Nictus

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Overview

Nictus are Kheldians that feed off life energy, killing Peacebringers and Warshades. Nictus use Shadow Cysts as a form of life support if no host is available. If the cyst is destroyed, the Nictus will die quickly.

Requiem, as seen in the Blue King CoH comic book.


Notes

Nictus will not spawn unless you are "flagged" for them. Kheldians are always flagged to have them spawn. Non-Kheldians who team with a Kheldian become flagged for them as well. A non-Kheldian who has been flagged to have Nictus spawn will continue to see them spawn until they log out, even if they are no longer teamed with a Kheldian.

The only exception to this is Cimerora, where they are assisting the Cimeroran Tratiors faction of enemies, and can appear in all door missions.

Villain types

All Nictus have incredibly high perception, and can see through most hides.

Minions

Lesser Unbound Nictus

Lesser Unbound Nictus

These free-floating Nictus have been drawn to Earth from somewhere in the cosmos, bridging the distance through a Shadow Cyst. They have not yet joined with or possessed a host, and normally could not survive on a planet's surface for long. However, the dark energies of the Shadow Cyst sustain them, allowing them to hunt for hosts on their own.

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Flight Self Fly
Nictus Entities can Fly.

RadiationBurst NeutrinoBlast.png Dark Nova Bolt Ranged, Light Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Bolt.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Resistance Res( E16 N16 )
Nictus entities are resistant to energy and negative energy damage.

Lesser Unbound Nictus summoned by a Shadow Cyst Crystal gain the following:

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Disjoined Auto, Self Damage
If the Nictus entities leave the Safe Zone of the Shadow Crystal, they will start to die.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Birth Resistance Special: Summon Damage Resistance
When the Unbound Nictus first emerge from the Shadow Crystal, they are resistant to Disjoined illness for a brief time.


Lieutenants

Unbound Nictus

These free-floating Nictus have been drawn to Earth from somewhere in the cosmos, bridging the distance through a Shadow Cyst. They have not yet joined with or possessed a host, and normally could not survive on a planet's surface for long. However, the dark energies of the Shadow Cyst sustain them, allowing them to hunt for hosts on their own.

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Flight Self Fly
Nictus Entities can Fly.

EnergyMastery LaserBeamEyes.png Dark Nova Blast Ranged, Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockdown
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Blast.

DarkCast Torrent.png Dark Nova Emanation Ranged (Cone), Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Emanation.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Resistance Res( E20 N20 )
Nictus entities are resistant to energy and negative energy damage.

Unbound Nictus summoned by a Shadow Cyst Crystal gain the following:

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Disjoined Auto, Self Damage
If the Nictus entities leave the Safe Zone of the Shadow Crystal, they will start to die.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Birth Resistance Special: Summon Damage Resistance
When the Unbound Nictus first emerge from the Shadow Crystal, they are resistant to Disjoined illness for a brief time.


Bosses

Greater Unbound Nictus

These free-floating Nictus have been drawn to Earth from somewhere in the cosmos, bridging the distance through a Shadow Cyst. They have not yet joined with or possessed a host, and normally could not survive on a planet's surface for long. However, the dark energies of the Shadow Cyst sustain them, allowing them to hunt for hosts on their own.

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Flight Self Fly
Nictus Entities can Fly.

EnergyMastery LaserBeamEyes.png Dark Nova Blast Ranged, Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Blast.

DarkCast Torrent.png Dark Nova Emanation Ranged (Cone), Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Emanation.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Dark Nova Detonation Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Detonation.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Resistance Res( E20 N20 )
Nictus entities are resistant to energy and negative energy damage.

Greater Unbound Nictus summoned by a Shadow Cyst Crystal gain the following:

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Disjoined Auto, Self Damage
If the Nictus entities leave the Safe Zone of the Shadow Crystal, they will start to die.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Birth Resistance Special: Summon Damage Resistance
When the Unbound Nictus first emerge from the Shadow Crystal, they are resistant to Disjoined illness for a brief time.


White Dwarf

Every Kheldian energy being retains the patterns of its past hosts, and can use these patterns to transform itself and its current host into an energy-based duplicate of that creature, gaining new abilities in the process. The White Dwarf form is patterned off of a race called the Kurukt that lived on the surface of a neutron star. The White Dwarf form retains the incredible physical resilience of the Kurukt, as well as the ability to channel energy into powerful melee attacks.

