**** War Machine (James Rhodes) ****

CthulhuCthulhu ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 354 Site Admin
edited March 2017 in Character Details
War Machine (James Rhodes) icon_warmachine.png
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At Max Level: HP: 16465 Tile Damage: 13/83/74/11/65/12/4.0x
Aerial Assault 9 redtile.png AP
War Machine soars skyward to rain down bullets below! Creates a 4-turn Red Countdown tile that deals 741 damage if one does not exist. While this tile is on the board, new tiles have a 15% chance of being strength 41 Attack tiles on War Machine’s turn.
Level Upgrades
    Level 2: New tiles have a 20% chance of being strength 55 Attack tiles. Level 3: Countdown tile deals 1010 damage. New tiles have a 25% chance of being strength 55 Attack tiles. Level 4: Countdown tile deals 1010 damage. New tiles have a 25% chance of being strength 95 Attack tiles. Level 5: Countdown tile is Fortified. New tiles have a 33% chance of being strength 113 Attack tiles.
Max Level
    Level 3: Creates a 4-turn Countdown tile that deals 1966 damage. New tiles have a 25% chance of being strength 107 Attack tiles. Level 4: Countdown tile deals 1966 damage. New tiles have a 25% chance of being strength 182 Attack tiles. Level 5: Countdown tile is fortified and deals 1966 damage. New tiles have a 33% chance of being strength 219 Attack tiles.


Heat Signature Detection - 11 bluetile.png AP
War Machine activates his heat signature detection, flushing enemies out of hiding and cutting through their defenses. Removes all enemy invisibility tiles and up to 2 enemy Protect tiles, then deals 732 damage.
Level Upgrades
    Level 2: Deals 1140 damage. Level 3: Can remove up to 5 enemy Protect tiles and deals 1520 damage. Level 4: Can remove up to 6 enemy Protect tiles and deals 2316 damage. Level 5: Removes all enemy Protect tiles and deals 3864 damage.
Max Level
    Level 3: Can remove up to 5 enemy Protect tiles and deals 2958 damage. Level 4: Can remove up to 6 enemy Protect tiles and deals 4509 damage. Level 5: Removes all enemy Protect tiles and deals 7522 damage.


Gatling Gun - 8 greentile.png AP
War Machine revs up his Gatling gun and prepares for destruction. Creates up to 2 2-turn Countdown tiles that deal 301 damage and destroy up to 2 random basic tiles around them, dealing damage but not generating AP.
Level Upgrades
    Level 2: Countdown tiles deal 389 damage and destroy up to 3 basic tiles around them. Level 3: Countdown tiles deal 486 damage and destroy up to 4 basic tiles around them. Level 4: Countdown tiles last 1-turn and deal 632 damage. Level 5: Creates 3 1-turn Countdown tiles that deal 632 damage and destroys up to 5 basic tiles around them.
Max Level
    Level 3: Creates up to 2 2-turn Countdown tiles that deal 947 damage and destroy up to 4 random basic tiles around them dealing damage but not generating AP. Level 4: Creates up to 2 1-turn Countdown tiles that deal 1230 damage and destroy up to 4 random basic tiles around them dealing damage but not generating AP. Level 5: Creates up to 3 1-turn Countdown tile that deal 1230 damage and destroy up to 5 random basic tiles around them dealing damage but not generating AP..
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Comments

  • SolidQSolidQ Posts: 237 Tile Toppler
    Cthulhu fix lvl 5 blue Damage icon_e_wink.gif
  • SandwichboySandwichboy Age Unconfirmed Posts: 193 Tile Toppler
    33% chance of any new tile being a friendly attack tile? Considering how much board shake his green does that's...a lot of attack tiles. Raw damage wise he doesn't look all that scary, but man will he be frustrating to play against.
  • RoryQRoryQ Age Unconfirmed Posts: 64 Match Maker
    'War Soldier'

    5/3/5 for sure. Them strike tiles could be seriously serious.
  • CthulhuCthulhu ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 354 Site Admin
    haha, thanks! Fixed the two issues
  • JordonLeeJordonLee Age Unconfirmed Posts: 161 Tile Toppler
    Thinking 5/5/3 myself. Either way, he seems like a good character. Against invisitble tiles is pretty great too. Glad you only need 1 blue cover for it haha
  • MelevornMelevorn Age Unconfirmed Posts: 137 Tile Toppler
    Wow. That's a nice character. Great colour set, good powers. I'll be grinding the PvE for this one!

