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Champions Online: Guide to Unlocking the Celestial Power Set

Posted Fri, Oct 30, 2009 by mattlow

The Blood Moon event for Champions Online is here! Full of undead ghoulies and zombies, this holiday event finds the intrepid heroes of Millennium City fighting against the vile lich, Takofanes. Fortunately for our brave heroes, defiance against the vile fiend can result in some fine rewards. The foremost reward that can be won during the Blood Moon, running from October 27th to November 10th, is to unlock the newest power set available in Champions Online, namely the Celestial power set. Players can attain use of this healing and support power set a full two weeks early before it becomes available to the masses. Yes, you can radiate sparkly do-goodness a full two weeks before your friends. Imagine their jealousy as you prance around them, reveling in your new powers, as they curse their fate to be earthbound to your “celestial” state!

How do you achieve such greatness, you ask? Do not worry, gentle readers, your friends here at Ten Ton Hammer are here to guide you through the steps to unlock the newest power set. The simple answer to our central question is that, to unlock the celestial power set, you have to complete the Dawn of the Undead Heroes mission chain. In this mission chain, there are 13 poor heroes, victims of the Battle of Detroit, who have had their souls trapped by Takofanes. Now in their undead state, they are forced to serve their evil master. Your goal is to free their trapped souls. Once you have freed all 13 souls, you will have unlocked the celestial power set.

To begin, the 13 undead heroes can be found at the portals scattered throughout Millennium City. Each hero is found at a specific portal. To save you time flying all over the city in a vain attempt to find all the portals, we have a handy map located below showing all the locations.

  • Portal 1 – Crusher
  • Portal 2 – Eclipse
  • Portal 3 – Flechette 2
  • Portal 4 – Firefight
  • Portal 5 – Goblin
  • Portal 6 – Hercules
  • Portal 7 – Vigil
  • Portal 8 – Amazing Grace
  • Portal 9 – Nimbus
  • Portal 10 – Radion
  • Portal 11 – Shadowboxer
  • Portal 12 – Tiger
  • Portal 13 – Vanguard
Note: Portal # 1 on the map is the one with the circle around it.

Trapped Undead Hero
The mission at each portal is two-fold. First, you will have to defeat a zombie horde and the undead hero when they spawn. Each portal will spawn 30 minutes after the undead hero is defeated. (Kudos to Cryptic from changing this from 90 minutes!) When the portal timer reaches zero, the undead hero and the zombies will emerge. The hero will be encased in a mystical bubble, impervious to attack. Your job at this point is to destroy 50 of the zombie minions. Once 50 zombies have been vanquished, the undead hero will emerge from the bubble and attack. Here, you’ll fight to bring down the undead hero. They are extremely tough, so make sure that there are plenty of other heroes around! Don’t be crazy and go mano-a-mano with them. Keep an eye out for zombies while you’re fighting the hero as that zombies will continue to spawn. Once you’ve defeated the undead hero, you’ll gain a perk for that particular hero and get the mission to enter Takofanes’ crypt. Stand close to the hero’s body to make sure that you get the mission.

Undead Villain
Once you’ve acquired the mission to enter Takofanes’ crypt, you can enter at any time through the portal. You do not have to go right away; you can wait for a better day if you wish to. When you do decide to enter, make sure that you have friends with you. The recommended number is three. After you’ve entered the crypt, you must travel through it to get to the altar room where the hero’s spirit is trapped. You’ll be attacked by more zombies and other undead as you travel through the crypt. Once you reach the altar room, you’ll be treated to a cutscene showing the hero begging you to release their spirit. You’ll notice the large, winged creature at the base of the altar. This beast is a servant of Takofanes and is holding the hero’s spirit hostage. Once inside the room, you will fight a few zombies attending the beast. Fortunately, you can pull these zombies without pulling the winged creature. Once you’ve cleared the room of zombies, then it’s time to attack! Gang up on the evil creature and pummel it to pulp! He’s pretty tough, so definitely don’t attack him solo, unless you enjoy dying. When the creature is destroyed, the hero’s spirit is released. Go up to the altar and investigate it for a reward, which can include a costume unlock.

Once you have done this for all 13 heroes, you will be rewarded with the unlocking of the celestial power set. In addition, you can take home the wholesome satisfaction of freeing the anguished souls of 13 valiant heroes, and isn’t that what being a superhero all about?


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