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May 26, 2008

2008.05.26 06:42:13:59 CityOfHeroes

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2008.05.26 06:42:12:76 CityOfHeroes

2008.05.26 06:42:12:76 CityOfHeroes
2008.05.26 06:42:12:76 CityOfHeroes

May 24, 2008

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May 14, 2007

Teleportation Pool

Recall Friend

Pranking my friend; TP him midair (Video: 1.7Mb)
Pranking my friend; TP him midair (Video: 1.7Mb)

A great and commonly used power that let's you teleport a team mate from 1000 yards away to a location next to you. Here are some sample uses:

  • Getting a team mate to a mission door fast. Very important early on when everyone's travel is slow.
  • For a team mate who shows up late to a mission, you can tp them to the rest of the team rather than wait for them to find you in the map.
  • Pulling a team mate who's in trouble from the battle field (out of range of further fire).
  • Pulling a dead team mate from out of range of enemies so they can be rezzed or use an Awaken.
  • Helping a team mate who's stuck somewhere. For example, I spent 25 minutes trying to get to the reactor in Terra Volta because I only had Super Speed and couldn't figure out how to get up the huge walls. If someone in my group had Recall Friend, we'd have been set.
  • For sneaking a mission. You run invisible to the target enemy of the mission (boss or whatever) and teleport the rest of the team to you. This is a great way to cut down the time of those task forces.

Recommended # of Slots and Enhancement Priority

City of Heroes: empty enhancement( Default Slot Only )
One is all that's required
40%
 
Recharge (40% Minimum)
Default: 6 sec
With max 100% enhancement: 3 sec
It can take a while to teleport the whole team one at a time, but with a single recharge, it's not that bad.
0%
 
Interrupt (0% Minimum)
Default: 4 Sec
With max 120% enhancement: 1.6 Sec
This only matters if you're trying to teleport while being attacked. It's not really necessary
0%
 
Endurance Reduction (0% Minimum)
Default: 15 end
With max 100% enhancement: 7.5 end
It's expensive, but I've never noticed it being a problem in practice
0%
 
Range (0% Minimum)
Default: 10000 Feet
With max 60% enhancement: 16000 Feet
The only time I've ever failed to recall someone due to range was in Independence Port so they had to travel closer to me first. For this very rare case, I don't see any point in adding range.

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My friend is in trouble, bring him to me.
My friend is in trouble, bring him to me.

And here's a bind to help with teleporting team mates. It not only lets them know a TP is coming, but if there's another member of your team helping with the teleports, it lets them know not to do the same one.

/bind f12 "team $target! I am opening a portal through the darkness!$$powexec_name recall friend"

Recently, I've been slotting Winter's Gift: -Knockback in recall friend. That gives me great knockback protection in a power so low level that it works no matter how far I'm exemped

Teleport Foe

A commonly disparaged power that's actually very useful (especially now with PvP). It used to be hated because it would immediately draw aggro from every enemy near the one you teleported, but the aggro range has been significantly reduced and there are ways to use it without worrying about the aggro:

  • If an enemy is running away, target them and use TP Foe to bring them back.

    This is very useful for hunting or for "Kill leader and crew" missions if one off the leader's crew tries to run. This is especially useful if the runner goes through another group of enemies or can fly when you can't.

  • If you are on a ledge, high building, or top of a ravine and your target is below you, you can pull them up one at a time and deal with them while the others fruitlessly try to get to you.

  • Attention Kheldans!. Another use is to open battles by targetting a problem enemy (such as a Void Seeker) and TP'ing them to you for immediate destruction. Even if you aggro any of the enemies near him, he'll be long dead before the rest get to you.

  • Use it as a pulling technique. Like any other attack, using TP Foe will usually get the attention of a few enemies near your target. Used properly, you can chop enemy groups into smaller and more managable chunks.

  • In pvp, you can teleport Villains to your location to be pummeled by you and your hero friends :).

  • You can TP an enemy into a different enemy group so that THEY destroy him (in certain maps or missions where there are enemies fighting each other.

  • If you're a controller or defender who's using a targeted area debuff that affects other enemies, it's no good if your target runs away because the debuff doesn't affect anyone anymore and they can aggro others. Usually, you'd just turn off your power, but now you can just bring them back. You can also move them around as needed.

