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… Read More »Glorious Darkness buffs on Champions Online PTS T_T
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.
Looks 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.
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.
Read More »Champions Online – Etincelle’s Laser Sword Pyre Build
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.
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:
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 is a 3D game that actually allows players to use the Z-axis – something not many games do. That opens up some very interesting possibilities for 3D-shaped attacks. Read on for the math lesson.
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
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
The vehicle patch finally hit! Here’s my initial impressions.
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… Read More »Champions Online – Whiteout 4 Questionite Farming