Hero School at SHIELD: Omega Database: Heroes: Gambit

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Omega Database: Hero Profile: Gambit

by Stan Faryna

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Marvel Hero Gambit

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Gambit

Birth Name: Remy Etienne LeBeau
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 179 lbs.
Eyes: Burning Red
Hair: Brown or White (as Death). It depends…

Radiohead, Creep

Special Powers

Bo Roulette

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Gambit: Special Powers: Bo Roulette

Bo Roulette

Hero Level Requirement: None
Stamina Cost: 340
Target: One Enemy
Damage: 515-720
Number of Hits: 1
Hit/Crit: 97%/35%
Type: Melee
Cool Down: None

Other

Kinetic Charge

Grants 1-3 applications of Kinetic Charge
Increases chances to critically hit
Not consumed by Bo Roulette
Can be applied up to 4 times

Notes from SHIELD Hero School Professor Emeritus Kobodaishi:

Theoretically, a Kinetic charge converts into an extra turn. Not, of course, in my experience of Gambit. Not with any reliability. But Bo Roulette used in that extra turn counts as a turn. In other words, Kinetic Charge is consumed by Bo Roulette in such case.

Bo Roulette should be Gambit’s automatic opening move (free turn) in every fight. It occurred for a short period during Gambit’s level up, but Bo Roulette as a free-turn gambit (opening move in chess) should, in fact, be a permanent aspect.

Ace of Spades

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Gambit: Special Powers: Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades

Hero Level Requirement: One
Stamina Cost: 141
Target: One Enemy
Damage: 588-646
Number of Hits: 1
Hit/Crit: 95%/23%
Type: Ranged
Cool Down: None

Other

Kinetic Release

Consumes one Kinetic Charge to grant ONE extra turn.

Exposed

Defense reduced by 25% for 3 Turns

Notes from SHIELD Hero School Professor Emeritus Kobodaishi:

As far as I’m concerned, one should be able to release as many Kinectic charges as are available (maximum 4). This might lend to some strategy which is sorely lacking in the game.

Honestly, Exposed is an incomplete representation of the effect of explosive force. Dizzy must be added for 3 Turns.

Furthermore, this should be a stealthy attack that bypasses Protect, Shield Guard, and Counter-Attacks, etc. If you think this would make Gambit “overpowered”, then reduce the damage range of Ace of Spades by half.

Ragin Cajun

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Gambit: Special Powers: Ragin Cajun

Ragin Cajun

Hero Level Requirement: Six
Stamina Cost: 992
Target: One Enemy
Damage: 990-1182 (Agent Level 135)
Number of Hits: 3
Hit/Crit: 95%/23%
Type: Melee
Cool Down: None

Other

Kinetic Burst

Consumes one Kinetic Charge to grant ONE extra turn.

Exploits Exposure

Defense reduced by 25% for 3 Rounds.

Deadly Crits

Deals Extra Damage on Critical Hits.

Notes from SHIELD Hero School Professor Emeritus Kobodaishi:

Generally unimpressive. There’s no rage here. And nothing spicy, tempermental and cajun about it. All that stamina and foot work! I’m reminded of Lord of the Dance. And that’s not a good thing.

Ignore Defense must be added to Ragin Cajun if there’s any cayenne left in the kitchen cupboard.

Royal Flush

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Gambit: Special Powers: Royal Flush

Royal Flush

Hero Level Requirement: Nine
Stamina Cost: 595
Target: All enemies
Damage: 712-1420 (Agent Level 135)
Number of Hits: 4
Hit/Crit: 95%/23%
Type: Ranged
Cool Down: None

Other

Deadly Crits

Consumes one Kinetic Charge to grant ONE extra turn.

Remove Buffs

Removes Beneficial Status Effects from the Target.

For example, You know how Thor’s uniform has him ready to Hammer Throw? Not if Gambit debuffs him first. Theoretically.

Scarlet Witch’s Reality Warp should be removed. As should Inspiring Leadership. Apparently, buffs are not being removed.

Deadly Crits

Deals Extra Damage on Critical Hits.

Exposed

Defense reduced by 25% for 3 Rounds.

Notes from SHIELD Hero School Professor Emeritus Kobodaishi:

Wow. Really good shizzle. Throw in Weakened for 2 Rounds for explosive measure and we have a hero (anti-hero?) second only to Captain America.

To Gambit or Not To Gambit?

Gambit is good. With some very small upgrades, Gambit could be awesome and, perhaps, live up to the expectations of his fans. Or, maybe Playdom-Disney just needs to execute on the special abilities that they have defined.

There are rumors that the Gambit and Future Foundation Invisible Woman are the new black in PVP. That may, indeed, be true at the time that I wrote this profile.

Then again, if Playdom-Disney (P-D) does the old bait and switch trick yet again and P-D nerfs Gambit – Gambit won’t be worth 90 Command Points. Maybe 42. Maybe.

Should you get Gambit right now? Or as soon as possible? It all comes down to a simple question.

Do you feel lucky, punk?

Marvel Avengers Alliance PVP: Gambit vs. Gambit

Profile

Gambit’s story is a story of misdirected energy, poor, explosive choices, and, naturally, unfortunate associations. Gambit is the bad guy – even if he does a little good every so often. Even if he doesn’t know it himself. His time as an X-Men curries him no merit worthy of our consideration.

Gambit cannot be trusted. He brutally attacked his lover, Rogue, when it suited his purposes. Gambit serves himself with little or no regard for others – their freedom, their happiness, or a better world for all.

But, perhaps, there is hope for Gambit. Just like there is hope for you and me. Perhaps, the hero, the goodness and the light will prevail. If we fight the good fight. If we believe. Every day.

The Hero School Review

Issue No. 1: Traumatic Post and Future Foundation (FF) Spiderman Uniform

Issue No. 2: Transcranial Stimulator and Techno-Organic Endoskeleton

Issue No. 3: Omni-Fury, Crystal Shiv, and 4 more additional gear slots

Issue No. 4: Spec Ops 3 Epic Boss Rewards – Arc Reactor and Cosmic Flame

Issue No. 5: Eric Hallford should be banned from the Playdom.com forums

Issue No. 6: Phoenix Five Uniforms for Phoenix, Emma, Colossus, Cyclops

Issue No. 7: PVP Rewards and Gangnam Style: DeadPool by the numbers

Spec Ops 3: Marvel Avengers Alliance Special Operations 3: AvX

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Marvel Avengers Alliance Profiles and other heroes:

Omega Database: Heroes: Rogue

Muhammad Ali

Bassel Shehade

Mohammed Nabbous

Play Marvel Avengers on Playdom.com while having the most interesting of conversations with some very interesting people:
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Stan Faryna
29 August 2012
Bucharest, Romania
P.S. Inaccuracies are due to a lack of sleep. More importantly, MANY thanks to my friends and allies at the OMEGA guild on playdom.com for helping me to raise the energy and keeping me awake  to level Gambit up to Level 9 in the blink of an eye.
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