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BioShock - Plasmid Guide

WINTER BLAST

What is it?

The opposite of Incinerate. Rather than burn enemies to a crisp, you freeze them into solid ice. Hack and shatter the stationary sculptures before they thaw for a clean and efficient kill.

When should I use it?

While extremely useful against annoyingly acrobatic Splicers like the cart wheeling, back flipping ones in Fort Frolic, Winter Blast should never be used by itself. The ice you unleash will freeze your foe, but it will not harm him. Instead, a new life bar will pop up that shows your progress in breaking him to bits. Hammer away with traditional weapons for long enough and the ice - including the body within - will fall apart. Fail to finish the job and he will thaw, untouched.

At first, shattering a frozen enemy is easy; one gunshot or a few wrench swings will do the trick. But as BioShock progresses and the enemies get tougher, you will definitely need to upgrade your plasmid to Winter Blast 2 and Winter Blast 3 for continued success. That costs Adam and, potentially, Little Sisters' lives.

Winter Blast also has the same effect on security devices as Electro Bolt - it puts them out of commission until you can destroy or hack them. And while the cold you produce can put out fires, it can't freeze water. In Rapture's soaked environments, how cool would that be?

Does it work against a Big Daddy?

As a tool, but not as a weapon. Freezing Big Daddies is perfect for buying time - with the upgrades, Winter Blast could halt one for even longer than Electro Bolt. Shoot the icy sculpture with anything less than a few heat-seeking RPGs, however, and you probably won't complete the special progress bar before he thaws.

If you have enough proximity mines or trip wires, try setting a trap for the frozen Big Daddy. If you're quick, you can surround him with a nest of explosives, ready to detonate the moment he regains movement.


 


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7 comments

  • adrenaguy - November 1, 2008 12:24 p.m.

    VERY helpful, thanks! I'll get right on making the big daddy do my bidding >:D
  • Black_X_1111 - October 30, 2008 11:16 p.m.

    Woo Woo First any way this is really helpful
  • Maccaspakka - November 22, 2008 5:31 a.m.

    Sweet, but is that all of them??
  • ConnerT94 - June 22, 2009 4:29 p.m.

    Sorry poeple on the last comment, I was typing really fast so ill redo it ------------------------------------------ OK, one of two plasmids you got wrong. First, Enrage works EXTREMLY well against Big Daddys, but you have to have Big Daddy hypnotyze. First, hypnotyze a Big Daddy, lead him to another big daddy, use enrage,AND PRESTO, 2 BIG DADDYS FOR THE PRICE OF 1!! Secondly, security bullseye also works EXTREMLY well on Big Daddys, especially in fort frollic. what you do is when you see a bid daddy, smash a window or hack a machine and get the alarm tile, and PRESTO, those pescy machines that are after you go to work on the big daddy! Enjoy!
  • 1hndman - February 28, 2009 2:30 p.m.

    This game is the shit. As soon as i got it i didn't turn off my system (PS3) for 13 hours, it was great. Then i went ta bed, woke up, and put another 4 hours on it. This games has everything a game should have to be epic. Good job to dudes who conjered up this one.
  • awesomeofowesomness - December 26, 2008 5:54 a.m.

    This game is the best game ever made by humans!
  • ConnerT94 - June 22, 2009 4:26 p.m.

    OK, on of two plasmids you got wrong. First, Enrage works EXTREMLY well against Big Daddys, but who have to have bid Daddy hpnotyze. First, hypnotyze a Big Daddy, lead him to another big daddy, us enrage,AND PRESTO, 2 BIG DADDYS FOR THE PRICE OF 1!! Secondly, security bullseye also works EXTREMLY well one bid Daddys, especially in fort frollic. what you do is when you see a bid daddy, smash a window or hack a machine and get the alarm tile, and PRESTO, those pescy machines that are after you go to work on the big daddy! Enjoy!

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