Ability: Gravity Well
Overview[edit | edit source]
Gravity Well is a Science Bridge Officer space ability. It creates a gravity well that draws nearby enemies in while causing minor damage.
Basic Information[edit | edit source]
- Profession: Science
- Locale: Space
- Game Description: Gravity Well creates a spatial anomaly at the target's location that draws enemies to its center and gradually crushes their ships, inflicting kinetic damage. The closer the target is the event horizon, the greater the pull. Graviton Generators skill slightly improves the gravitational pull while also improving the area affected by the anomaly. The damage inflicted by this effect is improved by your Particle Generators skill as well as your current auxiliary power.
Detailed Information[edit | edit source]
- Used by: Science Bridge Officers
- Target: Dead or alive foe
- System: Deflector Dish
- Ability Type: Hazard
- Activation: 0.5 sec
- Range: 10km range; 135' targeting arc
- Starts 15 second cooldown on:
- Duplicate ability cooldown:
- 40 seconds
- Modified by:
- Subsystems power level
- Duty Officer
- Gravimetric Scientist (Gravity Well variant) (Chance to create aftershock Gravity Wells)
- Gravimetric Scientist (Exotic Damage Cooldown variant) (Chance to reduce cooldowns on exotic damage abilities by 10 seconds)
- Deflector Officer (Chance to reduce the recharge time for Deflector abilities)
- Matter-Antimatter Specialist (Chance to knock affected foes' Engines offline for 1 second)
- Psychological Warfare
- +20% Repel
- Psychological Warfare
- Starship Trait
- Checkmate - Control Boff ability will provide boost to Exotic Damage and Projectile Weapon damage
- Electrified Anomalies - BOff anomalies deal electrical damage & grant power boosts
- Improved Gravity Well - Gravity Well anomalies last twice as long, and recharge much faster. Target of Gravity Well suffers -20 All Damage Resistance Rating.
- Particle Feedback Loop - Activation of exotic damage abilities provide bonus to the Skill: Hull Penetration.
- Pilfered Power - Enemy Weapon and Auxiliary Power Levels are drained to enhance your own power levels. + Weapon Firing Speed.
- Spore-Infused Anomalies - Electrical AoE and Subsystem Power drain when activating a Science or Intelligence Bridge Officer Ability
- Temporal Anchor - Your Gravity Wells are visually distinct, deal bonus Radiation damage and disable foe abilities
- Unstable Anomalies - Anomalies cause 5km Heavy Kinetic Explosion to when ability expires
- Trained by:
- Countered by:
Ability Ranks[edit | edit source]
|Ability/User Rank||CD||Ability Effects|
|Rank I: Lieutenant Commander||60-100s||
|Rank II: Commander||60-100s||
|Rank III: Commander||60-100s||
- Above Table for 100 aux 0 EPG and 0 Control Skill points.
Formula/Table[edit | edit source]
- Gravgen points (now known as Control Expertise) = Radius and Pull Strength (labeled as negative Repel)
- Partgen points (now known as Exotic Particle Generator) = Ability Damage
|Skill Points||Radius||Damage Rank 1||Damage Rank 2||Damage Rank 3|
- Notes below will indicate Max for each LVL GW.
Notes/References[edit | edit source]
- The above-listed numbers for area of effect radius are based on stats revealed by developers in a forum post before the numbers were changed by a patch on October 3, 2013. The patch was supposed to increase the area of effect, but the exact numbers are now unknown.
- The above-listed stats for kinetic damage, repel, and area of effect radius are base numbers that can be improved by skills and/or auxiliary power levels.
- Developer forum post  -- Graviton Generators skill effect on Gravity Well radius and repel prior to patch of October 3, 2013
- As of season 11.5 Gravity Well Radius is capped at 12km (24km diameter) @ 400 Control Points.
- Additional Control Expertise beyond this point will still benefit the Pull values.
- Gravity Well I: Base Radius 2km // Max Radius 8km
- Gravity Well II: Base Radius 2.5km // Max radius 10km
- Gravity Well III: Base Radius 3km // Max Radius 12km
Gallery[edit | edit source]