Champion Spotlight - Silver Surfer



About Silver Surfer
To protect his planet from certain Annihilation, Norrin Radd relinquished his life to become the Silver Surfer, a Herald of Galactus. Now imbued with the Power Cosmic, the Silver Surfer travels the galaxy in search of new planets to feed Galactus’ insatiable hunger.


Silver Surfer's Mechanics:

    Silver Surfer’s gameplay is focused on creating and maintaining as many unique Buffs as possible. Each Unique Buff increases his on hit energy damage and enables him to create new powerful buffs when launching Special Attacks.


BASE STATS & ABILITIES
* All stats based on 4-Star, Rank 5, Level 50, Signature Level 99
HEALTH: 15850
ATTACK: 1092
MAX PI:
WITHOUT SIGNATURE: 3976

WITH SIGNATURE (99): 5087
* All stats based on 5-Star, Rank 5, Level 65, Signature Level 200
HEALTH: 31779
ATTACK: 2189
MAX PI:
WITHOUT SIGNATURE: 8005

WITH SIGNATURE (200): 10900

Character Class: Cosmic
Basic Abilities: Power Cosmic, Power Rate, Fury, Armor, Phase

STRENGTHS
  • Incinerate, Coldsnap, Shock Debuffs
  • Each Incinerate, Coldnsap, or Shock Debuff on Silver Surfer deals 100% reduced damage and counts as a Unique Buff for his abilities, greatly increasing his potential damage output.
  • Mixed with the Willpower Mastery, Silver Surfer will be able to regenerate health while affected by these Debuffs.

  • High Energy Damages
  • Each Unique Buff deals a burst of energy damage on hit.
  • Silver Surfer's Special 2 greatly increases the amount of damage generated by this ability.

  • Counters Miss Champions
  • Silver Surfer gains a new Vigilance Buff with his Special 1 allowing him to bypass Champions relient on Miss Abilities.
  • If planned correctly this Buff can be refreshed by Silver Surfer’s other abilities to increase the amount of time it’s available.
WEAKNESSES
  • Nullify
  • Nullify, Fateseal, and Stagger abilities will shut down Silver Surfer. If players can keep him below three unique Buffs most of his potent abilities will never trigger.

  • Ability Accuracy Modification
  • Lowering Silver Surfer's ability accuracy is another good route when trying to slow him down. Likewise to Nullifies this will prevent him from ever ramping up his Buff count.

  • Energy Damage Resistance
  • Energy damage is the primary source of Silver Surfer’s damage. Facing an Opponent with high energy resistances will stifle his offensive potential significantly.

Abilities:
Passive:
  • Silver Surfer takes -100% damage from Coldsnap, Incinerate, and Shock Debuffs. Each stack of these Debuffs count as a Unique Buff for any of Silver Surfer's abilities.
  • Each hit deals a Burst of 136.5 Energy Damage for each Unique Buff. This scales with base attack only.
Dev Note: This burst of energy damage on hit will be Silver Surfer's primary source of damage. Silver Surfer will excel when Hunting Champions that have little energy resistances or weaknesses to energy damage.


Power Cosmic Buff:
  • At the start of the Fight, Silver Surfer generates an indefinite Power Cosmic Buff. If this Buff ends for any reason it will return in 9.0 seconds.
  • While the Power Cosmic Buff is active Silver Surfer rotates between dormant icons every 2 seconds in the order of Power Rate, Fury, then Armor Up.
  • Consuming the Power Cosmic Buff converts the dormant icon into an active Buff and inflicts 3 Armor Break Debuffs each reducing the Opponent’s Armor Rating by 352.94 for 12.0 seconds. Max 3 Stacks.
Dev Note: The Power Cosmic Buff is a Buff that will be present almost all of the fight. While the Buff itself has no effect, it does count as a Unique Buff for Silver Surfer's other abilities.


