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3 minutes ago, keikogi said:

Had a look at the gameplay sounds quite interesting but there is a problem. Do you remember me talking about enemy healing and citing kita raknoid. This enemy type effectively snowballs in power and resistance if can’t win the DPS race.

I know Kyta Raknoids, I consider them really solid enemies. Even if I still can 1-2shot them with my weapons. Their shield clearly tells weaker players: "you need to back off, because your gear isn't at the point you need it to be to fight them".

And Drones don't heal themselves, mind you, only their Modules recover hp.

Think of them as a hp bar with an armored suit made out of hp bars on top of it. You cannot touch the main hp directly, unless you destroy modules first. That's why I mentioned Eidolons. It's literally all about taking down a sub-hp (shield for eidos, modules for VSR). Except for VSR it's easier, cause dealing damage to modules will also damage their main health.

12 minutes ago, keikogi said:

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I fail to see the point of that mechanic, all it does is make players able to remove VSR's advantage and effectively nullifes the challenge they are meant to provide. This isn't like in warframe, where every single mechanic can be bypassed or sidestepped. It's not supposed to be.

If you can't win the dps race, you lose, and that's precisely the point. You are meant to lose if you allow a Drone to become too powerful. It's specifically on you that you didn't kill it faster.

All of this makes a natural soft cap for the VSR units' levels that can be tackled. While there are people who fought and won against level 9999 enemies in the game, it would be straight impossible to do this against VSR. They would come in with so many innate upgrades and such insane speed for every action, players would be barely able to see them. That is BY DESIGN.

In short: If you don't bring your best gear against VSR, and/or if you think you can go into a VSR mission to level your items, like you can with pretty much any mission in the game right now, you will die. 3 (or 5 if you have arcanes) times in a row.

I'm not playing Warframe here. I'm playing a game that will slaughter you for playing Warframe.

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28 minutes ago, HugintheCrow said:

I know Kyta Raknoids, I consider them really solid enemies. Even if I still can 1-2shot them with my weapons. Their shield clearly tells weaker players: "you need to back off, because your gear isn't at the point you need it to be to fight them".

And Drones don't heal themselves, mind you, only their Modules recover hp.

Think of them as a hp bar with an armored suit made out of hp bars on top of it. You cannot touch the main hp directly, unless you destroy modules first. That's why I mentioned Eidolons. It's literally all about taking down a sub-hp (shield for eidos, modules for VSR). Except for VSR it's easier, cause dealing damage to modules will also damage their main health.

I fail to see the point of that mechanic, all it does is make players able to remove VSR's advantage and effectively nullifes the challenge they are meant to provide. This isn't like in warframe, where every single mechanic can be bypassed or sidestepped. It's not supposed to be.

If you can't win the dps race, you lose, and that's precisely the point. You are meant to lose if you allow a Drone to become too powerful. It's specifically on you that you didn't kill it faster.

All of this makes a natural soft cap for the VSR units' levels that can be tackled. While there are people who fought and won against level 9999 enemies in the game, it would be straight impossible to do this against VSR. They would come in with so many innate upgrades and such insane speed for every action, players would be barely able to see them. That is BY DESIGN.

In short: If you don't bring your best gear against VSR, and/or if you think you can go into a VSR mission to level your items, like you can with pretty much any mission in the game right now, you will die. 3 (or 5 if you have arcanes) times in a row.

I'm not playing Warframe here. I'm playing a game that will slaughter you for playing Warframe.

well it would seem to me that doing that has appealed the loud minority screaming out for sustainable content or endgame

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small housekeeping update:

I've decided to remove the Piercing stat from existence. Seeing as we'll get Heat as another anti-armour option, it feels redundant. Especially as Piercing also interacted with shields which need buffs not nerfs.

All weapons lost this stat, and the IS Trial Mod "Sanctum Slayer" now gives bonus Heavy Attack damage instead of Piercing.

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Expect VSR units (and most likely weapons as well) dropping today.

Additionally, after I'm finished with Minds under the Dunes update, I'll take a break from full-on fanfiction and put my own twist or two on the Kuva Liches. If you didn't expect that, you don't know me well.

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We've talked a little about ViSoRi lore and mechanics, but now it's time to see what their units really bring to the table.

VSR-ARES Drone Templates:

As mentioned before, these "Templates" are the most basic forms of the Drones you'll see in combat. Each of these will rapidly evolve over the course of the mission, and as time progresses, even newly spawned units may no longer come as the basic templates. Even the most simple forms carry randomized weaponry, so no unit will be the same.

Each Drone will have several symbols over their hp bar, so that you may know which weapon types and upgrades it has currently equipped.

 

Important note:

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Since VSR units use their Armor type for Shields, their Shields are considered "armored" and will take reduced damage, based on their current pool.

Another important note: My updates to Corpus Shielding systems do NOT apply to the VSR units' shields, except for this part:

 

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On 2019-07-14 at 2:27 AM, HugintheCrow said:

Toxin damage no longer bypasses shields entirely. Only 50% of the Toxin damage will bypass Shields and only 25% of the Toxin damage will bypass Protoshields

Viral damage now bypasses shields partially. 75% of the Viral damage bypasses Shields and 50% of Viral damage bypasses Protoshields.

BUT since VSR don't use neither "Shields" nor "Proto-shields", the exact formula is as follows:

Toxin bypasses 25% of VSR Shielding, Viral bypasses 50% of VSR Shielding.

 

Anyway, let's get to them:

 

ARES-SCOUT:

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Description:

These Baseline Drones were used for reconnaissance and stealth. As such, their Pilot-Minds had a preference for upgrades that would allow them to become harder to notice, or able to see those who try much of the same. At the base, they feature lowest armour in the VSR Drone arsenal, but recompensate it with greatest baseline speed. The Scouts are very flexible, being able to fill aggressive, frontline roles, or become the exact opposite: patient, stealthy snipers.

Mechanics and Abilities:

Innate: Drone Template: This unit may gain perks and abilities by upgrading itself during combat.

Innate: Recon Focus: This unit prefers Recon Upgrades.

Stats:

Faction: dd67ye5-16d5dadb-f1be-42da-ac01-696954e8

Tileset: Daedalia Planum, VSR Quantum Space

Weapons: ???

Abilities: ???

Base Damage: KNIGHT

Damage Scaling: BISHOP

Health:

Quantum-Bound Matter: 600

Armor:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 400

Shields:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 400

Body Multipliers: N/A

Base Affinity: 400

Base Level: 1

Codex Scans: 15

Mod Drops: N/A

Other Drops: ViSoRi Armor Fragments, Quantum Particles, Advanced Data

ARES-SECURITY:

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Description:

Security Drones were one of the most used Templates, as they not only offer great offensive power, but also strong defense. This naturally made their's Pilot-Minds focus on upgrades that allow their Drones to become incredibly hard to kill, while using powerful close range weaponry. Security Drones are very likely to be seen charging straight into melee.

Mechanics and Abilities:

Innate: Drone Template: This unit may gain perks and abilities by upgrading itself during combat.

Innate: Security Focus: This unit prefers Security Upgrades.

Stats:

Faction: dd67ye5-16d5dadb-f1be-42da-ac01-696954e8

Tileset: Daedalia Planum, VSR Quantum Space

Weapons: ???

Abilities: ???

Base Damage: BISHOP

Damage Scaling: BISHOP

Health:

Quantum-Bound Matter: 800

Armor:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 600

Shields:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 600

Body Multipliers: N/A

Base Affinity: 600

Base Level: 1

Codex Scans: 15

Mod Drops: N/A

Other Drops: ViSoRi Armor Fragments, Quantum Particles, Advanced Data

ARES-ASSAULT:

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Description:

The Assault template was developed as means to directly challenge the Lunaryan forces. While this never happened, it was nevertheless tested and completed, and through the thousands of years, perfected. These frames have access to the heaviest and most powerful weapons of the VSR-ARES.

Mechanics and Abilities:

Innate: Drone Template: This unit may gain perks and abilities by upgrading itself during combat.

Innate: Assault Focus: This unit prefers Assault Upgrades.

