Injustice Mobile 2.0: What Does Gear Do? How Do I Get Shazam?

As riots break out regarding change, which evidently all Injustice Mobile 2.0 players fear, the new Gear that characters can be equipped with offers major boosts. This is good news in light of a few select card-fighters that have been downgraded, such as Regime Wonder Woman and Challenge Stage Aquaman. Regime Wonder Woman no longer gets 5% power generation for every blocked attack. Her altered passive now awards much less. Similarly, Aquaman has had his damage reduced and his overall attacks are now far weaker than they were before the update. Feel free to add Regime Superman’s heat vision as well as a host of other unannounced changes that DC/NetherRealms foolishly failed to reveal.

However, our ally, Matthew John COmaha spent most of the night swiping away and collecting gear to show how it can make-up for the latter shortcomings, or for other weaknesses that unaltered characters have. Before we get to Gear though, let’s take a look at the long awaited Shazam card. Shazam is available in booster packs, so if players have grinded enough credits, then they can acquire him, as evidenced below.

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Even if millions of multiplayers place Shazam on their teams, it doesn’t mean that every Shazam card will have the same results. Note that Matthew John COmaha has equipped his Shazam character with three pieces of Gear. Gear can be obtained in either a booster pack or through multiplayer battles. With the right Gear, Shazam can become truly a nightmarish god. Check out the effects of his Gear in the following screens.

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In equipping such Gear, Shazam now has an 18% power generation boost and his level 1 special attack can damage every foe on his opponent’s team. Therefore, characters like Regime Superman, whose heat vision has been reduced in damage but still block breaks, can make-up for his new shortcomings via Gear.

Furthermore, some Gear is specialized for specific card-fighters (NOTE: all gear can be worn by anybody, but specialized GEar only gives secondary bonuses to the characters they were designed for), while other Gear, such as the Demonic Mask (pictured above), can be used by anybody. The latest skin for Lex Luthor, known as Krypto Lex Luthor, has a passive ability that adds 30% to total team health. Such an ability already makes him a valuable team member, but if one adds the following items, then look out.

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After perusing Lex’s Gear, one should note that he now offers his team a 30% health boost, a 30% boost to his basic attacks, and he can even stun. As a result, a Gear-ed up Krypto Lex is far more superior than a standard un-Gear-ed Lex.

The primary advantage of such boosts and bonuses is that non-hackers will easily spend less time when grinding credits. Now that characters can be leveled to Elite VII and level 50, spending hours slowly grinding is tantamount to torture. In that respect, hackers clearly have the right idea. WASDuk isn’t knocking hard-work, but we are pointing out that leveling up a Red Son team to Elite VII now costs 2,800,000 credits, and that’s without the extra credits that Gear and the slots for said Gear cost.

The other benefit of these items is that DC/NetherRealms have essentially taken items usually offered in a MMORPG, like World of Warcraft or Diablo III, and added them to a fighting platform. In doing so, keen players must now carefully choose what disadvantages each player needs covered as well as what team advantages can be useful in defeating others. For instance, New 52 Nightwing’s passive ability adds a short burst of heightened damage when he is first tagged in, but that damage vanishes after 3 seconds. To address this deficiency, consider the following Gear:

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New 52 Nightwing, as shown in the above screen, is now dealing over 1,000 in damage with each basic attack to Animated Harley. This is the result of using maxed out Powered Eskrima Sticks.

This Gear is currently creating such a buzz that various lists of all the gear acquired by different gamers is being collected by both Facebook groups and Injustice Mobile 2.0 message boards alike. Last, players should note that Gear does not change the appearance of fighters, though it does add huge statistical benefits.

Is such Gear and potential boosts enough to bring players back from the frustrating bugs of the initial launch of Injustice Mobile 2.0? We’ll have to wait and see what your thoughts are in the comments.

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  • James

    What are shazam’s base stats?

    • Neil A.

      I believe they’re 950 attack and 1350 defence. Highest strength gain in the game I think

  • Random

    Can people obtain 4 star gadgets by leveling up gadgets. As the packs only offer up to 3 play and those with the ban bug can’t play multiplayer. So yeah I hope this is a yes.

