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Champion Spotlight - Ebony Maw




About Ebony Maw
A master of manipulation and overall evil genius, Ebony Maw is Thanos’s most trusted lieutenant, never failing him even once. Focusing on his strong telekinetic abilities rather than raw physical strength, Ebony Maw curves and bends the environment around him with ease. Additionally, his superhumanly persuasive voice allows him to sway even the strongest minds.


Ebony Maw's Mechanics

    Lacking raw physical strength, Ebony Maw uses his telekinetic abilities to strike his Opponent, which can make it quite challenging to Parry him since only his Light 1 makes contact. Additionally, if given the time to focus on his opponent, Ebony Maw will begin to persuade them, causing them to falter and Miss Attacks. If Ebony Maw is able to fully persuade his opponent, he digs even deeper into their mind.

BASE STATS & ABILITIES
   Health  Attack  PI (Max Signature)
 3-Star  5760  472  1903
 4-Star  14444  1182  4775
 5-Star  28960  2369  10540
 6-Star (Rank 3, Level 45)  37316  3052  13560

Character Class: Mystic

Basic Abilities: Power Steal, Degeneration, Falter, Nullify

STRENGTHS:
  • Miss
  • Ebony Maw is one slippery fellow, cruising through any fight with ease if you can manage his Falter!

  • Degeneration
  • Ebony Maw’s updated kit can now deal even more Degeneration Damage than before. Maximize it with bonus Degeneration on the Special 2 and deal some massive damage.
WEAKNESSES:
  • Anti-Miss
  • If Ebony Maw can’t make the Opponent Miss he’s going to lose out on a lot of his damage!

  • Non-Damaging Debuffs
  • Ebony Maw will have a significantly harder time keeping his focus if you can knock him down while he has non-damaging Debuffs applied to him!

ABILITIES:
The following Stats and Abilities are based on a Rank 5, Level 65, 5-Star Champion


Always Active:
  • Ebony Maw’s first Light Attack is the only Basic hit to make contact with the Opponent.
  • If the Opponent doesn’t have Class Advantage, Ebony Maw causes all guaranteed Critical Hits to Miss.
Missions from Thanos
  • Ebony Maw has 3 Missions to complete. Each Mission can only be completed once per fight and when successful will inflict a Passive Degeneration, dealing 7580.8 Direct Damage over 4 seconds, this scales with Base Attack only.

  • Mission 1: Mastermind : Nullify a Buff from the Opponent.
  • Mission 2: Manipulator : Inflict a Power Steal effect.
  • Mission 3: Unwavering : Cause the Opponent to Miss.

  • Completing all 3 Missions in a single fight grants 1 Persistent Charge, each increasing the duration of Degeneration effects by 10% and reducing the Opponent’s Fury effects by 25% for the rest of the quest. Persistence Charges stack up to a max of 4.
Dev Notes: These Missions are key to Ebony Maw dealing some massive damage, make sure to complete them all every chance you get!

Heavy Attacks
  • Landing a Heavy Attack steals all the Opponent’s Power gain Buffs and 10% of their current Power.
Persuasive Voice:
  • Become Focused after 7 seconds, this time is doubled while suffering from a non-damaging Debuff. While Ebony Maw is Focusing, the Opponent’s Ability Power Rate is reduced by 60%.
  • If knocked down by a Heavy Attack or Special Attack 3, Focus is broken and re-focusing begins after 1 second(s).
    Once Focused, the Opponent gains 1 Persuasion every 0.60 seconds.
  • Every 20th Persuasion the Opponent gains will inflict a Falter Debuff for 3 seconds, giving them a 100% chance to Miss. This duration is increased to 4 seconds against Cosmic Opponents.
  • At 100 Persuasion the Opponent is inflicted with Black Tongue for the rest of the fight, reducing Power Gained from all sources by 40% and increasing Ebony Maw’s Attack Rating by +947.6.
  • When Black Tongue is active, inflict the above Falter Debuff every 15 seconds.

SPECIAL ATTACKS
Special 1 - Unseen Blades
  • When activated and with each hit, Ebony Maw Nullifies 1 Fury, Cruelty, or Precision Buff from the Opponent. This expands to all Buffs if the Opponent is inflicted with Black Tongue.
  • If no Buffs were Nullified during this Attack, the Opponent gains a Fury Buff increasing their Attack Rating by 0 for 10 seconds.

Special 2 - Environmental Manipulation
  • Each hit inflicts a Passive Degeneration, dealing 3056.01 Direct Damage over 4 seconds. If the Opponent is suffering from a Falter effect, each hit inflicts 2 additional Degenerations.
  • The final hit refreshes any active Falter Debuffs.
Dev Notes: Make sure to maximize your damage by pairing this with a Falter on the opponent and land a ton of Degeneration damage!

