Black King (Sebastian Shaw) 4*

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S0kun
S0kun ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 383 Mover and Shaker
edited 19 April 2024, 08:20 in Character Details

Health & Match Damage

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Abilities


Ability: Kinetic Negotiation
Color: Black
AP Cost: 0

(PASSIVE) Sebastian Shaw has always been a ruthless negotiator, figuratively and literally. Black King takes 40% less damage, storing 15% of the reduced damage as increased base match damage. Whenever Black King deals match damage, reduce his stored damage by 50%.

This ability is always unlocked.

270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.

Level 2: Takes 45% less damage, storing 16% of it.
270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.

Level 3: Store 18% of reduced damage.
270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.

Level 4: Takes 50% less damage, storing 21% of it.
270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.

Level 5: Store 30% of reduced damage.
270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.


Ability: Capital Gains
Color: Purple
AP Cost: 3

Drain up to 7 random AP (Friendly), storing 6 increased base match damage for each AP spent.

(PASSIVE) At the beginning of Black King’s turn, convert up to 1 Charged tiles to basic tiles, creasing his stored base match damage by 6 for each, then depower all enemy Strike, Attack, and Protect tiles by 10%, storing 50% of their reduced strength as increased base match damage.

270: Drain 7 AP, storing 12 strength per AP. Convert 1 Charged tiles, storing 12 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 10%.
370: Drain 7 AP, storing 25 strength per AP. Convert 1 Charged tiles, storing 25 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 10%.

Level 2: Drain 8 AP, storing 8 strength per AP. Convert 2 Charged tiles, storing 8 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 15%.
270: Drain 8 AP, storing 17 strength per AP. Convert 2 Charged tiles, storing 17 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 15%.
370: Drain 8 AP, storing 35 strength per AP. Convert 2 Charged tiles, storing 35 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 15%.

Level 3: Drain 10 AP, storing 11 strength per AP. Convert 3 Charged tiles, storing 11 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 20%.
270: Drain 10 AP, storing 21 strength per AP. Convert 3 Charged tiles, storing 21 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 20%.
370: Drain 10 AP, storing 45 strength per AP. Convert 3 Charged tiles, storing 45 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 20%.

Level 4: Drain 13 AP, storing 15 strength per AP. Convert 4 Charged tiles, storing 15 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 30%.
270: Drain 13 AP, storing 31 strength per AP. Convert 4 Charged tiles, storing 31 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 30%.
370: Drain 13 AP, storing 64 strength per AP. Convert 4 Charged tiles, storing 64 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 30%.

Level 5: Drain 17 AP, storing 25 strength per AP. Convert 5 Charged tiles, storing 25 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 50%.
270: Drain 17 AP, storing 50 strength per AP. Convert 5 Charged tiles, storing 50 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 50%.
370: Drain 17 AP, storing 104 strength per AP. Convert 5 Charged tiles, storing 104 strength per tile. Depower tiles by 50%.


Ability: One to You, Sir
Color: Green
AP Cost: 6

What’s the point of all the money and power in the world if you don’t use it? Black King expends all stored match damage to deal 330% of his average base match damage to the target.

270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.

Level 2: Deal 425% of his average base match damage.
270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.

Level 3: Deal 525% of his average base match damage.
270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.

Level 4: Deal 700% of his average base match damage.
270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.

Level 5: Deal 1050% of his average base match damage.
270: Unchanged.
370: Unchanged.


Release Events

All times in Pacific

Story

Meet Rocket & Groot
March 21, 2024, 04:00am – March 25, 2024, 11:00pm
Black King Covers and Shards in Placement rewards, Event Token in Progression rewards

Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D.
March 24, 2024, 04:00am – March 29, 2024, 11:00pm
Black King Shards + Recruit Token for Shield Offer in Progression rewards

Meet Rocket & Groot
April 1 , 2024, 04:00am – April 4, 2024, 11:00pm
Black King Covers and Shards + Vault Token in Progression rewards

Versus

Fly-Fight-Win
March 21, 2024, 05:00pm – March 24, 2023, 12:00am
Black King Cover and Shards as Placement rewards

