Persona plasmasword

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Persona plasmasword

Persona plasmasword

A metal-cored sword with a cutting edge. Plasma is wrapped around the core, held in place by an energy field. Targets are both sliced by the metal core, as well as burned or ignited by the plasma sheath.
This weapon has an onboard persona that can bond to only a single person. The wielder and intelligent weapon can synchronize their reflexes and attack with frightening speed, accuracy, and creativity. Once bonded to a wielder, the weapon's persona will refuse to be wielded by anyone else.

Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Class
Ultra
Market Value
2500 Silver
Mass
2 kg

Melee Combat

Mode
Melee
Melee Attack 1
Handle
12 dmg (Blunt)
1.6 seconds cooldown
18% armor penetration
Melee Attack 2 
Point
23 dmg (Stab)
2 seconds cooldown
35% armor penetration
Melee Attack 3 
edge
23 dmg (Cut)
2 seconds cooldown
35% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
11.11
Melee Average AP
33%
Technical
weaponTags
Bladelink
thingSetMakerTags
WeaponBladelink


The Persona Plasmasword is a melee weapon added by the Royalty DLC that does a decent amount of damage, has a relatively fast cooldown, and deals sharp damage with the bonus of very frequently setting the opponent on fire. It is the persona weapon variant of the plasmasword.

Acquisition

Persona plasmaswords cannot be crafted. They can instead be purchased from combat suppliers, war merchants, or at Empire settlements, obtained as a quest reward, or found on Empire stellic wardens and nobles of Yeoman rank or above.

Summary

Persona weaponry

The persona monosword is the persona weapon variant of the monosword. Persona weapons form a psychic bond with the first wielder that equips them. This grants or inflicts certain traits with a variety of effects listed below. This bond is also usually both exclusive of other persona weapons and permanent, lasting until either the wielder dies, at which point another pawn may bond with the weapon, or until the weapon is destroyed, at which point the wielder may bond with another persona weapon. The exception is weapons with the Freewielder trait, which form no permanent bond and do not prevent the use of other persona weapons. Additionally, the bond is broken at the moment of death rather than the state of being dead. The bond remains broken if the wielder is resurrected, though they can relink with the weapon if no-one else has.

When bonded, persona weapons have no value, both for trade and for the purposes of raid points.

Persona weapons also improve the combat capabilities of the weapons compared to the baseline versions.

Finally, each persona weapon is given a randomly generated custom name.

Flame damage

Persona plasmaswords perform largely the same as any other melee weapon, with one primary difference. When performing the Cut and Stab attacks, a successful strike has a 70% chance to do an extra 10 Flame damage. As with all Flame damage, this damage has no AP and, if it successfully damages the target, there is a chance to set them on fire.

Analysis

Compared to their base variants, persona plasmaswords boast a significantly higher DPS and can only be used by a single pawn unless they have the Freewielder trait. Persona plasmaswords have randomized names akin to Legendary items from Dwarf Fortress.

As with the base Plasmasword, it can set enemies on fire, this makes a powerful weapon against non-mechanoid enemies in the game. 1v1 fights generally tilt in favor of the plasmasword wielder since setting enemies on fire can prevent them from fighting back.

Quality table

  • Quality Damage Avg DPS Avg AP Market Value
    Awful Persona plasmasword 18.4 8.89 26.4% 1250 Silver
    Poor Persona plasmasword 20.7 10 29.7% 935 Silver
    Normal Persona plasmasword 23 11.11 33% 935 Silver
    Good Persona plasmasword 25.3 12.22 36.3% 1170 Silver
    Excellent Persona plasmasword 27.6 13.33 39.6% 1760 Silver
    Masterwork Persona plasmasword 33.35 16.11 47.85% 3760 Silver
    Legendary Persona plasmasword 37.95 18.33 54.45% 6760 Silver
    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.
  • Note that DPS does not take the chance of Flame damage into account.

    Persona traits

    Persona weapons have individual traits to reflect their individual personalities. Each weapon will have one or two traits. Some traits are good, some are bad, some are just different. Traits affect the weapon's market value, so a weapon with a negative trait will be cheaper. The traits are:

