Phoebe - Battleborn Character Profile Page
NAME:Phoebe Elizabeth Audelia Hemsworth IV
WEAPON: Five Virtues
SKILL 1: Phasegate
SKILL 2: Blade Rush
ULTIMATE: Blade Cascade
PASSIVE: True Strike
Inventor, adventurer, and heiress to one of the largest family fortunes within the Last Light Consortium, Phoebe Elizabeth Audelia Hemsworth the Fourth is NOT to be trifled with. Always ready for adventure, Phoebe rushed to the aid of the universe, accompanied by her multi-phasal sabre, Addonexus, earning her the title “Mageblade” among her friends. Phoebe is lured by her fascination with Eldrid “magic,” ancient relics, and her penchant for bringing more of her Hemsworth Magetech to the battlefield.
- Development Name: MageBlade
- Character Concept:
- Character Designer: Grant Kao
- Character Concept Artist:
- Voice: Elizabeth Maxwell
- Phoebe was named internally for her original designer’s wife.
- Phoebe’s rapier, Addonexus, was named by the daughter of Battleborn’s Creative Director.
- As mentioned in the lore Phoebe is the Daughter of Bertholomew Hemsworth. Bertholomew is also the name of one of the Gearbox Designers.
- During concept development Gearbox used assets from Borderlands 2 as temporary placeholder. They used Maya as a character model with Zero’s Katanas as the floating swords.
- The early concept was that Phoebe had just 1 rapier that time shifted and therefore looked like she had multiple rapiers. This idea was later scraped.
- Early in development Phoebe had a skill that looked like Rath’s ultimate move. Phoebe’s swords would spin around her and kill everything surrounding her. This skill was something she could do every 10 seconds, but was later removed from the game.
- Brian Thomas mentioned that Phoebe was the 6 or 7th Battleborn hero Gearbox designed.
- Phoebe’s eyes are red because of the HUD in her contact-lenses, which she uses to control her abilities.
Phoebe’s primary attack chains multiple melee-range rapier strikes, while her secondary attack activates True Strike.
Phoebe’s high-tech formal wear and telekinetic rapiers can be augmented to substantially increase her survivability and lethality.
After a brief charging period, Phoebe teleports to a target location, releasing the charge, dealing 142 damage to nearby enemies.
Cooldown: 23 seconds
Phoebe launches a barrage of four charged rapiers that pierce enemies, each dealing 36 damage.
Cooldown: 17 seconds
[ULTIMATE] BLADE CASCADE:
Conjures a storm of falling rapiers dealing 179 damage for 5 seconds to a large area.
Cooldown: 55 seconds
[PASSIVE] TRUE STRIKE:
Phoebe swipes at enemies and activates her high-tech formal wear to propel herself in any direction.
Cooldown: 9 seconds
During the course of a gameplay session your Battleborn will earn experience points by taking down enemies or complete challenges. By earning enough XP Points your Hero will level up and gets presented a choice between two different augmentations in the Helix skill tree. Per level you can only choose one of these skills to enhance your character’s abilities.
Phoebe’s Helix Skill Trees:
THE MARCH OF SCIENCE
THE ART OF COMBAT
Exiting Phasegate grants increased movement speed of a short time. +30% Move Speed Increase for 3 Seconds
Enemies hit by Blade Rush will be marked and silenced by the last strike of Phoebe’s primary melee combo. +3 Second Silence Duration
Phoebe’s shields immediately begin recharging after using Phasegate.
Phasegate creates a field at Phoebe’s target destination that slows nearby enemies. +6 Second Slow Duration
Increases maximum shield strength and shield recharge rate. +240 Shield Strength, +105 Shield Recharge per Second
Phoebe’s melee attacks deal increased damage. +18% Weapon Damage
After completing her primary melee combo, Phoebe temporarily deals increased damage with True Strike. +150% Damage
Blade Rush blades travel slower but explode on contact, damaging nearby enemies.
When Blade Rush strikes an enemy, the skill’s cooldown is reduced. Increased effect on major enemies. Up to -2 Second Cooldown Time
Landing a hit with True Strike increases Phoebe’s defense for a short time. +30% Damage Reduction for 3 Seconds
Phoebe attacks a second time with True Strike dealing increased damage. +40% Damage
True Strike chains a second attack after the dodge that hits all targets in a close range.
Reduces Phasegate’s cooldown time. -20 Cooldown Reduction
Blade Rush penetrates the enemy’s defenses, wounding them. +3 Seconds Wound Duration
When Phoebe’s shield is broken, Phasegate’s cooldown is instantly reset.
