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Paradigm Shift
Mingler.png
Attack information
Target:
All Toons
Minimum damage:
9
Maximum damage:
24
Strength:
Strong
Signature attack?
No
Cog usage
Bossbots
None
Lawbots
Spin Doctor
Cashbots
None
Sellbots
The Mingler

Paradigm Shift is a Cog attack that can be performed by The Minglers and Spin Doctors.

Animation

  1. The Cog wiggles its fingers, forming a straight line of yellow sparks.
  2. The sparks gradually move towards the targeted Toon(s).
    • If the Toon(s) is hit, they will be lifted up by the sparks and shaken in the air before being dropped back to the ground.
    • If the Toon(s) avoids the attack, they will jump over the sparks causing them to disappear.

Phrases

  • "Look into my shifty eyes!"
  • "You'll get shifted out of place."
  • "Your shift is up!"
  • "Prepare to have your paradigm shifted!"
  • "I'm giving you the bad shift!"
  • "Watch out! I'm rather shifty."
  • "I guess it's your shift now."
  • "You've never shifted this much in your life."
  • "Isn't this an interesting paradigm."

Statistics

Level 6 7 8 9 10
Damage 9 10 13 16 17
Accuracy 60 75 80 85 90
Usage 30 30 30 30 30
Level 7 8 9 10 11
Damage 12 15 18 21 24
Accuracy 60 70 75 80 90
Usage 25 25 25 25 25


Definition

A paradigm shift defines a sudden change in perspective towards a particular thing.

This term was popularized by The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), a book written by Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–1996), a philosopher of science.

Trivia

  • This is capable of causing the most damage in comparison to any other Cog attack; this being because The Mingler can use this attack to cause 24 damage to a group of Toons.
  • A Spin Doctor performing this attack has a slightly higher average accuracy than The Mingler performing the attack.
  • Paradigm is pronounced "pair-a-dime" in American English or "par-a-dime" in British English.
  • There are other attacks which are also capable of causing a maximum of 24 damage, however these attacks only attack a single Toon. Those attacks are Chomp and Evil Eye.
  • The Paradigm Shift is the strongest group attack in the game because The Mingler's Paradigm Shift can deal up to 24 damage at level 11 to all Toons.

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