***** Doctor Doom (God Emperor) *****

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  • MrEd95MrEd95 Posts: 103 Tile Toppler
    Wow, any team with domino or cloak and dagger don’t stand a chance, while simultaneously being his best friends on his side
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 2,869 Chairperson of the Boards
    I had hoped for entirely selfish reasons that this was going to be a 4* release as I only have about 38CP. Oh well.

    I hear players saying that he is average for 5* tier but I can see Doom being very popular at lower levels. Passive healing and a decently cheap black nuke which can be fueled at both 3 * 4* level are going to make him an attractive option to run outside the 5* tier.
  • PhumadePhumade Posts: 1,872 Chairperson of the Boards
    @fight4thedream I agree with much of what you said. Doom could - and should - definitely be akin to Thanos in terms of health, and do much more damage, on par with GladiaThor and Jessica. Still, the devs designed him to be primarily defensive with a good nuke, and that's the lemons we'll have to make lemonade of.

    Your using comic Lore to justify a power rating?  LOL  The rest of us gave up reconciling comic tradition and history to the game when they failed to acknowledge that Kitty is actually a Dr. and should have been in the doom release store.


    But really this a 5* that is entire meant to be played by underleved by 3*/4* players.  Think along the lines of what a 2 yellow cover oml could do for a high tier 3* / low tier 4* player.

    Realistically a 3 cover doom raised to 315 -330 range with a 270 4*rocket, 3* featured. is a decently strong combo against other weakly champed chars.


    I actually think people who wanted 4* doom actually go their wish.   Doom's healing team heal isn't gonna keep up with Kitty.  In fact at the minimum,  

    champed kitty buffs 4 specials for 633 a piece or 2400 points every TURN!

    by comparision Doom's team heal is

    burst of 10k health for 10 yellow ap.

    If you assume it takes 3 rounds min to get 10 ap.  then Kitty has stacked
    7500 points of damage/ protect on her tiles.  and doom has just used 10 ap to heal back to full health.

    let that sink in.

    in 3 turns, kitty can generate 7500 point of buff and Doom just gets you back to full health, but still struggling against over scaled strikes.  And you praying that kitty doesn't luck into a double match the whole time.




  • Cactus_Jack_87Cactus_Jack_87 Posts: 183 Tile Toppler
    The fact that a herald of Galactus, an ancient cosmic fire entity, a god of mischief, a spirit of vengeance, all of Spidey's arch villains, the Sorceror Supreme, a time traveling mutant with a gun the size of his body, a horseman of Apocalypse, and the Incredible friggin' Hulk are outclassed by a lady with a pointy stick is just a reminder to me that I can't compare everyone to Okoye and her best buddy, Thor. With that said, I am also pretty disappointed that god Doom seems so lackluster. I guess he'll serve his purpose for me when he's boosted in PVE, and then it's back to autoplay with Thokoye for another few months. Hey, wouldn't it be great if we started getting some more character buffs pretty soon? Maybe we could even get someone reworked to give Doom a much needed partner! Finger crossing initiated...
  • MoosePrimeMoosePrime Posts: 211 Tile Toppler
    So will his passive on death activate if he's stunned (like Phoenix)? From the wording of the ability I assume not?
    I had this question as well.

    Loki's passive does not mention stuns, but I'm fairly certain it works when he is stunned, so it's possible that Doom's will also work when he is stunned.
  • bbiglerbbigler Posts: 1,400 Chairperson of the Boards
    Phumade said:

    champed kitty buffs 4 specials for 633 a piece or 2400 points every TURN!
    Kitty buffs up to 5 tiles per turn, so at level 450, it's 5 x 633 = 3,165 damage stacking each turn. You can lose some strikes along the way, but it still ramps up quickly. I saw someone with a level 503 Kitty which buffed for 952! Champed and Boosted in PVE, it must be well over 1K.

    It's fair to compare Kitty to Okoye (not Doom). Both can stack damage to similar degrees, but they're very different. Okoye can't always get TU tiles to match, and if she's not in front, her damage boost lessens. Plus, her boost only applies to powers, not regular tile matching, like Kitty. Kitty can lose strikes during the match, but her boost works every turn, usually, and it works on every tile match, making simple cascades an actual nuke. While Thorkoye is setting up, Grockitty has already killed someone. I think the real test is which team is faster in PVE SCL 9. I said long ago that Grockitty-Thanos could rival the fastest teams in PVE. Let's test that out.
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 2,798 Chairperson of the Boards
    I’m not going to argue that Doom is meta changing, but vs Kitty he could be interesting.  Kitty is paired with Rocket because otherwise she’s not much of a threat.  Her strongest color is yellow, so you leave yellow there, maybe (or at least some) for her to heal you and steal 1 AP each time.  So she’s healing you and feeding your shuffle while you match other strikes away.  Yes, it’s taking a while to get to 10 AP, but its not just Kitty roolz, Doom droolz.  You shuffle and there’s a decent chance you take out more strikes while healing your team.  Hopefully you’re gathering black as well to nuke her after you’ve destroyed Rocket and the 3*.

