Masacre – The Fiery Vigilante You Didn’t Know You Needed

Champion Breakdown

About Masacre

Character Class: Skill

Brief Overview: Masacre is a flamethrower-wielding, bat-swinging mercenary with a penchant for punishment. With abilities like Ignite, Disorient, Bleed, and Incinerate, he brings a fiery flair to the battlefield. His unique gameplay mechanics and origin story make him a standout addition to any roster.

Masacre Origin: Originating from Marvel Comics, Masacre made his debut as a Mexican priest turned vigilante who decided the world needed punishment, leading to his transformation into a mercenary. He's a part of Deadpool’s eclectic group, Mercs for Money.

Lore Background

Masacre History: Masacre began his journey as a priest in Mexico but transformed into a relentless vigilante after an enlightening confession from Deadpool. He first avenged his country's injustices by taking down the crime lord Calavera de Jade. Masacre then joined forces with Deadpool, solidifying his role as a valued member of the Mercs for Money. His in-game persona reflects this journey through his brutal yet calculated fighting style.

Personality Traits: Masacre is driven by a relentless sense of justice and has a no-nonsense approach to crime-fighting. His focus on punishment rather than redemption shows through his high-damage moves and debuffs, making him a formidable opponent in Marvel Contest of Champions.

Masacre's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Ignite, Disorient, Bleed, Incinerate

Masacre excels in applying numerous debuffs, making him a deadly attacker. His basic attacks revolve around his Baseball Bat, capable of switching between building Ignition Charges and dealing severe Incinerate damage.

  • Lights

    • 1st Light: Baseball Bat strike
    • 2nd Light: Baseball Bat strike
    • 3rd Light: Baseball Bat strike
  • Mediums

    • 1st Medium: Baseball Bat strike
    • 2nd Medium: Machete slash
  • Heavy Attack

    • Baseball Bat hits designed to generate additional Ignition Charges

Main Abilities:

  • Ignite
  • Disorient
  • Bleed
  • Incinerate

Passive and Active Basic Abilities:

  • While Ignited: +1400 Block Penetration, gain Power against blocked strikes, 100% chance to inflict Incinerate.
  • When Blocked: Opponent suffers -50% Ability Accuracy if they have at least one debuff.
  • Failed Incinerate Effects: Opponent takes burst Energy damage.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1: Disorienting Flames

    • Inflicts Disorient debuff, reducing Defensive Ability and Block Proficiency by 50%. If no Incinerate is present, duration is +200%.
    • Refreshes all active Incinerate Debuffs.
    • Machete hits inflict Bleed.
  2. Special 2: Flaming Blitz

    • +1400 Block Penetration if Ignited.
    • High Attack Rating if blocked.
    • Avoids incoming attacks for 1 second when hitting a block.
  3. Special 3: Fiery Retribution

    • 100% chance to inflict an Incinerate debuff causing significant Energy damage, removing Perfect Block Chance, and reducing Block Proficiency by 50%.

Signature Ability: Enthusiastic Punishment Activated when the opponent has zero Incinerate debuffs, enhancing:

  • Combat Power Rate while attacking.
  • Critical Rating.

Having Masacre’s signature ability unlocked significantly enhances his combat effectiveness, particularly in keeping his power meter full and maximizing critical hits.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Masacre thrives on maintaining Ignition Charges and capitalizing on Incinerate debuffs. Focus on building and utilizing ignition to deal substantial damage. Prioritize landing critical hits and timing Special Attacks to keep debuffs active.

Advanced Techniques: Timing is essential for Masacre. Utilize the Disorient debuff from Special 1 to reduce the opponent’s defenses, and follow up with Special 2 for a high damage output. Advanced players can strategically refresh Incinerate debuffs to maximize damage over time.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery:

  • Precision: Maximizing critical hits helps keep Ignition active.
  • Inequity: Utilizing stacked debuffs to maintain a defensive edge.
  • Assassin: This synergy will enhance Masacre's finishing power, especially useful for ending fights quickly.

Team Composition: Masacre pairs well with champions who benefit from debuffs or can stack additional debuffs themselves. His synergies make him an excellent complement to various teams, adding versatility.

Synergy Bonuses:

  1. Inspiration: Deadpool, Deadpool (X-Force), Goldpool

    • Increases Critical Rating while the opponent is bleeding.
  2. Get in the Pool: Gwenpool, Venompool

    • Increases the duration of Masacre's ignite and various debuffs.
  3. Mercs for Money: Domino

    • Gains ignition charges at the start of the fight or when ignite expires. Debuffs last longer.
  4. Spiritual Strength: Daredevil, Daredevil (Classic)

    • Increases chance to evade and benefits Daredevil's offensive capabilities.
  5. Playing with Fire: Red Hulk

    • Blocks while Ignited apply Incinerate debuffs automatically. Red Hulk starts with 2 Heat Charges.

Countering Masacre

Counter Tactics: To counter Masacre, focus on champions with Incinerate immunity or high resistance to debuffs. Interrupt his build-up of Ignition Charges by playing defensively and baiting his heavy attacks.

Masacre Counters:

  1. Iceman: Immune to Incinerate, selling down Masacre's damage output significantly.
  2. Red Hulk: Can absorb heat and turn it into strength, nullifying Masacre’s Incinerate effects.
  3. Human Torch: Immunity to Incinerate and high burst damage to overwhelm Masacre quickly.


Final Thoughts: Masacre stands out thanks to his unique set of abilities that combine high damage, debuffs, and a flair for the dramatic. His rich lore and distinctive playstyle make him not just a powerful champion but an engaging one.

Encouragement to Experiment: Players are encouraged to dive into Masacre's mechanics and explore various strategies to unlock his full potential. His synergies and debuff-centric gameplay offer a wealth of opportunities for creative combat approaches in Marvel Contest of Champions.