Champion Spotlight - Emma Frost

Check out Emma Frost’s preview bundle on September 18th at 10AM PDT for a chance to try her out early or wait for the Arenas to start on September 27th at 10AM PDT!

About Emma Frost:
Emma Frost is an incredibly powerful mutant, with a brilliant mind to match. She possesses staggering telepathic abilities, and is able to transform her body into organic diamond, rendering her almost indestructible. From White Queen of the Hellfire Club, to leader of the X-Men, she handles every challenge with grace, poise, and wit as sharp as a diamond.

Base Stats & Abilities

*All stats based on 4-Star, Rank 5, Level 50

Health: 14596
Attack: 1216
Max PI:
Without Signature: 3821
With Signature (99): 4662

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

Health: 29264
Attack: 2437
Max PI:
Without Signature: 7698
With Signature (200): 10430

Character Class: Mutant

Basic Abilities: Bleed Immunity, Resist Physical, Prowess, Taunt, Power Sting, Concussion

*All abilities based on 4-Star, Rank 5, Level 50, Signature Level 99

Passive
• Emma Frost starts the fight in Diamond Form.
• When Emma Frost is at least one Power Level ahead of the Opponent, she deactivates Diamond Form and switches to Telepath Form.
• When the Opponent is at least one Power Level ahead of Emma Frost, she deactivates Telepath Form and switches to Diamond Form.
• When Emma Frost is inflicted by an Armor Break effect, she is forced into Telepath Form, and cannot swap to Diamond Form for the duration of the Armor Break.

*** Developer Note: Learning how and when to swap between her two forms is the key to maximizing Emma Frost’s damage and making the most of her abilities

Diamond Form - Passive

• Emma Frost’s organic diamond is immune to all Stun, Bleed, Poison, Incinerate, Shock, Frostbite, Coldsnap, Fatigue, Concussion, and Exhaustion effects.
• Well-timed Blocks grant a Prowess Buff.
• When Emma Frost changes into Diamond Form, she replaces all temporary Prowess Buffs with new indefinite Prowess Buffs that increase Special Attack Damage by +10%. Prowess Buffs are capped at 5 in Diamond Form.
• 10% chance that a Block reduces all damage.
• +1636.36 Armor
• +352.94 Block Proficiency
• +1636.36 Physical Resistance
• +2000 Critical Resistance Rating
• Opponents have -181.82 Critical Damage Rating

*** Developer Note: Diamond Form is Emma Frost’s defensive form. She’s immune to all of the most common Debuffs in the game, including Stun, which means she isn’t stopped by the Parry mastery. Her defensive stats also get a huge boost.

Telepath Form - Passive

• When Emma Frost changes into Telepath Form, she replaces all indefinite Prowess Buffs with new Prowess Buffs that increase Special Attack Damage by +10% and last 7 seconds. Prowess Buffs are capped at 10 in Telepath form.
• Critical hits grant a Prowess Buff, and refresh all existing Prowess Buffs.
• Emma Frost is able to read her opponent’s thoughts, allowing all Emma Frost’s attacks to ignore Evade.
• +222.22 Critical Rate for each active Prowess effect.
• +40.82 Critical Damage Rating for each active Prowess effect.

*** Developer Note: Emma Frost is at her most aggressive in Telepath Form. The Prowess buffs she builds in both forms boost her Crit rating and Crit Damage, and Critical Hits grant her even more Prowess. The easiest way to generate Prowess is to get some indefinite Prowess in Diamond Form, then switch to Telepath and use the Prowess you already gained to land Critical Hits and get all the way up to 10 buffs.

Heavy Attack - Diamond Form

• Generate 50% additional Power.
• Opponents generate 80% less Power from this attack.

Heavy Attack - Telepath Form

• 60% chance to Taunt the Opponent for 5 seconds.
• Opponents that are Taunted have their Attack reduced by 40% and have a 70% higher chance to activate a Special Attack.
• These Debuffs are removed if Emma Frost switches to Diamond Form.

*** Developer Note: Emma Frost’s Heavy attacks make it easier to transition into Telepath Form, and then stay there. In Diamond Form, she will generate more Power than the opponent. In Telepath Form, Opponents are Taunted into using their Special Attacks. In both cases, Emma Frost will likely end up with more Power than the opponent, triggering the swap into Telepath Form.