Powers

EnergyManipulation BoneSmasher.png White Dwarf Strike Melee, Moderate Energy/Smash Damage, Foe -Defense, Knockdown
Your Defense has been reduced by the White Dwarf Strike.

EnergyManipulation TotalFocus.png White Dwarf Smite Melee, Heavy Energy/Smash Damage, Foe Disorient, -Defense, -Fly, Knockdown
You feel Disoriented. Your Defense and your ability to Fly has been reduced by the White Dwarf Smite.

SuperStrength FootStomp.png White Dwarf Flare Point Blank Area of Effect, Moderate Energy Damage, Foe -Defense, Knockback
Your Defense has been reduced by the White Dwarf Flare.

Regeneration Reconstruction.png White Dwarf Sublimation Self Heal
Through perfect control of your body and energy, you can concentrate for a few moments and heal yourself. This power is only available while in White Dwarf form.


Dark Dwarf

Dark Dwarf

Every Kheldian energy being retains the patterns of its past hosts, and can use these patterns to transform itself and its current host into an energy-based duplicate of that creature, gaining new abilities in the process. The Dark Dwarf form is patterned off of a race called the Ruktur that lived on the surface of a pulsar. The Dark Dwarf form retains the incredible physical resilience of the Ruktur, as well as the ability to channel energy into powerful melee attacks.

Powers

EnergyManipulation BoneSmasher.png Black Dwarf Strike Melee, Moderate Negative/Smash Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, -Fly, Knockdown
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Black Dwarf Strike.

EnergyManipulation TotalFocus.png Black Dwarf Smite Melee, Heavy Negative/Smash Damage, Foe Disorient, -Recharge, -Speed, -Fly, Knockdown
You feel Disoriented. Your ability to Fly and your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Black Dwarf Smite.

ShadowFighting SiphonLife.png Black Dwarf Drain Melee, Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Self Heal
The Black Dwarf has Drained your life to heal itself. Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Drain.

UmbralAura BlackDwarfMire.png Black Dwarf Mire Point Blank Area of Effect, Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Self +Damage, +ToHit
The Black Dwarf has Drained your life to buff it's strength. Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Mire.


Bright Nova

Every Kheldian energy being retains the patterns of its past hosts, and can use these patterns to transform itself and its current host into an energy-based duplicate of that creature, gaining new abilities in the process. The Bright Nova form is patterned off of a race called the Mefnanim that lived in the energy-charged upper atmosphere of a gas giant planet. The Bright Nova form retains the ability fly and to shape and project energy bolts of incredible power.

Powers

RadiationBurst NeutrinoBlast.png Bright Nova Bolt Ranged, Light Energy Damage, Foe -Defense
Your Defense has been reduced by the Bright Nova Bolt.

EnergyMastery LaserBeamEyes.png Bright Nova Blast Ranged, Moderate Energy Damage, Foe -Defense, Knockback
Your Defense has been reduced by the Bright Nova Blast.

PowerBlast EnergyTorrent.png Bright Nova Scatter Ranged (Cone), Moderate Energy Damage, Foe -Defense
Your Defense has been reduced by the Bright Nova Proton Scatter.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Bright Nova Detonation Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Moderate Energy/Smash Damage, Foe -Defense, Knockback
Your Defense has been reduced by the Bright Nova Detonation.


Dark Nova

Dark Nova

Every Kheldian energy being retains the patterns of its past hosts, and can use these patterns to transform itself and its current host into an energy-based duplicate of that creature, gaining new abilities in the process. The Dark Nova form is patterned off a race called the Hulnanim that lived in the lightless depths of a gas giant planet. The Dark Nova form retains the ability to fly and to shape and project Dark Energy bolts of incredible power.

Powers

RadiationBurst NeutrinoBlast.png Dark Nova Bolt Ranged, Light Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Bolt.

EnergyMastery LaserBeamEyes.png Dark Nova Blast Ranged, Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Blast.

DarkCast Torrent.png Dark Nova Emanation Ranged (Cone), Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Emanation.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Dark Nova Detonation Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Moderate Negative Damage, Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Detonation.


Named Enemies

Emerald Barrier Nova

This Dark Nova Nictus is channeling a dark energy shield onto Romulus making him invulnerable to damage in exchange for him fueling it with his life force!