Rotating Buffs - Max 2 of Each:
  • Refresh the expiry of all active Buffs when creating a Rotating Buff that does not already exist.
  • Power Rate: Increase Power Rate by 15% for 15.0 seconds.
  • Fury: Increase Attack Rating by 546 for 24.0 seconds.
  • Armor Up: Increase Armor Rating by 2000 for 24.0 seconds.
Dev Note:The key to playing Silver Surfer will be mastering when to activate these Buffs. As long as the Rotating Buff isn’t already active, Silver Surfer will refresh the Duration of every active Buff. This includes the Vigilance or Unblockable Buffs from his Special attacks and even the Phase from his Heavy Attack.

When Charging a Heavy Attack:
  • If available, consume the Power Cosmic Buff and create a Phase Buff, causing Opponent’s 100% chance to miss for 1.10 second(s).
Dev Note: This ability will be the most reliable way for Silver Surfer to consume his Power Cosmic Buff and create his available Rotating Buff. Players should Charge a Heavy Attack and cancel the charging animation with a Special Attack to maximize active Unique Buffs.


Special Attacks:
  • Pause the Duration of Silver Surfer’s Power Cosmic Buff Cooldown, his Rotating Dormant icons and all active Buffs until the Special Attack ends.
Dev Note: This ability makes it easier for Silver Surfer players to maintain all of their Buffs and not worry about one ending during a Special Attack.



SPECIAL ATTACKS
    Special Attack 1 - Force of Will:
    • If available, consume the Power Cosmic Buff and create 2 Buffs based on whichever dormant icon was active.
    • If at least 3 Unique Buffs are active when launching this Special Attack gain a Vigilance Buff allowing all attacks to bypass Miss for 12.0 seconds.
    Dev Note: This Special Attack provides a quick way to gain multiple stacks of a Buff and allows Silver Surfer to generate a new Unique Buff, Vigilance.

    Special Attack 2 - Test of Might:
    • Silver Surfer increases the potency of any bursts of Energy or Physical damage by 180% for the duration of this Special Attack.
    • If at least 3 Unique Buffs were active when launching this Special Attack, Silver Surfer creates an Unblockable Buff for 4.0 seconds.
    Dev Note: Once Silver Surfer is sitting on a comfortable number of Unique Buffs launching the Special 2 can be devastating for the Opponent Champion. If the Unblockable Buff is something to be desired, players can hold onto their Power Cosmic Buff until after this Special Attack has concluded and refresh it’s duration.

    Special Attack 3 - Lack of Patience:
    • Gain an Aptitude Buff increasing the potency of Silver Surfer's Fury, Armor Up and Precision Buffs by 25% for 24.0 seconds, then Retrigger each of Silver Surfer's active Rotating Buffs. Max 1.
    • Each Aptitude Buff on Silver Surfer also increases the potency of his Power Rate Buffs by 25%.
    Dev Note: By retriggering all of Silver Surfer's Rotating Buffs they gain the beneficial effects provided by the Aptitude.

    Signature Ability - Energies of the Universe:
    • All Buffs on Silver Surfer have 5~50% increased Potency.
    Dev Note: This Signature Ability will greatly increase the potency of any Buffs activated by Synergies or Silver Surfer's Kit.

    SYNERGY BONUSES
    Mine Travels through Space: With Mysterio and Night Thrasher
    • Silver Surfer: Board attacks generate 30% less power for the Opponent.
    • Night Thrasher: Board attacks deal a burst of 5% bonus Physical Damage for each Unique Debuff on the Opponent.
    • Mysterio: Mysterio’s advantages against Spider-Verse champions extends to all Hero Champions.
    • Unique Synergy: Does not stack with duplicate Synergies.

    Herald of Galactus: With (coming soon)
    • Silver Surfer: Once per fight, if Silver Surfer were to lose more than 25% of his life in a single hit he instead consumes the Power Cosmic Buff and gains an Indestructible Buff for 6.0 seconds.
    • Unique Synergy: Does not stack with duplicate Synergies.

