CHAMPION SPOTLIGHT – BLADE

Blade enters The Contest October 26th at 10AM PDT!

About Blade:

When Eric Brooks’ mother was killed during his birth by a bloodthirsty vampire, the newborn Brooks’ blood was infused with vampiric enzymes.This event turned him into a Dhampir, a hybrid human/vampire, possessing the powers of a vampire like immortality, but none of their weaknesses. Eventually becoming known as Blade, he has the ability to sense supernatural phenomenon, enabling him to identify Dimensional Beings and quickly react to incoming threats, making him effective at hunting the most powerful beings in the Battlerealm.

Base Stats & Abilities

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

  • Health: 14444
  • Attack: 1317
  • Max PI:
    • Without Signature: 3810
    • With Signature (99): 4683

Character Class: Skill

Basic Abilities: Power Gain, Danger Sense, Bleed

When nearby Bleeding Opponents

  • For every stack of Bleed on the opponent, Blade generates 7% of a Bar of Power per second.

Passive:

  • When against Dimensional Beings, Danger Sense activates and grants Blade 1053.6 Attack Rating while also reducing the opponent’s Ability Accuracy by 40%. This Ability Accuracy reduction ignores Dimensional Beings’ Immunities.
  • Blade’s immune system attacks alien substances, shrugging off Debuffs up to 95% faster based on current Power.

Well Timed Blocks:

  • 100% chance to inflict Bleed, dealing 395.1 Direct Damage over 2 seconds.

Special 1: Go for the Head and the Heart – A powerful sword and glaive attack, inflicting deep wounds upon the opponent.

  • Inflicts Bleed, dealing 1317 Direct Damage over 10 seconds.

Special 2: Safety’s Off – This fast multi-hit sword art finishes with a blast from Blade’s machine pistol.

  • This attack receives 2000 additional Critical Rating.
  • Inflicts Bleed on Critical Hits, dealing 230.48 Direct Damage per stack over 1 second. For each Bleed inflicted, Blade instantly generates 8% of a Bar of Power.

Special 3: Day Walker’s Wrath – Blade throws both his glaives in an arc and immediately starts to strike his opponent with his sword, allowing for just enough time for his glaives to return and land the finishing blow.

  • Inflicts 3 stacks of Bleed, each dealing 1843.8 Direct Damage over 13 seconds.
  • 70% chance to Stun for 3 seconds.

Signature Ability: Vampiric Immortality – Blade consumes his own Power to recover from injuries at amazing rates.

  • When Holding Block while below 70% Health, Blade’s healing factor allows him to recover 722.2 Health for the cost of 50~30% of a Bar of Power per second.

Synergy Bonuses

Spirit of Justice

  • Blade: Danger Sense bonuses expand to include all Villain Champions.
  • Ghost Rider: +50% chance to place a Judgment.

Demon Hunter

  • Blade: Danger Sense bonuses expand to include all Mystic Champions.
  • Mephisto, Dormammu: Opponent’s Energy Resistance is reduced by 30%

Heightened Senses

  • Blade: +45% Potency for Danger Sense Bonuses
  • Spider-Man (Stark Enhanced): Starts the fight with 3 Poise charges.

Recommended Masteries

Deep Wounds

  • Blade’s Well Timed Block and Special 2 Attacks can inflict a lot of short duration Bleeds and Deep Wounds will greatly enhance their damage.

Recovery

  • Blade’s Signature Ability and Recovery will allow him to regain more Health while still paying the same amount of Power per second.

Courage

  • Blade can precisely control the amount of Health he has while below 70% Health, making it easier to stay just below the 50% Health range and benefiting from Courage’s Attack Rating increase.

Strengths

Magik

  • Blade’s Danger Sense will always activate against Dimensional Beings, reducing their opponent’s Ability Accuracy while also granting Blade a huge attack increase. This means Magik’s Limbo will activate less frequently in a fight.

Archangel

  • Blade is able to reduce the potency and duration of Debuffs based on how much Power he has, making it a great counter against Champions that rely heavily on Debuffs in order to inflict most of their damage.

Mystic Champions and Villain Champions

  • Blade’s Synergies allows him to activate Danger Sense against all Mystic and Villain Champions in The Contest. Watch out for your opponent’s Champion Tags!

Weaknesses

Dormammu and Iceman

  • Any opponents that are immune to Bleed will greatly reduce Blade’s damage output and make him unable to gain Power when nearby Bleeding opponents.

Civil Warrior and Scarlet Witch

  • Heal Block will neutralize Blade’s Signature Ability Regeneration aspect but Blade will still pay the Power cost.