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Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

A Moonbeam in GTA III (Rear quarter view).

The Moonbeam is a large four-door minivan featured in:

Contents

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

Design

Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Moonbeam is straightforwardly modeled after a 1985—1994 Chevrolet Astro, but it has tall taillights. Minor cosmetic changes have been made throughout its appearances, but the van has generally retained its bulky 1980s design, making it unattractive in all its appearances. Whilst the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the Moonbeam is based on that of GTA III, the GTA Vice City Stories rendition adopts the design of the GTA Liberty City Stories or GTA III rendition, instead of the usual GTA Vice City rendition.

During development of GTA III, the van was originally known as the "Aster", a clear reference to the Chevrolet Astro name. The van is depicted in the Capital Autos website.

Performance

Moonbeams between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories all possess similar handling properties. Performance is poor, due to the underpowered engines, front wheel drive layouts (with the exception of GTA San Andreas, which is rear wheel drive), heavy bodies, soft suspension, and high center of gravity (leading to a tendency to flip on rough terrains); as a result, the Moonbeam is generally unsuitable for high-speed driving and has little practical use aside its fundamental function as a mode of transport. The Moonbeam only holds a maximum of four occupants.

GTA IV

Design

In GTA IV, the Moonbeam (now with a Declasse manufacturer badge) is still based on a 1985—1994 Chevrolet Astro but the front end has been greatly altered, incorporating more realistic detailing and design cues, as well as supporting one-tone or two-tone body colors.

The Moonbeam can be found in several different configurations, with optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder, elevated aero roof (featuring a "Super Streamline" badge), roof-mounted luggage bars, a custom billet grille that covers the headlamps, and either one of two types of side scuffs. It also can be found with blanked out rear side windows. A Super Streamline badge is featured on all Moonbeams on the driver’s door, regardless of whether it has a "Super Streamline" roof or not.

Performance

The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam is powered by a 3.5L engine, presumably a V6, and features a rear wheel drive layout, however its lack of power makes this characteristic negligible; the Moonbeam drives as slowly as its predecessors, and still suffers from understeer. Frustratingly, the Moonbeam fails to withstand a large amount of damage, as its large size would suggest.

Trivia

  • The Moonbeam in GTA Vice City, along with the game's Bobcat, is one of the earliest vehicles in the series to physically depict its name; sporting a "MOONBEAM" badge on its trunk lid.
  • Driving a Moonbeam into the TransFender in Las Venturas will cause the vehicle to spawn on top of the garage but underneath the roof, trapping the player and the vehicle. At this point the player can only escape by blowing themselves up, re-loading the game's save file, or re-loading the game itself.
  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Moonbeam fetching $2,200.
  • In GTA IV the Moonbeam is equipped with the "door ajar" bong when the driver's door is opened.
  • The Moonbeam plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

Locations

GTA III

GTA San Andreas

GTA IV


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City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010
(Redirected to Dark Blast article)

From City of Heroes Wiki

Overview

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Dark Blast summons the powers of the Netherworld to defeat your foes. The draining effects of most of these powers can reduce your targets' accuracy.

Dark Blast is one of the powersets. It is a Corruptor primary power set and a Defender secondary power set in City of Heroes.

Power Tables

The Dark Blast powerset is available as a primary set for Corruptors, or as a secondary set for Defenders. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level as Primary Level as Secondary Effect
Dark Blast 1 1 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
Gloom 1 2 Ranged, High Damage over Time(Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
Moonbeam 2 4 Sniper, Extreme Damage(Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
Dark Pit 6 10 Ranged, Area of Effect, Foe: Disorient
Tenebrous Tentacles 8 16 Ranged(Cone), Minor Damage over Time(Negative), Foe: Immobilize, -Accuracy
Night Fall 12 20 Ranged(Cone), Moderate Damage over Time(Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
Torrent 18 28 Ranged(Cone), Minor Damage (Negative), Foe: Knockback
Life Drain 26 35 Ranged, Minor Damage (Negative), Self: Heal, Foe: -Accuracy
Blackstar 32 38 Point Blank Area of Effect, Extreme Damage(Negative), Self: -Recovery, Foe: -Accuracy

Powers

The following are powers in the Dark Blast powerset.

