Is a 5* Hood worth an R4

Austin555555Austin555555 Posts: 1,905 ★★★★
I recently pulled hood as a 5* and heard he was really good, and I recently beat act 5 so I’m close on my capped T2 alpha. I need to know if he is worth taking up unawakened. Or should I wait for a mutant to rank?

Is a 5* Hood worth an R4 87 votes

Yes, take him up now!
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Nah, wait for someone else
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Comments

  • DalBotDalBot Posts: 856 ★★★
    Nah, wait for someone else
    Only if you have a mystic gem to spare and nobody better to use it on.
  • Austin555555Austin555555 Posts: 1,905 ★★★★
    DalBot said:

    Only if you have a mystic gem to spare and nobody better to use it on.

    I do not
  • KittenPrimeKittenPrime Posts: 191
    Yes, take him up now!
    I’d like to know your current mystics first though but yeah hood is still an amazing champion
  • IDogeIDoge Posts: 228 ★★
    Nah, wait for someone else
    Hood is a mediocre champion best kept at r3. Other mystics can do the same job as him but better. Fights will drag on because his damage isn't really good. He's somewhat useful against champs with multiple buffs but not worth t2 alpha
  • Darkness275Darkness275 Posts: 244 ★★
    Yes, take him up now!
    Terra said:

    He is more useful than people give him credit for. He can keep almost a constant stagger on enemy, can deal shock and bleed damage, huge sp3 damage if timed right. Can nullify most projectile attacks aswell with invisibility. Definitely worth r4 imo. He don't need Awakening either so that's a boost

    100% agree with this - plus if he is awakened he gets even more versatile. Can't be stunned while his invisibility is on CD and he has a chance to power steal on his hits. He's an amazing control character and those staggers really do add up into powerful heals if you're fighting a buff-heavy champion.
  • Jack_OHaraJack_OHara Posts: 50
    Yes, take him up now!
    He's great unawakened, better awakened but I'm sure you'll get there. I personally think he's my favorite mystic champ for his extreme versatility, and find him to be more useful than other mystics like Ghost Rider, Magik, etc. He's great at nullifying, gets regen when he does, and can do other types of power control once he's awakened. His invisibility has saved me so many times. I don't have a 5 star, but I have my 4 star maxed out. So yeah, go for it.
  • ljballer22ljballer22 Posts: 81
    Yes, take him up now!

    Terra said:

    He is more useful than people give him credit for. He can keep almost a constant stagger on enemy, can deal shock and bleed damage, huge sp3 damage if timed right. Can nullify most projectile attacks aswell with invisibility. Definitely worth r4 imo. He don't need Awakening either so that's a boost

    100% agree with this - plus if he is awakened he gets even more versatile. Can't be stunned while his invisibility is on CD and he has a chance to power steal on his hits. He's an amazing control character and those staggers really do add up into powerful heals if you're fighting a buff-heavy champion.
    He doesn’t heal until the stagger expires. So, you’d need to fight a champ with minimal buffs for the regen to be effective. A buff heavy champ + MD = A LOT of power gain.
  • IDogeIDoge Posts: 228 ★★
    edited June 20
    Nah, wait for someone else

    IDoge said:

    Hood is a mediocre champion best kept at r3. Other mystics can do the same job as him but better. Fights will drag on because his damage isn't really good. He's somewhat useful against champs with multiple buffs but not worth t2 alpha

    There are not many champs who can do what he do, specially not better. his dmg is not bad, its not the best but its certainly not wet noodle bad at all.

    He is much better then some give him credit for
    It's wet noodle bad. He is a pure utility champ but even his utility is overshadowed by many. To name a few, Magik, SS, Voodoo, GR, morningstar, and ghost Like I said, not worth t2 alpha.
  • IDogeIDoge Posts: 228 ★★
    Nah, wait for someone else

    He's great unawakened, better awakened but I'm sure you'll get there. I personally think he's my favorite mystic champ for his extreme versatility, and find him to be more useful than other mystics like Ghost Rider, Magik, etc. He's great at nullifying, gets regen when he does, and can do other types of power control once he's awakened. His invisibility has saved me so many times. I don't have a 5 star, but I have my 4 star maxed out. So yeah, go for it.

