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Overview Edit

Confuse (or Confusion) is a Status Effect. An enemy under the affects of a Confuse power is unable to correctly distinguish friend from foe.

Confused critters will use beneficial powers on targets they normally consider enemies and harmful powers on targets they normally consider allies. The exception to this is with foes that have rez powers -- even when confused, they will rez their own teammates.

Confused critters do not actually switch sides, become pets or teammates, or become controllable in any way by the thing that Confused them. Confused critters technically remain enemies to player teams and can still be targeted and affected as such, even though they won't return fire while the Confusion lasts. Attacks made by Confused critters cause no aggro.

Confusion does not shut off toggle powers.

Confusion and Experience Edit

An enemy defeated entirely by Confused critters is worth no experience. An enemy that's partially damaged by Confused critters is worth partial experience. However, the split is not perfectly proportional, like it is when multiple competing teams fight the same enemy. When a Confused critter damages another, only 1/4 of its damage counts toward "stealing" experience. The other 3/4 is removed from the target's maximum health before comparing how much damage everyone dealt to it.

Example: If an enemy has 240 Health and you and a random passer-by each do 120 damage to it, you will get half the normal experience (120 / 240). However, if we replace that passer-by with a Confused enemy, experience is distributed as if the Confused helper only dealt 30 damage (1/4 of 120) and the target only had 150 Health to begin with (its real Health minus 3/4 of the confused damage, or 240 - (3/4 of 120)). Since you still dealt 120 damage, your portion of the XP will be 120 / 150, or 80%.
Confuse xp graph


Powers that use Confuse Edit

Ninjitsu BlindingPowder Blinding Powder Ranged Cone, -ToHit, Sleep (Mag 2), Confuse (Mag 2), -Perception.
This power will reliabily either confuse or sleep minion and underling targets when it hits, this power will stack with other player's sleeps/confuses. This power is availible to Stalkers from the Ninjitsu secondary power set at level 35, as well as indirectly to Masterminds through the Jounin in Ninjas after their Kuji In Zen upgrade.
PlantControl SeedsConfusion Seeds of Confusion Ranged Cone, Confusion (Mag 3)
You throw a handful of seeds from a rare Baffle plant at your foes. The seeds spread out in a wide cone and release a dusty chaff that contain a number of alkaloids and hallucinogenic compounds. Foes that come into contact with these seeds become violently confused and will turn and attack each other, ignoring you and all your allies. A confusion AoE available to Controllers and Dominators through the primary power set Plant Control as early as level 8.
Illusions Decieve Deceive Range, Target Confuse (Mag 3)
You can Deceive an enemy into believing their friends are not who they appear to be. If successful, the enemy will ignore you and attack their own allies. If you Deceive someone before they have noticed you, your presence will continue to be masked. A single target power available to Controllers through the primary power set Illusion Control as early as level 2.
MentalControl MindControl Confuse Ranged, Target Confuse (Mag 3)
You can Confuse an enemy, forcing that foe to believe their friends are not who they appear to be. If successful, the enemy will ignore you and attack their own allies. If you Confuse someone before they have noticed you, your presence will continue to be masked. This power is available to Controllers and Dominators through the Mind Control primary power set as early as level 6.
MentalControl Confuse Mass Confusion Ranged Targeted AoE, Foe Confuse (Mag 3)
You can cause Mass Confusion within a group of foes, creating chaos. All affected foes within the area will turn and attack each other, ignoring all your allies. If you Confuse your foes before they noticed you, your presence will continue to go unnoticed. This power is available to Controllers and Dominators through the Mind Control primary power set at level 32.
PsionicAssault PsionicShockwave World of Confusion Toggle: PBAoE, Minor DoT(Psionic), Foe Confuse (Mag 2)
This toggle power allows you to cause psionic damage and cause confusion within a group of foes, creating chaos. The chance of confusing an enemy is lower than the chance of damaging them, and it may take multiple hits to affect stronger opponents. All affected foes within the area will turn and attack each other, ignoring all heroes. A toggle power available to Blasters through the Mental Manipulation secondary power set at level 28.
FortunataTeamwork Confuse Confuse Range, Target Confuse (Mag 3)
You can Confuse an enemy, forcing him to believe his friends are not who they appear to be. If successful, the enemy will ignore you and attack his own allies. If you Confuse someone before he has noticed you, your presence will continue to be masked. A single target power available to Arachnos Widows who have undertaken the Fortunata path. It is available via the secondary power set Fortunata Teamwork from level 28.
FortunataTeamwork AuraOfConfusion Aura of Confusion PBAoE, Foe Confuse (Mag 3)
Aura of Confusion can cause chaos within a group of foes. All affected foes within the area will turn and attack each other, ignoring the user and their allies. If you confuse enemies before they noticed you, your presence will continue to go unnoticed. A confusion PBAoE available to Arachnos Widows who have undertaken the Fortunata path. It is available via the secondary power set Fortunata Teamwork from level 38.


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