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Dafydd Hywel

Question on Tidal Power.

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Today I went with Water Blast for the first time on an alt.

 

It's working ok so far, though obviously it's still very early days. But, (probably me being stupid) I can't seem to figure out how Tidal Power is used.

 

I know certain powers allow you to build up charges of Tidal Power but, I can't seem to find where this  is shown on screen or, how to actually expend them once I have some charges.

 

Can someone help 'clear the waters'😉 on this for me?

 

 

 

 

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Think of Tidal Power as building up a potential boost for your powers.  You don't need to have it to use your powers, but it makes some powers better.

 

Aqua Bolt, Hydro blast, Whirlpool, and Steam Spray always give you a tick.  Dehydrate and Water Jet give you one if your less than 3 or use it all if your at 3.  Water Burst and Geyser use all your tidal power.

 

If you have three tidal power, some powers (the ones that can take all tidal power) give additional effects.  Like Dehydrate heals more if it hits, Water Jet immediately recharges, Water Burst will 100% of the time knock targets into the air, Geyser does more damage for every point of tidal power you have, and 3 stacks gives you 100% to disorient targets.

 

When you have three stacks of Tidal Power, the powers that benefit from it get a gold ring around them.

 

Make sense?

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Charges are in top left. 

When a power turns orange, it means you're powered up. Most powers will build if youre beneath orange or consume if youre at 3.

 

Aqua bolt builds

Hydrobolt builds

Dehydrate will build if less than 2, consume to heal 50% more if at 3

Water jet will build if less than 2, consume at 3 to instantly cooldown

Water Burst will always consume, dealing additional damage per stack + higher chance to knock

Steam Spray always grants 1

Whirlpool always grants 1

Geyser always consumes, increasing the damage and chance to stun -- at 3, it will always stun (within its magnitude)

Tidal Focus (AIM), will instantly grant 3

 

Generally  Water Jet is your best "@3" power to use... but obv different situations might make the AoE a better choice. Unlike a lot of other combos in the game, its pretty beneficial to use the right power when its orange (again, usually water jet).

 

 

 

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So, if you have any charges, a power that can use them will show a ring and, simply activating the power will add in the charges?

 

This now seems straightforward.

 

Many thanks folks.😁

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