Managing the Spite Node

I hate the Spite node—principally, because it punishes a core mechanic of any fight (in game or real life): evasion. When coupled with high attack opponents and/or organic power gainers, it can be a massive pain. Power Managers clearly are a huge asset, as well as champs who throw up few buffs of their own.

Other than removing Dex, who’s your go-to for Spite nodes and why? Who’s best by class? How do you tend to play it?

Dr. Zola

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  • will-o-wispwill-o-wisp Posts: 5,660
    Void can ignore that power gain, or even reverse it when dup.
  • AmonthirAmonthir Posts: 691
    Spark, control their power with Taunt and occasional Heavy, or CAIW, and just parry everything I can. Play it mostly normal, tbh, baiting as much as possible, shallow evading, etc. I just make sure I use someone with some form of power control, or if that isn't possible, someone without natural buffs.
    Tech: Spark
    Science: CAIW
    Mutant: Domino
    Mystic: Magik
    Cosmic: Another class
    Skill: Blade, probably.
  • ShrimkinsShrimkins Posts: 1,174
    I like void, CAIW, sparky, magik, and hawkeye. Psylocke isn't too bad either.
  • Kenny292Kenny292 Posts: 342
    To add to ones that have already been mentioned, Doc Ock is a great option for spite and any increased power gain since the power gain basically locks itself by triggering his physics breakthrough quickly
  • Haji_SaabHaji_Saab Posts: 2,209
    edited February 5
    Depends on where you see the spite node and what champ is on it? There is a spite node in AW with bleed on it so the discussion is totally different for that. Variant chapter 3 has spite and Void aces it. Sparky is another good one for spite in general.
  • Tech: Sparky, Doc Oc (he is actually my absolute favorite against Spite cause it's so easy to power lock them)
    Mutant: Domino (parry Heavy, SP2 has taunt and she can make it fail)
    Cosmic: Really terrible option against spite, not sure there is a good one here
    Mystic: Dormamu, Magik
    Science: Luke, Void, Cap IW Duped
    Skill: Blade if they're villain or mystic, GP, KM SP2
  • RiderofHellRiderofHell Posts: 706
    Amonthir wrote: »
    Spark, control their power with Taunt and occasional Heavy, or CAIW, and just parry everything I can. Play it mostly normal, tbh, baiting as much as possible, shallow evading, etc. I just make sure I use someone with some form of power control, or if that isn't possible, someone without natural buffs.
    Tech: Spark
    Science: CAIW
    Mutant: Domino
    Mystic: Magik
    Cosmic: Another class
    Skill: Blade, probably.

    Cosmic forget that all of them buffs themselves lol
  • DrZolaDrZola Posts: 2,043
    Very helpful thus far. Pretty much my same list, with a few adds (Cage, for example), and in some content it’s clearly more challenging than others (AW, Variant 2, for example) without the right champs or with bad class limitations.

    Thank you all.
    Dr. Zola
  • FjolnirFjolnir Posts: 160
    edited February 5
    Ran a path in Ultron variant 2.1(all enemies have spite) yesterday and rank3 5* magik was my go to hero.

    Void is great for spite and pilfered but he can only be used in Chap3 of Ultron V.
  • Ben345qBen345q Posts: 101
    duped Luke cage is my counter for any power gain. Exhaustion buff reduces 25% power gain. just play aggressively and if they get to sp3 he tanks it with indestructible.
  • danielmathdanielmath Posts: 1,375
    DrZola wrote: »
    Very helpful thus far. Pretty much my same list, with a few adds (Cage, for example), and in some content it’s clearly more challenging than others (AW, Variant 2, for example) without the right champs or with bad class limitations.

    Thank you all.
    Dr. Zola

    For AW on 44 ghost is great, and morningstar b/c you can kill them super quick
  • Vulture can be good against spite if u use his L2 they lose health when they gain power.
  • Drooped2Drooped2 Posts: 1,158
    DrZola wrote: »
    I hate the Spite node—principally, because it punishes a core mechanic of any fight (in game or real life): evasion. When coupled with high attack opponents and/or organic power gainers, it can be a massive pain. Power Managers clearly are a huge asset, as well as champs who throw up few buffs of their own.

    Other than removing Dex, who’s your go-to for Spite nodes and why? Who’s best by class? How do you tend to play it?

    Dr. Zola

    Luke cage hes low on buffs and every exhaustion lowers power gain abilities by 25%( which can go negative if you get over 4)
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