Warlock – The Tech Maestro

Champion Breakdown

About Warlock

Character Class: Tech

Brief Overview: Known simply as "Warlock," this character stands out with his ability to shape-shift and utilize humor alongside his mighty powers. He possesses a signature ability called the 'Transmode Virus', which he utilizes to drain lifeglow from his opponents. Despite his seemingly friendly demeanor stating he won't harm Champions, beware — Warlock is more than capable of causing much destruction to those who oppose him or his allies.

Warlock Origin: Warlock is a character brought to life in the Marvel Contest of Champions directly from the rich tapestry of Marvel Comics. His inclusion in the game introduces a unique blend of abilities and narrative steeped in the comic book lore where he originally belongs.

Lore Background

Warlock History: Warlock is a member of the techno-organic race known as the Technarchy, possessing the ability to manipulate his form and utilize energy in various ways. His coming of age story, coupled with his struggles and journey through the universe, highlights his resilience and the evolution of his abilities which are well-reflected in his in-game character.

Personality Traits: Warlock's unique trait of injecting humor into battles makes him distinctly memorable. This playful nature, however, masks a tactical genius capable of quickly adapting to the flow of combat, making him a formidable opponent in any scenario.

Warlock's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Armor, Virus Infection, Power Drain, Power Burn

Warlock engages in combat by accumulating Infection Charges through contact with his opponents. These charges eventually manifest into a Techno-Organic Virus Infection which can block healing and drain an opponent's power when they attempt to regenerate health. His abilities focus on manipulating these charges and converting them to strategic advantages during fights.

  • Light attacks: Quick strikes to build up virus charges.
  • Medium attacks: More potent strikes, ideal for escalating infection charges quicker.
  • Heavy attacks: Lacerate the opponent, causing significant bleed damage over time.

Basic Abilities:

  • Passive: Immune to Bleed, Poison, Coldsnap, and Frostbite. Grants a permanent Armor Up Buff increasing Armor Rating.
  • Armor Up: Automatically refreshes if removed after 10 seconds.
  • Infection Passive: Opponents are Heal Blocked, their Offensive Ability Accuracy is reduced, and they suffer power drain every time they attempt to heal.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1 - Mega Buster: Power drains and shocks the opponent, with enhanced effects if they are infected.
  2. Special 2 - Pinwheel + Pummel: Inflicts double Armor Break debuffs; refreshes infections.
  3. Special 3 - Dine & Smash: Drains all opponent's current power and deals damage proportionate to the power lost; regenerates health for each existing infection.

Signature Ability:

  • Child of Kvch: Causes direct damage to the opponent when their Power is drained or burned. Multiple triggers possible based on power depletion duration.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Employ Warlock’s abilities to keep your opponent's healing and power in check. Build up infection charges rapidly and use his special attacks to maximize damage during those infection windows.

Advanced Techniques: Utilizing the sequence of his special attacks can be pivotal. For example, triggering his SP1 after accumulating maximum infections and then strategically using SP3 can turn the tide of the battle by maximizing both damage output and healing regeneration.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery: Mastery lies in managing Warlock’s infection charges and knowing when to switch between building up virus charges and converting them through his special attacks.

Team Composition: Warlock synergizes well with champions who benefit from having adversaries with low power and blocked healing abilities.


  • SelfFriends: Enhanced special attacks with less power generation for opponents.
  • Going Viral: Increased efficiency in virus charge accumulation.
  • Robot Uprising: Increased attack ratings through triggered Fury Buffs when allied with specific Tech champions.

Countering Warlock

Counter Tactics: Champions that can negate or bypass Warlock’s heal block or armor up abilities effectively counter him. Frequent use of armor break can destabilize his defensive capabilities.

Warlock Counters:

  1. Venom: Can reduce the duration of infection significantly with multiple buff applications.
  2. Heimdall: Access to an array of buffs that can diminish the impact of infections.


Final Thoughts: Warlock is a versatile and powerful addition to any roster, excelling in control over healing and power dynamics in battles.

Encouragement to Experiment: Dive into the diverse strategies that Warlock’s unique abilities offer. Explore different team compositions and master the timing and application of his virus mechanics for maximum effectiveness.