The Simulor fires small orbs of energy that will harmlessly bounce off enemies, allies, and environmental objects before floating to a stop mid-air. These floating orbs can be fired at each other, causing them to merge into a single larger orb. Each orb has a short pull radius that will attract any passing orbs to facilitate growth.
The act of merging orbs will cause them to explosively deal damage with a guaranteed Magneticstatus, as well as staggering enemies away from the blast zone.
Each added stack will also increase the orb's pull radius, allowing the larger orbs to pull other orbs from farther away.
Stacking will increase the damage dealt by the recipient orb, both when merging with another orb and when manually detonated. The minimum base damage starts at 20 on the first stack, and maxes out at 50 after 3 stacks.
Without obstructions, the orbs will travel a distance of 12 meters before floating.
Stacking 3 orbs together will create a gravitational singularity that will deal damage-over-time to enemies that pass through it, with each tick having a chance to deal status effects. The singularity will also pull any pickups and corpses toward it.
The singularity will block any enemy fire that crosses through its center. However, this has no effect on its damage or duration.
Pressing the secondary fire button (default MMB ) will detonate any active orbs, causing them explode and inflict a guaranteed Electricity status to enemies in range. Any orbs that expire will also explode in similar fashion.
The Electricity status is unaffected by any other elements added to the weapon.
Each orb will float in mid-air for 8 seconds. Stacking orbs will reset the timer on the recipient orb, thus an orb or singularity can be kept active as long as orbs are fed into them. Orbs will only disappear if their timer expires, or if they are manually detonated using secondary fire.
Split Chamber will create duplicate orbs, however due to the Simulor's perfect accuracy the second orb will be merged with the original orb.
Punch Through mods will make the orbs penetrate through enemies and objects within their listed depth. If the object is thicker than the punch through's depth, the orbs will simply bounce off the object on contact.
Increasing projectile travel distance using Jet Stream can be used to shoot orbs further out, allowing singularities to be set up at longer distances. This may not always be desirable however, as it causes singularities to become increasingly less controllable, potentially overshooting their intended targets or bouncing out of reach. Depending on how the Simulor is intended to be used, consider using Overextended to adjust Jet Stream's projectile speed bonus to a manageable level.
Combining projectiles have a larger blast radius (~5m vs ~7m) and deal significantly more damage (~60 vs ~170) than detonating orbs, making orb combination a primary source of damage.
Detonating orbs manually can be used for crowd control, as their guaranteed Electricity status can stun enemies even if they don't deal enough damage to kill them.
When used in tandem with Hall of Mirrors, projectiles fired by holograms can combine with each other and the original projectile from Mirage. When the ability is fully ranked, three projectiles are fired at once and, provided that they do not bounce off of obstacles, they will often immediately combine to form a singularity and deal the merge damage several times.
Attempting to create a second singularity this way usually results in the destruction of the first.
Any projectiles that were fired by a hologram will explode when the hologram expires.
Orbs will immediately explode when impacting the following surfaces, allowing instant high damage to enemies: