There is a similar version used by the Development Team to create the enemies encountered in Darkspore.
All items fall under certain categories, each one will add certain stats. In the editor, those categories are represented by specific slots.
These are Hero Specific Items, which means they can only be placed on that hero. They increase the Minimum and Maximum Damage of the basic attack, as well as add other stats. Sometimes they carry Dual Leech.
Detail Items do not add any stats nor do they contribute to Hero Level. They are not collected, rather, they are made from parts collected in-game, then stripped of their stats using the "Remove Stats/Create Detail" button when viewing items.
A player starts out with 3 detail slots, but can unlock 3 more one at a time. Each detail slot can have only one item per slot, but can have more than one of the same item in that slot (up to 10 exact items), that can get to a total of 60 detail items for each hero!
Weapons, Hands, and Feet cannot be turned into detail parts. Heroes start with a number of Detail items on them already, although numbers vary.
Hand-less or Foot-less Heroes
Some characters don't have Hands or Feet. To compensate, the developers designed it so that certain characters have an extra slot instead of a Hand and/or Foot slot, based on their Hero Class. Also their weapons add those stats instead.
- Ravagers have an extra Offense Slot.
- Sentinels have an extra Defense Slot.
- Tempests have an extra Utility Slot.
- No Hands: Weapons add Attack Speed or Projectiles Speed.
- No Feet: Weapons add Movement Speed, and maybe Dodge Rating or Resist Rating.
One of the lesser known features of the Hero Editor is the ability to place items Asymmetrically, rather than using the default symmetrical placement method.
After having placed an item on your Hero, you can hold the 'A' key, and then move an item without moving its corresponding counterpart, allowing you to, for example, place both items on the same side of the body or delete one of the items but keep the other.
Advanced Rotation Bars
There are additional item rotation bars, that can be used to rotate the selected part.
To see them, simply press and hold the 'Tab' key.
Players may switch between which Hero they are Editing, by clicking the Profile picture of the current Hero in the lower-right corner of the screen. After that, you may view another Hero’s profile, or edit them.
Press and hold 'i' over an item. It will show its real part name, like in Spore. At the moment, this ability has little function though.
Players have the ability to sell parts while in the editor, to do this hold 'Shift' and click on a desired part for selling. This only works with UNUSED parts in your inventory.
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