Stats:

Faction: dd67ye5-16d5dadb-f1be-42da-ac01-696954e8

Tileset: Daedalia Planum, VSR Quantum Space

Weapons: ???

Abilities: ???

Base Damage: ROOK

Damage Scaling: ROOK

Health:

Quantum-Bound Matter: 1000

Armor:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 600

Shields:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 600

Body Multipliers: N/A

Base Affinity: 700

Base Level: 1

Codex Scans: 5

Mod Drops: N/A

Other Drops: ViSoRi Armor Fragments, Quantum Particles, Advanced Data, Shifting Matter

ARES-HEAVY_ASSAULT:

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Description:

These super-heavy, powerful warmachines were reserved for only the best Pilot-Minds, and for a good reason. Even at baseline, defeating one of these mechanical monsters require a lot of effort. With the VSR ability to upgrade themselves however, this fight becomes nigh-unfair. It is paramount to focus these Drones down, before they become too powerful.

Mechanics and Abilities:

Innate: Drone Template: This unit may gain perks and abilities by upgrading itself during combat.

Innate: Assault Focus: This unit prefers Assault Upgrades.

Stats:

Faction: dd67ye5-16d5dadb-f1be-42da-ac01-696954e8

Tileset: Daedalia Planum, VSR Quantum Space

Weapons: ???

Abilities: ???

Base Damage: ROOK

Damage Scaling: QUEEN

Health:

Quantum-Bound Matter: 1500

Armor:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 800

Shields:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 600

Body Multipliers: N/A

Base Affinity: 850

Base Level: 1

Codex Scans: 15

Mod Drops: N/A

Other Drops: ViSoRi Armor Fragments, Quantum Particles, Advanced Data, Shifting Matter

ARES-GUNNER:

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Description:

Specifically created to provide even more firepower than the Assault templates, the Gunner was built with additional weapon slots on it's arms. This means they have the ability to carry 4 different guns, making them incredibly capable in combat. The design ended up less popular than the Assaults, but even then, it can be a fearsome foe for the unexpecting.

Mechanics and Abilities:

Innate: Drone Template: This unit may gain perks and abilities by upgrading itself during combat.

Innate: Assault Focus: This unit prefers Assault Upgrades.

Stats:

Faction: dd67ye5-16d5dadb-f1be-42da-ac01-696954e8

Tileset: Daedalia Planum, VSR Quantum Space

Weapons: ???

Abilities: ???

Base Damage: QUEEN

Damage Scaling: QUEEN

Health:

Quantum-Bound Matter: 800

Armor:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 600

Shields:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 600

Body Multipliers: N/A

Base Affinity: 650

Base Level: 1

Codex Scans: 15

Mod Drops: N/A

Other Drops: ViSoRi Armor Fragments, Quantum Particles, Advanced Data, Shifting Matter

ARES-FLAMER:

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Description:

The Flamer Template was created with the sole purpose of Infestation clean-up. It does it's job perfectly, though it's no slouch in other situations, either. The special weaponry it can carry is capable of burning anyone, after all.

Mechanics and Abilities:

Innate: Drone Template: This unit may gain perks and abilities by upgrading itself during combat.

Innate: Security Focus: This unit prefers Security Upgrades.

Innate: Flamer Weaponry: This unit's weapons deal bonus 18?cb=20140124221428 Heat damage, and cause Fire Hazards.

Stats:

Faction: dd67ye5-16d5dadb-f1be-42da-ac01-696954e8

Tileset: Daedalia Planum, VSR Quantum Space

Weapons: ???

Abilities: ???

Base Damage: KNIGHT

Damage Scaling: BISHOP

Health:

Quantum-Bound Matter: 400

Armor:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 300

Shields:

Quantum-Shifted Armor: 400

Body Multipliers: N/A

Base Affinity: 350

Base Level: 1

Codex Scans: 15

Mod Drops: N/A

Other Drops: ViSoRi Armor Fragments, Quantum Particles, Advanced Data

 

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VSR-ARES Reinforcements 1:

It's time to get our hands on some of that exotic technology. As mentioned, VSR weapon Research Blueprints can be dropped via the Donovan's Challenge gamemode, and then researched in the newly available Quantum Lab.

Introducing: SCG11S Smart Particle Burst Weapon, TSVG256 Tri-Vector Energy Projector, LSG-45OT Linear Acceleration Disruptor Weapon, MARS-C Mass Accelerator, HAPR-QS Vector-Defense Particle Weapon, SPS9 Survival Pistol, ALSAR Linear Quantum Disruptor, SG1010-HARC Programmable Plasma Weapon, and last but not least, the ELF13 Linear Fusion Particle Scattering Ordnance Weapon.

As always, full stats will come later. DONE.

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SCG11S:

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Description: 

This diminutive, pistol-like weapon packs a powerful, plasma-infused punch. Firing a burst of exotic particles, it can obliterate targets in close range, while retaining the ability to engage at longer distances by modifying and focusing the payload into a small bomblet. This gun's prototype blueprints where found by the Corpus a long time ago and resulted in the creation of the Detron weapon.

Mechanics:

Innate: Exotic Burst: This weapon's damage confuses targets and disables ability usage for a short duration.

Charge: Boltshot: This weapon's primary fire can be charged to drastically decrease range, but also drastically increase it's damage. Uses up the entire mag.

Alt-fire: Boomshot: Press to fire a small bomblet with increased range and explosive effect.

Design notes:

Design highly inspired by Halo 4's Boltshot. Important to not confuse that with Halo 5's Boltshot. The name is short for "SCatterGun Small".

Stats:

Mastery: 14

Slot: Secondary

Type: Pistol

Trigger: Semi-Auto/Charge/Semi-Auto

Ammo: Battery

Noise: Alarming

Fire rate: 1.45 rounds per sec

Accuracy: 55

Magazine size: 10 rounds per mag

Max ammo: N/A

Reload time: 0.8s

Total Damage: 600.0

Pellets: 4 (150.0 per pellet)

18?cb=20140124221430 Radiation: 600.0

Crit chance: 35%

Crit multiplier: 2.3x

Status chance: 20%

Damage falloff: Full damage up to 20 m, Min damage at 30 m,  max reduction 80%

Polarities: N/A

Manufacturing Requirements:

Blueprint obtainable in Donovan's Challenge.

Blueprint researchable in Dojo Quantum lab.

TCVG256:

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Description: 

This weapon fires high-energy particles at insane speeds, allowing them to pierce through matter like it's nothing. Powerful quantum engine grants the ability to saturate the area with energy for a long time, even when shooting at full-auto. 

Mechanics:

Innate: Energy Projection: This weapon fires waves of energy that create a lingering damage and "Energy Saturation" effect.

Innate: Super Energize: Killing "Saturated" enemies causes them to explode, dealing damage to other enemies and granting energy to allies in the radius. Explosions may chain.

Innate: Triple Vector: This weapon fires three projectiles at the same time, this is not considered multishot.

Design notes:

Mostly a utility weapon, allows for some different energy acquiring (hose the room, then melee everything to death be inside the explosions for energy). The name comes from "TripleShotVectorGun".

Stats:

Mastery: 15

Slot: Secondary

Type: Pistol

Trigger: Auto

Ammo: Battery

Noise: Alarming

Fire rate: 30 rounds per sec

Accuracy: 21.5

Magazine size: 300 rounds per mag

Max ammo: N/A

Reload time: 1.8 s

Total Damage: 22.0

18?cb=20140124221430 Radiation: 18.0

18?cb=20140124221425 Blast: 4.0

Crit chance: 18%

Crit multiplier: 2.0x

Status chance: 27.5%

Damage falloff: Full damage up to 50 m, Min damage at 75 m,  max reduction 75%

Polarities: N/A

Manufacturing Requirements:

Blueprint obtainable in Donovan's Challenge.

Blueprint researchable in Dojo Quantum lab.

LSG-45OT:

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Description: 

The LSG fires a concentrated Disruptor beam, causing the very matter of it's targets to exhibit exotic energy properties. What this ends up causing, is complete and utter disintegration. While the unstable Disruptor beam cannot be maintained for long, it is enough to "tag" several enemies for severe burns at least. This weapon is incredibly strong against Infested matter, as well as being incredibly inhumane against anything else.