    Probably 5/3/5, championed asap (bump up the blue when facing Falcap or other protect tile spammers).
  • AlkyoneusAlkyoneus Age Unconfirmed Posts: 116 Tile Toppler
    He actually looks like a lot of fun. Really.good pair with tile destroyers, and especially IM 5 star.
    First time in a long time I'm seriously tempted to go full PVE grind for a character release.
  • PylgrimPylgrim Posts: 2,296 Chairperson of the Boards
    His red sadly suffers from the "it's a cool and potentially powerful ability, but why wouldn't I just use Repulsor Punch instead?" syndrome. Blue is definitely unique and will be an asset after the second run of Duck Season leaves lots of people with a max-covered Howard.
  • PolaresPolares Posts: 2,394 Chairperson of the Boards
    War Machine really looks like something new in the meta in 4 land, very interesting character. Still hard to know if he is going to be good or not, with so many new abilities, but at least looks very fun/anoying to play/play against. Probably 5/5/3.
  • TilesmasherTilesmasher Age Unconfirmed Posts: 127 Tile Toppler
    Gotta be 5/3/5. Cast green then red, green resolves and cascades, New tiles are riddled with strength tiles.
  • OzarkBoatswainOzarkBoatswain Posts: 645 Critical Contributor
    edited May 2016
    Aerial Assault
    Red is hard to judge without trying him out. It seems weak by itself, but paired with some tile destroyers it could be great. It only lasts up to 4 turns (unless you use bag-man, which you absolutely should not) so you can't keep a tile out all the time. The fortification bonus at 5 covers is very nice. The resolution damage is bad.

    Heat Signature Detection
    Blue at 5 covers does more damage per AP than IMHB red. Note that it does not destroy tiles to help out his red. The removals aren't that great: there are enough AoE attacks that Invisible characters aren't that big of an issue, and protect tiles are the weakest of the a/p/s trinity.

    Gatling Gun
    Green is his tile destroyer to help out his red. It can destroy up to 18 tiles, creating an average of 6 attack tiles when used with his red. It will never destroy special tiles except from cascades, so his red CD is safe. They are only 1-turn at 4 or 5 covers so they will usually resolve, and Green Goblin and The Hood can resolve them instantly. I don't think it's worth using with Drax's black because that move's extra damage is not much greater than the normal resolution damage.

    Good partners would be basic tile destroyers like Red Hulk and cascade artists like Iron Fist and Phoenix. He is likely on Team IM, but if you have a good IM46 then there is no reason to use WM's red. He goes best against Invis. tile users and Falcap.

    The self-synergy build is 5/3/5, but the extra damage on his blue at 5 covers might be worth it. It's hard to say what the best build is right now, or how he compares to other 4*s.
  • GariGari Age Unconfirmed Posts: 92 Match Maker
    edited May 2016
    Just two words for his red: Iron Hammer.At 5
  • Marc_SpectorMarc_Spector Posts: 538 Critical Contributor
    Cthulhu wrote:
    Aerial Assault 9 redtile.png AP
    War Machine soars skyward to rain down bullets below! Creates a 4-turn Red Countdown tile that deals 741 damage if one does not exist. While this tile is on the board, new tiles have a 15% chance of being strength 41 Attack tiles on War Machine’s turn.

    Awkward wording there... does that mean only one of the countdowns can be out at a time? (with a second casting being prevented)
    Or does it mean the damage component only fires if there happens to be only one of these out?

    That sentence could use a bit of a cleanup/clarification.
  • OzarkBoatswainOzarkBoatswain Posts: 645 Critical Contributor
    Gari wrote:
    Just two words for his red: Iron Hammer at 5

    It will destroy WM's countdown so I doubt you'll get anything from it.
  • GariGari Age Unconfirmed Posts: 92 Match Maker
    you did read the part where its a fortified tile no?
  • GariGari Age Unconfirmed Posts: 92 Match Maker
    Cthulhu wrote:
    Aerial Assault 9 redtile.png AP
    War Machine soars skyward to rain down bullets below! Creates a 4-turn Red Countdown tile that deals 741 damage if one does not exist. While this tile is on the board, new tiles have a 15% chance of being strength 41 Attack tiles on War Machine’s turn.

    Awkward wording there... does that mean only one of the countdowns can be out at a time? (with a second casting being prevented)
    Or does it mean the damage component only fires if there happens to be only one of these out?

    That sentence could use a bit of a cleanup/clarification.

    probably just the same as IF or LC. Yeah every agrees they should standardize their terminology. Call it a unique tile or something.
  • OzarkBoatswainOzarkBoatswain Posts: 645 Critical Contributor
    Gari wrote:
    you did read the part where its a fortified tile no?

    I thought fortification only prevented tiles from being matched away, not powers like Iron Hammer. (I don't have any Green Goblin covers to test it out.)
  • GariGari Age Unconfirmed Posts: 92 Match Maker
    Oh it guards your tile once. If you are fighting cap in civil war you will see how fortified works. Btw I agree with every skill you analysed. You are quite sharp. We were just doing the math on iron hammer. 63/3 X 291 strikes. Mind blowing
  • ThanosThanos Posts: 574 Critical Contributor
    Wonder if his red works with Quakes green.?
  • BlackSheep101BlackSheep101 Posts: 2,022 Chairperson of the Boards
    Quake doesn't make new tiles, she just shuffles the current board.
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