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You have the ability to control heat and thermal radiation. This allows you to protect allies from harm, heal them or increase their abilities. You can also weaken your enemies. Thermal Radiation is a secondary powerset for Controllers and Corruptors.

This powerset was added to the Controller options in Issue 12.

Power Tables

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Controller/Corrupter

The Thermal Radiation powerset is available as a secondary set for Controllers and Corruptors. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
Warmth 1 Point Blank Area of Effect, Team +Heal
Fire Shield 2 Ranged, Ally +Resistance(Fire, Lethal, Smash, Cold)
Cauterize 4 Ally Heal
Plasma Shield 10 Ranged, Ally +Resistance(Energy, Negative, Fire)
Power of the Phoenix 16 Ally Revive, Special
Thaw 20 Ally +Resistance(Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Immobilize, Fear, Confusion, Cold, Slow)
Forge 28 Ally +Damage, +Accuracy
Heat Exhaustion 35 Ranged Foe: -Damage, -Endurance, -Recovery, -Regeneration
Melt Armor 38 Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe: -Resistance, -Defense

Powers

The following are powers in the Thermal Radiation powerset.

Image:ThermalRadiation Cauterize.png Cauterize

Heals a single targeted ally by cauterizing their wounds. You cannot use this power to heal yourself.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level 4 (Controller)
4 (Corruptor)
Effects Ally Heal
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Heal

Image:ThermalRadiation FireShield.png Fire Shield

Casts a Fire Shield on one of your allies and grants him damage resistance to Lethal, Smashing and Fire damage. Fire Shield also provides minimal resistance to Cold damage. You cannot stack multiple Fire Shields on the same target, however the shield can be improved by another ally using the same power. Can also be used in conjunction with your Plasma Shield. You cannot use this power on yourself.

Recharge Very Fast
Minimum Level 2 (Controller)
2 (Corruptor)
Effects Ranged, Ally +Resistance(Fire, Lethal, Smash, Cold)
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Damage Resistance

Image:ThermalRadiation Forge.png Forge

Forge a single ally target into a killing machine. Forge immensely enhances a single ally's Damage and Accuracy.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level 28 (Controller)
28 (Corruptor)
Effects Ally +Damage, +Accuracy
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance ToHit Buff

Image:ThermalRadiation HeatExhaustion.png Heat Exhaustion

Overwhelm a single foe with waves of exhausting heat. The initial effect will drain the target of some Endurance, but the heat is so overwhelming that the affected target will be weakened. His Damage output, Endurance Recovery and Hit Point Regeneration will all be reduced.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level 35 (Controller)
35 (Corruptor)
Effects Ranged Foe: -Damage, -Endurance, -Recovery, -Regeneration
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Accuracy

Image:ThermalRadiation MeltArmor.png Melt Armor

The searing Heat from this power is enough to Melt the Armor and defenses of all targets in the affected area. Melt Armor significantly weakens the Defense and Damage Resistance of the affected targets.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level 38 (Controller)
38 (Corruptor)
Effects Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect)
Foe: -Resistance, -Defense
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Defense Debuff
Enhance Accuracy

Image:ThermalRadiation PlasmaShield.png Plasma Shield

Envelope an ally in pure plasma. The Plasma Shield gives your ally resistance to Energy, Negative Energy, and Fire damage. You cannot stack multiple Plasma Shields on the same target, however the shield can be improved by another ally using the same power. Can also be used in conjunction with your Fire Shield. You cannot use this power on yourself.

Recharge Very Fast
Minimum Level 10 (Controller)
10 (Corruptor)
Effects Ranged, Ally +Resistance(Energy, Negative, Fire)
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Damage Resistance

Image:ThermalRadiation Phoenix.png Power of the Phoenix

Revives a fallen ally. The fiery resurrection blasts nearby foes with an explosion and knocks them down and Disorients them. Your ally will revive with most of his Hit Points and Endurance. He will also be invulnerable for a brief time, as well as protected from XPDebt for 90 seconds.

Damage -
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level 16 (Controller)
16 (Corruptor)
Effects Ally Revive, Special
Foe: Knockdown, Disorient
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Endurance Modification
Enhance Disorient Duration
Enhance Heal
Enhance Damage

Image:ThermalRadiation Thaw.png Thaw

Warms an ally and frees him from any Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Slow, Fear, Confusion, and Immobilize effects and leaves them resistant to such effects for a good while. Thaw also grants the target some resistance to Cold damage. Some of the effects of this power will improve with Multiple applications and as you advance in level.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level 20 (Controller)
20 (Corruptor)
Effects Ally +Resistance(Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Immobilize, Cold, Slow)
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Range
Enhance Damage Resistance

Image:ThermalRadiation Warmth.png Warmth

You can use your Warmth to heal some of your wounds, and the wounds of your group. This power has a small radius, so your allies need to be near you if they wish to be affected.

Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level 1 (Controller)
1 (Corruptor)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect, Team +Heal
Enhancements Reduce Endurance Cost
Increase Attack Rate
Enhance Heal

External Links

  • Thermal Radiation for Corruptors at RedTomax.com

This article uses material from the "Thermal Radiation" article on the City of Heroes wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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