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Rarity

Base Stats Price Unlock
Gold 1,300/1,500 491,000 Challenge Mode, Injustice 2 Superman Pack, Injustice 2 Promo Pack
PassiveKryptonian Fortitude: Everytime Superman tags in he takes no damage from the first SP received. Bonus 5% Damage and 5% Health per promotion (35% in total).

Superman Injustice 2 is a true sight to behold. He has the highest total base stats, tied with Batman/Flashpoint, highest base Health, and third highest base Damage (all without the inclusion of his passive) in the game with a passive that gives him yet another large boost to both stats and allows him to repeatedly and selectively negate massive amounts of damage. Due to that, he can sometimes be considered to be the most powerful character in the game, and for a good reason.

He can be unlocked through his Challenge Mode. Otherwise, he can be randomly obtained from the Injustice 2 Promo Pack or as a guaranteed pull from the Injustice 2 Superman Pack. However, obtaining him from a pack will not unlock him for direct promotions.

Strategy

Superman's unconsumed passive will only activate when a hit from a Special (SP) would land unblocked; if one does, that and all subsequent hits of that special plus any status effect the special would have (such as bleed or power drain) will not affect Superman. This actually gives the user some control, as he can choose to block SP attacks that will do low damage and have no effect if blocked.

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Superman's passive lets him take no damage from Flash's special!

If Superman is the starting character on a team, his passive will be active at the beginning of the match.

There are basically two different ways to use Superman with the effect of his passive in mind. The first is to have Superman tag in and out as much as possible and avoid blocking the first incoming special altogether every time. This strategy primarily focuses on minimizing incoming special damage for the entire course of a battle. The second strategy is counter-intuitive and to the opposite end, and is to have Superman block as many enemy SP's as much as possible, utilizing his passive relatively little; then, when Superman does take an SP unblocked, he can be switched out and have his passive replenished. This strategy is relatively conservative and is the best way to have his passive limitedly activate on attacks that can critically threaten the team, such as one from a tagging-in Bane/Luchador (read more below).

Hawkgirl/Prime makes an excellent partner for perhaps one or both strategies: she allows him to tag in and out faster, and, when switching her in or out, she employs a snare, preventing the opponent from tagging out. A third character that would benefit from Hawkgirl/Prime would be an ideal possible third pick; one that has particular synergy with Superman/Injustice 2 is Hawkgirl/Regime, as she will disable the opponent's specials upon tag-in for about as long as she is forced to remain tagged in (if paired with Hawkgirl/Prime), effectively bottling up the opponent's power for Superman to painlessly mitigate. If Clark Kent's Glasses is then put on Superman, an odd team built around disabling specials can then be employed.

If Injustice 2 Superman is stunned/frozen beforehand (with a non-special source, such as Green Arrow/Arrow or Bane/Luchador's passive), his passive will negate the next special without cleansing the disable. He will remain stunned/frozen, allowing you to hit him with another special if the duration permits.

Unlike standard invulnerability, when his passive shields him from a special, he does not gain power for taking the unblocked hits.

Similar to Deathstroke/Arkham Origins and Scorpion/Mortal Kombat X, the stats on his card do not reflect the bonus that he gets from his passive, but it would still take effect during a match.

Interactions

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 Superman. Having a card that "counters" Superman does not mean it is always a good choice.

Good with

Good against

  • Deathstroke/Arkham Origins: Deathstroke's critical and unblockable Point Blank can be rendered useless by Injustice 2 Superman's passive. Superman can block the attack and prevent a lot of the damage without using his passive if Deathstroke doesn't reach 200% on the attack; if Deathstroke does reach 200% and Superman's block is broken, his passive will trigger.
  • Sinestro/Antimatter: A rather unorthodox one, as each time he's tagged out, his passive will restart, thus the first hit from Sinestro will be negated, but if he has 3 bars of power already, this would still be counted.
  • Bane/Luchador: Superman can maintain the integrity of his passive by blocking while facing other characters. Bane/Luchador as such can not come in and "sucker punch" Superman (and the rest of the team with area effect if the right gear is equipped) with an absurdly powerful attack, as Superman's passive negates Bane's unblockable stun.
  • Ares/Prime: Same as above.
  • Sinestro/Green Lantern: Though Sinestro gains a 50% damage increase to his next special upon enemy tag-out, the damage boost would be completely nullified by Superman's passive.
  • Batman/Arkham Origins: Superman can easily avoid his passive, making his SP2 completely useless.
  • Killer Frost: The ability to be immune to her SP1 effect can be critical in defeating her, and his passive can be useful against both versions: The ability to dodge large amounts of damage means he has a lesser need to heal than most, negating Regime's passive. This same ability also means he has more time to build up power against Prime; when other characters would be nearing death, he would still have a large portion of his health.

