaller versions that simply hover around your target. Tier 5: Vexing Ward You can imbue an ally or foe with a vexing spell. This ward will protect an ally from status affects like fears,holds,confuses,sleeps, and disorients. When used on a single foe, this ward has a strong chance to Disorient them briefly. Foe cast: Mag 3 Disorient, 9.5 secs. Ally cast: Mag 10 status Res. 90 secs. 16 second Recharge This could just use a combination of the empower demons animation from demon summoning and the "enforce morale" animation from Pain Domination on the recipient (or a standard disorient animation on a foe). Tier 6: Judgement of the First Ones Team Resurrect, +dmg/ foe +Negative dmg, +fear. You call upon the judgement of the First Ones for all who have fallen in combat nearby. Fallen allies nearby will be granted a return to life for their heroic deeds and be empowered for battle, while fallen foes will unleash torment on their own kind. Foe Cast: +145 Negative Energy damage, 6 second mag 3 fear. Ally Cast: Team Rez, +30% dmg 60 seconds. 90 second Recharge This would use the Howling Twilight animation on allies, and the Fallout animation on a Foe. Tier 7: Counter Spells: PBAoE Toggle: Foe placate You are constantly casting counter spells to incoming attacks. These spells are simple magic and don't always work, but affected foes nearby will find themselves unable to attack you. 4 second mag 2 placate, 50% chance, 4 sec mag 1 placate, 80% chance, 15 foot radius. 20 second recharge. This would use a demon summoning rune animation at start, then he World of Pain dome animation from Pain Domination while active. Tier 8: Celestial Winds Ranged Facing Cone: +Regeneration/+Recovery You can summon the celestial winds, giving you and allies in front of you a boost to your Regeneration and recovery. Allie + 20% Regen, +20% Recover. Recharge 240 seconds, duration 120 seconds. Effects do not stack from the same caster. This would use the animation from Regrowth, adding in runes from the rune aura to make it appear mystical in nature. Tier 9: Summon Familiars Ally +absorb, +dmg, +Tohit You summon familiar spirits for you and your allies. A single spirit will follow each teammate, protecting them from pain while helping them make their attacks more damaging and likely to hit. These sprits can be attacked, and will eventually dissipate. summon pet :familiar. These would be "buffed up" versions of the wisp vet reward buffing pet, summoning one for each member of the team. They would have a moderate amount of their own HP, and would give themselves and their target periodic tics of 10% absorb every .5 seconds, 18% +dmg, and 12.5% +tohit. They would last for 90 seconds. Recharge 255 seconds. Duration: 90 seconds.
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