Special Attacks

• Emma Frost switches to Telepath form for the duration of the attack.
• Once Emma Frost finishes a Special Attack, all Prowess Buffs are removed.
• This attack deals True Damage, ignoring all of the opponent’s Armor.

** Developer Note: Some of the hits of Emma Frost’s Special Attacks are Psychic projectiles. Unlike regular projectiles, they can’t be dodged or avoided by characters like Daredevil, The Hood, or Ghost

Special 1: Mental Assault - Emma Frost assails the Opponent's mind directly with a pair of telepathic strikes.

• 100% chance to inflict Power Sting for 8 seconds. An opponent with Power Sting takes 1094.4 Direct Damage when activating a Special Attack.

Special 2: Brainstorm - Emma Frost launches a psychic blast at the opponent, following it up with a direct mental attack.

• 100% chance to inflict Concussion for 8 seconds, reducing the opponent’s Ability Accuracy by 50%.

Special 3: Dominate the Mind - Emma Frost takes complete control of the Opponent's mind, subjecting them to extreme mental trauma before giving them a harsh return to reality.

• 100% chance to reduce the opponent’s Power Gain from all sources by 75% for 8 seconds.

Signature Ability: White Queen

• When Telepath Form is active and Emma Frost would lose more than 15% of her Max Health from a single source, she activates Diamond Form for 3 seconds to reduce the damage. This ability activates before checking Armor and Resistances.
• When Emma Frost uses a Special Attack, the opponent’s controls are reversed until just after the end of the attack

*** Developer Note: Emma Frost’s Signature Ability powers up both her defensive and offensive abilities. The first ability swaps her into Diamond Form before she would take too much damage, so that her increased defenses can reduce the effectiveness of the attack. The second ability makes it incredibly difficult to dodge Emma Frost’s Special Attacks, and the effect lasts just long enough to also interfere with the opponent’s follow-up attack. However, some Champions like Magneto and Juggernaut are protected from the reversed controls by psychic shielding in their helmets.

Synergy Bonuses

Memories of Genosha - Sentinel - Unique Synergy

• Emma Frost: +15% Attack Rating in Diamond Form.
• Sentinel: +4 Physical Resistance for each Analysis Charge.

Impenetrable Hide - Colossus- Unique Synergy

• Emma Frost: Emma Frost switches to Diamond Form when she and the Opponent are in the same bar of Power.
• Colossus: +15% increased Power Gain for each Armor Up Buff.

It’s Complicated - Cyclops (New Xavier School), Cyclops (Blue Team) - Unique Synergy

• Emma Frost: Emma Frost can strike with Critical Hits even while the opponent is Blocking.
• Cyclops (New Xavier School) and Cyclops (Blue Team): +10% increased Power Gain.

Phoenix Force - Phoenix - Unique Synergy

• Emma Frost: Whenever Emma Frost would gain one Prowess Buff, she gains two instead.
• Phoenix: Entering Overload does not consume Fury Buffs. When Phoenix stops Overloading, all Fury Buffs are removed.

Recommended Masteries

Double Edge, Liquid Courage

• Both Double Edge and Liquid Courage increase Emma Frost’s Attack at the cost of applying a Bleed and Poison Debuff. However, Emma Frost starts fights in Diamond Form, which will remove these Debuffs while keeping the Attack bonus

Cruelty, Precision

• In Telepath Form, Emma Frost has increased Critical Rating and Critical Damage Rating, depending on her Prowess. Increasing these even further via the Cruelty and Precision Masteries means she will land Critical Hits more often, giving her more Prowess, and making her Critical Hits strike even harder.

Block Proficiency, Perfect Block

• Emma Frost needs to Block the opponent in order to build Prowess Buffs in Diamond Form. Equipping the Block Proficiency and Perfect Block masteries will decrease the amount of damage Emma Frost takes when doing so.

