Ebony Maw



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Class

mystic

Tier

Occasionally Useful

Tier

Douchebag

Released

2019-05-30

Bio

A master of manipulation and overall evil genius, Ebony Maw is Thanos’s most trusted lieutenant, never failing him even once. Focusing on his strong telekinetic abilities rather than raw physical strength, Ebony Maw curves and bends the environment around him with ease. Additionally, his superhumanly persuasive voice allows him to sway even the strongest minds.

Tags

#Defensive: Utility
#Size: M
#Thanos's Army

Hints

Strengths added by admin 0 0
  • Opponents that take awhile to ramp up: Any opponent that take awhile to ramp up will be a good target for Ebony Maw since it gives him the perfect opportunity to persuade them before they’re able to fully ramp up to their full potential.
  • Power Control: Ebony Maw can steal Power Gain buffs by landing a Heavy Attack, making targets such as Hyperion much more manageable. Additionally Ebony Maw’s heavy attack and Special 3 Attack steals some of the opponents power making him a great option for power control.
  • Non-Contact Nullify: Ebony Maw’s Special 1 Attack doesn’t have to hit the opponent to Nullify up to 1 buff. This can be great in dangerous situations such as when the opponent has an Unstoppable Buff.
  • Bypass Guaranteed Critical Hits: Ebony Maw can be extremely dangerous when brought into the right match-up since all guaranteed critical hits will miss instead, say goodnight Corvus.
Weaknesses added by admin 0 0
  • Champions With No Buffs: One of the reasons Ebony Maw is dangerous is because he can nullify Buffs without landing a hit, allowing him to inflict Degeneration without making contact, however, this ability falls short when his opponent has no Buffs to Nullify.
  • Long Reaching Heavy Attacks: When knocked down by a Heavy Attack Ebony Maw’s focus is broken, this gives opponents with long reaching Heavy Attacks a huge advantage since they can easily keep his focus broken.
  • Champions Who Inflict Non-Damaging Debuffs: When suffering from Non-damaging Debuffs Ebony Maw takes double the time to focus. This makes it difficult for him to build persuasion and gives the opponent the opportunity (if played right) to keep his focus broken for the whole fight.

Abilities

Signature ability

Deteriorating Mind
Passive
When the Opponent Misses an attack they are inflicted with a Degeneration Passive, dealing X damage over X seconds.
Each time Ebony Maw Nullifies a Buff or Activates a Special Attack he places 1 Deterioration Passive on his Opponent.
When Ebony Maw inflicts a Degeneration, all Deterioration Passives are consumed, each increasing the potency of the Degeneration by X%.

Abilities

Missions from Thanos
Ebony Maw has 3 missions to complete. Each mission can only be completed once per fight. Completing all 3 missions in a single fight grants Ebony Maw 5 Persistent Charge, up to a maximum of 20.
Each time Ebony Maw completes a mission, he inflicts the Opponent with a Degeneration Passive, dealing X damage over 4 seconds.
When the fight starts, Ebony Maw inflicts the Opponent with 1 Deterioration Passive for every Persistent Charge.
Mission 1: Mastermind: Nullify a Buff from the Opponent.
Mission 2: Manipulator: Cause the Opponent to lose Power.
Mission 3: Unwavering: Cause the Opponent to Falter and Miss.
Guaranteed Miss on Critical Hits
If the Opponent doesn’t have Class Advantage, Ebony Maw causes all guaranteed Critical Hits to Miss.
Non-contact Basic Hits
Ebony Maw’s first Light Attack is the only Basic hit to make contact with the Opponent.
Persuasive Voice
If Ebony Maw isn't focused, he begins focusing on the Opponent’s mind for 5 seconds understanding their mental state. This time is doubled if he's under the effect of 1 or more non-damaging Debuffs.
Once focused, the Opponent gains 1 Persuasion every 0.5 seconds.
When struck by the Opponent’s Heavy Attack or Special Attack 3, Ebony Maw's focus is broken.
For every 20 Persuasion the Opponent gains, they are inflicted with a Falter Passive lasting 3 seconds. Increasing to 5 seconds against Cosmics. Enemies inflicted with Falter have a 100% chance to Miss.
At 100 Persuasion the Opponent is Persuaded and inflicted with a Black Tongue Passive, reducing Power Gain from all sources by 40%. Black Tongue is not affected by Ability Accuracy and lasts for the rest of the fight.
While Black Tongue is active the Opponent is inflicted with 1 Deterioration Passive every 2 seconds.
Deteriorations
Passive
Deterioration Passives last indefinitely until consumed, each reducing the potency of the Opponent's Fury effects by a flat 5%, stacking up to a maximum of 20 times.
Special Attack 2: Inflicts the Opponent with a Degeneration Passive, dealing X damage over 4 seconds.
Nullify is an ability that can remove opponent's beneficial effects.
Special Attack 1:
When activated and with each hit, Ebony Maw Nullifies 1 Fury, Cruelty, or Precision Buff from his Opponent. This expands to all Buffs if the Opponent is inflicted with Black Tongue.
If no Buffs were Nullified during this attack, the Opponent gains a Fury Buff increasing their Attack Rating by 0 for 6 seconds.
Power Steal allows a Champion to steal the Power away from their opponent's Power Meter and add it to their own.
Heavy Attacks: Landing a Heavy Attack steals all the Opponent’s Power Gain Buffs and 10% of their current Power.
Special Attack 3: Ebony Maw reaches into his Opponent’s mind depleting all their current Power, gaining 35% of the Power depleted for himself over the next 4 seconds.

