In Marvel Super War Yondu, the Whistler is one of the most interesting heroes we played, including any MOBA in existence. His complete offensive set revolves around his arrow of course, and that’s what makes him so unique. With a regular marksman, you usually have to stop to use an ability or basic attack. Not with Yondu. He can attack while moving, and that’s one of his main advantages. This makes him one of the best kiting heroes in the game. But, to balance this advantage, the developers also made him one of the hardest heroes to play.
There are actually two versions of Yondu’s history, but we will present the one that most fans are familiar with. He is a Ravager, space pirate that roams galaxies with his crew, pillaging and doing mercenary missions they find lucrative. One of those missions led to kidnapping a boy from Earth to take him to his father. However, he grew to like the boy and raised him as his own. The boy’s name is Peter and became known as a Star-Lord. Even thou Yondu is merciless and savage when it comes to his foes he has a kind heart when it comes to Peter, and he even gave his own life for the kid.
Best kiting in the game. Yondu is able to move and use his attack at the same time, so it’s quite easy to kite the enemy heroes trying to close in on you
Excellent at lane clearing
Strong late game
Takes a lot of time to get used to playing him because of his unique basic attack mechanics
Weak at the beginning of the round – item reliant
Yondu Item Build
Yondu early game (lvl 8)
Let’s talk about pure mechanics. Yondu’s basic attack is his arrow. But it works in an unusual way. First of all, after attacking it stays at the attack spot, hovering. After using your basic attack again it can be pointed to the next target from that spot, not from the hero itself. It also pierces through every target it hits, making it basically an aoe. You can’t use Yondu effectively if you just spam the attack and let it hit anything. His basic attacks can miss this way, and they only target a small area. You need to swipe in the most convenient direction and hit as many targets as you can. There is no endless spamming, it takes a lot of control and practice to get this right, but when you master his arrows, it will be truly rewarding.
Ok, now that we got it out of the way, let’s talk about the laning phase and skill leveling. Whistle Charge is your skill of choice, and it will mostly be the only skill you use throughout the round. Use it to clear the minion waves and to poke the enemy heroes twice in a quick succession. Your other skill, Ravager Kick is excellent for running away from annoying enemy junglers and should be used for this purpose only. Note that Yondu is mostly harmless at the start of the game, so focus on clearing minions rather than trying to engage the opponents and try to stay back as much as you can. The goal here is not to die once and get all the gold you can. When you purchase you first offensive item you’re good to go. By this time you’ll have you ulti unlocked and you can start feeling what he can do. When you decide to engage the enemy use your basic attacks to poke him slowly until you get him to around 60-50% of full HP. They will be used to your lame attacks and get prone to unsuspecting combo. Use your Whistle Charge to hit the enemy, one quick basic attack to apply the mark on him and then use Arrow Barrage while closing in for the kill. If you miss the Whistle Charge start over, don’t waste your ulti until you are sure the enemy is marked. Finish off with another basic attack if required. Push the enemy tower and get ready for a late game.
Yondu mid-late game
Rise my pretty, time to shine. Mid and late game is where you feel the true power of our fellow ravager. By this time you should have enough items to make a difference in the game. If it haven’t ended badly for you already. Don’t stay too close to the fights and keep moving constantly. Enemy junglers may try to pounce in for the kill, so keep your second skill at the ready, don’t use it to chase. Poke the enemy with your arrows, if they are enhanced with Whistling Arrow they can take away as much as 1/3 of enemy health with one shot. Use your ultimate the same way you do in the early game, but try to target as many enemies as you can. In case the team fight didn’t go well, your frontline got stomped, run away towards your nearest tower and don’t stop poking the enemies by pointing arrows from the edge of the attack towards you. You will hit a few of them with every attack if they chase you and outright kill some of them by doing so. I’ve killed more than a few enemy heroes this way, use their thirst to your advantage, Yondu is a master at kiting.