    Secret Defenders: With Hulk, Doctor Strange
    • Silver Surfer: Reduce the cooldown of Silver Surfer’s Power Cosmic Buff by 3.0 seconds.
    • Hulk: All of Hulk's Fury Buffs are Passive effects and grant 100 bonus Critical Rating when striking a Stunned Opponent.
    • Doctor Strange: Increase the Potency of each of Doctor Strange's Blessings by 25%
    • Unique Synergy: Does not stack with duplicate Synergies.

    Friends: With Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Women, Thing, Human Torch
    • All Champions gain +95 Armor Rating.

    Enemies: With Mephisto, Dr. Doom, Annihilus
    • All Champions gain +115 Critical Rating.


    RECOMMENDED MASTERIES
    Dexterity:
    • The Precision granted by Dexterity counts as an additional Unique Buff for Silver Surfer's abilities.
    • If activating Dexterity, then Charging a Heavy Attack to activate Phase and create a Rotating Buff, Silver Surfer will have 3 Unique Buffs before launching a Special Attack.

    Willpower:
    • Due to Silver Surfer's unique Immunities, he keeps the Debuffs without taking any of the Damage allowing Willpower to freely regenerate.

    Extended Fury:
    • Any increases to the duration of Silver Surfer's Buffs will make refreshing them much easier. Combine this Mastery with Synergies provided by other champions to increase Silver Surfer's Buff Duration significantly.
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    Comments

    • Huskers327Huskers327 Posts: 81
      With the “Herald of Galactus” synergy. Will Silver Surfer take the 25% damage first then activate the indestructible? Or will the indestructible trigger first preventing him from taking any damage?
    • RazorDevilRazorDevil Posts: 715 ★★★
      If the damage is nice, then this man could be a really nice addition. The sig dependende I don't like though.
    • Billiam04Billiam04 Posts: 11
      i want him
    • RotellyRotelly Posts: 462 ★★★
      @Kabam Miike if surfer is fighting an opponent that deals 140% additional incinerate damage and an incinerate debuff is placed on him will surfer suffer any damage from this debuff?
    • JediJones77JediJones77 Posts: 85
      Is there a viewable video that shows him in action, like a version of the video you can see in the App Store when updating the app?
    • RotellyRotelly Posts: 462 ★★★
      Signature Ability - Energies of the Universe:

      All Buffs on Silver Surfer have 5~50% increased Potency.

      Does this mean regeneration from Heimdals "Warriors of Asgard Synergy" would regen an additional 50% (7.5% health) if at sig 200?
    • Rotelly said:

      Signature Ability - Energies of the Universe:

      All Buffs on Silver Surfer have 5~50% increased Potency.

      Does this mean regeneration from Heimdals "Warriors of Asgard Synergy" would regen an additional 50% (7.5% health) if at sig 200?

      The regen provided by that synergy is not a regen buff. It wouldn't work.
      But the indestructible and unstoppable from him would work
    • RotellyRotelly Posts: 462 ★★★

      Rotelly said:

      Signature Ability - Energies of the Universe:

      All Buffs on Silver Surfer have 5~50% increased Potency.

      Does this mean regeneration from Heimdals "Warriors of Asgard Synergy" would regen an additional 50% (7.5% health) if at sig 200?

      The regen provided by that synergy is not a regen buff. It wouldn't work.
      But the indestructible and unstoppable from him would work
      But it is treated as a buff, it will trigger buffet and be blocked by buff suppressing nodes
    • JediJones77JediJones77 Posts: 85
      edited December 2019
      Why would he be bleed-immune? "The Silver Surfer is a humanoid alien with metallic skin..."

      Looking at a superhero forum thread, they said Surfer has bled as a result of magical attacks. I think the silver coating on him and his board is considered "nearly" indestructible but not completely.
    • XxLoganTDCxXXxLoganTDCxX Posts: 2,562 ★★★★
      edited December 2019

      Why would he be bleed-immune? "The Silver Surfer is a humanoid alien with metallic skin..."

