Glorious Darkness buffs on Champions Online PTS T_T

I haven’t talked about Champions Online for years, but this is a special occasion.

My first Freeform character on Champions was Darkness-themed, before I found out it was pretty awful for damage.

The latest patch on the PTS is finally fixing that after more than five years, so yay ūüėÄ

Champions Online – Archery DPS Research Notes

This is a challenge that has eluded me since I first went Gold: How to get top tier single target DPS with Archery.

Unfortunately, Archery is a set¬†filled with low DPS¬†powers. It’s really hard to find something that works. Cue testing with¬†enough explosions to make an FPS Millennium City episode.

DummyLooks like dummy had really bad day.

So far I’m at 3700 DPS, but here’s some quick notes on what I’ve found so far.

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Champions Online – Etincelle’s Laser Sword Pyre Build

I’m a big fan of the Phantasy Star series, and I always wanted to make a Wartecher kind of build in CO, i.e. a character that is survivable, hits hard in melee and has an assortment of pseudo-magical techniques to do stuff pseudo-magical techniques are supposed to do, like buff, debuff, heal, resurrect and hit things at range.


Overall, Etincelle does all the things I’d expect a Wartecher to do – sometimes a little too well because she pulls aggro a LOT! But is honestly one of my favorite Champions Online builds to play right now.
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Champions Online – 100% Dodge Lightning Reflexes on a Budget

This is a refined version of Kitty’s¬†original 100% Dodge Lightning Reflexes build. Backflipping with Evasive Maneuvers was killing DPS, so a more efficient route to 100% Dodge was in order. The answer was Crashing Wave Kick¬†with the Subtlety of the Tides advantage.

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Champions Online – Superstat Testing

Here are the results of a week of spamming Sniper Rifle on the Private Test Server with various superstat setups, and over 50 combinations of Superstat, Form, Passive and Specializations:

co-superstat-testing-9-jul-14 (Updated)

The Primary gear I used was Justice Agility with Gambler/Impact, Justice Precision with 2x Gambler and Justice Speed with 2x Impact. Stat Mods and Secondaries are described in the spreadsheet. The objective was to see what could be done with various superstat combinations with Superstat Con and maintaining a base of ~8000HP. Don’t forget to look at the Options tab for tweakable settings and some explanations. Read more Champions Online – Superstat Testing

Champions Online – How to Get Awesome Cone Attacks


Champions Online is a 3D game that actually allows players to use the Z-axis Рsomething not many games do. That opens up some very interesting possibilities for 3D-shaped attacks. Read on for the math lesson.

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Champions Online – Resource Farming in Andrith Ruins

After the Mega-D nerf, this should be one of the next best methods to farm globals. Do Andrith Ruins on Elite difficulty and use a build with two Active Defenses – Unbreakable and Masterful Dodge in my case. Pop the Active Defenses to rush to Hyrg Coruscator quickly, then burn it down. As the video shows, Hyrg can be downed in 3min 30sec. That’s 18 G per run during Resource Hour with a 15% Smash buff. Accounting for loading times, 14-16 Hyrgs per Resource Hour should be reasonable, or approximately 250 G per hour without¬†item boosts. Read more Champions Online – Resource Farming in Andrith Ruins

Champions Online – The Real Foxbat Solution

Go to a huge circle on the map and look for 3 things out of dozens? I think I did a little too much of that in The Secret World :p

Anyway, here’s the location of the shops you need to find in The Real Foxbat

(Warning: Spoilers)

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Champions Online – Whiteout 4 Questionite Farming

Don’t feel like doing the three-Alert Daily or Rampage of the day for Questionite? There’s a few other ways to get Questionite boxes at a decent rate.

Whiteout 4 is one of them – just run through 1-3 so you can clear part 4 and port to Millennium City at the end to avoid progressing to the next part.

Not one of the fastest Questionite runs, but one of the more fun – short, sweet, lots of baddies and no need to mess around with opening 11 crates. Also, cutscenes with explosions and “IT’S A TRAP!”

Two boxes in ~5 minutes.

Did this run with Mecha-Arisa because bubbles are really useful to avoid interrupts when opening doors or using terminals. See Mecha-Arisa’s full build here.

To start the Whiteout chain, just talk to Defender in Millennium City.