Babbage

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Babbage, running loose in Boomtown

Overview

Babbage is a Giant Monster for the Clockwork.

Babbage can be found in the northern area of Boomtown and appears as an ambush during the Synapse Task Force.

According to the City of Heroes Giant Monster Guide, Babbage appears in Boomtown every 4 to 6 hours. This guide was written before Issue 8, which expressly increased the spawn rate. The current rate is unknown, but is definitely greater than the listed rate.

Babbage can be spawned in other zones from the ambush during the Synapse Task Force by using various powers such as the Ouroboros Portal or the Pocket D VIP Pass and then traveling to the zone where the players might want to spawn it. However, not all zones will allow Babbage to be spawned.

Description

For reasons unknown, The Clockwork King created this giant automaton and loosed it upon Boomtown. Babbage seems chiefly interested in collecting metal scrap for its King, though it also fervently defends its territory from any hero incursions.

Powers

ElectricalBolt BallLightning.png Ball Lightning (Ranged) Targeted Area of Effect (Energy), Foe -Endurance
Hurls a highly charged ball of lightning that explodes on contact. Ball Lightning deals good damage in an area and also drains some Endurance from each target it hits.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Lightning Bolt Ranged (Energy), Foe -Endurance
The Clockwork can send a large blast of electrical energy at a foe. Lightning bolt deals good damage and also drains some Endurance.

ElectricalBolt LightningStorm.png Lightning Field Toggle AoE(Energy), Foe -Endurance
You have been trapped by Babbage's Lightning Field. You are taking minor damage over time and being drained of endurance.

ElectricalBolt TelsaCage.png Tesla Cage Foe Sleep, -Endurance
You are trapped by a Tesla Cage. It does minor damage over time and drains your endurance.

FireTrap FireImps.png Summon Clockwork Summon Clockwork
Babbage can summon a minion to fight at his side.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, +Res(Lethal, Disorient)
Monster resistance.

Badge

Defeating Babbage awards the Clockstopper Badge.

File:Badge villain clockwork.png Clockstopper

You have defeated Babbage, one of the greatest works of the Clockwork King.

See Also

  • Babbage's Clockwork profile for a list of its powers
  • Babbage (Psychic)
  • Giant Monster Guide
  • Charles Babbage - an English mathematician, philosopher, and mechanical engineer who invented the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs.