Champion Spotlight - Symbiote Supreme

edited October 11 in General Discussion
Symbiote Supreme enters The Contest October 11th at 10AM PDT!

About Symbiote Supreme:
The result of an unholy union between an alternate reality Doctor Strange and a particularly virulent Klyntar specimen, the entity known as Symbiote Supreme wields an unnatural power thanks to its mastery of Symbiomancy: the ability to summon and control its Symbiote through magical means. The Symbiote Supreme finds and bonds with any lifeform it can, devouring them into its hivemind in order to spread its dark influence across The Battlerealm.

Base Stats & Abilities
*All stats based on 4-Star, Rank 5, Level 50, Signature Level 99

Health: 13379
Attack: 1092
Max PI:
Without Signature: 3833
With Signature (99): 4769

*All stats based on 5-Star, Rank 5, Level 65, Signature Level 200

Health: 26826
Attack: 2189
Max PI:
Without Signature: 7720
With Signature (200): 10540

Basic Abilities: Armor, Fury, Nullify, Power Drain

Character Class: Mystic

Passive
Symbiote Supreme gains 100% less power from Attacking, Blocking, and being Struck. But gains 16.5% of his Max Power every 9 seconds.

*** Developer Note: This is slower (about half) the rate that Doctor Strange gains power, but Symbiote Supreme makes up for this difference with his Genetic Potential Power Gain.

Genetic Potential - Passive
• Each time a Buff or a Stagger effect on the Opponent ends gain 25 Genetic Potential, to a maximum of 100.
• Gain an additional 50 Genetic Potential if a Buff ends due to a Nullify or Stagger effect.

Genetic Blessings - Passive
• Symbiote Supreme can manifest 3 different Genetic Blessings, every 15 seconds he switches to the next in the following order: Chthon’s Cunning, Null’s Shadow, and Set’s Fangs.
• Each time a Blessing triggers 100% of Genetic Potential is consumed to gain up to 100% of a Bar of Power.

*** Developer Note: This is the Power Gain which compensates for the lower base Power Gain speed compared to Doctor Strange. A full 100 Genetic Potential is worth a full bar of Power when the new Blessing triggers!

Chthon’s Cunning - Passive
• 100% chance when this Blessing is triggered to immediately Nullify all Buffs off the Opponent.
• 709.8 Direct Damage is Passively dealt to the Opponent for each Buff Nullified, based on Genetic Potential.
• While active gain a 5% chance to place a Stagger Passive on the Opponent lasting 10 seconds on each Basic Attack Hit. Critical Hits increase the Chance to 50%.

*** Developer Note: The “Anti-Buff” Blessing. Symbiote Supreme always starts with this Blessing active, so he’ll remove whatever Buffs you have on you right at the start of the fight dealing damage.

Null’s Shadow - Passive
• 100% chance when this Blessing is triggered to gain a Protection Buff preventing Symbiote Supreme from taking more than 15% of his Max Health per hit, lasting for 10 seconds. This Protection threshold reduced by 50% if the Opponent has an active Buff.
• 1333.33 Armor and 40% chance to Perfect Block as a Passive effect, based on Genetic Potential.
• Gain a 15% chance to place a Stagger Passive on the Opponent lasting 10 seconds each time Symbiote Supreme is Struck by or Blocks the Opponent. Well timed blocks increase the Chance to 100%.

*** Developer Note: The “Defence” Blessing. With a damage cap, and a Armor and Perfect Block it’s the Blessing to have if you need to tank some hits, and one to avoid throwing huge specials at.

Set’s Fangs - Passive
• 100% chance when this Blessing is triggered to gain a Fury Buff increasing Attack by up to 1119.3 for 10 Seconds, based on Genetic Potential.
• 100% chance to cause a Bleed Debuff on every Hit, dealing up to 928.2 Direct Damage based on Genetic Potential and lasting 8 seconds.
• Each hit of a Special Attack gains a 50% chance to place a Stagger Passive on the Opponent lasting 10 seconds.