Increases damage of all skills. +15% Skill Damage
Increases Phoebe’s primary melee attack speed. +20% Attack Speed
Substantially increases Phasegate casting range.
Increases the effect of all buffs imparted by Phasegate. +15% Damage
Adds a portion of Phoebe’s current shield strength to Blade Rush as bonus damage. +12% Current Shield as Damage
The further Blade Rush’s travels before striking an enemy, the more damage it deals. Up to +100% Damage
Increases Blade Rush’s damage when enemies are in close range. Up to +40% Damage
Enemies struck by Blade Cascade suffer increased damage from all sources for a short time. +16% Damage Amplification
Increases Blade Cascade area of effect. Moving through the area grants a temporary boost in movement speed. +50% Area of Effect Radius, +30% Increased Move Speed
Blade Cascade’s area of effect travels with Phoebe but deals less damage. -60% Damage
Phoebe Guides by the Community
- Phoebe in-depth guide by Kitru
- If you take right option at level 8 with Phoebe, you get 9 seconds of increased movement speed if you took left option at level 1.
- Phoebes’s legendary only works with true strike and if you use any other primary attack the stacks will go back to 0. So don’t bother using it
- If you have less than 20% atk speed(something like that) and hold primary and secondary attack with phoebe, the animation cuts only allowing 3 hits and not the full combo.
- You can hold both attack buttons as phoebe to continuously alternate between the two. Good for keeping on people, but it should be noted that each hit in phoebe’s left click combo does more than the previous.
- THE SKY IS FALLING
Damage 8 enemies at aonce with Blade Cascade, 5 times.
- MY BUTLER BUDDY
Play 5 matches on the same team as Marquis.
- AD3ENTURES IN PHASING
Teleport 250,000 meters with Phasegate.
Deal 1,800 damage in a single use of Blade Rush.
- DANCING LESSONS PAY OFF
Deal 80,000 damage with True Strike.
Phoebe’s legendary gear is rewarded to the player when all lore challenges are completed.
–== H.I.E. PRESS RELEASE
–== FIVE VIRTUES™ PHASIC BLADE SYSTEM
–== FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE y.19954, d.100
ARCFLEET—The Hemsworth Intelligence Enterprise, a subsidiary of the Last Light Consortium (LLC), announced the Five Virtues™ Phasic Blade System today, a revolutionary new hands-free method of wielding multiple blades without a single touch!
Using the Hemsworth Intelligence Enterprise’s groundbreaking MageTech™ technology, the Five Virtues™ Phasic Blade System responds to even the most rudimentary cerebral commands, removing the need for care or consideration whilst handling sharp objects.
“I’ve been using blades in the kitchen for almost 35 years, and I’ve had my share of cuts and scrapes. With MageTech™, I can avoid the emergency room at last,” said Harrison Miner, organic executive chef at La Petite Langue. “Now, I can finally touch salt again.”
Hemsworth heir Phoebe Elizabeth Audelia Hemsworth IV will demonstrate the Five Virtues™ Phasic Blade System, a design of her own invention, at the upcoming Minion Robotics War and Technology Expo, where she’s expected to exhibit her mastery of MageTech™ using her sabre “Addonexus”.
“Cerebral control has applications in business, services, transportation, and countless other industries,” said Hemsworth. “Also, my technology is better than everybody else’s.”
Demonstrations of MageTech™ and the Five Virtues™ Phasic Blade System are available by appointment only. Purchases may be deducted directly from LLC corporate expense accounts.*
*Hemsworth Intelligence Enterprise and the LLC are not responsible for death, dismemberment, property damage, or discomfort of any kind resulting from the use of the Five Virtues™ Phasic Blade System or MageTech™. The user accepts all responsibility upon purchase. No returns. No refunds. If you or a loved one has suffered loss of life/limb directly from use of the Five Virtues™ Phasic Blade System or MageTech™, please return all parts to a local LLC representative so they may be sold to a more suitable, living customer.
The Sky Is Falling
|| BATTLEBORN RECRUITMENT SEMI-MANDATORY BACKGROUND CHECK
|| PERFORMED BY: Gunnar Kleese
|| TOPIC: PHOEBE ELIZABETH AUDALIA HEMSWORTH IV (a.k.a. “Miss Snot-Nose-Silver-Spooned-Puffy-Pants”)
|| DATE: y.19958, d.95
Captain Ghalt –
As you have demanded, I am providing to you a report on any promising LLC affiliates we might consider contacting in regards to our little band of happy-go-lucky Doom-Avoiders.
First, the stats, and then my opinion (though, frankly, it’s only the latter you should care about).
