South Park: The Fractured But Whole Classes: Guide To Every Attack

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2017-10-17
South Park Fractured But Whole Attack Guide
Each class and allied character has his or her own Ultimate Attack. UBISOFT

South Park: The Fractured But Whole significantly expands on the class system introduced in The Stick of Truth, this time offering 10 class options instead of four, each based on a different type of superhero ability. Each class has three attacks and an Ultimate. Over the course of the campaign, Cartman will expand on the player’s origin story, adding another class to your repertoire and allowing you to mix-and-match attacks from various classes.

Choosing your next class can be an agonizing decision. While Cartman gives you enough information to understand the basic strengths and weaknesses, you don’t learn the details of the available attacks until after making your selection. It’s frustrating, but can be undone at any time: revisit Cartman in his basement to change classes.

Or just consult our guide to the classes of South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

A few things to know first.

Each attack is one of three types: Brawn, Brains or Spunk. These three attributes can be modified with DNA, a type of upgrade added midway through the campaign. Swapping out DNA includes a helpful chart showing how different DNA strands will increase or reduce each of your equipped attacks.

Most attacks deal damage, but there are a lot of other status effects:

  • Slow - Reduce enemy movement by one space for three turns
  • Chill - Skips enemy’s next turn
  • Shock - Damage to enemy at end of their next turn, plus splash damage to adjoining enemies
  • Burning - Damage to enemy for next three turns
  • Grossed Out - Damages characters at end of next turn, great vomiting SFX
  • Protection - Extra health bar that absorbs damage
  • Bleeding - Damages enemies for four turns
  • Confused - Enemy will attack nearest ally for two turns (or until damaged)
  • Charmed - Causes target to switch sides for turns (or until damaged)
  • Enraged - Enemy will only attack character that enraged them
  • Blocking - Protects against all damage for one turn
  • Invisible - Character can’t be targeted during next turn

Bear in mind there are even more considerations than an attack’s Type and status effects. Since combat in The Fractured But Whole relies so much on tactical spacing, an attack’s range or pattern on the grid will always be the most important consideration. You can see the attacks’ grid patterns in the screenshot included for every Class. Finally, while damage from attacks varies based on your Artifacts and DNA, we’ll loosely categorize their damage potential into “Loads,” “Mid” and “Wee.”

With all that in mind, check out every attack in South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

Speedster

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High mobility, but not high damage. Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: Hyperspace Fury, high damage to enemy in adjacent square

 

Quantum Fist

Type: Brawn
Effect: Damage
Damage: Loads
Description: Select a single target out of a small diamond radius
 

Double-Edge

Type: Spunk
Effect: N/A
Damage: N/A
Description: Take two turns at once, losing your next turn
 

Supersonic Dash

Type: Brawn
Effect: Damage + Reverse Knockback
Damage: Mid
Description: Charge three spaces ahead and knock enemies back toward where you started
 

Brutalist

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High damage, limited range Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: Full-Force Fisting, high damage to enemy in adjacent square

 

Brutal Bash

Type: Brawn
Effect: Damage + Knockback
Damage: Loads
Description: Hit enemy directly ahead
 

Wrecking Ball

Type: Brawn
Effect: Damage + Knockback
Damage: Loads
Description: Moves player
 

Gastro Smash

Type: Spunk
Effect: Damage + Gross Out + Knockback
Damage: Wee
Description: Butt stomp that hits enemy to left, right, top and bottom
 

Blaster

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Powerful ranged attacks Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: Backfire Blast, Burning + Gross Out + low damage to enemies in a rectangular grid

Triple Burn

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage + Burning
Damage: Mid
Description: Three fire blasts with a three-square range
 

Heat Wave

Type: Spunk
Effect: Damage + Knockback
Damage: Wee
Description: Knocks back three spaces in the adjacent column
 

Plasma Beam

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage
Damage: Mid
Description: Damage to full row, in one direction
 

Elementalist

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Ice and dirt attacks, plus a dolphin-based support bonus Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: Elemental Onslaught, Shock + Chill + low damage to all enemies in large square

 

Sand Trap

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage
Damage: Mid
Description: Area of effect damage, centered on square from diamond radius
 

