Mercenaries

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Overview

Mercenaries is a standard power set that is a primary set for Masterminds.

"Despite their reputations, Mercenaries are extremely loyal and dedicated soldiers. They are the best at what they do, and they always follow orders, exactly what a Mastermind needs. Mercenaries typically use conventional weapons and all Mercenaries have body armor that gives them resistance to smashing and lethal damage and their training makes them resistant to Confusion and Placate."

Power Table

The Mercenaries power set is available as a primary set for Masterminds. The following table shows the level at which each power is available:

Power Level Effect
Paramilitary AssaultRifleBurst.png Burst 1 Ranged, Moderate Damage(Lethal), Foe -Defense
Paramilitary DraftArmy.png Soldiers 1 Summon Soldier
Paramilitary AssaultRifleSlug.png Slug 2 Ranged, High Damage(Lethal), Foe Knockback
Paramilitary EquipSoldier.png Equip Mercenary 6 Ranged, Equip Mercenary Henchman
Paramilitary AssaultRifleGrenade.png M30 Grenade 8 Ranged(Targeted Area of Effect), Moderate Damage(Lethal/Smash), Knockback
Paramilitary EnlistSpecialForces.png Spec Ops 12 Summon Spec Ops
Paramilitary Serum.png Serum 18 Buff Mercenary +Damage, +Resistance, +To Hit, +Recovery
Paramilitary SuperSoldier.png Commando 26 Summon Commando
Paramilitary TacticalUpgrade.png Tactical Upgrade 32 Ranged Upgrade Mercenary Henchman

Powers

Paramilitary AssaultRifleBurst.png Burst

Quickly fires a Burst of rounds at a single target at very long range. Damage is average, but the fire rate is fast. Can also reduce the target's defense.

Damage Moderate damage over time
Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 1 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged
Foe -Defense
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
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 Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO Defense DeBuff.png Defense Debuff

Paramilitary SuperSoldier.png Commando

Enlists one highly trained Commando. The Commando is a seasoned professional who favors heavy assault weapons. He is simply a one man army that can leave a wake of destruction in his path. In addition to standard Soldier resistance, the Commando's experience also makes him resistant to Fear and his rugged advanced training makes him slightly resistant to Fire, Cold, and Toxic Damage. You may only have 1 Commando under your control at any given time. If you attempt to summon another Commando, the power will fail.

Commando
Recharge Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 26 (Mastermind)
Effects Summon Commando
Basic Powers Inherent Brawl.png Brawl (Moderate (Smashing))
AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Burst (Moderate DoT, -Def)
AssaultWeapons ShotgunSlug.png Slug (Heavy Damage, Knockback)
Equip Powers AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Buckshot (Moderate Damage, Knockback)
AssaultWeapons ARFullAuto.png Full Auto (Superior DoT)
Upgrade Powers AssaultWeapons ARM30grenade.png M30 Grenade (Moderate Damage, Knockback)
AssaultWeapons ARFlamethrower.png Flamethrower (Extreme DoT)
MunitionsMastery LRMRocket.png LRM Rocket Launcher (Superior Damage, Knockback)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
Set Categories IO Pet Damage.png Pet Damage
IO Defense DeBuff.png Defense Debuff
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback


Paramilitary EquipSoldier.png Equip Mercenary

Equip your Mercenary Henchmen with more advanced munitions and weaponry. This power permanently bestows new weapons and abilities to one Mercenary Henchman. The powers gained are unique and dependant upon the target Mercenary Henchman. This power only works on your Mercenary Henchmen and you can only Equip your Mercenary Henchmen once with this power.

Recharge Fast
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 6 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged
Equip Mercenary Henchman
Soldiers:  
Visual Change: Military helmet
Powers added: AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Advanced SMG Heavy Burst (Heavy DoT)
AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Heavy Burst (Lethal)
Medic:  
Visual Change: Military helmet
Powers added: AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png SMG Heavy Burst (Heavy DoT)
Spec Ops:  
Visual Change: Military helmet, night vision goggles
Powers added: Inherent Brawl.png Rifle Butt (Moderate Damage, Disorient)
AssaultWeapons ShotgunBeanbag.png Flash Bang (Disorient -Acc)
Commando:  
Visual Change: -
Powers added: AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Buckshot (Moderate Damage, Knockback)
AssaultWeapons ARFullAuto.png Full Auto (Superior DoT)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories None

Paramilitary AssaultRifleGrenade.png M30 Grenade

Launches a Grenade at long range from beneath the barrel of your Assault Rifle. This explosion affects all within the blast radius, and can knock them back.

Damage Moderate Lethal/Smashing
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 8 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged Targeted area of effect
Foe 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
Set Categories IO Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback

Paramilitary Serum.png Serum

You can use a special Serum to turn one mercenary into a virtually Unstoppable killing machine for a short time. Once the Mercenary is injected with this Serum, his Damage, chance to hit, Endurance Recovery, and Damage Resistance to all damage except Psionics, will be greatly increased. The target Mercenary will also be virtually immune to controlling effects including Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize, and Knockback. After the Serum wears off, the Mercenary will be exhausted and drained of all Endurance and be unable to recover endurance for a short while.

Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 18 (Mastermind)
Effects Buff Mercenary
+Damage
+Resistance
+To Hit
+Recovery
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Modification.png Enhance Endurance Modification
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Damage Resistance.png Enhance Damage Resistance
TO Training ToHit Buffs.png Enhance ToHit Buff
Set Categories IO Resist Damage.png Resist Damage
IO Endurance Modification.png Endurance Modification
IO To Hit Buff.png To Hit Buff

Paramilitary AssaultRifleSlug.png Slug

Fires a single Slug at a targeted foe. Firing a single Slug is slower than firing a Burst, but deals more damage, is longer range, and can knock down foes.

Damage High Lethal
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 2 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged
Foe 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
Set Categories IO Ranged Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO Knockback Distance.png Knockback

Paramilitary DraftArmy.png Soldiers

Calls forth one to three Mercenary Soldiers (depending on your level) to do your bidding. The third Soldier you gain will be a Medic. All sodiers use Sub Machine Guns, but these can be upgraded. You may only have 3 Soldiers under your control at any give time. If you attempt to call Soldiers, you can only replace the ones you have lost in battle. If you already have three, the power will fail.

Soldier
Medic
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 1 (Mastermind)
Effects Summon Soldiers
Soldier Level 1 and 6 pets are Soldiers
Basic Powers Inherent Brawl.png Brawl (Smashing)
AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Advanced SMG Burst (Moderate DoT)
Equip Powers AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Advanced SMG Heavy Burst (Heavy DoT)
AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Heavy Burst (Lethal)
Upgrade Powers AssaultWeapons ARFullAuto.png Auto Fire (Extreme DoT)
AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Burst (Lethal)
Medic Level 18 pet is a Medic
Basic Powers Inherent Brawl.png Brawl (Smashing)
AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png SMG Burst (Moderate DoT)
Medicine Aid.png MedKit (Heal)
Equip Powers AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png SMG Heavy Burst (Heavy DoT)
Upgrade Powers Medicine Stimulant.png Stimulant (Resist Effects)
AssaultWeapons ARM30grenade.png Frag Grenade (Moderate Damage, Knockback)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Heal.png Enhance Heal
Set Categories IO Pet Damage.png Pet Damage
IO Defense DeBuff.png Defense Debuff


Paramilitary EnlistSpecialForces.png Spec Ops

You can enlist one to two highly skilled Spec Ops Mercenaries (depending on your level). Spec Ops weapons are highly accurate and long ranged, and they are adept in many different tactical weapons. Like all Henchmen, Spec Ops can be eqipped with even deadlier munitions. You may only have 2 Spec Ops under your control at any given time. If you attempt to summon more Spec Ops, you can only replace the ones you have lost in battle. If you already have two, the power will fail.

Spec Ops
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 12 (Mastermind)
Effects Summon Spec Ops
Basic Powers Inherent Brawl.png Brawl (Smashing)
AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png SCAR Burst (Moderate DoT)
AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png SCAR Heavy Burst (Heavy DoT)
Traps TargetedImmoblize.png Web Grenade (Immobilize, -Recharge, -Fly)
Equip Powers Inherent Brawl.png Rifle Butt (Moderate Damage, Disorient)
AssaultWeapons ShotgunBeanbag.png Flash Bang (Disorient -Acc)
Upgrade Powers AssaultWeapons SniperRifle.png SCAR Snipe (?Heavy Damage)
Traps DroppedAoEDebuffDamage.png Tear Gas (Hold/Immob? -Damage)
Invisibility Stealth.png Stealth (Stealth +Defense)
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Defense DeBuff.png Enhance Defense Debuff
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Hold Duration.png Enhance Hold Duration
TO Training Immobilization Duration.png Enhance Immobilization Duration
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Pet Damage.png Pet Damage
IO Defense DeBuff.png Defense Debuff
IO To Hit DeBuff.png ToHit Debuff


Paramilitary TacticalUpgrade.png Tactical Upgrade

Permanently Upgrade the most advanced tactical weapons and gears to all of your Mercenary Henchman. The Tactically Upgraded Mercenaries will gain powers, weapons, and munitions. The powers gained are unique and dependent upon the target Mercenary Henchman that is Upgraded. This power only works on your Mercenary Henchmen and you can only Upgrade your Mercenary Henchmen once with this power.

Recharge Very Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon mastermind.png 32 (Mastermind)
Effects Ranged, Upgrade Mercenary Henchman
Soldiers:  
Visual Change: Tactical Belt, new Assault Rifle
Powers added: AssaultWeapons ARFullAuto.png Auto Fire (Extreme DoT)
AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Burst (Lethal)
Medic:  
Visual Change: Tactical Belt
Powers added: Medicine Stimulant.png Stimulant (Resist Effects)
AssaultWeapons ARM30grenade.png Frag Grenade (Moderate Damage, Knockback)
Spec Ops:  
Visual Change: Grenade Harness
Powers added: AssaultWeapons SniperRifle.png SCAR Snipe (?Heavy Damage)
Traps DroppedAoEDebuffDamage.png Tear Gas (Hold/Immob? -Damage)
Invisibility Stealth.png Stealth (Stealth +Defense)
Commando:  
Visual Change: Tactical Belt
Powers added: AssaultWeapons ARM30grenade.png M30 Grenade (Moderate Damage, Knockback)
AssaultWeapons ARFlamethrower.png Flamethrower (Extreme DoT)
MunitionsMastery LRMRocket.png LRM Rocket Launcher (Superior Damage, Knockback)
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
Set Categories None

Historical

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