Special 3 - Microsurgery Paralysis
  • This Attack grants no Power to the Opponent.
  • Steal 100% of the Opponent’s Power and gain a Power Gain Buff, granting 40% of the Power stolen over 5 seconds.

Signature Ability - Deteriorating Mind:
  • When the Opponent Misses an Attack they are inflicted with a Passive Degeneration, dealing 947.61 Direct Damage over 1 seconds.
  • While the Opponent is suffering from a Falter Debuff their Auto-Block Ability Accuracy is reduced by 100% and Ebony Maw gains +40% Ability Power Rate.


SYNERGY BONUSES
Lieutenants of the Black Order - Team Synergy - Unique - with Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Proxima Midnight
  • All Members of Thanos Army: When the fight starts, gain a True Damage Buff allowing all Attacks to bypass Armor and Resistances for 30 seconds.

Cull of the Maw - Unique - with Cull Obsidian
  • Ebony Maw: Charging a Heavy Attack for 0.5 seconds grants the Opponent an indefinite Fury Buff, increasing their Attack Rating by 0%.
  • Cull Obsidian: When 1 or more Thanos’ Favor Buffs expire, gain a Fury Buff granting 10% Attack for 10 seconds. Fury Buffs gained in this way will not stack.

Enemies- with Iron Man (Infinity War), Doctor Strange, Hulk (Ragnarok) Spider-Man (Classic)
  • All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating.

Enemies- with Thor (Ragnarok), Heimdall, Loki
  • All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating.

UPDATED SYNERGIES
Miss Me?- Stryfe, Ebony Maw
  • Gain +15% Attack Rating while the Opponent is suffering from a Falter Debuff.

The High Ground- Air-Walker, Ebony Maw, Green Goblin, Phoenix
  • Air-Walker: Heavy Charging increases Ability Power Rate by an additional 150%, reduced by 50% for each Persistent Power Cosmic Air-Walker has.
  • Ebony Maw: Start the fight Focused and Persuade the Opponent 15% quicker.
  • Green Goblin: Special Attack 1 Laser Blasts have +40% flat chance to Power Drain.
  • Phoenix: While Empowered, Heavy Attacks also refresh Phoenix's Armor Break Debuffs.

RECOMMENDED MASTERIES
Mystic Dispersion
  • Ebony Maw can Nullify a ton of Buffs in a fight allowing him to build Power quite rapidly, he’s even able to Nullify Buffs from Opponents who don’t use Buffs in their base kit by launching two Special 1 Attacks one after the other, or by activating his synergy with Cull Obsidian and charging heavy Attacks.

Willpower
  • One of Ebony Maw’s biggest weaknesses are Debuffs, and in particular non-damaging Debuffs . Since he has no way to deal with these, having Willpower is useful to grant some protection while the effect is active lessening their negative impact.
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Comments

  • MrInsanityMrInsanity Posts: 1,539 ★★★★
    Ebony Maw looks the best
  • pseudosanepseudosane Posts: 1,612 ★★★★★
    No_oneuk said:

    I think they focused on maybe the wrong parts of his toolkit, some of his frustrating parts like the nullification element are still frustrating. Excited to see the degeneration damage bump though!

    how much is the difference from what it was?
  • TheHoodedDormammuTheHoodedDormammu Posts: 1,448 ★★★
    The degen damage bump seems great. Hope he can actually deal lots of damage without ramping up a bunch
  • SpideyFunkoSpideyFunko Posts: 18,622 ★★★★★

    Could someone please hekp me identify the changes? Looks kinda same to me. Thanks!

    @TheBoogyMan

    They put a few things from synergies into his kit but the main change is his degeneration numbers are wayyyy higher

    Went from like 600 degen once in the special 2 to what you see above
  • Hammerbro_64Hammerbro_64 Posts: 7,305 ★★★★★
    He seems pretty alright now. Not crazy but definitely usable and fun
  • TheBoogyManTheBoogyMan Posts: 1,619 ★★★★

    Could someone please hekp me identify the changes? Looks kinda same to me. Thanks!

    @TheBoogyMan

    They put a few things from synergies into his kit but the main change is his degeneration numbers are wayyyy higher

    Went from like 600 degen once in the special 2 to what you see above

    Thanks Spidey!
  • SebastianoSebastiano Posts: 10
    Finally my favorite champion in the game is strong!!!!!
  • TheHoodedDormammuTheHoodedDormammu Posts: 1,448 ★★★
    Honestly, I have to say that on paper, this seems like a great tuneup! Though I was really hoping he would become one of the best mystic attackers in the game, he seems to have gotten a decent buff that makes him useable and I might consider r2 my 6 star since I love his animations
  • TheDaywalkerTheDaywalker Posts: 77
    edited May 26
    Sad that they nerfed his Stryfe and Air-Walker synergy. He could've been an absolute monster with the old Stryfe synergy.

