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    by Cablepuff et, AvZeroMak7, pgw, papagamer, aznsnapshot.
    
    History 
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    11/22/2004: started the guide for Magma.
    11/27/2004: uploaded to gamefaqs.
    11/28/2004: fixed error.
    12/3/2004: Change the priority ranking to be sample build. 
    12/8/2004: Added extraction point glitch.
    1/3/2005: Added Alternative build.
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    Table of Contents.
    I. Notes and miscellaneous tips.
    II. Background.
    III. Strength and weakness.
    IV. Magma's stats and skill point guide.
        A. Priority Ranking.
        B. Mutant Abilities Chart.
        C. Skill Points
        D. Equipping.
        E. Strategies.
     V. Magma only.
    VI. Contact.
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    I. Notes and miscallenous tips.
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    A. Notes.
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    Note: These strategies are for human control players.
    Note: You have a total 53 points to spent. If you somehow found additional skill
    points to dump, dump the rest on focus.
    Note: (thanks to shadowterp99 for this section).
    Clamping | Booster | Bridge | Switch | fire   | weld    | leaders | leechers
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    Storm    | Storm   | Iceman | Jean   | Iceman | Storm   | Storm   | Wolverine. 
    Jean     | Jean    | Jean   |        | Storm  | Cyclops | Cyclops | Colossus.
             | iceman  | magma  |        |        | magma   |         | Emma Frost.
             | Cyclops | Storm  |        |        |         |         | Beast.
             | Jubliee | Rogue  |        |        |         |         |          
             | Gambit  | NightC |        |        |         |         |
             | Psylocke|        |        |        |         |         |  
    Note: The build I have is for Magma to maximize her potential with Storm and
    Cyclops on the team. The first person Magma team up with in the storyline is 
    Cyclops. And all 4 times i beat the game, i had Storm and Cyclops in there.
    
    B. Miscallenous tips
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    1. Number of energy and health pack you can hold.
       Level 1-9: carry 5.
       Level 10-14: carry 10.
       Level 15-34: carry 15.
       Level 35-39: carry 35.
       Level 40-44: carry 40.
       Level 45: carry 45.
    2. One way to make a lot of money is to purposely fail combination 301 or 302 by
    not doing combos. Then sell the items you do not need such as energy packs and
    health pack.
    3. You can get miss challenge disk from healer. The cost increases every 5 
    levels so it is best to get them as early as possible. One trick is to buy the 
    bag, see if you get a challenge disc. If yes then save it, otherwise load it.
       a.) 18000 at level 30.
       b.) 32000 at level 35.
       c.) 50000 at level 40.
    4. Here are the level you can use Magma.
       a. Danger room test.
       b. Danger room test 2.
       c. muir island.
       d. Magma Flashback. // you get to start using her as a team. 
       e. Nuclear Plant. 
       f. Invasion of X-Mansion part 1.
       g. Invasion of X-Mansion part 2.
       h. Second visit to Morlock.
       i. Juggernaut part II.
       j. Sentinel Parade.
       k. Third visit to Morlock.
       l. Dark enemies.
       m. Sentinel Factory.
       n. Last visit to Astral plane.
       o. Asteroid M.
    4. Magma comic is found in the Magma Qualification Exam. It is not the same 
    as the challenge disk. It is found in central park behind broken bridge. It 
    gives her +2 body and focus.    
    5. Magma challenge disc is found on "the mount" in the narrow path before you 
    fight avalanche and sabretooth in second visit to the morlock.The ledge is 
    a small gap on the map. You can not miss it.
    6. Extraction point glitch. Well it seems that the game cancel the previous 
    state of what is happening and restart it as a new state. Ignore the 
    technicality of this but here are two examples of the use. 
    
    a. When sentinel gets their homing missles on you and your near extraction 
    point. Go to extraction point, change team, and change the team. This gets 
    rid of any homing missle on you.
    
    b. When you fight master mold, once he turns on multiple resistance, run to 
    extraction point, change team, press k, and change to whoever you want. (It 
    can still be the same team). Master Mold's multiple resistance will be 
    turn off.
    
    There are many more application of this glitch but these two are in my mind
    the most useful.
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    II. Background.
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    Name: Allison Crestmere
    Power: She creates and controls lava, and can shift to lava form
    Family: NA.
    Cameo: NA. 
    Nationality: American.
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    III. Strength and Weakness in story mode. 
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    A. Strength.
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    1. She is the only character that can do both welding and building bridges, 
    making her vital to the team. 
    2. She is a beast in fiery form.
    3. Lava fissure is one of the few moves that can hit people that can't be seen.
    
