Very strange the tooltip says -5 seconds i was just talking to a guy in a match i was in and he said it reduces all abilities captain, consoles, boff alot more then 5 seconds.
Can anyone verify that and is it supposed to reduce all abilities and does anyone know by how much exactly?
You are correct. It affects everything. My previous statement was incorrect, apparently I just didn't notice it affects SNB because you don't see a change from 2m -> 1m. The tooltip is slightly wrong, it meant to say -5 sec per tic (of 5 sec) so it takes a maximum of 25 seconds off every ability and weapon cooldown.
3) - While it doesn't remove buffs, inversion is pretty much an AOE SNB/chroniton-torp that can be used by any career. No chance to miss, no chance to resist and no chance to counter. It has no balance to it what so ever.
There are very few counters to TIF; VM, PSW, TBR and target aux subsys.
Originally Posted by zer0niusrex:
[*]All Warbird descriptions have been updated, typoes removed, and gramer corrected.
I was doing some reading and noticed alot of people saying inversion field is OP but i never hear anyone say anything about backstep.
I havent had a chance to use either but from the tooltip the backstep looks way more OP then inversion field.
I have been wanting to buy a wells but not sure if it is ok to use. Is it just the inversion that is OP and not allowed to be used or backstep also?
TBH, I have been in many, many premade scenarios against many teams that utilize this technique and once I become aware that it will be used, then I don't mind it. We typically just make sure one of our sci's runs PSW and then hold the PSW until the enemy sci ship uses inversion. It is annoying if the PSW isn't there, but I guess I have just gotten used to dealing with it.
The other posters have already covered it, but I'll just add this.
Powers such as Temporal Inversion Field are the literal definition of Pay to Win.
Teams using this, especially multiple copies of this, quickly turn any "match" into a joke.
Wells, Bug, D'kora.... all are P2W. we have passed p2w a few seasons back.
Like so many items on the No BS pvp list (except maybe the EMP burst) TI is WAD!
Sweet spot of balance and all, enjoy the possibilities and combinations it allows. Don't forget to combine with some elite pets, also WAD. There are always counters, after all. Geko said so.