Any Love for Psylocke?

PeterQuillPeterQuill Posts: 1,134 ★★★
I have a rank 3 duped 5 star psylocke. Although I dont quest with her very often, she is so much fun to play. I might even take her to rank 4 one day just because her damage is great when the opponent is at 0 power. Anyone else on the psylocke train like me?

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  • TheTrueBeastTheTrueBeast Posts: 120
    I have had a 5* psylocke since she was added and I am not a fan. Her health pool is awful and it takes work to accurately use her abilities. While she is decent, she is nowhere near the level of Iceman, AA, or domino
  • Epsilon3Epsilon3 Posts: 1,138 ★★★
    She’s… at best… a mutant Magik/Gwenpool with a less powerful locking special

    I’m not advocating any hate by saying that as being a discount hybrid of 2 godly chanpions is nothing to laugh at. I’m on the fence to rank her up though.

    Her downsides are that Mutant class is Mutant class. You have trash and then you have Gods and there’s almost no in between except with Bishop who is mostly a defense option. Further more she has a lot of competition. Beyond Gwenpool and Magik she also gets a sideways stare from Hawkeye for stepping on his Sp1 game.

    Lovey champ, overlooked, underrated, and she has a mutual romance with Archangel so even a decent synergy
  • If you’ve tried variety, psylock is great for the first quest.
  • VulcanMVulcanM Posts: 664
    i love using her, getting 50+ charges and then hitting them with a special is so satisfying, got her as 4/40 might rank her up if i dupe her.
  • V1PER1987V1PER1987 Posts: 3,474 ★★★★★
    She would be a god if she actually power locked at 0 power instead of just ennervate.
  • VulcanMVulcanM Posts: 664
    I have had a 5* psylocke since she was added and I am not a fan. Her health pool is awful and it takes work to accurately use her abilities. While she is decent, she is nowhere near the level of Iceman, AA, or domino

    honestly, shes not useful in questing really, just so fun to play around with, i love using her.
  • AleorAleor Posts: 1,227 ★★★
    edited November 2018
    at least her power gain on sp1 should be passive to even consider using her. her power lock is not that reliable, and her damage is not even close to big guys. she gets 1 charge per 5 hits when opponent has zero power, and sp3 gets smth like 1k per charge? it's equivalent to just 200 damage increase. also if you get hit, your opponent gets power and you lose charges. compare to sl - he also has to keep combo meter, but you get +x attack per hit, and this attack increase doesn't go anywhere with any special. even her aar is not 100%, that could've make me use her as well. also with psylock you can't use heavy as it burnes your charges, so no effective heavy countering (and there are champs like hype who benefit from heavies).
    for me psylock never really shines. I have duped 5* and max duped 4*, pulled her a lot while I'd prefer many others mediocre champs over her. so I know how to play her. still her value is somewhere near netflix dd, maybe even lower with current meta increases value of armor break
  • Epsilon3Epsilon3 Posts: 1,138 ★★★
    Again I’ll happily put her just under the big 3 Magik, Hawkeye, Gwenpool but with a giant red asterisk that says “must be skilled player to use” if you’re dropping combos all the time.

    There ARE times when power control is needed, Magik can’t always Sp2 in time, Hawkeye Sp1 only prevents what he can create so its not gonna solve every power gain, and Gwenpool can’t handle passive. True Luke Cage and Void are around but they handle different messes

    And a lot of Psylocke users ignore that her Sp2 WILL Power Lock and it doesn’t actually cost anything aside from a single charge which you’ll get 4-5 in the same time to charge Sp2

    And it’s actually her heavy attack that uses her charges most effectively as a “kill” move
    74.97842r% per charge used let’s round down to 74.9% to keep simple. Say a rough 1300 at r3

    1300*0.74=Charge
    962 per detonate
    And I’m not giving her full 5* r3 credit here.

    I’m still debating taking her r3 just for Variant.

    I don’t believe she’s good or bad. She’s more of an upset. If we get more champion requirement quests I could actually a lot of “upset tier” champs becoming more and more exposed
  • VulcanMVulcanM Posts: 664
    VulcanM wrote: »
    i love using her, getting 50+ charges and then hitting them with a special is so satisfying, got her as 4/40 might rank her up if i dupe her.

