Overview – Emma Frost is a heavy control character. She tends to lock down opponents while avoiding the worst of damage and debuffs. In fact, she is such a complete character that she can just about single handedly take on many of the toughest opponents in the game. Her one meaningful drawback is that she relies on psychic damage and some enemies are immune to that.
How to Obtain – Emma Frost was only available from special operation 2. She is no longer currently available.
Special Abilities – Diamond Body – This special ability is incredibly powerful. This ability has a chance of activating whenever Emma Frost is hit with an attack and tends to activate more than 50% of the time. When it activates, Emma Frost takes massively reduced damage from the attack and all debuffs on her are removed. She then gains a debuff that prevents this ability from activating again until her next turn.
Psychic Tap (Level 1) – This low stamina cost attack deals pitiful damage to a single target, but also applies a debuff that causes the target to take massive damage if it makes an attack during the next round. The follow up damage is so high that this attack is basically the equivalent of a stun with near perfect accuracy that can be used every round.
War Diamond (Level 2) – This attack has a cool down timer because otherwise it would probably be used each round. For a moderate stamina cost, this attack deals moderate damage and has a 60% chance to stun. According to the game it also has a 60% chance to remove all debuffs on Emma Frost, but in practice it seems to do that 100% of the time.
Unlock Potential (Level 6) – This ability has two benefits, both of which are amazing. The first benefit is that it removes all debuffs from a single target. The second benefit is that Emma Frost and all allies regain a high amount of stamina. Combined with high stamina cost powers like Phoenix’s Phoenix Fire, this ability makes Emma Frost one of the best tacticians in the game.
Mental Trauma (Level 9) – The final ability of Emma Frost is impressive for multiple reasons. It attacks all enemies, with 8 hits, for modest damage and massively decreases the damage of those enemies on the next attack. The stamina cost is very high, but Unlock Potential can pay for that. This ability is also the best ability in the game when trying to gain items from enemies.
Unlocks – Emma Frost is not currently required to unlock any game content and likely never will be required.
PvP – Emma Frost is one of the top ten, if not top five, characters in PvP. Her multiple ways to avoid status effects make her able to essentially cripple opponents like Scarlet Witch and Mockingbird that rely on those. Her high durability allows her to engage in prolonged fights and her Psychic Tap ability is basically an every turn stun. She is slightly worse on defense than offense because smart opponents can ignore her until last.
Variant Uniforms – Emma Frost has two variant uniforms. She has an infiltrator and tactician version of the Phoenix Five Emma Frost uniforms. These uniforms are no longer available, but provide Cosmic Power special ability to those who do own them. This special ability randomly removes all debuffs and increases the stats of Emma Frost and her allies during a fight. With these uniforms Emma Frost is essentially completely immune to debuffs as are her allies.