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The Controller is at the same time the weakest and yet the most powerful of the archetypes. The Controller has few offensive attacks and possesses few hit points. But the Controller has access to a range of powers and abilities that no one else does. Armed with these powers, a Controller can affect the behavior of villains, from freezing them in place, to putting them to sleep, to routing them away. Armed with such abilities, the Controller is the backbone for any super group, but the Controller depends upon their teammates for protection.
The Controller's power sets are:
Primary Power Sets
- A Controller's primary power sets are designed specifically for control. They are:
Secondary Power Sets
- A Controller's secondary power sets are designed for buffing or debuffing. They are:
* Nature Affinity requires purchase on the Paragon Market.
* Time Manipulation requires VIP status or purchase on the Paragon Market.
* Darkness Affinity requires VIP status or purchase on the Paragon Market.
Ancillary Power Pools
Patron Power Pools
- An additional perk enjoyed by Controllers is a chance of getting an extra point of magnitude on the Status Effects that nearly all their primary powers cause. The word "Overpower" appears above affected enemies when this happens. This inherent is not represented by a power icon.
- Controllers have been in the game since Issue 0, originally as a City of Heroes archetype. Their original primary powersets were Earth Control, Fire Control, Gravity Control, Ice Control, Illusion Control, and Mind Control. Their original secondary powersets were Empathy, Force Field, Kinetics, Radiation Emission, and Storm Summoning.
- Fire Mastery, Ice Mastery, Primal Forces Mastery, Psionic Mastery and Stone Mastery were added to the game in Issue 3.
- Sonic Resonance and Trick Arrow were added to the game in Issue 5.
- Plant Control and Thermal Radiation were proliferated to Controllers in Issue 12.
- Cold Domination was proliferated to Controllers in Issue 16.
- Electric Control was added to the game with Going Rogue.
- The Patron Power Pools were made available to Controllers in Issue 18.
- As of Issue 21, access to Controllers requires VIP status, purchase on the Paragon Market, or 13 Reward Tokens in the Paragon Rewards Program.
- Time Manipulation was added to the game in Issue 21.
- Poison was proliferated to Controllers in Issue 21.
- Darkness Control and Darkness Affinity were added to the game in Issue 22.
- Nature Affinity was added to the game on August 21, 2012.
- Archetypes documentation on official City of Heroes site
- Official City of Heroes Manual as a zipped PDF file