You'll have to destroy all the nearby Barrier Novas to get to Romulus! This viridian-hue Nictus appears to be vulnerable to control attacks.

If you were to control this Nictus without defeating it, you could take advantage of it draining Romulus' regenerative capabilities without protecting him.

Levels: 50-54

Powers

RadiationBurst NeutrinoBlast.png Dark Nova Bolt Ranged, Light DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Bolt.

EnergyMastery LaserBeamEyes.png Dark Nova Blast Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Blast.

DarkCast Torrent.png Dark Nova Emanation Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Emanation.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Dark Nova Detonation Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Detonation.

Power Missing.png Emerald Nictus Barrier Special: Romulus Invulnerability, -Regeneration (while not Held, Confused, Terrorized, Slept, or Intangible)
This Dark Barrier Nova is projecting a barrier onto the Romulus, protecting him from all damage until it is defeated.

Romulus will however, regenerate slower while being shielded by the barrier.

Power Missing.png Nictus Control Barrier Auto, Self Res( All1000 ), +Regeneration (while Held, Confused, Terrorized, Slept, or Intangible)
This Nictus Barrier increases regeneration but leaves the user vulnerable to control attacks!

Leadership Assault.png Assault Toggle, PBAoE, Team +DMG, Res( Pl 75% Tn 75% )
Your attack damage is improved due to good leadership and teamwork. You are partially resistant to Taunt and Placate.

Leadership Tactics.png Constitution Auto, Self Prot( Kb 100 ), +Range
You have extremely strong constitution and are immune to knockback and repel effects.


Ruby Barrier Nova

This Dark Nova Nictus is channeling a dark energy shield onto Romulus making him invulnerable to damage in exchange for him fueling it with his life force!

You'll have to destroy all the nearby Barrier Novas to get to Romulus! This crimson-hued Nictus appears to be more vulnerable to area attacks.

Levels: 50-54

Powers

RadiationBurst NeutrinoBlast.png Dark Nova Bolt Ranged, Light DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Bolt.

EnergyMastery LaserBeamEyes.png Dark Nova Blast Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Blast.

DarkCast Torrent.png Dark Nova Emanation Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Emanation.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Dark Nova Detonation Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Detonation.

Power Missing.png Ruby Nictus Barrier Special: Romulus Invulnerability, -Regeneration
This Dark Barrier Nova is projecting a barrier onto the Romulus, protecting him from all damage until it is defeated.

Romulus will however, regenerate slower while being shielded by the barrier.

Power Missing.png Nictus Area Barrier Auto, Self Def( M33% R33% ), Prot( Ho 50 Im 50 St 50 Sl 50 Co 50 Fr 50 )
This Nictus Barrier protects the user from melee, ranged, and control attacks but leaves the vulnerable to area attacks!

Leadership Assault.png Assault Toggle, PBAoE, Team +DMG, Res( Pl 75% Tn 75% )
Your attack damage is improved due to good leadership and teamwork. You are partially resistant to Taunt and Placate.

Leadership Tactics.png Constitution Auto, Self Prot( Kb 100 ), +Range
You have extremely strong constitution and are immune to knockback and repel effects.


Sapphire Barrier Nova

This Dark Nova Nictus is channeling a dark energy shield onto Romulus making him invulnerable to damage in exchange for him fueling it with his life force!

You'll have to destroy all the nearby Barrier Novas to get to Romulus! This cobalt-hued Nictus appears to be more vulnerable ranged attacks.

Levels: 50-54

Powers

RadiationBurst NeutrinoBlast.png Dark Nova Bolt Ranged, Light DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Bolt.

EnergyMastery LaserBeamEyes.png Dark Nova Blast Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Blast.

DarkCast Torrent.png Dark Nova Emanation Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Emanation.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Dark Nova Detonation Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Detonation.

Power Missing.png Sapphire Nictus Barrier Special: Romulus Invulnerability, -Regeneration
This Dark Barrier Nova is projecting a barrier onto the Romulus, protecting him from all damage until it is defeated.

Romulus will however, regenerate slower while being shielded by the barrier.

