Champion Spotlight: Hela

edited November 2017 in Champion Spotlights
A creature from a primordial and sinister era of the universe, Hela’s power is unlike anything else in the Nine Realms. Armed with the ability to unleash unlimited weapons in astounding and deadly ways, Hela seeks vengeance against those who imprisoned her eons ago, ushering in a new era of cold brutality for Asgard and the universe at large.

Base Stats & Abilities

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

Health: 14900
Attack: 1193
Max PI:
Without Signature: 3707
With Signature (99): 4559

Basic Abilities: Resist Physical, Fury, Armor Break

Passive - Spirits of the Dead
Hela controls the Spirits of the Dead, using them to power her Fury Buffs, giving them infinite duration as long as she has Spirits.
Each Fury Buff active on her drains her Spirits over time, but each strike of her summoned swords empowers them.
If her Spirits are exhausted, her Fury Buffs begin to expire 1 at a time.

Buff - Tough as Hel
After taking more than 8% of her Base Health in damage from a single strike, Hela gains a Buff granting +666.67 Physical Resistance, that lasts until she is struck by a Heavy Attack.
This attack does not stack, instead if triggered multiple times, its effect increases by +666.67.

Buff - Heavy Attacks
While charging her Heavy Attack, Hela continually gains Fury Buffs granting 596.5 Attack.

Special 1: Fury of the Dead - Hela stabs for the heart of her opponent.
100% chance to trigger a Fury Buff granting +596.5 Attack.

Special 2: Soul Breaker - Twin blades, followed by an axe hurled with immense force.
This attack places an Armor Break on the Opponent reducing their Armor by 857.14 for each Fury currently active, lasting for 10 seconds.

Special 3: Hand of Glory - Summoning a whirlwind of weapons, Hela unleashes a torrent of blades.
This attack deals bonus Physical Damage up to 7% of the Target’s missing health, based on the number of Fury Buffs active on Hela. Max Damage at: 5

Signature Ability: Goddess of Death - As the Asgardian Goddess of Death, Hela in all but invincible, and is able to draw strength from her fallen comrades.

Goddess of Death - Passive
At the start of the fight each Champion on Hela’s team that is knocked out grants her +25 Spirits.
This first time Hela would be knocked out in each fight, she gains an Indestructible Buff, that lasts for 5 seconds.

Synergy Bonuses:


Loki or Thor (Ragnarok) - Immortal Souls - Unique Synergy
Hela: Nullify effects against Hela have a 35% reduced chance to trigger.
Loki: While they are Cursed, Loki always counts as having more Health than his Opponent.
Thor (Ragnarok): Gains +100% Perfect Block Chance when Auto-blocking.

Angela - Queen of Hel - Unique Synergy
Champions have a 20% chance to instantly regain 20% of their HP just before they’re knocked out. This chance increases by 20% for each Champion on their team currently knocked out.

Dormammu or Mephisto - Hell Lords - Unique Synergy
Hela: Begins the fight with 1 Bar of Power.
Dormammu: Increase any Health gains while his Imbued Dimensional Link is active by 25%.
Mephisto: Regain the first Soul spent to trigger his Soul Imprisonment each fight.

Recommended Masteries:


Enhanced Fury
Hela is all about stacking up Fury Buffs so increasing their effectiveness is definitely good for her!

Assassin
Hela’s Special 3 Attack makes her a great finisher. Assassin will improve her effectiveness in this closer role.

Glass Cannon
Free Attack, and Hela’s Tough as Hel, Physical Resistance Buffs are triggered by her taking a percentage of her Base Health in a single hit, so the extra Damage taken can sometimes actually work out in her favor.

Strong Matchups:


Star-Lord
Offensively, Hela gets a Class Advantage and should have little problem ruining Star-Lord’s day. Defensively as Star-Lord’s damage builds up, he’ll find himself triggering her Physical Resist again and again.

Black Panther (Civil War)
The all but guaranteed Armor Break off of Hela’s Special 2 Attack can be a life saver when facing everyone’s favorite Stun reflector!

Spider-Man (Stark Enhanced)
Being a Cosmic Champion, Hela will disable Stark Spidey’s AI simply by landing hits against him. If he does build up his Poise charges against her, she’ll start triggering Physical Resistance Buffs against him, which he’ll have no way to clear other than with his Heavy attack.

Weak Matchups

Dr Strange
Doctor Strange is a nearly perfect counter to Hela. His Counterspell will get in tons of work in, and his Basic and Special Attacks both do Energy Damage so he couldn’t care less about the Physical Resistance Buffs, even if they do trigger.

