Dark Mastery

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Overview

Dark Mastery is one of the powersets. It is a Defender and Corruptor Ancillary Power Pool.

You have Mastery over Darkness to weaken your foes, and to add some much needed defense.

Power Table

The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Power Level Effect
DarkMastery OppressiveGloom.png Oppressive Gloom 35 Toggle: PBAoE, Foe Disorient, Self -Max Health
ShadowFighting DarkConsumption.png Dark Consumption 35 PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Negative), Self +End
DarkMastery DarkEmbrace.png Dark Embrace 41 Toggle: Self +Res(Smash, Lethal, Negative, Toxic)
DarkMastery SoulTransfer.png Soul Transfer 41 Self Rez, Special
ShadowFighting StealPower.png Soul Drain 44 PBAoE, Moderate DMG(Negative), Self +DMG, +To-Hit

Powers

The following are powers in the Dark Mastery powerset.

ShadowFighting DarkConsumption.png Dark Consumption

The dark power of the Netherworld allows you to tap the essence of your foe's soul and transfer it to yourself. This will drain the Hit Points of your enemy and add to your Endurance.

Damage Moderate (Negative)
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon corruptor.png 35 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 35 (Defender)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Self +Endurance
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification

DarkMastery 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, toxic, and negative Energy damage. You must have Oppressive Gloom or Dark Consumption before selecting this power.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon corruptor.png 41 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 41 (Defender)
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

DarkMastery 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 corruptor.png 35 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 35 (Defender)
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

ShadowFighting StealPower.png Soul Drain

Using this power, you can drain the essence of all nearby foes' souls, thus increasing your own strength. Each affected foe will lose some Hit Points and add to your damage and chance to hit. You must have two other Dark Mastery Powers before selecting this power.

Damage Moderate (Negative)
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon corruptor.png 44 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 44 (Defender)
Effects Point Blank Area of Effect
Self +Damage, +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 Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff
Set Categories IO PBAoE Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO To Hit Buff.png To Hit Buff

DarkMastery 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 90 seconds. There must be at least one foe nearby to fuel the Transfer and revive yourself. You must be level 44 and have Oppressive Gloom or Dark Consumption before selecting this power.

Damage Moderate (Negative)
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon corruptor.png 41 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 41 (Defender)
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

Badge time.png This section contains information about changes that took place in City of Heroes Freedom. It is provided for historical purposes.
  • This set was added to the game in Issue 3.
  • Soul Transfer was added to this set in Issue 16.
  • This set was made available to Corruptors in Issue 18.
  • In Issue 21, All Epic Power Pools became accessible at level 35, and the level requirements for the powers were lowered to match.

See Also

External Links

Dark Mastery for Defenders at RedTomax.com