Marvel Super War Ebony Maw Guide

EBONY MAW

Class:SUPPORT

Difficulty:HARD

DPS (60%)

DEFENSE (40%)

MOBILITY (40%)

SUPPORT (100%)

He mostly demonstrates his intelligence with his highly skilled abilities of manipulation being described as a “black tongue that spreads mischief and evil wherever he goes. In Marvel Super War, Ebony Maw is considered a Crowd Control type support mage because of his poke abilities and crowd control while giving his teammates a little amount of shield and movement speed. In this guide we will talk about how to use “Squidward” to his full capacity.

Marvel Super War Ebony Maw Skills

Black Tounge

Ebony Maw summons his enormous psionic powers in the specified location, dealing 90(+55%Energy Attack) energy damage to enemies in the area. These forces will explode after 1 seconds, dealing a further 70(+35%Energy Attack) energy damage to nearby enemies while also restoring 130(+40%Energy Attack) HP to the weakest nearby friendly hero. This ability will behave differently if Ebony Maw is attached to a host and it will have its own cooldown timer.

Psychic Entity

Ebony Maw releases a psychic entity in the specified direction, dealing 20(+5%Bonus Energy Attack) energy damage to enemy heroes in its path. Ebony Maw can use it to psychically attach himself to friendly heroes or enemy heroes suffering from Confusion who it makes contact with. The entity will start searching for a target host for another 4 seconds if it fails to hit anything suitable at the destination. In a friendly hero host, the hero will be accelerated by 40% for 2 seconds and gain a shield that absorbs 180(+75%Energy Attack) damage for 4 seconds. This can last up to 6 seconds. In an enemy hero host, the hero will be slowed by 30% for 2 seconds while also dealing a further 20(+5%Bonus Energy Attack) energy damage per second it remains attached. This can last up to 4 seconds. Ebony Maw can use this ability again to take the entity out of its host, and accelerate by 30% for 2 seconds.

Mindsteal

Ebony Maw summons his enormous psionic powers in the specified location, dealing 90(+55%Energy Attack) energy damage to enemies in the area. These forces will explode after 1 seconds, dealing a further 70(+35%Energy Attack) energy damage to nearby enemies while also restoring 130(+40%Energy Attack) HP to the weakest nearby friendly hero. This ability will behave differently if Ebony Maw is attached to a host and it will have its own cooldown timer.

Bewilderment

Ebony Maw telepathically strikes in the specified direction, dealing 135(+65%Energy Attack) energy damage for 2 seconds to the first enemy hero struck while charming the hero for another 1 seconds. Enemy heroes in a state of Confusion will suffer much more, empowering Ebony Maw's ability to affect enemy heroes around the target as well. The area impacted by this ability will change if Ebony Maw is attached to a host.

Dark Burst

Ebony Maw spends some time focusing his dark energy into an enormous explosion of telekinetic energy, smashing nearby enemies with 150(+35%Energy Attack) energy damage and a 50% slow for 2 seconds after Ebony Maw uses the ability again or spends 3 seconds concentrating his powers to the limit. The explosion will also knock enemies up if Ebony Maw has had more than 1.5 seconds to prepare. Damage increases with the length of time Ebony Maw has to concentrate his powers, up to 2× strength. This ability may be used when Ebony Maw is attached to a host.

Marvel Super War Skills Analysis

Natural Passive: Black Tongue

Basic attacks and skill damage will mark the enemy hero seen as triangles beneath the affected target. At 3 marks, the target plunges into a state of confusion. This will allow you use your skill 1, Psychic Entity and boost your skill 2, Bewilderness, to your enemies.

Skill 1: Psychic Entity

This skill is a possessing ability which allows you to attach yourself inside an enemy or an ally. This ability deals magic damage every second and slows the affected enemy or it could give movement speed bonus and shield the affected ally.

You can cast this ability instantly on your allies but when you wanted to possess an enemy you need to trigger your passive “Black Tongue” for you to be able to attach yourself to the enemy.

Attach and detach yourself to your teammate whenever this skill is available to spam your other abilities, because the nature of Ebony Maw’s abilities changes when he is attached or not. His skill 2, Mindsteal, in particular, has a separate cool down for the normal skill and the attached version.

Always remember the risks that you can get every time you cast this skill because he lacks disengage abilities. But you can escape enemies if you are in danger by using this skill to attach to your allies but make sure that you land  at its casting range.

This skill helps your jungler boost his movement speed and enhance his ganking potential. Whenever your jungle ganks and tower-dives enemies.

Always spam your basic attack and abilities to help build up enough marks to possess the enemy.

Sometimes you can land your ability on the wrong ally when they’re so close together so make sure master the precision of casting this ability.

Skill 2: Mindsteal

This is Ebony Maw’s main poking skill. He deals instant initial damage and after 1 second, the circle will explode which deals additional damage and releases psychic energy that flies to the lowest HP allied hero to heal them. Each enemy caught by the explosion will release one psychic energy.

The initial damage and the phase 2 explosion apply one Black Mark separately.

This ability will behave differently when Ebony Maw is attached to a host and it will have its own cooldown timer. When attached to a host, Mindsteal expands a lightning like circle around the host which damages the enemies it hits, including the host if it is an enemy. Damaging enemies in this form of Mindsteal will also release healing psychic energy.

Mindsteal will continue to work on the attached ally or enemy host even after Ebony Maw has left the host.

Practice to predict where the enemy is going to make sure that the phase 2 of your ability will hit the target in order to get that heal and remember to poke enemies with this ability whenever available.

