The best guide on how to play and build Scizor in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile devices. Read on to find out everything about Scizor including the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as some general tips!
Scizor is one of Pokemon Unite’s most popular Assassin/Attacker characters. Although his win rate is quite low, this can be attributed to the fact that he is a difficult Pokemon to master. Indeed, some people have simply not played him enough to draw out his amazing assassination potential.
This guide will let you in on a few tricks you can pull with Scizor, as well as which builds to run, to maximize your win rate with this incredibly strong melee Attacker. Stick around and find out if Scizor is the character for you!
Is Scizor Good in Pokemon Unite?
Scizor’s main gimmick is that he allows players to select from one of two evolutions to use for the rest of the game. Which upgrade of his damage move you pick, upon reaching level 5, will automatically lock you into playing as either Scyther or evolving into a Scizor.
Scyther Evolution Options
Both upgrades have unique mechanics that can change your play style. Overall, however, the difference between the 2 is not that significant. Indeed, their Unite moves differ just slightly, their stats are allocated in an alternative way, and there is no change to the passive move.
To keep playing as Scyther, you must select Dual Wingbeat as your damaging move upgrade. This move offers you the range and movement you need to poke at your targets without getting into a fight.
Depending on what the circumstance calls for, you can use the additional dash to either assassinate enemy targets or just back off. It’s important to note that the second activation delivers greater damage to opponents with low HP, making it excellent for taking down single targets.
Scyther is a highly agile Pokemon that uses rapid, precise burst strikes to gain an advantage over its adversaries. It functions in a manner akin to a Speedster Pokemon, which relies on its dash techniques to make up for its fragility. Players that like the assassin playstyle of setting ambushes, and utilizing hit-and-run tactics should pick Scyther as their go-to.
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The alternative upgrade, Bullet Punch, will evolve you into a Scizor. The move is a crucial part of Scizor’s gameplay because it gives the Pokemon the ability to stay in the fray for a lot longer thanks to its HP restoration. You should be aware that the move’s healing will depend on the amount of damage it causes, which encourages you to be at the front line raining down Bullet Punches on multiple opponents. Its coverage makes it great for team fighting.
In comparison to Scyther, Scizor has stronger HP, Defense, and Special Defense stats. But on the other hand, Scyther has more Attack and Cooldown Reduction. In team battles, Scizor performs best when placed on the front lines where it can easily take and administer blows. Scyther on the other hand will poke at his enemies before diving into the enemy backline to secure kills.
Pokemon Unite Scizor Best Build
Technician, the passive power of Scizor and Scyther, lets you inflict more damage during your exchanges with opponents. When this Pokemon performs a move, its subsequent Standard Attack will strike twice in a row, with the second doing slightly less damage.
You want to use at least one Standard Attack each time you use an ability to squeeze the maximum potential out of this passive. Keep in mind that some moves can be activated more than once, and these also cause the Technician passive move to activate. The first move Scizor gains is Fury Cutter. It causes him to slash in a cone area in front of him twice. The second sweep deals more damage.
Move 1 Upgrade Options
As we mentioned before, Dual Wingbeat, the first upgrade option keeps him in the form of a Scyther for the rest of the game. The move itself is a ranged ability that strikes an area in an X shape. The second slash that completes the shape deals damage, and heals Scyther if it hits an enemy.
Upon hitting an enemy Scyther can reactivate the skill to dash in a chosen direction. Scyther deals damage to enemy Pokemon he passes through when dashing, the lower their HP the more damage the move does.
The other upgrade option for move 1, Bullet Punch, evolves Scyther into Scizor. Upon activation, Scizor dashes a short distance and unleashes a flurry of punches in a short cone in front of him. Each strike on the enemy heals Scizor.
While I think Dual Wingbeat is the stronger move, I cannot say the same about Scyther… Scizor has amazing sustain, and high base defenses, making him a powerhouse in 1v1s and team fights. He essentially is an All-Rounder capable of adapting to multiple scenarios. Scyther lacks this ability, he can deal damage and immediately folds when enemies focus him down.
Move 2 Upgrade Options
Moving on, we have the second move which is Quick Attack. Scizor/Scyther dashes in the designated direction, damaging anyone they pass through.
The first upgrade option for move 2 is Double Hit. This allows the Pokemon to jump a short distance, marking any enemy they pass through. If you hit an enemy, you can jump again. The second jump grants you an empowered attack that makes you charge at the target. If you defeat the marked enemy all your cooldowns reset.
The second upgrade is Sword Dance. It allows you to dash a short distance and gain a 15% increased attack for 5 seconds. If Scyther/Scizor manages to score 8 basic attacks within that time, the 8th attack becomes a wave, piercing through all enemies in a line.
Sword Dance is usually the better pick. The 15% attack increase combined with Bullet Punch makes your DPS skyrocket.
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Scizor’s Unite Move
Scizor gains Red Illusion Dive at Level 9. Upon activation, he hits the select enemy slowing them down. Scizor then creates 5 copies that move in a straight line away from him in different directions. If they collide with an enemy they slow him and deal damage.
For 8 seconds after activation, you can recast the ability to dash in a select direction. Enemies hit are dragged by Scizor to the end of the dash range, he then strikes the ground damaging anyone in the radius. If Scizor drags enemies into his copies they receive bonus damage and are stunned.
Scizor Best Skill Loadout
Without a doubt, the best combo of upgrades you can pick for Scizor is Bullet Punch and Swords Dance.
Best Held Items for Scizor in Pokemon Unite
Focus Band is recommended to increase your tankiness. Attack Weight and Weakness Policy is the way to go to boost your attack stats. Check out our Pokemon Unite Item Guide for more details on the best held items to use.
Best Battle Items for Scizor in Pokemon Unite
The best option for Scizor’s battle item in Pokemon Unite is Full Heal or Heal. This further boosts his survivability. Check out our Pokemon Unite Item Guide for more details on the best battle items to use.
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