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Comments

  • PennmabobPennmabob Posts: 572
    cool beans
  • JDunk2291JDunk2291 Posts: 168
    edited September 19
    Emma Frost Weaknesses (Continued)

    Champs effective against Emma; Medusa, Thor for Armor Breaks; And Helmet champs such as Juggernaut, Magneto/ Marvel Now Magneto and Unstoppable Colossus. Helmet Champs are Protected Against Emma's Telekinesis so in other words i guess u can say they are Inverted Immune lol
  • MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 1,362
    It's interesting (from the perspective of someone who doesn't do Alliance Ward/Quest) that this amazing new character - whose ability to reverse controls is only effective on us Summoners - seems most vulnerable to Armour Break and True Damage; which are the stock-in-trade of Corvus, who (reading the forums) I understand to be the current Lord of Attack.

    I'm a little surprised she wasn't given a different vulnerability and made immune to Armour Break, if she was intended to be useful as a defender. Any thoughts from those who actually fight those fights?
  • MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 1,362
    Btw, I've found OG Spiderman very effective against her. A nice reliable armour break, keeping her in telepath form so that you can parry/stun her, and his high critical rate and damage can take her down.

    Maybe he's less effective if you're relying on his evade to save you.
  • BitterSteelBitterSteel Posts: 2,856
    Btw, I've found OG Spiderman very effective against her. A nice reliable armour break, keeping her in telepath form so that you can parry/stun her, and his high critical rate and damage can take her down.

    Maybe he's less effective if you're relying on his evade to save you.

    I hate using an evading champion on attack so maybe Emma’s telepath form stopping him evading would be a great thing for him.
  • V1PER1987V1PER1987 Posts: 1,760
    It's interesting (from the perspective of someone who doesn't do Alliance Ward/Quest) that this amazing new character - whose ability to reverse controls is only effective on us Summoners - seems most vulnerable to Armour Break and True Damage; which are the stock-in-trade of Corvus, who (reading the forums) I understand to be the current Lord of Attack.

    I'm a little surprised she wasn't given a different vulnerability and made immune to Armour Break, if she was intended to be useful as a defender. Any thoughts from those who actually fight those fights?

    Maybe that’s true, although it makes a lot more sense for an armor break to make her vulnerable and unable to transform to her diamond form than say, weakness. Armor break is inherently designed to break down defenses so I think it applies just fine. It’s not like Corvus is immune to her inverted controls, too.
  • MagrailothosMagrailothos Posts: 1,362
    V1PER1987 wrote: »
    It's interesting (from the perspective of someone who doesn't do Alliance Ward/Quest) that this amazing new character - whose ability to reverse controls is only effective on us Summoners - seems most vulnerable to Armour Break and True Damage; which are the stock-in-trade of Corvus, who (reading the forums) I understand to be the current Lord of Attack.

    I'm a little surprised she wasn't given a different vulnerability and made immune to Armour Break, if she was intended to be useful as a defender. Any thoughts from those who actually fight those fights?

    Maybe that’s true, although it makes a lot more sense for an armor break to make her vulnerable and unable to transform to her diamond form than say, weakness. Armor break is inherently designed to break down defenses so I think it applies just fine. It’s not like Corvus is immune to her inverted controls, too.

    Sure. And I'm not complaining, just observing. As I said, I'm not really affected myself, outside of this month's EQ.

    It just seemed a bit odd to give her so many immunities, but almost total vulnerability to everything that two of the most powerful attackers (Corvus and Medusa)could throw at her.

    It's hardly going to shift the meta; whereas if a debuff like poison or shock stopped her from re-activating her diamond form, that might have encouraged the use of different champions.
  • dkatryldkatryl Posts: 577
    edited September 19
    I'm reluctant to say this, but Iron Fist actually makes a decent Emma counter. Now, I know what most of you are saying, "Yeah, but no one is going to rank him up. He sucks balls!"

    Well, duh.

    But when you dupe him as a 6* like I have due to bad RNG ( :/) , you make lemonade out of them lemons.

    Still have to deal with inverted controls, naturally, but it opens up parry options.
  • EbbtideEbbtide Posts: 203
    Requested Synergy:

    "Welcome To Die"

    Emma Frost (White Queen) when paired with Magneto (Classic or Marvel NOW!).

    Emma Frost:
    In Telepath Form, Emma Frost's debuffs last 50% longer against opponents, and 100% longer against non mutants (no effect against robotic enemies). In Diamond Form, Emma Frost's chance to reduce all damage while blocking is doubled.