Profit Over Everything
March 24, 2024, 05:00am – March 27, 2023, 12:00pm
Black King Covers and Shards + Recruit Token for Shield Offer in Progression rewards

Offers

Black King & Foes Vault
March 24, 2023, 04: 00am – March 27, 2023, 11:00pm
80 Item Vault:
3x 4-Stars
1x Black King (Sebastian Shaw) cover
1x Jean Grey (All-New X-Men) Cover
1x Random 4-Star cover
7x Tokens
1x Legendary token
1x Mighty Token
2x Heroic Tokens
3x Beginner Support tokens
6x Iso-8
1x 5,000 Iso-8
2x 2,500 Iso-8
3x 1,000 Iso-8
15x 3-Stars
3x Emma Frost (New X-Men) cover
12x Random 3-Star covers
49x 2-Stars
10x Wolverine (Astonishing X-Men) cover
39x Random 2-Star covers

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Comments

  • Bowgentle
    Bowgentle Posts: 7,926 Chairperson of the Boards
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    No 3* feeder? :(

  • bluewolf
    bluewolf Posts: 5,305 Chairperson of the Boards
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    Meeting Rocket and Groot on March 21 and April 1? Also shouldn’t there be an event with him in progression starting on the 24th or 25th? I think we have a boss staring 4/1.

  • Codex
    Codex Posts: 216 Tile Toppler
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    3ap to drain 17 ap is really good, since most abilities 5 or greater. I think I would run it 5/5/3.

    I am guessing this character will be nerfed once actually in game, as QA testing has not been done. But then again considering an easy phyla and moon dragon interaction was missed during qa testing, I can also see the percentages been bumped up.

  • Tiger_Wong
    Tiger_Wong Posts: 1,018 Chairperson of the Boards
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    looks at topic heading

    Aww man. Shaw is a 4? Dang it. I was hoping he would be a 5. I really thought he would be……

    looks at powerset

    Yeah ok. I am going to fave and ascend him as soon as possible. Not only is this a LEGIT FosThor counter, he’s gonna fit right in wuth all the ascended match damage characters.

    Question: does he drain from his team’s AP pool or the opponents AP pool? It has to be his team’s pool……. Right? 😈

  • Bowgentle
    Bowgentle Posts: 7,926 Chairperson of the Boards
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    Drain 17 AP for 3 purple is insane.

  • entrailbucket
    entrailbucket Posts: 4,915 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @Bowgentle said:
    Drain 17 AP for 3 purple is insane.

    If he's draining enemy AP, he's Chasm/Gambit all over again, and I think he ends up nerfed somewhere down the line.

    If he's draining friendly AP that makes a bit more sense, and he's still very, very good.

  • Tiger_Wong
    Tiger_Wong Posts: 1,018 Chairperson of the Boards
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    I want him to drain AP from his team and opponent as long as it reaches the threshold. In true villain style.

  • Bowgentle
    Bowgentle Posts: 7,926 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @entrailbucket said:

    @Bowgentle said:
    Drain 17 AP for 3 purple is insane.

    If he's draining enemy AP, he's Chasm/Gambit all over again, and I think he ends up nerfed somewhere down the line.

    If he's draining friendly AP that makes a bit more sense, and he's still very, very good.

    The last drain we had was Vulture, and he did it from the enemy team.
    But we know we can't trust their wording.

  • ThisisClemFandango
    ThisisClemFandango Posts: 651 Critical Contributor
    edited 18 March 2024, 17:19
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    Have...Have I been listened to?
    Can one of my fine forum members provide me with a "HOT DAMN" captain holt gif please.
    Also how the hell do I attach gifs? I feel old and vulnerable.

  • Borstock
    Borstock Posts: 2,547 Chairperson of the Boards
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    I can't say I can do all that math in my head, but he looks absolutely insane. Ascended, I predict he is going to be a PROBLEM.