Image:DarkCast_Blackstar.png Blackstar

You can unleash a devastating blast of negative energy around yourself, dealing massive damage and severely reducing affected foes' accuracy. This power leaves you drained of endurance and unable to recover endurance for a while.

Damage Extreme Damage (Negative)
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level 32 (Corruptor)
38 (Defender)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Foe: -Accuracy
Self: -Recovery
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance ToHit Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Set Categories PBAoE Damage
ToHit Debuff

Image:DarkCast_DarkBlast.png Dark Blast

A long range blast of dark energy. Deals moderate negative energy damage and reduces a target's accuracy.

Damage Moderate Damage (Negative)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level 1 (Corruptor)
2 (Defender)
Effects Ranged
Foe: -Accuracy
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance ToHit Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Set Categories Ranged Damage
ToHit Debuff

Image:DarkCast_DarkPit.png Dark Pit

Envelops a targeted foe and any nearby enemies in a pit of negative energy. The attack deals no damage, but disorients all affected foes for a good while.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 6 (Corruptor)
10 (Defender)
Effects Ranged
Area of Effect
Foe: Disorient
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Disorient Duration
Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories Stuns

Image:DarkCast_SoulDrain.png Gloom

Gloom slowly drains a target of life, while reducing his accuracy. Slower than dark blast, but deals more damage over time.

Damage High Damage over Time (Negative)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level 1 (Corruptor)
1 (Defender)
Effects Ranged
Foe: -Accuracy
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance ToHit Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Set Categories Ranged Damage
ToHit Debuff

Image:DarkCast_LifeDrain.png Life Drain

You can tap the power of the netherworld to steal some life from a target foe and reduce his accuracy. Some of that stolen life is transferred to you in the form of hit points.

Damage Moderate Damage (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 26 (Corruptor)
35 (Defender)
Effects Ranged
Foe: -Accuracy
Self Heal
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Heal
Enhance ToHit Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Set Categories Ranged Damage
Healing
ToHit Debuff

Image:DarkCast_Moonbeam.png Moonbeam

An extremely long range and accurate beam of negative energy that deals tremendous damage and reduces the target's accuracy. This is a sniper attack, and like most sniper attacks, is best fired from a distance as it can be interrupted.

Damage Extreme Damage (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 2 (Corruptor)
4 (Defender)
Effects Ranged Sniper Attack
Foe: -Accuracy
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance ToHit Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Reduce Interrupt Time
Set Categories Ranged Damage
Sniper Attacks
ToHit Debuff

Image:DarkCast_NightFall.png Night Fall

Unleashes a cone shaped burst of particles from the netherworld. All targets within the modest range of this power take negative energy damage and have reduced accuracy.

Damage Moderate damage over time (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 12 (Corruptor)
20 (Defender)
Effects Ranged (Cone)
Foe: -Accuracy
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance ToHit Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Set Categories Targeted AoE Damage
ToHit Debuff

Image:DarkCast_TenebrousTentacles.png Tenebrous Tentacles

You can create a cone shaped rift to the netherworld that allows its native creatures to slip their oily tentacles into our reality. These creatures will snare all foes within range, immobilizing them while the tentacles drain their life and reduce their accuracy.

Damage Moderate damage over time (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 8 (Corruptor)
16 (Defender)
Effects Ranged (Cone)
Foe: -Accuracy
Foe: Immobilize
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Immobilization Duration
Enhance ToHit Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Set Categories Targeted AoE Damage
Immobilize
ToHit Debuff

Image:DarkCast_Torrent.png Torrent

You summon a wave of mire that sweeps away foes within its arc. The attack deals minimal negative energy damage, but sends foes flying and reduces their accuracy.

Damage Minor Damage (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level 18 (Corruptor)
28 (Defender)
Effects Ranged (Cone)
Foe: Knockback
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Knockback Distance
Enhance ToHit Debuff
Enhance Accuracy
Enhance Damage
Set Categories Targeted AoE Damage
ToHit Debuff

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