Dark Armor

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Overview

Dark Armor is a standard power set that is a primary set for Tankers and a secondary set for Brutes, Scrappers, and Stalkers.

"Dark Armor allows you to tap into the powers of the Netherworld for protection. Many Dark Armor powers drain your foes to strengthen you. Dark Armor offers very good resistance to Negative Energy damage, and is one of the only defensive sets that offer some resistance to Psionic damage. However, its resistance to Energy is weak and it offers no protection to Knockback."

Power Tables

Brute/Scrapper/Tanker

The Dark Armor power set is available as a primary set for Tankers and as a secondary set for Scrappers and Brutes. The following table shows the levels at which each power is available:

Power Level as Primary Level as Secondary Effect
DarkArmor DarkEmbrace.png Dark Embrace 1 1 Toggle: Self +Res(Smash, Lethal, Negative, Toxic)
DarkArmor TouchOfDeath.png Death Shroud 1 2 Toggle: PBAoE, Minor DoT(Negative)
DarkArmor DefractingCloud.png Murky Cloud 2 4 Toggle: Self +Res(Fire, Cold, Energy, Negative, End Drain)
DarkArmor ObsidianShield.png Obsidian Shield 6 10 Toggle: Self +Res(Psionic, Sleep, Hold, Disorient, Fear)
DarkArmor DarkRegeneration.png Dark Regeneration 8 16 PBAoE, Minor DMG(Negative), Self Heal
DarkArmor CloakOfDarkness.png Cloak of Darkness 12 20 Toggle: Self Stealth, +DEF(All), +Res(Immobilize), +Perception
DarkArmor FearfulAura.png Cloak of Fear 18 28 Toggle: PBAoE, Foe Fear, -To Hit
DarkArmor OppressiveGloom.png Oppressive Gloom 26 35 Toggle: PBAoE, Foe Disorient, Self -Max Health
DarkArmor SoulTransfer.png Soul Transfer 32 38 PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe Disorient, Self Rez

Stalker

The Dark Armor power set is available as a secondary set for Stalkers. The following table shows the level at which each power is available:

Power Level Effect
DarkArmor Stealth.png Hide 1 Toggle: Self Stealth, +DEF(Melee, Ranged, AoE)
DarkArmor DarkEmbrace.png Dark Embrace 2 Toggle: Self +Res(Smash, Lethal, Negative, Toxic)
DarkArmor DefractingCloud.png Murky Cloud 4 Toggle: Self +Res(Fire, Cold, Energy, Negative, End Drain)
DarkArmor SelfBuffDefense.png Shadow Dweller 10 Auto: Self +DEF(All), +Res(Immobilize), +Perception
DarkArmor ObsidianShield.png Obsidian Shield 16 Toggle: Self +Res(Psionic, Sleep, Hold, Disorient, Fear)
DarkArmor DarkRegeneration.png Dark Regeneration 20 PBAoE, Minor DMG(Negative), Self Heal
DarkArmor FearfulAura.png Cloak of Fear 28 Toggle: PBAoE, Foe Fear, -To Hit
DarkArmor OppressiveGloom.png Oppressive Gloom 35 Toggle: PBAoE, Foe Disorient, Self -Max Health
DarkArmor SoulTransfer.png Soul Transfer 38 PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe Disorient, Self Rez

Powers

DarkArmor CloakOfDarkness.png Cloak of Darkness

A shroud of Netherworld darkness envelops you, making you difficult to spot at a distance. You can be seen only at close range, or if you attack a target. Even if seen, the Cloak of Darkness grants you a bonus to Defense to all attacks and some protection from Immobilization. This Netherworld Cloak also allows you to see things in a new light, allowing you to better see Stealthy foes. Unlike some Stealth powers, Cloak of Darkness has no movement penalty. Cloak of Darkness will not work with any other form of concealment power such as Shadow Fall or Steamy Mist.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 20 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 20 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 12 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle: Self Stealth, +Defense(All), +Resistance(Immobilize), +Perception
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense

DarkArmor FearfulAura.png Cloak of Fear

You can wrap yourself in a nightmarish Cloak of Fear. Foes close to you are treated to visions most horrific, forcing them to tremble in terror, only attacking if attacked, and even then, with a reduced chance to hit.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 28 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 28 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 28 (Stalker)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 18 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle: Point Blank Area of Effect
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 Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Fear Duration.png Fear
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

DarkArmor DarkEmbrace.png Dark Embrace

You tap into the energy of the Netherworld to protect yourself from damage. This Dark Embrace shrouds you and grants resistance to Lethal, Smashing, Negative Energy and Toxic damage.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 1 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 1 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 2 (Stalker)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle: Self +Resistance(Smashing, Lethal, Negative, Toxic)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

DarkArmor DarkRegeneration.png Dark Regeneration

You can tap the dark essence of the Netherworld to drain a small amount of life from all enemies nearby, thus healing yourself. The more foes affected, the more you will be healed.

