The City of Heroes development team from Paragon Studios had a great weekend during the Northern California Meet & Greet. The devs had a chance to mingle with thousands of CoH fans from around the world. In addition to a lot of other things, devs gave fans a sneak peek at the Incarnate System which will begin with the deployment of Issue 19.
Incarnate abilities are new skills and powers that work with your character’s existing power sets. The Incarnate system features at least 10 Incarnate slots that we know of. Each Incarnate slot unlocks new, customizable Incarnate abilities.
Each Incarnate slot offers multiple trees or branches that you can select from, allowing for greater customization of existing powers and even letting your character gain never-before-seen powers. Every major content update will reveal new Incarnate abilities.
Unlocking an Incarnate slot does not by itself grant new abilities. You must seek out new Incarnate components from high-level encounters. You craft the new Incarnate abilities from these new components. Crafting and selecting an Incarnate ability is not an irrevocable choice, however. Unlike Enhancements, crafted Incarnate abilities can be replaced or removed without destroying the ability.
Find out more at the CoH site.