Overview[edit | edit source]

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

Dark Blast is one of the powersets. It is a Blaster, Corruptor, and Sentinel primary power set and a Defender secondary power set in City of Heroes.

Power Tables[edit | edit source]

The Dark Blast powerset is available as a primary set for Corruptors, or as a secondary set for Defenders. The following table shows which powers are available and at what level:

Corruptors/Defenders:[edit | edit source]

Power Level as Primary Level as Secondary Effect
DarkCast DarkBlast.png Dark Blast 1 1 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom 1 2 Ranged, High Damage over Time(Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast Moonbeam.png Moonbeam 2 4 Sniper, Extreme Damage(Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast DarkPit.png Dark Pit 6 10 Ranged, Area of Effect, Foe: Disorient
DarkCast TenebrousTentacles.png Tenebrous Tentacles 8 16 Ranged(Cone), Minor Damage over Time(Negative), Foe: Immobilize, -Accuracy
DarkCast NightFall.png Night Fall 12 20 Ranged(Cone), Moderate Damage over Time(Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast Torrent.png Torrent 18 28 Ranged(Cone), Minor Damage (Negative), Foe: Knockback
DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain 26 35 Ranged, Minor Damage (Negative), Self: Heal, Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast Blackstar.png Blackstar 32 38 Point Blank Area of Effect, Extreme Damage(Negative), Self: -Recovery, Foe: -Accuracy

Blasters:[edit | edit source]

Power Level as Primary Level as Secondary Effect
DarkCast DarkBlast.png Dark Blast 1 1 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom 1 2 Ranged, High Damage over Time(Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast Torrent.png Umbral Torrent 2 4 Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG (Smashing), Foe -To Hit, Knockback
ElectricalBolt Aim.png Aim 6 10 Self +To Hit, +DMG, +Range
DarkCast Moonbeam.png Moonbeam 8 16 Sniper, Extreme DMG (Negative), Target -To Hit, Self +Range
DarkCast TenebrousTentacles.png Tenebrous Tentacles 12 20 Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG (Negative/Smash), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit
Abyssal gaze3.png Abyssal Gaze 18 28 Ranged, High DoT (Negative), Foe Hold, -To Hit
DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain 26 35 Ranged, Minor Damage (Negative), Self: Heal, Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast Blackstar.png Blackstar 32 38 Point Blank Area of Effect, Extreme Damage(Negative), Self: -Recovery, Foe: -Accuracy

Sentinels:[edit | edit source]

Power Level as Primary Level as Secondary Effect
DarkCast DarkBlast.png Dark Blast 1 1 Ranged, Moderate Damage (Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom 1 2 Ranged, High Damage over Time(Negative), Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast Torrent.png Umbral Torrent 2 4 Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG (Smashing), Foe -To Hit, Knockback
Abyssal gaze3.png Abyssal Gaze 6 10 Ranged, High DoT (Negative), Foe Hold, -To Hit
ElectricalBolt Aim.png Aim 8 16 Self +To Hit, +DMG, +Range
Arachnos Patron RangedAoEModerateDmg.png Dark Obliteration 12 20 Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG (Negative), Foe -ACC
Antumbral beam2.png Antumbral Beam 18 28 Superior DMG (Negative), Target -To Hit
DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain 26 35 Ranged, Minor Damage (Negative), Self: Heal, Foe: -Accuracy
DarkCast Blackstar.png Blackstar 32 38 Point Blank Area of Effect, Extreme Damage(Negative), Self: -Recovery, Foe: -Accuracy

Powers[edit | edit source]

The following are powers in the Dark Blast powerset.

Abyssal gaze3.png Abyssal Gaze[edit | edit source]

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
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 18 (Blaster)
Sentinel logo.png 6 (Sentinel)
Effects Ranged, High DoT (Negative)
Foe Hold, -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 Hold Duration.png Enhance Hold Duration
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Hold.png Holds

ElectricalBolt Aim.png Aim[edit | edit source]

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

Recharge Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 6 (Blaster)
Sentinel logo.png 8 (Sentinel)
Effects Self +To Hit, +DMG, +Range
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 ToHit Buffs.png To Hit Buffs

Antumbral beam2.png Antumbral Beam[edit | edit source]

An extremely focused beam of Negative Energy that deals tremendous damage and reduces the target's chance to hit.

