Character Spotlight: Mercer

Character Spotlight: Mercer

Character Breakdown

Trait

Name: Fast

Role

Name: Tank

Description: Protects allies from enemy damage or other negative effects by redirecting enemy attacks to themselves, as well as providing defense buffs to themselves and/or teammates.

Base Stats (Max 90)

Attack: 1,515

Health: 1,727

Defense: 2,073

Rush

Cost: 76 AP

Effect: Deal 500% Damage to one enemy. This character and 1 teammate gain +50% Bonus HP, get +150% Defense for 2 turns, and get Pain Split for 2 turns.

Active Skill

Initial Cooldown: 2

Cooldown: 1

Effect: One teammate regains up to 35% of their max HP for 2 turns. This character gains +35% AP.

Specialist Skill

Name: Vitality

Effect: At the beginning of each turn, this specialist regains health based on the amount of unspent adrenaline it has.

Special Weapon

3rd Slot Effect: Bonus Healing: When healed, regain 100% more HP.

Gameplay Walkthrough

Mercer is a unique style of tank that provides insane protection to his teammates as well as himself. Mercer acts as a bodyguard for any teammate, making him able to deeply protect core characters on the team (such as Revive or Human Shield characters) that can really take the edge off against massive attacks:

Rush

While Mercer definitely puts some damage pressure to an enemy, Mercer’s Rush really shines when it comes to its defensive properties. Mercer will apply Pain Split to himself and 1 teammate, splitting the damage dealt to either Mercer or his teammate. Additionally, Mercer will also grant himself and that teammate 50% Bonus HP, as well as an incredible +150% Defense for the same duration as Pain Split. This helps cover the Pain Split ally more directly, so even if they are traditionally a little more fragile, Mercer’s defensive boosts temporarily convert them into a mini-tank.

Active

Given that Mercer and his Pain Split teammate are likely going to be taking damage, this Active Skill grants 35% HP for 2 turns to a teammate, as well as provide Mercer with 35% AP. Additionally, the Cooldown is only 1 turn, allowing Mercer to use his Active Skill frequently. His Active Skill is also tuned to be used a lot more aggressively than most other characters, allowing him to be more reliable on a Defense team.

Specialist Skill

Since Mercer is going to both be taking damage as well as be a potential target to focus down, he is going to be in need of regular heals. Vitality is great passive way to help him offset that damage, and allows him to more regularly grants his Active Skill healing to his teammates instead.

Special Weapon

Mercer’s weapon effect allows him to receive 100% more HP when healed, which really helps Mercer stay alive to continue to protect his allies. This effect also works with Vitality, doubling the amount of passive healing Mercer receives each turn. Alternatively, you could re-craft for Absolute Defense to provide a difference source of damage mitigation for Mercer.

[6 Star] Synergistic Characters

Leaders

When selecting a Leader to combine with Mercer, some aspects to consider:

  • Offense vs. Defense Team (e.g. - HP / DEF vs. ATK/AP Gain, etc.)
  • Team Trait Combination (e.g. - Fast + Tough, Strong + Fast, etc.)
  • Overall Strategy (e.g. - Team Buffing, Revive Loop, etc.)

Examples

Specialists

When selecting other Specialists to combine with Mercer, some aspects to consider:

  • Defending Specialists (e.g. - Human Shield, Indomitable, Guardian II, etc.)
  • Revive Characters (e.g. - Holly, Gabriel, Rick, etc.)
  • Debuff / Control (e.g. - Harper, Glenn, Shiva, etc.)

Examples

[6 Star] Team Compositions

Here are a few example Mercer teams to get your creativity flowing:

non lead rick>?

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Leader skills obviously for losers

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Shame he only buffs one teammate, awesome character design but he’s just another punching bag for Shawn/Alpha.

This deserves some elaboration, as well as comparison to other characters. Or not.

What they actually mean is that it can be used more frequently so the dumb AI is more likely to use it than a normal attack. I suspect using “tuned” is just some fancy speak to try and make it sound like he’s more special than he actually is

Aka false advertising.

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False advertising? Scopely? Noooooooo. It can’t be!

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Does his weapon affect bonus hp too or only regular hp and vitality?

@LaraCroft

Why does he look like a transformer crossed between the red power ranger. :rofl:

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Lets make sure we get the new premiere spotlight up :joy: lets not address all the obvious things people are waiting for…

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Mercer in his original role as Maximilian in the 1979 movie The Black Hole…

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His active skill will be his downfall if y’all really think its gonna be good if used aggresively. For example Gabe’s active skill pops no matter if you need a revive or not; he pops for the ap gain. So if someone on his team is hurt he’s gonna screw himself if his ar is ready and he’d rather pop his active skill over his rush.

Perfect example of not knowing their game and its mechanics.

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Yes wear full body armor but not a helmet to protect the head. Worst design ever. :smirk:

more stop to body bites…

Before even war started, 2 of my faction mates pulled him n maxed out w ar n mods.

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