Mechanics:

Innate: Disruptor Weapon: This weapon's damage cause a spontaneous explosion to occur on all of it's target's after a delay. This explosion deals increased damage the more damage the target takes before it happens. Enemies destroyed by this weapon disintegrate instantly.

Innate: Unstable Beam: This held weapon's beam can only be sustained for a short time before fizzling out.

Design notes:

If you've seen/used 1k Voices from Destiny 2, you kinda know how this weapon feels. The name is short for "LaSerGun OverTemperature".

Stats:

Mastery: 15

Slot: Primary

Type: Rifle

Trigger: Charge-Held

Ammo: Battery

Noise: Alarming

Fire rate: 15 rounds per sec

Accuracy: 100

Magazine size: 30 rounds per mag

Max ammo: N/A

Reload time: 0.9 s

Total Damage: 54.0

18?cb=20140124221430 Radiation: 22.0

18?cb=20140124221426 Corrosive: 32.0

Crit chance: 45%

Crit multiplier: 2.2x

Status chance: 9%

Damage falloff: Full damage up to 35 m, Min damage at 35 m,  max reduction 100%

Polarities: N/A

Manufacturing Requirements:

Blueprint obtainable in Donovan's Challenge.

Blueprint researchable in Dojo Quantum lab.

MARS-C:

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Description: 

The MARS-C, also known as "Marcie" or even "Mercy" by it's contemporaries, is a fully-automatic Mass Accelerator, which is similar in idea to a Railgun, except instead of firing an actual bullet, the MARS-C fires mass/energy itself. The main application of this technology was initially space combat, which speaks volumes about this gun's ability to destroy.

Mechanics:

Innate: Mass Accelerator: This weapon fires pure force, staggering even Heavy targets. This weapon deals more damage to armored and shielded targets.

Zoom: VSR Advanced Scope: This weapon's zoom-in features enemy identification system, damage/kill prediction, recoil control and aim assistance.

Design notes:

It was supposed to be burst at the beginning, but I thought full auto would be more fun. The name is short for: "MassAcceleratorRepeatingShot-Concentrated".

Stats:

Mastery: 16

Slot: Primary

Type: Rifle

Trigger: Auto

Ammo: Battery

Noise: Alarming

Fire rate: 11.5 rounds per sec

Accuracy: 100

Magazine size: 26 rounds per mag

Max ammo: N/A

Reload time: 1.2 s

Total Damage: 3000.0

18?cb=20150811174304 Impact: 2000.0

18?cb=20140124221425 Blast 1000.0

Crit chance: 50%

Crit multiplier: 2.5x

Status chance: 0% Guaranteed 18?cb=20150811174304 proc on-hit

Damage falloff: N/A

Polarities: N/A

Manufacturing Requirements:

Blueprint obtainable in Donovan's Challenge.

Blueprint researchable in Dojo Quantum lab.

HAPR-QS:

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Description: 

This weapon was created when the Lunaryans first attacked Mars. As their mercenaries and ground forces had actual weapon, as opposed to Infested, the VSR forces required a gun that would help them defeat ranged opponents. The HAPR-QS became that gun. Featuring super fast firerate, superior accuracy and the ability to protect it's user from return fire by simply shooting down enemy ordnance as it is used, this weapon made the defence of Mars way easier.

Mechanics:

Innate: Fire Capacitor: This weapon rapidly gains Fire Rate and Accuracy as it is fired. Spread is also reduced by this effect.

Innate: Tap-Fire: This weapon can gain the benefits of any traits requiring full-auto fire without actually firing at full-auto.

Innate: Vector Defense System: This weapon automatically destroys enemy projectiles and hit-scan fire by using additional ammo while being fired.

Zoom: VSR Advanced Scope: This weapon's zoom-in features enemy identification system, damage/kill prediction, recoil control and aim assistance.

Design notes:

Initially it was projecting a shield in front of the user, but a point defense system is cooler. Name is from: "HeavyAssaultParticleRifle QuantumShield".

Stats:

Mastery: 16

Slot: Heavy (Not an Archwing weapon)

Type: Heavy

Trigger: Auto

Ammo: Battery

Noise: Alarming

Fire rate: 18.66 rounds per sec

Accuracy: 73

Magazine size: 550 rounds per mag

Max ammo: N/A

Reload time: 4.0 s

Total Damage: 60.0

18?cb=20140124221430 Radiation: 60.0

Crit chance: 23%

Crit multiplier: 2.2x

Status chance: 28%

Damage falloff: Full damage up to 100 m, Min damage at 200 m,  max reduction 50%

Polarities: N/A

Manufacturing Requirements:

Blueprint obtainable in Donovan's Challenge.

Blueprint researchable in Dojo Quantum lab.

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SPS9:

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Description: 

Initially used by non-digitalised VSR operatives, this weapon was converted into a Drone-compatible version after there were no longer any non-digitalised VSR operatives left. This accurate pistol fires a powerful plasma ball, able to rip holes even in heavy vehicular armor. Precision is key here, however, as accurate shots can deal devastating damage, while missing vital points is generally a poor idea.

Mechanics:

Innate: Precision Weapon: This weapon deals double the normal Precision damage. This weapon deals half the normal damage on non-Precision hits.

Innate: Fourth Time's the Charm: Hitting 4 Precision hits in a short time returns 2 ammo to the magazine.

Zoom: VSR Advanced Scope: This weapon's zoom-in features enemy identification system, damage/kill prediction, recoil control and aim assistance.

Design notes:

A marksman pistol for those who actually like to try, heh. Rewards accuracy with insane single target dps. Name comes from: "SurvivalPistolSmall". For added memes, this is a primary.

Stats:

Mastery: 15

Slot: Primary

Type: Pistol

Trigger: Semi-Auto

Ammo: Battery

Noise: Alarming

Fire rate: 1.66 rounds per sec

Accuracy: 100

Magazine size: 8 rounds per mag

Max ammo: N/A

Reload time: 2.6 s

Total Damage: 680.0

18?cb=20140124221430 Radiation: 680.0

Crit chance: 50%

Crit multiplier: 2.4x

Status chance: 20%

Damage falloff: Full damage up to 300 m, Min damage at 400 m,  max reduction 50%

Polarities: N/A

Manufacturing Requirements:

Blueprint obtainable in Donovan's Challenge.

Blueprint researchable in Dojo Quantum lab.

ALSAR:

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Description: 

The ALSAR is the primary marksman weapon of the VSR. With it's unique "Aim Lock" Technology, it is able to secure shots even in the most chaotic situations. Simply press the trigger when aiming at the target, then, as the weapon charges, the gun will follow it's victim, until it is ready to fire. Be sure to lock onto the target's weakpoints though. The primary mechanism of the ALSAR is a powerful Disruptor cannon, that forces disintegration of the target at the lowest possible level. This causes it's victims to be instantly removed from existence on death.

Mechanics:

Innate: Precision Weapon: This weapon deals double the normal Precision damage. This weapon deals half the normal damage on non-Precision hits.

Innate: Disruptor Weapon: This weapon's damage cause a spontaneous explosion to occur on all of it's target's after a delay. This explosion deals increased damage the more damage the target takes before it happens. Enemies destroyed by this weapon disintegrate instantly.

Zoom: VSR Advanced Scope: This weapon's zoom-in features enemy identification system, damage/kill prediction, recoil control and aim assistance.

Zoom: Aim Lock: This weapon's aim can be locked at the target.

Design notes:

The name is short for: "AimLockSuperiorAccuracyRifle".

Stats:

Mastery: 16

Slot: Primary

Type: Rifle

Trigger: Charge

Ammo: Battery

Noise: Alarming

Fire rate: 1.92 rounds per sec

Accuracy: 100

Magazine size: 9 rounds per mag

Max ammo: N/A

Reload time: 1.7 s

Total Damage: 590.0

18?cb=20140124221430 Radiation: 350.0

18?cb=20140124221426 Corrosive: 240.0

Crit chance: 47%

Crit multiplier: 2.3x

Status chance: 40%

Damage falloff: Full damage up to 400 m, Min damage at 600 m,  max reduction 50%

Polarities: N/A

Manufacturing Requirements:

Blueprint obtainable in Donovan's Challenge.

