The Daily Grind: What MMO abilities make you feel like a rock star?

    
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I’ll admit that there’s a shade of vanity that prompts me to bust out my best and most noticeable skills whenever I’m in an MMO group setting. This was most prevalent back in my City of Heroes days, when I’d be beyond giddy to use that super amazing skill (with a super-long cooldown) in the hopes of impressing everyone as if I had invented it myself.

There’s just something satisfying about busting out an ability that makes you look and perform like a rock star, am I right? There’s a degree of “look at me!” while you’re saving the team or punting the boss into oblivion.

What MMO abilities give you this feeling when you’re able to trigger them?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Dean Greenhoe

The ability that allows me, a solo player, to escape from the group I accidently ran into. :)

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TheQuinch

I’d go with CoH’s Peanutbutter* Triple Stomp. Lobster PBAoE/knockdown, follow up with more of the same in human form, and while everyone’s still trying to get up, follow up with a nuke to add injury to more injury.

Also, while not as flashy, Fulcrum Shift – there’s something so immensely satisfying in seeing the damage bonus value go full teal in triple digits- especially if I get to follow up with Hail of Bullets.

*Peacebringer -> PB -> Peanutbutter

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nobleeinherjar

In FFXIV, pulling off Gunbreaker’s big streak, applying DoTs and pulling off the Rip and Tear combo (and working Blasting Zone in there) while your damage-up buff is running feels awesome. And then you get to be a back-up singer when you’re an off-tank, sharing your tankbuster, giving party-wide magic damage resistance, and a HoT when someone’s in a pinch.

Just everything about Spellslinger in Wildstar. *pours one out for it*

The Dark Templar class in Age of Conan was, as the kids say, pretty metal.

Not really an MMO, but pulling off the various ways you can dodge and counter attack with a Longsword in Monster Hunter is definitely an ego boost.

Being a tricksy Masqueraider in Wakfu always felt cool.

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creationguru

For the current me it’s when I play as a PLD in XIV as there are many times in a dungeon you are on say the 2nd or 3rd boss it’s got 60% life and your 3 party members wipe and then just reset and the run back and are outside the barrier and you stand in ther knowing your kit and every 5 mins you can whipping out your hallowed ground invulnerability skill and tanking the boss down with spectators every time it happens I get a great rush and is so fun.

In older times in UO nothing like a delayed explosion/energy bolt combo to hit at the same time to take down a pvp rival.

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Bruno Brito

These ones.

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Utakata

Moi? Fear the Pink Dragon… <3

(Read: Any spells/abilities for Fire Force Masters in Blade & Soul. Fire Mage spells/abilities in WoW works as equally well.)

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Peregrine Falcon

I feel like a rock star every time I fire off Total Focus on on my Invuln/EM Tank.

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Oleg Chebeneev

My Эскулап (dunno eng class name) in Archeage was kinda rock star, doing music instrument noises that drove everyone insane. Here is old video of mine:

If we talk about shiny visual effects, than nothing compares to Lost Ark.

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Aldristavan

Void Eruption on my Shadow Priest!

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Sashaa

Definitely playing as a Sith Warrior in SWTOR. Force abilities like Push/Throw/Grapple/Choke… I guess Darth Vader is my definition of a rock star!