    B. Weakness.
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    1. She provides little support for the team. See notes section.
    2. Lava rift has bad radius of hitting enemies compare to Storm's chain 
       lighting. 
    3. She has no boost for her range attack such as point blank shot or 
    accuracy.
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    IV. Magma's stat and skill point guide.
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    A. Priority ranking.
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      * 1st thing you want to level up is magma form. This make her buff and 
      allows you to keep simple enemies using only one hand!!! With ultra power 
      enhancer she becomes more of a "beast" then Beast himself. 
      * 2nd thing you want to level up is might. This increases the touch damage 
      she does while in atlas form.
      * third is burning rage. It adds fire which is energy damage to Magma's 
      punch and kick. Very useful against physical resistance enemies. Still 
      useful against energy resistance enemies since you kill them faster.
      * fourth is volcano.
      * fifth is critical strike. Magma is a melee character and she is 
      going to be punching and kicking a lot. 
      * sixth is mutant mastery and toughness cause more life and energy is 
      always good.
      * Next could be lava fissure. Although it hits only one target, the target is 
      gurantee. Its not randomly distrubited, and it does a decent amount of damage 
      to one target. This also allows Magma to build bridges. 
      * Or it could be fiery blast (level 1 only). That way you can weld in 
      stages such as sentinel factory where you need to weld. 
      * Or it could be lava track. This is Magma's best crowd control move 
      imo.
      
      
     
      
    
    * Remember early on in the game shes a solo tank character. Her support will 
    not be much of a factor until nuclear plant stage. 
    * Always build up her "melee skills" first. Now this leave you with 4 
    options.
      1. Max out fiery blast and 4 on lava track.
      2. Max out lava fissure and 5 on lava track.
      3. Max out lava fissure with level fiery filled.
      4. Max out fiery blast with 4 of 5 on lava fissure filled.
    
    B. Mutant Abilities Chart.
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    1. Fiery Blast (4 points), Magma Blast (6 points), Magma Legend (2 points): 0 
       a. Can weld which is important to buy you time in USS arbiter level 
       and also to shut the door in one of the sentinel producing machine.
       b. Better chances of hitting multiple enemies. 
       c. Longer range.
       d. faster than lava rift but does little damage.
    2. Lava fissure (6 points), Lava rift (6 points), Legend rift (2 points): 
    14 pts. 
       a. Make bridges.
       b. Goes through walls and other solid object.
       c. Lava fissure is always homing and it pops them up at high level. Gives 
       Magma time to pound them while they try to recover in the air. 
       d. It has lot of startup time and lag time but its her most damaging move.
    3. Fiery Form (4 points), Magma Form (4 points), Atlas form (4 points): 12 pts.
       a. This allows her to do touch damage. Basically she can hurt her enemey j
       ustby having contact with them. You do not even need to attack. 
       b. +1 might. If you notice in Magma might, each level gives her additional
       5 percent damage to her attack and helps her lift heavier object.
       c. With full Magma might and fiery form she would be doing addtional 30 to 
       37 point of energy damage per punch and kick with 14 to 18 point of touch 
       damage.
       d. -30 point of damage from enemies' attack.
       e. Magma and Atlas form can absorb 50% fire damage.
    4. Volcano (2 points): 2 pts.
    5. Burning rage (3 points), Eurpting rage (3 points): 6 pts.
       a. Adds energy damage to her melee attack.
       b. Allows her to fight non-energy resistant enemies more easily. 
    6. Magma might (3 points): 3 pts.
       a. Makes her even more powerful in her Fire form.
    7. Lava track (5 points): 5 pts.
       a. Does decent damage.
       b. It has knockback. 
       c. Allows her to move faster than a character can fly.
    8. Toughness (3 points) : 3 pts.
       a. Increases her hit point. 
       b. She could survive longer.
    9. Mutant mastery (3 points): 3 pts.
       a. Increase her energy point.
       b. Allows her to be able to do lava fissure after you waste your point 
       turning on her fiery form.
    10. Critical strike (5 points): 5 pts.
       a. Magma is a melee character. She needs critical strike to take full 
       advantage of being in fire form.
       b. Increases the chances of tripling the damage done by punch and kick.
       c. Level all the way up to make it "worthy". 
     
    C. Skill points.
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       8 - 11 on strike (15% - 20%)
       8 - 11 on agility (15% - 20%)
       26 - 31 on focus (50% - 60 %)
       5 on body (10%)   
    
    Magma is a melee character, why does she not need strike and agility? The 
    answers are simple. 
    
    1.) Cyclops is on the team. Read the introduction. 
    2.) You want to be in Magma form as long as possible while still being able to 
    set up combos with lava fissure. (at high level it sets them up for aerial rave
    ...mvc2 anybody?).
    3.) She does not need body. Surviving isn't that hard in this game.
    
    
    
    Without Cyclops.
    
      11 - 13 on strike (20% - 25 %)
      11 - 13 on agiltiy (20% - 25 %)
      5 on body (10 %)
      21 - 26 on focus (40 % - 50%)
    
    D. Equipping
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       Backpack: 
          a. Volcano's might. 
          b. Ultra power enhancer. This actually adds to the damage done by the 
          erupting rage melee bonus and increases touch damage. I was touching 
          sentinel for 120 point damage each. This thing makes her too "hot" to 
          handle.
          c. dna generators Use this early one until you can replace it with "a" or 
             "b".
       Belt: Ultra focus enhancer. +8 focus means she could buff herself up in fire
    while helping the team doing combos by doing some lava fissure. 
       Armor: Ultra nanofiber armor. 
    
