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Superman - New 52
Rarity Base Stats Price Unlock
Gold 1300/1500 495,000 Challenge Mode, Superman New 52 Bundle
Passive Rage of Krypton: Superman receives +100% basic damage buff for accumulating power. Stacks up to 3 times and can't be rinsed. Superman takes 15% less Damage with every Justice League teammate: Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg, Wonder Woman.

Superman/New 52 is an offensive tank. Though he may not be able to shrug off special attacks like his Injustice 2 counterpart, Superman's threat level increases the longer he's kept alive in battle. This is due to a passive that boosts his basic attacks as long as Superman gains power and allows him to take less damage with every Justice League Teammate.

StrategyEdit

Basic combo Damage pattern (% of damage stat) Total (including Combo Ender)
Light (Combo Ender) 2% - 2% - 2% - (3%) 9%
Heavy 4% - 4% - 4% 12%
Despite the passive description, it will count other Superman characters as part of his damage mitigation and like New 52 Wonder Woman, Jessica Cruz/Rebirth will also count in his damage mitigation as well. New 52 Superman will gain a +100% basic attack damage buff for gaining power equivalent to every 2 bars (This means you do not have to reach a bar to make it count). Therefore, generating 6 bars of power in total (excess power counts toward his passive too) will allow him to deal 4 times more damage on his basic attacks! This is not affected by power drain (e.g. If Superman is power drained to 0 power when he has reached one bar of power, generating another one bar of power will activate his damage boost regardless).

GearEdit

It is highly recommended to give Superman power generation boosting gear. This will assist him in gaining his non-rinsable damage boosts. The Ibistick, Heart of Darkness, and League of Assassins Adept Knives are prime candidates as they both provide high rates of power generation as well additional abilities that Superman can use. Lastly, Ra's Al Ghul's Scimitar can help to add power to gain his damage boosts quicker while providing Superman yet another basic damage boost.

Giving Superman gear that boosts his basic attacks or gives critical chance to basic attacks will stack with his damage stacks, allowing him to do massive damage with his basic attacks.

His signature Kryptonian Battle Suit may be a good choice as it will boost his already high health and gives him significant healing on his SP2. Additionally, giving Superman healing gear will add to his exceptional durability. The Fourth World Set and the LexCorp Set would both synergize well with Superman:

  • The Fourth World Set's power generation boost, health boost, and health regeneration on SP1 can prolong the fight, allowing Superman a greater chance to achieve all three of his damage stacks.
  • The LexCorp Set's power drain reverse effect, critical chance on basic attacks, and critical boost can allow Superman to punish his opponents early in the match. Furthermore, it also provides a strong source of healing on SP1.

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

Good WithEdit

  • Other Justice League characters as mentioned in his passive.
  • Wonder Woman/New 52: Aside from the damage mitigation Superman receives, her passive can help him gain his basic damage buff quicker.
  • Green Lantern/Regime: While also activating his damage mitigation passive, Green Lantern’s passive accelerates Superman’s power generation, thus activating his passive quicker.
  • LexCorp Set: Due to Superman receiving a +100% basic damage buff for accumulating power, the LexCorp Set will reverse the power drain, giving him power instead, thus activating his passive quicker.
  • Ra's Al Ghul's Scimitar: Due to Superman's passive, The Scimitar will give him 1 bar of power, thus assists in activating his passive quicker.
  • Batgirl/Prime: She can offer him 1 bar of power at the beginning of the match. If Superman is also equipped with Ra's Al Ghul's Scimitar, he will immediately gain his first buff as he already has 2 bars of power gained at the start of the match.
  • The Joker/The Killing Joke: Upon knockout, The Joker will grant the whole team max power, giving Superman an immediate buff and a half.
  • Batman/Prime & Superman/Red Son: Both would provide damage mitigation and a significant additional damage boost to Superman.
  • Tantu Totem & The Master's Death Cart: On tag in, both gears will provide 1 bar of power. 

Good AgainstEdit

Countered ByEdit

  • Solomon Grundy/Earth 2: His passive slows down his opponent’s power generation to half speed. Thus slowing down Superman’s passive activation. This also applies to Solomon Grundy’s Earth 2 teammates which makes the full Earth 2 team a threat to Superman.
  • Killer Frost/Prime: Her passive dampens the opponent’s power generation by 50%, which puts Superman at a high disadvantage as his passive would activate at a much slower rate.

AbilitiesEdit

Here are Superman's abilities.

Ability Classification Description Usage
Flying Punch First Special Superman throws out one of his most classic moves to utterly crush his opponent. Rapid Tap (circle) (5% per tap)
Defender of Earth Second Special Superman utilizes the power of heat, cold, and his incredible strength to obliterate the enemy from above. Swipe (5% per swipe)
Kryptonian Smash Super Move Bang! Zoom! Superman's might is unrivaled as he devastates his opponent. UNBLOCKABLE. Tap

Support Cards and GearEdit

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

12% - 22% MAX HEALTH increase

[Superman]: 15% - 25% chance to REFLECT SPECIAL 2 while blocking

[EVOLVED] HEAL SELF 15% - 25% on Special 2

25,000 - 1,000,000 (upgrading)
Glasses (Clark Kent's Glasses) Gear

5% - 18% Power Generation increase

[Superman] DISABLE enemy's specials: 80% - 100% chance on Special 1

[EVOLVED] 20% - 30% CRIT chance on Special 1

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 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 45,806 98,415
Elite VII 50,895 109,350
Elite VIII 55,985 120,285
Elite IX 61,074 131,220
Elite X 71,867 168,480

TriviaEdit

  • He has the same base stats as Superman/Injustice 2 and is thus tied for the highest base Health stat in the game.
  • He is able to deal the most basic damage in the game, provided his passive is fully active (excluding gear).
  • He is able to knock out all 3 of the enemy team’s characters with his second move if they have low health.
  • He is one of the 3 gold New 52 characters. The other gold New 52 characters are Wonder Woman/New 52 and Nightwing/New 52. However, Nightwing will not work with his passive because he is not in the Justice League. The other New 52 characters are the bronze The Flash/New 52 and Green Lantern/New 52.
  • During Superman/New 52's Challenge, some players reported on receiving Deadshot/Suicide Squad from Battle 4 on Expert. The same thing happened on Superman/New 52's challenge repeat. The drop rate appears to happen at random.