*** Developer Note: The “Offense” Blessing. This is the Blessing to spend your time in if you’re looking to do as much damage as possible.

Special 1: Grasping Tendrils
A portal opens to an unknowable dimension, allowing tendrils from beyond to strike.
• 100% Chance to Nullify 1 Buff. Gain 50 Genetic Potential if a Buff is Nullified.
• Switch to the next Blessing.

*** Developer Note: This Special gives Symbiote Supreme some on-demand Nullify Utility as well as a way to help him control which Blessing he spends most of his time in, it can also help him adjust which Special Attack he’ll have immediately available under each Blessing.

Special 2: Dark Triumvirate
Symbiote Supreme’s composition of dark power erupts forth from the very ground beneath the enemy’s feet.
• While Chthon’s Cunning is active each hit has a 100% chance to steal 15% of the Opponent’s Max Power.
• While Null’s Shadow is active each hit has a 100% chance to place a Weakness Debuff on the Opponent reducing their Attack by 33% for 10 seconds.
• While Set’s Fangs is active each hit has a 100% chance to place an Armor Break Debuff on the Opponent reducing their Armor by 2000 for 10 seconds..

Special 3: Dimensional Hunger
When the hivemind hungers Symbiote Supreme offers up his opponent to sate its desires, if only briefly.
• 100% chance to reset the Genetic Blessing timer, and active all 3 Genetic Blessings.
• +100 Genetic Potential.

*** Developer Note: A way for Symbiote Supreme to activate all of his Blessings at once. Clever use of the Special 3 will allow Symbiote Supreme to spend pretty much double time in one mode, can also function as a panic Nullify button.

Signature Ability: Symbiomancy
The unique combination of Symbiote and mystic arts that power Symbiote Supreme have a disrupting effect on many abilities of the lesser beings inhabiting the Battlerealm.

• Every 12.51 seconds place a Stagger Passive effect on the Opponent, lasting 10 seconds. Stagger will immediately Nullify the next Buff triggered on the Opponent.

*** Developer Note: With Staggers being very important to his Power Gain, this helps supercharge Symbiote Supreme’s loop, as well as giving him even better Buff Control, especially if he needs to stop attacking his Opponent to bait a special or avoid a specific ability.

Synergy Bonuses

Mystic Masters - Doctor Strange, Mordo - Unique Synergy
• Symbiote Supreme: Begin the fight with 1 bar of Power.
• Doctor Strange: Deal 50% of Base Attack as Direct Damage when Nullifying a Buff off the Opponent.
• Mordo: Gain +15% of Base Attack as a Passive Attack bonus while the Opponent is under a Buff effect.

Ancient Hunger - Dormammu, Mephisto - Unique Synergy
• Symbiote Supreme: Special 2 effects trigger through Blocks.
• Dormammu: Increases Health Regenerated by an Empowered Soul Bond by 50%.
• Mephisto: 15% Chance to trigger Aura of Incineration on Basic Attack Hits.

Supreme Symbiosis - Venom, Carnage, Agent Venom, Venom the Duck, Spiderman(Symbiote) - Unique Synergy
• Symbiote Supreme: Each time a Stagger’s Duration Expires, it has a 25% chance to re-apply itself.
• Symbiotes: Increases the Duration of all Bleed Effects by 20%.

Recommended Masteries
Mystic Dispersion
• Symbiote Supreme has several different ways to Nullify/Stagger Buffs from his Opponents, making him an ideal candidate for Mystic Dispersion.

Deep Wounds
• While under the effects of Set’s Fangs, Symbiote Supreme can cause some pretty significant Bleed damage, Deep Wounds helps push this damage even further.

Assassin
• The bonus Attack pays dividends in multiple ways, increasing Set’s Fang’s Fury and Bleed Effects, increase the Chthon’s Cunning Nullify Damage, plus all the natural Assassin goodness.