Ice Prison

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage + Chill
Damage: Mid
Description: Select target from small, diamond radius
Warning: takes two turns to recharge
 

Hydro Helper

Type: Spunk
Effect: Cleanses status effects + Heals + Attack Up
Damage: N/A
Description: Pick single target from diamond grid surrounding player

 

Cyborg

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Technical attacks with useful ranges and ability to pull enemies around the grid Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: The Big Guns, high damage to single enemy in player’s row

 

Fatal Attraction

Type: Spunk
Effect: Damage
Damage: Wee
Description: Pulls enemies from intersecting row and column in toward player, damaging them
 

Ganz Technique

Type: Spunk
Effect: Block + Enraged
Damage: N/A
Description: Enrages enemy and puts up block
Warning: takes two turns to recharge
 

Faraday Uncaged

Type: Brawn
Effect: Damage + Knockback + Shock
Damage: Loads
Description: Hits opponent directly ahead
 

Psychic

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Protect and heal allies, plus a rare attack along diagonals Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: Chakra Cleanse, Healing + Protection to allies inside 7-square grid

 

Psi-Shield

Type: Spunk
Effect: Protection
Damage: N/A
Description: Choose an alley to shield from a surrounding diamond grid
 

Dazzling Flash

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage + Confusion
Damage: Mid
Description: Select a single target from large diamond grid
Warning: takes two turns to recharge
 

Cerebral Blast

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage + Defense Down
Damage: Mid
Description: Hits all enemies along diagonals
 

Assassin

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Powerful attacks in cross and square patterns Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: Deadly Dive, divebomb one square within seven-square grid, high damage

 

Quick Cut

Type: Spunk
Effect: Damage + Bleeding
Damage: Mid
Description: Hit enemy directly ahead
 

Spin Slash

Type: Brawn
Effect: Damage + Bleeding
Damage: Mid
Description: Hits two squares above, below and to each side
 

Shadow Swap

Type: Spunk
Effect: Damage + Invisibility
Damage: Mid
Description: Select enemy from surrounding squares, swap places with them, gain Invisibility
Warning: 2 turn recharge
 

Gadgeteer

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Build robots and turrets that attack or damage enemies over multiple turns Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: Airborne Annihilator, moderate area of effect damage in nine-square range

 

Boom-Boom Buddy

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage
Damage: Mid
Description: Robot that occupies square and self-destructs to damage adjacent enemies
Warning: Two-turn recharge
 

Straight Shooter

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage
Damage: Mid
Description: Builds a turret on adjacent space that fires upon all enemies in a row every turn
Warning: Three-turn recharge
 

Gigavolt Globe

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage + Shock
Damage: Wee
Description: Hits enemy directly ahead, expands against multiple enemies in second row

Plantmancer

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Powerful healing, a ranged charmed spell and a splash damage knockback attack makes Plantmancer one of my favorite classes. Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: Nature’s Gift, Revives + Heals all allies

 

Purifying Petals

Type: Spunk
Effect: Cleanse + Heal + Attack Up
Damage: N/A
Description: Affects all heroes within surrounding diamond grid
Warning: Three-turn recharge
 

Sweet Scent

Type: Brains
Effect: Damage + Charms
Damage: Mid
Description: Pulls enemies on same row in closer
Warning: Two-turn recharge
 

Root Burst

Type: Brains
Effect: Knock Back + Damage + Bleeding
Damage: Wee
Description: Hits large grid of enemies to right or left side

 

Martial Artist

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Martial Artist attacks don't have much range, but high damage. Photo: Ubisoft

Ultimate: Dragon Swagger, Enrages enemies in seven-square grid, Blocks

 

Dragon Force Punch

Type: Brawn
Effect: Damage + Extreme Knockback
Damage: Loads
Description: Hit opponent directly ahead
Warning: Two-turn recharge
 

Dragon Dance

Type: Brawn
Effect: Damage
Damage: Loads
Description: Hits all enemies in surrounding squares
 

Dragon Reversal

Type: Brawn
Effect: Damage + Reverse Knockback + Defense Down + Slow
Damage: Loads
Description: Hits enemy in same row, advances player two squares forward
Warning: Two-turn recharge
 
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