nightwing gk character summaries

Nightwing

Game: Gotham Knights

One of four playable characters in Gotham Knights, Nightwing’s strengths are his acrobatics and his leadership abilities.

Nightwing is an acrobatic character, and the Raptor and Acrobat skill trees lean into that archetype. The Pack Leader tree has skills that improve Nightwing’s Co-Op strength, allowing him to share bonuses with his allies.

The Raptor tree is all about Nightwing’s deadly strikes: it’s filled with boosts to his critical chance and damage, and upgrades to his Pounce Ability.

AP Cost
Icon
Ability
Requirement(s)
Description
n/a
perfect evade
Perfect Evade
None
Nightwing performs a perfectly-timed evade that generates Momentum and allows for a perfect attack follow-up.
1
critical expertise
Critical Expertise
Perfect Evade
Increases Nighwing’s Critical damage by 20%.
2
assassins mark
Assassin’s Mark
Perfect Evade
Marks an enemy, increasing Nightwing and his allies’ damage to the foe by 10%. Hold the prompt while aiming at an enemy.
1
trampoline
Trampoline
Perfect Evade
Nightwing’s Pounce ability is automatically followed by a high jump on the enemy. This ability cannot be used if Nightwing is under a low ceiling.
2
precise strikes
Precise Strikes
Critical Expertise
Increases Nightwing’s chance of landing a critical hit by 10%.
2
aerial bounce
Aerial Bounce
Trampoline
Nightwing bounces off an enemy following an aerial attack to propel himself back into the air. Can be used up to 3 times in succession.
3
critical distance
Critical Distance
Aerial Bounce or Precise Strikes
Hitting an enemy with a Melee Attack from a large distance increases the Critical chance and Critical Damage by 15%.

The Acrobat Tree boosts Nightwing’s sustain (momentum and, later, health), as well as his mobility skills around the battlefield, rewarding him for evading attacks.

AP Cost
Icon
Ability
Requirement(s)
Description
1
aerial damage +
Aerial Damage +
None
Increases Nightwing’s aerial attack damage by 20%.
1
extra momentum bar
Extra Momentum Bar
Aerial Damage +
Grants Nightwing an extra Momentum bar.
1
momentum gain +
Momentum Gain +
Aerial Damage +
Increases Nightwing’s Momentum gain by 15%.
3
evade chain
Evade Chain
Extra Momentum Bar or Momentum Gain +
Nightwing chain evades by performing a quick succession of back jumps.
2
halys favorite
Haly’s Favorite
Evade Chain
Completing an Evade Chain knocks down all nearby enemies.
2
evade chain momentum
Evade Chain Momentum
Evade Chain
Performing an evade chain during combat restores a portion of Nightwing’s Momentum.
2
mind and body
Mind and Body
Haly’s Favorite or Evade Chain Momentum
Using Momentum Abilities restores a portion of Nightwing’s Health.

The Pack Leader tree is fantastic for co-op play. Not only do Nightwing and his allies benefit from higher damage and faster regeneration, but Nightwing himself becomes much harder to take down, and can even instantly revive an ally from a distance with enough points invested.

AP Cost
Icon
Ability
Requirement(s)
Description
1
family ties
Family Ties
None
Increases Nightwing’s defense and resistance by 10%. Working with allies also grants him additional bonuses: Batgirl – Melee Damage +15%. Red Hood – Ranged Damage +15%. Robin – Stealth Damage +15%.
1
health bolstered defense
Health Bolstered Defense
Family Ties
When Nightwing’s Health is at least 70% or more, he gets a +5% Defense bonus scaling up to 20% when at full health.
2
momentum regen
Momentum Regen
Health Bolstered Defense
Nightwing’s Momentum regenerates over time. Regeneration stops after filling 1 Momentum segment. Gaining any Momentum activates regeneration again. Working with allies increases regeneration speed.
2
shared skill
Shared Skill
Health Bolstered Defense
Passive Skills increasing Damage, Critical Chance, Defense, Momentum Regeneration, and Ultimate Cooldown are shared with allies at 50% of their value.
2
elemental smart darts
Elemental Smart Darts
Momentum Regen or Shared Skill
Nightwing’s darts inflict Elemental Effect build up on enemies or heal allies over time.
2
elemental smart darts +
Elemental Smart Darts +
Elemental Smart Darts
Nightwing’s darts also reduce enemies’ defense by 10% and increase damage inflicted by allies by 5% for 10 seconds.
2
revive darts
Revive Darts
Elemental Smart Darts
Nightwing’s darts can be used to instantly revive an ally from afar. Maximum 1 use per night.

