Champion Spotlight - Red Guardian

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  • RZRBLADZRZRBLADZ Posts: 48
    Red looks like a cool champ. Abomination would be great and playable if he stacked poison like Wolverine stacks bleeds. Right now he's one of the worst in the game. That would change him immensely since he only activates poison most times after taking damage from what I remember. Throw in amour break or maybe a bleed (or both) on a heavy and you have a great Champ. He fought Hulk and almost won...he needs to be stronger. The new champs look great Kabam! TY
  • WhathappenedWhathappened Posts: 699 ★★★
    Is Inequity even fixed? It's been broken for a very long time. How much of a joke would it be if they recommend a broken mastery, wouldn't be the first time though.
    @DigletGaming Mr Sinister can block unlockable specials. Not as useful as it sounds.
  • BigPoppaCBONEBigPoppaCBONE Posts: 1,124 ★★★★

    Is Inequity even fixed? It's been broken for a very long time. How much of a joke would it be if they recommend a broken mastery, wouldn't be the first time though.
    @DigletGaming Mr Sinister can block unlockable specials. Not as useful as it sounds.

    Inequity is still misleading/broken.

    Mole Man can block unblockable attacks too. Comes in handy, but it isn’t a gamechanger for him either.
  • DigletGamingDigletGaming Posts: 5
    The perfect block makes him almost litteral captain america (IW)
  • OpandemonioOpandemonio Posts: 80
    edited April 28
    Never gains a Buff
    Red Guardian can’t gain Buffs. This ability might not sound great on paper, but there are a lot of circumstances where having a Buff is actually a negative. When fighting Dormammu each time a buff expires you will degenerate, or when fighting nodes such as the “Spite” Node having a buff will cause the Opponent to gain Power.


    So that being said, he won't be able to activate dexterity? Or with Heimdall on team he won't go Indestructable?
  • WeAreNotVenomWeAreNotVenom Posts: 128 ★★★
    @DigletGaming no he isn’t lol. He functions differently with the shield. Once it’s shattered, it seems like he loses a lot. Probably better for shorter fights to burst quickly before the shield shatters. Cap IW could literally go all day with parry and heavy as he never loses this functionality
  • WeAreNotVenomWeAreNotVenom Posts: 128 ★★★
    He also seems vastly different in utility. He focuses on UB attacks and anti evade and unstoppable
  • KnightNvrEndingKnightNvrEnding Posts: 187
    I just wanna know is that poison from the Abomination synergy gonna be a stackable poison? Bc if it does that could actually be pretty freakin nice lol
  • Mirage_TurtleMirage_Turtle Posts: 1,596 ★★★★

    Is Inequity even fixed? It's been broken for a very long time. How much of a joke would it be if they recommend a broken mastery, wouldn't be the first time though.
    @DigletGaming Mr Sinister can block unlockable specials. Not as useful as it sounds.

    Inequity has not been stated to be fixed yet. They had a fix ready to roll out in January 2018, but it was recalled at the last minute and we haven't received a status update in the 2+ years since. Since that time, they have recommended Inequity Void, Masacre, and various other champs in their respective Champion Spotlights.

    For anyone who doesn't know, Inequity will only reduce base attack, not modified attack. This means if you're fighting a fight in a quest or AW where you see something like "Attack +200%", that additional attack rating will not be reduced the way the mastery describes.

    I'd urge people to hold off on investing in Inequity for this or any champ until Kabam comes up with a fix. Pushing a broken mastery as a feature to help sell a new champ is misleading at best.
  • Ordalca said:


    1) does the stun occur against Ghost or Corvus on their unblockable specials? If so, is it at the end of the special or does it abort the attack due to them being stunned.

    Stuns aren't able to apply during Special Attacks, so the shield Fracturing during a Special Attack wouldn't cause a Stun and it wouldn't apply after the Special Attack. The Trauma Debuff would still apply normally though.
  • Pancake_FacePancake_Face Posts: 493 ★★
    he looks like if Captain America was thor in endgame
  • BodhizenBodhizen Posts: 266 ★★
    Bodhizen said:

    What does Red Guardian get out of the Eastern Blockers and Living Steel Curtain synergies?

    Anyone know the answer yet?
  • bloodyCainbloodyCain Posts: 698 ★★★
    edited April 29
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    Ordalca said:


    1) does the stun occur against Ghost or Corvus on their unblockable specials? If so, is it at the end of the special or does it abort the attack due to them being stunned.

    Stuns aren't able to apply during Special Attacks, so the shield Fracturing during a Special Attack wouldn't cause a Stun and it wouldn't apply after the Special Attack. The Trauma Debuff would still apply normally though.
    He is not that special then. I'm disappointed. I wish that he will inflict stun to the opponent after their Unblockable Specials.

  • bloodyCainbloodyCain Posts: 698 ★★★

    Never gains a Buff
    Red Guardian can’t gain Buffs. This ability might not sound great on paper, but there are a lot of circumstances where having a Buff is actually a negative. When fighting Dormammu each time a buff expires you will degenerate, or when fighting nodes such as the “Spite” Node having a buff will cause the Opponent to gain Power.


    So that being said, he won't be able to activate dexterity? Or with Heimdall on team he won't go Indestructable?
    @Kabam Zibiit
    Oh man. That is really a great point.
    It means that he is useless like Heimdall himself: unable to gain Unstoppable and Indestructible buffs from the synergy.

    Hahahah what?
  • Never gains a Buff
    Red Guardian can’t gain Buffs. This ability might not sound great on paper, but there are a lot of circumstances where having a Buff is actually a negative. When fighting Dormammu each time a buff expires you will degenerate, or when fighting nodes such as the “Spite” Node having a buff will cause the Opponent to gain Power.


