I hope everyone is as excited as I am with the release of Kitty Pryde!
For those who have grown up watching X-Men cartoons on Saturday mornings, Kitty Pride will sure bring a smile to your face. Additionally, if you loved Kitty Pride the last few X-men movies, played by Ellen Page, you will know that she has the ability to phase through solid objects as well as a certain level of telepathy.... and I guess to also be able to send people's consciousness through time.... I mean, yeah they had to do that so they can retcon the entire first trilogy but not exactly the same powers as in the comics.
Regardless, Kitty Pride is a welcome of fresh air here and chances are, she will be more like the comics. Here's a rundown of what her powers are like:
Phasing - Kitty's Phasing tree focuses on her mutant phasing ability which she uses to enhance various melee attacks, such as Watch Your Step where Kitty phases into the floor and renders the ground underneath enemies intangible, pulling them through the ground and damaging them. Movement powers such as Over Here and Walking Through Walls allow Kitty to easily pass through walls and floors to get the advantage on her enemies from where they least expect!
Lockheed - The Lockheed tree is all about Kitty's purple alien dragon friend. The main power in this tree is My Pet Purple Dragon, a toggle which decides whether Lockheed joins you in combat or not. While Lockheed is at your side, Lockheed’s own Spirit resource meter will appear over the experience bar, which is used instead of your own Spirit to activate any of Lockheed's attacks. When toggled off, Lockheed will leave your side, but Kitty will gain benefits of her own, such as gaining access to additional bleed effects and removing the shared cooldown on some of her Phasing & Ninjutsu powers.
Ninjutsu - The Ninjitsu tree is all about melee of the more traditional variety where Kitty shows off her deep knowledge of the martial and sword arts. Ogun’s Training is Kitty’s core offensive passive, with the knowledge gained from her possession by the assassin Ogun allowing her to wield a katana with deadly precision. Powers such as Phasing Samurai combine both her phasing and sword skills to dive below the ground and spring up directly beneath enemies to cut down unsuspecting foes.
Published: 07 October 2015