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Nyx Or Mag?


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Nyx, is just endless abilities, honestly.

 

i see nyx as being some what of a one trick pony but every frame has their own abilities and nyx has her crowd control and such.

the biggest thing is she can use chaos and have almost everyone in xini fight each other till death or till i wears off. absorb is amazing for solo and defense camping... just hit 4 let them hit that orb and almost EVERYTHING is dead. her bolts have been revisited and now seek out enimies and do like double damage. and mind control is the OH S#&$ abilitie and best for heavy gunners, ancient healers, disrupters, mostly heavy enimies.

 

in conclusion, shes just the frame that can do all and knows all, even mind control c: i have not used mag but i doubt she can wind against nyx, sorry mag lovers.c:

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no offense, but you're doing it wrong

Right, so I press 1 to mind control an enemy that my allies will immediately shoot to death because its glowing

or I press 2 to fire out rather low damage for their energy cost psychic bolts.

or I press 3 to use her only usable skill

or I press 4 to sit in a little ball while my allies clear the room. Great skill loadout!

Even in coordinated teams, her skills are a little impractical compared to some other frames.

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Right, so I press 1 to mind control an enemy that my allies will immediately shoot to death because its glowing

or I press 2 to fire out rather low damage for their energy cost psychic bolts.

or I press 3 to use her only usable skill

or I press 4 to sit in a little ball while my allies clear the room. Great skill loadout!

Even in coordinated teams, her skills are a little impractical compared to some other frames.

1) thats the error of your allies not the power, when your teammates act like idiots treat them like idiots

2) its decent damage that you can focus onto one target or just fire it into the air and hit 4, its a great "oh S#&$" button

3) clearly not only

4) again you allies are idiots then, play with better people or quit complaining. also absorb works great for protecting the cryopod, drawing attention away from allies or the escort target (it has a threat mechanic to attract enemies) and allows you to be invincible while your shields regen when you get yourself in a real bind. 

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Just want to point out my new Mag build, for the lolz.

 

Pull is 415 damage, massive range, causes ragdoll, and costs *drumroll* 6.25 energy. Can be spammed 60 times with a full energy pool. Stupid OP.

You're calling me stupid based on your opinion?

24900 total damage versus everybody killing each other.

I'll take the second.

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Spam Pull or spam Chaos. The choice belongs to you.

Sigh.

 

As for the OP's question - I love both actually.  I love taking Mag out against Corpus and Corrupted - Pull is fun, but if that's the only ability people are using, then IMO they're doing it wrong.  Shield Polarize can CC and sometimes wipe rooms, especially when multiple Shield Osprey's are involved.  Bullet Attractor doesn't get enough love, especially on Def missions.  With my new Mag Prime, I can outdamage a ton of the "op" frames out there.

 

Nyx is a whole different animal - you won't be doing damage per se, so if that's your thing go another route.  And also, Nyx can be super frustrating in PUGs because most people don't know how to make use of a Nyx on their team.  And for you, there is a learning curve needed to understand how to best make use of Nyx in a group.  Most people just "spam Chaos" because they do feel like "why bother" for the other abilities.  With a team that knows how to make use of a Nyx, can be super fun.  For example, when my clanmates see me hit Absorb, they immediately start shooting at me to jack up the damage output rather than shoot directly at the enemies.  When they see me Mind Control a Heavy, they move on to other targets and take the help.

 

So in short, if you don't have a good group of friends you normally play with I'd probably take the Mag.  If you do, give Nyx a try.  Just don't give up on her early, play around and find out what you can do.  Also, Nyx is amazing if you prefer to solo.

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At this point, I think Mag has more useful skills at hand than Nyx.

 

Pull, of course, is the main damage-dealer and crowd-control ability rolled into one. The new Corrupted mods now give you the chance to make Pull more deadly, far-reaching and/or spammable than before.

 

Shield Polarize is Mag's hardest hitting skill (provided you're fighting Corpus or heavy Grineer), and scales well, despite the lack of armor-ignore, due to the fact that enemy shields increase with level. Polarize, of course, also ragdolls, thus replacing Pull as the preferred damaging skill and CC during situations like the last waves of T3 Void defense. The shield recovery is nice too.

 

Bullet Attractor looks, at first, to be a damage-buffing skill targeting only one enemy. But its great strength is in the defensive use of this ability. You can use it on heavy units at chokepoints to effectively block off all enemy-fire from that direction. You can also jump into the attractor bubble itself, making it a sort of mobile Snow Globe. The fact that it has such a huge boost in size from Stretch shows how useful it is as a way to deny enemy projectiles.

 

Crush is probably Mag's only useless skill. The damage and CC aspect is completely blown away by Pull and Shield Polarize. 

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