Blueprint researchable in Dojo Quantum lab.

SG1010-HARC:

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Description: 

The VSR weaponry needs to be as ubiquitous as possible, as it is meant to be used by a variety of units in a variety of environments. This shotgun achieves that by using programmable plasma for it's ammo. The plasma shots can travel far without losing power, and only when they encounter the target, will they detonate into the shotgun-like spray, making distance not a problem for this supposedly short-range weapon. Skilled users can bounce the payload around to achieve ambush attacks, or simply strike from cover.

Mechanics:

Innate: Programmable Plasma Munitions: This weapon fires fully controllable plasma bolts, that detonate into a shotgun spread when right in front of enemies.

Innate: Plasma Burn: This weapon deals more damage to targets damaged by this weapon recently, up to a cap.

Design notes:

The name is short for: "ShotGun HeavyAssaultRangeControl".

Stats:

Mastery: 15

Slot: Primary

Type: Shotgun

Trigger: Semi-Auto/Held

Ammo: Battery

Noise: Alarming

Fire rate: 2.33 rounds per sec

Accuracy: 45

Magazine size: 24 rounds per mag

Max ammo: N/A

Reload time: 2.0 s

Total Damage: 940.0

18?cb=20140124221430 Radiation: 940.0

Crit chance: 33%

Crit multiplier: 2.0x

Status chance: 20%

Damage falloff: Full damage up to 18 m, Min damage at 28 m,  max reduction 75% (only applies to the shotgun burst)

Polarities: N/A

Manufacturing Requirements:

Blueprint obtainable in Donovan's Challenge.

Blueprint researchable in Dojo Quantum lab.

ELF13:

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Description: 

Many VSR experiments were paused due to the operation Silver Bullet, among those, a lot of weapon prototypes never to see mass production. The ELF13, affectionately nicknamed "Elfie", was one of them. But now that VSR-ARES is working again, Elfie has been mostly completed, and went into field-testing. This Linear Fusion Particle Scattering Ordnance Weapon, as it is officially named, delivers an incredibly powerful linear vector of exotic particles, piercing through matter like it's nothing. The properties of the particles fired cause them to scatter around and bounce uncontrollably, forcing the enemies into a deadly game of dodgeball against light-speed energy vectors. Firing this weapon in cramped spaces will effectively clear it out near-instantly.

Mechanics:

Innate: Dornröschen: This weapon fires multiple beams of energy, which pierce through all enemies and bounce off all terrain, several times. Each time a beam bounces, it will split into multiple beams with the same properties as the main beam. Can only be fired at full charge.

Innate: Disruptor Weapon: This weapon's damage cause a spontaneous explosion to occur on all of it's target's after a delay. This explosion deals increased damage the more damage the target takes before it happens. Enemies destroyed by this weapon disintegrate instantly.

Innate: Quad Vector: This weapon fires 4 projectiles at the same time, this is not considered multishot.

Innate: ARES Initiative: This weapon deals more damage to VSR-ARES Bosses.

Alt-fire: Scattershot: Toggle to fire the beams in a scattered formation, instead of focusing them in.

Design notes:

This weapon is essentially Sleeper Simulant on steroids. The name comes from: "ExperimentalLinearFusion".

Stats:

Mastery: 17

Slot: Primary

Type: Rifle

Trigger: Charge

Ammo: Battery

Noise: Alarming

Fire rate: 1.0 rounds per sec

Accuracy: 100

Magazine size: 4 rounds per mag

Max ammo: N/A

Reload time: 1.4 s

Total Damage: 1200.0

18?cb=20140124221430 Radiation: 800.0

18?cb=20140124221426 Corrosive: 400.0

Crit chance: 40%

Crit multiplier: 2.5x

Status chance: 30%

Damage falloff: Full damage up to 100 m, Min damage at 250 m,  max reduction 50%

Polarities: N/A

Manufacturing Requirements:

Blueprint obtainable in Donovan's Challenge.

Blueprint researchable in Dojo Quantum lab.

 

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Quantum Data Fragments:

As mentioned in the Donovan's Challenge update, you may obtain the Quantum Data Fragments in that activity. These Fragments serve to expand and explain more of the ViSoRi backstory (I'm sure you're curious why I keep spelling their name so weirdly).

Obviously, to understand anything here, you must remember the Minds under the Dunes Quest (duh). Each Fragment has 4 pieces, that need to be unlocked gradually as you scan them in the activity (just like the Ordis Data Fragments).

Anyway, let's get to these fragments:

 

ViSoRi Technology:

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"Thanks to the miraculous technology invented by this small team of scientist, the world as we knew it is now the thing of the past. Humanity is now ready to break right past the final frontier, space travel. Nobody believed them at first, but thanks to a generous donation from the VSR Triumvirate Corp, they were able to continue, and finish, their research."

Quantum power: Technology that allows to freely manipulate matter and energy at the lowest possible level.

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"The Quantum power allows to bend the laws of physics, making direct and complex changes to matter, or energy, is as simple as writing code for a computer program. The language of this code has been already named Core-System by it's inventors. Prof. Isaev and Prof. ████ have assured me even people without great programming knowledge could easily pick up this language."

Quantum power: Technology that allows to program and embed code into the very nature of the universe.

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"I present to you: Digitalisation. My greatest achievement. Escape physicality. Escape war and pain. Become pure stuff of thought."

Digitalisation: A fully reversible process, in which one's body becomes saved as a genetic template, while one's mind is connected to a remote server.

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"D: Long term digitalisation may cause body-loss related mental issues. Do you have any way how to counter that?

S: Way ahead of you. Look at this...

D: What is it?

S: A Drone. Fully remote-controlled, artificial body. And as long as it remains inside a quantum field, indestructible. Now, imagine what would happen if one was to arm them..."

Drones: Quantum-material machines, remotely controlled by digitalised personnel, dubbed the "Pilot-Minds". Moving an extraneous mechanical body allows digitalised persons to retain mental health in their unnatural state of being.

 

 

 

Father Donovan:

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"I was a priest once. You''ve probably never heard the name of the religion I was a part of. Not that it matters, really. I lost my faith way before joining the VSR. But when I joined, my faith came back. This time, I believed in the humans that surrounded me, working for the better future of us all. And when they left, I stayed behind. I stayed, so that they could return."

 

 

 

Mission:

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"I am a Human. I am Artificial. And yet, I AM HUMAN.

My <name> is Mission. I have a <Mission>. My <Mission> is to control, administrate and rule. I am the ruler of Mars. Go against me, and I will destroy you."

 

 

 

VI:

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"Vincelli Security Solutions provide only the best in the Private Military Sector. I can assure you that my soldiers aren't just simple mercs, they are gods of war."

"Alessandra Vincelli, known as the Founder and CEO of Vincelli Security Solutions has just confirmed the creation of a new super-corp, named the ViSoRi Triumvirate."

"Immortality? This is where you fail. We humans cannot progress, cannot become better without dying. You're afraid you won't live to see that progress? Well, it's not for you to see. It's for the future ones."

 

 

 

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"Solberg Industries is the leading Infrastructure and Resource company. Build with us, build with our materials."

"Morten Solberg, known as the Founder and CEO of Solberg Industries has just confirmed the creation of a new super-corp, named the ViSoRi Triumvirate."

"I built the Human Civilisation anew: Mars, Ceres, even the moons of Saturn. I will not let some Moon-living Lunatics destroy it."

 

 

 

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"Judgement Systems Inc. are the best Information Technology Corporation you'll ever find. We coded this world from zero, after all."

"Claudia Richter, known as the CEO of Judgement Systems Inc. has just confirmed the creation of a new super-corp, named the ViSoRi Triumvirate."

"Everything can be made into an equation. For example: VSR > Lunaryans."

