July 31st Buff/ Debuff List

 

July 31, 2017.  In response to requests for more details about SoH game mechanics, we provide the following list of stats that player characters and enemies have, and which can be buffed of debuffed.  This list is current, and is also subject to change and alteration over time.  A few general points:

  1. All stats that can be buffed can also be debuffed in Ship of Heroes.
  2. We are planning to add some traditional control powers into the game, and are generally expecting to be able to accomplish this goal either at launch, or shortly thereafter.
  3. Nearly all powersets will have themes in terms of the buffs and debuffs applied to damage sets, and multiple buffs in buff powers. For example, a damage-dealer’s self-buff will most likely increase damage and accuracy, or damage and recharge time, or some similar combination.
  4. For those wondering about the exact numbers: we cannot really provide numbers for buffs and debuffs by power, by level, by class, with or without augmentations and globals, or temp powers, power-ups and team buffs, until just prior to launch. Why?  Because your feedback in Alpha and Beta stages will be critical to balancing, and not a formality.  Even at this early stage, we change the numbers all the time to see what looks and feels right.

DEBUFF LIST

  Enemy Stat Comment
1 Hit Points (health) This is Damage
2 Health Regeneration  
3 Total Health Temp reduction of hit points
4 Energy This is an Energy Drain
5 Energy Recovery  
6 Damage This is Damage Debuff
7 Aggro This is Placate
8 Accuracy Temporary reduction in Accuracy
9 Resistance Temporary reduction in Resistance
10 Defense Temporary reduction in Defense
11 Status Effect Resistance Temporary reduction in Status Effect Resistance
12 Running Speed Slows running speed
13 Flying Speed Slows or ends flying (could be falling)
14 Powers Use This is Silence. No powers work for a time.
15 Casting Speed Reduces rates of all power and increases casting time for attacks.

BUFF LIST

  Enemy Stat Comment
1 Hit Points (health) This is Healing
2 Health Regeneration  
3 Total Health Temp increase in maximum hit points
4 Energy This is an Energy Increase
5 Energy Recovery  
6 Damage This is Damage Buff
7 Aggro This is Threat being increased
8 Accuracy Temporary increase in Accuracy
9 Resistance Temporary increase in Resistance
10 Defense Temporary increase in Defense
11 Status Effect Resistance Temporary increase in Status Effect Resistance
12 Running Speed Temporary Increase in running speed
13 Flying Speed Temporary increases in flying speed
14 Powers Use Undoes silence. All powers work again.
15 Casting Speed Increases speed of powers and decreases casting time.