Twisted Mettle is a Water, Bronze Painwheel variant.


Signature Ability 1
When suffering a CRITICAL HIT, inflict BLEED for 10/12/15 seconds.

Signature Ability 2
25/35/50% chance on HIT to inflict BLEED for 3 seconds if opponent has BLEED.

Tips and Tricks

Role & Strategy

  • Twisted Mettle is a defensive fighter with a Signature Ability that allows her to inflict multiple stacks of BLEED when hit. This allows her to deal significant damage to her opponent without much effort.
  • Twisted Mettle punishes multi-hit characters such as Robo-Fortune, Filia, and Squigly as more hits will amount to a higher chance to crit.
  • As a Bronze Painwheel variant, Twisted Mettle has very low HP and can be defeated easily through low-hit chunk damage. Hence, characters such as Cerebella and Beowulf are very effective to counter her. In addition, these characters also have THROW-based special moves which bypasses blocking and will not crit.
  • Marquee Ability: Either Marquee Ability will work with Twisted Mettle. GRUDGE will allow her to survive longer when she is hit by a crit through the ARMOR stacks and deal more damage through BLEED. On the other hand, TAINTED BLOOD will allow her to act similarly to Dread Locks and deal more damage when she is hit.
  • Stat Investment: Like any other defensive variant, investment in HP and Defense are very important to increase her longevity in a fight. Furthermore, investment in Meter Gain are also recommended to quickly charge blockbuster to punish opponents with an unblockable Tier 3 blockbuster.

Rift Battles

  • The Painwheel-specific catalyst, Don't Poke the Buer, synergizes well to overcome Twisted Mettle's low base HP. To counter this, players will have to use multi-hit characters that are immune to BLEED such as Valentine with the ICU Marquee Ability or Squigly equipped with an IMMUNITY TAUNT.
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