Status effects are temporary modifications to the characters in the game that alter various conditions of the character’s original set of stats. These modifications can eider be an advantage to the character by providing increased health, shield, speed, etc. or hinder the character by deceasing these properties on the character’s stats. Status Effects come into play when heroes or enemies use special powers or abilities. Another way to encounter status effects are by collecting orbs in the story mode, these pickups provide the player with a small boost to aid them in their quest.
What does CC stand for ?
A common gear related question in Battleborn is: “what is cc?” Well on the Battleborn Gear you can find CC Stats, this stands for Crowd Control. These are the status effects shown below.
The Blind status effect temporary obstructs the field of view of the character. As to black bars will crush your vision, leaving just a tiny crack to gaze through. This makes navigation a lot harder and hitting a target almost impossible. Blind does not affect the character in their movement or abilities. Heroes like Benedict could use their skill “Lift Off’ to evade the situation at hand.
The Cloak status effect makes things invisible for other characters to see the object. This effect last a brief moment on heroes or is only relevant at longer distances for objects.
The hasten effect increases the movement speed of the affected targets (Allies).
The Knock Back status effect works similar to the Push Back effect as targets get pushed away. The difference with the knock back effect is that when the target that got pushed away hits an object in the environment it gets stunned for a brief moment. Making this effect a lot more powerful as opponents can be targeted towards walls and other objects.
The Knock up status effect temporary lifts the inflicted character up into the air for a brief moment. This action prevents the inflicted from running away as they cannot control their movement while mid-air. This makes the inflicted feel kinda powerless and intensifies the situation that could result in panic and thereby giving you the upper hand.
The Pull effect sucks targets towards itself (the point of origins) trapping the affected in its force for a brief moment.
The Push status effect temporary pushes the inflicted character away from the infliction point. This effect good for territorial gameplay and keeping a safe perimeter.
The Reveal status effect temporary exposes the cloaked heroes that have into stealth mode.
Silence is a status effect that prevents those affected from using active hero abilities for the duration of the silence. Giving you the upper-hand in 1-on-1 battles as the most powerful actions are placed in these special abilities. Silence can also be very effective in team fights as they prevent the enemy from using their special abilities in combination with each another. For example a healer that cannot do his job keeping the team up is almost useless on the battlefield.
The Slow status effect temporary reduces the afflicted units Movement Speed and Attack Speed by a percentage of their current speeds.
BULLET BUFF (LVL9)
Montana: Intensifies Hailstorm’s slowing effect, further reducing enemy movement speed. If Firestorm augment is active, its damage over time effects are lengthened. +100% Slow or +2 Seconds Duration
The Stun status effect temporary stops all actions of the inflicted character which will take a down state. This is one of the most powerful status effects as the inflicted character isn’t able to move, attack of use special abilities.
The Wound debuff has been modified during the July 20, 2016 Patch. While previously only available to Galilea now multiple Battleborn heroes have this debuff equipped in their arsenal.
Wound now reduces healing, health regeneration and lifesteal received by 60% of any affected target. The wounded target now have a unique third person visual effect to indicate that they will receive reduced healing. This visual indication is shown as red hearts that have a breaking animation as you can seen on the screenshot below.