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Find out everything to know about Black Widow in Marvel's Avengers Game 2020. This includes skills, special heroics, abilities, voice actor (cast) and more!

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Black Widow - Hero Details

Black Widow - Gameplay Style

Black Widow - Gameplay Style

Black Widow is a pragmatic and varied fighter, combining martial arts with different weapons. Armed with her Widow's Kiss tasers, dual pistols, transforming Tonfas, and grappling hook, she's capable of easily taking on enemies twice her size. She can also traverse through areas using her grappling hook, making her quite lithe and mobile.

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Black Widow - Special Heroics

Support Heroic: Veil Of Shadows

veil of shadows

Black Widow creates a stealth field around her vicinity, cloaking herself and all nearby team members.

Assault Heroic: Widow's Bite

Black Widow uses her Widow's Bite gauntlet, launching a sphere of electricity at the target. Upon eruption, the electricity lingers and damages enemies on the area of effect. This Assault Heroic also has a short cooldown, and can store up to 3 charges.

Ultimate Heroic: Power Surge

Shock-powered attack mode. Increases movement speed and attack damage.

Black Widow - Voice Actor

Black Widow Is Played By Laura Baily

Laura Baily

Black Widow's voice actor is Laura Baily. She also played Black Widow in the Avengers Assemble TV series as well. Her recent & most famous role includes Abby in The Last Of Us 2.

Black Widow - Skills

Black Widow - Primary Skills

Light Attack
Martial Art- Guard: -
- Damage: Increases Per Hit
- Impact: Low
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Normal, Launch
Pounce- Guard: -
- Damage: Low
- Impact: Low
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Normal
Spider Sweep- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Knockdown
Cyclone Kick- Guard: -
- Damage: Low
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Stagger
Splinter Kick- Guard: -
- Damage: Low
- Impact: Low
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Spin
Heavy Attack
Nightstick- Guard: -
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Stagger
Spinning Fury- Guard: -
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Slam
Back Alley Gambit- Guard: -
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Slam
Impact Grenade- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: High
- Impact: High
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Launch
Night Watch- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Flyback
Baton Strike- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: High
- Impact: High
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Flyback
Madripoor Special- Guard: -
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: Low
- Stun: High
- Reaction: Knockback
Ranged
Pistol Shot- Guard: -
- Damage: Low
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Flinch
Full-Auto Shot- Guard: -
- Damage: Low
- Impact: Low
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Flinch
Bullet Storm- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Normal
High-Caliber Shot- Guard: -
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Stagger
Rain Maker
(Ranged)
Increases magazine size for FULL-AUTO SHOT pistols by 20 rounds.
Ammo Overload
(Ranged)
Increases ammo capacity of the pistol magazines by 4 rounds.
Perforator- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: High
- Impact: High
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Stumble
Stun Rounds
(Ranged)
Increases Stun damage dealt by FULL-AUTO SHOT rounds by 15%.
Extended Clip
(Ranged)
Increases the maximum ammo capacity of the HIGH-CALIBER SHOT pistol by 2 shots.
Polygonal Rifling
(Ranged)
Increases Critical Attack damage dealt by a HIGH-CALIBER SHOT by 10%.
Defense
Widow's Line (Movement)Press X while in midair to fire a grappling hook towards nearby ledges or poles. Pole connections trigger a swing while connecting to ledges will cause widow to quickly zip towards them.

Valid connection points are indicated with a HUD maker.
Widow's Line (Defensive)- Guard: -
- Damage: Low
- Impact: Low
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Knockdown
UntouchablePress ○ to Dodge an incoming attack. Dodging just before an incoming attack lands will execute a Perfect Dodge. Quickly press ○ again while Dodging to perform a longer distance Evade.
Power LineHold X while ussing WIDOW'S LINE to launch off of ledges and poles with increased force, quickly traveling greater distances.
Widow's Sting- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: Low
- Impact: Medium
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Stagger
Operative's FeintHold ○ near an enemy to Vault over the target, leaving them momentarily unable to attack. Hold L towards a desired combatant to Vault over a specific enemy.
Whiplash- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: Low
- Impact: Low
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Knockback

