Champion Spotlight - Nimrod

edited September 1 in Champion Spotlights



About Nimrod
Nimrod is the ultimate Sentinel. Constructed in a timeline where Mutants have been completely wiped out by the superior, infinitely advancing robotic beings. Upon realization that it’s one directive to exterminate all Mutants was no longer possible within Nimrod's original timeline, this flawless, unstoppable force of destruction begins to jump to alternate timelines, ridding the multi-verse of abhorrent the Mutant scourge.


Nimrod's Mechanics

    Nimrod is a tanky Mutant Hunting Champion capable of doling out insane bursts of Energy Damage. Nimrod has an offensive and defensive mode that will alternate on a timer, or can be switched manually. Using both modes correctly grants Protocol charges, which allow him to activate both simultaneously.

BASE STATS & ABILITIES
   Health  Attack  PI (Max Signature)
 3-Star  5851  463  1989
 4-Star  14672  1159  4998
 5-Star  29417  2324  10920
 6-Star (Rank 3, Level 45)  37905  2994  13720

Character Class: Tech

Basic Abilities: Robot Immunity, Cowardice, Power Drain

STRENGTHS:
  • High Defensive Stats
  • Titan Protocol provides lots of powerful Armor Ups, critical hit damage resistance, and inflicts potent Cowardice effects on Opponents that launch Special Attacks.

  • Energy Damage
  • All of Nimrod's attacks deal Energy Damage, and his Special 1 inflicts a powerful, long duration Energy Vulnerability on the Opponent, increasing all outgoing damage.

  • Mutant Hunter
  • Blitz Protocol will allow Nimrod to shred Opponents that use common Mutant Abilities such as Prowess or Regeneration. Even when defending a Quest Node, Nimrod becomes a serious threat to any team with Mutants present.
WEAKNESSES:
  • True Damage
  • While Nimrod has High Armor Rating, his base health value is lower than average. Champions that ignore Armor Rating, or increase their attack based on the Opponents Armor Rating will make quick work of Nimrod.

  • Block Penetration
  • Nimrod requires landing a lot of Well-Timed Blocks to quickly generate his Armor Ups and enter his Eradicate Protocol. Champions that have Block Penetration will make him pay for this.

  • Energy Resistance
  • Energy Resistance will put a hard stop to any of Nimrod's outgoing damage.

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


When Defending a Quest Node:
  • If Opponent fills a bar of Power, Inflict Passive Special Lock for 1.5 second(s).
Superior Mutant Hunting Robot
  • Advanced Robotics provides Immunity to Bleed & Poison effects.
  • Armor Breaks cannot remove Armor Ups and suffer -100% Potency.
  • All Attacks deal Energy Damage instead of Physical.
  • Against Mutants, gain Immunity to Ability Accuracy Modification.
Adaptive Protocols:
  • Nimrod Starts in TITAN Protocol. Swap protocols every 11 seconds and when landing a 4th light attack in a basic Combo.
  • On Start, and when the protocol timer expires, gain 1 Armor Up Buff. All personal Armor Ups provide +525 Armor Rating for 20 seconds.
  • Gain 1 Protocol charge per unique ability applied by each Protocol during a Special Attack.
  • Gain 1 Protocol charge when gaining Armor Up, and when the Opponent activates Prowess or Regeneration.
  • At 10 Protocol charges, launch a Special Attack to activate ERADICATE Protocol for 16 seconds, combining the effects of TITAN and BLITZ Protocols.
Developer's Note: The key to playing Nimrod is how quickly you can get 10 protocol charges.

TITAN Protocol:
  • 20% Damage Reduction on all incoming Critical Hits. +25% potency per Armor Up.
  • When the Opponent launches a Special Attack, Inflict a Cowardice Debuff reducing Special Attack damage by 40% for 15 seconds.
  • Well-Timed Blocks create 1 Armor Up.
Developer's Note: I’d recommend staying in this mode as long as possible and using Nimrod’s Well-Timed Blocks to quickly create Armor Ups, in turn granting Protocol Charges.

BLITZ Protocol:
  • Attacks have +929.6 Attack Rating. +25% Potency per Armor Up.
  • When the Opponent launches a Special Attack, Inflict Power Drain, draining 150% of a bar of Power over 15 seconds.
  • Attacks remove 1 Prowess and Regeneration, replacing it with a Shock Debuff dealing 464.8 Energy Damage over 1.5 seconds.
Developer’s Note: This mode is great to be in during Special Attacks for the extra damage. But ideally you spend most of your time in Titan Protocol, then take advantage of this mode while Eradicate is active.


SPECIAL ATTACKS
Special 1: Nimrod unleashes a flurry of blows before blasting his Opponent with an energy blast.
  • [TITAN]: Gain an Energize Buff, Increasing Combat Power Rate by 45% for 25 seconds. Max 1.
  • [BLITZ]: On hit, Inflict Energy Vulnerability, reducing Opponent's Energy Resistance by 1130.77 for 25 seconds. Max 1.
Developer’s Note: Try to time this Special Attack with Nimrods Protocol swapping timer, so that both Protocols are active at some point throughout. This will grant both Abilities, each of which also provide 1 Protocol Charge.