    E. Strategies.
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    * Always be in Magma form.  
    * During muir island, instead of fighting the sentry, throw some lava fissure
    before you enter the room. This cripples them since lava fissure goes through
    wall. 
    * fire track is a great crowd control move. 
    * on muir island the level is 3d while the map is 2d. 
    * You do not need to destroy sentinel(s). Instead to pass her exam..survive
    the sentinels and just pound on the weaklings. 
    
    F. Sample build.
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    1.) Support build. 
    Level 5: (5 pts).
    	Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                1 on body.
                1 on agility.
                1 on strike.
    	Ability points.
                2 on fiery form.
                1 on burning rage.
                1 on magma might.
                1 on lava track.
    
    Level 10: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                1 on body.
                2 on agility.
                1 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on lava fissure.
                1 on magma might.
                2 on burning rage.
                1 on fiery form.            
    
    Level 15: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                2 on body.
                1 on agility.
                1 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on erupting rage. // complete.
                1 on magma might. // complete.
                1 on fiery form. 
                1 on erupting rage.
                1 on lava fissure.
    
    Level 20: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                2 on strike.
                1 on agility.
                1 on body.
           Ability points.
                2 on volcano. // complete.
                2 on magma form.
                1 on lava fissure.
                1 on critical strike.
    
    Level 25: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
    	    2 on focus.
                2 on agility.
                2 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on magma form.
                2 on lava fissure.
                1 on mutant mastery.
                1 on toughness.
    
    Level 30: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                2 on agility.
                2 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on atlas form.
                1 on lava track.
                2 on lava rift.
                1 on mutant mastery.
    
    Level 35: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                2 on agility.
                2 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on atlas form. (complete)
                1 on mutant mastery. (complete).
                1 on tougness.
                2 on lava rift.
    
    Level 40: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
               all on focus.
           Ability points.
                1 on toughness. (complete).
                1 on critical strike. 
                2 on lava rift.
                2 on legend rift (complete).
    
    Level 45: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
               all on focus.
           Ability points.
               3 on lava track. (complete).
               3 on critical strike. (complete).
    
    2. Power build.
    Level 5: (5 pts).
    	Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                1 on body.
                1 on agility.
                1 on strike.
    	Ability points.
                2 on fiery form.
                1 on burning rage.
                1 on magma might.
                1 on lava track.
    
    Level 10: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                1 on body.
                2 on agility.
                1 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on Fiery blast.
                1 on magma might.
                2 on burning rage.
                1 on fiery form.            
    
    Level 15: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                2 on body.
                1 on agility.
                1 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on erupting rage. // complete.
                1 on magma might. // complete.
                1 on fiery form. 
                1 on erupting rage.
                1 on Fiery Blast.
    
    Level 20: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                2 on strike.
                1 on agility.
                1 on body.
           Ability points.
                2 on volcano. // complete.
                2 on magma form.
                1 on Fiery blast.
                1 on critical strike.
    
    Level 25: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
    	    2 on focus.
                2 on agility.
                2 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on magma form.
                2 on magma blast.
                1 on mutant mastery.
                1 on toughness.
    
    Level 30: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                2 on agility.
                2 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on atlas form.
                1 on lava track.
                2 on magma blast.
                1 on mutant mastery.
    
    Level 35: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
                2 on focus.
                2 on agility.
                2 on strike.
           Ability points.
                2 on atlas form. (complete)
                1 on mutant mastery. (complete).
                1 on tougness.
                2 on magma blast.
    
    Level 40: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
               all on focus.
           Ability points.
                1 on toughness. (complete).
                1 on critical strike. 
                2 on lava fissure.
                2 on magma legend (complete).
    
    Level 45: (6 pts).
           Skill points.
               all on focus.
           Ability points.
               3 on lava track. (complete).
               3 on critical strike. (complete).
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    V. Magma Only places
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      a.) First 8 level of danger room.
      b.) All the interludes.
      c.) Muir Island except the one short bit with jean gray.
      d.) Magma Qualification exam.
      e.) Danger room testing to destroy 22 sentry robot. 
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    VI. Thanks and credits. 
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    The people that I test with.
    Gustavo Alvarado. 
    Nelson Han.
    Eddy Alvarado.
    Sho pan Yu. 
    
    All the people at gamefaqs.
    
    Gundamtotoro for the items faq and Papa gamer for clearing things up.
    
    AznSnapshot for his help. 
    
    MagCableSent for his help.
    
    pgw and papagamer for his correction. 
    
    
    Thanks to Mistler for his faq of detail Magma information. 
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    VII. 
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    Contact info: Cablepuff (me) on aim or magcablesent (kyle) on aim.
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