Scion of Awesome

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Feb 152016
 

Scion of Awesome
Mawry Haversack, completionist and the original Halfling Commando, recently achieved 30th level. This is not a congratulatory event; anyone can reach 30, it requires no skill or special dedication. Just a lot of hours sitting on your ass in front of your computer instead of whatever else it was you were supposed to be doing.

But I digress. Mawry is now Level 30, which means several different things. The most important thing is that she is done leveling; any further improvements to her character will have to come through the acquisition of equipment.

Less important, yet still quite interesting, is the fact that Mawry had to select a level 30 Legendary feat. There are 13 of them, twelve with a clear focus: a specific type of elemental spell power, or melee capability, or Armor Up defense, or ranged, or whatever.

And there is one that is not focused at all. Quite the opposite actually, Scion of Limbo is randomized. Just like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. I mean, in addition to a stacking +2 to all of your saves, which you get all the time, it also randomizes an ability buff once every minute from this list:

  • +40 Melee and Ranged power, +80 Spell Power
  • +16% Doublestrike & Doubleshot, +20% Spell Crit Damage
  • +30 PRR and MRR
  • +20% Dodge and +40 Healing Amp
  • +20 DR /Law
  • Your weapon/unarmed strikes and spells deal 1d20 Chaos Damage
  • Each time you would be damaged, you have a +5% chance to completely ignore the damage. Does not affect any incoming Positive, Negative, or Repair effects.
  • Confetti explodes around your shoulders. Festive!

Notice the last entry on the list: Confetti. How cool is that?

I knew you were going to ask that question. I knew it! And so, for your coolness-measuring needs, may I present, Scion of Limbo Confetti:

Scion of Limbo confetti

Pretty frickin’ awesome, yes?

The other Limbo abilities are each quite good. You can’t count on them, obviously, because one minute you may have greatly improved defenses and the next you may have greatly improved melee power. But the point is, they are all great improvements. Not incremental, not at all, whichever one is in effect is going to give a very significant boost. Or confetti, one or the other.

I think I may prefer the confetti. Let’s see if I still feel the same way a few months from now, maybe the excitement that accompanies something new is enhancing confetti awesomeness beyond what will last.

But I don’t think so.

It is pretty frickin’ awesome.

🙂 😀 🙂

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  1. I’ve been loving scion of limbo too, it’s got some great effects.. though on a couple of characters with self-healing issues i’ve found scion of the shadowfell is great, since the vampirism effects let you get a lot of healing back.

  2. I love that they add this sort of thing to the game 🙂

  3. I seriously considered this feat, but I was concerned how my stealth would be affected by my festiveness. Confetti might really throw off my goals of not being seen. “Look! It’s the Festive Ninja, Shadow Fighter of Mirth! Seize him!”

What do you think?

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