Rogue
Rogue’s Special 1 Attack can work wonders here. There will almost always be a Fury to duplicate, and as long as she can keep it copied, Hela can’t trigger any more of them.

Ronan
An awakened Ronan is a terror to Hela. She stacks Furies which raises an Awakened Ronan’s Attack (this Bonus is even greater on his Special 2 Attack), and increases the Duration of his Stuns. Also, his Special Attacks will convert Furies into Weaknesses.
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Comments

  • What is the limit of fury buffs that she can have?
  • Mike when will you post 5* stats and prestige as most of us don’t care about 4*s with 6* on the way 😉
  • SCZSCZ Posts: 90
    How long charging heavy for one fury?
  • 1. Is there a max fury amount?
    2. How fast does each fury drain her souls?
    3. How many souls does she gain per hit?
    4. How fast does she gain fury’s while charging her heavy?
  • Trials in questing against Hela shows that her spirits reset after they hit zero(amounts jump back to starting amount of souls). Her furies are able to be built up unlimitedly, and did not expire. Is this a bug?
  • StavelotXoteStavelotXote Posts: 230
    edited November 2017
    eXtripa69 wrote: »
    What is the limit of fury buffs that she can have?
    SCZ wrote: »
    How long charging heavy for one fury?

    It really would make sense to have a champion spotlight that had this information, wouldn't it?

    Additional questions:

    The wording on her sp3 is odd. The way I'm reading it, if I use Hela as a finisher against a really high health opponent, she will take them down quickly due to being able to lop off an additional 7% of their health if I set it up right?

    Is the chance from the Hela-Angela synergy an additive 20% for the other dead champions on your team (%20*number of dead champs) or is it multiplicative (%20+(%20*number of dead champs))?
  • Hulk_77Hulk_77 Posts: 782 ★★★
    Does the Angela synergy impact every member of your team or just Angela and Hela?
  • FixxxFixxx Posts: 234
    Hulk_77 wrote: »
    Does the Angela synergy impact every member of your team or just Angela and Hela?

    It's a Unique Synergy--it only affects them
  • Hulk_77 wrote: »
    Does the Angela synergy impact every member of your team or just Angela and Hela?

    Real question here is that health is again a % based so how will it synergise/will it synergise in AW? Like lets say aw boss with 150k health and she will regain 20% which is 30k so.... Need clearing on this.
  • GbSarkarGbSarkar Posts: 1,075 ★★★
    Physical resistance buff doesn't get removed when hit by a heavy
  • SCZSCZ Posts: 90
    Is Kabam on vacation for the holidays or will any questions get answered?
  • Jh_DezJh_Dez Posts: 1,029 ★★★
    Hey kabam did u know heavy attacks don't remove her physical resist buff in master?
  • VonDoom wrote: »
    1. Is there a max fury amount?
    2. How fast does each fury drain her souls?
    3. How many souls does she gain per hit?
    4. How fast does she gain fury’s while charging her heavy?

    Sorry for the late response!

    1) No (But the more of them you have, the faster she loses them when she has no souls)
    2) 1 Soul every 0.35 Seconds for Each Fury
    3) 15 Per Sword Hit (Which are her Mediums, and 2 Hits in each SP1 and SP2)
    4)Every 0.4 Seconds
  • Her 3-star version isn't supposed to have that synergy
  • VonDoom wrote: »
    1. Is there a max fury amount?
    2. How fast does each fury drain her souls?
    3. How many souls does she gain per hit?
    4. How fast does she gain fury’s while charging her heavy?

    Sorry for the late response!

    1) No (But the more of them you have, the faster she loses them when she has no souls)
    2) 1 Soul every 0.35 Seconds for Each Fury
    3) 15 Per Sword Hit (Which are her Mediums, and 2 Hits in each SP1 and SP2)
    4)Every 0.4 Seconds

    Is there a hard limit on the amount of souls she can possess?
  • Jh_DezJh_Dez Posts: 1,029 ★★★
    @Kabam Miike HER PHYSICAL RESIST ISNT GETTING REMOVED BY HEAVY ATTACK!!
    in case u "innocently" missed the two comments about it up there
  • I was lucky enough to pull a 5* version of Hela from her feature GM crystals....took her to 3/45....and unduped her potential damage output is absolutely bonkers!!!

    Takes a little practice but If you can load up enough furies damage output increases quickly. Put her in the Asguardian team and the synergies just amplify her awesomeness.