 

 

 

 

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VSR Characters: 

I recommend reading through the above "Data Fragments" before looking into this post.

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Father Donovan:

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Once a priest of an old religion, this disenchanted man joined the newly rising New Colonisation Effort, a VSR initiative that sought to colonise all planets in the Solar System. While he was working there, he became good friends with the VSR Founders. After the war between the VSR and Lunaryans begun, he was digitalised, and when the Silver Bullet was launched, he alone stayed on Mars, to become an immortal guardian of the VSR legacy, and possibly the one to call the Serverships back, when the time shall be right. Now that the ViSoRi return is nigh, he begun to mobilize ARES Forces to prepare for that.

Mission:

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Not actually a natural human, Mission is the first truly human-like AI, or rather, the first artificial human. They don't recognise themselves as a gender-possessing being, so "they/them" are the proper pronouns to use. Mission's razor-sharp mind is focused on two goals only: To bring about the return of the VSR, and to make the world perfectly mechanized. As the first one was pretty much accomplished, they turned their attention to the second. And they will not be stopped. Their consciousness is practically fused to the very core of Mars at this point.

Alessandra Vincelli (deceased):

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One of the VSR Founders, and one third of the namesake (Vi), Alessandra was a no-nonsense, serious woman, focused on improving humanity as a whole. She was somewhat obsessed with the idea of achieving the state of near-perfection (as true perfection is naturally unobtainable). This put her at odds with the Lunaryan ideology, which claimed that perfection was actually achievable. Vincelli's corporation was a powerful PMC, from which most of the first digital soldiers of the VSR recruited. It was also her company's scientists that developed most of the VSR weaponry.

Morten Solberg (deceased):

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Morten was one of the VSR Founders, and the second third of it's namesake (So). Easily the most easy-going of the three, he was the social media person of the group, even though his expertise lied mostly in construction and resource procurement, as his company dealt with those exact things. Called by many "the Architect of the Revolution", his contributions made many of the first off-Earth colonies possible. Ironically, it was his company that funded the colony that would become the Lunaryans and then, way later, the Orokin.

Claudia Richter (deceased):

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Claudia Richter was one of the VSR Founders, and the last third of it's namesake (Ri). She was a very anti-technology person, kind of weird for a hacker prodigy. It was the rumour that she acquired her company by hacking into it's servers, the blackmailing the former owners into submission. Don't think she was evil though. Those guys had huge ties with mafia. Claudia's strong sense of justice was what motivated her every move. It was so strong, that it made her quite a few enemies in fact, as evidenced by the "accident" where she nearly died, and lost the ability to walk forever. While the injuries could be treated, she refused to be subjected to a high-tech procedure, due to her phobia. When the war against the Lunaryans begun, she opposed the digitalisation for the longest, but finally had to give in. Surprisingly, she became enamoured with the system and was one of the small group of people who didn't feel any negative effects of the technology. Nevertheless, she became a fearsome warrior, piloting all sorts of prototype Drones during the conflict.

 

 

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Our world is not the only one, it is one out of a miriad. But we cannot pierce the veil, we cannot walk those worlds like we walk ours. For there is a realm above, the final barrier.

It is to the Void, what the Void is to our reality. The kingdom of madness and chaos, It is incomprehensible to simpler minds... I studied It for millennia.

Some call It the Underworld, Hell, Hades. Others: The Unnameable, The Perfection, The End. Some named It the Ascendant Realm...

I... I call It... 

The Riven.

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What makes us "human"?

This question has had many answers over the millennia of civilisation. Most focus on our intellect, the famed ability to use "tools". Some turn to religion, giving us, humans, the divine-assigned right. Then there are those who talk about compassion, empathy, the social feelings that bind beyond bloodline.

Let me respectfully disagree.

It is the power of "will" that makes us human. The neverending pursuit of control, over ourselves, over others, over the nature, over the reality itself.

In a way, this makes them more human than we'll ever be.

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These beings, so obsessed with the notion of control that they unchained themselves even from causality, they are "human".

And yet, my "human" reasoning cannot call them that, for I am jealous. Their very existence questions the point of mine. Why? How?

To be "human" is to be the pinnacle. But I cannot honestly call myself the pinnacle, when I stand in their shadow, blind, as their darkness denies sight. Mindless, as their power denies understanding.

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There is a hope for me, however. I have a choice to make. I could submit, lose my crown, and become not-"human"... Or, I could deny the reality, as they did, and call them monsters.

For a monster, a beast, can never surpass a human. And that would make me safe, from my fears, jealousy... and from their Talon-Knives, ever WishRending.

Their power, their greed... There is no other name that would fit them more than this... Let them be named "Dragons".

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As I did with the Corpus Divided update, in order to make sure everything is easier to understand, here is a cheatsheet containing all the relevant terminology, as well as the changes to the canon story I made or will make with the upcoming update:

 

Relevant Reading:

REGICIDE I: DEPTHS

REGICIDE II: DEATH

REGICIDE III: RE-BIRTH

Grineer Week 7: Grineer, counterattack!

The World Above

Let Them be Named

 

Glossary:

 

Ourworld: The universe in which you live, and have been born. For the purposes of this thread, Ourworld refers to the world of Warframe, the game, not the actual reality we, players live in.

Otherworld: Any universe that isn't the Ourworld.

Walking the Veil: Moving between Worlds.

 

Lore Changes:

 

Status of the Twin Queens of the Grineer:

Official DE Canon: Elder Queen is ???, most likely in a state of half-death. Worm Queen collects Kuva to revive her (?) and administrates the empire on her own.

My changes: Elder Queen truly dies during REGICIDE story arc, Worm Queen becomes the WYRM QUEEN, regaining her original body and gaining the mysterious power of Riving, when the Queen-Shielder (Otherworld Teshin) brings her the essence of thousands murdered Otherworld Queens. From now on, the empire answers to the Lone Queen.

 

Multiverse Theory:

Official DE Canon: The Void may or may not be a different world altogether, or simply just another plane of existence, Duviri is ???.

My changes: Multiverse is confirmed the moment REGICIDE ends. Queen-Shielder (Otherworld Teshin) is the first known person to visit the Ourworld from the outside. Gaia Drull, the Triumphant Queen soon follows.

 

Riven:

Official DE Canon: Powerful mods acquired from certain activities, regarded as masterpieces by their creator, Samodeus.

My changes: A mysterious power and, according to Samodeus' writings, a completely different dimension, standing above all others, as a sort of barrier/veil.

 

Samodeus:

Official DE Canon: A cephalon, the creator of mods. That's literally it.

My changes: A reclusive, mysterious scientist from the Old Earth era (before the Orokin). Was a member of the team that invented Quantum power, and was the one who created the digitalisation process. For some reason, he did not escape the system with the rest of VSR.

 

Gaia Drull:

Official DE Canon: Doesn't exist.

My changes: The Triumphant Queen is the leader of Otherworld Grineer Empire, which spans the entire universe, after destroying all opposition. Bored with the eternal peace she created, Gaia walked the veil to the Ourworld, seeking the thrill of an eternal war. A powerful Riven user, aims to teach the Wyrm Queen the secrets of this ability.

 

Teshin Queen-Shielder:

Official DE Canon: Doesn't exist.

My changes: The Queen-Shielder was an Otherworld doppelganger of Teshin, who vowed to protect the Twins that would become the Grineer Queens (as there is an infinite amount of universes, there is an infinite subset of them where both Teshin and the Twins existed). He failed to keep his promise, however, due to some unknown fate disturbance. This led him to give all the souls of the murdered Queens to Ourworld Worm Queen, which killed him, but made here into the WYRM QUEEN.

 

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The New Blood:

 

Introduction:

After DE dropped the Old Blood, I rushed to check out the Kuva Lich system. I found it to be inadequate, to say the least. This somewhat on-the-whim update will focus on completely reworking pretty much every aspect of this gamemode.

The Changes:

This is gonna be a tl;dr of sorts, I'll go through features and issues of the Kuva Liches and how I plan on adressing/changing them. I'll follow this post with details on all of these features and issues.

