Overview – Gambit is a new style of character in this game. He doesn’t deal damage in big bursts or meaningfully build up power. Instead, he deals small damage quickly and constantly. He can use a single powerful attack, but that is not his more effective means of attack. He is weak against enemies that use any form of shielding, but is very effective against bosses that have multiple attacks per round.
How to Obtain – Gambit can be purchased for 90 command points.
Special Abilities – Wild Card – This unique special ability randomly allows Gambit to make a small damage attack against an enemy when that enemy attacks an ally or when an ally attacks that enemy. In addition, when Wild Card activates, Gambit gains a kinetic charge. Gambit can store up to four kinetic charges at a time and some of his attacks spend kinetic charges for additional benefits. Also, while Gambit has kinetic charges stored, he has an increased change to score a critical hit.
Bo Roulette (Level 1) – This single target melee attack deals moderately low damage for a moderately low stamina cost. Additionally, Gambit randomly gains one to three kinetic charges. Gambit should almost always use this attack when out of kinetic charges, unless he needs to use Royal Flush.
Ace of Spades (Level 2) – This very low cost ranged attack deal very little damage and applies the exposed status to the enemy. Additionally, the attack spends a kinetic charge and Gambit gains an additional turn. Unless every enemy is already exposed, this is usually the best way to spend kinetic charges.
Ragin’ Cajun (Level 6) – This single target melee attack looks awful at first glance. It has an incredibly high stamina cost and deals low damage. But, it gets damage boosts from three different sources. It deals extra damage to exposed targets, deals extra damage on critical hits, and spends all stored kinetic charges to deal extra damage. If Gambit is storing four kinetic charges and the target is exposed, this can deal massive damage. Against a single boss, this is great. Against multiple enemies, this is usually a waste of kinetic charges.
Royal Flush (Level 9) – Royal Flush is an amazingly useful attack. It may not be necessary in every fight, but when it is, it is wonderful. For a moderate stamina cost, this attack deals low damage to all enemies. In addition, it exposes all enemies and removes all buffs from all enemies. The ability to remove all buffs from all enemies every round is amazing. The fact that this attack also deals extra damage on a critical hit is just an almost meaningless side benefit.
Unlocks – Gambit is currently required to unlock the epic boss Dormammu in special operation 4. Once this special operation is complete he will no longer be required to unlock any game content.
PvP – Gambit is an interesting choice in PvP. His ability to make off turn attacks when enemies attack means he somewhat counters the common PvP strategy of taking as many actions as possible. After a full round of attacks, there is a good chance he can expose all enemies or remove all buffs on all enemies. Both are useful in PvP. A good teammate for him would be Quicksilver. The high number of small attacks each character can make would be quite effective at quickly dismantling many PvP teams.
Variant Uniforms – Gambit does not currently have a variant uniform.