Advantage points are one of the leveling rewards in Champions Online, along with Talents and Powers. Over the course of leveling, you will receive a total of 36 advantage points at a range of (usually) +1 point per level, which you can spend improving your powers. Each individual power can have a maximum of 5 advantage points spent on it.
Almost all powers have ranks, which increase the effectiveness of the power by 20%. This typically means increased damage, increased mitigation, increased bonuses, or increased duration. All ranks cost two advantage points (with the exception of travel powers), and all powers with ranks with have rank 2 and rank 3.
Powers without ranks:
- Ionic Reverberation
- Thermal Reverberation
- Telepathic Reverberation
- Spirit Reverberation
- Killer Instinct
- Hunter's Instinct
- Molecular Self-Assembly
- Ego Reverberation
- Wind Reverberation
- Supernatural Power
There are several advantages that are generalized to multiple powers, with the same effect and cost on each one.
- Crippling Challenge - A PvE taunt and PvP block cancel.
- Challenging Strikes - An AoE PvE taunt.
- Accelerated Metabolism - Chance to generate energy when the ability is used.
- Nailed to the Ground - Travel power disable
The remainder of the advantages are specific to each individual power, and with very unique effects. These can be as wide ranging as situationally increasing damage, to completely replacing the power with a different functionality, to giving a cosmetic size increase. Generally these cost 2 advantage points (allowing you to take one rank and the specific advantage on a power), however they can range from 0-3 advantage points.
Travel powers are somewhat unique, as their ranks cost 1 point, not 2 points, each. These ranks also have a level restriction for purchase, level 20 for rank 2, and level 40 for rank 3. They increase the speed of the travel power significantly. Several travel powers also have unique advantages.
Travel Powers with unique advantages:
- Superjump - Increased hold resistance
- Superspeed - Increased damage based on running speed
- Acrobatics - Stacking increased movement speed in-combat
- Swinging - Increased Dodge
- Tunneling - Increased damage resistance