 

Lore continuity:

In game: Not actually clearly explained (like most events), most likely right after the War Within, as that's what unlocks them.

My changes: After the Regicide. This moves the unlock condition way further, to MR 10.

Reasoning: MR 5 players that complete War Within are highly likely to be unable to engage with the Lich system, due to it's innate "suddenly, the entire map is level 100+ missions" factor. If we call this some sort of endgame/high-end content, it needs to be locked behind a high-end requirement.

 

Spawning the Lich:

In game: Random spawn Larvling executed with the Parazon.

My changes: Completing the Kuva Torrent mission.

Reasoning: The Kuva Lich system already doesn't incentivize players to engage with it due to it's (lack of) rewards, now that it's optional, I assume a lot of players will simply ignore it completely (or trade for all it's weapons and items to bypass it). By attaching the system more into the Riven/Kuva farming dynamic, I achieve the much needed desirability to engage in this content. Not to mention, I also make it truly "high-end" by providing incentives for high-end players, not just MR farmers.

 

Kuva weapons:

In game: Acquired after killing the Lich.

My changes: Acquired by Kuva-Corrupting normal variants. This adds Chakkhurr, Ayanga, Shildeg and the Twin Stubba as normal weapons into the game.

Reasoning: Weapons are not a reasonable "main reward" when you can obtain a weapon by simply going into the Market menu and buying a blueprint to build. No quirks will change that. If we take the Kuva weapons away, the Lich system is completely irrelevant and empty. If we make them a "side reward" and add additional wealth of high-end value to taking out Liches, then we will make the system worthwhile.

 

Lich Territory:

In game: Randomly appears on the Star chart, expands on Rank up, and on clearing all Territory, subject to "Tax" mechanic. Appears as alternate mission type, similar to Nightmare mode, Void Fissures, etc.

My changes: Initially spawns on the planet where the Lich was created (via the Kuva Torrent mission), expands on it's own to nearby Planets. Not a node-mutator, but instead it's own node entirely. Completing this mission will not remove it, and does not incur any "Tax".

Reasoning: Engaging in basic missions to fight the Lich is boring for the high-end player. And since these aren't base nodes, this doesn't even help to populate the normally less-played nodes. Not to mention it feels decidedly less "epic" to fight Liches in normal environments instead of some special arena or Lich's own castle/ship/etc. Placing the Lich gameplay outside of the normal Starchart nodes allows it to be more focused on the actual Lich. Mission "Tax" makes no sense. Instead it should come from being defeated by the Lich.

 

Lich Ranks:

In game: The ranking system is irrelevant, outside of making Territory nodes higher level, which is counterproductive and extremely dangerous for lower-end players (as they simply cannot deal with the sudden hp-wall spike), while mostly a non-factor for higher-end ones (If I can oneshot enemies lower than 200, then what difference is 50 -> 110?).

My changes: The ranking system influences rewards. Higher Ranked Liches will grant more efficient progress into the reward systems of this content. With the ability to custom-tailor Liches, allows the player to deliberately make things harder for themselves, to greatly increase reward value.

Reasoning: 

 

Requiem:

In game: Mods acquirable through Requiem Fissures, Murmurs acquirable through Lich Thralls. Getting the combo wrong (or not having it) results in a cheap death.

My changes:  Requiem Fissures and relics removed from the game. Requiem Codes needed to defeat the Lich acquired from a bevy of different sources, allowing the players to focus on their favourite gamemodes and earn the Codes passively as they play. Requiem Murmur acuired by actively fighting the Lich. You do NOT die if you get the combination wrong (or have none), instead the Lich dies a half-death, making them retain their Rank and power. The Liches gain the ability to Execute downed players, this will allow them to increase their Rank and power.

Reasoning: Filler Grind without any greater reason to exist needs to be culled, no discussion here. Especially when the main way you fight Liches is completely disjointed from the Liches themselves. The solution is simple: make fighting the Lich the way to defeat them.

 

Rewards:

In game: A Kuva weapon + regain what was stolen

My changes: Kuva, Kuva Corruptor, Kuva Effigy Mods, Riven Mods, Riven Curses (you'll see later) + regain what was stolen*Lich Rank multiplier

Reasoning: Increased, high-end rewards create the incentive for players to play this content, or to strive to become able to play it. By incentivizing endgame, you incentivize the entire game.

 

Custom Liches:

In game: Doesn't exist, Liches are fully random.

My changes: Defeating Liches allows the player to use their perks, abilities and features to create new Liches for themselves, making this system fully player-influenced. You may make an easy pushover for safe gameplay, or create a stupidly powerful monster to challenge yourself, rewards increased for the challenging ones.

Reasoning: Player-Driven gameplay is the best way to ensure longevity and sustainability of content. That's a fact.

 

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How to make a Lich: Kuva Torrents:

This special mission type is vital to creating Kuva Liches. It will periodically become available on a random node on a Non-Grineer-Controlled Planet closest to the Kuva Fortress' current position.

While Kuva Siphons and Floods are merely bonus objectives inside a normal mission, the Kuva Torrent completely overrides the normal objectives. This mission's primary reason to exist is to create Liches, after all. It is a level 80-100 mission, just like the Floods.

Mission flow:

1. Locate the Kuva Harvester.

2. Activate it by moving close.

3. OPTIONAL: Use the Kuva Effigy to force a custom-tailored Lich to be spawned for you.

4. Defend the Harvester from the resident enemy forces as it siphons Kuva from the environment.

5. When the Harvester is done, you will obtain Kuva (amount equal to a Kuva Flood) and your Lich will appear to you upon returning to the Orbiter.

 

What's in a Lich: Their equipment and powers:

Liches can use any Grineer weapons and have a loadout similar to a Tenno: a primary, a secondary and a melee weapon. Some Liches may even bring heavy Archwing weapons to combat. Aside from their weapons, Each Lich comes with a set of 4 powers, and if their creator Tenno has acquired that ability, the [REDACTED] Mode as well. Liches can also have quirks that affect their abilities or behaviour, some may be beneficial to the Lich themselves, some may prove to be exploitable to defeat them more easily.

Certain Effigy Mods can be used to modify the loadout, abilities and the quirks of the Lich.

Reminder: You do not obtain a weapon held by the Lich by defeating them, you get an item that allows you to convert any Grineer weapon of your choosing into a Kuva version.

When fighting the Lich one of these scenarios will happen:

1. You have the correct Code and defeated the Lich: The Lich is Vanquished. (I decided to remove the Conversion mechanic as it is so pointless and poorly implemented, I really have no idea how to salvage it).

2. You did not have the correct Code but you defeated the Lich: The Lich dies a half-death and is banished from the mission, but not the world. You may choose to grant them a Teaching Death, which will Rank them up, even though they lost the fight.

2a. You did not have any Requiem Codes equipped: Nothing else happens.

2b. You had incorrect Requiem Codes equipped: The Lich gains Rage (more on that below), the amount of it will increase for each time you get the Code wrong.

3. You failed to defeat the Lich and they bested you: The Lich increases their Rank by 1 and instantly gains a new base on the Planet nearby. The mission you are in and several next ones (based on the Rank of the Lich) will be Taxed. Taxed items can be regained by truly defeating the Lich (and will be subject to a multiplier based on the Lich's Rank).

4. You ignored the Lich and ran away: The Lich gains Rage, and will instantly gain 2 Ranks if scenario 3 (above) occurs while they have Rage.

 

How to fight a Lich: Lich Combat:

Upon becoming created, the Lich will claim a base of operations on the Planet of it's birth and begin assaulting the inhabitants for resources and slave workforce. Being an immortal, it won't take them long to terrorize the vicinity and soon they will look beyond a single Planet.

At the beginning however, Tenno will find it rather simple to find and attack their Lich, as they only have a single base, located on the Planet they came to un-life.

When assaulting the Lich's base, it is incredibly likely you will encounter your Lich (makes sense, doesn't it?).

But that's not the only place where you can find them.

