Darkness Control

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Overview

ParagonMarket PowerSet DarknessControl.png
Darkness Control is a primary power set for Controllers and Dominators. This premium power set is available for 800 Paragon Points on the Paragon Market for Free and Premium Players, or free for VIP Players while subscribed.

"You can control darkness and shadow to disable your foes with negative energy. Enemies that are affected by many of your attacks will have their chance to hit reduced."

Power Table

The Darkness Control power set is available as a primary set for Controllers and Dominators. The following table shows the level at which each power is available:

Power Level Effect
DarknessControl ShadowyBinds.png Shadowy Binds 1 Ranged, Moderate DoT(Negative), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit, -Fly
DarknessControl DarkGrasp.png Dark Grasp 1 Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe Hold, -To Hit
DarknessControl LivingShadows.png Living Shadows 2 Ranged (Cone), Minor DoT(Negative), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit, -Fly
DarknessControl Possess.png Possess 6 Ranged, Target Confuse
DarknessControl FearsomeStare.png Fearsome Stare 8 Ranged (Cone), Foe Fear, -To Hit
DarknessControl HeartofDarkness.png Heart of Darkness 12 PBAoE, Foe Disorient, -To Hit, Minor DoT(Negative)
DarknessControl Haunt.png Haunt 18 Foe Targeted, Summon Shades
DarknessControl ShadowField.png Shadow Field 26 Target (Location AoE), Foe Hold, -To Hit
DarknessControl UmbraBeast.png Umbra Beast 32 Summon Umbra Beast

Powers

DarknessControl DarkGrasp.png Dark Grasp

You cause your target's shadow to wholly envelop them, leaving them held and rendered helpless while suffering from moderate negative energy damage. Even if the target is powerful enough to resist the power's hold effect they will have their chance to hit reduced.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon controller.png 1 (Controller)
V archetypeicon dominator.png 1 (Dominator)
Effects Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe Hold, -To Hit
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Hold Duration.png Enhance Hold Duration
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff
IO Hold Duration.png Holds
IO Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarknessControl FearsomeStare.png Fearsome Stare

Instills tremendous Fear within a cone area in front of you, causing all affected targets to tremble in Terror uncontrollably.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon controller.png 8 (Controller)
V archetypeicon dominator.png 8 (Dominator)
Effects Ranged (Cone), Foe Fear, -To Hit
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Fear Duration.png Enhance Fear Duration
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff
IO Fear Duration.png Fear
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarknessControl Haunt.png Haunt

You summon a pair of Shades from the Netherworld to harass your target foe. Shades deal moderate damage and they terrorize their victims.

EdLetter.png Editor's Note:

Shades take less damage from Negative Energy attacks, can jump quite high, and can travel quickly.

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon controller.png 18 (Controller)
V archetypeicon dominator.png 18 (Dominator)
Effects Foe Targeted, Summon Shades
Shade Powers DarknessControl PetResistance.png Resistance Res( S20 L20 N30 )
DarknessControl ShadeScare.png Scare (Ranged, Foe Fear)
PowerBlast NovaBlast.png Self-Destruct
DarknessControl ShadeShadowPunch.png Shadow Punch (Melee, Minor DMG(Smash/Negative), Foe -To Hit)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Fear Duration.png Enhance Fear Duration
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff (Controller only)
IO Fear Duration.png Fear
IO Pet Damage.png Pet Damage
IO Recharge Intensive Pets.png Recharge Intensive Pets
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff (Controller only)

DarknessControl HeartofDarkness.png Heart of Darkness

In a burst of negative energy you overwhelm the minds of those around you causing them to be disoriented and suffer minor negative energy damage over a short time. Affected targets will also have their chance to hit reduced.

Damage Minor (DoT)
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon controller.png 12 (Controller)
V archetypeicon dominator.png 12 (Dominator)
Effects PBAoE, Foe Disorient, -To Hit, Minor DoT(Negative)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff
IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Disorient Duration.png Stuns
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarknessControl LivingShadows.png Living Shadows

You extend and animate your own shadow causing it to entangle all foes within a long cone pattern in front of you, rendering all affected foes immobilized.

Damage Minor(DoT)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon controller.png 2 (Controller)
V archetypeicon dominator.png 2 (Dominator)
Effects Ranged (Cone), Minor DoT(Negative), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit, -Fly
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Immobilization Duration.png Enhance Immobilization Duration
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff
IO Immobilization Duration.png Immobilize
IO Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarknessControl Possess.png Possess

You cause your targeted foe to be possessed by a dark entity from the Netherworld causing them to be confused for a short period of time. While confused they will be unable to tell the difference between friend or foe and will attack nearby allies.

Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon controller.png 6 (Controller)
V archetypeicon dominator.png 6 (Dominator)
Effects Ranged, Target Confuse
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Confusion Duration.png Enhance Confusion Duration
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Confusion Duration.png Confuse

DarknessControl ShadowField.png Shadow Field

You blanket a targeted area in darkness. Any foe who enters this area will have their chance to hit reduced and has a chance to be held for a short period of time.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon controller.png 26 (Controller)
V archetypeicon dominator.png 26 (Dominator)
Effects Target (Location AoE), Foe Hold, -To Hit
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Hold Duration.png Enhance Hold Duration
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff
IO Hold Duration.png Holds
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarknessControl ShadowyBinds.png Shadowy Binds

You take control of your victim's shadow causing it to entangle and bind its owner thus leaving them immobilized and suffering from negative energy damage over time and reducing their chance to hit. Immobilized foes cannot move but can still attack.

Damage Moderate
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon controller.png 1 (Controller)
V archetypeicon dominator.png 1 (Dominator)
Effects Ranged, Moderate DoT(Negative), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit, -Fly
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Immobilization Duration.png Enhance Immobilization Duration
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff
IO Immobilization Duration.png Immobilize
IO Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarknessControl UmbraBeast.png Umbra Beast

You conjure up one of the most fearsome creatures of the Netherworld, the Umbra Beast. This creature will fight beside its summoner using its brutal claw, bite and darkness attacks.

EdLetter.png Editor's Note:

The Umbra Beast is highly resistant to Cold and Negative Energy, but is slightly resistant to all forms of damage.

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon controller.png 32 (Controller)
V archetypeicon dominator.png 32 (Dominator)
Effects Summon Umbra Beast
Umbra Beast Powers DarknessControl UmbraBeastClawRake.png Claw Rake (Melee, Minor DMG(Lethal/Negative), Foe Minor DoT(Lethal))
DarknessControl PetResistance.png Resistance (Auto, Res( S25 L25 F15 C35 E15 N50 P20 T50 ), Res(Sleep, Immobilize, Hold, Stun, Knockback, Knockup)
DarknessControl ShadowyBinds.png Shadowy Binds (Ranged, Moderate DoT(Negative), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit, -Fly)
DarknessControl FearsomeStare.png Terrifying Roar (Ranged Cone, Moderate DMG(Smashing/Negative Energy), Foe Terrorize, -To Hit)
DarknessControl UmbraBeastUmbraSwipe.png Umbra Swipe (Melee, Moderate DMG(Lethal/Negative), Foe Minor DoT(Lethal))
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Immobilization Duration.png Enhance Immobilization Duration
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff
IO Fear Duration.png Fear
IO Pet Damage.png Pet Damage
IO Recharge Intensive Pets.png Recharge Intensive Pets
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff

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