Nightwing’s Knighthood Tree boosts his Nest Ability, his darts, melee attack distance, and gives him an additional attack for the Melee combo. When this tree becomes available, so does the Flying Trapeze, a glider which regains speed when Nightwing bounces from walls.

AP Cost
Icon
Ability
Description
n/a
flying trapeze
Flying Trapeze
Nightwing uses his Flying Trapeze to glide through the air. He can also rebound off of walls to gain altitude and speed.
1
triple darts
Triple Darts
Nightwing shoots 3 darts at once instead of 1.
1
strike distance +
Strike Distance +
Nightwing’s Melee Attacks can strike enemies from farther away.
1
guardian
Guardian
Defeating an enemy reduces Nest Ability cooldown by 15%.
2
combat expertise
Combat Expertise
Increases the number of attacks in Nightwing’s Melee combo by 1. The last hit is a knockdown.
3
nest buffs +
Nest Buffs +
Nest damage is increased by 150%, and the healing effect is increased by 100%.
3
bigger nest
Bigger Nest
Increases the size of Nightwing’s Nest.

Nightwing Momentum Abilities

Nightwing’s Momentum Abilities allow him to leap from foe to foe, and add area-of-effect elemental damage to his kit. The Shotgun Darts serve as a DPS increase, while the Ultimate Ability Nest is a powerful defensive tool for Nightwing and his allies.

Icon
Ability
Type
Keybinds/Controls
Momentum Cost
Description
pounce
Pounce
None
button xbox rightbumper+Holdbutton xbox a
playstation r1 button+Hold playstation x button
Hold 4
1
Nightwing jumps at a far away enemy, inflicting damage and knocking them down.
elemental shockwave
Elemental Shockwave
Piercing, Partial Area of Effect
button xbox rightbumper+Tap button xbox x
playstation r1 button+Tap playstation square button
Tap 1
1
Nightwing smashes the ground, creating an Elemental trail that damages enemies.
temp nightwing speed boost
Speed Boost
None
button xbox rightbumper+Tap button xbox b
playstation r1 button+Tap playstation circle button
Tap 3
1
Nightwing gets a speed boost, allowing him to move and fight faster while gaining more Momentum the further he travels to hit enemies.
shotgun darts
Shotgun Darts
Guard Break
button xbox rightbumper+Tap button xbox y
playstation r1 button+Tap playstation triangle button
Tap 2
1
Nightwing shoots a dart from each hand. The darts deal higher damage on closer proximity to enemies.
temp nightwing dart storm
Dart Storm
Area of Effect
button xbox rightbumper+Holdbutton xbox y
playstation r1 button+Hold playstation triangle button
Tap 2
2
Nightwing shoots multiple darts, damaging enemies and lowering their Elemental Effect resistance.
temp nightwing whirlwind
Whirlwind
Area of Effect, Damage Over Time
button xbox rightbumper+Holdbutton xbox x
playstation r1 button+Hold playstation square button
Hold 1
2
Nightwing spins and throws his escrima sticks, hitting all enemies within range.
bright knight temp
Bright Knight
Area of Effect, Piercing, Fear Inducing
button xbox rightbumper+Holdbutton xbox b
playstation r1 button+Hold playstation circle button
Hold 3
2
Nightwing’s symbol glows, stunning nearby enemies and granting allies 1 Momentum segment.
nest
Nest
Fear Inducing, Ultimate
button xbox rightbumper+Holdbutton xbox a
playstation r1 button+Hold playstation x button
Hold 4
Cooldown
5:00
Nightwing creates a Nest around himself and any allies, granting a large defense bonus and healing over time. The Nest also inflicts damage over time to any enemies that step inside it.
Duration: 20s
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