    As for aquaman he got a damage nerf and buff in my opinion. True the numbers went down, but his best damage was from that killer dot which looks like it was not nerfed. Dots are Unlockable now so that is a great increase to him.

    • Random

      O yeah and one more thing, do the gear slots 2 and 3 unlock with elite 6 and 7 also or will you have to pay to unlock always?

      • Chris Patton

        You pay 20,000 for slot 2 and 30,000 for slot 3

    • Chris Patton

      Word. Preach it.

      • Random

        Ug typo meant unblockable lol and thanks for the info on the gear slots. Will only unlock for the best it looks like.

  • Timothy

    Still waiting to update because I wanna hear that they have fixed the online bugs first. Plus I wanna earn as much money as possible through the energy glitch before I update and the glitch goes away

    • Chris Patton

      You go, Tim!

  • Dog

    Which booster pack do you have to buy to get shazzam? Is it possible to get batman arkham in a booster pack? What happens if you shatter your gear? Can’t freeze people forever now and doesn’t do double damage. I call bs on the aqua man down grade his 2nd move does more damage than his super. Ww is actually getting 5% but boost don’t help her gain more on a block than before so it’s better to attack with her. You can max out on batmans 2nd special now and you can actually stun people.

    • Random

      Yup agreed. Anyway Shazam is from normal gold cards. As for AO bats no idea if they added him into the normal gold packs (I hope they did). Since you will be farming for Shazam anyway in them might be worth investigating

    • jacktheblur

      Hai, I just want to share with you that I think you can get any of the gold card in the gold pack. Its just that since the value of the Batman AO is so higher than any other character (not sure how much shazam worth), maybe the chance are very low I guess. I manage to get a few new characters that Ive always wanted while searching for shazam, like prison superman and batman beyond.

  • John

    Should I build a team around Shazam or Martian manhunter? Somebody help!

    • Chris Patton

      Both are great card-fighters. I think focusing on Shazam first is the way to go. His 12 seconds of specials is pretty dominant, IMO.

  • Lewis

    Helpful article, but please address: What do “Shatter” and “Fuse” do? And also, does gear upgrade/improve, and if so, how?

    • Chris Patton

      Gear can be upgraded, which is what fuse does. Shatter divides your Gear into shards to form other Gear later. Only use shatter if you are not using the Gear.

      • Random

        I concur. I would build Shazam for an offense online team and martian for a defense online team.

        Aquaman and Shazam are USELESS on online defense battles because their passive relies on their super move which the ai never uses.

        • jacktheblur

          Sorry for asking. Would you mind sharing why would you put martian on defense team? Does it mean that any character that have passive ability that do not rely on their super moves are better put in defense team? eventhough for examples the overall stats of shazam are higher than of martian? sorry for the bad and confusing english!

  • AJ

    Well, it might be enough if they ever get the bugs worked out. Can’t believe they let something this buggy go to launch.

  • Konkrypton

    Overall, I’m liking the changes. Yeah, some characters got nerfed, but mostly they needed it. Also, I seems like Darkseid got straightened out. At least, mine seemed to do more damage with his second special than with his super, now that’s reversed. Anyone else notice that?

    Still, glad to know we can get Shazam through the gold packs, I wondered why he wasn’t in the store. It seems they could include more info in their “help” screen than they do, explaining some of this. Like, that the multiplayer isn’t “live” multiplayer, and that it seems to rack up stats based on a given team, not the user, at least that’s the way it appears. Am I correct?

  • Carlos

    My phone is on Android, but from what I look on the update, it seems to me that the game become a lot more pay to win.
    With the update, the devs change everything in the gameplay for making a fully multiplayer games, the single is now anecdotal.
    As far as I see, the card mostly use on the multy are Red Son and AO Batman, already a lot of money, now you haave to pay again for the gears and the slots, and don’t forget the attacks… It’s really a pay to win now, don’t need anymore to level up your team with the gear…

  • John

    After the Update 2.0 it fixes the energy glitch right? So sad though I was getting used to playing straight without stoping to wait for another 2 hours that cuts the momentum of having fun unless of course you’ll pay for real money which I can’t.

  • Reagan K.

    Chris, does this mean that I can only obtain Shazam from gold packs? So I can’t get him anywhere else?

