Gamora – The Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy

Champion Breakdown

About Gamora

Character Class: Cosmic

Brief Overview: Gamora, known as the most dangerous woman in the galaxy, is a powerhouse in Marvel Contest of Champions (MCoC). She excels in stacking buffs like Fury and Cruelty, which enhance her damage output significantly as the fight progresses. With her Godslayer Strike, she can also make her special attacks more devastating, ensuring her place as a feared presence in the arena.

Gamora Origin: Hailing from the vast Marvel Comics universe, Gamora is the adopted daughter of Thanos and a key member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Her inclusion in MCoC captures her lethal skills and loyalty to her comrades.

Lore Background

Gamora History: Gamora's journey began with her tragic past as the last of her species, adopted and trained by Thanos to be the ultimate weapon. Her rebellion against Thanos and subsequent adventures with the Guardians of the Galaxy define her as a fierce warrior with a complex moral compass. These experiences have molded her in-game character, reflecting her resilience and combat prowess.

Personality Traits: Gamora is strong-willed, fiercely loyal, and determined. These traits manifest in her aggressive fighting style, which focuses on relentless attacks and strategic buff management to overwhelm her opponents.

Gamora's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Fury, Cruelty, Bleed, Armor Break, True Strike

  • Light Attacks: 65% chance to gain a Fury Buff, increasing Attack Rating by +665.28 for 14 seconds. Max: 25.
  • Medium Attacks: 65% chance to gain a Cruelty Buff, increasing Critical Damage Rating by 69.59 for 14 seconds. Max: 25.
  • Heavy Attacks: Refreshes the duration of all personal Buffs.

Passive and Active Basic Abilities:

  • Gamora’s personal Buffs gain +1.5% duration for every 1 second that has passed during the fight. Max bonus: +60%.
  • If Gamora has 8 or more personal Buffs active, her attacks cannot Miss.

Special Attacks:

  1. Vital Strike - This attack has 100% Critical Hit Chance and 100% chance to inflict a Bleed Debuff causing 4158 Direct Damage over 5 seconds. Godslayer effect grants +600% Critical Damage Multiplier.
  2. The Jade Assassin - This attack has 100% Critical Hit Chance and 80% chance per hit to inflict an Armor Break Debuff, removing an Armor Up Buff and reducing Armor Rating by 428.57 for 18 seconds. Godslayer effect enhances potency, duration, and ability accuracy of Armor Breaks.
  3. Godslayer - Grants a True Strike Buff for 14 seconds, ignoring Armor, Resistances, Auto-Block, and all Evade effects. Godslayer effect inflicts a Shock Debuff causing 8316 Energy Damage over 10 seconds, or a Degeneration Debuff if the opponent is a robot.

Signature Ability: Deadliest Woman in the Galaxy

  • Effect: Increases the chance to activate Godslayer Strike during Special Attacks to 100%, reducing its cooldown to 20 seconds. Awakening this ability significantly boosts Gamora’s combat effectiveness, allowing more frequent use of her potent Godslayer Strike.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Focus on stacking Fury and Cruelty buffs to amplify Gamora's damage over time. Utilize her Heavy Attack to refresh these buffs and prioritize using Specials when the Godslayer Strike is ready for massive damage spikes.

Advanced Techniques: Mastering the timing of canceling a Heavy Attack into a Special Attack can ensure your buffs are refreshed at critical moments, maximizing the damage output of Gamora’s Specials.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery: Gamora's learning curve revolves around managing her buffs and effectively timing her Godslayer Strike. Experienced players will benefit from perfecting the timing of her Heavy Attack cancels and knowing when to prioritize which Special Attack.

Team Composition: Pair Gamora with champions that enhance her buff potency or extend buff duration. Synergies that boost Attack Rating or provide additional utility can complement her playstyle well.

Synergy Bonuses:

  1. Huntresses of the Contest: Angela, Guillotine - Gamora gains +20% Attack Rating if the fight lasts more than 30 seconds. Angela enhances Precision and Fury Buff potency, while Guillotine gains a 50% chance to gain a Soul Charge when striking a bleeding opponent.
  2. Sibling Rivalry: Nebula - Robot opponents suffer reduced Ability Accuracy and Attack Rating per Gamora's buffs, while Nebula ensures her first Specials are Critical Hits.
  3. Cybernetics Upgrade – Assault: Mister Fantastic, Black Panther (Civil War) - Gamora’s Fury & Cruelty Buff Potency increased by 20%.
  4. Cybernetics Upgrade – Tactics: Beast, Iron Man (Infinity War) - Reduces Godslayer Strike's Cooldown by 20% and increases Attack Rating during Specials.
  5. Cybernetics Upgrade – Blitz: Guillotine 2099, Silver Centurion - Increases Buff duration and starts the fight with a Fury and Cruelty Buff.
  6. Friends: Star-Lord, Storm, She-Hulk - All Champions gain +130 Armor Rating.
  7. Teammates: Drax, Agent Venom, Nova, Groot - All Champions gain +5% Perfect Block Chance.

Countering Gamora

Counter Tactics: Utilize champions who can Nullify or prevent buffs to cripple Gamora's reliance on them. Agility-based champions who can evade her attacks until her buffs expire can also be effective.

Gamora Counters:

  1. Doctor Strange: Can continuously Nullify Gamora’s buffs, keeping her damage in check.
  2. Symbiote Supreme: Excels at Nullifying buffs and converting them into beneficial effects.
  3. Scarlet Witch: High chance to Nullify buffs with each hit.
  4. Magik: Limbo negates damage and she has a chance to Nullify buffs with her Special 1.


Final Thoughts: Gamora is a formidable addition to any roster, offering tremendous damage potential through her buff stacking mechanics. Understanding and mastering her, however, require practice and strategic use of her abilities.

Encouragement to Experiment: Explore various team combinations and gameplay strategies to fully unleash the potential of Gamora. Each fight is an opportunity to refine your approach and discover the best ways to dominate the battlefield with this lethal warrior.