  • rainkingucd
    rainkingucd Posts: 1,286 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @ThisisClemFandango said:
    Have...Have I been listened to?
    Can one of my fine forum members provide me with a "HOT DAMN" captain holt gif please.
    Also how the hell do I attach gifs? I feel old and vulnerable.

    Vindication!

  • ThisisClemFandango
    ThisisClemFandango Posts: 651 Critical Contributor
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    @rainkingucd said:

    @ThisisClemFandango said:
    Have...Have I been listened to?
    Can one of my fine forum members provide me with a "HOT DAMN" captain holt gif please.
    Also how the hell do I attach gifs? I feel old and vulnerable.

    Vindication!

    Pmsl! I'm so easily entertained

  • DAZ0273
    DAZ0273 Posts: 9,628 Chairperson of the Boards
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    Ha ha, so, so broken! They know it too with no 3* feeder!!!!

  • TheVulture
    TheVulture Posts: 419 Mover and Shaker
    edited 18 March 2024, 20:43
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    I think Capital Gains is actually your own AP, since it refers to them as AP spent.
    Either way he's top tier for that insane passive + being such a brick to preserve it.
    I guess 5/5/3 is the way to accentuate his strengths, as while One to You, Sir scales well it doesn't seem worth the effort to try & juggle it.

  • Alfje17
    Alfje17 Posts: 3,563 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @ThisisClemFandango said:
    Have...Have I been listened to?
    Can one of my fine forum members provide me with a "HOT DAMN" captain holt gif please.
    Also how the hell do I attach gifs? I feel old and vulnerable.

    Somehow, this forum doesn't like links to pics, so had to do this the old-fashioned way:

  • KGB
    KGB Posts: 2,939 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @Bowgentle said:
    Drain 17 AP for 3 purple is insane.

    It's your AP it's draining. It would have the word 'enemy' if it was draining enemy AP and of course would be OP. Draining your AP means it will be a niche power meant as a finishing blow.

    KGB

  • KGB
    KGB Posts: 2,939 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 18 March 2024, 20:46
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    @entrailbucket said:
    This guy is INSANE as a 5*. He's also a pretty decent m'Thor counter.

    Get ready to chase the first ever "meta" ascended 4->5.

    He flat stops her cold given he is going to remove 5 charged tiles a turn. Only a few active charged tile creation powers put down more than 5 at once and he would remove them instantly.

    Not to mention he's depowering SAP tiles too as a counter to all the tile buffers and those who put out tons of SAP's (not quite as good as Kraven but he's still solid).

    His other powers (passive Black) are a bit trickier to evaluate. When he's ascended, if he is hit by a 5 star with 1000 match damage that's 3K damage (match 3). He reduces by 50% or 1500. He stores 30% of that or 450. I assume this 450 is a pool of extra damage so if he then makes a match 3 he then adds 50% of this pool (225) to the match damage (so if he made a match 3 of 3K damage of his own it would be 3250). Then if hit again for the same 3K he'd add +450 more so his pool would be 675 and so on.

    KGB

  • Bowgentle
    Bowgentle Posts: 7,926 Chairperson of the Boards
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    @KGB said:

    @Bowgentle said:
    Drain 17 AP for 3 purple is insane.

    It's your AP it's draining. It would have the word 'enemy' if it was draining enemy AP and of course would be OP. Draining your AP means it will be a niche power meant as a finishing blow.

    KGB

    Vulture doesn't say that he's draining enemy AP, and yet he does.

  • KGB
    KGB Posts: 2,939 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 18 March 2024, 20:50
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    @Bowgentle said:

    @KGB said:

    @Bowgentle said:
    Drain 17 AP for 3 purple is insane.

    It's your AP it's draining. It would have the word 'enemy' if it was draining enemy AP and of course would be OP. Draining your AP means it will be a niche power meant as a finishing blow.

    KGB

    Vulture doesn't say that he's draining enemy AP, and yet he does.

    Which vulture? The 4 star version definitely drains your AP with his Blue.

    The wording on the Purple says 'for each AP spent' rather than 'for each AP drained' which says to me it's your AP being spent by the purple.

    KGB