Annihilus



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Class

cosmic

Tier

Low Demi-God

Released

2019-04-04
Cosmic Control Rod
purify Nullify, Fateseal or Stagger
immune to Incinerate, Frostbite/Coldsnap, Power Drain/Steal/Burn/Lock and Enervate
Stifle
playable character
large benefit from synergies

Bio

After the Fantastic Four opened a portal to the Negative Zone in search of anti-particles, they encountered Annihilus. A vicious, raving, and paranoid insectoid creature ruling over the Negative Zone. Aided by his most prized possession, the Cosmic Control Rod, Annihilus has waged an all out war on every living thing in the Universe for it’s only way he can ensure nothing can ever threaten his life or his precious Cosmic Control Rod.

Tags

#Offensive: Burst
#Size: M
#Villain

Hints

Strengths 0 0
  • Unstoppable pressure: Annihilus only needs to land a single hit to put his opponent into a bad situation. Once they’ve been stifled, dashing back will gift Annihilus an Unstoppable Buff allowing him to freely advance on his Opponent and loop them back into more pressure.
  • Immunity to Power Manipulation: Annihilus forces players to bait out his Special Attacks to prevent him from reaching a Special 3. Any attempts to lower his power will be instantly negated and any attempts to Taunt Annihilus will only be met with pain.
Weaknesses 0 0
  • Dependent on Cosmic Control Rod: Annihilus is highly susceptible to Nullifies, Fate Seals, and Staggers. Each time a Buff is to be removed by one of these effects, the Cosmic Control Rod will be the first to go, along with it all of his Immunities and his Ability to perform Obliterating Strikes.

Abilities

Signature ability

Tremble Before Me
Passive
While Annihilus’ Opponent's back is near a wall, Annihilus Gains 1 Passive Aptitude Buff, increasing the Potency of all Fury, Armor Up, and Precision Buffs by X%.
While Annihilus’ back is near a wall he gains a Passive Block Penetration Buff, allowing all attacks to ignore X% of the Opponent's Block Proficiency.

Abilities

Cosmic Control Rod
Annihilus gains the Cosmic Control Rod at the Start of the Fight.
Whenever the opponent activates a Nullify, Fateseal, or Stagger ability, The effect is Purified and the Cosmic Control Rod is removed for 10 seconds.
Immune to Incinerate, Frostbite, Coldsnap, Power Drain, Power Steal, Power Burn, Power Lock, and Enervate.
While Taunted, gain True Accuracy, Unblockable, and Unstoppable.
Obliterating Strikes
While the Cosmic Control Rod is active, all Attacks have a 60% chance to be an Obliterating Strike.
Obliterating Strikes are not affected by Ability Accuracy reduction.
Obliterating Strikes inflict Armor Break, reducing Armor Rating by X for 5 seconds.
Annihilus is Immune to incoming Stun Debuffs while launching an Obliterating Strike.
Stifle
Max 12
Whenever Annihilus would inflict an Armor Break, he also has a 100% chance to inflict Stifle, reducing Offensive Power Gain by 9% for 4 seconds.
While the Opponent is Stifled, Annihilus' first Medium Attack in a combo removes 1 Stifle and generates 1 Fury Buff, increasing Attack Rating by X for 0.9 seconds.
If the Opponent Dashes Back while Stifled, Annihilus removes 1 Stifle and gains 1 Unstoppable Buff lasting 0.9 seconds.
IT'S MIIIIINE--!
When the Cosmic Control Rod is Removed, Annihilus gains 3 Fury Buffs, each increasing Attack Rating by X for 10 seconds.

Special attacks

1: Control Infestation

Annihilus pounces onto his prey with two quick strikes, then fires a swarm of Control bugs to infest and dominate their mind.
Stifle: Each hit Refreshes all Stifle Debuffs on the Opponent, the Final Hit Pauses the Duration of all active Stifles for 6 seconds.
Power Gain: Any Paused Stifles on the Opponent increase Annihilus’ Offensive Power Gain by 9%.

2: Cosmic Obliteration

Annihlus cripples his Opponent with a burst of wind before unleashing a Devastating blast of energy from the Cosmic Control Rod.
Fury: When Activating this Special, Annihilus consumes every Stifle on the Opponent, each generating 1 Fury increasing Attack Rating by X for 18 seconds.

3: The Living Death That Walks

Annihilus projects a horrific aura of fear, capable of crippling the minds of even the strongest willed Champions in the Realm.
Stifle:
Annihilus inflicts the Opponent with 10 Stifle Debuffs, each reducing Offensive Power Gain by 9% for 4 seconds.
Until the Opponent has 0 Stifles remaining, the duration of Stifle Debuffs is increased by 125%.

Availability

2* 3* 4* 5* 6*
Premium Hero Crystal: already available (since 2019-07-16)