Special attacks

1: Unseen blades

Ebony Maw forms sharp blades from the objects in his vicinity, slashing the opponent with multiple strikes.
Nullify:
When activated and with each hit, Ebony Maw Nullifies 1 Fury, Cruelty, or Precision Buff from his Opponent. This expands to all Buffs if the Opponent is inflicted with Black Tongue.
If no Buffs were Nullified during this attack, the Opponent gains a Fury Buff increasing their Attack Rating by 0 for 6 seconds.

2: Environmental Manipulation

Ebony Maw manipulates the ground beneath his opponent, knocking them back and forming spikes from nearby debris to hurl at them.
Degeneration: Inflicts the Opponent with a Degeneration Passive, dealing X damage over 4 seconds.

3: Microsurgery Paralysis

Ebony Maw uses his telekinetic abilities to lift his opponent into the air drawing them closer before impaling them with microsurgery needles.
Power Steal: Ebony Maw reaches into his Opponent’s mind depleting all their current Power, gaining 35% of the Power depleted for himself over the next 4 seconds.

Availability

2* 3* 4* 5* 6*
Premium Hero Crystal: already available (since 2019-09-10)

Synergies


Enemies
Critical Rating

Enemies
Critical Rating

Enemies
Critical Rating

Enemies
Critical Rating

Enemies
Critical Rating
* Synergy Champions
2* Enemies level 1
All Champions gain +85 Critical Rating
2* Enemies level 1
All Champions gain +85 Critical Rating
3* Enemies level 2
All Champions gain +115 Critical Rating
3* Enemies level 2
All Champions gain +115 Critical Rating
3* Lieutenants of the Black Order
All Members of Thanos Army: When the fight starts, gain a Precision Passive increasing Critical Rating by 50% for 20 seconds.
4* Cull of the Maw
Ebony Maw: Charging a Heavy Attack for 0.5 seconds grants the Opponent an indefinite Fury Buff, increasing their Attack Rating by 0%.
Cull Obsidian: When 1 or more Thanos’ Favor Buffs expire, gain a Fury Buff granting 10% attack for 10 seconds. Fury Buffs gained in this way will not stack.
4* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
4* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
4* Lieutenants of the Black Order
All Members of Thanos Army: When the fight starts, gain a Precision Passive increasing Critical Rating by 50% for 20 seconds.
5* Cull of the Maw
Ebony Maw: Charging a Heavy Attack for 0.5 seconds grants the Opponent an indefinite Fury Buff, increasing their Attack Rating by 0%.
Cull Obsidian: When 1 or more Thanos’ Favor Buffs expire, gain a Fury Buff granting 10% attack for 10 seconds. Fury Buffs gained in this way will not stack.
5* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
5* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
5* Lieutenants of the Black Order
All Members of Thanos Army: When the fight starts, gain a Precision Passive increasing Critical Rating by 50% for 20 seconds.
6* Cull of the Maw
Ebony Maw: Charging a Heavy Attack for 0.5 seconds grants the Opponent an indefinite Fury Buff, increasing their Attack Rating by 0%.
Cull Obsidian: When 1 or more Thanos’ Favor Buffs expire, gain a Fury Buff granting 10% attack for 10 seconds. Fury Buffs gained in this way will not stack.
6* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
6* Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
6* Lieutenants of the Black Order
All Members of Thanos Army: When the fight starts, gain a Precision Passive increasing Critical Rating by 50% for 20 seconds.
External synergies:
Champion * Synergy
3*
4*
5*
6*
Display of Strength
Cull Obsidian: New Mission: Show your Might: Knockout a Champion while the Rout Buff is active. This mission can only be completed once each Quest.
4*
5*
6*
Enemies level 3
All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating
4*
5*
6*
Unphased
Synergy Members: When the Opponent Misses, generate 10% of a Bar of Power.
Synergy teams:
N/A

Duel targets

Kind Summoner Rank/Level PI Verified Actions
3*
Eboni mo
358 2020-06-15  Copy

Arena

Kind Starts Cutoff
5* featured 2019-06-03
5* featured 2019-05-30
4* featured 2019-06-03
4* featured 2019-05-30
4* basic 2019-11-25
4* basic 2019-11-21
3* featured 2019-06-03
3* featured 2019-05-30

Guides

Preview Kind Author Published
6 Star Ebony Maw Level Up & Gameplay - STACKED NOODLE 0 0
gameplay Seatin Man of Legends 2019-06-15
--- Champion Spotlight 0 0
spotlight Marvel Contest of Champions 2019-05-21
--- Champion Spotlight with full stats 0 0
spotlight Marvel Contest of Champions 2019-05-21

History

Date Game version Title
2020-02-03 25.3 Version 25.3 Rebalancing
Persistent Charge:
  • Change Persistent Charge (PV) mechanic to stack up to 20 from 6
  • PV charges gained from completing all missions increased to 5 from 1
Ramping Value:
  • Persuasion timer reduced to 0.5 from 0.7
  • Potency of Black Tongue up to 40% from 30%
  • Deterioration Passive timer decreased to 2 seconds from 6
Damage Output:
  • Degeneration effect changed to modified attack from base attack
  • Degeneration damage increased to 0.3 attack from 0.2 attack
Signature Ability
  • Changed to a % increase rather than a flat amount to increase overall damage potential.
These changes are not intended to push Ebony Maw to the top of our DPS Charts, but rather give him some offensive usage and increase his damage to a baseline level. This will also enhance his defensive viability and hopefully encourage players to “respect the Maw” on defense, since his Falter mechanic will come into play much more frequently if they don’t follow his rules.
Additionally with the boost to damage, Ebony Maw will be much more dangerous on attack-enhancing nodes across all modes.
These changes will allow Ebony Maw to ramp up throughout a quest much quicker, and have him deal a lot more damage in the fights he is suited for. Additionally we expect to see his win rates rise to a respectable level in Alliance War Defense, and other modes where players encounter him.

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