Power Missing.png Nictus Ranged Barrier Auto, Self Def( M33% A33% ), Prot( Ho 50 Im 50 St 50 Sl 50 Co 50 Fr 50 )
This Nictus Barrier protects the user from melee, area, and control attacks but leaves the vulnerable to ranged attacks!

Leadership Assault.png Assault Toggle, PBAoE, Team +DMG, Res( Pl 75% Tn 75% )
Your attack damage is improved due to good leadership and teamwork. You are partially resistant to Taunt and Placate.

Leadership Tactics.png Constitution Auto, Self Prot( Kb 100 ), +Range
You have extremely strong constitution and are immune to knockback and repel effects.


Topaz Barrier Nova

This Dark Nova Nictus is channeling a dark energy shield onto Romulus making him invulnerable to damage in exchange for him fueling it with his life force!

You'll have to destroy all the nearby Barrier Novas to get to Romulus! This amber-hued Nictus appears to be more vulnerable to melee attacks.

Levels: 50-54

Powers

RadiationBurst NeutrinoBlast.png Dark Nova Bolt Ranged, Light DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Bolt.

EnergyMastery LaserBeamEyes.png Dark Nova Blast Ranged, Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Blast.

DarkCast Torrent.png Dark Nova Emanation Ranged (Cone), Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Emanation.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Dark Nova Detonation Ranged (Targeted AoE), Moderate DMG(Negative/Special), Foe -Recharge, -Speed, Knockback
Your attack and movement speed has been reduced by the Dark Nova Detonation.

Power Missing.png Topaz Nictus Barrier Special: Romulus Invulnerability, -Regeneration
This Dark Barrier Nova is projecting a barrier onto the Romulus, protecting him from all damage until it is defeated.

Romulus will however, regenerate slower while being shielded by the barrier.

Power Missing.png Nictus Melee Barrier Auto, Self Def( R33% A33% ), Prot( Ho 50 Im 50 St 50 Sl 50 Co 50 Fr 50 )
This Nictus Barrier protects the user from area, ranged, and control attacks but leaves the vulnerable to melee attacks!

Leadership Assault.png Assault Toggle, PBAoE, Team +DMG, Res( Pl 75% Tn 75% )
Your attack damage is improved due to good leadership and teamwork. You are partially resistant to Taunt and Placate.

Leadership Tactics.png Constitution Auto, Self Prot( Kb 100 ), +Range
You have extremely strong constitution and are immune to knockback and repel effects.


Objects

Shadow Cyst Crystal

Shadow Cyst Crystal

These unearthly crystals grow form a Shadow Seed, a hardened physical form created when several Nictus fuse together and solidify themselves. Shadow Cysts project a field that allows Nictus to survive for extended periods without a host even on a planet's surface. The Cysts also act like wormholes, allowing Nictus to travel instantly from one cyst to another, even across interstellar distances. If allowed to grow in the right conditions, a Shadow Cyst can flood a world with Nictus.

Powers

FireTrap FireImps.png Portal Summon 2-6 Unbound Nictus
Nicti energy entities will continue to spawn from this Shadow Crystal until it is destroyed.

Power Missing.png No Attacks
Shadow Cysts do not have any hand-to-hand or ranged attacks at all

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Safe Zone Special: Protection
Nictus Entities are safe, as long as they remain in this zone.

Illusions spectralTerror.png Expel Auto, Point Blank Area of Effect, Ally Repel
The Demons quickly leave the portal as they teleport through it.

FireBlast Inferno.png Medium Explosion Post Death Special: Point Blank Area of Effect, Extreme Fire/Lethal Damage, Foe Disorient, Knockback
The explosion has left you Disoriented.

Invulnerability ToughHide.png Resistance Auto, Self Immobilize, Res( E25 N25 ), Def( All-25 ), Res( Ho 1000% St 1000% Sl 1000% Co 1000% Fr 1000% Tn 1000% ), Resist(Heal)
Inherent resistance of all inanimate objects. Inanimate objects cannot be moved, knocked back, Healed with normal Heal powers, Disoriented, Held, Slept, Confused, Feared, Taunted or debuffed. They are always Immobilized. Since they have no mind, they inherently take less damage from Psionics.


Named bosses

  • Brightshift (Bright Nova)
  • Coldstar (Bright Nova)
  • Fullalbedo (White Dwarf)
  • Lightburner (Bright Nova)
  • Moonbow (White Dwarf)