Skylanders: Swap Force - Lightcore Flashwing
is an unusual figure in that it is a Lightcore version of a character introduced in Skylanders: Giants
, but doesnít have a Series 2, non-Lightcore counterpart for Swap Force
. What this means is that there is no additional Wow Pow attack. The same applies to Lightcore Wham-Shell
and Lightcore Warnado
, these characters donít get an extra attack simply because theyíve been brought into a different game. They apparently need a non-Lightcore repose to have that honor. At least they all have the Lightcore effect that happens when they are first summoned in a level.
So what are Lightcore Flashwingís attacks? She starts off with two attacks, Crystal Shards and Shimmering Spin. The latter shoots a projectile ahead of Flashwing, while the other spins her like a top, increases her speed, and chips away at enemy health pretty effectively.
Lightcore Flashwingís initial upgrades include a third attack that shoots shards in all directions except in front of her. She also gets a charge on her Crystal Shard attack that turns the shard into a laser beam shot. She can also get an upgrade that lets her shoot the Crystal Shards faster and another that increases her armor.
The two upgrade paths will either power up her crystal projectiles or her spin ability. One path lets the shards stick to walls and when you press the first attack again, it will shoot another crystal out. This path eventually lets you get three Crystal Shards stuck in walls and the final upgrade allows those lodged crystals to regenerate Lightcore Flashwingís health if she goes near them.
The Shimmering Spin upgrade path starts by increasing the length of the spin and letting it deal more damage. The next upgrade bounces enemy projectiles back and the final lets you tap the Crystal Shards attack while spinning to shoot lasers.
Lightcore Flashwingís Soul Gem ability (ready for purchase in Swap Force, but found in Bringing Order to Kaos! in Giants) is called Crystal Lighthouse. Holding down the third attack, she shoots a massive beam of light and can rotate to damage any enemies in the beamís path.