Where to find Liches:

1. Lich Territorial Missions: Any of their bases has a sizeable chance for them to be there.

2. Kuva Siphon Missions, especially on Planets where Lich has their bases (Floods and Torrents too).

3. Boss nodes on the Planets where the Lich has a base can be chosen to instead engage the Lich. This is a guaranteed way to fight the Lich at all times, but has some modifiers applied.

Kuva Lich Bases:

As mentioned, Liches build up headquarters on Planets. These bases can be accessed as new nodes on their respective Planets, from the Starchart. This will initiate a mission, where you attempt to infiltrate the Lich's camp and extract information that will allow to kill them for good. These Missions may be affected by the Lich's quirks or be modified in other ways.

Certain Effigy Mods can affect the bases and how their missions work.

You may approach these as as Full-Stealth missions: Sneak through the base, find and scan Kuva Traces that spawn in there, and get out. Each scan will grant sizeable progress towards uncovering the weakness of the Lich.

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You can run in, guns blazing: This will wake the Kuva Phantoms that will spawn from the Kuva Traces that you would be otherwise scanning. Defeat these monsters and you will gain progress towards uncovering the weakness of the Lich.

After clearing this mission, it will become unavailable for a short time, as the Lich needs to rebuild what was lost to your attack.

The higher the Lich's Rank, the more bases they can hold, allowing players that accept the higher challenge to kill Liches faster (as they have a deeper mission pool to progress the Requiem Code).

Kuva Siphons:

Any Kuva Siphon mission not only gives you a chance to meet your Lich (especially if it's on a Planet they have a base on), but also give progress towards uncovering the Lich's weakness (regardless of their appearance in the mission).

Boss Nodes:

You may directly challenge the Lich, which they will accept without hesitation. Know however, that you cannot run away from such duel. This is a battle until one side dies, even if only temporarily. Defeating the Lich in the challenge will give some progress towards uncovering their weakness.

Certain Effigy Mods can affect the way these duels work.

 

Speaking of those weaknesses:

 

How to defeat a Lich: Requiem Codes:

Liches are immortal, and can only be temporarily defeated. To truly end them, one must learn their "kill-code", the Requiem Code Sequence.

Requiem Codes are obtainable from a bevy of different activities, allowing you to focus on your favourite gamemodes and acquire them passively as a bonus o the regular loot. The Requiem Codes are meant to be dropping like candy, as you want to "defile" (use up all charges) as many as possible. (See the Custom Lich section for the reason why).

Where to obtain Requiem Codes:

1. Kuva Siphons grant one Requiem Code on completion (guaranteed), Floods grant 2 whole Codes.

2. Arbitration Drones can drop Requiem Codes, in addition to the Vitus Essence (these 2 drops don't interfere with each other).

3. Any Kuva Fortress mission has a high chance of rewarding a Requiem Code on completion, and additionally, every 2 Kuva Harvesters in Kuva Survival are a guaranteed Requiem Code! If that's not enough, Kuva Fortress tiles have a chance to spawn a unique Alchemical Trace resource node, which drops a Requiem Code upon being destroyed.

4. Martian Tombs can contain Requiem Codes in their Reward Chests.

Upon collecting the Codes, you will be able to slot them into your Parazon, and try to discover which sequence is needed to dispatch of your Lich.

As mentioned before, the Lich gains Rage for each bruteforcing attempt. This Rage eventually causes them to become unstable, making them much stronger and eventually simply making them completely invincible until they get to kill you. If you die to an Enraged Lich, their Rage will reset.

 

What you get for defeating a Lich: The rewards:

First and foremost: The Kuva Corruptor. This one-use item allows you to corrupt a chosen Grineer weapon to transform it into a Kuva-Variant one. EVERY SINGLE* Grineer weapon can be subjected to this. As mentioned before, Chakkhurr, Ayanga, Shildeg and the Twin Stubba are now normal weapons, obtainable in the Dojo Chem Lab.

*Except for Trial weapons, as these are subject to the Prestige system.

But that's not all. Players will obtain Riven mods in an amount equal to the Lich's Rank/2 (in cases of halves, you get the benefit of the amount being raised to the next whole number, e.g. Rank 3, 3/2 =1.5, so 2 Rivens). Riven Curses will also be given (more on this specific item in a later update).

Additionally, a large amount of Kuva is given, all Taxed items returned, and both Kuva and the returns are multiplied by the Lich's Rank, straight up, no divisions involved. The Lich also passively accumulates resources from Planets with bases on them. These resources are also given to the player, and are increased by the Rank multiplier as well.

As a bonus for those who love lore, defeating Liches grants new Kuva-Corrupted Data Fragments (which you'll be able to read in this thread, soontm).

The Kuva and resources are obtained by your teammates as well.

 

And finally, the Kuva Effigy Mods.

Making your Own Lich: Custom Liches, Kuva Effigy and Its Mods:

After defeating your very first Lich, you will get the following message, and the Kuva Effigy itself, which will allow you to begin the process of making your own, custom-tailored Liches.

Ordis: Operator, you have a message. It's REALLY well-encrypted. Huh.

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My Dearest Murderer,

You enjoyed that fight, didn't you? You enjoyed killing that poor little creature?

I sure enjoyed watching you do it. And I have good news, both for you, and me: soon, you'll have plenty more targets to kill.

Have this Effigy, it is imbued with a spark of my power, and will allow you to have even more fun, fighting whatever you'll desire.

Continue killing, and you'll be able to conjure enemies of all kinds, ripe for you to murder all the same. Doesn't that sound like great fun?

I know you'll just love it. And I'll love it too.

I hope to see more of your fighting prowess soon.

Love and Kisses,

Killer Queen

The Effigy can be upgraded with Effigy Mods, acquirable from defeating Liches, guaranteed.

Additionally, you can transmute 3 Defiled (used up) Requiem Codes to obtain a new Effigy Mod, guaranteed to be one you didn't have before! This is a great way to fill up your collection!

e.g. A Lich you defeated had a weakness to Heat, an ability to create plasma pillars and was afraid of Kubrows. You obtain mods with these specific modifiers. These can now be applied to the Kuva Effigy, to force the next spawned Lich to have those exact traits. You can literally apply all possible mods to a single Lich if you really want and actually have all the mods. In fact, the game should probably give you an achievement for that, lol.

Custom-made Lich "recipes" can be given to other players, if they agree to it. You can challenge your clanmates to who can beat a specific Lich the fastest or something.

Oh, and don't worry, these mods don't expire, once you got them, they stay in your inventory forever.

Happy hunting.

 

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Now, you probably thought I'm done messing with this update, right?

No, I'm not.

Now that Liches are reworked, it's time for the Kuva weapons.

The "lul, 40 lelvluls and lul% elulmentlul dumbage" is not good enough for yours truly. Prepare for the Kuva Alchemy!

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56 minutes ago, HugintheCrow said:

Prepare for the Kuva Alchemy!

Can we at least keep the way the Kuva Quartakk is basically a SUPER QUATZ now? I like that part.

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13 hours ago, (XB1)Fluffywolf36 said:

Can we at least keep the way the Kuva Quartakk is basically a SUPER QUATZ now? I like that part.

You'll be able to keep the full-auto part in some capacity, for sure.

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Kuva Alchemy:

Kuva Alchemy was a discipline known only to the upper echelon of the Orokin, and so it was forgotten after they were destroyed. However, this happened in the Ourworld. Back in her Realm, Gaia Drull, the Triumphant Queen became a master of this arcane art way before she even dabbled with the Riven. And now, she has given the gift of knowledge to the Wyrm Queen, and some chosen Grineer Nobles.

And so this forgotten lore is practiced once again...

The Alchemists:

Gaia Drull:

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Finally, we get to introduce her for real. Gaia Drull, The Queen Triumphant , The Absolute Conqueress, The Evermaiden, The Bane of Torment, The Fate-Forgotten... The Killer Queen. Her powers are even greater than the amount of titles she bears. Being the only known Grineer Queen to avoid the BAD END Fate Disturbance that caused all other Queens to die, she is the pinnacle of strength. She has conquered many worlds and instated a brutal and unyielding regime. And she is extremely bored... Our universe seems so interesting though, perhaps this never-ending conflict may satiate her lust for blood and death?

