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Aquaman
Rarity Base Stats Price Unlock
Gold 950/1,050 220,000 Challenge Mode, Challenge Booster Pack, Justice League Pack, Special Challenge Booster Packs
Passive Armies of Atlantis: Aquaman can summon a soldier of Atlantis by using Atlantean Hero.

Aquaman Prime can be unlocked through Challenge Mode. Otherwise, he can be randomly obtained in the Challenge Booster Pack and the new Special Challenge Booster Packs or as a guaranteed character from the Justice League Pack, but neither will unlock him for direct promotions.

StrategyEdit

Aquaman Prime is an interesting character boasting the might of Atlantis. He introduces a new mechanic into the game which can summon an additional fighter to aid you in battle, allowing Aquaman to step out of the fray momentarily. It is useful if you have healing gear to generate back your lost health, as heal on special 2 will be activated as normal. Other gear effects such as basic attack damage, basic attack crit chance, or stun on special 2 will have no effect(s) on either his Atlantean Hero or the opponent, respectively.

Aquaman is largely unused, as his s2 is very inefficient in dealing damage and generally only drags fights on unnecessarily. He essentially lacks a passive.

The stats of the Atlantean Hero in terms of % of Aquaman's stats:

Stated Observed
Damage 40% of Aquaman damage 70% of Aquaman damage
Health 20% of Aquaman damage ~42% of Aquaman health

The Atlantean Hero cannot gain any power or use any special attacks, and is immune to Radiation.

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Aquaman summoning his Atlantean Hero to battle!

Aquaman cannot gain any power while the Atlantean Hero is active.

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The Atlantean Hero is seen on the right.

The act of summoning the Atlantean Hero will not do any damage by itself and will work in Dead Zone. The Atlantean Hero will be summoned at full health regardless of Aquaman's health.

It is possible to tag out the Atlantean Hero, but he would simply leave the match and you have to re-summon him with two bars of power. Summoning the Atlantean Hero will not trigger Sinestro's passive, however, tagging someone else in - including Aquaman himself - will trigger it.

Hitting the Atlantean Hero with area of effect attacks will not damage Aquaman, but will still damage his teammates.

Knocking out the Atlantean Hero will count as a knock out blow for the passives of Deathstroke/Prime, Deathstroke/Insurgency, Doomsday/Regime, Doomsday/Prime and Zod/Prime.

If Atlantean Hero triggers Batman/Dawn of Justice's Evasion, Batman would vanish but would not return, even if the hero is tagged out. Hitting air this way will not grant any power to Batman or any of the other characters tagged in against him. Batman will only drop down after dodging another special. Using a Super Move will damage him as normal, but despite that Batman will visually drop down after being hit by the super, he will still take no damage from basics and the next special, while he can still attack as normal. LexCorp Set's 3-piece radiation effect will still damage him while he is not on the field.

Prime Aquaman has very poor synergy with his specific gear; stun and damage on special 2 has no effect, and area effect on his special 1 is ineffective as it is a bleed attack and only half of its damage is multiplied.

However, Aquaman has a strong synergy with the Tantu Totem. Upon reaching 2 bars of power, Aquaman can activate his SP2 and summon a Atlantean Hero, and when the Atlantean Hero is KOed, no character will tag-in other than Aquaman himself, who gains 3 full bars of power upon Tag-In, and when also paired with The Ibistick, he can activate “Trident Toss” first before leaving the opponent with an Atlantean Hero - and Aquaman can repeat the whole process indefinitely. On top of that, the Atlantean Hero is immune to Radiaton and Area-Damage (Aquaman only), which is really helpful against one-shot nuke characters such as Bane/Luchador, Batgirl, Ares/Prime and Batman/Batman Ninja which can deal powerful area damage when equipped with the right gears. So Aquaman can defeat opponents just by using Atlantean Hero, although this might take a very long time and wear down the player.

InteractionsEdit

Please note that battles are highly situational: this section only mentions cards that have mechanics that, for any reason, are particularly effective with/against, or particularly ineffective against Aquaman. Having a card that "counters" Aquaman does not mean it is always a good choice.

