Black Cat

Black Cat – The Feline Heistmaster

Champion Breakdown

About Black Cat

Character Class: Skill

Brief Overview: A master thief with extraordinary agility and strategic prowess, Felicia Hardy, better known as Black Cat, makes her presence felt in MCoC. With her ability to swing the tide of battle through her unique "Heist" mechanic, she specializes in Critical Bleeds and Defensive Ability Accuracy reductions, posing a constant threat to her opponents.

Black Cat Origin: Originating from Marvel Comics, Black Cat brings her cunning and agility into the Contest of Champions, closely tied to her long-standing relationship with Spider-Man. Created to challenge and aid players with her complex abilities, Black Cat stands out as a versatile addition to the game.

Lore Background

Black Cat History: Felicia Hardy, born into a life shaped by crime and trauma, assumed the identity of Black Cat after a personal tragedy. Her history features a complicated dynamic with Spider-Man, fluctuating between being allies and adversaries. These intricate relationships and her life of crime are reflected in her in-game abilities and mechanics.

Personality Traits: Black Cat possesses a mix of charm, agility, and vindictiveness. Her past shapes a persona that is strategic and gritty, often focusing on subterfuge and direct confrontations, a dynamic that is vividly translated into her gameplay.

Black Cat's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Bleed, Sabotage, Purify, Cleanse

Black Cat revolves around her "Heist" mechanic, a timer-based system that can be manipulated to switch between offensive and defensive modifications. She handles her calling card with precision to stack passive abilities and exploit her enemies' weaknesses.

  • Light Attacks: Trigger basic hits that can contend for the Calling Card.
  • Medium Attacks: Decent damage with potential setup for heavy follow-ups.
  • Heavy Attacks: High-impact attacks that can plant the Calling Card on the opponent, maintaining control over the Heist.

Passive and Active Basic Abilities:

  • Always Active: Critical hits inflict Bleed Debuffs causing damage over time.
  • Calling Card: The card can be traded between Black Cat and her opponent to build a combo and Cruelty passives.
  • The Heist: Initiates a countdown that ends in offensive or defensive buffs.
  • Bad Luck Aura: Reduces the opponent's Defensive Ability Accuracy based on the combo meter, particularly effective against Science opponents.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1: High Felocity Impact - Purifies up to three Debuffs or grants a Cleanse Passive if no Debuffs are present.
  2. Special 2: Claw de Grâce - Increases Critical Rating based on the combo meters and inflicts Critical Bleeds.
  3. Special 3: Infuriating Agility - Inflicts a non-stacking Infuriate Debuff causing the opponent to become more aggressive.

Signature Ability: Nine Lives: Black Cat starts quests with 9 Combo Shield passives, maintaining her combo even when struck. This ability can lead to potential evasion and is crucial for maintaining her Combo Meter, enhancing her overall damage output.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Leveraging her heist mechanic is critical. Focus on maintaining control of the Calling Card and timing the end of the heist to maximize either Bleed damage or Defensive Ability Accuracy reduction. Consistent Intercepting and utilizing Cleanse can keep Black Cat in the game longer and more effectively.

Advanced Techniques: Master her combo system to maintain high Bleed outputs and utilize the Calling Card strategically. Aim for higher combos with timed Heist endings to maximize the benefits from her passives. Mix light and medium combos to quickly shift between offensive and defensive capabilities.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery:

  • Deep Wounds: Extends Bleed duration significantly, enhancing Critical Bleed damage.
  • Despair: Reduces opponent healing with stacked Bleeds.

Team Composition: Maximizing synergy bonuses can enhance Black Cat's capabilities, especially when paired with champions that boost her Evade chances or add to her combo meter.

Synergy Bonuses:

  1. My Kitty Senses Are Purring: Spider-Man (Classic), Spider-Man (Symbiote) - Black Cat gains chance to Evade for each Spider-Verse Hero.
  2. Probability Pals: Domino, Longshot - Starts fights with additional combo hits.
  3. Crime and Punishment: Ghost Rider, Punisher, Mangog - Adds a vengeance mechanic for an indefinite Fury passive.
  4. Cat Scratch Fervor: Sabretooth, Black Panther, Black Panther (Civil War), Killmonger - Increases Bleed potency with combo meter buildups.
  5. The Enemy of My Frenemy: Kingpin, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Venom, Scorpion - All champions gain increased Critical Rating.

Countering Black Cat

Counter Tactics: Focus on champions immune to Bleed and Disorient. Keep combos short to mitigate her Bad Luck Aura. Use champions that can purify or are immune to Sabotage to lessen her defensive debuffs.

Black Cat Counters:

  1. Nick Fury: His efficient Bleed immunity and sustain mechanics can outperform Black Cat.
  2. Omega Red: Resistance to Bleed channels effectively against her primary damage.
  3. Kingpin: Purifies debuffs, counteracting her control over the heist.


Final Thoughts: Black Cat is a formidable addition with a unique playstyle focused on heavy combos and strategic Sabotage debuffs. Her mechanics challenge players to maintain control and timing.

Encouragement to Experiment: Master her gameplay through practice to reveal high damage potential and cunning playstyle. Each battle offers a unique opportunity to experiment with the Heist mechanic for diversified combat scenarios.