    Just because he is your favorite champ doesn't mean he is a good champ to r4. This is t2 alpha, gold, and and t4cc this guy would be using
  • GNASTYGNASTY Posts: 145
    Yes, take him up now!
    He’s definitely worth R4 if you use ranked ghost regularly. That synergy is dope.
  • DoctorofEvilDoctorofEvil Posts: 212
    Hood is VERY good - but as someone above stated it depends who you have as your mystics. Symbiote Supreme, GR, Magik and Dr Voodoo should have priority I believe. Best thing about hood and Symbiote Supreme is how they handle annoying champs like Hyperion andJuggernaut/UC.
  • B_Dizzle_01B_Dizzle_01 Posts: 1,263 ★★★
    Yes, take him up now!
    I used my mystic 3-4 gem on him. I use ghost a lot and like suicides. So seemed to fit. His damage is kinda **** but utility is nice. I wouldn’t waste the T2A on him but a gem is free. So I felt he’s worth it.
  • TheSpicyKnightTheSpicyKnight Posts: 965 ★★★
    If you're playing competitively or trying to reach endgame content you're better off waiting for a better mystic since he's available as a 6*. However, if you're a more casual player then I'd say go for it. He has enough utility and DPS to get whatever job done in a reasonable amount of time. And he's pretty fun to play imo.
  • CoachStokesCoachStokes Posts: 2
    Yes, take him up now!
    Hood is one of the greatest if you know how to use him.
  • Midnite93Midnite93 Posts: 1,563 ★★★★
    edited June 21
    Yes, take him up now!
    Hood is awesome anyone who disagrees otherwise sure he is not at the level of Voodoo or symbiote supreme. But his stagger helps you remove the buffs and his sp2 which deals hex and you go invisible helping you miss 85% of the projectile based attacks and stun immune and chance to power steal after invisibility is on cool down. Sp1 deals shock and stun after shock expires. High special 3 damage based on opponents power don’t try it if opponent can do sp3. He was my first 5 star and he carried me far countering Healing champs, Hyperions, Medusas and champions.
  • Austin555555Austin555555 Posts: 1,905 ★★★★
    By the way, base your answer on if he can take out act 6 content.
  • BrudixTreeBrudixTree Posts: 801 ★★
    Nah, wait for someone else
    I was in the same Situation as you are, but i didnt choose to rank him up, because i got other champs. Imo, he really is underrated, but as Long as you have other choices and not to much ressources, i wouldnt do it. I just played him on rank 3 Ages now, but now i got Venom, Symb Supreme, Medusa, and he is more and more only becomming backup...
  • Darkness275Darkness275 Posts: 244 ★★
    edited June 28
    Yes, take him up now!

    Terra said:

    He is more useful than people give him credit for. He can keep almost a constant stagger on enemy, can deal shock and bleed damage, huge sp3 damage if timed right. Can nullify most projectile attacks aswell with invisibility. Definitely worth r4 imo. He don't need Awakening either so that's a boost

    100% agree with this - plus if he is awakened he gets even more versatile. Can't be stunned while his invisibility is on CD and he has a chance to power steal on his hits. He's an amazing control character and those staggers really do add up into powerful heals if you're fighting a buff-heavy champion.
    He doesn’t heal until the stagger expires. So, you’d need to fight a champ with minimal buffs for the regen to be effective. A buff heavy champ + MD = A LOT of power gain.
    If you have a stagger in place when a buff expires or activates it cancels out the buff and you get a heal. He heals quite a bit when facing buff-heavy characters, just as I stated.
  • BrudixTreeBrudixTree Posts: 801 ★★
    Nah, wait for someone else
    he heals like 2% for every exipired stagger!
    Sadly, he doesnt heal for example 6% when 3 buffs get staggered at the same time :( i mean ist ovious because only one stagger expires, but it would make him some stronger
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