**** Blob (Modern) ****

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  • TriSentinel
    TriSentinel Posts: 95 Match Maker
    edited October 2021
    My guess is that the clue is suggesting It Was Agatha All Along…

    Agatha Harkness

    Current status: Villain
    Absorbed many witches.
    Is both ridiculous and hallowe’en themed for October.
  • dianetics
    dianetics Posts: 467 Mover and Shaker
    Anon said:
    Since it doesn't specify, am I right to assume the Black affects both Friendly and Enemy SAP tiles?
    Nice catch that is exactly how it is worded and make the black even better than I thought before
  • MegaBee
    MegaBee Posts: 691 Critical Contributor
    I'm going with the obvious guess: Absorbing Man.
  • IceIX
    IceIX ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 3,794 Site Admin
    Hey all, as per usual you narrowed down the choices and largely (ha) came up with the right character, Blob! You probably *didn't* get the variant we used though, which is from the X-Tremists run! 
  • ThaRoadWarrior
    ThaRoadWarrior Posts: 7,476 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited October 2021
    Wow, this look is pretty special. This could easily be a Rufus skin from Street Fighter V. It looks pretty accurate to that run, but hopefully we'll get a classic unitard costume at some point? Maybe?

    I am curious to try him with Hawkeye/Polaris or BRB polaris. I'm not sure if a 5/xx build crushes enough tiles for 8 green to make him a 1* Juggernaut replacement or not.
  • dianetics
    dianetics Posts: 467 Mover and Shaker
    Dude looks like a bloated biker pornstar. Not the version I’d want to see but still happy to finally have Blob in the roster pool
  • TheEyeDoctorsWife
    TheEyeDoctorsWife Posts: 696 Critical Contributor
    Nailed this one a week ago ! Thank you for a truly classic character for those of us who still can read books .
  • HoundofShadow
    HoundofShadow Posts: 6,408 Chairperson of the Boards
    I wonder if his match damage increase stacks or it caps at 120%.
  • entrailbucket
    entrailbucket Posts: 1,863 Chairperson of the Boards
    That mustache is certainly a choice
  • GrimSkald
    GrimSkald Posts: 2,094 Chairperson of the Boards
    dianetics said:
    Dude looks like a bloated biker pornstar. Not the version I’d want to see but still happy to finally have Blob in the roster pool

    I agree the mustache looks utterly ridiculous, but I care about that about as much as... well I just don't.  I don't play with animations on most of the time anyway.  I am amused.
  • Sekilicious
    Sekilicious Posts: 1,144 Chairperson of the Boards
    Wow, this look is pretty special. This could easily be a Rufus skin from Street Fighter V. It looks pretty accurate to that run, but hopefully we'll get a classic unitard costume at some point? Maybe?

    I am curious to try him with Hawkeye/Polaris or BRB polaris. I'm not sure if a 5/xx build crushes enough tiles for 8 green to make him a 1* Juggernaut replacement or not.
    I don't think he would work with BRB/Polaris as a winfinite option, or at least there are better options available.  If you could get it started it would not stop, but would be tough to get started. But, he destroys the bottom rows, which would have already been turned to countdowns.
  • MrEd95
    MrEd95 Posts: 280 Mover and Shaker
    Am I right to assume that the increased match damage stacks with the number of countdown tiles that go off? If so, is there a cap on the number of stacks?

    if there is no cap, then with the right team it could potentially get out of hand very quickly, boosting more than dark beast can for a 4*
  • HoundofShadow
    HoundofShadow Posts: 6,408 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited October 2021
    He destroys only basic or tu tiles. On top of that, he converts all SAP tiles at the bottom two rows every turn. 1* Juggernaut is probably the easiest winfinite.
  • entrailbucket
    entrailbucket Posts: 1,863 Chairperson of the Boards
    The CD spam means you bring Hawkeye for infinite blue, instead of Beta Ray Bill.  It'd only work against an enemy spammer though, and only after they've already gone crazy on you.
  • Anon
    Anon Posts: 1,446 Chairperson of the Boards
    The CD spam means you bring Hawkeye for infinite blue, instead of Beta Ray Bill.  It'd only work against an enemy spammer though, and only after they've already gone crazy on you.

    Yeah the Black looks interesting but I'm not sure when I'd ever use him. His Green only hits basic tiles, and his Yellow seems designed to counter Carbage, which I suppose is a niche use but I can think of more pressing concerns. 90% match damage reduction is nice, but how often is he actually tanking? I suppose he will if enough strikes make it to the bottom 2 rows, but if they're your strikes, you probably want their damage over Blob eventually tanking. If they're your opponents, then that's nice, but if they're spamming enough strikes that you're getting mileage out of the power, then you're probably already in trouble.
  • entrailbucket
    entrailbucket Posts: 1,863 Chairperson of the Boards
    Anon said:
    The CD spam means you bring Hawkeye for infinite blue, instead of Beta Ray Bill.  It'd only work against an enemy spammer though, and only after they've already gone crazy on you.

    Yeah the Black looks interesting but I'm not sure when I'd ever use him. His Green only hits basic tiles, and his Yellow seems designed to counter Carbage, which I suppose is a niche use but I can think of more pressing concerns. 90% match damage reduction is nice, but how often is he actually tanking? I suppose he will if enough strikes make it to the bottom 2 rows, but if they're your strikes, you probably want their damage over Blob eventually tanking. If they're your opponents, then that's nice, but if they're spamming enough strikes that you're getting mileage out of the power, then you're probably already in trouble.
    He's a 4* designed to be useful for 4* players.  I can't imagine using him outside of essentials, and that's totally fine.  4* should never be useful to me.
  • Anon
    Anon Posts: 1,446 Chairperson of the Boards
    Everything I said still applies to the 4* tier. The 90% match damage reduction means even less against 4* than it does against 5*. The only times it matters in 4* land is against Juggs and Karnak. Juggs AOE isn't the least bit phased and you really don't want Karnak alive long in the first place since he can really ruin your day in a hurry even with match damage resistance.

    Even looking at it from the 4* point of view, he doesn't seem particularly special to me. Besides that mustache of course.
  • Marc_Spector
    Marc_Spector Posts: 593 Critical Contributor
    Neko said:
    Blob (Modern)

    aww, the Modern Blob?? I was hoping for The Future Blob. :/


    All (dating-myself) jokes aside, he looks great! I love that the art team went with the modern Krakoa Tiki Bar version of Fred Dukes. His abilities look like a lot of fun to use on their own, and should have some great interactions with characters across the whole roster spectrum. Good job! 
  • MadScientist
    MadScientist Posts: 287 Mover and Shaker
    Is the match damage increase for the rest of the match? Is there an upper limit? Does his yellow trigger if he is already in front?
  • DAZ0273
    DAZ0273 Posts: 6,235 Chairperson of the Boards
    Christ he looks like What if Ron Jeremy joined Grant Morrison's X-Men. Ha!