Champion Spotlight – Silver Surfer

About SILVER SURFER


To protect his planet from certain Annihilation, Norrin Radd relinquished his life to become the Silver Surfer, a Herald of Galactus. Now imbued with the Power Cosmic, the Silver Surfer travels the galaxy in search of new planets to feed Galactus’ insatiable hunger.


SILVER SURFER’s Mechanics

Silver Surfer’s gameplay is focused on creating and maintaining as many unique Buffs as possible. Each Unique Buff increases his on hit energy damage and enables him to create new powerful buffs when launching Special Attacks.

Base Stats & Abilities

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


HEALTH: 15850

ATTACK: 1092

MAX PI:  

  • WITHOUT SIGNATURE: 3976
  • WITH SIGNATURE (99): 5087

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

HEALTH: 31779

ATTACK: 2189

MAX PI:   

  • WITHOUT SIGNATURE: 8005
  • WITH SIGNATURE (200): 10900 

Character Class: Cosmic

Basic Abilities:  Power Cosmic, Power Rate, Fury, Armor, Phase

Strengths – 

  • Incinerate, Coldsnap, Shock Debuffs
    • Each Incinerate, Coldnsap, or Shock Debuff on Silver Surfer deals 100% reduced damage and counts as a Unique Buff for his abilities, greatly increasing his potential damage output.
    • Mixed with the Willpower Mastery, Silver Surfer will be able to regenerate health while affected by these Debuffs.  
  • High Energy Damage 
    • Each Unique Buff deals a burst of energy damage on hit. 
    • Silver Surfer’s Special 2 greatly increases the amount of damage generated by this ability. 
  • Counters Miss Champions
    • Silver Surfer gains a new Vigilance Buff with his Special 1 allowing him to bypass Champions relient on Miss Abilities. 
    • If planned correctly this Buff can be refreshed by Silver Surfer’s other abilities to increase the amount of time it’s available. 

Weaknesses – 

  • Nullify
    • Nullify, Fateseal, and Stagger abilities will shut down Silver Surfer. If players can keep him below three unique Buffs most of his potent abilities will never trigger.
  • Ability Accuracy Modification
    • Lowering Silver Surfer’s ability accuracy is another good route when trying to slow him down. Likewise to Nullifies this will prevent him from ever ramping up his Buff count.
  • Energy Damage Resistance
    • Energy damage is the primary source of Silver Surfer’s damage. Facing an Opponent with high energy resistances will stifle his offensive potential significantly.

ABILITIES: 

Passive: 

  • Silver Surfer takes -100% damage from Coldsnap, Incinerate, and Shock Debuffs. Each stack of these Debuffs count as a Unique Buff for any of Silver Surfer’s abilities. 
  • Each hit deals a Burst of 136.5 Energy Damage for each Unique Buff. This scales with base attack only.

Developer’s Note: 

This burst of energy damage on hit will be Silver Surfer’s primary source of damage. Silver Surfer will excel when Hunting Champions that have little energy resistances or weaknesses to energy damage.

Power Cosmic Buff: 

  • At the start of the Fight, Silver Surfer generates an indefinite Power Cosmic Buff. If this Buff ends for any reason it will return in 9.0 seconds.
  • While the Power Cosmic Buff is active Silver Surfer rotates between dormant icons every 2 seconds in the order of Power Rate, Fury, then Armor Up.
  • Consuming the Power Cosmic Buff converts the dormant icon into an active Buff and inflicts 3 Armor Break Debuffs each reducing the Opponent’s Armor Rating by 352.94 for 12.0 seconds. Max 3 Stacks. 

Developer’s Note: 

The Power Cosmic Buff is a Buff that will be present almost all of the fight. While the Buff itself has no effect, it does count as a Unique Buff for Silver Surfer’s other abilities.  

Rotating Buffs – Max 2 of Each: 

  • Refresh the expiry of all active Buffs when creating a Rotating Buff that does not already exist.
  • Power Rate: Increase Power Rate by 15% for 15.0 seconds. 
  • Fury: Increase Attack Rating by 546 for 24.0 seconds.
  • Armor Up: Increase Armor Rating by 2000 for 24.0 seconds.

Developer’s Note: 

The key to playing Silver Surfer will be mastering when to activate these Buffs. As long as the Rotating Buff isn’t already active, Silver Surfer will refresh the Duration of every active Buff. This includes the Vigilance or Unblockable Buffs from his Special attacks and even the Phase from his Heavy Attack.

When Charging a Heavy Attack: 

  • If available, consume the Power Cosmic Buff and create a Phase Buff, causing Opponent’s 100% chance to miss for 1.10 second(s). 