Recommended # of Slots and Enhancement Priority

City of Heroes: empty enhancementCity of Heroes: empty enhancement( 2 Slots )
You need enough for accuracy, possibly more
80%
 
Accuracy (80% Minimum)
Default: 75%
With max 100% enhancement: 150%
Having this miss is very depressing. It's a situational power already, but if it misses, then it's basically useless.
15%
 
Range (15% Minimum)
Default: 200 Feet
With max 60% enhancement: 320 Feet
I leave this at your discretion, but being able to teleport from further away gives you more time to deal with whatever you bring before anything else arrives, and the technique of standing on a roof only works if you're in range.
0%
 
Recharge (0% Minimum)
Default: 20 sec
With max 100% enhancement: 10 sec
If you slot this properly with accuracy, you won't have time to use it again while you're destroying whatever you TP'ed so recharge really isn't necessary
0%
 
Interrupt (0% Minimum)
Default: 2 Sec
With max 120% enhancement: 0.8 Sec
I don't know anyone that uses this while running or fighting so I don't think you'll need to lower interrupt
0%
 
Endurance Reduction (0% Minimum)
Default: 15 end
With max 100% enhancement: 7.5 end
You'll only use this once every now and then. The end cost isn't really important.

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If you have enough other accuracy bonuses from other places, you MIGHT not have to use two slots for accuracy.

Teleport

The Warshade version of Teleport
The Warshade version of Teleport

Commmonly known as the fastest travel power in the game. Activate, choose a target location on the screen, click: arrive :). Here's the bind I use to make it faster so you don't have to move the mouse to your power bars and back to the screen between hops.

/bind shift "powexec_name Shadow Step"

This activates the teleport power and gives you a target on the screen so you can choose where to teleport. Note that if the target is red, you can't teleport there (though this is really stupid. You should be able to teleport to any location on the screen that the target touches). It's a series of click-tp, click-tp, click-tp, but it's definitely the fastest way to travel (other than advanced techniques

The moment you come out of the teleport, hit the shift key again to bring up your target. You'll have to figure out the timing because if you go too fast, the game gets confused and will spin you around teleporting you to the left or right randomly.

Recommended # of Slots and Enhancement Priority

City of Heroes: empty enhancementCity of Heroes: empty enhancementCity of Heroes: empty enhancement( 3 Slots )
Each teleportation IO set has 3 only. This is standard, though you CAN get away with 2
40%
 
Endurance Reduction (40% Minimum)
Default: 13 end
With max 100% enhancement: 6.5 end
As fast as you use this, you're going to drain endurance pretty quickly. Reducing endurance cost at least a little will allow you to make it across any zone without trouble (except maybe Independence Port).
40%
 
Range (40% Minimum)
Default: 300 Feet
With max 60% enhancement: 480 Feet
Not only does this make you travel faster, but by going further each hop, you'll have to use it less times which also saves endurance.

Help

The enhanceable properties of this power are listed in order of importance. Hover the mouse over each for detailed information and a description.

Note that it's extremely common to take Hover with Teleport since you only get a second or two to select your next Teleport point before dropping like a stone. Hover gives you more time.

Group Teleport

Same as Teleport, but takes all nearby teammates with you. I think this power is difficult to use effectively, but isn't given enough credit. For example, many Teleporters tell me how they can escape battle in an instant with Teleport. What if you could take your whole team with you when you all started to die? Not only would you save a few folks, but the dead bodies would come with you as well (assuming you were all close to each other at the time).

You could also ambush a group or monster by doing a team Teleport right on top of them. For enemy groups that usually do significant damage while you're trying to get close, this is a way to close the distance instantly. And of course this is a way to keep your Mastermind pets from getting killed during travel and having to resummon and equip them.

Anyway, it's a very rarely taken power, but can be useful with some imagination.

Recommended # of Slots and Enhancement Priority

City of Heroes: empty enhancementCity of Heroes: empty enhancementCity of Heroes: empty enhancement( 3 Slots )
Each teleportation IO set has 3 only. This is standard, though you CAN get away with 2
40%
 
Endurance Reduction (40% Minimum)
Default: 15 end
With max 100% enhancement: 7.5 end
It costs the same as Teleport and there's no pentalty for anyone else you teleport!
40%
 
Range (40% Minimum)
Default: 225 Feet
With max 60% enhancement: 360 Feet
Not only does this make you travel faster, but by going further each hop, you'll have to use it less times which also saves endurance.
0%
 
Recharge (0% Minimum)
Default: 20 sec
With max 100% enhancement: 10 sec
Mid's guide says it takes 1.5 seconds to recharge, but when I used it, it worked exactly the same as teleport. Eh. Go figure...

Help

The enhanceable properties of this power are listed in order of importance. Hover the mouse over each for detailed information and a description.

February 23, 2007

2007.02.23 07:22:33:81 CityOfHeroes

2007.02.23 07:22:33:81 CityOfHeroes
2007.02.23 07:22:33:81 CityOfHeroes

PvP

Player vs Player. Though the Arenas allow players to combat each other, the zones designated for PvP combat are far more popular. Some only allow Villain vs Hero combat, while others allow free-for-all battles.