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Painwheel is the typical “glass cannon” character. She is capable of dealing massive amounts of damage very quickly. However, she also has an extremely low HP pool.

From a pure base stats standpoint, Painwheel is the most lopsided character in the game. This encourages Painwheel players to be constant aggressors, dealing out as much damage as possible and avoiding counter-attacks at all costs.

Painwheel’s abilities help push her even further into an offensive role. She uses lots of BLEED and ARMOR BREAK effects against the opponent, and ENRAGE effects on herself. These effects grant Painwheel openings to deal devastating amounts of damage.

Biography

Once a normal schoolgirl named Carol, Painwheel was kidnapped by Valentine and delivered to the Anti-Skullgirls Labs’ secretive Lab Zero. There she was implanted with the synthetic Buer Drive and Gae Bolga parasites and infused with experimental Skullgirl blood, transforming her into the monster she is today. Violent and unstable as a result of these experiments, as a precaution she’s mentally controlled by Lab Zero’s powerful psychic director, Brain Drain.

Fueled by rage, she draws her power from her pain and fury. Despite that, the soul of that scared young girl still lives on inside this monstrous body, desperately fighting off the onslaught of voices that would control her.

Abilities

Character Ability

FLIGHT RISK
Swipe up twice and Painwheel will take flight! While flying Painwheel will EVADE some attacks and rain death from above

Marquee Ability: TORTURED SOUL

TAINTED BLOOD
When an opponent lands a CRITICAL HIT, 50/100% of the damage will be reflected back
GRUDGE
When the opponent lands a CRITICAL HIT, gain ENRAGE for 10/20 seconds and ARMOR for 5 seconds

Variants

On mobile devices, tap on the variant text to navigate to their page, not their card.

Bronze:

Rusty
Rusty
Twisted Mettle
Twisted Mettle

Silver:

Blood Drive
Blood Drive
Rage Appropriate
Rage Appropriate
Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday

Gold:

Raw Nerv
Raw Nerv
Buzzkill
Buzzkill
Firefly
Firefly
Grim Fan
Grim Fan

Diamond:

Fly Trap
Fly Trap
Neuromancer
Neuromancer


Special Moves

Icon Name Description
Painwheel Burst
BURST On HIT, inflict DEATH MARK for 5 seconds
Cruel Lily
CRUEL LILY 15% chance on HIT to inflict BLEED for 2 seconds
Gae Bolga Stinger
GAE BOLGA STINGER Has a 25% increased chance to land a CRITICAL HIT
Pinion Dash
PINION DASH No effect
Smile!
SMILE! TAUNT your opponent to gain ENRAGE for 10 seconds
Snapdragon
SNAPDRAGON Forces enemy to TAG OUT on HIT, removing all COMBAT EFFECTS
Violet Grudge
VIOLET GRUDGE 5% chance on HIT to inflict HEAVY BLEED for 5 seconds

Blockbusters

Icon Name Gear Points Description
Hatred Install
HATRED INSTALL
3
Level 1 Blockbuster
25% chance on HIT to gain ENRAGE for 10 seconds
Death Crawl
DEATH CRAWL
4
Level 1 Blockbuster
5% chance on HIT to inflict BLEED for 3 seconds
Fracture Reaper
FRACTURE REAPER
5
Level 2 Blockbuster
15% chance on HIT to inflict DEATH MARK for 10 seconds
Buer Thresher
BUER THRESHER
6
Level 2 Blockbuster
15% chance on HIT to inflict ARMOR BREAK for 5 seconds
Buer Overdrive
BUER OVERDRIVE
8
Level 3 Blockbuster (UNBLOCKABLE)
Reduces the meter of the opponent's BLOCKBUSTER METER by 3% per landed HIT

Combo

Notes:

  • G5 means a chain of 5 normal ground attacks. (Usually by tapping 5 times on the screen)
  • Up or Launcher means the normal move that sends your opponent in the air (usually by swiping up)
  • A5 means a chain of 5 normal air attacks. (usually by tapping once right after having launched your opponent)
  • Grab or throws or Grapples means to grab your opponent. (Done by swiping with 2 fingers)
  • Dash means a dash attack (Swipe right)
  • Trip means a trip attack (Swipe down once)
  • Charge is a powered attack (Press and hold for a few seconds to charge then release)

STANDARD COMBOS

  • Grab > Gae Bolga Stinger
  • Grab > Death Crawl/ Fracture Reaper/ Buer Thresher/ Hatred Install
  • Grab > Dash > G2 > Death Crawl
  • G5 > Up > A5 > Violet Grudge/ Death Crawl/ Fracture Reaper/ Buer Thresher/ Hatred Install
  • G5 > Up > A5 > Cruel Lily (use only if enemy is still on air) > Death Crawl/ Buer Thresher/ Hatred Install
  • G5 > Gae Bolga Stinger > G5 > Up > A5 > Trip/ Death Crawl/ Violet Grudge
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