    i meant heavy
  • caligarelinquocaligarelinquo Posts: 206
    This is a great read that should help you.
    https://theclassadvantage.com/2018/02/05/master-class-psylocke/
  • caligarelinquocaligarelinquo Posts: 206
    I have her as a 4/55 Awakened sig level 59, and bring her into every AW for attack, She has not disappointed.
  • MaatttyyMaatttyy Posts: 69
    just got a 5 star psylocke from my featured crystal last month. She's R2 at the moment, haven't used her enough to decide on R3 yet... People say shes great though!
  • Wakanda4Ever278Wakanda4Ever278 Posts: 1,009 ★★★
    Do I like Psylocke? YES! In my opinion, Psylocke is a power control goddess. Sure, she has a lower base attack than normal, but she's really fun to use in longer fights anyway. Plus, if you're trying to go for a really high combo (like me), using Parry with Psylocke will get you to the hundreds if you fight a harder champ. She's gotta be my favorite champ.
  • Haji_SaabHaji_Saab Posts: 2,950 ★★★★★
    She is really good in 1.1 of Variant Ultron quest. Just keep cycling sp2 non stop.
  • PeterQuillPeterQuill Posts: 1,134 ★★★
    I would say she’s my favourite champ, nobody else has her level of control in fights and she’s better than magik for powerful control if you know how to use her. Her passive lock prevents willpower triggers and is not removed by pacifism. Once you have that lock the majority of fights become easy. You can get them in a loop of intercepts where you 4 hit combo, back off and then dash back in as they start to come towards you. This can carry on until the fight ends so no need to parry taking chip damage and they can’t use specials. You’ll have increased crit damage and ability accuracy reduction as well which can come in handy against certain champs. Another way to use sp1 is to use it to drain their power and force them to drop below a powerboat bar threshold. In doing so, psylocke gains enough power to have her sp1 ready again. Rinse and repeat.

    Alternatively you can apply an active power lock with sp2 and sp3. This is easy to keep reapplying because she consumes a psi charge on sp2 to generate enough power to have her sp1 ready immediately after. So you’ll have enough time to reach sp2 again just as it’s expiring.

    Sp3 is a guaranteed power lock too and has a very long stun duration should it bring them to 0 power which it always should if you wait long enough to do so (should usually just be ready but you wait a few seconds at most if not). That gives you enough time for 2 5 hit combos followed by medium medium and then a third medium to open up your third 5 hit combo. You’ll build up 2 or 3 psi charges attacking the stunned opponent giving you the passive lock before the active lock expires. You can use this for a quick reset if you slip up and get hit. She is one of my favourite champs and is undoubtedly a better option for power control than the usual names like magik, Hawkeye etc. Recently used her for uncollected Ægon and finished the fight on 100% health. She’s incredibly useful and I wish I could get a 5*.


    Well....that. was. AMAZING! Great gameplay.
  • LosspikLosspik Posts: 186 ★★
    I have a R4 Psylocke & 5/65 AA great questing team with double power gain, take her into AW almost every round on path 4 for all or nothing, shes also a great IMIW counter he becomes an aweful lot easier when he cant get off specials. Used to run path 5 as well dont have a magik Psylocke got me through node 29 several times. Tier 3 AW BTW,
  • Lvernon15Lvernon15 Posts: 3,128 ★★★★★
    I took her to r4 due to t2a expiring, I wouldn’t, her damage isn’t that great at r4
  • MegaSkater67MegaSkater67 Posts: 1,022 ★★★
    PeterQuill wrote: »
    I would say she’s my favourite champ, nobody else has her level of control in fights and she’s better than magik for powerful control if you know how to use her. Her passive lock prevents willpower triggers and is not removed by pacifism. Once you have that lock the majority of fights become easy. You can get them in a loop of intercepts where you 4 hit combo, back off and then dash back in as they start to come towards you. This can carry on until the fight ends so no need to parry taking chip damage and they can’t use specials. You’ll have increased crit damage and ability accuracy reduction as well which can come in handy against certain champs. Another way to use sp1 is to use it to drain their power and force them to drop below a powerboat bar threshold. In doing so, psylocke gains enough power to have her sp1 ready again. Rinse and repeat.

    Alternatively you can apply an active power lock with sp2 and sp3. This is easy to keep reapplying because she consumes a psi charge on sp2 to generate enough power to have her sp1 ready immediately after. So you’ll have enough time to reach sp2 again just as it’s expiring.

    Sp3 is a guaranteed power lock too and has a very long stun duration should it bring them to 0 power which it always should if you wait long enough to do so (should usually just be ready but you wait a few seconds at most if not). That gives you enough time for 2 5 hit combos followed by medium medium and then a third medium to open up your third 5 hit combo. You’ll build up 2 or 3 psi charges attacking the stunned opponent giving you the passive lock before the active lock expires. You can use this for a quick reset if you slip up and get hit. She is one of my favourite champs and is undoubtedly a better option for power control than the usual names like magik, Hawkeye etc. Recently used her for uncollected Ægon and finished the fight on 100% health. She’s incredibly useful and I wish I could get a 5*.


    Well....that. was. AMAZING! Great gameplay.

    Thanks haha, I’m always trying to make excuses to use her because she’s just too fun to use.
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