Developer’s Note: 

This ability will be the most reliable way for Silver Surfer to consume his Power Cosmic Buff and create his available Rotating Buff. Players should Charge a Heavy Attack and cancel the charging animation with a Special Attack to maximize active Unique Buffs.

Special Attacks: 

  • Pause the Duration of Silver Surfer’s Power Cosmic Buff Cooldown, his Rotating Dormant icons and all active Buffs until the Special Attack ends.

Developer’s Note: 

This ability makes it easier for Silver Surfer players to maintain all of their Buffs and not worry about one ending during a Special Attack. 

Special 1: Force of Will

  • If available, consume the Power Cosmic Buff and create 2 Buffs based on whichever dormant icon was active. 
  • If at least 3 Unique Buffs are active when launching this Special Attack gain a Vigilance Buff allowing all attacks to bypass Miss for 12.0 seconds.

Developer’s Note: 

This Special Attack provides a quick way to gain multiple stacks of a Buff and allows Silver Surfer to generate a new Unique Buff, Vigilance.


Special 2: Test of Might

  • Silver Surfer increases the potency of any bursts of Energy or Physical damage by 180% for the duration of this Special Attack.
  • If at least 3 Unique Buffs were active when launching this Special Attack, Silver Surfer creates an Unblockable Buff for 4.0 seconds.

Developer’s Note: 

Once Silver Surfer is sitting on a comfortable number of Unique Buffs launching the Special 2 can be devastating for the Opponent Champion. If the Unblockable Buff is something to be desired, players can hold onto their Power Cosmic Buff until after this Special Attack has concluded and refresh it’s duration. 

Special 3: Lack of Patience 

  • Gain an Aptitude Buff increasing the potency of Silver Surfer’s Fury, Armor Up and Precision Buffs by 25% for 24.0 seconds, then Retrigger each of Silver Surfer’s active Rotating Buffs. Max 1.
  • Each Aptitude Buff on Silver Surfer also increases the potency of his Power Rate Buffs by 25%

Developer’s Note: 

By retriggering all of Silver Surfer’s Rotating Buffs they gain the beneficial effects provided by the Aptitude. 

Signature Ability – Energies of the Universe

  • All Buffs on Silver Surfer have 5~50% increased Potency.

Developer’s Note: 

This Signature Ability will greatly increase the potency of any Buffs activated by Synergies or Silver Surfer’s Kit. 

Synergy Bonuses:

Mine Travels through Space: Mysterio, Night Thrasher

  • Silver Surfer: Board attacks generate 30% less power for the Opponent.
  • Night Thrasher: Board attacks deal a burst of 5% bonus Physical Damage for each Unique Debuff on the Opponent.

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  • Mysterio: Mysterio’s advantages against Spider-Verse champions extends to all Hero Champions. 
  • Unique Synergy: Does not stack with duplicate Synergies.

Herald of Galactus: (coming soon)

  • Silver Surfer: Once per fight, if Silver Surfer were to lose more than 25% of his life in a single hit he instead consumes the Power Cosmic Buff and gains an Indestructible Buff for 6.0 seconds.
  • Unique Synergy: Does not stack with duplicate Synergies.

Secret Defenders: Hulk, Doctor Strange

  • Silver Surfer: Reduce the cooldown of Silver Surfer’s Power Cosmic Buff by 3.0 seconds. 
  • Hulk: All of Hulk’s Fury Buffs are Passive effects and grant 100 bonus Critical Rating when striking a Stunned Opponent.
  • Doctor Strange: Increase the Potency of each of Doctor Strange’s Blessings by 25%.
  • Unique Synergy: Does not stack with duplicate Synergies.

Friends: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Women, Thing, Human Torch

  • All Champions gain +95 Armor Rating.

Enemies: Mephisto, Dr. Doom, Annihilus

  • All Champions gain +115 Critical Rating.

Recommended Masteries

  • Dexterity:
    • The Precision granted by Dexterity counts as an additional Unique Buff for Silver Surfer’s abilities. 
    • If activating Dexterity, then Charging a Heavy Attack to activate Phase and create a Rotating Buff, Silver Surfer will have 3 Unique Buffs before launching a Special Attack.
  • Willpower:
    • Due to Silver Surfer’s unique Immunities, he keeps the Debuffs without taking any of the Damage allowing Willpower to freely regenerate. 
  • Extended Fury:
    • Any increases to the duration of Silver Surfer’s Buffs will make refreshing them much easier. Combine this Mastery with Synergies provided by other champions to increase Silver Surfer’s Buff Duration significantly.