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Black Cat is amazing vs. basically everyone in this Victory Track

ErcarretErcarret Posts: 2,501 ★★★★★
I feel like Black Cat is still heavily slept on so when a Victory Track meta that I knew she'd be amazing for popped up, I decided that it was time to let people know.

The reason she shines against basically every champion (as long as they are not immune to ability accuracy reduction) is that the entire theme of this season's nodes is, "you hit the opponent, bad stuff happens". If you hit the opponents with the same attack twice in a row, they gain a prowess buff. Additionally, whenever they gain prowess, they gain a passive Impact charge that makes them hit even harder through block.

However, all of these things can be shut down if only you had an attacker that doesn't care what happens when she hits stuff. Champs like Crossbones and Falcon probably work well too, but they don't actively benefit from these effects not triggering - they just prevent them from doing so. Black Cat, meanwhile, deals a burst of direct damage whenever an effect fails to trigger. Throughout the fight, this really racks up.

I recorded two fights against some of the meanest defenders out there to illustrate things. One is against a Rintrah and the other is against an Absorbing Man. Some things worth noting about the fights:

* My Black Cat is r5, the Rintrah was r4 and the Absorbing Man was r5, just for clarity.
* She can do this fight against Rintrah just as well without this meta since she prevents him from gaining any mystical charges with every hit as well. She wouldn't do as well vs. Absorbing Man without the current nodes, though.
* I love her sig ability. Don't feel like dexing Rintrah's big SP2? Don't worry about it and just dash into it. Her evade will do the rest.
* Make sure you actually dash into an attack for the evade to trigger. You'll see a botched attempt in the Absorbing Man fight where it almost cost me dearly. Not only did I get hit - I also almost messed up my own SP2 right after. Luckily, I managed to recover and then win the fight without any issues afterwards.




  • hi_im_sirhi_im_sir Posts: 269 ★★
    Antsiou said:

    Too bad she’s TOTALLY useless against Hulking, do not try to fight a Hulkling defender with her. /s 🤓

    Lol i made a vid on that specific matchup like 2 days ago. It did pretty well.
  • SquirrelguySquirrelguy Posts: 2,464 ★★★★★
    I literally just pulled her for the first time this week, so I'll definitely be trying her out.
  • Antsiou said:

    Too bad she’s TOTALLY useless against Hulking, do not try to fight a Hulkling defender with her. /s 🤓

    Definitely don't try Falcon with a BW relic against Hulkling either. Was an absolutely awful fight.
  • Sachhyam257Sachhyam257 Posts: 839 ★★★★
    Just don't use her against BWDO, trust me on this one...
  • BringPopcornBringPopcorn Posts: 1,138 ★★★★
    edited September 18
    5* max sig ascended Ronan told me to hold his beer...
  • JT_SupremeJT_Supreme Posts: 495 ★★★
    Can someone actually tell me the benefit to the bw relic lol
  • ErcarretErcarret Posts: 2,501 ★★★★★

    Can someone actually tell me the benefit to the bw relic lol

    The main reason to play Black Cat is to punish defensive ability accuracy. That is, preventing stuff from triggering when you hit the opponent. Whenever she does that, she deals direct damage. However, not every champion has things that happen when you hit them. If they don't have anything like that, you don't deal that direct damage. She can still deal a fair amount of bleed damage if played correctly, but those are still not her preferred matches and she'll not do as much damage as she would otherwise.

    However, the relic places an effect on the opponent which can fail when struck. In essence, it gives her a window where she can deal that huge amount of damage to any champion in the game (assuming they're not immune to defensive ability accuracy reduction as such). In a way, it's similar to the current meta that also gives every champion a defensive ability that can fail through DAAR.
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