      And plus he already has 3 immunities

      Silver Surfer takes -100% damage from Coldsnap, Incinerate, and Shock Debuffs. Each stack of these Debuffs count as a Unique Buff for any of Silver Surfer's abilities.
    • Wubbie075Wubbie075 Posts: 304

      With the “Herald of Galactus” synergy. Will Silver Surfer take the 25% damage first then activate the indestructible? Or will the indestructible trigger first preventing him from taking any damage?

      I'd say the "instead" in the description makes it clear that he would not take that damage
    • Zuko_ILCZuko_ILC Posts: 1,176 ★★★★
      edited December 2019

      Why would he be bleed-immune? "The Silver Surfer is a humanoid alien with metallic skin..."

      Looking at a superhero forum thread, they said Surfer has bled as a result of magical attacks. I think the silver coating on him and his board is considered "nearly" indestructible but not completely.</blockquote

      Well The Silver Surfer's silvery "skin" was designed to easily withstand the rigors of deep-space travel, and thus far, it has proven to be virtually indestructible. So if Luke Cage is bleed immune not sure how Silver Surfer isn't. He's also self sustaining and doesn't need to breathe so would be immune to poisons too. Honestly he really needs a rework. Should've been one of the top champions released this year if not the top but instead 487 hits to get Starlord down to 37% in LOL....thats with class advantage.




    • edited December 2019

      With the “Herald of Galactus” synergy. Will Silver Surfer take the 25% damage first then activate the indestructible? Or will the indestructible trigger first preventing him from taking any damage?

      If the ability activates, it will trigger Indestructible before the damage would apply, so he won't take the damage.
    • ThatGuyYouSaw235ThatGuyYouSaw235 Posts: 694 ★★★
      "Herald of Galactus with (coming soon)"

      does this mean what I think it means?
    • RotellyRotelly Posts: 462 ★★★

      Why would he be bleed-immune? "The Silver Surfer is a humanoid alien with metallic skin..."

      And plus he already has 3 immunities

      Silver Surfer takes -100% damage from Coldsnap, Incinerate, and Shock Debuffs. Each stack of these Debuffs count as a Unique Buff for any of Silver Surfer's abilities.
      He doesn't have immunities, he has resistance. If he had immunitie he wouldn't take any damage from those debuffs
    • Rotelly said:

      Why would he be bleed-immune? "The Silver Surfer is a humanoid alien with metallic skin..."

      And plus he already has 3 immunities

      Silver Surfer takes -100% damage from Coldsnap, Incinerate, and Shock Debuffs. Each stack of these Debuffs count as a Unique Buff for any of Silver Surfer's abilities.
      He doesn't have immunities, he has resistance. If he had immunitie he wouldn't take any damage from those debuffs
      Not to mention he won't do anything against passive incinerates, coldsnaps or shocks
    • Rotelly said:

      Signature Ability - Energies of the Universe:

      All Buffs on Silver Surfer have 5~50% increased Potency.

      Does this mean regeneration from Heimdals "Warriors of Asgard Synergy" would regen an additional 50% (7.5% health) if at sig 200?

      His signature ability would affect all Buffs, including any he gains from nodes or synergies.
    • BigPoppaCBONEBigPoppaCBONE Posts: 1,267 ★★★★
      I’m not in a prestige race, so Surfer is quite skippable for me, unless there’s some hidden depths I’m missing.
      Hopefully Nova brings more to the table that I find interesting. The team should take Hyperion as their muse for building Nova.
    • Strikerrx8Strikerrx8 Posts: 836 ★★
      Please fix the champ just give him more base damage
    • Zuko_ILCZuko_ILC Posts: 1,176 ★★★★
      Buff silver surfer and magneto!
    • AXNJacksonAXNJackson Posts: 2
      Surfer should not bleed. And how does a champ that exists in the cold vacuum of space take cold snap damage? Makes little sense!!!
    • SkyBlueGamingSkyBlueGaming Posts: 128
      I just realized that the Mine can hover and Mine can travel through space synergies with Mysterio, Night Thrasher, and Silver Surfer talks about their boards. One question though: Since when does Mysterio have a board?
    • Please buff him
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