What is it? The Decoy ability transforms a selected NPC into your character model and then sends them off running for the hills.
Technique: The Black Sheep
So, you’ve taken to chilling out in the blend crowds and you’re a massive fan of the Morph ability. Decoy is the veritable cherry on top for morphing enthusiasts. While you’re moving about in your group, take notice of the surrounding area. In particular, take note of lone NPCs that are fast walking near you. News flash: those aren’t NPCs. Select a single NPC from your group that’s the same character model as you and activate Decoy to send them running. Watch your half-wit pursuer break cover and go sprinting after the wrong target.
(Unlocked at Lvl 26)
What is it? The Mute ability ... pretty much sucks. Once activated, all players within the area of effect cannot use abilities, stun or kill for a whopping 1.5 seconds.
Technique: The Poor Man’s Knuckle Sandwich
This strategy is exactly the same as the Knuckle Sandwich with Smokey Bacon strat verbatim. The only difference is that you need to be exceptionally sure that the person following you is, in fact, your pursuer. Likewise, you need to react even more quickly to stun them since you’ve only got 1.5 freaking seconds to get to them before they murder you.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, you could use this ability as a counter-measure against receiving a smoky bacon knuckle sandwich yourself; however, if you were doing your job right, the target would never see you coming. In the end, Mute is like a crappy smoke bomb that doesn’t stun its victims. You’d be better off avoiding this ability altogether.
(Unlocked at Lvl 29)
What is it? The Poison ability is awesome for three reasons. First, the ability tacks a +200 Poison Bonus to your kill score no matter how good or crappy it was. Second, the poisoning animation is so subtle that it doesn’t give you away to pursuers (think of the gentle push only the person dies five seconds afterwards). Third, you’ll get points for the kill even if you’re killed before the poison takes effect or if the target stuns you after the poison was delivered.
Technique: The Focused Arsenic Smoothie
This strategy requires that you have Smoke Bomb as your second ability. Move in on your target without being seen. Toss down a smoke bomb when you’re close enough to stun them and then focus on the target for a full three seconds. Once the focus meter has filled, poison your target and then laugh to yourself maniacally as the poor sap starts to run away only to fall down dead five seconds later.
Regardless of what poisoning method you choose to engage in, make sure to keep your eye on how many pursuers the target already has. Using poison on somebody who already has multiple people gunning for them runs the risk of getting your kill poached. Sufficed to say, going through all that trouble of subtly poisoning your target only to watch them immediately get stabbed in the face by someone else is pretty balls out infuriating.
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