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Nightcrawler is a Mutant Champion. Being a Mutant Champion, he has a Class Bonus against Skill Champions, but is weak to Tech Champions.


Raised from childhood in an Eastern European circus, Half-Demon Mutant Kurt Wagner has always existed on the outside. Gifted with the power to teleport at will, but marred with his father's demonic appearance, Kurt eventually found a place for himself amongst Xavier's X-Men. Despite his intimidating outward appearance, Nightcrawler remains positive and optimistic, always using his powers for the betterment of both mankind and mutantkind.


Tier Max Rating Max Health Max Attack
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 1692 6135 533
TierStar2.pngTierStar2.pngTierStar2.png - - -
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 5344 15082 1159
TierStar2.pngTierStar2.pngTierStar2.pngTierStar2.png - - -
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png - - -
TierStar2.pngTierStar2.pngTierStar2.pngTierStar2.pngTierStar2.png - - -


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  • Passive: By Dodging back and holding Block for 2 seconds, Nightcrawler can shift his tactics and switch his Combat Mode.
  • When Attacked: While in Neyaphem Mode, Nightcrawler focuses on teleportation and dexterity, granting him a X% chance to Evade incoming attacks. The chance to Evade attacks is increased by 15% against attacks that would deal Physical Damage.
Tier % Chance/Evade
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 22
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 14
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png -
  • Passive: While in Swashbuckling Mode, Nightcrawler focuses on aggression and quick attack bursts. This grants him periodic Precision Buffs, increasing Critical Rating by X% for 4 seconds.
Tier CR Increase
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 566.67
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 25
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png -
Tier CDR Increase
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 147.83
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 31
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png -
  • Critical Hits: Nightcrawler's cutlass has a X% chance to strike a Deep Wound, dealing X% of his Attack as Bleed damage instantly. The chance to score a Deep Wound increases by up to 10% based on how low the opponent's Armor is.
Tier % Chance/Deep Wound Damage
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 70 56.71
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 61 37
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png - -

Signature Ability

  • Neyaphem Heritage
    • Passive: Nightcrawler's unique heritage, coupled with his X-Men training allows him to switch combat mode 0.3 seconds faster. Additionally, anytime he strikes a Deep Wound, he gains X% increased Attack for 7 seconds.
Tier (Level) % Attack Increase
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png (8) -
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png (20) -
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png (20) -

Special Attacks

  • Displacement Strikes
    • Slash! Bamf! Kick!
      • Using this attack increases Nightcrawler's chance to Evade by X% for 10 seconds if in Neyaphem Mode.
      • Using this attack increases Nightcrawler's Critical Damage Rating by X% for 10 seconds if in Swashbuckling Mode.
Tier % Chance/Evade
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 33
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 26
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png -
Tier Crit Damage Rating
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 164.0
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png -
  • Unglaublich Acrobatics
    • Let's see what the amazing Nightcrawler learned during his time in the circus.
      • This attack reduces enemy Block Proficiency by X% while in Neyaphem Mode.
      • The chance to score a Deep Wound with this attack is increased by X% while in Swashbuckling Mode.
Tier BP Reduction
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 1335.71
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png -
Tier % Chance/Deep Wound
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 33
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png -
  • Bamf! Bamf! Bamf!
    • He's coming in from every direction. Lieber Gott!
      • This attack disorients the opponent, granting Nightcrawler a permanent X% increased chance to score a Deep Wound.
Tier % Chance/Deep Wound
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 27
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png 19
TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png -

Strengths and Weaknesses



Recommended Masteries

  • Precision: As Nightcrawler's Deep Wound, and by extension his Signature Ability, rely on striking with consistent Critical Hits, grabbing this Mastery can increase his damage output by a large amount.[2]
  • Cruelty: While in his Swashbuckling Mode, Nightcrawler gets a fairly large boost to his Critical Hit Chance. Increasing his Critical Damage can allow this Mode to grant even larger damage boosts.[2]
  • Mutagenesis and Block Proficiency: Outside of his ability to Evade incoming damage, either through his passive Neyaphem Mode or through his Bamf skill, Nightcrawler has poor defenses. Grabbing these Masteries can increase his survivability for the rare occasions when he gets struck.[2]


Current: Defensive: Utility, Hero, X-Men, Size: M


  • "Unglaublich" translates to "Incredible."
  • "Lieber Gott!" translates to "Dear God!"

External links



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