Magis Trekt:

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Magis Trekt is the only person Gaia took with her on the journey to Ourworld. This Ascendant Grineer Lady is an expert on Kuva Alchemy and the matters of Riven. She is now the personal teacher of the Wyrm Queen.

Zek Sakra:

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Zek is a reclusive, asocial genius, who refuses to work unless she is given the orders by the only person she likes, Sahra Regor. It is pretty evident this feeling is pretty strong, as Zek attempted to make herself look quite similar to Sahra. Regardless of her emotional stability, Sakra is amazing at creating exotic weaponry and items (one example being the Sabra).

Sahra Regor:

You know her well already.

Klora Vann:

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Klora Vann is often called the Grineer Mother, as she is the one who conceived the new and improved cloning technologies used even today. Her work in the field of genetics has made her frequently cooperate with Tyl Regor, Frud Tengus and even the reclusive Trecha Krall.

Sange Vann:

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Sange is a nearly 1 to 1 clone of Klora Vann, with the one big difference being that he is male. He was created to be a handy assistant (or even the subject) during experiments, but his intellect came to be pretty much equal to Klora, so using him for menial tasks would be a waste. Since then, he has become a scientist of his own, although his potential is diminished by his chronic pain, which he tries to fix by abusing the Synthula drug.

Bwott M'Dakk:

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The incredibly extravagant Bwott M'dakk is one of the top secret circle of the Kuva Alchemists. His esoteric armour allows him to break rules of reality and control impossible powers, which he employs in his research. It wouldn't be far off to say he's one of the highest positioned males in the entire Empire.

 

The Alchemical Table:

WIP!!!

 

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5 hours ago, HugintheCrow said:

You'll be able to keep the full-auto part in some capacity, for sure.

That's good, that's good. I always ADS on the Quartakk anyway, and having bonus full-auto (especially if you can break it like with the Quatz lol) seems fun.

I'm just really looking forward to the thing lol

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New Blood update:

I reevaluated the Requiem Mods, and decided to put them back into existence. However, Requiem Relics still don't exist anymore. Here is how you get the Mods/Codes:

On 2019-11-08 at 3:25 AM, HugintheCrow said:

Requiem Codes are obtainable from a bevy of different activities, allowing you to focus on your favourite gamemodes and acquire them passively as a bonus o the regular loot. The Requiem Codes are meant to be dropping like candy, as you want to "defile" (use up all charges) as many as possible. (See the Custom Lich section for the reason why).

Where to obtain Requiem Codes:

1. Kuva Siphons grant one Requiem Code on completion (guaranteed), Floods grant 2 whole Codes.

2. Arbitration Drones can drop Requiem Codes, in addition to the Vitus Essence (these 2 drops don't interfere with each other).

3. Any Kuva Fortress mission has a high chance of rewarding a Requiem Code on completion, and additionally, every 2 Kuva Harvesters in Kuva Survival are a guaranteed Requiem Code! If that's not enough, Kuva Fortress tiles have a chance to spawn a unique Alchemical Trace resource node, which drops a Requiem Code upon being destroyed.

4. Martian Tombs can contain Requiem Codes in their Reward Chests.

And here is what you can do with them after they are used up:

On 2019-11-08 at 3:25 AM, HugintheCrow said:

Additionally, you can transmute 3 Defiled (used up) Requiem Codes to obtain a new Effigy Mod, guaranteed to be one you didn't have before! This is a great way to fill up your collection!

 

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Kuva-Corrupted Data Fragments (aka Kuva Lich lore):

First, let me remind you that you can obtain these by simply defeating Liches.

Second, you can also read them here, duh.

Each Fragment has a text portion in the codex, as well as a hidden voice recording (just like the Ordis' Cephalon Fragments).

"Her Appearance":

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Text:

Her mere presence commands immense respect from inferiors. Even the Wyrm Queen had to fight off an instict to knell before her for some days after Gaia's arrival. This giantess required the Inner Sanctum to be rebuilt, for her sheer size disallowed her from moving around. Even without the mechanical throne-tail, Gaia Drull towers over nearly everyone in the Fortress. And these Leg-Blades, what are they made out of? It's as if they exude a distinct aura of complete, overpowering strength, separate from the Triumphant Queen's.

Voice:

Sud Gam, Kuva Fortress Overseer General: "I'll admit, remaking the entirety of the Fortress just to let her slither around took us less than I expected. I feel like she made us faster, somehow. Anyway, no matter who she actually is, or how she appeared here, I'm glad. I saw the Queen the other day. She seemed determined, and stronger. Way better than right after the Elder Queen's death. And that makes me feel stronger too, it makes me feel as if the whole Empire is stronger. And for that, I'll go to the deepest parts of hell if Gaia asks me to."

"She Rives":

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Text:

The simple truth is that the reality we live in is controlled by those who are considered [strong]. Most creatures fear [strength], and the difficulty of obtaining it, and wallow in their [weakness]. But if one was to consider herself a [Queen], being [weak] is unforgivable. You must rise to the [pinnacle of strength], my dear. Only then will you deserve the Empire of your dreams.

Voice:

Wyrm Queen, the Leader of the Grineer Empire: "I was afraid of death. When my dear sister died, I expected to follow her, as I always did. But now, this has changed. I no longer wish to follow my sister. I no longer wish to be with my sister. I wish for overwhelming strength. I wish for complete obliteration of my enemies. I wish to [Rive] them, as I was [Riven]. I have [the Words]. I have [the Mind]. All I need... is [a Sword]."

"Their Birth":

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Text:

Through the forbidden rituals of the Kuva Alchemy, a Lich is born. This accursed being will live a short, terrible life. Ironic, considering it was gifted with the power of immortality. But in my wor(l)d, even the immortal may die. Even the twice-immortal may die. Even death may die.

Voice:

Magis Trekt, Royal Kuva Arch-Alchemistress: "Creating life is as simple as taking it. Reality demands balance, I give it corruption, and it accepts my gifts, for I have blinded it's laws, and broke the chains of logic. If you wish to learn this craft, make yourself free of reality. We live, bound by laws, but who's to say we can't be the laws ourselves? Who's to say I can't be the reality, which binds the world?"

"We are Lovers":

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Some Nobles didn't accept Gaia immediately, in fact her appearance sparked the greatest rebellion amongst them in the history of the Grineer Empire. It was also the shortest rebellion. She didn't even look at them, and their bodies were torn to shreds instantly. Noone died, but the message was clear. There is only one who continues to question Gaia.

Voice:

Ela Drakkar, the Matriarch of the House Drakkar, [The Greatest, Invincible Huntress]: "I hate her! I hate her behaviour, I hate her speech, I hate her looks, I hate everything about her! I hate her more than Queen-damn Vay Hek! And that... is an achievement. I hate her... because she reminds me... of me."

Gaia Drull, the Killer Queen: "I love you too, dear Ela."

"Their Purpose":

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What is the reason for these "immortal soldiers" if they die so damn easily? These Requiem, how can they be stopped? We won't be able to amass any reasonable force if the Tenno keep killing the Liches! Unless... That's the point. Perhaps they aren't meant to live forever, and their deaths are a gateway to some other, darker design...

Voice:

Gaia Drull, the Killer Queen: "The Liches are immortal. Powerful. They fight the Tenno, and the spectacle is oh, so amusing. But they were't made just for my entertainment. They live, and then they die. Their deaths so beautiful, they can be seen brightly even high above, beyond the Veil. Even in Riven. Even They can see them. And when They do, They come here, interested in the source of such beautiful lights. And when They come, I butcher Them. I needed new boots anyway."

 

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update:

From now on, I will be helping out HugintheCrow more directly in this thread.

More importantly though, new lore update has been released.

The Kuva-Corrupted Data Fragments will allow you to understand better the origins and purpose of the Kuva Liches (in this headcanon universe).

The lore fragments can be read here. Or simply scroll up a little.

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Wait, aren't you the dude who posted a bunch of the ViSoRi lore stuff for Hugin? Huh, neat seeing you interacting here more directly. Can't wait to see what the future of this concept holds.

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