    • Chris Patton

      Right now, the only source I have clarified is the Gold Booster. I haven’t gotten around to clearing the new single-player level though, so I’ll let you know if other sources arise ;-)

      • Reagan K.

        I can’t wait to get him. Obviously the best card and passive without a doubt. Chris, would you think he’s number one now that RWW awesome passive got low? I mean c’mon, with his super attack activation he receives +300% damage, 50% less damage from opponents, no energy consumption from super attacks all from a, what feels like a long, 12 seconds. That’s regular batman’s passive x12, Regime Nightwing’s passive, and Man of Steel superman’s passive (except, there’s no “chance” of no energy.) Plus he’s really fast.

  • Jim

    Anyone else notice that Zod’s passive has been completely stripped? The +20% health and strength boost used to make him a tank, but now he’s just an overpriced card

    • Chris Patton

      It’s sad. Truly.

  • Alvin

    Can you check this glitch,I’m playing the gold doomsday elite 7 and his special 2 ability is around 72k,it happens to me.

    • Chris Patton

      His second does do more damage. Also, is he using Gear or teamed with a booster like Batman?

      • Alvin

        No batman,just grinding with zod mos,darkseid,no gears,haven’t touched that when I noticed that,when I tried using gears I use the cloak forgot what cloak,the one with 2nd special heal, and also a gear with power generation. Doomsday is untouchable,all I have to do is to get the 2nd special,then most of my enemies would die then I would be healed in that process by 70 percent of my life.

  • http://Ss Hi

    Hi

    • Chris Patton

      Hi.

  • I am confused

    i dont understand catwoman golds power it makes little sense to me can anyone provide an easier to understand description?

    • Chris Patton

      In short, if Scorpion caused BLEED on a fighter, then Catwoman would increase the damage of BLEED by 100%. Thus, the foe would lose much more health due to damage-over-time. Damage-over-time = BLEED, BURNING, MENTAL DAMAGE, etc.

  • Bryan

    Dude, aquaman used to be my favourite fighter, he’s 3rd does quite damage and drains oppenent, while now its lesser, his second move is better. I used to love to make either his first move use thrice or use the third move. But now, 1st move is more recommended. And there used to be a glitch in aquaman that when I used trident toss to an enemy and that enemy is knocked by the toss, the next oppenent tagged in is bleeding. I love this glitch, as well as the time glitch. I tried the time glitch just now, doesn’t work anymore:(
    Now superman man of steel only repeat 1st and 2nd move not the third, but it’s easier to be repeated now. Wonder woman passive useless now. And when I’m hunting for shazam in booster pack, I got bane twice instead. And the new shop, edit team, and collection looks dumb. As well as the cards now looks. Like the one in the past better. Conclusion: I don’t like this update much.

    • Bryan

      Please help me check if the aquaman trident toss thing glitch can still be used, haven’t tried it, thank you.

  • Bryan

    Has anyone got shazam? If you do, how many gold packs you’ve opened to get him?

    • Random

      I have SHAZAM elite 7 that took me 30 minutes and more than 100 million power credits, but I also got elite 7 prison superman and elite 7 batman beyond, but all the money and time it took is really paying off.

  • jacktheblur

    Hey wonderful people,
    I just wanted to ask if anyone know if there is anywhere or website people would discuss strategy/tactics in regard to this new update? like what is the best combo for offense/defense in the online mode? or what type of gear would maximize certain character value? OR if any of you would kindly drop some hints/tips about the new version that would be very helpful :)

    Secondly, can some one explain to me how exactly does shazam passive works. Because I still can’t figured it out.

    Btw @Bryan, I’vr got two shazam last night. the first one quite fast but the second one really took a long long time. I almost ran out of card to sell.

    Sorry for asking way too much, if anyone can help I really appreciate it. Arigatou!

    • Bryan

      Lucky you, anyway what cards do you sell, how many booster packs you opened and how do you get so many cards to sell? How much money do you have?

      • jacktheblur

        Ohh its all character cards I open using the special golden pack daily. Been farming a long time then I lost interest with the game earlier this year. Suddenly this new version pop up, so glad that I didnt delete my account.Anyway, now Im still continuing to farm and I think I spent around 2mil to open around 30 plus packs. I was very fortunate b/c the first shazam pop up on my second try.

