Champions Online: New Tier 4 Powers Overview

Champions Online has always had a wide variety of powers for players to choose for their mighty superheroes. Finally, that vast number of powers has been ad

Champions
Online
has always had a wide
variety of powers for players to choose for their mighty superheroes.
Finally, that vast number of powers has been added to. In the newest
expansion for style="font-style: italic;">CO,
Revelation, six new powers become available for the mighty defenders of
justice in the action-packed style="font-style: italic;">Champions
Universe.



In Revelation, players travel to the newest zone in the game, Vibora
Bay. This seaside city, located in the Florida panhandle, is a mystical
based zone with lots of southern gothic charm. It is Vibora Bay that is
the means to acquiring these new powers.



To begin, the new powers are considered Tier 4 powers. This means that
to get the new power, you have to have 10 powers already from the power
grouping that the power is based in. An example is Energy Storm which
is based on the Energy Projector power sets, which are: Electricity,
Fire, Force, and Ice power sets. You must have at least 10 powers from
those power sets to get Energy Storm. In addition to needing 10 powers,
you also need to have finished the Vibora Bay Apocalypse mission chain.
This mission chain is the Crisis introduction to the zone. To recap: to
gain access to the new Tier 4 powers, you need to finish the Vibora Bay
Apocalypse mission chain and have 10 powers from the power grouping
associated with the Tier 4 power itself.



We will now examine the new Tier 4 powers one by one. We’ll
list the associated power sets for each power, the type of power, the
effects, and any advantages that you can purchase for the power.
Sharp-eyed players will note that all of the new powers are attack
powers. These new powers are all about laying the smackdown on your
foes!



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style="font-weight: bold;">Energy Storm

Power Grouping: Energy Projector Power Sets

Power Sets: Electricity, Fire, Force, Ice

Type: Ranged Attack

Description: Absorbs power from your enemies and sends it back at them
with cataclysmic fury.



Consume
Energy


Method: Maintain

  • All enemies in a forward arc
    are slowed.
  • For each enemy slowed, you
    will gain a stack of the Infused Energy buff, which increases all
    damage you deal for a short duration.
  • While you are affected by
    Infused Energy, this power becomes Unleashed Tempest.
  • If an affected enemy is
    under the effect of Clinging Flames, Negative Ions, or Chill, that
    effect will be consumed, and grant you an appropriate type of Energy
    Charge. 
  • If an affected enemy is
    protected by a force field type effect, such as Containment Field, that
    effect will be significantly degraded, and you will be granted a Force
    Energy Charge.
  • This power has a 30 second
    cooldown that begins when the Infused Energy buffs expire.

Unleashed
Tempest


Method: Click

  • Extremely powerful single
    target Particle Damage attack.
  • If enhanced by Energy Charge
    - Fire, this attack will detonate in an area of effect on contact with
    the target.
  • If enhanced by Energy Charge
    - Ice, this attack gains a significant bonus to critical severity.
  • If enhanced by Energy Charge
    - Electricity, this attack will chain to a second target.
  • If enhanced by Energy Charge
    - Force, this attack will significantly reduce the target's damage for
    a short duration.
  • In addition, each type of
    Energy Charge increases the damage done by your Unleashed Tempest, and
    reduces its energy cost.
  • Activating Unleashed Tempest
    consumes all instances of the Infused Energy buff and triggers the
    cooldown on Consume Energy.

Advantages:

  • Weather the Storm -
    Secondary energy effects, such as Clinging Flames, have a chance to not
    be consumed when you use Energy Storm.




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style="font-weight: bold;">Implosion Engine

Power Grouping: Gadgeteer Power Sets

Power Sets: Archery, Gadgeteering, Munitions, Power Armor

Type: Ranged Area Attack   

Description: You throw an Implosion Engine, a device that generates a
massive gravitational vortex in a very small area, sucking in nearby
matter, and dealing significant dimensional damage. The Engine can be
targeted and destroyed, but since you're a genius, you thought of that,
so, obviously, you gave it a force field.

Method: Click

  • Create and throw an
    Implosion Engine at your target, dealing Dimensional Damage and pulling
    enemies in.
  • The Engine can be targeted
    and damaged, but is protected by a forcefield.
  • Increasing the rank of this
    power increases both the damage it deals and the strength of its
    forcefield.
  • The damage caused by this
    device generates an extremely high amount of aggro, drawing the fire of
    affected enemies. Only a small portion of this aggro transfers back to
    you when the Engine dies or expires.

