Onyx Prime Core
The Onyx Prime Core is one of 12 Prime Cores in Transformers Earth Wars which offers the Power of the Primes to enhance the equipped bot’s abilities. Each bot is able to equip a single Power Core to enhance their abilities, with the 12 Prime Cores qualifying as the best of the Power Cores in the game. TFEW allows players to open a Prime Core from gathering 5,000 Prime Core Chips which are earned from a variety of weekend events.
Starting at Level 1 it reads “Boosts damage of regular attacks and reduces damage taken by 18% while below 40% Health,” starts at 18% damage reduction and 40% Health and increases based on the level of the Prime Core.
Level 1 – 18% damage, 40% Health
Level 8 – 25% damage, 40% Health
Understanding the Onyx Prime Core
So who are the best bots for the Onyx Prime Core? Onyx increases DPS (basic attacks) and reduces damage received by a percentage once the health of the attached bot falls below 40%. Outside of medics, you could argue any and all bots could be a good fit for Onyx. Offensively, it may be optimal to attach Onyx to a bot that gets itself in trouble due to overall speed and/or runs into battle, leaving the safety of the team such as Barricade/Drift, Razorclaw/Grimlock, Beast War Megatron/Optimus Primal. Warriors with non-damage based Special Abilities such as Jumpstream/Head Strong are good options as well given their low DPS and extended exposure to defensive damage. Other options are non-oneshot Gunners such as Skullsmasher/Warpath and Vortex/Dustup. Given their low health and high DPS, Gunners with Onyx attached can add a significant amount of additional DPS damage and possibly keep them alive longer if they wander from the team.
On defense, Onyx is very useful in keeping an outpost bot alive longer and therefore occupying attacking bot(s) for a longer duration. The longer an attacking bot stays in one location unable to progress to the next target, the more time the bot is potentially exposed to defensive fire and damage not to mention the outpost bot with Onyx attached. In the case of utilizing Onyx on an outpost bot, I would select a high health bot such as Special or Warrior class that does not possess a Special Ability with high damage (as there may be more beneficial cores).
Best Bots for the Onyx Prime Core
Warriors such as Barricade/Drift, Head Strong/Jumpstream. Specials such as Razorclaw/Grimlock, Divebomb/Windblade, Beast War Megatron/Optimus Primal, Galvatron/Ultra Magnus, Megatron/Optimus Prime and Lugnut/Elita-1. Gunners such as Onslaught/Skyburst, Skullsmasher/Warpath, Vortex/Dustup, Octopunch/Seaspray.
By b0dhi74 of the Scorched Earth family