The world of Anthem is dangerous, and safety outside the walls of Fort Tarsis requires the use of powerful javelin exosuits. The Storm javelin is one of the exosuits you’ll unlock as you delve deep into the mysteries of this unpredictable world. And to stop the looming threat of the Dominion, you’ll need to master every one of your javelin’s abilities.
A Sound of Thunder
The Storm javelin first arrived in Fort Tarsis as a rumor. Developed by the Dominion in their Northern home of Stralheim, the Storm uses a powerful technology known as “seals” to boost the latent kinesis powers of its lancer. The result is a javelin that can float effortlessly above the ground and unleash the raw energy of the Anthem. Only through painstaking arcanist research has anyone outside the Dominion had a chance to wield the awesome potential of the seal technology. And while the Storm can channel unbelievable amounts of elemental force, it has little in the way of defensive capabilities and requires an expert pilot to stay above the fight and dish out damage from a safe distance.
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Storm Javelin Weaponry
Each javelin may have two weapons for their loadout, and can change them (along with the rest of their loadout) between missions. The Storm javelin is capable of wielding every weapon type except for Heavy Weapons (which can only be used by the Colossus javelin).
Storm Javelin Melee Ability
Every javelin has an innate melee ability which can be used to deal damage to targets at very close range. This ability does not need to be earned, nor can it be changed.
Fiery Strike: The Storm uses the seals on its arm to deliver an explosive flash that deals damage and knocks back enemies that have gotten too close, giving the Storm time to reposition at a safe distance.
Storm Javelin Kinesis Gear Abilities
The seals which are built into the Storm can use various gear to tap into the Anthem to release raw elemental energy in the form of kinesis abilities. Gear is picked up as loot during missions, and can be equipped or swapped out between missions. Lancers can equip three kinesis gear abilities total, one from each of the sections here.
Storm Javelin Blast Seals
Lightning Strike: A targeted strike that deals lightning damage in an area.
Ice Storm: Creates a field of ice that deals damage, rapidly building to a final explosion of frost.
Flame Burst: A quick explosion that deals fire damage at a target location.
Rime Blast: Fires out a flurry of ice projectiles that deal damage and freeze close-range targets.
Living Flame: A burst of flame energy that seeks out and ignites targets.
Storm Javelin Focus Seals
Hoarfrost Shards: Rapid-fire shards of ice that slowly freeze a target in place.
Fireball: A versatile fire ability that can be fired quickly in small shots or charged for a larger projectile that explodes.
Ball Lightning: A discharge of electric energy that can be bounced off of walls to reach targets behind cover.
Glacial Beam: Fires a beam of powerful ice energy in a targeted direction.
Arc Burst: Unleashes a blast of lightning that will leap to nearby targets for heavy damage.
Storm Javelin Support Seals
The Storm’s support abilities play toward its strengths of damage evasion and damage output, helping allies stay safe and take down enemies faster.
Wind Wall: Generates a defensive wall of wind that deflects incoming enemy projectiles.
Nexus: Creates a field which provides gear cooldown reduction to teammates who enter its radius.
Storm Javelin Ultimate Ability
Elemental Storm: Lancers can deploy a special ultimate ability that displays the true strength of their javelin exosuit. Manipulating the raw force of the Anthem, the Storm emits successive blasts of frost, electricity, and fire -- ending with a meteoric finale.
The Eye of the Storm
With its elemental power and minimal armor, the Storm has a reputation for being a tempestuous javelin that can spell disaster for even experienced pilots. But ask anyone who’s survived a fight with one and they’ll tell you that there’s no doubting the strength of the Storm. Whether the Storm suits your style as a pilot, your needs for a particular mission, or just your mood that day, it’s a great addition to your arsenal of javelins. Learn more in our guides on the Ranger, Colossus, and Interceptor javelin exosuits for details as we prepare to take on the biggest threats looming in the world of Anthem.
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