Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch – The Mistress of Chaos Magic

Champion Breakdown

About Scarlet Witch

Character Class: Mystic

Brief Overview: Scarlet Witch wields the powers of chaos magic, capable of inflicting hexes that alter reality. Her unique abilities revolve around Instability and Chaos Surges, making her a powerful force in combat. Scarlet Witch excels in creating unpredictable situations, nullifying opponents' buffs, and turning chaos into strength.

Scarlet Witch Origin: Scarlet Witch, also known as Wanda Maximoff, is a renowned character from Marvel Comics. She is a member of the Avengers and has been a pivotal figure in several major story arcs within the Marvel Universe. Her abilities and rich backstory make her a perfect fit for Marvel Contest of Champions.

Lore Background

Scarlet Witch History: Wanda Maximoff, born with the gift of chaos magic, has a tumultuous backstory filled with significant events. As a member of the Avengers, she has been both hero and villain, often struggling with her immense power. Pivotal moments include her manipulation of reality in "House of M" and her role in the "Avengers Disassembled" storyline. These events shape her volatile and powerful in-game persona.

Personality Traits: Scarlet Witch is fiercely passionate and determined, characteristics that influence her unpredictable fighting style. Her resilience and ability to harness chaos give her an edge in combat, often catching opponents off guard with her potent hexes and reality-bending powers.

Scarlet Witch's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Nullify, Chaos Surge, Power Gain. Scarlet Witch's basic attacks include:

Light Attacks: Quick, energy-infused strikes that build up her combo meter. Medium Attacks: More powerful energy bursts, useful for closing the distance and dealing moderate damage. Heavy Attacks: A telekinetic slam that not only deals significant damage but also creates a potent Power Gain buff.

Passive and Active Basic Abilities:

  • Passive:
    • Energy Damage: All attacks deal energy damage instead of physical.
  • Active:
    • Instability: On special activation, gain 1 indefinite Instability.
    • Chaos Surge: Every 4 seconds, activate Chaos Surge, granting both champions a chance to gain a random buff.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1: Crushing Blow
    • Scarlet Witch tears the ground and hurls debris, creating 1 Instability on the first hit.
  2. Special 2: Chaos Bombardment
    • Conjures a blast of chaos magic, inflicting random debuffs like Poison, Coldsnap, or Incinerate, with increased durations for each buff on either champion.
  3. Special 3: Collective Destruction
    • Releases a devastating burst of chaos magic, nullifying up to 5 buffs and inflicting passive degeneration per Instability.

Signature Ability: Organized Chaos

  • On Chaos Surge activation, inflict specific debuffs on opponents based on their class. This ability significantly enhances her versatility and effectiveness in combat, making her more formidable.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Leveraging Scarlet Witch's abilities requires maintaining a balance of Instability. Focus on nullifying opponents' buffs with well-timed blocks and use heavy attacks to manage Instability. Aim to launch Special 2 as often as possible for sustained damage.

Advanced Techniques: Master the re-parry technique to perform multiple well-timed blocks during Special Attacks. This will help you nullify and copy buffs effectively. Timing heavy attacks just before reaching 6 Instability ensures you can follow up with another Special 2.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery:

  • Mystic Dispersion: Gain significant power from nullifying opponents' buffs, allowing for more frequent special attacks.
  • Block Proficiency: Mitigate chip damage caused by blocking, which is crucial for leveraging Scarlet Witch's well-timed block ability.
  • Parry: Create openings for heavy attacks, essential for managing Instability.

Team Composition: Scarlet Witch performs well with champions that provide synergy bonuses enhancing her abilities and creating additional combat strategies. Pair her with high-buff champions to maximize the benefits of her Chaos Surge.

Synergy Bonuses:

  1. Decimation: With Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Emma Frost
    • Scarlet Witch: Buffs duration increased by 25%.
    • Mutant Opponents: Reduced Ability Accuracy during Special Attacks.
  2. Chaos Rising: With Scarlet Witch (Classic)
    • Scarlet Witch: Start with 2 Instability.
  3. Till Infinity Do Us Part: With Vision, Vision (Age of Ultron)
    • Scarlet Witch: Gain Aptitude Buff.
  4. Demonic Pact: With Mephisto, Dormammu
    • Scarlet Witch: Regeneration instead of Prowess.
  5. Friends: With Captain America, Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Black Widow
    • All Champions gain +6% Health.
  6. Family: With Magneto, Magneto (House of X)
    • All Champions gain +130 Armor Rating.

Countering Scarlet Witch

Counter Tactics: To counter Scarlet Witch, focus on champions immune to her debuffs like Incinerate, Coldsnap, or Poison. Prevent her from gaining buffs by using champions with nullify, fate seal, or stagger abilities.

Scarlet Witch Counters:

  1. Red Hulk: Immune to Poison and Incinerate, reducing Scarlet Witch's damage output.
  2. Iceman: Coldsnap immunity helps mitigate her debuffs.
  3. Void: His feared debuffs and power control can prevent Scarlet Witch from gaining buffs.


Final Thoughts: Scarlet Witch brings unpredictable and chaotic energy to any battle. Her ability to nullify and copy buffs, coupled with her powerful Special 2, makes her a valuable addition to any roster. Whether you are a new player or a seasoned veteran, Scarlet Witch offers a unique playstyle worth mastering.

Encouragement to Experiment: Dive into the chaos and experiment with Scarlet Witch. Find your unique approach to maximize her potential and unlock new strategies in Marvel Contest of Champions.