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BioShock - Plasmid Guide

CYCLONE TRAP

What is it?

You've channeled fire, ice and electricity out of your flesh... why not wind? Pinpoint a spot on the ground and this plasmid will produce a swirling, permanent tornado there. Anyone who passes through it will be rocketed helplessly towards the ceiling. Comedy gold.

When should I use it?

As the name suggests, Cyclone Trap is designed for ambushes. You're not shooting gusts of wind straight at enemies, but placing dangerous hot spots on the map like you would with proximity mines or trip wires. Therefore, the best time to employ this plasmid is when you know - or think you know - exactly where a Splicer is going to go. Door frames, narrow hallways, catwalks and any other confined space is perfect.

Cyclone Trap can be used effectively in the heat of battle... you just need to know what you're doing and practice, practice, practice. The trick is to aim not at the enemies themselves, but at the patch of ground directly in front of their feet. The tornado takes half a second to appear, so you'll need to lead your prey like you would with a sniper rifle. NEVER use Cyclone Trap in close quarters combat.

Here's something to try if you're feeling adventurous. Throw a proximity mine onto the ceiling (or move it there with Telekinesis) and then set up a Cyclone Trap immediately below it. Splicer goes up... Splicer comes down, nicely toasted.

Does it work against a Big Daddy?

If used correctly, yes. The Big Daddies are far too massive to be troubled by a little gust of wind, so don't expect to send one flying through the air. For some reason, though, they can't move through the tornadoes.

By creating multiple Cyclones in a row, you can form a wall that effectively and permanently blocks the Big Daddy's progress. He'll still be able to shoot and lob grenades at you, but the threat of charging is removed. With enough space and maneuvering, you can even build an elemental prison around the Big Daddy, trapping him in one place forever.




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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