Cryo Blast is a tech power that where the user’s omni-tool fires a mass of super-cooled subatomic particles capable of snap-freezing targets within a certain radius. Frozen enemies are more susceptible to damage.
This tech ability can only be used on unprotected targets. Shields and Barriers must be brought down before Cryo Blast can be effective.
Make a Systems attack roll against the target’s appropriate defense. If the target is hit then he will suffer a Great (+4) block to physical actions that must be overcome with the Might skill. The attack will also effectively reduce the armor the target is wearing by 1 point. The Block will fade naturally in a number of rounds equal to the Shifts generated by the attack roll.
Targets taken out when frozen through the use of weapons or other damage dealing abilities shatter and can sometimes cause a Cryo Explosion.
Cryo explosions create a blast of ice that may freeze nearby vulnerable enemies (all those without shields or barriers in the same zone as the initial target). Cryo explosions can be triggered by taking out an enemy that has been frozen by Cryo Blasts or Cryo Ammo with any of the powers from the list below:
BIOTICS – BIOTIC CHARGE, BIOTICS – NOVA, BIOTICS – SHOCKWAVE, BIOTICS – THROW, BIOTICS – WARP, TECH – INCINERATE, TECH – OVERLOAD. It can also be triggered by a blow from Krogans with the Rage Stunt or any character using an Omni-Blade or by using Concussive Shot.
Anyone in the same zone of a Cryo Explosion must resist a Block 4 to their actions.
- DEEP CRYO BLAST
Reduce Armor by an additional point. This can be taken twice for a total of -3 to Armor with a successful attack.
- FULL CRYO BLAST
Increase the Block to physical actions by +2 for a 6 Block versus might.
- CRYO EXPLOSION
For an additional point of Refresh the attack strikes everyone in a targeted Zone who does not defend against it.