Psylock is my only level 141, and she has served me well! I have only gotten exactly 13 covers for her though, and they are 5/4/4. So, I am trying to decide if I should go for the full black or full blue. Not a lot of people seem to run her though, so I haven't fought her much, but she seems to do pretty decent for me on the defense. When she kills you, is it usually just a combination of red/black, or is it a lucky blue?
Thanks for your help!
Yeah, usually when her blue goes off, i get 19 of some mana color I can't use, but that's not really Psylock's fault, it's mine for not haveing a full rainbow of actives. I thought that perhaps a 2-countdown blue might be super nasty if I could actually use all colors. But extra 2 points in black is a surprisingly large amount of damage. I just don't know!
5 in blue is pointless at this point because of the two game breaking blue skills in the game (Magnetic Field and ATU). Unless you're just trying to be different or there's some kind of roster limitation there's just no reason to go for anything cute when you got two blue abilities that are simply way better. In a hypothetically balanced world, 5 in blue would actually be pretty useful, but I'm not sure where you can give up the point. Putting 4 in red is a safe bet (don't need the extra initial damage because red is hard to spam), but dropping one more on red reduces the strike tile damage, and dropping 1 on Psi-Katana reduces the initial damage, and Psi-Katana is relatively spammable so that's a hard choice to make.
I have yet to see Psylocke done anything that'd win a game by herself, though sometimes an early Psi-Katana on a particularly vulnerable third leg (OBW, Modern Storm, The Hood) can greatly change the way your opponent approaches the game, forcing them to make sub optimal matches to keep one of those 3 characters alive.
the biggest problem i have with psylocke is that the placement of her strike and attack tiles are somewhat random, you cannot control where they're placed. It always annoys me when i place a strike/attack tile to have the AI make a match the next turn.
compared to 5 blue 10 purple and 9 green for even more OPness with c.mags.
purple can do upwards of 7k by itself then rage + free blue matches to take down the other 2.
The problem with Bewilder arises in regard to the colors that Psylocke will steal. The vast majority of the time, she steals Black, Yellow, or Purple. Psylocke covers black by herself, and Modern Thor covers Yellow quite nicely. However, Purple is currently a very awkward situation. There are only 2 3*** Purple users currently, CMags (which is a no-go because of the reasons Phantron states), and GSBW (which is awesome on offense: Bewilder --> Deceptive Tactics --> Sniper Rifle, but embarrassingly hideous on defense).