  • Trait name Description Effects Value Exclusivity Commonality
    Psychic hypersensitizer This weapon amplifies the wielder's psychic sensitivity by 40%. This only applies while the weapon is held. Silver 0 Other Psychic Sensitivity Modifiers 0.75
    Psychic sensitizer This weapon amplifies the wielder's psychic sensitivity by 20%. This only applies while the weapon is held. Silver 0 Other Psychic Sensitivity Modifiers 0.75
    Psychic quiet This weapon suppresses the wielder's psychic sensitivity by 15%. This only applies while the weapon is held. Silver 0 Other Psychic Sensitivity Modifiers 0.75
    Psychic fog This weapon suppresses the wielder's psychic sensitivity by 30%. This only applies while the weapon is held. Silver 0 Other Psychic Sensitivity Modifiers 0.75
    Kind thoughts This weapon's persona is kind and supportive. It whispers kind thoughts to whoever it is bonded with, increasing their mood. <NAME>'s kind thoughts: <NAME>, my bonded weapon, is whispering kind thoughts to me. Silver +500 Other Bonded Thought Traits
    Freewielder
    1
    Calm thoughts This weapon's persona is relaxed and steady. It whispers calming thoughts to whoever it is bonded with, increasing their mood. <NAME>'s calm thoughts: <NAME>, my bonded weapon, is whispering calming thoughts to me. Silver +300 Other Bonded Thought Traits
    Freewielder
    1
    Mad muttering This weapon's persona is neurotic and unstable. It mutters mad thoughts to whoever it is bonded with, reducing their mood. <NAME>'s muttering: <NAME>, my bonded weapon, is muttering in my head. It's hard to ignore sometimes. Silver -500 Other Bonded Thought Traits
    Freewielder
    1
    Mad wailing This weapon's persona is highly disturbed and won't shut up about it. It wails mad notions to whoever it is bonded with, suppressing their mood. <NAME>'s wailing: <NAME>, my bonded weapon, is wailing madly in my head. I wish I could ignore it. Silver -1000 Other Bonded Thought Traits
    Freewielder
    1
    Kill-focused This weapon's persona focuses on deaths. If the weapon kills someone, the wielder will instantly gain 20% psyfocus.
    • Instantly gain +20% psyfocus on killing an enemy
    Silver +500 Kill Thought Traits 1
    Kill-happy This weapon's persona loves to kill. If this weapon kills someone, its joy will transmit psychically to the wielder, making them happier for a few days. <NAME>'s kill happiness: <NAME>, was overjoyed with its kill, and feel some of that too.
    • +6 mood, 5 stack limit, 0.25 stack multiplier, lasts 3 days.
    Silver +500 Other Kill Thought Traits 1
    Kill-sorrow This weapon's persona hates killing. If this weapon kills someone, its sorrow will transmit psychically to the wielder, reducing their mood for a few days. <NAME>'s kill sorrow: <NAME>'s sorrow over its kill is affecting my mind as well.
    • -3 mood, 5 stack limit, 0.25 stack multiplier, lasts 3 days.
    Silver -500 Other Kill Thought Traits 1
    Kill thirst This weapon's persona find purpose in bloodshed. If it does not kill for 20 days, it will become angry and psychically complain to whoever is bonded to it. <NAME>'s kill thirst: My bonded weapon <NAME> is angry it has gone so long without killing. I can feel its rage. Silver -700 Kill Thought Traits Traits
    Freewielder
    1
    Psy-meditative This weapon's persona is naturally meditative and helps its wielder focus in psychic meditation. The wielder gains an extra 10% psyfocus per day of meditation, as long as the weapon is held.
    • +10% psyfocus per time meditating
    Silver +500 None 1
    Painless This weapon's persona has some method of psychically disabling pain. The one holding the weapon will feel no pain of any kind. Psychic Painlessness: Pain is disabled by the psychic influence of a wielded weapon. Silver +400 None 1
    Fast mover This weapon's persona has a sense of motion. It confers this onto the wielder, making them move 15% faster as long as the weapon is held. Psychic Speed: Movement is sped up by the psychic influence of a wielded weapon. Silver +600 None 1
    Hunger pangs This weapon's persona loves food, and transmits that onto whoever bonds with it. The bonded person's hunger rate will be 50% higher. Psychic Hunger: Hunger is increased by the psychic influence of a bonded weapon. Silver -600 None 1
    Neural cooling This weapon's persona has the ability to help dissipate the wielder's neural heat. The wielder's neural heat dissipation is improved by 0.15 per second. Assisted neural cooling: Neural heat dissipation is improved by the psychic influence of a bonded weapon. Silver +500 None 1
    Freewielder This weapon's persona does not form bonds in the normal way. Anyone can pick it up and use it.
    • Does not bond
    Silver 0 1
    Jealous This weapon's persona becomes angry when the bonded individual uses another weapon, thus reducing their mood. Names's jealousy: My bonded weapon <NAME> is jealous I am using another weapon. I can feel the rage it is screaming into my head. Silver -600 Freewielder 1
  • Version history

    • Royalty DLC Release - Added as Linked plasmasword.
    • 1.1.2570 - Can now be detected as intended.
    • 1.1.2647 - Linked plasmaswords no longer damaged relations with the Empire without the necessary titles. Previously, a title of Knight or Dame was required.
    • 1.2.2719 - Persona plasmasword damage increased from 20 to 22. Persona plasmasword extra flame damage chance increased from 50% to 70%.