You now have to do a similar mission to the second one, as its objective is to get to the Core Relays, which give you new powers, this time the ones from Neon category. The first Core Relay is located in the southern part of Pioneer Square district. Once there, use a melee weapon or basic Neon Beam attack to destroy the Core shield, then absorb its energy. As a reward, Delsin will gain Laser Insight power.
Using Laser Insight power is somewhat similar to using weapons with sights. You can zoom in while aiming (hold down L2 button) and then carefully point at a given enemy and take a shot (R2). A very important massage pops out which says that hitting opponents in their lower limbs (blue areas) is rewarded with Good Karma, whereas eliminating them with headshots (red areas) results in getting Evil Karma. Get rid of the guards on the neighboring roof whichever way you choose.
Note: It is a good idea to develop Laser Insight power so to, e.g. be able to combine zooming in with slow motion (Laser Focus), which will make shooting significantly easier.
You must now head to the second Core Relay, following the well-known purple trail. Do not hurry so as not to get lost along the way, and besides, you do not have to race against time. The second Core Relay is located on the eastern end of the Pioneer Square district and may be guarded by some hostiles. While fighting I suggest you get to know new Delsin's powers even better. Once you win the battle, destroy the cover and absorb the energy of the core, which will unlock the power called Stasis Bubble.
Stasis Bubble power (press L1) creates a bubble whose effect is similar to Sulphur Bomb power from the Smoke skill category. Throw the explosive surprise at your new opponents to temporarily immobilize them. Depending on the chosen karma path you can then incapacitate them (good karma) or finish them off (evil karma), preferably with previously unlocked Laser Insight power (accurate aiming). However you do that, clean the surroundings of enemy forces.
It is time to head to the third Core Relay, again by following the purple trail. The core is located on a cliff north of Belltown district. Just like with the previous cores, start by destroying the core shield and then proceed to absorbing its energy. The reward for draining this core is access to power called Phosphor Beam.
Phosphor Beam power is similar to Cinder Missile attack that you already know - using it (hold R1) launches a powerful missile, which is perfect for destroying enemy machines. Use this ability to blow up two armored vehicles in the park and dispose another group of D.U.P. soldiers by the way.
Note: Phosphor Beam attack requires Heavy Ammo, which is obtained on absorbing energy from Neons.
It is high time to head to the last, fourth Core Relay. It is located in Belltown district. On the way to the place you will most likely have to climb up the tower block (fortunately, thanks to Light Speed power, ??it is very easy to do). When you reach the roof of the skyscraper, you should notice enemies gathered in the north parking lot - it is a good idea to attack them from above, using the equivalent of the already known Comet Drop power, that is by holding Square button in mid-air. Deal with the survivors, destroy the Core shield, and absorb Radiant Sweep Power.
Radiant Power Sweep is also an equivalent of one of the actions used in the earlier stages of the game. To launch it, it is required to gather the proper amount of karma in a short period of time (Karma Streak), whereas this should not be a problem at this point. Press down on the D-pad and Delsin effectively wipe out enemy forces. This is the end of this mission.
You can now choose the next main mission; the choice should depend on the karma path you took:
- If you play as hero, and you strive to gain Good Karma, select mission 7a - Trash the Stash
- If you play as villain, and you strive to gain Evil Karma, select mission 7b - Fight Intolerants