July 31st Buff/ Debuff List
A few general points:
- All stats that can be buffed can also be debuffed in Ship of Heroes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|1||Hit Points (health)||This is Damage|
|3||Total Health||Temp reduction of hit points|
|4||Energy||This is an Energy Drain|
|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.|
|1||Hit Points (health)||This is Healing|
|3||Total Health||Temp increase in maximum hit points|
|4||Energy||This is an Energy Increase|
|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.|
In general, anything that can be buffed can be debuffed and vice versa.
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