    So that being said, he won't be able to activate dexterity? Or with Heimdall on team he won't go Indestructable?
    He will still be able to use Dexterity to avoid attacks, he just won't activate a Buff to his Critical Rating when he does. He won't gain the Indestructible and an Unstoppable Buffs from Heimdall's Guardian of the Rainbow Bridge synergy, since those are Buffs. That is part of the trade-off with him; he won't be able to gain helpful Buffs, but he can also avoid the downsides of nodes like Buffet or Burden of Might more easily and without needing to change up how you use him.
  • DarkEternityDarkEternity Posts: 160
    He looks interesting and very unique, I'd like to see how well champions with unblockable specials like Ghost and Corvus will do against him. Very cool champ!
  • MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 2,634 ★★★★

    Never gains a Buff
    Red Guardian can’t gain Buffs. This ability might not sound great on paper, but there are a lot of circumstances where having a Buff is actually a negative. When fighting Dormammu each time a buff expires you will degenerate, or when fighting nodes such as the “Spite” Node having a buff will cause the Opponent to gain Power.


    So that being said, he won't be able to activate dexterity? Or with Heimdall on team he won't go Indestructable?
    The Heimdall thing is a bit of a loss.

    But like Zibiit said, think of him as being immune to Buffet nodes. And Nullify; since he'll never get an effect that can be nullified, making him also 'immune' to Mystic Dispersion.

    Then there are nodes and effects that punish buffs; like Spite, Burden of Might, Awakened Ronan, and the degeneration effects of Dormammu and Mojo.

    There's also a few champs who 'inflict' and punish buffs: Man-Thing's Toxic pustules, Venom the Duck's Toxic Armour, Dr Voodoo's Loa; and Ebony Maw inflicts a Fury so he can subsequently nullify it.

    It's a niche ability; but will definitely have some value.

    Shame he can't block Unblockable Specials, though it'll come in handy against opponents like Nick Fury, Thing, Rhino and anyone on a Bubble Shield node.
  • PseudouberPseudouber Posts: 311
    I know it wont happen but please change his win animation so he cracks the screen with that headbutt. Like ebony maw. Just would look so sick..
  • bloodyCainbloodyCain Posts: 698 ★★★

    Never gains a Buff
    Red Guardian can’t gain Buffs. This ability might not sound great on paper, but there are a lot of circumstances where having a Buff is actually a negative. When fighting Dormammu each time a buff expires you will degenerate, or when fighting nodes such as the “Spite” Node having a buff will cause the Opponent to gain Power.


    So that being said, he won't be able to activate dexterity? Or with Heimdall on team he won't go Indestructable?
    The Heimdall thing is a bit of a loss.

    But like Zibiit said, think of him as being immune to Buffet nodes. And Nullify; since he'll never get an effect that can be nullified, making him also 'immune' to Mystic Dispersion.

    Then there are nodes and effects that punish buffs; like Spite, Burden of Might, Awakened Ronan, and the degeneration effects of Dormammu and Mojo.

    There's also a few champs who 'inflict' and punish buffs: Man-Thing's Toxic pustules, Venom the Duck's Toxic Armour, Dr Voodoo's Loa; and Ebony Maw inflicts a Fury so he can subsequently nullify it.

    It's a niche ability; but will definitely have some value.

    Shame he can't block Unblockable Specials, though it'll come in handy against opponents like Nick Fury, Thing, Rhino and anyone on a Bubble Shield node.
    Bro, KABAM ZIIBIT has mentioned it.
    He can block Unblockable Special Attacks.

    It just that when that happens and fracture his shield, the Stun Debuff will not apply on opponent and only Trauma Debuff will be applied.
    If it is Unblockable basic attacks, the Stun Debuff will be applied.

    I hope this clarifies the confusion.
  • MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 2,634 ★★★★
    edited May 3
    Oh yeah. Clearly, I read Zibiit's answer in too much of a hurry, @bloodyCain.

    Thanks for clarifying. 👍
  • will-o-wispwill-o-wisp Posts: 8,379 Guardian
    With the Abomination synergy:

    Do the poisons stacks?
  • With the Abomination synergy:

    Do the poisons stacks?

    They do! :)
  • moon12moon12 Posts: 2
    Is he actually gonna be in an arena this month though
  • Parodical_Sun1Parodical_Sun1 Posts: 135
    His automatic stun after not shattering his shield after 10 shield buffers, in Uncollected EQ mode he goes unstoppable, even his heavy attack can one shot you. His crazy mechanics made me put the game down for a few days.
  • UltimatheoryUltimatheory Posts: 331 ★★
    At max sig he has the ability to prevent Durability loss 100% of the time on well timed blocks. Does that mean a well timed block on an unstoppable attack can prevent the shield from breaking since Durability can't decrease?
  • At max sig he has the ability to prevent Durability loss 100% of the time on well timed blocks. Does that mean a well timed block on an unstoppable attack can prevent the shield from breaking since Durability can't decrease?

    It will not in that case; blocking an Unblockable or Heavy attack will always reduce his Durability to 0.
  • MassapealMassapeal Posts: 138
    Why is he science? He's totally a skill champion.
  • ShankTank06ShankTank06 Posts: 1
    Does the "Can't have buffs" also apply to the Heimdall synergy with the Unstoppable and Invincibility when you get below 1% hp?
  • Sean_WhoSean_Who Posts: 96
    Putting the abom synergy behind 5 star+ only is a bit of a kick in the teeth.
  • MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 2,634 ★★★★
    edited May 24
    Massapeal said:

    Why is he science? He's totally a skill champion.

    Because he's the Soviet 'Captain America'.

    In fairness, you're right that it could have gone either way, though.
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