Wasp – The Deadly Dynamo of Shrink and Sting

Champion Breakdown

About Wasp

Character Class: Science

Brief Overview: Wielding a state-of-the-art Wasp suit, Hope van Dyne emerges as a formidable warrior capable of shrinking to insect size while retaining immense strength and durability. Her agility, evasion, and ability to execute critical strikes make Wasp a lethal and versatile opponent in the Marvel Contest of Champions.

Wasp Origin: Hailing from Marvel Comics, Hope van Dyne dons the mantle of Wasp, inspired by her mother Janet van Dyne and driven by a need to uphold family legacy. Her ability to shrink, fly, and deliver powerful strikes makes her a natural fit for the Contest.

Lore Background

Wasp History: Hope van Dyne is the daughter of Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp, and Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man. Learning of her parents' heroics and sacrifices, Hope decides to take up the mantle of the Wasp, using Pym technology to follow in her family's superhero footsteps. Her journey is laden with battles and the honing of her skills, which directly translate into her prowess in the Battlerealm.

Personality Traits: Determined, intelligent, and fiercely independent, Hope van Dyne's traits are evident in her agile and strategic fighting style. She balances aggression with tactical evasions, making her a calculated yet relentless force on the battlefield.

Wasp's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Stun, Enfeeble, Concussion, Power Sting

Wasp's combat style is a blend of agility and precision. Her basic attacks include:

Light Attack: Quick and rapid hits to build the combo meter. Medium Attack: Balanced strikes designed to maintain pressure. Heavy Attack: Wasp's signature maneuver to stun and weaken enemies while applying debuffs.

  • Passive Abilities:

    • Whenever Wasp shrinks down, her next 2 hits are critical.
    • Increased attack rating for each debuff on the opponent.
  • Active Abilities:

    • Stun: Heavy attacks can stun enemies.
    • Enfeeble: Weakens opponents' attack when chained from a combo.
    • Concussion: Reduces the opponent’s Ability Accuracy.
    • Power Sting: Deals damage upon opponents' special attacks.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1: Insect Size

    • 40% chance to stun for 2 seconds.
    • Inflicts Concussion, reducing opponent’s Ability Accuracy by 1% per hit on her Combo Meter for 8 seconds.
  2. Special 2: Quick Sting

    • Inflicts Power Sting for 6 seconds, dealing damage when opponent uses a special attack.
    • Petrifies the opponent, reducing effectiveness of Power Gain and Regeneration by 1.75% per hit on Wasp’s Combo Meter for 12 seconds.
  3. Special 3: Titanic Treat

    • Boosts attack rating based on hits in her Combo Meter.

Signature Ability: Quantum Evade

With her signature ability awakened, Wasp gains a 20% increased flat chance to shrink and counter attack when attacked. This leads to critical opportunities for retaliation and maintaining an aggressive stance in fights. Awakening this ability significantly enhances her defensive and offensive capabilities, reducing the cooldown period of her counter attack, thereby sustaining pressure on the opponent.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Utilize Wasp's agility to evade and counter opponent attacks. Chain Heavy Attacks after combos to inflict Stun and Weakness. Maintain a high Combo Meter to maximize the effects of her debuffs.

Advanced Techniques: Implement strategic use of Special Attacks—start with Special 1 to predictably control the opponent's Ability Accuracy, then follow with Special 2 for sustained damage and to mitigate regeneration effects. Use her evading passive to surprise opponents and secure critical damage spikes.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery: Mastering Wasp requires precision in timing her Heavy Attacks and efficiently building her Combo Meter to amplify her debuffs and damage output.

Team Composition: Wasp excels when paired with champions that can enhance her abilities or benefit from her debuffs. She synergizes particularly well with characters like Ant-Man, Ghost, and Yellowjacket.

Synergy Bonuses:

  1. Deadly Sting:

    • Yellowjacket: Concussion activates on intercept, reducing Ability Accuracy by 100%.
    • Wasp: Reactivates Concussion multiple times in battle.
  2. Hard to Hit:

    • Ant-Man: Increased attack after Glancing Hits.
    • Ghost: Unblockable Special Attacks while Intangible.
    • Wasp: Constant Counter Sting below 20% health.
  3. Advanced Tech:

    • Iron Man, Iron Man (Infinity War): Armor Up effects last longer.
    • Wasp: Inflicts Petrify on intercept, reducing Power Gain and Regeneration by 100%.
  4. Friends with Ant-Man:

    • All Champions gain +130 Armor Rating.
  5. Enemies with Ghost:

    • All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating.

Countering Wasp

Counter Tactics: To counter Wasp, avoid her Heavy Attacks and Specials. Champions with immunity to Shock or Stun are particularly effective. Exploit any opening between her evasions and counter attacks to deal significant damage.

Wasp Counters:

  1. Quake:

    • Utilize her Aftershock to avoid direct confrontation and counter Wasp’s agility.
  2. Iceman:

    • Ice Armor offers protection against Wasp’s heavy hits and debuffs.
  3. Juggernaut:

    • Unstoppable charges can negate Wasp’s evasion and overwhelm her with force.


Final Thoughts: Wasp is a nimble and powerful champion, combining critical strikes, debuffs, and evasive maneuvers to dominate her opponents. Her versatile playstyle and ability to control the battlefield make her a stellar addition to any roster.

Encouragement to Experiment: Players are encouraged to explore Wasp’s unique potential, experimenting with various team compositions and strategies to find the best fit for their playstyle. Embrace the agility and tactical prowess she brings to each fight.