  • Edgar

    I wanted to know if it is possible to get Darkseid from the new booster packs cause i have been trying for quite a while and he dosent seem to pop up

    • Chris Patton

      Yes, but it must be the Challenge Stage booster, not the Gold booster.

      • Edgar

        Yeah i figured that much its just i been trying so much i feel like its harder to get Darkseid then it was to get Shazam…..

        • jacktheblur

          Is Darkseid strong? Do you happen to know his basic stats and passive?

        • Random

          That is true, but keep trying, you will get him

  • baddog-11

    Hey,
    I would like to ask if someone knows if it is important how much of the same Gear i have,
    for example i have the Demonic Mask 10 times would it be wise to shatter it 9 times so that only 1 is left?

  • Teck

    I’ve blown over $500 on this game, there seems to be no end in sight for things to purchase, & this update fixed the time glitch so bye bye energy regen. Can anyone help me with a hack for this game? I’m so so tired of surveys & all that crap. & my fingers hurt already from grinding for hours.

    Thanks.

    • Chris Patton

      Hey, Teck! There are multiple Facebook groups that provide hacks so that you can upload 8 milliong credits and certain characters, etc. Log into Facebbok and look up Henxcingaming Group as well as Injustice: God Among Us Mobile.

    • leo

      If u have an android,i can help u out.
      Email me
      Leo81486@gmail.com

    • AdamAtom

      Go into youtube and you will find infinite (a lot) of hacks.

  • http://www.not-a-real-website.com.eu Unnamed

    Is Shazam Rare?

    • Chris Patton

      Yes, in that you must buy Gold Booster Packs to get him. He will not appear in your store.

  • http://wasduk.com/2014/04/26/injustice-mobile-2-0-what-does-gear-do-how-do-i-get-shazam/ Bon zedrick

    Ihave all characters and all elite 7 except dark seid he is so hard to get ,,,!!!

  • http://wasduk.com/2014/04/26/injustice-mobile-2-0-what-does-gear-do-how-do-i-get-shazam/ Bon zedrick

    I am having all characters el.7 all except dark seid hard to get how?

  • Mr. Man

    I got Shazam in my first gold pack after losing everything!

    • Chris Patton

      Way to go, Mr. Man ;-)

    • John

      I got Shazaam first gold pack purchased after update. Although haven’t gotten any since lol.

  • AdamAtom

    If you want to get SHAZAM that bad then I recommend using a cheat. I am using a cheat myself and I already convinced lots of people to use it including my friend who never uses cheats. The cheat only gives you lots of money and unlimited energy. The only way I know and it might be the only way there is to get SHAZAM is by buying gold booster packs, he is very rare at the beginning but once you get hike elite 2 or 3 then he becomes pretty common, and you could also get prison superman and batman beyond while trying to get SHAZAM.

    • Neil A.

      Well I used the ifunbox way of doing it. its not so much a cheat as much as a game of patience. Takes like 1 1/2 hours of opening and resetting the game to get it. But hey, I grind for the credits. Thus I now have an elite 7 level 40 Shazam (took me more than a week to get him) and everyone else is ridiculously low like elite 1 level 40 batman.

      Note: shazam is pure offence. If you don’t obliterate the entire team in the 12 seconds after the ulti, you’re kinda dead.

  • AdamAtom

    Hi guys, do any of you know the best characters (5 to 10) if you do please tell me.

    • Chris Patton

      The characters are beginning to even out. However, Arkham Origins Batman is the alpha-dog, Shazam is pure offense, Martian Manhunter is best surrounded by a defensive team as he can power drain and cause damage over time. The Red Sons can give you huge boosts until you save enough credits to get the cards you want. Others should chime in here ;-)

  • AdamAtom

    Because of the cheat I have elite 7 SHAZAM level 50

    • Chris Patton

      Congrats, AdamAtom!

  • http://Yahoo.com John xoler

    Pls. Show me how to unlock and get arkham Harley Quinn and Raven?

