When you have a Wisp on equipped, you can use its ability when you have collected Wisps Capsules in a level and have energy stored. Some abilities will give you a boost to your speed the you gather rings, while others will attract capsules and items to you while moving.
More will be added to this page as additional Weapons are discovered in SonicForces. Hold the fire button to continue shooting flames.
Creates a platform, even in mid-air Asteroid Lock onto multiple enemies at the same time using clones. Flies you through the air, can also save you from falling into pits Void Sucks in enemies and Rings with a black hole Teleports you in the direction you are facing.
In gameplay, the Weapons can be equipped to the Avatar to grant them unique abilities. As a part of the storyline for SonicForces, the Avatar was intended to be a regular citizen with no special abilities, like Sonic's speed.
To compensate for that, Sonic Team created the weapons for the Avatar. In the early days though, these weapons were only designed based on what they were.
As the contents of the game changed however, the “Wisp on” concept was created based on the preexisting Wisps in the Sonic series. Each model comes in a distinct design that combines the design and color scheme derived from a specific Wisp breed's anatomy with portable tools, like handguns, hammers, drills, and similar mechanical devices.
The Weapons' signature function is their ability to harness the Hyper-go-on energy from Wisps and use them to channel the properties of the respective Wisps' Color Power without causing the user to undergo a transformation. Each distinctive Wisp on model can only draw power from the Wisp breed that it is designed to match however.
This means, for example, that the Burst Wisp on can only harness a Red Wisp's power. Each Wisp on model also possesses an offensive combat function that matches the respective Wisp used to power it, such as the Burst Wisp on functioning as a flamethrower and the Drill Wisp on manifesting a piercing drill.
The Avatar using the Drill Wisp on's basic attack. The nature of the attack depends on of the variety of the chosen Wisp on, although they can all take out multiple foes at once.
The nature of the action depends on of the variety of the chosen Wisp on; when using the Burst Wispon's special action for example, the player can perform midair jumps (like the Red Burst). Using a Wisp on's special action drains the Wisp Gauge, and once it empties, the Wisp on's special actions gets canceled out and become unusable.
To use the special action in gameplay (when available), the player must press / /. The Wisp on the Avatar possesses is displayed on the HUD in the lower left corner of the screen along with any active skills attached to it.
After clearing an Avatar or Tag Team stage and setting a time record on it, the Wisp on used when the record was set will be displayed next to the time. Press and hold the button to continue spouting flames.
Asteroid WisponIndigo Wisp Locks on to multiple enemies at the same time using clones. Hover WisponGreen Wisp Blows away enemies with a shock wave.
Void WisponViolet Wisp Sucks in enemies and Rings with a black hole. Sonic Forces Character Creation Feature Announced.
“ Shun Nakamura (as translated by board's translator): Yeah of course, uh, a lot of the fan quirk and everything that's going on around the Sonic universe thought has inspired to make, uhm, a-a character creation, but all the arts we did, uh, for the game was made internally, and uhm... the idea behind the Avatar was that you're not going to the... you're not going to play the hero this time, you're going to play a normal citizen in the world of Sonic, which, uh, cannot, HHH, blast at high speeds like Sonic does, so that's why we also created the Wisp on system to give you a little power to compensate for the lack of speed Sonic would have, but... still allowing you to progress through the game and enjoy the adventure alongside Sonic.” Brian Shea (13 June 2017). Head Of Sonic Team Talks Introducing Custom Characters.
It also has a black handle on the back that allows the wielder to hold it in a comfortable grip. As its name implies, the Burst Wisp on can harness the power of the Red Wisp.
Through this method, one can channel the power of the Red BurstColor Power through the Burst Wisp on, thus allowing the Burst Wisp on to produce combustive fire bursts powerful enough to send its user flying into the air. The Burst Wisp on also serves as a flamethrower that can spew flames hot enough to make Banks explode.
In gameplay, the Burst Wisp on can destroy Banks with ease. The initial basic Burst Wisp on is given after creating an Avatar for the first time during a new game.