Strong Matchups
Corvus Glaive
• The Chthon’s Cunning Nullify will strip away Corvus’s Cruelty and True Damage Buffs right at the beginning of the fight, significantly cutting his damage potential, and taking a chunk out of his health bar right at the beginning of the fight.

Medusa
• Medusa’s greatest defensive strength is her auto-block, but since it’s locked behind her Fury Buffs, with all of his Nullify and Stagger Symbiote Supreme likely won’t even have to care about it.

Korg
• Like the Classic Doctor Strange, Symbiote Supreme also deals Energy Damage with his Basic Attacks giving him a solid edge against everyone’s favorite revolutionary.


Weak Matchups
Omega Red
• Since Omega Red doesn’t trigger Buffs to be taken away and power Genetic Potential, combined with you not wanting to make him Bleed, he’s not a good matchup for Symbiote Supreme.

Ultron
• Ultron is one of the worst matchups for Symbiote Supreme. He can’t Bleed taking a big edge off of Set’s Fangs, then since he Regenerates a portion of Energy Damage taken Symbiote Supreme is really going to struggle to make his Damage stick.

Wasp
• To fight Wasp effectively, you need to either suppress her Evade with an ability of your own, or play around the window in which it naturally shuts off. Symbiote Supreme can’t do option 1, and which his own rotating Blessings and tendency towards power spikes and troughs, it will be difficult to align Supreme’s moments of max power, with Wasps moments of vulnerability.
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Comments

  • DroidDoesDroidDoes Posts: 155
    Hmm question to the mods: Would his synergy with DS stack with Cap IW’s synergy with DS? Which would mean Strange would deal 80% of his attack as direct damage for each nullified buff?
  • MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 1,182
    StrayPool wrote: »
    Hot damn, 20% Bleed Duration for my Symbiote Spiderman!? Pack it in, lads, just won the Contest.

    Honestly, is this anything but an oversight or a bad joke?

    Yeah, you beat me to it!

    Maybe it's a deliberately one-sided synergy. Or maybe they meant armour break. For when an eighty-second armour break isn't quite enough....
  • DroidDoes wrote: »
    Hmm question to the mods: Would his synergy with DS stack with Cap IW’s synergy with DS? Which would mean Strange would deal 80% of his attack as direct damage for each nullified buff?

    They would both trigger independently as opposed to stacking.
  • MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 1,182
    edited October 10
    Werewrym wrote: »
    Umm question... Why is this no name symbiote that no one has ever heard of and no one cares about, 100x more powerful than Dr. Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme? Sure he could be cool, but not at the expense of one of our favorite characters. I want to, for once in my life, play a classic Marvel character and not be disappointed with their abilities. #FixDrStrange

    It does seem unfair that all Dr Strange's SP2 abilities have 50% accuracy rather than the symbiote's 100%. And that this guys effects are also roughly twice as effective (15% vs 33% weakness effect; 833 vs 2000 armour break, Power Steal vs Nullify). So... about four times as effective, overall...

    #FixDrStrange indeed. Or is that #NerfSymbioteStrange? Just for the sake of game balance, you understand...
  • DTMelodicMetalDTMelodicMetal Posts: 1,648
    1st true Corvus Glaive counter
  • WerewrymWerewrym Posts: 1,171
    Werewrym wrote: »
    Umm question... Why is this no name symbiote that no one has ever heard of and no one cares about, 100x more powerful than Dr. Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme? Sure he could be cool, but not at the expense of one of our favorite characters. I want to, for once in my life, play a classic Marvel character and not be disappointed with their abilities. #FixDrStrange

    It does seem unfair that all Dr Strange's SP2 abilities have 50% accuracy rather than the symbiote's 100%. And that this guys effects are also roughly twice as effective (15% vs 33% weakness effect; 833 vs 2000 armour break, Power Steal vs Nullify). So... about four times as effective, overall...

    #FixDrStrange indeed. Or is that #NerfSymbioteStrange? Just for the sake of game balance, you understand...

    Best case scenario, Dr. Strange gets fixed.