Damage Minor (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 16 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 16 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 20 (Stalker)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 8 (Tanker)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Self Heal
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Healing-Absorb.png Healing/Absorb
IO Taunt Duration.png Taunt (Brute/Tanker only)
IO Accurate Healing.png Accurate Healing

DarkArmor TouchOfDeath.png Death Shroud

You become a focus point for the Netherworld, allowing its Negative Energy to seep from your body. This will continuously damage all foes in melee range.

Damage Minor Damage over Time(Negative)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 2 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 2 (Scrapper)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 1 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle: Point Blank Area of Effect
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 Taunt Effectiveness.png Enhance Taunt Effectiveness (Brute/Tanker only)
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage

DarkArmor Stealth.png Hide

Hide makes you almost impossible to detect. When properly 'Hidden', a Stalker can pull off Critical hits with his attacks, and even land a massive 'Assassins Strike' with an Assassins power. When you attack or are damaged while using this power, you will be discovered. Even if discovered, you are hard to see and retain some bonus to Defense. Unlike most stealth powers, Hide can be used at the same time as other Concealment powers, giving you even greater stealth capability. No Endurance cost.

Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon stalker.png 1 (Stalker)
Effects Toggle: Self Stealth, +Defense(Melee, Ranged, Area of Effect)
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate

DarkArmor DefractingCloud.png Murky Cloud

You create a Murky Cloud enshrouding you. This cloud can absorb all forms of energy, making you more resistant to Fire, Cold, Energy, and Negative Energy attacks, as well as Endurance Drain effects.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 2 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 2 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 4 (Stalker)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 2 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle: Self +Resistance(Fire, Cold, Energy, Negative, Endurance Drain)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

DarkArmor ObsidianShield.png Obsidian Shield

You can create a special Obsidian Shield that grants good resistance to Psionic damage. With your mind enshrouded in darkness you are protected from Sleep, Fear, Hold and Disorient attacks.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 10 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 10 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 16 (Stalker)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 6 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle: Self +Resistance(Psionic, Sleep, Hold, Disorient, Fear)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage

DarkArmor OppressiveGloom.png Oppressive Gloom

The Netherworld has many mutable properties, such as the Oppressive Gloom. This power allows you to use your own Hit Points to keep enemies near you Disoriented and unable to use any powers. Endurance cost for this is minimal, but the power can be dangerous to use.

Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 35 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 35 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 35 (Stalker)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 26 (Tanker)
Effects Toggle: Point Blank Area of Effect
Foe Disorient
Self -Max Health
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
Set Categories IO Disorient Duration.png Stuns

DarkArmor SelfBuffDefense.png Shadow Dweller

You are a true Shadow Dweller of the Netherworld. Your affinity for the shadows grants you an inherent bonus to all Defense, as well as an increased Perception and a resistance to Immobilization. Your Perception bonus and resistance to Immobilization improves over level. Shadow Dweller is an auto power. It is always on and costs no Endurance.

Minimum Level V archetypeicon stalker.png 10 (Stalker)
Effects Auto: Self +Defense(All), +Resistance(Immobilize), +Perception
Enhancements TO Training Defense Buff.png Enhance Defense Buffs
Set Categories IO Defense Buff.png Defense

DarkArmor SoulTransfer.png Soul Transfer

Should you fall in battle, you can perform a Soul Transfer, sucking the life force of all foes around you to bring yourself back from the brink of death. The more foes nearby, the more life is restored to you. Drained foes are left Disoriented. The dark effects of this Soul Transfer will actually leave you invulnerable for a brief time, and protected from XP Debt for 20 seconds. There must be at least one foe nearby to fuel the transfer and revive yourself.

Damage Moderate (Negative)
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon brute.png 38 (Brute)
Archetypeicon scrapper.png 38 (Scrapper)
V archetypeicon stalker.png 38 (Stalker)
Archetypeicon tanker.png 32 (Tanker)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Foe Disorient
Self Resurrect
Enhancements TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Healing-Absorb.png Healing/Absorb
IO Disorient Duration.png Stuns
IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification

Historical

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