    Magneto(s):
    Magneto's Magnetize, Refraction and chance to Bleed on Special Attack abilities are 50% more effective.

    Reasons:
    It seems Synergies are permanently excluded from Alliance Wars, so these abilities will not competitively affect players outside of Arena Fights. This enhances the two/three fighters, while also makes reference to an infamous quote from a prior X-Men Arcade game from decades ago. The quote is still referenced for how cheesy it is, and allows for some humor while mixed with strong enhancement.

    Links for context:
    Magneto:


    followed shortly by Emma Frost:
  • TheSquish671TheSquish671 Posts: 1,877
    Btw, I've found OG Spiderman very effective against her. A nice reliable armour break, keeping her in telepath form so that you can parry/stun her, and his high critical rate and damage can take her down.

    Maybe he's less effective if you're relying on his evade to save you.

    Yeah but OG spiderman needs crits to inflict armor break if I'm not wrong, and emma frost has increased crit resistance in diamond form, so the first switch to telepath form will be difficult.
  • JosmanxJosmanx Posts: 50
    Btw, I've found OG Spiderman very effective against her. A nice reliable armour break, keeping her in telepath form so that you can parry/stun her, and his high critical rate and damage can take her down.

    Maybe he's less effective if you're relying on his evade to save you.

    Yeah but OG spiderman needs crits to inflict armor break if I'm not wrong, and emma frost has increased crit resistance in diamond form, so the first switch to telepath form will be difficult.
    Cosmic Spider seems to work better than the classic spider man.
  • JosmanxJosmanx Posts: 50
    I am counting the days for Emma’s arena... she’ll be a tough defender in AW.
  • TheSquish671TheSquish671 Posts: 1,877
    Btw, I've found OG Spiderman very effective against her. A nice reliable armour break, keeping her in telepath form so that you can parry/stun her, and his high critical rate and damage can take her down.

    Maybe he's less effective if you're relying on his evade to save you.

    Yeah but OG spiderman needs crits to inflict armor break if I'm not wrong, and emma frost has increased crit resistance in diamond form, so the first switch to telepath form will be difficult.

    I'm not saying it won't work though, but i have a 4* 5/50 OG spidey and i still chose to use 4/40 SL over him against emma frost
  • Mike12867Mike12867 Posts: 230
    @Kabam Vydious so does this mean Emma at 10 prowess charges can gain crit rating similar or higher than Stark enhance spidey? If so, it would also mean that as long as somebody does not use specials, her prowess buffs can remain at 10 and infinitely refresh?

    2. It is said that Ghost can't evade psychic projectiles - which is the first part of special attack 2 or all of them, except special attack 2?
  • i have her and shes pretty good
  • Played her the other day in Uncanny Danger Rooms Heroic so she was around 6700 on 4* health and whilst in Diamond form I took 47% off her with a Special 3 from a 4* Max Rank and Level 99 Duped Hyperion.
    Does this carry over to 5* or 6*🤔
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  • Under weaknesses in the spotlight page, shows as "anti-critical"

    who are these so called anti critical champs?

    @Kabam Miike
    @Kabam Vydious
    @Kabam Zibiit
  • EbbtideEbbtide Posts: 203
    Under weaknesses in the spotlight page, shows as "anti-critical"

    who are these so called anti critical champs?

    @Kabam Miike
    @Kabam Vydious
    @Kabam Zibiit

    Ant-Man's Glancing prevents critical hits. I'm guessing that Captain America (Infinity War) does the same.

    Iron Man (Infinity War) resists critical hits with his Armor, and can enhance that with his Wakandan Insight Synergy, expanding it to his teammates as well with Armor Ups.
  • phillgreenphillgreen Posts: 1,304
    I found spider gwen (shudder) and medusa reasonably effective against emma frost.
  • TheSquish671TheSquish671 Posts: 1,877
    phillgreen wrote: »
    I found spider gwen (shudder) and medusa reasonably effective against emma frost.

    Not as effective as cyclops!
  • Will she be good
  • Mike12867 wrote: »
    @Kabam Vydious so does this mean Emma at 10 prowess charges can gain crit rating similar or higher than Stark enhance spidey? If so, it would also mean that as long as somebody does not use specials, her prowess buffs can remain at 10 and infinitely refresh?

