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Chosen One
ChosenOne
Overview
Prerequisites Exclusive Case Unlock
Melee Type Two Hand Blade
Blade Range 5.8 Studs
Headshot Multiplier 1.1x
Torso Multiplier 1.1x
Front Stab Damage 80
Backstab Damage 103
Main Attack Time 0.6 Seconds
Main Attack Delay 0.2 Seconds
Alternate Attack Time 0.6 Seconds
Alternate Attack Delay 0.2 Seconds
Quick Attack Time 1.6 Seconds
Quick Attack Delay 0 Seconds
Melee Walkspeed 15

The Chosen One is a Two Handed Blade Melee Weapon in Phantom Forces. It is unlocked while rolling a Legendary while opening Cases.

Background

The Chosen One is based off of a Lightsaber. In real life, a Lightsaber is an impractical weapon because it requires to draw power from trillions of nanobatteries, which in turn have enough power to light up a small city.[1]

A Lightsaber, according to Star Wars Canon, is constructed from a metal hilt, which houses what is called a 'kyber crystal,' which is the source of the plasma blade that emits from the Lightsaber. The origins of the Lightsaber are unknown, but it was known that they have been around for thousands of years before the age of the Republic (which began when it was formed in 25,053 BBY (Before Battle of Yavin). Lightsabers were not known to be used in significant roles until the Clone Wars (22 - 19 BBY) when Lightsabers were the practically standard issue for anyone in the Jedi Council. During the Clone Wars, they cost anywhere between 20,000 and 500,000 Credits (~$60k - $1.5m USD).[2] Seven forms of Lightsaber combat were developed for use with this weapon, being appropriately named Form I-VII. Notable users of Lightsabers included the Jedi, the Sith, and even some high-ranking elites like General Grievous.

If a Lightsaber were somehow able to be made exactly as depicted from Star Wars, it's has an easy advantage that other ranged melee weapons won't; concealability. Not only that, but since the blade could cut through anything except another Lightsaber blade, it would easily dismember an attacker, and it is referenced that Lightsaber blades are so hot that they would immediately cauterize the open wound after slicing off a limb/head.

Model

The model of the weapon is Anakin Skywalker's second Lightsaber, seen in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Episode 3: The Revenge Of The Sith," which was also Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber in "Episode 4: A New Hope," and "Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back." It was also Rey’s Lightsaber in "Episode 7: The Force Awakens," and "Episode 8: The Last Jedi." For more information, visit the Star Wars Wiki’s article on it.

In-Game

General Information

The Chosen One behaves very similarly to the Hattori, which isn't surprising given that they are both Two-Handed blades. Like the Hattori, the Chosen One is capable of a one-hit kill to the head, only from behind, and its primary attack is a rightward slice, while the alternate attack is a slice to the left.

Even if a Chosen One user strikes anywhere besides the head, it would deal enough damage to the point where literally anyone bullet from anyone weapon could finish them off, with few exceptions under very few circumstances. If a user were already weakened by a bullet, they would be finished in one slice from the Chosen One.

Usage and Tactics

Should a melee weapon be the primary weapon in combat, the advice given is the same as any other melee weapon. Stick to cover, and strike when the enemy gets too close. When going for frontal combat, the head is an important location to strike and aim for, as it would mean the difference between life and death, and instantly end your opponent should you strike.

Conclusion

The Chosen One can be a dangerous weapon in the hands of an experienced player. However, like any melee weapon, its ultimate limiting factor is the range of this weapon. Any player with adequate accuracy and is far enough away will end anyone using a Chosen One in time, and it is up to the latter to make sure it doesn't happen.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Longest blade range in the game.
  • Relatively high front stab damage.
  • Gives off light, allowing for some visibility in dark spaces.

Cons:

  • Highly visible due to glowing blade and light source.
  • Makes a buzzing sound, making it difficult to listen for enemies.
  • Cannot 1SK to the head frontally.

Trivia

  • The name 'Chosen One' refers to two things.
    • The Jedi prophecy, that says the Chosen One would bring about the destruction of the Sith and the restoration of balance in the Force.
    • It also refers to the person who is the Chosen One, being Anakin Skywalker, who used a Lightsaber that matches the in-game model, as evident by the hilt and blue-colored blade.
  • This is the only directed energy weapon in the game.
  • Although it is shown stat-wise to be slower to quick-melee than the Hattori, the Chosen One actually quick melee attacks quicker.
  • Contrary to popular belief, you can not deflect incoming bullets with this weapon.
  • Kyber Crystals, which power Lightsabers in the Star Wars Canon, were also responsible for powering the Death Star I and Death Star II, along with their super lasers.
  • There is no activation animation for the Lightsaber, implying it is actually 'on' all the time, despite the sounds that the weapon has.
  • Lightsabers can cauterize wounds in the Star Wars universe, however, blood splatters will still appear if a player kills an enemy with a Lightsaber.
  • As of the New Steel Update Part I, the Chosen One leaves a light trail coming off of the blade, and it will also provide light.

References

  1. "On his Sci-Fi Science television series, Dr. Michio Kaku explored the possibility of making a real-life lightsaber out of an extended plasma torch. Unfortunately, this required trillions of nanobatteries, theoretical superceramics, and enough electricity to power a small city. This may be viable in the long-term, but unlikely for the next few decades. Still prone to Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?, though: that level of technology could easily make powerful guns which are more practical anyways. The main practical application of this would be as an extremely effective chainsaw that could cut through virtually any material, though at extreme danger to the user, but it's not as if plasma cutters are exactly safe to begin with." -TVTropes, Laser Blade, "Real Life" section http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LaserBlade
  2. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:KB:Credits_to_U.S._Dollars
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