Good WithEdit

  • Cyborg/Teen Titans: Cyborg's passive is great for soaking up hits. Aquaman's Atlantean Hero can be used as a very effective stalling technique while Cyborg recovers as he's tagged out.
  • Catwoman/Batman Returns: She increases the damage of Aquaman’s bleed on his easy to use SP1.
  • Hawkgirl/Blackest Night: Since part of Hawkgirl's passive is to heal herself whenever an opponent and/or ally gets knocked out, Hawkgirl will keep gaining health from Aquaman's fallen soldiers.
  • Tantu Totem: As stated in the Strategy section.

Good AgainstEdit

  • Killer Frost/Prime: Although Killer Frost's passive is deadly, Atlantean Hero can buy time for your teammates to gain power while he fights. Since the Atlantean doesn't generate power himself, he is immune to dampening effects.
  • Raven/Prime: His Atlantean Hero can take the effects of Raven's Demonic Rage passive for him, thus halving her insane damage potential.
  • Lobo/Bounty Hunter, Hawkgirl/Prime: Atlantean Hero can be used even when Aquaman is snared by their passives.
  • One-shot nuke characters such as Bane/Luchador, Batgirl, Ares/Prime and Batman/Batman Ninja which can deal powerful area damage when equipped with the right gears, provided that Aquaman/Prime uses the strategy as stated in the Good With section.

Countered ByEdit

  • Doomsday/Prime: Atlantean Hero is still susceptible to Doomsday's Hero Killer Passive. Its low health makes it an easy target for a well-placed Earth Shake.
  • Sinestro/Antimatter: His SP1 can force out Aquaman's soldiers and drain two bars of power from Aquaman.
  • Aquaman/Injustice 2: Due to his Special 2 being inefficient unless in certain cirumstances, Aquaman/Prime generally relies on his special 1 which is a bleed, and thus is countered by his Injustice 2 counterpart, essentially turning his Special 1 into a liability and keeping his Special 2 a tactic to delay the inevitable. 
  • Batman/Dawn of Justice: When using this character in Online Battle for defense, when Atlantean Hero is used, Batman will simply use his passive and stay out of the game for an indefinite amount of time, making the attacker useless as they cannot do anything, even when he tags out, so eventually he has to quit the game to end it, unless he has 3 bars to use a Super Move that will end the game.

AbilitiesEdit

Here are Aquaman's abilities.

Ability Classification Description Usage
Trident Toss First Special Aquaman launches his Trident. BLEED: Deals DAMAGE-OVER-TIME. Target
Atlantean Hero Second Special Aquaman summons one of his finest soldiers to assist him in battle. Tap
Atlantean Rage Super Move Call forth the mightiest predator of the oceans. UNBLOCKABLE. Tap

Support Cards and GearEdit

Here are Aquaman's support cards and gear.

Card Classification Description Cost
Throne of Atlantis Health 10% HEALTH BOOST. 3,000
Poseidon's Trident Damage 10% DAMAGE BOOST. 4,000
Armies of Atlantis Energy 10% ENERGY REGENERATION. 5,000
Atlantean Polearm (Trident Of Poseidon) Gear

8% - 18% Damage boost to Special 2

[Aquaman] 100% AREA EFFECT:opponent's team takes 15% - 25% damage from Special 1

[EVOLVED] 15% - 25% stun chance on Special 2

25,000 - 1,000,000 (upgrading)

StatsEdit

These stats are the final damage and health levels at level 50, per Elite rank, with ALL support cards, and without any augmentations. With the 2.13 update, Elite 8, 9, and 10 have been added. The Elite 10 damage and health levels are for level 60 characters.

Tier Damage Health
Normal 8,075 15,309
Elite I 11,163 22,281
Elite II 14,877 30,608
Elite III 22,305 45,927
Elite IV 26,034 55,073
Elite V 29,754 61,236
Elite VI 33,478 66,848
Elite VII 37,192 76,545
Elite VIII 40,912 84,199
Elite IX 44,631 91,854
Elite X ??? ???

Trivia Edit

Aquman stats for his sp2
  • Aquaman's Upgrades for his special 2 show the stats for his Atlantean hero instead of the minimum/maximum damage, although it is inaccurate and in-game it's higher than the shown.
  • He's always the "featured" character for when a Double Bonus XP comes in.
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  • Previously, his Atlantean Heroes count towards Zod/Prime's passive, where every single KO'ed soldier on Zod's team heals him by 20% and boost his damage by 20%. The damage boost can stack up to 30 times, capped at 600% bonus damage. This will reset back to normal if any of the main characters are knocked out.