    2. It is said that Ghost can't evade psychic projectiles - which is the first part of special attack 2 or all of them, except special attack 2?


    1. The best way to get this information needed would be to compare the character info pages in-game, since Crit Rating changes depending on things like stars, rank, and level. On top of that, Stark Spiderman's Crit Rating ability change as his Sig level increases. When Emma is at 10 Prowess stacks, yes, she can just keep refreshing them and remain at 10 stacks, but then you're missing out on a lot of damage by not using her Special Attacks. :)

    2. Emma's Psychic attacks are both hits of SP1, and the second hit of SP2.
  • Ebbtide wrote: »
    Under weaknesses in the spotlight page, shows as "anti-critical"

    who are these so called anti critical champs?

    @Kabam Miike
    @Kabam Vydious
    @Kabam Zibiit

    Ant-Man's Glancing prevents critical hits. I'm guessing that Captain America (Infinity War) does the same.

    Iron Man (Infinity War) resists critical hits with his Armor, and can enhance that with his Wakandan Insight Synergy, expanding it to his teammates as well with Armor Ups.

    Ebbtide is correct on this!

    Basically, any champion who can decrease Crit Rating, decrease Crit Damage Rating, or who benefits from the opponent triggering a Crit. Two examples are Ant-Man and Captain America (Infinity War), as they have access to the "Glancing" ability.
  • V1PER1987V1PER1987 Posts: 1,760
    This may be a weird question, and one that may not even be that important to answer, but does AAR affect her inverted controls? For example if I have a sig 99 4* AA with 34.99% ability accuracy reduction and I manage to get 3 neurotoxin on her, will that prevent inverted controls? Similarly will that prevent her diamond form? If not, does she still suffer from neurotoxin because it does not state she’s immune to it. Just interested in the interaction between AA and Emma as I do not really have much ability to test this.
  • @Viper1987 AA still gets inverted controls, and she still switches to diamond form. He works well against her though. Even if she is in diamond form when you fire the L1 she will switch and bleed.
  • JDunk2291 wrote: »
    Emma Frost Weaknesses (Continued)

    Champs effective against Emma; Medusa, Thor for Armor Breaks; And Helmet champs such as Juggernaut, Magneto/ Marvel Now Magneto and Unstoppable Colossus. Helmet Champs are Protected Against Emma's Telekinesis so in other words i guess u can say they are Inverted Immune lol

    Shouldn't the robots and SW be immune as well? SW is pretty powerful; AoU showed she could screw with Thor's mind, even. And what about Frost herself?
  • Ebbtide wrote: »
    Requested Synergy:

    "Welcome To Die"

    Emma Frost (White Queen) when paired with Magneto (Classic or Marvel NOW!).

    Emma Frost:
    In Telepath Form, Emma Frost's debuffs last 50% longer against opponents, and 100% longer against non mutants (no effect against robotic enemies). In Diamond Form, Emma Frost's chance to reduce all damage while blocking is doubled.

    Magneto(s):
    Magneto's Magnetize, Refraction and chance to Bleed on Special Attack abilities are 50% more effective.

    Reasons:
    It seems Synergies are permanently excluded from Alliance Wars, so these abilities will not competitively affect players outside of Arena Fights. This enhances the two/three fighters, while also makes reference to an infamous quote from a prior X-Men Arcade game from decades ago. The quote is still referenced for how cheesy it is, and allows for some humor while mixed with strong enhancement.

    Links for context:
    Magneto:


    followed shortly by Emma Frost:

    I would like Colossus Magik and maybe Cyclops to be added to the Phoenix Force synergy since they also were hosts in AvX
  • FixxxFixxx Posts: 234

    1. The best way to get this information needed would be to compare the character info pages in-game, since Crit Rating changes depending on things like stars, rank, and level. On top of that, Stark Spiderman's Crit Rating ability change as his Sig level increases. When Emma is at 10 Prowess stacks, yes, she can just keep refreshing them and remain at 10 stacks, but then you're missing out on a lot of damage by not using her Special Attacks. :)

    2. Emma's Psychic attacks are both hits of SP1, and the second hit of SP2.

    For clarity: does this mean that Emma's L2 must be evaded normally on the first hit, then inversely on the second?
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