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Blindness
Blind
Ailment Information
Name: Blindness
Effect 1: Vision Reduced to Zero
Effect 2: None
Fatal: No
Visual: Golden Circles
Duration: 10 Seconds
Max Stack: 1
Cure Skill: Surgical Laser
Cure Item: Road Flares

Marines Power Armor may sport a specialized visor and optical upgrades, but the system that is not infallible. Blindness is among the most common Ailment to plague the Marines.

CausesEdit

BlindlingsEdit

The most common source of blindness are the infamous Blindlings. They are spawned by Tartarus on lower difficulties, as well as upon the beast's death. However, far more common are roving hordes of Blindlings commonly known as "Bane Trains." They are so fast an nimble, they can catch a lone player around a corner or simply overwhelm him. Infestors that lay eggs can produce Blindlings. In all of these instances the thick viscus goo and intestinal matter left behind after the creature's death completely coats the Marine's visor until he can clear it.

ErebosEdit

The mighty Erebos can blind entire teams of players. A powerful psionic surge overwhelms the Marines senses, causing a long period of total blindness. Fortunately he only posses this ability on Normal Mode or higher.

Damage Source HP Chance
Non Friendly Fire <=90% 1/125, 1/65 nm

CuresEdit

TimeEdit

In all cases, the simplest cure for blindness is simply to wait it out. Blindness doesn't stack, so one must wait only 10 seconds after the last blind was inflicted for it to heal. Unfortunately standing still is an open invite to get hit. Move and kite, even Knife to try and escape any nearby enemies. Alternatively, running to Allied Units with their shared sight is almost as good as being cured.

Surgical LaserEdit

If a Medic is nearby, hopefully he can cure you with his surgical laser.

Combat HardenedEdit

Although probably a waste of energy, the Commando's skill Combat Hardened will instantly cure any ailment including blindness. However given the short duration of the ailment, unless its an emergency, it's better just to wait.

FlaresEdit

Any kind of flares, specifically the Road Flares will illuminate the area around you. It is important for characters with flare type skills to use them whenever allies have been blinded.

KittensEdit

For 1000 Credits, players can purchase aesthetic kittens. These tiny minions will follow a player wherever he goes, and will offer a small area of vision even when the owner is blinded.

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