I have two favorite vigors; Shock jockey and Undertow. For now, let me tell you about shock jockey.
Firstly, you find shock jockey in the Hall of Heroes, when you pry it from Slate’s cold dead hands. Or crazy hands. Okay, you get shock jockey, and go to town. You flip every switch and open every door, and get some great loot on top of the hall that you needed the vigor to access. Loot, sweet. But then you realize, holy shit, this really hurts people! Awesome! And you go to town.
You know how later in Bioshock there’s water puddles everywhere from exploded fire hydrants? Most would find those useful for Undertow, using the wayward liquid to pull their enemies to them. I however use them another way. Port Prosperity is where I seriously begin to run low on, well, everything (See Finkton Tomato Soup for a better description), but the puddles around there offer a unique opportunity. Some of the more heavily-clad Vox Populi are slower, and spend a few seconds standing in said puddles. I use these few precious seconds to zap the water with Shock Jockey. This emphasizes the electrocution, making them take critical damage. EXCELLENT.
This, on top of being able to turn on pretty much electrical object in Columbia and stun people makes it a formidable and explosive vigor. Kinda makes you feel a little like Thor, only a 1912 Thor with a bad attitude, poor parenting skills, and a dead wife. Oh wait that’s Odin.
SHOCK JOCKEY (inspired by spoonforkbacon, check em’ out)
5 mint leaves
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 oz gin
1 highball glass (if you don’t strain it and want the blackberry-goodness still in the glass, there’s enough to fill the highball. if you want to strain it like we did, you can use a smaller glass)
In said highball glass, pop in the mint, blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Using a muddler, pestle, one of those wooden pastry presses that looks like a tiny dumbbell, muddle the mixture. That mean gently press and twist it against the bottom of the glass for about 10-15 seconds, to break up the black berries and bruise the mint. once that’s mixed, fill the glass with ice, add your gin, and ton off with tonic water. Stirr, and enjoy.
After I finished, I strained it into the smaller cup, popped a slice of lemon into it, and brought it upstairs for MJ to try. She really liked it, and said it had the zing of Shock Jockey. It’s not bitter, but it’s not sweet, but it is the electric kind of drink you’d look for with Shock jockey.