Wisp on no. Skill description First millisecond skillThird skill 1 N/A N/A N/A 2 Makes Wire Attacks faster. Awards bonus points when you collect a chain of Rings.
Grants invincibility for a short time after collecting 100 Rings. Promotional artwork featuring the Avatar with the Burst Wisp on.
For example, the Cat helps you stay alive if you're the type of person who runs into enemies a lot, the Bird is nice for precise air control, and the Wolf is wonderful for collecting Power-Ups and Red Star Rings. Completing most Challenge Missions earns you various articles of clothing and the occasional Wisp on (read: Weapons).
The Missions involving collecting Red Star Rings, however, unlock Extra Stages rather than clothes or Weapons. Be sure to take advantage of it and do as many stages as you can in order to earn loads of Experience for your Avatar.
Additionally, when you complete a Red Star Ring Mission, you unlock an Extra Stage. Secret and Extra Stages are difficult levels that put your abilities to the test.
Green SOS -- Complete the stage by playing as your Avatar with the ability to switch to the character in distress. Blue SOS -- Save the character in distress by freeing them from their cage found within the stage.
There are a bunch of different paths that you can take; some may be faster, others may be hiding secrets, but they're important to uncover. Each Wisp on type has its own unique ability meant to help you traverse the stage.
Sometimes these are required to open the road to tricky collectibles or achieve the fastest times, so be observant. Audio producer Cory Chop was reporting on the 2014 Black Lives Matter protests in New York City when he first experienced sound as a weapon.
What appears to be a projector, a box amplifier, or a loudspeaker mounted on a police car or strapped to an officer’s chest is a relatively modern military-grade deterrent that creates powerful sound waves to disorient and injure humans in its narrow target beam. In one mode, the LEAD acts as an amplifier, projecting a human voice or recording across thousands of meters; in the other, it emits a “deterrent tone” so loud it can cause permanent hearing loss.
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Roderick Payne aims an LEAD at an incoming small craft during a Straits Transit exercise aboard Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex in April 2015. U.S. Military officials asked the LEAD Corporation (now Genesis) for a device with two functions: to communicate at a distance with potential threats, and to disperse them with an unbearable alarm-like sound.
The SG (Strategic Response Group) of the NYPD using the LEAD to give announcements. The purpose of LEAD systems, according to the Genesis website, is to provide “unparalleled long-range communication and safe, scalable non-kinetic escalation of force.” But sound technicians and human rights defenders around the world have disputed this framing, comparing sonic weapons to other controversial “dispersal” tactics like to tear gas and rubber bullets. The principle behind using an LEAD as crowd control, rather than for long-distance communication, is similar to the idea behind a whistle or a siren: they all emit tones in the most sensitive range of frequencies for most humans.
This “directional” sound wave packs the typically diffuse kinetic energy into a tight space, bombarding those in its vicinity with a powerful tone that’s an annoyance at a distance … and a . There are a few competing theories about the exact mechanisms that give the LEAD its power, due in part to the scarcity of technical information about the devices online.
In a widely circulated 2017 digital zine on sonic care for protesters, audio engineer Daphne Carr laid out practical insights for responding to Leads while in the streets. “If it is used as a communications' device, put in ear plugs and check out the scene for routes of escape from possible injurious exposure,” she wrote.
Carr suggested treating Leads as a warning from police that they’re about to escalate violence, even if it starts out as a public service announcement. In general, Carr wrote, “police departments are supposed to issue warnings prior to escalations and arrest.
An LEAD aboard a Maine Marine Patrol boat in Portland harbor, July 2008. Portland Press Herald Getty Images. In 2017, a group of New Yorkers sued the NYPD for damages resulting from sonic attacks during the protests that followed the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaloon, one of the officers who murdered Eric Garner in 2014.
The department argued loud sounds can’t constitute a use of force, which the judge rejected, allowing the case to proceed. An earlier suit in Pittsburgh awarded $72,000 to a bystander who suffered permanent hearing loss from an LEAD attack in 2009.