Synergies


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Enemies
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Challenger
* Synergy Champions
2* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
3* Challenger
Annihilus: Every time Annihilus’ Opponent activates a Fury effect, Annihilus gains an Armor Up Buff increasing Armor Rating by 8% for 4 seconds.
Hulk (Ragnarok): While Face Me is active, Hulk gains a Passive Fury boosting attack damage by 12%.
Contingency Plan: Whenever Hulk (Ragnarok) Strikes Annihilus with a SMASH attack, Annihilus gains 1 Fury Buff increasing Attack Rating by 100% for 4 seconds.
3* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
4* Challenger
Annihilus: Every time Annihilus’ Opponent activates a Fury effect, Annihilus gains an Armor Up Buff increasing Armor Rating by 8% for 4 seconds.
Hulk (Ragnarok): While Face Me is active, Hulk gains a Passive Fury boosting attack damage by 12%.
Contingency Plan: Whenever Hulk (Ragnarok) Strikes Annihilus with a SMASH attack, Annihilus gains 1 Fury Buff increasing Attack Rating by 100% for 4 seconds.
4* Double Negative
Annihilus: Annihilus is Taunted for 0.5 seconds when Striking an Auto Blocking Opponent while Cosmic Control Rod is active. While Taunted, his Attack Rating is reduced by 40%.
Darkhawk: Attack Rating increased by 9% while in any mode.
Contingency Plan: If Annihilus is fighting Darkhawk, Darkhawk's Armor Rating is decreased by 15% while in any mode.
4* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
5* Challenger
Annihilus: Every time Annihilus’ Opponent activates a Fury effect, Annihilus gains an Armor Up Buff increasing Armor Rating by 8% for 4 seconds.
Hulk (Ragnarok): While Face Me is active, Hulk gains a Passive Fury boosting attack damage by 12%.
Contingency Plan: Whenever Hulk (Ragnarok) Strikes Annihilus with a SMASH attack, Annihilus gains 1 Fury Buff increasing Attack Rating by 100% for 4 seconds.
5* Double Negative
Annihilus: Annihilus is Taunted for 0.5 seconds when Striking an Auto Blocking Opponent while Cosmic Control Rod is active. While Taunted, his Attack Rating is reduced by 40%.
Darkhawk: Attack Rating increased by 9% while in any mode.
Contingency Plan: If Annihilus is fighting Darkhawk, Darkhawk's Armor Rating is decreased by 15% while in any mode.
5* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
6* Challenger
Annihilus: Every time Annihilus’ Opponent activates a Fury effect, Annihilus gains an Armor Up Buff increasing Armor Rating by 8% for 4 seconds.
Hulk (Ragnarok): While Face Me is active, Hulk gains a Passive Fury boosting attack damage by 12%.
Contingency Plan: Whenever Hulk (Ragnarok) Strikes Annihilus with a SMASH attack, Annihilus gains 1 Fury Buff increasing Attack Rating by 100% for 4 seconds.
6* Double Negative
Annihilus: Annihilus is Taunted for 0.5 seconds when Striking an Auto Blocking Opponent while Cosmic Control Rod is active. While Taunted, his Attack Rating is reduced by 40%.
Darkhawk: Attack Rating increased by 9% while in any mode.
Contingency Plan: If Annihilus is fighting Darkhawk, Darkhawk's Armor Rating is decreased by 15% while in any mode.
6* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
External synergies:
Champion * Synergy
4*
5*
6*
Fantastic Rage
Doctor Doom: Heavy Attacks are guaranteed critical hits while the Opponent is suffering from a Stagger effect.
3*
4*
5*
6*
Fantastic Fiends
Mole Man: While Frenzied, Mole Man’s attacks lower Defensive Ability Accuracy by 50% fighting against the #Fantastic Four.
Diablo, Annihilus, Doctor Doom, Terrax: 20% chance to Purify a Debuff.
3*
4*
5*
6*
Total Annihilation
Nova: Gain +40% Perfect Block chance when triggering Auto-Block.
Annihilus: +65% Physical Resistance while Unstoppable.
3*
Enemies level 1
All Champions gain +85 Critical Rating
4*
Enemies level 2
All Champions gain +115 Critical Rating
5*
6*
Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
3*
4*
5*
6*
Prisoner
Terrax: +15% Attack Rating.
Annihilus: All Fury Buffs last an additional 1 second(s).
Synergy teams:
N/A

Duel targets

N/A

Arena

Kind Starts Cutoff
5* featured 2020-02-03 34 764 305
5* featured 2020-01-30 33 007 040
5* featured 2019-04-08
5* featured 2019-04-04
4* featured 2020-02-03 6 229 354
4* featured 2020-01-30 5 791 119
4* featured 2019-04-08
4* featured 2019-04-04
4* basic 2019-09-30
4* basic 2019-09-26
3* featured 2020-02-03
3* featured 2020-01-30
3* featured 2019-04-08
3* featured 2019-04-04

Guides

Preview Kind Author Published
5 Star Annihilus Rank Up & Gameplay - Fantastic Four Villain 0 0
gameplay Seatin Man of Legends 2019-04-21
--- Champion Spotlight 0 0
spotlight Marvel Contest of Champions 2019-04-05
--- Champion Spotlight with full stats 0 0
spotlight Marvel Contest of Champions 2019-04-03

History

Date Game version Title
2020-03-30 26.1 Version 26.1 Fix
All hits of Special 2 attacks are correctly acting as Energy Projectiles.
2020-02-03 25.3 Version 25.3 Rebalancing
Intention of his Changes:
  • Increase his attacker potency without affecting his win rate on defense
  • Give Annihilus more time to capitalize on the Furies he creates from his Special 2.
  • A single Special Attack from the Opponent would waste almost half of the duration. Annihilus' play style is very aggressive and would often leave his Opponents with lots of power.
Actual Changes:
  • Increase the duration of the Fury he converts from his Special 2 from 12 seconds to 18 seconds.
  • Added a timer icon to display how long the Special 1 pauses Stifles on the Opponent.
2019-07-03 24.0 Version 24.0 Change
Differentiated the Icon for Stifle so it no longer looks too similar to the Power Lock Icon.
2019-04-24 23.0 Version 23.0 Fix
Clarified the description of his Cosmic Control Rod and fixed an issue where the Synergy with Hulk (Ragnarok) could trigger off some Weakness Debuffs.

Relations

Kind Title Actions
counter champion Captain America (Infinity War)
use kinetic potential to nullify unstoppable thus removing cosmic control rod
counter ability Stagger
counter ability Nullify
counter ability Fate Seal

Comments

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