Special 2: Nimrod stuns his Opponent with a powerful front kick then releases several powerful waves of destructive energy.
  • [TITAN]: Gain an Unstoppable Buff for 5 seconds. Duration is paused until the Special Attack ends.
  • [BLITZ]: Each Hit inflicts a Passive Shock, dealing 4299.4 Energy Damage over 2 seconds.

Special 3: Nimrod summons nearby expendable Sentinels to ensnare his Opponent, then obliterates everything in his path with a supercharged chest beam.
  • [TITAN]: Gain Self-Repair. Regenerating 12.5% of missing Health over 15 seconds. This effect ends early if Stunned.
  • [BLITZ]: Deal a burst of up to 27888 Energy Damage based on Opponents missing health.
Developer’s Note: Titan Protocol regen will come in handy if you’re running Double Edge and Liquid Courage. Blitz Protocol will begin to out damage the Shocks in Special 2 once the Opponent is low on Health.

Signature Ability - Zero Tolerance
  • Eradicate Protocol grants Unblockable Special Attacks and increases the Potency and Duration of Special Attack effects by 35%.
  • If attacking against a Mutant, Nimrod's Abilities generate +1 Armor Up whenever gaining a personal Armor Up. If Defending, instead gain +1 Armor Up per Mutant on the Attacker's team.
Developer’s Note: The second bullet point is important to note if you’re fighting Nimrod. If you like to run a team with a lot of Mutants, Nimrod will generate bonus Armor Ups no matter who you bring to fight him.


SYNERGY BONUSES
WE ARE MANY: - Unique - with Nimrod, Sentinel, Coming Soon
  • Robots: Gain +255 Attack Rating for each additional Nimrod or Sentinel on the team.

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE - Unique - with Sentinel, Coming Soon
  • Nimrod: Up to +25% Armor Rating based on missing Health.
  • Robots: If a Robot is defeated. They gain a Self-Repair Cross-Fight effect to be consumed the next time they enter a Fight, Regenerating 15% of their missing health over 20 seconds. This effect ends early if Stunned.

NEW WAVE - Unique - with Coming Soon
  • Nimrod: If a personal Shock effect is prevented by Immunity. Nimrod inflicts matching Incinerate Debuffs instead. Incinerate reduces Block Proficiency by 50% and prevents the activation of Perfect Block.
  • Robots: +5% Combat Power Rate for each Shock on the Opponent. Max 50%.

ADVANCED INTELLIGENCE - Unique - with Ultron, Ultron Prime
  • Nimrod: Reduce Opponent Purify and Nullify Ability Accuracy by 50%.
  • Robots: 50% Chance to inflict a Stun Debuff lasting 1.5 seconds when performing a Well-Timed block on a non-contact attack.

TERMINATED - Unique - with Storm, Kitty Pryde
  • Nimrod: Unblockable Special Attacks create 1 Armor Up per defeated Mutant in a Quest. Up to 5.
  • Storm: If failing to activate Stun during a Special 1, gain an indefinite Dormant Prowess that initializes when launching a Special 2. Each increases Special Attack Damage by 100% for 20 seconds. Max 5.
  • Kitty Pryde: Heavy Attacks are guaranteed critical hits. Cooldown 8 seconds.

RECOMMENDED MASTERIES
Liquid Courage / Double Edge / Recoil
  • As a Robot. Nimrod is Immune to the effects of Bleed and Poison. Allowing him to gain the bonus attack rating from these masteries for free.
  • Once Recoil damage begins to stack up, launch a Special 3 in Titan Mode to regenerate some health.

Assassin
  • Nimrod's Blitz Mode Special 3 deals a lot of damage when the Opponent is low on health. The Assassin mastery synergizes perfectly with it. Pushing that damage even further.

Block Proficiency
  • Nimrod relies on his Well-Timed block a lot to generate Armor Ups. Anything that softens the blow of chip damage will go a long way.
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Comments

  • Dope synergy and heavy defense. Pity I own max Medusa, rip opponents putting him on defense
  • Lvernon15Lvernon15 Posts: 11,515 ★★★★★
    Tf is going on with his prestige? The spotlight on the blog said 13720, ccp members have asked and heard back 13720, but now this has the 14k aunt mai showrd
  • Lvernon15 said:

    Tf is going on with his prestige? The spotlight on the blog said 13720, ccp members have asked and heard back 13720, but now this has the 14k aunt mai showrd

    It is 13720. Fixed it in the text there.
  • KaruseusKaruseus Posts: 437 ★★
    Armor break debuff suffers -100% potency huh?
    So what happens if king groot applied his armor break that reduces potency of armor ups by 10%?
    Is the potency of nimrod’s armor up unaffected?
  • PulyamanPulyaman Posts: 2,358 ★★★★★
    Seems to be a better counter to havok in nodes which place armor break if you don't land a hit. Since his armor cannot be removed by armor break. Tech class needs some help so he seems good.
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