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Phoebe

Overview

Phoebe is a knowledge sponge, and always maxed-out her credits at the Academy. A natural-born quantum physicist, she's most comfortable when recombining molecules.

Ability

Drop a portal, then teleport yourself or your last shot (while it's still in the air) to it at any time. Teleporting drops a new teleport where you were last standing.

Ability Details

When Phoebe uses her initially uses her ability she lays down a portal that is placed directly underneath the tile she is standing on. When activating the ability again when there is a portal on the field (while a projectile from her Invisigun is not on the map), a portal is placed under the current tile she is occupying and she is teleported to the previous portal which then disappears. During this transition of moving to a previous portal location she is gone from the field which makes her invulnerable to being hit via projectiles or ability's. This process of moving to previous laid down Portals can be repeated three times. When Phoebe does it a third third time a portal is not laid underneath current location and previous portal see moves to shatters which removes all of her portals from the field. The amount of times left she to teleport before this happens is indicated by a number on the bottom right hand side of her portals with the number 1 indicting the last time. At this point, for Phoebe to get another portal on the field she needs to do is use her ability and one is placed under her with the same limitations to how many time she can teleport to her previous portal.

If Phoebe activates her ability while a portal is present and one of her shots is on the map, then that shot comes out of the portal in the direction it is facing at a reduced speed. This also holds true with a Diagonal Shot. If she has the Split Shot power-up, she can activate the power-up after a shot has passed through the portal.

The max amount of portals that can be laid and/or shots being teleported in quick succession is 3 before a cooldown on the ability takes place. Phoebe cannot place her initial portals between Proximity gates, in igloos, on Teleporters, conveyors, Living Embers or powerups. The same rules apply for subsequent portals and if she tries to place one on one of those area she will teleport to her previous portal without removing it. If a player or Phoebe happens to be standing over one of her portals she cannot teleport to it nor is that portal removed when attempting to.

Notes:

  • Carmen can place a block over Phoebe's portal with removes it from the map.
  • Powerup drops will remove portals from the map if one happens to lands on a portal.
  • When a mine cart is over a portal and Phoebe's teleports to it, it is removed out from under it and she is knocked off the cart with a portal under the tile she is bumped into.
Phoebe ability

Phoebe's ability, Teleporter

Strengths / Weakness

Phoebe is an excellent escape artist. If things get dicey, you can just teleport away.

Take care in long distance gun fights. Make sure you don't attempt to teleport while your shot is in the air. The projectile will teleport away, leaving a clear shot for your opponent.

While not as quick as Iris, Phoebe can also collect power-ups and avoid being shot most of the time by teleporting away as soon as she collects the power up.

Strategy

Try to position your teleporter so that you can get a opponent between you and your teleport. Once you have started a battle with them, teleport behind them and shoot from behind.

Leaving your teleporter near a power-up drop location can be a good idea. You can teleport in, grab the power-up, then teleport away before people can react.

If you suspect someone is standing next to your teleport waiting for you to appear, you can fire a shot through to clear the way first. If they are standing on it the shot will kill them (you can't teleport yourself while someone is on it, so this is a good way of clearing the way)

Teleporters can be partially or completely hidden by the following objects: Pink Ice Crystals, Tall Weeds/Grass, Sand Piles (as of the balance update the remaining teleportation number will be displayed, therefore the teleport can now only be partially hidden).

Firing as you exit a teleport can be a good idea if you suspect there is a chance someone is waiting for you. There is little risk of firing as the teleport will give your position away as well.

Try placing your teleporter near or inside something that gives opponents away, preferably in a choke point. (Say, for example, a path of grass with bushes blocking both sides. See the Thicket or Choke Point.) This way, if someone tries to camp your teleporter, or simply goes through that area, you can shoot them most of the time. It also doesn't disadvantage you since opponents can already see where you teleport to and from.

When dealing with a blast barrier, one tactic is to shoot at the barrier, then teleport your shot away right before it hits, preserving the barrier. The other player will usually reflexively shoot, destroying it and giving you a chance to kill the surprised opponent. Additionally, it's a non-risky way to check to see if they stepped in front of the barrier, because they die if they are.

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