Skill 3: Bewilderness

Ebony maw telepathically strikes in the specific direction and the first enemy hero hit is charmed and forced to move towards Ebony Maw. If the enemy hero is marked three times by Black Tongue, Bewilderness is strengthened and transforms into an AoE skill that can mind control enemies around the hero initially hit.

This ability requires a lot of practice as it’s difficult to land exactly because it’s too stiff. Aiming manually is much easier than autocasting because you might miss the skillshot. This is good for slowing down enemies who are chasing you/your ally or to help your teammates catch their prey.

Bewilderness can be used inside an ally and will behave similar to a full mark Black Tongue Bewilderness. It is a deadly skill when attached to an ally who has an engage ability like The Thing, Hulk, Black Knight or Captain America because you can charm multiple enemies with the surprise initiation factored in.

Bewildernesss will continue to take effect on the allied or enemy host even after Ebony Maw has left the host. However, unlike Mindsteal, Bewilderness has a shared cooldown with its original and attached form.

It is good to hide on a bush while waiting for the right time to attach yourself to an ally and ambush the enemy team so they’ll have no time to react.

Ultra-skill: Dark Burst

Ebony spends some time focusing his dark energy into an enormous explosion of telekinetic energy. The explosion of the telekinetic energy will damage the enemy and slow or knock the enemy upwards depending on how long the skill has been charged. The damage also increases over time up to a maximum of x2 power.

This ability may be used when Ebony Maw is attached to a host. Only use your ultimate ability whenever you’re attached to a host because of its charge up time, short range and reduced movement speed while charging. However, unlike his other skills, Dark Burst stays with Ebony even after leaving its host.

Keep in mind that Ebony Maw will be unable to cast his other skills while charging Dark Burst, so when attached to a host, cast your other skills first.

“Did you know?: Unlike his loyal MCU persona, Ebony Maw tried to backstab Thanos every chance he gets.”

Ebony Maw Skill Progression

Item Build

Support Build

Regeneration Cradle helps increase the shielding effect of Ebony Maw’s Skill 1, Psychic Entity and it also helps increase the healing effects of the skill 2, Mindsteal. Arc Reactor helps with your EP management and allows you to spam your skills more often.

Mid Build

This build allows you to play in the mid lane and deal major damage to your enemies. If you find yourself always low on EP, you can buy Frosted Spirit Orb which you can later build into the Arc Reactor.

Power Core

  • Cosmic Vortex – Summons a vortex on an area where you dealt energy damage which deals damage over time. This Vortex increases your wave clear and damage potential.
  • Suppression Particle – Deals bonus damage and decreases the physical and energy resistance of the affected enemy.
  • Restoration Module – Restores a portion of your HP and EP on kills and assists.
  • Spellcast Boost – grants cool down reduction bonus. Cool down reduction over the limit is converted into additional energy damage.

Tactics

Blink is the standard tactic for all heroes. Ebony Maw has no natural disengage skill so always save your blink to escape dangerous situations.

Paralyze is a versatile tactic that can be used offensively and defensively. Offensively, it can be used to secure kills by slowing down the enemy. Defensively, in can be used to reduce the damage output of the enemy and allow your teammate to escape.

Early Game Strategy

  • Make sure you spam your Skill 2, Mindsteal, whenever it’s available to poke your enemies and distant themselves.
  • Do not engage, it is too risky to engage without your other abilities so keep calm and spam your enemies with your skill 2, Mindsteal and also keep in mind that you can support your jungler by attaching to them to gank the mid/bot lane for a sure kill.
  • When the game starts make sure that you bought the shield token, so whenever you kill a minion it will be transferred to your marksman for him to buy items faster.

Late Game Strategy

Since you have your essential items, you can now spam your damaging skills or attach to an ally to assist them in a fight. Don’t forget to go in and out of a host because your ability when attached has its own cooldown so take advantage of it, wait for the right time and give them a full burst of your crowd control combos.

Synergies

The Thing

You can combine your abilities with The Thing’s engaging ability “Boulder Crash” Casting your ultra-skill, Dark Burst, before The Thing charges will give a double knock up effect giving your teammates more time to exterminate enemy heroes.

Your movement speed boost on your Skill 1, Psychic Entity, can make Black Knight’s movement speed much faster and increases the chances for a surprise gank. Casting your ult before he charges to your enemies will make them vulnerable and no time to have an escape plan

Captain America

Your abilities when combined with Captain America’s ultra-skill, Avenger Vanguard, can provide a chance to crowd control enemies around the initial target.

Counters

Ebony maw is weak when he has no allies around him. He can easily caught by heroes like Hulk, Captain America, Blackwidow, Black Panther, Gambit, Scarlet Witch and Dr.Strange because of his wide range and Ebony Maw’s lack of disengage abilities.

Pros
  • Too powerful when his allies are beside him; you can’t catch him because he can easily attach himself inside an ally to take cover. You can also attach yourself to the enemy hero when you’re in danger and wait until your allies come for you.
  • Ebony Maw’s greatest strength is being able to increase the initiation potential of charge type heroes by increasing both the crowd control duration and AoE damage of the initiation. A properly executed combo is definitely devastating.
Cons
  • Ebony Maw has no disengage ability and is vulnerable when his allies are not around because he can be easily caught even if he attaches himself. Wait for the duration of his Psychic Entity and your teammates can kill him instantly.
  • Ebony Maw is teammate dependent and can be useless when paired up with a team who are not familiar with Ebony Maw’s Skillset.

Conclusion

Ebony Maw is quite hard to master and even harder to fully utilize in a team but in the right hands, he is a fearsome villain that can turn the tide of battle. He is a S-tier mid laner and support because of his ability to impact the game.

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