Exotic Concepts #7: Sol Vector

Gave the option of a Voidwalker or Sunsinger exotic to a particularly active reader. Thanks for being a fan, @Volk37!

To some, it may seem like the Sunsinger focus got the short end of the supers stick. Radiance doesn’t let you do anything new if you don’t include the Fireborn upgrade. Sure, you can take a little less damage or improve cooldowns for nearby allies, but it’s not as interesting as other supers. You don’t get to feel like blazing winged badass you look like.

Sol Vector is a set of warlock gauntlets that is supposed to give a Sunsinger the sense of complete power and domination one should be if one was a star by getting creative with your grenade and melee.

Apollo Arbalast – Launches a super firebolt grenade that continually procs while Radiance is active. Higher discipline equals faster bolt procs.

What’s cool about this is that it’s almost like deploying a limited-duration turret. If the defender titan is the ultimate in zone defense, a discipline-build Sunsinger is the ultimate in zone offense. While a minimal discipline build will fire off only two or three pairs of firebolts, a maxed discipline build should proc seven or more times.

Lambda Scorch – Scorch hits at any distance.

It’s important to remember that scorch is cooling down very fast during Radiance, perhaps instantly with a strength build. That amounts to a very powerful ranged weapon. It should travel about as fast as a fusion rifle bolt to force the user to track a moving target at long ranges. Accuracy should be as accurate as your average sniper shot because anything less than that would detract from the godly destruction you should be able to apply.

It’s important to note that using Lambda Scorch will drain your super metre, so if you’ve got Apollo Arbalast out, it’ll last less time than you expect.

The Infusion upgrade (Replenishes health each time you pick up an Orb of Light) rounds out the upgrades a lot nicer than anything weapon-based and fits the theme nicely.

In the interests of balance between the two major upgrades, I think a three-way equal split between intellect, discipline and strength would be best. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something like that before but given the nature of this exotic I feel it fits.

For appearance, I’d like this to look like gauntlets that would match the Heart of Praxic Fire. Same colouration and pattern.

If it seems over-the-top even for an exotic, take into consideration how dominating a Bladedancer is with the Mask of The Third Man. That’s usually the gauge for whether or not the exotic is truly OP.

So what do you think? Would you use this? Do you think I’ve finally lost my mind?

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2 thoughts on “Exotic Concepts #7: Sol Vector

  1. Lol, thank you for mentioning me 🙂
    I like your idea, though not having a visual to go off of makes it hard to conceptualize. If I understood correctly, this is actually a set of gauntlets, not an actual weapon? This would definitely make Sunsingers on part with the Void Walker. Is this your first armor exotic concept? I remember that most of your posts focused on weapons. I’m curious of you are going to go into other classes?

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    • Yep! I mention that in the appearance part of the post. The prior two exotic concepts were armour as well. One for hunters and one for titans. This completes the set. Actually, they all ended up being gauntlets…

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