NAME: Phoebe Elizabeth Audalia Hemsworth IV
PEDIGREE: Heiress of the Hemsworth Dynasty, Daughter of Bertholomew Hemsworth, Active Tradelord of the Hemsworth Arcship.
FAMILIAL WORTH: The Hemsworth Dynasty, whose origins travel 500 years hence with the rise of the legendary Hemsworth Manufactory Fleet, have contributed a number of social and technological staples of our current age, including the “Magnus” line of artificial intelligences. They are a high-ranking family among the Guilded Enclave (the ruling dynastic franchises of the Last Light Consortium).
SPECIES: Female Human. Sadly.
SKILLS / ACCREDITATIONS: Known to be an eccentric inventor, focusing on non-cybernetic solutions to problems (disappointing). She claims to have succeeded in blending Eldrid “magic” hoo-ha with LLC tech to craft cerebrally-directed sabers. (I did this with foam rings when I was five. Just FYI.) She is also a capable fencer. (Did I mention sabers?) Claims some skill at dancing. Likes to float, apparently.
KNOWN ASSOCIATES: The Magnus robot Marquis d’Caliber, who once served as her family’s butler and steward, prior to the Great Severance.
It is my recommendation, based on my years of
END OF LINE_
// MARKED_FOR_DELETE: ~T.GHALT // COMMENT: Got it. Let’s recruit her. //
Dancing Lessons Pay Off
–== INVOICE: Kesterton Academy of Dance
–== DATE: 19946.52
–== AMOUNT: 3,800,837,847,837.96 credits
Please review the attached cost breakdown for the damage caused by the young Miss Hemsworth to our Montgomery Ballroom.
While she should have been practicing the Volstein Waltz, Miss Hemsworth – who, frankly, has never shown much promise as a dancer – took it upon herself to shatter our fine display case, made of rare sugar glass from Sombar VIII, and steal an antique rapier that belonged to my great-great-grandfather, the esteemed Admiral Theodore Kesterton.
As if that weren’t ghastly enough, Miss Hemsworth proceeded to terrorize the other students as the rapier bounded to and fro (seemingly of its own accord!), slashing our lovely Kesterton tapestries, splitting the Kesterton family crest that hangs above the foyer doors in twain, and ruining my mother’s finest silk frock.
Miss Hemsworth is no longer allowed in our establishment. I wish you luck in teaching her to behave in a manner more befitting a lady of her stature.
Senior Dance Counselor
Adventures in Phasing
–== ARCSHIP HEMSWORTH GUILDSHIP : HEMSWORTH PRIVATE ENCLAVE
–== AUDIO LOG: INCIDENT BETWEEN P.E.A.H. IV and M.M. D’CALIBER
–== DATE: y.19945, d.181
(Audio log attached, transcript below.)
Marquis: Young miss, please! Please, put that down before you hurt yourself! It is incredibly dangerous!
Phoebe: Are you frightened, Marquis? Frightened of a wittle girl?
Marquis: Pah! Hardly! I am frightened of your parents! Now, put the phase distorter down before I… before I…
Phoebe: Before you what? Come on, Magnus! Cat got your tongue? Out with it!
Marquis: BEFORE I DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, YOU DETESTABLE THING!
(Marquis growls angrily; Phoebe shrieks.)
Phoebe: MARQUIS! MARQUIS, STOP THAT THIS INSTANT!
Marquis: I… oh. Oh my. Young miss, I am dreadfully sorry, but I… I don’t know what came over me!
Phoebe: Dad! DAD! THE BUTLER JUST TRIED TO KILL ME!
My Butler Buddy
–== ARCSHIP HEMSWORTH ARMS: HEMSWORTH SMALL ARMS MANUFACTORY
–== R&D REQUEST – ARMAMENT AUGMENTATION:
–== “A PROPER APPRECIATION FOR OWLS FOR MY BUTLER BUDDY MARKEE”
–== REQUEST FOR: PHOEBE ELIZABETH AUDELIA HEMSWORTH IV (age 8)
Dear mister people at the top,
My butler buddy Mister Markee the robot tells me not to be scared of the dark things outside my window. I saw a dark thing. Mister Markee said it was one of the varellsee. They are scary.
Mister Markee says that varellsee can fly. He said they eat the stars too.
I saw an owl fly once in my garden. Mister Markee said he did not have a proper appreciation for owls.
I am telling you now to send me a Proper Appreciation for Owls to Mister Markee so he can make owls for me that can keep the varellsee away from my window at night.
I am patient and can wait until tonight maybe tomorrow.
Mister Markee says I should write THANK YOU here.
THANK YOU here.
PHOEBE ELIZABETH AUDELIA HEMSWORTH