Keep your watch, TV, and electronic devices away from this week's blog, as X-Factor's magnetic Controller is stopping by for a preview. Also worthy of attracting your attention are Blitzes starring two hard-hitting ladies of S.T.R.I.K.E. and events going down in the big city. Now, pull up a chair (preferably non-metallic) and let's dive in.
Repel enemies and attract victory with Polaris! Lorna Dane, a.k.a. "Polaris," grew up unaware that she was adopted and that her true father was the infamous leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Magneto. Much like Magneto, Lorna possesses the Mutant gene, which grants her the ability to control magnetism. She uses this power to fly, create force-fields, and manipulate anything made of magnetic materials.
As a member of X-Factor, Polaris is a Controller with high Health, Resist, and Damage. She specializes in hindering enemy teams that rely on Regeneration for sustain by using her Ultimate ability to flip Regeneration to Bleed. Polaris also helps shield herself and allies from damage with Barrier, an ability that gets a boost on Alliance War Offense. You won't want to send your X-Factor team into battle without her, as she also provides increases to X-Factor Health and Focus.
Recruit the Mistress of Magnetism:
Traits: Hero, Global, Mutant, Controller, X-Factor
Basic - Sanguine Iron
Attack primary target for 230% damage and adjacent targets for 200% damage.
Apply Bleed to primary and adjacent targets.
Barrier the most injured non-summoned ally for 10% of this character's Max Health.
Special - Electrostatic Field
Energy Cost: 4/4
Barrier self for 20% of this character's Max Health.
Attack primary and adjacent targets for 190% damage.
If any target has Bleed, they take 250% Piercing instead.
This attack will always Crit the primary target.
This attack cannot be Blocked.
Ultimate - Reverse Polarity
Energy Cost: 7/7
Pull all enemies up to 2 spaces toward the primary target, then attack primary and targets within 2 spaces for 300% damage.
Apply Disrupted for 2 turns.
Flip all Regeneration to Bleed.
If Multiple Man is an ally, gain +100,000 Extra Focus to flip Regeneration to Bleed.
This attack is Unavoidable and cannot be Counterattacked.
Passive - Mistress of Magnetism
On self or ally X-Factor Crit, remove all Deflect from the most injured non-summoned enemy.
When an enemy attacks this character or any ally with Barrier, apply Bleed to that enemy.
On War Offense:
Gain +15% Max Health.
Non-summoned X-Factor allies gain +15% Max Health.
Gain +10% Max Barrier.
Non-summoned X-Factor allies gain +10% Max Barrier.
Gain +70% Focus.
Non-summoned X-Factor allies gain +70% Focus.
Control the elements and surprise with this week's Blitzes. Crystal is up first in the Royal Princess Blitz, where you can rock enemies to put her character shards on ice. And after you've bolstered this Inhuman Blaster, Black Widow is up next in the Widow's Bite Blitz. Both Blitzes also reward Cosmic Essence for the Stellar Celebration Event, so don't miss this chance to sneak away with extra rewards along with character shards.
Bonus & Flash Events
Take a trip into the big city for events to feed your roster. Give Night Nurse a booster shot in her Women's History Month event, Double Shift, where you can earn 2x character shard rewards in Heroes 5-9 and Villains 3-9.
And then boogie in the Block Party event where you can earn tons of ability materials by sending your City Heroes into battle. Start prepping for this shindig with the Neighborhood Watch Event, which rewards double shards for City Heroes in Campaign nodes. Filter your roster using the traits, City and Hero to find all eligible characters and their corresponding nodes.
Until next time…
Good luck, Commanders!