    Next best, SymbioteStrange gets nerfed (I'd rather have this champ suck than be better than Dr. Strange)

    Worst case, nothing gets done (the most likely scenario)
  • VoltolosVoltolos Posts: 277
    edited October 10
    Werewrym wrote: »
    Werewrym wrote: »
    Umm question... Why is this no name symbiote that no one has ever heard of and no one cares about, 100x more powerful than Dr. Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme? Sure he could be cool, but not at the expense of one of our favorite characters. I want to, for once in my life, play a classic Marvel character and not be disappointed with their abilities. #FixDrStrange

    It does seem unfair that all Dr Strange's SP2 abilities have 50% accuracy rather than the symbiote's 100%. And that this guys effects are also roughly twice as effective (15% vs 33% weakness effect; 833 vs 2000 armour break, Power Steal vs Nullify). So... about four times as effective, overall...

    #FixDrStrange indeed. Or is that #NerfSymbioteStrange? Just for the sake of game balance, you understand...

    Best case scenario, Dr. Strange gets fixed.

    Next best, SymbioteStrange gets nerfed (I'd rather have this champ suck than be better than Dr. Strange)

    Worst case, nothing gets done (the most likely scenario)

    So you'd rather have two garbage champs in your crystals instead of having a new champ be stronger than an old one?
  • 1st true Corvus Glaive counter

    But blade with danger sense....
  • HeadrollerHeadroller Posts: 106
    2 things:

    1. Nulls shadow passive description typo

    “Lasting 10 for seconds”

    2. All the genetics blessings that are indicated to be passive abilities. Will these percentages listed in each ability be able to be reduced by Ability Accuracy Reduction of other any champs?

    Example: nulls shadows protection buff is a 100% chance to trigger - can this ever fail to proc

    Thanks.

  • Would Domino probability field or Blade danger sense (sometimes) prevent him from changing blessings or activating abilities relating to respective blessings?
  • Headroller wrote: »
    2 things:

    1. Nulls shadow passive description typo

    “Lasting 10 for seconds”

    2. All the genetics blessings that are indicated to be passive abilities. Will these percentages listed in each ability be able to be reduced by Ability Accuracy Reduction of other any champs?

    Example: nulls shadows protection buff is a 100% chance to trigger - can this ever fail to proc

    Thanks.

    Thanks for catching that! I did a quick fix of it. :)

    As for your question, yes. They will.

    Would Domino probability field or Blade danger sense (sometimes) prevent him from changing blessings or activating abilities relating to respective blessings?

    Yes!
  • BitterSteelBitterSteel Posts: 2,852
    1st true Corvus Glaive counter

    First of many

  • But blade with danger sense....

    Corvus isn't a villain

    He is talking about Blade countering Symbiote Supreme
  • How do the abilities that rely on genetic potential scale? Do they scale linearly with how much genetic potential you have?

    Example: Genetic potential at 0 means no effect, potential at 50 means 50% of the full effect, and you gain the full effectiveness at 100 potential?

    If so, that means to use the secondary effects of each blessing you effectively need to nullify an opponents buff or have a stagger run out AFTER the blessing activates since each time you switch he uses up all current genetic potential for power gain.
  • winterthurwinterthur Posts: 2,195
    StrayPool wrote: »
    Hot damn, 20% Bleed Duration for my Symbiote Spiderman!? Pack it in, lads, just won the Contest.

    Honestly, is this anything but an oversight or a bad joke?

    Spiderman (Symbiote) can trigger the bonus but doesn't directly benefit from it. In that case, Symbiote Supreme would actually gain a bonus.

    Will this be a first, where a champ contributing to Synergy bonus derives zero benefits?
  • TheSquish671TheSquish671 Posts: 1,367
    winterthur wrote: »
    StrayPool wrote: »
    Hot damn, 20% Bleed Duration for my Symbiote Spiderman!? Pack it in, lads, just won the Contest.

    Honestly, is this anything but an oversight or a bad joke?