Advantages:

  • Inverse Polarization Field
    –After six seconds, the polarity of the gravitational field
    created by your implosion engine will reverse, sending all affected
    enemies flying.




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style="font-weight: bold;"> Fury of the
Dragon


Power Grouping: Martial Arts Power Sets

Power Sets: Dual Blade, Single Blade, Martial Arts, Fighting Claws

Type: Close Area Attack

Description: Fury of the Dragon causes a chaotic attack of claws and
fire, dealing damage to nearby foes.

Method: Click

  • Deals slashing and fire
    damage to nearby targets.
  • If you are affected by
    Heightened Focus, this attack also snares your foes.
  • Each stack of Heightened
    Focus increases the damage of this attack by 20%, above and beyond the
    normal bonus damage they grant.
  • When this power ends, it
    consumes all instances of Heightened Focus.

Advantages:

  • Real Ultimate Power - The
    purpose of this advantage is to flip out and make people to bleed. Your
    Fury of the Dragon has multiple chances to cause a bleed effect on the
    target.




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style="font-weight: bold;">Mind Link

Power Grouping: Mentalist Power Sets

Power Sets: Telekinesis, Telepathy

Type: Close Area Attack

Description: This telepathic link allows you to share your pain with
the enemies around you by forging a psychic bond that transfers some of
the damage you take back to them.

Method: Maintain

  • Any damage dealt to you
    while you maintain this power is immediately dealt back to all targets
    in range, up to a maximum of your Ego x 4.
  • Damage from this effect
    causes very little threat.
  • Increasing the rank of this
    power increases the damage returned.
  • At Rank 2, this power deals
    a maximum of Ego x 5 damage.
  • At Rank 3, this power deals
    a maximum of Ego x 6 damage.

Advantages:

  • Aggression Inhibitor - All
    damage you take while maintaining this power is reduced by 20%.




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style="font-weight: bold;">Unleashed Rage

Power Grouping: Brick Power Sets

Power Sets: Might

Type: Close Area Attack

Description: Unleashed Rage lets forth a deafening shout, terrifying
and damaging nearby foes.

Method: Click

  • Deals sonic damage to nearby
    targets.
  • Knocks down affected targets.
  • Fears affected targets,
    causing the enemy to cower in your presence and reducing the damage
    they deal.
  • Consumes all stacks of
    Enrage and deals additional damage for each stack it consumes.

Advantages:

  • Berserking - With this
    advantage, the Unleashed Rage power has a 20% chance to not consume
    your Enrage buffs when activated.


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style="font-weight: bold;">Planar Fracture

Power Grouping: Mystic Power Sets

Power Sets: Sorcery, Darkness, Supernatural, Celestial

Type: Ranged Area Attack

Description: Planar Fracture creates a tear in time and space, linking
this plane with another. Chaotic energy pours forth from the fracture,
causing random damage and status effects on your foes.

Method: Charge

  • Creates a Planar Fracture
    near your target.
  • Planar Fracture deals
    dimensional damage to targets close to it.
  • The chaotic energies flowing
    from the Planar Fracture create random status effects on nearby enemies.
  • Must be fully charged.

Advantages:

  • Double Vortex - Your Planar
    Fracture now causes 2 random debuffs on each target instead of 1.



As you can see, the Tier 4 powers dovetail nicely into the roles
associated with the various power sets, such as Fury of the Dragon
being a nice melee DPS power. In fact, most of the powers (Fury of the
Dragon, Energy Storm, Implosion Engine, and Mind Link) are good for
various DPS builds. Unleashed Rage is a nice tank power, dealing
damage, fear, and knockdown, while Planar Fracture is a good support
power in that while dealing damage to a target, it does debuff nearby
enemies. Great for messing up the well-laid plans of the bad guys.



There you have it, my friends; a
comprehensive list of the new Tier 4 powers to be found in Vibora Bay.
While not game breaking, these new powers will help enhance the
effectiveness of your heroes as they sally forth into a world in need
of justice. Now get out there and start doing some good!


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