    • Chris Patton

      Hey, John! You can get Arkham Harley Quinn and Shazam by purchasing Gold Booster Packs. Raven is available through the Challenge Stage Booster Packs, which cost 150,000 credits.

  • Miguel Carlos

    Hey! I just have one question. Do the gears add up to each other? For example, if one gear gives you +60% damage for basic attack, and another gear gives you +70% damage for basic attacks, does that give you +130% damage? Thank you! :)

    • Chris Patton

      I believe so, yes. We’ll have more info on that up soon.

      • Miguel Carlos

        Thank you! Can’t wait :)

  • What’s a defensive team

    What’s a defensive team online and how do you make one?
    Someone please reply

    • Chris Patton

      A defensive team is one that is not centered on damage. A defensive team can SPAM, or allow one player to stay in a match for a long time so that the others can fill power bars. An example would be Martian Manhunter (can stun, power drain, and cause mental damage over time), Krypto Lex Luthor (adds 30% to teammates so that they can stay in fights longer), and Arkham Harley Quinn, who adds another 25% to the team’s health. With 55% extra total health MMH can wreak havoc, take out 1-2 fighters, and then tag-in Lex and HQ later to unleash their unblockables. You could also substitute Red Son Solomon Grundy for J’onn and add another 15% of total health.

  • Joe Stepp

    Do multiple copies of the same gear card benefit any other than the ability to shatter and upgrade?

    • Chris Patton

      No, they are useful to shatter as you can upgrade and get more stats. Aside from that, they have no other use as only one player can hold one pice of GEAR.

  • ForeJacks

    How does this work so that I can get the credits to my account. I too am confused.

    Email me at bradyeates@hotmail.com

  • alastairpei

    Gear has sort of ruined Injustice, now hackers hack in gear that is OP and just ruins everybody’s experience of online, including me.

  • Daniel Dennis

    I just wanted to provide a little help to those who are having a hard time leveling up to Lv50. Firstly if you have strong enough gold cards, use them to support lower cards with the Bonus Battle thet comes after the Battle 42 Boss battles. THREE (3) of these 3 energy battles will give your card(up to Lv 43) over 100,000 XP (22,000 to 34000 XP each game). The 1st battle however is a Mirror battle and NEVER use ALL GOLD cards for this battle. All you need to include is 1 high level GOLD card in the 3rd slot and in the 1st and 2nd slot, weak bronze cards that lack energy drain (ex. NOT Lex , NgtWng, GrnArr not Sinestro). Bronze Flash or cyborg a very good option because their attack speed gives you power generation really fast. As soon as the game starts, tag in your Gold and just let the bronze beat the crap out of him in order to gain 3 CHEAP bars of power. Once you have 3 bars, B#@!* slap the bronze cards into oblivion and then and decimate the AI’s mirror of you gold card with your level 3 unblockable Super attack. Note: Try not to use a gold card that has more health than your level 3 unblockable Super attack or you’ll have a bit of health remaining on the AI mirror to manually beat out (Ex Aquaman: very weak level 3 special but high health). Once you clear the mirror battle, swap in the cards you want to level up. In addition, I can’t remember the exact amount but you can get close over 10,000 cumulative credit per try.
    I farmed this level in order to get all my cards to Lv 44 and once they were all powerful enough, it was easier to move on the the other harder levels that followed. Sadly all levels that follow don’t provide as much XP as the Battle 43 Bonus, even the current final Batman Arkham battle. They do provide sufficient XP (over 12,000XP each) to get your card to Lv 50. So once your card crosses Lv 43 and jumps from needing 100,000 to 200,000 for each level up, approx. 15 games are required for each leveling up to 50. Overall about 70 games per team to get them from Level 44 to Lv 50. I know this is quite a bit of grinding but it’s the easiest way I found unless you want to try hacking and risk getting banned.
    Note: Never try to farm a level for XP if your card has over 4 levels than the AI’s highest level card (ex your card is Lv 44 and the AI’s highest card is Lv 40). You will only gain 1/2 the XP and eventually 1/10 the XP. Your credits earned will always be the same each time around, unless it’s the first time you’re playing that level; in which case you may get some bonus credits.

  • Appu

    Can u please mail me this method?gooofy358@gmail.com. please please mail me..I really need Shazam..