    Had 30 furies built up against ROL WS and was doing crits approaching the 16-18k mark on a constant basis:)
  • I have a question about the Hela synergy with Angela. How this would work with Mordo, Hood and Dormammu. Together they have a 40% chance to resurrect from a killing blow and recover 10% HP.
    Now, how this would work pairing them with Hela and Angela.
    Is this stackable or not? Does this mean that they could resurrect 2 times in a row?
  • Is Hela bugged? If she’s awakened she’s automatically getting spirits when they expire. Sig ability description states that it’s only from the beginning of the fight.
  • GbSarkarGbSarkar Posts: 1,075 ★★★
    I was lucky enough to pull a 5* version of Hela from her feature GM crystals....took her to 3/45....and unduped her potential damage output is absolutely bonkers!!!

    Takes a little practice but If you can load up enough furies damage output increases quickly. Put her in the Asguardian team and the synergies just amplify her awesomeness.

    Had 30 furies built up against ROL WS and was doing crits approaching the 16-18k mark on a constant basis:)

    That's because hela is bugged. You're not supposed to stack more than 3-4 buffs at once
  • HulksmasshhHulksmasshh Posts: 742 ★★★
    GbSarkar wrote: »
    I was lucky enough to pull a 5* version of Hela from her feature GM crystals....took her to 3/45....and unduped her potential damage output is absolutely bonkers!!!

    Takes a little practice but If you can load up enough furies damage output increases quickly. Put her in the Asguardian team and the synergies just amplify her awesomeness.

    Had 30 furies built up against ROL WS and was doing crits approaching the 16-18k mark on a constant basis:)

    That's because hela is bugged. You're not supposed to stack more than 3-4 buffs at once

    But kabam miike just said there is no cap to furies
  • TempestTempest Posts: 295
    edited November 2017
    But kabam miike just said there is no cap to furies

    He means the mechanic is bugged, and that you should only be able to have 3-4 stacks active at any time because the rest should expire, but they aren't expiring the way they should be. At least that's what I think he's saying.

  • GbSarkarGbSarkar Posts: 1,075 ★★★
    GbSarkar wrote: »
    I was lucky enough to pull a 5* version of Hela from her feature GM crystals....took her to 3/45....and unduped her potential damage output is absolutely bonkers!!!

    Takes a little practice but If you can load up enough furies damage output increases quickly. Put her in the Asguardian team and the synergies just amplify her awesomeness.

    Had 30 furies built up against ROL WS and was doing crits approaching the 16-18k mark on a constant basis:)

    That's because hela is bugged. You're not supposed to stack more than 3-4 buffs at once

    But kabam miike just said there is no cap to furies

    Just realised what I said was very confusing. So what's happening now is that you keep stacking furies, and her spirit count gets drained rapidly. However, once the spirit count reaches 0, instead of losing her fury buffs 1 at a time, her spirit count is immediately refreshed to a higher value so she can keep her fury charges active indefinitely. That is the reason why people are able to stack 30+ fury buffs. Once fixed, her spirit charges won't reset every time it reaches 0 so you won't be able to keep fury buffs active indefinitely and she'll start losing fury buffs periodically. At 4 fury buffs, the amount of spirits you gain from a MLLM combo is roughly the same as you drain from fury buffs if you don't bait and keep hitting your opponent like a madman. Realistically, 3 is probably the max amount of fury buffs you'll be able to hold at once.
    One thing to note is that this seems to be a bug with only the 5* version of hela. The 4* seems to be working as intended
  • Amazing quality control ;)
  • GbSarkarGbSarkar Posts: 1,075 ★★★
    Edit: The 5* seems to have been fixed. Fought Hela in the bounty quest right now and her spirit charge didn't reset after hitting 0.
    Her physical resistance buff isn't fixed though. She still doesn't lose it when hit by a heavy
  • Hi All,

    I wanted to give you all an update on what is happening with Hela. We did discover a couple of bugs that were present upon release. The first of which was the issue where Hela was not losing her Fury Stacks as she gained souls, as well as one where she did not lose her physical resistance upon receiving a heavy strike. While we had actually already fixed the first issue, there was a secondary one that went un-noticed, because it's actually related to her Synergy with Thor (Ragnarok), and was causing an identical issue.

    We now have a fix ready for both of these, and are pushing it live very soon.

    Additionally, there is a small issue with the text in Hela's synergy with Thor (Ragnarok) where the Synergy incorrectly states she gains 10 Souls, instead of the 100 that it is meant to. It still functions correctly and grants the 100 souls, but is stating the wrong number. We have a small issue with fixing this right now, but will correct that in the future.

    Thank you all for reporting these issues as quickly as you did.
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