Black Widow - Specialty Skills

Support Heroic Ability
Veil Of Shadows- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: High
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Stagger
Veil Of Shadows Specialization IOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Unseen FateEnemies with low health that are affected by the VEIL OF SHADOWS are instantly susceptible to Takedowns.
Veil Of Shadows Specialization IIOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Dark Thorn20% increased damage to nearby enemies when activating VEIL OF SHADOWS.
Shadow WalkerDefeating enemies while VEIL OF SHADOWS is active will extend the duration of the ability by 1.2 seconds.
EclipseIncrease range of VEIL OF SHADOWS by 30%.
Night TerrorIncreases the duration of VEIL OF SHADOWS by 3 seconds and increases Critical Attack Chance by 25%.
Visus ObscuramIncreases the duration that teammates remain invisible after being cloaked by VEIL OF SHADOWS by 5 seconds.
Shadow GiftsEnemies defeated while VEIL OF SHADOWS is active have a 35% chance to drop Heroic Orbs.
Mortal CloakIncreases the Critical Attack Chance for teammates cloaked by Veil Of Shadows by 30%.
Assault Heroic Ability
Widow's Bite- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: High
- Impact: High
- Stun: High
- Reaction: Stagger, Flyback
Widow's Bite Specialization IOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Second StingHold an additional WIDOW'S BITE dart. Extra charges of the ability are shown as dots next to the Heroic meter.
Widow's Bite Specialization IIOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Superstatic DartIncreases the range of the electric field generated by WIDOW'S BITE by 35%.
Wrist Of StingersHold a second additional WIDOW'S BITE dart. Extra charges of the ability are shown as dots next to the Heroic meter.
Paralyzing BiteWIDOW'S BITE inflicts 40% more Stun damage, increasing the chance to Stun enemies.
Taser DartWIDOW'S BITE projectile attaches to the target instead of exploding and deals Shock damage.
Invigorating BiteDefeating at least one enemy with WIDOW'S BITE will recharge 20% of the Heroic energy for that ability.
Lighting Fist- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: High
- Impact: High
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Flyback
Lethal BiteHold an additional WIDOW'S BITE charge. Extra charges appear as small circles near the Assault Heroic ability meter.
Ultimate Heroic Ability
Power Surge- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: High
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Stagger
Power Surge Specialization IOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Pistol SurgePistol damage and reload speed is increased by 20%

Additionally, the Ranged Power Attack charge time is slightly reduced.
Power Surge Specialization IIOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Galvanic BiteIncreases damage of WIDOW'S BITE while POWER SURGE is active by 20%.
Maelstrom- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: Medium
- Impact: High
- Stun: Low
- Reaction: Knockdown
KilowattIncreases Stun damage while POWER SURGE is active by 30%.
Power Staff35% increased damage for staff attacks while Overcharged while POWER SURGE ability is active.
Light Storm- Guard: Breaks Block
- Damage: High
- Impact: High
- Stun: Medium
- Reaction: Flyback
Power GridExtends the duration of POWER SURGE by 4 seconds.
Vanquishing SurgeDefeating enemies while POWER SURGE is active has a 15% chance to drop Regen Packs for all team members.
Indomitable ForceIncrease the damage resistance to 30%, and reduce the severity of hit reactions for some enemy attacks when POWER SURGE is active.
Intrinsic Ability
Shadow OpsAttacking enemies without taking damage boosts the energy of an intrinsic SHADOW OPS meter. Filling the intrinsic meter triggers an Overcharge state, increasing all damage by 20%.
DeceptionPerfect Evading incoming attacks grants 15 points of intrinsic SHADOW OPS energy.
EspionageIncreases the amount of intrinsic SHADOW OPS energy granted from attacking by 15%.
SubversionCritical Attacks grant 15% more intrinsic SHADOW OPS energy.
Femme FataleIncrases Critical Attack Chance when intrinsic ability is Overcharged by 15%.
Smoke GrenadeWhile Overcharged, hold △ to toss modified IMPACT GRENADES that trigger a burst of cloaking nanites, instantly activating Invisibility.

Drains all intrinsic energy when used.
Escape ArtistIncreases the duration of Invisibility caused by the SMOKE GRENADE ability by 2 seconds.

