Spider-Man (Classic)

Spider-Man (Classic) – The Web-Slinging Wonder

Champion Breakdown

About Spider-Man (Classic)

Character Class: Science

Brief Overview: Peter Parker, better known as Spider-Man, swings into the Marvel Contest of Champions with an updated kit that enhances his web-shooting prowess and uses his signature agility and Spidey Sense. With a blend of offensive and defensive abilities, Spider-Man (Classic) remains a versatile and formidable hero in the game.

Spider-Man (Classic) Origin: Originating from Marvel Comics, Spider-Man has been a staple superhero since his debut in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. Over the years, Peter Parker’s dual life as a friendly neighborhood hero and a photographer has made him one of Marvel’s most beloved characters.

Lore Background

Spider-Man (Classic) History: Peter Parker's life changed forever when a radioactive spider bite granted him incredible strength, agility, and the ability to cling to walls. Tragically, his Uncle Ben’s death taught Peter that "with great power comes great responsibility." He has since donned the mantle of Spider-Man, defending New York City from various supervillains.

Personality Traits: Peter Parker is known for his witty banter and never-say-die attitude. His compassion and scientific mind often aid him in crafting strategies to outwit his foes. These traits are reflected in Spider-Man’s gameplay, where his agility and strategic use of webbing are crucial.

Spider-Man (Classic)'s Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Taunt, Evade, Decelerate, Suppression, Stun

Spider-Man’s basic abilities make him a versatile fighter in controlling the battlefield and reducing his opponent’s effectiveness.

  • Light Attacks: Quick punches and kicks that apply Taunt, reducing the opponent’s attack rating.
  • Medium Attacks: Follow-up combos with added chances to inflict debuffs.
  • Heavy Attacks: A powerful web-slinging punch that can apply additional stacks of webbing.

Passive and Active Basic Abilities

  • Taunt: Opponent’s attack rating is reduced; enhances Spider-Man’s evade chance.
  • Evade: A percentage chance to avoid attacks, increased with Taunt stacks.
  • Decelerate: Reduces the opponent's chances to evade and become unstoppable.
  • Suppression: Reduces opponent’s power gain.
  • Stun: Temporarily incapacitates the opponent.

Special Attacks

  1. Special 1: Web-Slinger – Applies two webbing debuffs with each hit, initially inflicting Debilitate and Decelerate.
  2. Special 2: Swingin’ – Inflicts a stun and reduces the opponent’s physical resistance per Taunt applied.
  3. Special 3: Thwip, Thwip, Pow! – Adds five webbing stacks, providing a substantial period to control the opponent.

Signature Ability: Spider-Sense

Spider-Sense enhances Spider-Man’s agility, increasing his chance to evade attacks and extending the duration and potency of Taunt debuffs. When Spider-Man's signature ability is awakened, it significantly boosts his overall survivability and control over the fight, making it a valuable asset.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Spider-Man excels at controlling opponent’s movements with his web-based debuffs. Focus on stacking Taunt to reduce your foe's attack power while using webbing to apply Debilitate, Decelerate, and Suppression.

Advanced Techniques:

  • Combo Chain Strategy: Use Parry to stun and stack Taunts, and then follow up with Special 1 and Special 2 to further debuff and control the opponent.
  • Webbing Management: Keep an eye on webbing duration and strategically use Special 3 to reset the webbing stacks for longer control.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery: Mastering the timing of Spider-Man’s evade and special attacks is key to maximizing his potential. Focus on maintaining debuffs and leveraging the extended Taunt effects for reduced incoming damage.

Team Composition: Spider-Man fits well in teams that benefit from evasion-focused abilities and debuff synergy. Pair him with champions that can boost his utility or further weaken the opponent.

Synergy Bonuses

  1. You’re Like Me!:

    • With: Spider-Man (Symbiote), Spider-Man (Stealth Suit), Spider-Man (Stark Enhanced), Spider-Man (Supreme)
    • #Spider-Verse Heroes: Gain a 10% chance to evade, even while blocking.
  2. Onomatopotent:

    • With: Wolverine, Nightcrawler
    • Spider-Man: Webbing falls off 50% slower.
    • Wolverine: Bleed duration increased by 15%.
    • Nightcrawler: +40% flat evade ability accuracy.
  3. Holding Back This Whole Time:

    • With: Doctor Octopus
    • Spider-Man: Heavy attack inflicts a non-stacking Injury debuff.
    • Doctor Octopus: Gain a 15% chance to evade attacks per active Breakthrough.
  4. Obsession:

    • With: Kraven, Spider-Man (Symbiote)
    • Spider-Man (Classic): 8+ Webbing grants a Root debuff.
    • Kraven: Gains Immortality Buff under knockout conditions.
  5. My Kitty Senses Are Purring:

    • With: Black Cat, Spider-Man (Symbiote)
    • Spider-Man (Classic) and Spider-Man (Symbiote): Apply Physical Vulnerability debuff upon evasion.
  6. Spider-Monkey:

    • With: Hit-Monkey
    • Spider-Man (Classic): 6+ Webbing grants a Fragility Debuff.
    • Hit-Monkey: Gains the level 1 Assassin Mastery against mercenary opponents.
  7. The Way Of The Spider:

    • With: Shang-Chi
    • Spider-Man (Classic): Can use Perfect-Timing for added damage via Physical Vulnerability debuffs.
    • Shang-Chi: Critical hits bypass additional armor and resistances.

Countering Spider-Man (Classic)

Counter Tactics:

  • Control Webbing: Use champions with Purify abilities to remove Spider-Man’s debuffs and control his webbing effects.
  • High Hit Specials: Champions with multi-hit special attacks can quickly reduce Spider-Man’s webbing stack duration.
  • Debuff Immunity: Use champions that are immune to Taunt, Stun, and other debuffs to mitigate Spider-Man’s effects.

Spider-Man (Classic) Counters

  1. Nick Fury:
    • Utilizes Purify to remove Taunts and control webbing.
  2. Aegon:
    • Multi-hit specials make quick work of webbing stacks.
  3. Kingpin:
    • Purifies debuffs efficiently, neutralizing Spider-Man’s utility.
  4. Ghost:
    • Can avoid surprise attacks with her own phasing abilities.


Final Thoughts: Spider-Man (Classic) remains a fan-favorite with his reliable debuffs, control, and tactical gameplay. His updated kit makes him a formidable opponent and valuable ally, particularly when targeting champions vulnerable to his web-based abilities.

Encouragement to Experiment: With his blend of evasion, debuffs, and strategic tools, Spider-Man (Classic) offers a lot of creative combinations. Experiment with different playstyles and team ups to maximize his potential in your roster. Happy swinging, Summoners!