CHAMPION SPOTLIGHT – HUMAN TORCH

A founding member of the Fantastic Four, the Human Torch (aka Johnny Storm) gets his chance to prove he’s the hottest Champion to ever enter The Contest. His preview bundle is your chance to try him before his character is released on April 18th at 10 AM PDT.

About The Human Torch

Hot-headed Johnny Storm was one of four people on the space flight accident that gave rise to the Fantastic Four. After their ship was bathed in cosmic radiation, Johnny gained the ability to create and control fire. In addition to generating powerful blasts of flame, he can envelop his body in plasma, giving him the ability to fly. Now dubbed “Human Torch”, he and the rest of the Fantastic Four are taking The Contest by storm. Flame On!

The Human Torch’s Mechanics

Human Torch places tons of Incinerate Debuffs on the Opponent through both his basic and Special attacks. He can also increase his Temperature to increase the duration of all his Incinerates. Use his Pre-Fight Ability to enter Nova Form and all his Incinerates become Nova Flames, inflicting Power Sting and bypassing Immunity!

Base Stats & Abilities
*All stats based on 4-Star, Rank 5, Level 50, Signature Level 99

Base Stats & Abilities
*All stats based on 4-Star, Rank 5, Level 50, Signature Level 99

Health: 14900
Attack: 1165

Max PI:

  • Without Signature: 3840
  • With Signature (99): 4782

*All stats based on 5-Star, Rank 5, Level 65, Signature Level 200

Health: 29874
Attack: 2335

Max PI:

  • Without Signature: 7734
  • With Signature (200): 10530

Character Class: Science

Basic Abilities: Pre-Fight Ability, Temperature, Incinerate, Nova Flame

Strengths

  • Mystics, especially Mephisto
    • Human Torch has a great matchup against Mystic champions by default, as their attacks increase his Temperature and place a Smoulder on him.
      And while Mephisto will enjoy increased Power Gain from Human Torch’s Incinerates, once Johnny enters Nova Form that Power will backfire, due to the Power Stings placed by Nova Flame. Mephisto’s Aura of Incineration will also put Smoulders on Human Torch.
  • Energy damage
    • Similar to his Mystic matchup, Human Torch benefits from taking hits from Energy attacks. These attacks will naturally push his Temperature up, and since contact attacks against Human Torch have a chance to Incinerate the Opponent, they may even put him into Nova Form without him having to throw a punch.

Weaknesses

  • Incinerate Immunity, ex. Red Hulk
    • As you might guess, Champions that are immune to Incinerate are problematic for Human Torch. While he can bypass the immunity with Nova Flame, the only ways he can access those against immune Champions is by Special Attack 3, and his Pre-Fight ability. Red Hulk is especially challenging, as Incinerates used against him grant him Heat Charges.
  • Long-duration Bleeds, ex. Nick Fury
    • The duration of Johnny’s Incinerates and Nova Flames is 4 seconds shorter while he’s Bleeding. The Incinerates caused by his basic attacks and from receiving a contact attack last 3 and 4 seconds respectively, so if he’s Bleeding they will apply then immediately expire. He can compensate for this by keeping his Temperature up and increasing their duration, but Temperature falls off faster if the Opponent doesn’t have many Incinerates on them, which will definitely be the case if their duration is so short.

HUMAN TORCH Pre-Fight Bug – Fix Coming in 23.0

Unique to Human Torch is a Pre-Fight ability that makes him significantly stronger for the next fight. In order to access this ability, he must consume a Persistent Charge.

Human Torch is limited to 1 Persistent Charge per Quest.

Designed to be limited and activated solely by the originating champion, this Pre-Fight ability has encountered a bug –exposing Human Torch to multiple activations and unlimited possibilities.

A fix is forthcoming in 23.0 the week of April 22, 2019. Look for Human Torch to regain his unique Pre-Fight ability, prepared to fight stronger… and he’s mad as hell.

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