Black Widow - Mastery Skills

Intrinsic Ability
Intrinsic Charge SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Overcharge Damage SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Intrinsic ChargeAll attacks increase the charge rate of the intrinsic SHADOW OPS meter by 15%.
Overcharge SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Overcharge DamageIncreases all damage while Overcharged by 5%.
Headshot ChargeHeadshots boost intrinsic SHADOW OPS energy by 25 points.
Willpower ChargeRecover 1 points of Willpower when dealing damage when Overcharged.
Overcharge RangedIncreases Ranged Attack damage while Overcharged by 10%.
Takedown ChargeTakedowns boost an increased amount of intrinsic SHADOW OPS energy by 20 points.
Efficient OverchargeIncreases the delay by 1 second before intrinsic SHADOW OPS energy begins to deplete when not attacking enemies.
Overcharge CriticalIncreases Critical Attack damage while Overcharged by 15%.
Heroic OverchargeIncreases the rate at which Heroic energy recharges while Overcharged by 15%.
Ranged
Grenade Type SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Hazard GrenadeAll grenades leave a lingering hazard zone around their detonation location that inflict increased Status damage.
Grenade Status SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Pistol SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Proximity GrenadeGrenades have a delayed detonation, exploding when enemies are nearby.
Thermite GrenadesAdds significant Plasma damage to grenades.
Extended MagazinesIncreases the magazine side of all pistol variants, decreasing reload frequency.

- Pistol Shot: +3 rounds per magazine
-Full-Auto Shot: +6 rounds per magazine
-High-Caliber Shot: +2 rounds per magazine
Cluster GrenadeThrows a spread of three grenades that inflict damage over a wider area.
Flash Freeze GrenadesAdds significant Cryo damage to grenades.
Fast ReloadIncreases reload speed by 15%.
Voltaic GrenadesAdds significant Shock damage to grenades.
Recoil CompensatorReduces shot recoil by 15%, allowing for a steadier aim.
Invisibility
Stealth Tactics SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Defensive abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Stealth Attack SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Defensive abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Invisibility SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Defensive abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Critical DamageIncreases Critical Attack damage while Invisible by 15%.
Invisible StunInscreases Stun damage while Invisible by 15%.
Extended InvisiblityExtends Invisibility granted from VEIL OF SHADOWS by 2 seconds.
Critical RangedIncreases Critical Attack Chance by 7% for Ranged Attacks while Invisible.
Invisible RangedIncreases Ranged Attack damage while invisible by 12%.
Invisible RechargedHeroic energy recharge 15% faster while invisible.
Critical MeleeIncreases Critical Attack Chance by 20% for Melee Attacks while Invisible.
Invisible StatusIncreases all Status damage while Invisible by 20%.
Invisible WillpowerWillpower regenerates at 1% per second while Invisible.
Utility
Ranged SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Takedown SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Takedown abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Critical HeadshotsIncreases Critical Attack damage from headshots by 20%.
Melee SpecializationOnce unlocked, choose one of the three specialization options to modify Melee abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Intrinsic Takedown MasteryPerforming a Takedown spawns an Intrinsic Orb.
Stun DamageIncreases Stun damage by 15%.
Combo FinishersIncreases damage from Light Combo Finishers or Heavy Combo Finishers by 25%.
Heroic Takedown MasteryPerforming a Takedown spawns an Heroic Orb.
Ranged DamageIncreased Ranged Attack damage by 10%.
Critical JugglerIncreases Critical Attack damage while air juggling enemies by 15%.
Willpower Takedown MasteryPerforming a Takedown spawns an Regen Pack.
Melee ChargeLight and Heavy Attacks boost the energy of all Heroic meters by 5%.

Black Widow - Character Background

Black Widow - Character Background

Raised from an early age in the top-secret Soviet Red Room program, Natasha Romanoff is the Black Widow, a dangerous super spy and master in the arts of espionage, subversion, and combat. Though she was trained as a government assassin, she ultimately defected from her original keepers and joined the Avengers to right the wrongs of her past, vowing to use her highly specialized skillset and signature Widow’s Bite to protect the innocent. After the A-Day tragedy, Natasha goes undercover to help the victims of A-Day and clear the Avengers’ name.

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