Damage Very High
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Sentinel logo.png 18 (Sentinel)
Effects Superior Damage (Negative)
Target: -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 Ranged Damage
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarkCast Blackstar.png Blackstar[edit | edit source]

You can unleash a devastating blast of negative energy around yourself, dealing massive damage and severely reducing affected foes' accuracy. This power leaves you drained of endurance and unable to recover endurance for a while.

Damage Extreme Damage (Negative)
Recharge Very Long
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 32 (Blaster)
Archetypeicon defender.png 38 (Defender)
V archetypeicon corruptor.png 32 (Corruptor)
Sentinel logo.png 32 (Sentinel)
Effects PBAoE, Extreme Damage (Negative/Smash)
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 Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Damage.png PBAoE Damage
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarkCast DarkBlast.png Dark Blast[edit | edit source]

A long range blast of dark energy. Deals moderate negative energy damage and reduces a target's accuracy.

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

Arachnos Patron RangedAoEModerateDmg-0.png Dark Obliteration[edit | edit source]

You hurl a large blast of negative energy that violently explodes on impact, exposing the dark power of the Netherworld to all foes near the target. Dark Obliteration can reduce the Accuracy of all affected targets.

Damage Moderate Damage (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Sentinel logo.png 12 (Sentinel)
Effects Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect)
Foe: -Accuracy
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

DarkCast DarkPit.png Dark Pit[edit | edit source]

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
Area of Effect
Foe: Disorient
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training Disorient Duration.png Enhance Disorient Duration
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
Set Categories IO Stun.png Stuns

DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom[edit | edit source]

Gloom slowly drains a target of life, while reducing his accuracy. 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)
Archetypeicon defender.png 2 (Defender)
V archetypeicon corruptor.png 1 (Corruptor)
Sentinel logo.png 1 (Sentinel)
Effects Ranged, High DoT (Negative)
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 ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
Set Categories IO Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain[edit | edit source]

You can tap the power of the netherworld to steal some life from a target foe and reduce his accuracy. Some of that stolen life is transferred to you in the form of hit points.

Damage High Damage (Negative)
Recharge Moderate
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 26 (Blaster)
Archetypeicon defender.png 35 (Defender)
V archetypeicon corruptor.png 26 (Corruptor)
Sentinel logo.png 26 (Sentinel)
Effects Ranged, High Damage (Negative)
Target -To Hit, Self +HP
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 Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO Healing.png Healing
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarkCast Moonbeam.png Moonbeam[edit | edit source]

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

Damage Extreme Damage (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 8 (Blaster)
Archetypeicon defender.png 4 (Defender)
V archetypeicon corruptor.png 2 (Corruptor)
Effects Sniper, Extreme DMG (Negative)
Target -To Hit, Self +Range
Enhancements TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Interrupt Time.png Reduce Interrupt Time
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Damage.png Ranged Damage
IO Interrupt.png Sniper Attacks
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarkCast NightFall.png Night Fall[edit | edit source]

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 accuracy.

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: -Accuracy
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
Set Categories IO Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarkCast TenebrousTentacles.png Tenebrous Tentacles[edit | edit source]

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 accuracy.

Damage Moderate Damage over Time (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 12 (Blaster)
Archetypeicon defender.png 16 (Defender)
V archetypeicon corruptor.png 8 (Corruptor)
Effects Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG (Negative/Smash)
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 Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO Immobilize.png Immobilize
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarkCast Torrent.png Torrent[edit | edit source]

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 accuracy.

Damage Minor Damage (Negative)
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level V archetypeicon corruptor.png 18 (Corruptor)
Archetypeicon defender.png 28 (Defender)
Effects Ranged (Cone)
Foe: Knockback
Enhancements TO Training Endurance Cost.png Reduce Endurance Cost
TO Training Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training KnockBack Distance.png Enhance Knockback Distance
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
TO Training Accuracy.png Enhance Accuracy
TO Training Damage.png Enhance Damage
Set Categories IO Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff

DarkCast Torrent.png Umbral Torrent[edit | edit source]

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 Minor
Recharge Slow
Minimum Level Archetypeicon blaster.png 2 (Blaster)
Sentinel logo.png 2 (Sentinel)
Effects Ranged (Cone), Moderate Damage (Smashing)
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 Attack Rate.png Increase Attack Rate
TO Training Range.png Enhance Range
TO Training ToHit DeBuffs.png Enhance ToHit Debuff
Set Categories IO Damage.png Targeted AoE Damage
IO To Hit Debuff.png ToHit Debuff
IO Knockback.png Knockback

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