    Edit: Nvm he sort of has it in his base kit.
  • Colonaut123Colonaut123 Posts: 2,965 ★★★★★
    It's hard to guess how it plays out.

    I still see he has still some major disadvantage compared to other mystics (one being you need to wait a full minute before you can nullify all buffs). His power steal ability is still okay, but isn't a real good power control.

    The mystic class is pretty competitive, but I still see no reason why I would rank him up besides for AW defence. This is another defence-oriented buff. Unless you bring Ghulk, his degen will be a nightmare.
  • winterthurwinterthur Posts: 6,023 ★★★★★
    Should there be a (2021) in the subject title, as there is another here.
  • ElsaEternalElsaEternal Posts: 86
    Rotelly said:

    @Kabam Zibiit If Corvus spends all of his charges will True damage from Ebony synergy still allow corvus to crit if the buff is still active?

    Corvus crits come from his precision buff. True damage doesn't affect his crits, so the answer would be no.
  • AMS94AMS94 Posts: 197 ★★
    That degen damage translates to roughly 22700 per fight.....after that the only source to put big degens is through sp2 with falter debuff
    Causing the opponent to miss will cause 947 degen damage
    The attack bonus from black tongue is negligible
    If his overall damage numbers from attacks aren't bumped up then he still might end up being pretty underwhelming
  • TheHoodedDormammuTheHoodedDormammu Posts: 1,448 ★★★
    AMS94 said:

    That degen damage translates to roughly 22700 per fight.....after that the only source to put big degens is through sp2 with falter debuff
    Causing the opponent to miss will cause 947 degen damage
    The attack bonus from black tongue is negligible
    If his overall damage numbers from attacks aren't bumped up then he still might end up being pretty underwhelming

    I really hope they seriously increase the attack bonus from black tongue. It is sooo low right now and needs to be increased
  • Acegamer1000Acegamer1000 Posts: 5
    limeade32 said:

    My assumption is that the black tongue number is incorrect, 947 seems way too low. If not, can someone pls explain his damage because i dont get it.

    He deals the degen every time the opponent misses. When you consider how many attacks his falter can ignore before it expires, it’s a good bit of degen to deal.
  • TheHoodedDormammuTheHoodedDormammu Posts: 1,448 ★★★

    limeade32 said:

    My assumption is that the black tongue number is incorrect, 947 seems way too low. If not, can someone pls explain his damage because i dont get it.

    He deals the degen every time the opponent misses. When you consider how many attacks his falter can ignore before it expires, it’s a good bit of degen to deal.
    im pretty sure he only degens once when the opponent misses
  • Killer354Killer354 Posts: 130
    That 3* has a lot of health...
  • LemoNotLemoNot Posts: 171
    Killer354 said:

    That 3* has a lot of health...

    Just boosted, don't worry about it
  • TheHoodedDormammuTheHoodedDormammu Posts: 1,448 ★★★
    limeade32 said:

    My assumption is that the black tongue number is incorrect, 947 seems way too low. If not, can someone pls explain his damage because i dont get it.

    Yea, considering they have a typo for the health of a 3 star Ebony Maw, I really am hoping the 947 attack bonus during black tongue is also a typo. It is waaaaaay too low
  • slackerslacker Posts: 751 ★★★
    edited May 30

    limeade32 said:

    My assumption is that the black tongue number is incorrect, 947 seems way too low. If not, can someone pls explain his damage because i dont get it.

    Yea, considering they have a typo for the health of a 3 star Ebony Maw, I really am hoping the 947 attack bonus during black tongue is also a typo. It is waaaaaay too low
    I don't think nobody would just stand still when falter on , mostly you'll need to attack during falter bc it's give more benefit (more degen from sp2, +40% Ability Power Rate, free hits)
  • FluffyPigMonsterFluffyPigMonster Posts: 1,605 ★★★★
    I can’t wait to try this new version. He has the ability to be a legit mystic now.
  • te_dua_shumte_dua_shum Posts: 868 ★★★

    limeade32 said:

    My assumption is that the black tongue number is incorrect, 947 seems way too low. If not, can someone pls explain his damage because i dont get it.

    He deals the degen every time the opponent misses. When you consider how many attacks his falter can ignore before it expires, it’s a good bit of degen to deal.
    im pretty sure he only degens once when the opponent misses
    the smaller degen provided by the sig. ability doesn't stack but can be reactivated, that's how people used EM against shang-chi; it's only the degen from completing the mission that can be activated once per fight. That is how he is working now, and it seems that he will work the same for the Mission's degen, we will have to see if the degen from his sig. ability will stack ^_^

    One thing to note is that while the damage almost didn't increase the duration has been reduced from 4 seconds to only 1, so it should technically be considered stronger than before ^_^
  • Cop123Cop123 Posts: 129 ★★
    this is a succesful buff in my opinion
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