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How would YOU build: A Lantern

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How would YOU build: A Lantern

We all know them, amazing masters of emotions, creating energy constructs out of colored hard light. Now that we've got a basic set of powers, how would YOU build a Green Lantern homage to honor these intergalactic defenders? Red? Blue?

What do you think best represents the playstyle and look of the Lanterns?
How would Mastery selection play into your decision?

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easy. Start with an aura. You

easy. Start with an aura. You may have to purchase one at the company store or you may get one free...hard to say at this point.

Auras will come in a variety of options but one that looks like a thick outline will work best. Choose to color the aura green. That will be your force field.

Ranged attacks can be colored green too,
You will have options for your secondary power set, make those the same color.
2nd as Support: I would pick barrier generation
2nd as Control: There are a lot of options here, be creative

Your tertiary power set should be some sort of protection set, any effects...color them green.

wala, a green lantern.
There may even be an option in character creation to pick your firing point as a ring. Take it if available. (warning, copyright laws may prevent this. but you really shouldn't notice in play).

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Well from what I understand,

Well from what I understand, green lanterns have varying playstyles, one could make, a hunter who shoots people with orbs made willpower, a striker who summons a variety of weapons to help him in combat, or a control primary who binds people with chain force constructs

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The force control powerset

The force control powerset seems to have something to do with creating constructs I think.

But really you can do anything and be a lantern. There was one who didn't use their ring except for the defensive aura and space breathing.

But if I was to build a lantern homage I'd change up what each color represents. Like have ones that utilize the power of Justice or Law or Vengeance for a red lantern.

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Nice options.

Nice options Cyclops.

Are you saying Ranged as the Primary?
At launch Rangers will have Support as secondary, but will have to wait for Manipulation (the closet Rangers will get to Control, I think).
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To everyone else, yeah I think theres tons of room here, even going melee like Laira Emerald Knight. How would you do it?

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Melee: The devs have said we

Melee: The devs have said we can have a prop without the prop. In other words we can have a sword made out of energy - with just the shape.
Pick options like this in creation and color them green. Different props show different Force powers.

2ndary will be defensive, I would pick solid form as it is not likely to show much in the way of special effects, and use the aura.

Tertiary, go wild and have fun with it.

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It really all depends on what

It really all depends on what kind of character your lantern is. Barrier generation and a ranged blast works pretty well for something standard.

For a red lantern Atrophic blast, aura, ect. Works super well for their burning energy.

For a blue lantern preservation would work pretty well.

Star Sapphires maybe mind control?

Yellow lanterns would use illusion or maybe the vampiric stuff, or just a similar to a green lantern.

Orange lantern would definitely be illusion.

But yeah, if you're making an homage you just need to get their role in the world right and you're most of the way there. So an intergalactic police force that uses an item that grants people powers. It could be anything really.

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Im curious, as Project_Hero

Im curious, as Project_Hero said, how an Operator will do, Force Control plus Barrier Generation. Im hoping my generic "ranged attack" will do enough to asthetically as a green beam attack.

Also PH, changing up the colors, or maybe nixing them all together could be a great twist on the homage.

EDIT: I started this topic because of all the great options available in the given Powers selection. Thanks for helping discuss the excitement.

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Super M. wrote:
Super M. wrote:

Im curious, as Project_Hero said, how an Operator will do, Force Control plus Barrier Generation. Im hoping my generic "ranged attack" will do enough to asthetically as a green beam attack.
Also PH, changing up the colors, or maybe nixing them all together could be a great twist on the homage.
EDIT: I started this topic because of all the great options available in the given Powers selection. Thanks for helping discuss the excitement.

You'd be able to take a ranged blast tertiary with the force control and barrier generation.

For a marvel twist on the Green Lanterns the Nova Corps. Are more or less the marvel equivalent... I think.

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Yeah, since we dont (at least

Yeah, since we dont (at least as far as I'm aware) know much about the tertiaries and their options, I havent really factored them into planned, but thats a super good point, thanks!

And yes, Nova Corp is similar, though I definitely think the energy manipulation is something Id want to carry over, and the asethtic of the energy field Cyclops talked about via Aura.

To a lesser extent - Sentai concepts, like Power Rangers, are a similar concept, if perhaps their own trope.

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A combination of power

A combination of power rangers and green Lanterns would be pretty awesome.

Each Ranger color has their own distinct powers and it's said if a great evil arise the Rangers will combine to battle it.

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I could see that - Or even

I could see that - Or even just let colors differentiate people in different squads and be more of an RP thing, if you got enough people on the idea. Maybe color represents the "reason" you were picked as a Ranger/Corps member? Many different ideas.

I do like sharing some form of weapon, like GLs Rings. Once the character generator is available, might see how putting a gem in various places (guantlet/chest/circlet) might work out, just to tie them together.

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Project_Hero wrote:
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For a marvel twist on the Green Lanterns the Nova Corps. Are more or less the marvel equivalent... I think.

In terms of organization/role in the universe, yeah the Nova Corps are similar, but in terms of actual powers Quasar would probably be a closer fit.

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Super M. wrote:
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Yeah, since we dont (at least as far as I'm aware) know much about the tertiaries and their options, I havent really factored them into planned, but thats a super good point, thanks!

What we know so far is that every secondary set will become a tertiary, just as a scaled down version. There will also be some more unique ones, mainly those that don't fit into making as a primary/secondary sets, and the only example we know about is Super Senses.

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blacke4dawn wrote:
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Yeah, since we dont (at least as far as I'm aware) know much about the tertiaries and their options, I havent really factored them into planned, but thats a super good point, thanks!
What we know so far is that every secondary set will become a tertiary, just as a scaled down version. There will also be some more unique ones, mainly those that don't fit into making as a primary/secondary sets, and the only example we know about is Super Senses.

Did they say that EVERY SINGLE SECONDARY would? I thought they just said they would be pulling tertiaries from secondaries, but I wasnt under the impression it would be all of them or even organized as such..

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Super M. wrote:
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blacke4dawn wrote:
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Yeah, since we dont (at least as far as I'm aware) know much about the tertiaries and their options, I havent really factored them into planned, but thats a super good point, thanks!
What we know so far is that every secondary set will become a tertiary, just as a scaled down version. There will also be some more unique ones, mainly those that don't fit into making as a primary/secondary sets, and the only example we know about is Super Senses.
Did they say that EVERY SINGLE SECONDARY would? I thought they just said they would be pulling tertiaries from secondaries, but I wasnt under the impression it would be all of them or even organized as such..

Ok, didn't find an explicit mention of that every secondary set would be made into tertiaries, just a strong hint that they would.

As for organizing them in the same way as secondaries, this post this post and the announcement itself (Tertiary Sets are often more basic, truncated versions of Secondary Sets.) all but confirm it.

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Thats fair. My mind is still

Thats fair. My mind is still set on a CoH style of power pools, but Im excited to see how they turn out.

Edit: It really seems like theyll help flesh out the characters in both mechanics and in flavor. Can't wait for the manipulation tertiaries to be available as well.