Dark Blast

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This article is about the power set. For other uses, see Dark Blast (Disambiguation).

Overview

Dark Blast is a standard power set that is a primary set for Blasters and Corruptors, and a secondary set for Defenders.

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

Power Tables

Blaster

The Dark Blast power set is available as a primary set for Blasters. The following table shows the level at which each power is available:

Power Level Effect
DarkCast DarkBlast.png Dark Blast 1 Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit
DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom 1 Ranged, High DoT(Negative), Foe -To Hit
DarkCast Torrent.png Umbral Torrent 2 Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit, Knockback
DarkCast Aim.png Aim 6 Self +To Hit, +DMG
DarkCast Moonbeam.png Moonbeam 8 Sniper, Extreme DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit
DarkCast TenebrousTentacles.png Tenebrous Tentacles 12 Ranged (Cone), Minor DoT(Negative), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit
DarkCast AbyssalGaze.png Abyssal Gaze 18 Ranged, High DoT(Negative), Foe Hold, -To Hit
DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain 26 Ranged, High DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit, Self +HP
DarkCast Blackstar.png Blackstar 32 PBAoE, Extreme DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit, Self -Recovery

Corruptor/Defender

The Dark Blast power set is available as a primary set for Corruptors, and as a secondary set for Defenders. The following table shows the levels at which each power is available:

Power Level as Primary Level as Secondary Effect
DarkCast DarkBlast.png Dark Blast 1 1 Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit
DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom 1 2 Ranged, High DoT(Negative), Foe -To Hit
DarkCast Moonbeam.png Moonbeam 2 4 Sniper, Extreme DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit
DarkCast DarkPit.png Dark Pit 6 10 Ranged (Targeted AoE), Foe Disorient
DarkCast TenebrousTentacles.png Tenebrous Tentacles 8 16 Ranged (Cone), Minor DoT(Negative), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit
DarkCast NightFall.png Night Fall 12 20 Ranged (Cone), Moderate DoT(Negative), Foe -To Hit
DarkCast Torrent.png Torrent 18 28 Ranged (Cone), Minor DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit, Knockback
DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain 26 35 Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit, Self Heal
DarkCast Blackstar.png Blackstar 32 38 PBAoE, Extreme DMG(Negative), Foe -To Hit, Self -Recovery

Powers

DarkCast AbyssalGaze.png Abyssal Gaze

You gaze into your foe's eyes giving them a glimpse into the terrifying netherworld rendering them held, reducing their chance to hit and dealing High Negative Energy damage over the next couple of seconds.

Damage High Damage over Time (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 18 (Blaster)
Effects Ranged
Foe Hold, -ToHit
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Hold Duration.png Enhance Hold Duration
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
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 Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO Hold Duration.png Holds
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

DarkCast Aim.png Aim

Greatly increases the chance to hit of your attacks for a few seconds. Slightly increases damage.

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 6 (Blaster)
Effects Self +To Hit, +Damage
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff
Set Categories IO To Hit Buff.png To Hit Buff

DarkCast Blackstar.png Blackstar

You can unleash a devastating blast of Negative Energy around yourself, dealing massive damage and severely reducing affected foes' chance to hit. This power leaves you drained of Endurance and unable to recover Endurance for a while.

Damage Extreme (Negative)
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 32 (Blaster)
V archetypeicon corruptor.png 32 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 38 (Defender)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Foe -To Hit
Self -Recovery
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 ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

DarkCast DarkBlast.png Dark Blast

A long range blast of dark energy. Deals moderate Negative Energy damage and reduces the target's chance to hit.

Damage Moderate (Negative)
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 1 (Blaster)
V archetypeicon corruptor.png 1 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 2 (Defender)
Effects Ranged
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 Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

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 V archetypeicon corruptor.png 6 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 10 (Defender)
Effects Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect)
Foe Disorient
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
Set Categories IO Disorient Duration.png Stuns

DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom

Gloom slowly drains a target of life, while reducing their chance to hit. Slower than Dark Blast, but deals more damage over time.

Damage High Damage over Time(Negative)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 1 (Blaster)
V archetypeicon corruptor.png 1 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 2 (Defender)
Effects Ranged
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 Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain

You can tap the power of the Netherworld to steal some life from a target foe and reduce their chance to hit. Some of that stolen life is transferred to you in the form of Hit Points.

Damage Moderate (Negative) (Defender, Corruptor)
High (Negative) (Blaster only)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 26 Blaster)
V archetypeicon corruptor.png 26 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 35 (Defender)
Effects Ranged
Foe -To Hit
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 Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO Healing-Absorb.png Healing/Absorb
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate Healing.png Accurate Healing
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

DarkCast Moonbeam.png Moonbeam

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

Damage Extreme (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon corruptor.png 2 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 4 (Defender)
Archetypeicon blaster.png 8 (Blaster)
Effects Sniper
Foe -To Hit
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Interrupt Time.png Reduce Interrupt Time
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
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 Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO Interrupt Duration.png Sniper Attacks
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

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 chance to hit.

Damage Moderate Damage over Time(Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon corruptor.png 12 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 20 (Defender)
Effects Ranged (Cone)
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 Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

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 chance to hit.

Damage Moderate Damage over Time(Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon corruptor.png 8 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon blaster.png 12 (Blaster)
Archetypeicon defender.png 16 (Defender)
Effects Ranged (Cone)
Foe Immobilize, -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 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 Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO Immobilization Duration.png Immobilize
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

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 chance to hit.

Damage Minor (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon corruptor.png 18 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 28 (Defender)
Effects Ranged (Cone)
Foe -To Hit, Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
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 Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

DarkCast Torrent.png Umbral Torrent

You summon a wave of mire that sweeps away foes within its arc. The attack deals Moderate Negative Energy damage and sends foes flying and reduces their chance to hit.

Damage Moderate (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 2 (Blaster)
Effects Ranged (Cone)
Foe -To Hit, Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
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 Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Accurate ToHit Debuff.png Accurate ToHit Debuff

Historical

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