What are heroes power spikes?


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posted in the original Vainglory Forums 15 January 2017 by @Trophallaxia, archived by @thace

Hi, I’m trying to do a list of power spikes for every heroes, since I do not play them all, I need your help. In this thread we will talk about abilities/lvl only, I plan to do another one later for items. Let’s start :

(Rework in progress : I’ll tag heroes with early/mid/late game power spikes or another tag if they re strong throughout the game and highlight huge game changing abilities/overdrives)

Adagio : [early] [mid]
-lvl 2 : unleash the A+B combo
-lvl 6 : great fight disruption tool with his C

Alpha :
-lvl 2 : use the A with three stacks of B for maximum damage or for chasing ennemies. Increased stickiness
-lvl 6 : Great finisher, fight disrupter
-overdrive on A (lvl 8/12) : increased range

Baron : [late]
-lvl 2 : B for repositionning/escape.
-lvl 6 : ult
-overdrive on B (lvl 8/12) : free reflex block (highly situational)
-lvl 12 overdrive on ult : Increased AA range

Blackfeather : [mid] [late]
-lvl 6 : 2 free reflex block, nuff’ said.
-lvl 8 : overdrive on B, let the poke fest begin
-lvl 12 : overdrive on A, maximum execute damage

Catherine : [late]
-lvl 6 : triple silence
-lvl 8 : overdrive on B for 25% more one reflected damages

Celeste :
-lvl 2 : first point in B for chainable CCs
-lvl 6 : ult for snipes
-lvl 8 : overdrive on A, increased range
-lvl 12 : overdrive on C, insane damage in teamfights

Flicker :
-lvl 1 : B for setting up ganks
-lvl 6 : ult for hard engages

Fortress : [early] [mid]
-lvl 6 : ult

Glaive : [early]
-lvl 1 and 2 : A for ganks, B for burst
-lvl 6 : ult for maximum burst
-lvl 8 : overdrive on A for minimum cooldown

Gwen :
-lvl 6 : ult for chainable CCs.
-lvl 8 : overdrive on A for minimum cooldown.

Idris :
-lvl 1 : that damn chakram
-lvl 6 : free reflex block

Kestrel :
-lvl 1 : those glimmershots
-lvl 6 : that ult

Koshka : [early]
-lvl 1 : insane damages
-lvl 2 : devastating A+B combo
-lvl 6 : ult for ganks or chasing ennemies

Krul :
-lvl 6 : his long af stun

Joule :
-lvl 2 : A for ganks/escapes
-lvl 6 : ult for snipes and melting down ennemy team
-lvl 8 : overdrive on A for shorter cooldown and longer stun or overdrive on B for it to crit every time.

Lance :
-lvl 1 : that damn A
-lvl 2 : even more CCS
-lvl 6 : ult for repositionning / escape
-lvl 8 : overdrive on B : free reflex block or A: longer root, small cooldown
-lvl 12 : second overdrive

Ozo : [early]
-lvl 6 : ult is a stun

Petal : [early] [mid]
-lvl 1 : damn those munions hurt
-lvl 2 : B for repositionning / escape
-lvl 6 : ult for burst
-lvl 8 : overdrive on B for jumping around every couple of minutes

Phinn :
-lvl 1 : that A still hurts
-lvl 2 : B for nice barrier
-lvl 6 : ult for engaging/disrupting fights
-lvl 8 : overdrive on A for a stun
-lvl 12 : overdrive on B for more barrier/greater pull or C for minimum cooldown

Ringo :
-lvl 2 : Perk + A + B combo for nice ganks
-lvl 6 : ult for engaging or finishing fleeing ennemies

Rona :
-lvl 6 : ult has fortified health

Reim :
-lvl 2 : B for rooting and sticking to ennemies
-lvl 6 : ult for stun/slow and sticking to ennemies
-lvl 8 : overdrive on A increases the range and let him poke if needed

Samuel: [early]
-lvl 2 : unleash the A + B combo, that B hurts on his own
-lvl 6 : nice CC or for baiting ennemy crucible

Saw : [early]
-perk : Gives a strong advantage for farming/pushing
-lvl 2 : A for better mobility, finishing move
-lvl 6 : ult

Skaarf :
-lvl 2 : B for ganks/escape/CC and powerful DoT
-lvl 6 : ult has fortified health and is a kind of CC
-lvl 8 : overdrive on A for faster, stronger fireball

Skye :
-lvl 1 and 2 : A for poke and good damage, B for repositionning / escape
-lvl 6 : ult for CC
-lvl 8 : overdrive on B resets A’s cooldown

Taka : [mid]
-lvl 6 : ult
-lvl 8 : overdrive on A

-Vox :
Lv2: has both abilities so he can use B+A combo to do the double-shot
Lv6: Silence and nuke potential if he strikes all 3 heroes
Lv8: +10% WR on A, used to be much more important before the balance change that took away the +20%WP Ratio
Lv12: Maxing his Ult or getting the second overdrive