    Spiderman (Symbiote) can trigger the bonus but doesn't directly benefit from it. In that case, Symbiote Supreme would actually gain a bonus.

    Will this be a first, where a champ contributing to Synergy bonus derives zero benefits?

    No actually. Heimdall's synergies do not benefit him at all.
  • winterthur wrote: »
    StrayPool wrote: »
    Hot damn, 20% Bleed Duration for my Symbiote Spiderman!? Pack it in, lads, just won the Contest.

    Honestly, is this anything but an oversight or a bad joke?

    Spiderman (Symbiote) can trigger the bonus but doesn't directly benefit from it. In that case, Symbiote Supreme would actually gain a bonus.

    Will this be a first, where a champ contributing to Synergy bonus derives zero benefits?

    CAIW
  • How do the abilities that rely on genetic potential scale? Do they scale linearly with how much genetic potential you have?

    Example: Genetic potential at 0 means no effect, potential at 50 means 50% of the full effect, and you gain the full effectiveness at 100 potential?

    If so, that means to use the secondary effects of each blessing you effectively need to nullify an opponents buff or have a stagger run out AFTER the blessing activates since each time you switch he uses up all current genetic potential for power gain.

    Yes! You'll need a Nullify/Stagger effect, or the expiry of staggers to build the Genetic Potential back up. One exception being the SP3 which fills your genetic potential immediately after use.
  • Reaper213Reaper213 Posts: 118
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    Thank you Kabam :)
  • Reaper213 wrote: »
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    Thank you Kabam :)

    Whoa! :scream: Fantastic pull! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on him!
  • rogueKlyntarrogueKlyntar Posts: 247
    edited October 11

    Special 1:
    A portal opens to an unknowable dimension, allowing tendrils from beyond to strike.
    • 100% Chance to Nullify 1 Buff. Gain 50 Genetic Potential if a Buff is Nullified.
    • Switch to the next Blessing.

    *** Developer Note: This Special gives Symbiote Supreme some on-demand Nullify Utility as well as a way to help him control which Blessing he spends most of his time in, it can also help him adjust which Special Attack he’ll have immediately available under each Blessing.

    Special 2:
    Symbiote Supreme’s composition of dark power erupts forth from the very ground beneath the enemy’s feet.
    • While Chthon’s Cunning is active each hit has a 100% chance to steal 15% of the Opponent’s Max Power.
    • While Null’s Shadow is active each hit has a 100% chance to place a Weakness Debuff on the Opponent reducing their Attack by 33% for 10 seconds.
    • While Set’s Fangs is active each hit has a 100% chance to place an Armor Break Debuff on the Opponent reducing their Armor by 2000 for 10 seconds..

    Special 3:
    When the hivemind hungers Symbiote Supreme offers up his opponent to sate its desires, if only briefly.
    • 100% chance to reset the Genetic Blessing timer, and active all 3 Genetic Blessings.
    • +100 Genetic Potential.

    *** Developer Note: A way for Symbiote Supreme to activate all of his Blessings at once. Clever use of the Special 3 will allow Symbiote Supreme to spend pretty much double time in one mode, can also function as a panic Nullify button.


    First, what happens if we use Special 1 soon after Special 3? Do all three Blessings' timers reset or do the Null and Set Blessings disappear?

    Secondly, this seems very out of character, considering that this is the first champion who is not in the comics (at least I don't think he is). I noticed that he seems too good to be true, and that the Special Attacks have no names... If it turns out SS is nerfed, I can only assume that Kabam didn't 'dot the I's and cross the T's' in their rush to release this champion.

    Third, will Venom the Duck be in Arena as well?
  • Reaper213Reaper213 Posts: 118
    Reaper213 wrote: »
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    Thank you Kabam :)

    Whoa! :scream: Fantastic pull! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on him!

    He is a lot stronger than he seems with his posted stats. Controls opponent’s buffs really well and paired with Mystic Dispersion he gains power and a huge rate.
    While on his attack cycle he does crazy damage and stacks bleeds like no tomorrow.
    Overall a great champ
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