    I’m still not sure who to partner him with exactly.  In that scenario DD or Cap make a lot of sense.

    It might be a bit slow, but better than just letting all those Gritty teams float, maybe.
  • RichyyyRichyyy Posts: 305 Mover and Shaker
    The problem is that the game design makes characters like this pretty worthless to most people trying to play competitively. Everything's based on speed, whether you're trying to clear nodes in PvE or trying to climb before you get hit back in PvP. So defensive characters become of significantly less use than offensive ones who can power through opponents. If there were more puzzle-based, thinking-necessary events/nodes/opponents/whatever then characters who are difficult to beat, or who keep you alive, would be much more valuable. As it is, I read Doom's powers, go "Mehhhhhh", and go back to waiting for a 5* who's going to change anything.
  • Chrono_TataChrono_Tata Posts: 716 Critical Contributor
    So will his passive on death activate if he's stunned (like Phoenix)? From the wording of the ability I assume not?
    I had this question as well.

    Loki's passive does not mention stuns, but I'm fairly certain it works when he is stunned, so it's possible that Doom's will also work when he is stunned.
    Yeah if it can be disabled with stun then a Grocket team could stun him with a TU or something before killing him, which could make him a lot less useful on defence. Would be good to clarify.
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 2,798 Chairperson of the Boards
    Richyyy said:
    The problem is that the game design makes characters like this pretty worthless to most people trying to play competitively. Everything's based on speed, whether you're trying to clear nodes in PvE or trying to climb before you get hit back in PvP. So defensive characters become of significantly less use than offensive ones who can power through opponents. If there were more puzzle-based, thinking-necessary events/nodes/opponents/whatever then characters who are difficult to beat, or who keep you alive, would be much more valuable. As it is, I read Doom's powers, go "Mehhhhhh", and go back to waiting for a 5* who's going to change anything.
    Gambit:  Aug '17.  
    Thor:  Oct '17.
    Okoye:  May '18
    Next one:  ????  March '19?  Late April?  July?  who knows.

    One problem the devs constantly face is how to make each new character do something unique (usually a combination of existing effects).  So the idea is less "new meta" as "new things to do".  This is kind of obviously their approach, and usually means "not a meta".

    You could easily make Thor 2 (just a different costume) by changing some colors around, increasing match/tile damage numbers, tweaking some of the conditions around damage causing, and BOOM!  new meta.

    Kitty is just SL on steroids.  Doesn't steal SAP, just destroys them and causes damage.  Doesn't boost Rocket once, but constantly.   Her ex-boyfriend 2.0.

    A champed boosted Kitty with rocket clears PVE nodes in 38 seconds by my count, and my phone isn't even the newest phone.  This is from pushing "fight" to "Victory" after switching from my stopwatch app (back and forth).

    There isn't a lot of room at the top of the meta at this point.  What do you want?  Push fight, watch the board blow up and win?  5 second fights?

    So no, the meta isn't being shaken up.  I question what it will look like when it is.  It's just some new stuff to do.
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 2,084 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited January 16
    Phumade said:

    Your using comic Lore to justify a power rating?  LOL  The rest of us gave up reconciling comic tradition and history to the game when they failed to acknowledge that Kitty is actually a Dr. and should have been in the doom release store.
    They did not fail to acknowledge that Kitty has a doctorate no more than they failed to acknowledge Ock or the fact that Stark has multiple PhDs.  The store only has three 5*.  So they put Bruce and Strange in rather than the person who is already in a token store.  This is like saying they failed to acknowledge OML or Phoenix as mutants because they weren't in Cable's Mutant Maveicks store.
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 2,084 Chairperson of the Boards
    I agree, but I think the problem is if they are not game-breaking, but also not a smoldering dumpster fire, most categorize that as "meh".

    I'd say the top 5* in the game are (in release order): Thanos, Thor, Okoye, Jessica, and Kitty.  So 4 of the top 5 have all been released the past year and some change. I think we've been spoiled with some pretty awesome releases relatively recently and as such everything that doesn't hit that high mark looks cruddy in comparison.

    Starting with Thor, we've had the 4 awesome ones, we've had two "dumpster fires" in Wasp and Kingpin and the rest have been in that "meh" category: Archangel, Ghost Rider, IW Cap, Loki, Cable, and now Doom.

    So 4/12 Excellent, 2/12 awful, 6/12 meh.  That's half of the last dozen characters that fit into that meh category. I think that's where people's complaints come from. I think Doom has the potential to be the best among the meh bunch just due to his niche as an annoying defensive character, but he's still another "mid-tier" character. 

  • ThanosThanos Posts: 567 Critical Contributor
    Dooms getting a teammate to make him better. Also Namor sneak peek.




  • JHawkIncJHawkInc Posts: 1,896 Chairperson of the Boards
    Thanos said:
    Dooms getting a teammate to make him better. Also Namor sneak peek.




    They've been talking about Victorious here and there, she's apparently the champion of Latveria. Guessing she's going to be Doom's new Support.
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