Arachnos/Night Widows

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This article is about the enemy faction. For the Epic Archetype, see Arachnos Widow.

Overview

The Night Widows are Arachnos' beautiful and deadly assassins.

Night Widows are trained in the arts of stealth, infiltration, and disguise.
They spend most of their time in civilian clothes and assumed identities, ferreting out secrets or blackmailing business leaders into cooperating with Arachnos's designs.
If assigned a mission that involves combat, the Night Widow has discretion to form a strike team composed of other Arachnos forces. (1)

This Arachnos Corps is under command of Ghost Widow (2)


NOTABLE NIGHT WIDOWS


Contact Small Ghost Widow.jpg Ghost Widow
Ghost Widow is the current leader of the Night Widows. When she was alive, Ghost Widow used to be one of them, but she was killed in action along her whole support squad in 1989. Her ghost started haunting the place shortly after. When Arachnos attempted to exorcize the ghost they realized her immense power and Lord Recluse ordered to recruit her for Arachnos.


Contact Small Nocturne.jpg Night Widow Nocturne

Nocturne is known as the deadliest operative Arachnos has ever produced. Ruthless and arrogant, she has a relation of love/hate with Arbiter Sands. Both of them have been assigned to an Arachnos operation in the Paragon City zone of Overbrook.


SOURCES

1 - CoH official site: signature villains, Ghost Widow.
2 - Ghost Widow: Test the ceremony on Red Widow

Enemy Types

Minions

Blood Widow

Blood Widow

Blood Widows are Arachnos' beautiful but deadly assassins. Pray you do not feel their kiss.

Levels:25-33

Powers

Quills Lunge.png Poison Dart Ranged, Light Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Regeneration
Poison Dart does light lethal damage to all your foes, then poisons them. The poison does toxic damage over time and reduces their regneration rate.

Quills Swipe.png Swipe Melee, Light Damage, Lethal) Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Swipe does light lethal damage to your foe, then poisons them. The poison does toxic damage over time and slows their recovery and movement speed.

Quills Lunge.png Lunge Melee, High Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Lunge forward stabbing and poisoning a targeted foe with a large Spine on your arm. Lunge deals moderate damage. Spine poison slows affected foes.

Claws Slash.png Slash Melee, High Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
You can energize and lash out with your arms, causing damage to all foes surrounding you. This attack also weakens the Speed of those struck.

Lieutenants

Blood Widow

Blood Widow

Blood Widows are Arachnos' beautiful but deadly assassins. Pray you do not feel their kiss.

Levels:15-24

Powers

Quills Lunge.png Poison Dart Ranged, Light Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Regeneration
Poison Dart does light lethal damage to all your foes, then poisons them. The poison does toxic damage over time and reduces their regneration rate.

Quills Swipe.png Swipe Melee, Light Damage, Lethal) Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Swipe does light lethal damage to your foe, then poisons them. The poison does toxic damage over time and slows their recovery and movement speed.

Quills Lunge.png Lunge Melee, High Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Lunge forward stabbing and poisoning a targeted foe with a large Spine on your arm. Lunge deals moderate damage. Spine poison slows affected foes.

Night Widow

Night Widow

Night Widows are trained in stealth, infiltration, disguise and cold blooded murder. Most of their victims never see them coming.

Levels:34-54

Powers

Gadgets SmokeGrenade.png Smoke Grenade Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), No Damage, Foe -Perception, -Accuracy
The Smoke Grenade envelops all those in the affected area in a cloud of smoke. Most villains will not be able to see past normal melee range, although some may have better perception. If the villains are attacked, they will be alerted to your presence, but will suffer a penalty to their chance to hit.

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Mental Blast Ranged, Psionic, Foe -Recharge
The basic psionic attack does moderate damage and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed.

PsychicBlast PsychicScream.png Psychic Scream (Ranged, Cone, Psionic) Foe -Recharge
This howl of Psionic energy resonates in the minds of all foes within its conical area of effect, inflicting moderate damage.

Claws ClawsStrike.png Strike Melee, High Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Strike does high lethal damage to your foe, then poisons them. The poison does toxic damage over time and slows their recovery rate and movement speed.

Claws Slash.png Slash Melee, High Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
You can energize and lash out with your arms, causing damage to all foes surrounding you. This attack also weakens the Speed of those struck.

Claws SpinningClawsAttack.png Spin Melee, Area of Effect, Moderate Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Spin does moderate lethal damage to all foes within an 8' radius of you, then poisons them. The poison does toxic damage over time and slows their recharge rate and movement speed.

Invisibility Stealth.png Stealth Toggle: Self Stealth, +Defense
You blend into your environment and can only be seen at very close range. If you attack while using this power, you will be discovered. Even if discovered, you are hard to see and have a bonus to Defense. While Invisible, your movement is Slowed.

PsionicMastery MindOverBody.png Mental Training Auto: +Res( P50 ), +Def( P20 ), +Def( M30 R20 A25 ), +Prot( Ho 4.0 Im 4.0 St 4.0 Sl 4.0 ), +Res( Sl 50 ), +ToHit (15%)
The Night Widow is resistant to Psionic Damage, as well as Sleep, Hold, Immobilization and Disorient effects. They have improved Defense and Accuracy.


Bosses

Night Widow

Night Widow

Night Widows are trained in stealth, infiltration, disguise and cold blooded murder. Most of their victims never see them coming.

Levels:21-33

Powers

Gadgets SmokeGrenade.png Smoke Grenade Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), No Damage, Foe -Perception, -Accuracy
The Smoke Grenade envelops all those in the affected area in a cloud of smoke. Most villains will not be able to see past normal melee range, although some may have better perception. If the villains are attacked, they will be alerted to your presence, but will suffer a penalty to their chance to hit.

PsychicBlast MentalBlast.png Mental Blast Ranged, Psionic, Foe -Recharge
The basic psionic attack does moderate damage and can slightly reduce a target's attack speed.

PsychicBlast PsychicScream.png Psychic Scream (Ranged, Cone, Psionic) Foe -Recharge
This howl of Psionic energy resonates in the minds of all foes within its conical area of effect, inflicting moderate damage.

Claws ClawsStrike.png Strike Melee, High Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Strike does high lethal damage to your foe, then poisons them. The poison does toxic damage over time and slows their recovery rate and movement speed.

Claws Slash.png Slash Melee, High Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
You can energize and lash out with your arms, causing damage to all foes surrounding you. This attack also weakens the Speed of those struck.

Claws SpinningClawsAttack.png Spin Melee, Area of Effect, Moderate Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Spin does moderate lethal damage to all foes within an 8' radius of you, then poisons them. The poison does toxic damage over time and slows their recharge rate and movement speed.

Claws Evicerate.png Eviscerate (Only Level 25 and up) Melee, Extreme Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
Eviscerate does extreme lethal damage to your foe, then poisons them. The poison does toxic damage over time and slows their recharge rate and movement speed.

Invisibility Stealth.png Stealth Toggle: Self Stealth, +Defense
You blend into your environment and can only be seen at very close range. If you attack while using this power, you will be discovered. Even if discovered, you are hard to see and have a bonus to Defense. While Invisible, your movement is Slowed.

PsionicMastery MindOverBody.png Mental Training Auto: +Res( P50 ), +Def( P20 ), +Def( M30 R20 A25 ), +Prot( Ho 4.0 Im 4.0 St 4.0 Sl 4.0 ), +Res( Sl 50 ), +ToHit (15%)
The Night Widow is resistant to Psionic Damage, as well as Sleep, Hold, Immobilization and Disorient effects. They have improved Defense and Accuracy.