Countered by

  • The Flash/Metahuman: A somewhat unorthodox one, but after using a special, Flash's passive allows him to attack at lightning speed, taking out a large amount of Superman's gargantuan health without using a special as one of Superman's main downfalls is characters/gears that utilize basic attacks instead of specials.
  • Green Lantern/Jessica Cruz Rebirth:Similar to above, her powerful basic attacks are not affected by Superman's passive. However, both her team-based passive and stun on combo-ender are useless if Superman still has his shield up.
  • The Arkham Knight: Same as above: Arkham Knight's unusually strong basic attacks render him less affected than most by Superman's passive, although the AOE on his SP2 would be completely negated if his SP2 did no damage in the first place.
  • Batgirl: A very odd counter, Batgirl's mid-special stun will persist through Superman's passive (despite being a status effect attached to a special), and therefore, could allow for Batgirl to use another SP1 while Superman is still stunned and after his passive is disabled, possibly allowing for a huge damage boost from Cloak of Destiny. Batgirl/Cassandra Cain can make the best use of this technique, as her starting animation is quicker than her Prime variant, and she can chain multiple SP1s together in rapid succession, although Batgirl/Prime can still use this technique effectively.
  • Batman/Flashpoint: Due to Batman's passive, his "Destructive Blows" would work even for his Basic attacks, therefore, could render Superman's passive useless since there are possibly no need to use any Specials at all to defeat him.

Abilities

Here are Superman's abilities.

Ability Classification Description Usage
Flying Punch First Special Superman throws out of his most classic moves to utterly crush his opponent. Quick tap
Stay Down Second Special Superman smashes his opponent with a powerful blow and launches an airborne attack. Swipe (2x)
Kryptonian Smash Super Move Bang! Zoom! Superman's might is unrivaled as he devastates his opponent. UNBLOCKABLE. Tap

Stay Down has a different animation when blocked, similar to Batman/Arkham Knight's Arkham Assault.

Support Cards and Gear

Here are Superman's support cards and gear.

Card Classification Description Cost
Lois Lane Health 10% HEALTH BOOST. 9,000
Son of Krypton Damage 10% DAMAGE BOOST. 12,000
Fortress of Solitude Energy 10% ENERGY REGENERATION. 15,000
Kryptonian Suit (Kryptonian Battle Suit) Gear

X% Health Increase

[Superman] X% chance to reflect Special 2 when blocking

[EVOLVED] Heal for X% on Special 2

25,000 - 1,000,000 (upgrading)
Glasses (Clark Kent's GlassesGear
  • X% Power Generation increase
  • [Superman] DISABLE enemy's specials: X% chance on Special 1
  • [EVOLVED] X% CRIT chance on Special 1
25,000 - 1,000,000 (upgrading)

Stats

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 10,179 21,870
Elite I 15,269 32,805
Elite II 20,358 43,740
Elite III 30,537 65,610
Elite IV 35,627 78,732
Elite V 40,716 87,480
Elite VI 45,805 98,415
Elite VII 50,895 109,350

Trivia

  • His artifacts are: Head Piece, Chest Piece, Cloak, Boots, and Gloves.
  • He shares a special move of the same name with Batman/Red Son.
  • Both him and Aquaman/Injustice 2 are the first Injustice 2 characters to be released.
  • You'll receive a free copy of a Silver Character upon completing Battle 10 in Challenge 4 in Standard difficulty.
  • While his combo-ender is the same as Superman/Godfall, his SP1 has the same animations as his previous counterpart, Superman/Dawn of Justice.
  • If his passive is triggered by Batman/Arkham Knight's Arkham Assault special, the special will display the blocked version of the animation, regardless of whether Superman was blocking or not.
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    Superman Injustice 2 delivers an uppercut in his SP2 if an opponent blocks.

  • If an opponent is in minimal distance to him, upon his second hit (before he flies up in the air with the sun shining on him), it will not actually hit the opponent, but rather, they'd just stay down due to the first hit, and, if fast enough, they can actually block before Superman lands the third hit.
  • His Super Move is the original, and not the one as shown in the preview gameplay for Injustice 2's console version as seen here.
  • Despite his passive not technically providing an immunity against powerdrain, if any character that can powerdrain uses their special (Nightwing, Lex Luthor, Green Arrow, etc), and the hits are unblocked, it will display the message "Powerdrain Immune" instead of the name of his passive. Additionally, his passive does not negate the 50 flat damage power drain specials deal.
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  • During Superman's May 2017 Challenge Mode, it was possible to find a bronze opponent in an expert match (tier 3 bronze/silver), when it should be a silver opponent.

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