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Patch 2.4
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Free Agent - EU

Maeve is the second best flanker in the game after Evie. She is the most mobile champion in the game and is pretty good at poking people because she has no damage fall off. She also has a lot of damage reduction cards which will help her to be more solid.

Main Build
Build Section
Notes

Talents :

-Street Justice

Pounce now executes targets below 35% health.

-Cat Burglar

Deal 30% more damage from your first two Weapon Shots within 5s of Prowl ending.

-Rogue's Gambit

Eliminations reset the Cooldown of Pounce and Pounce deals 10% more damage.

You want to use Street Justice if there's a double tank (or more) in the opposing team and Cat Burglar against a solo tank team. You can still use Cat Burglar against a team with a double tank if you feel comfortable enough with your shots.

Street Justice is the easiest talent, good to finish off the tanks or challenge characters with low health.

Cat Burglar is strong to challenge someone in 1v1 each dagger deal 520 damage within 5s of Prowl ending.

Rogue's Gambit is Maeve's most difficult talent, you need a pretty good aim while moving and jumping around.

Skills :

-Daggers (Direct Damage)

Throw two Daggers every second that each deal 400 Damage.

-Pounce (Direct Damage)

Quickly Dash Forward. Collide with an enemy to perform a melee Strike for 400 Damage. (cooldown : 10secs)

-Nine Lives

Reset the cooldowns of Pounce and Prowl and heal for 400. (cooldown : 20secs)

-Prowl

Move 50% Faster and increase your jump height for 5 seconds. Firing your weapon or using another ability will cancel Prowl. (cooldown : 12secs)

-Midnight (Ultimate)

Enemies within 300ft have their vision restricted to a 30-foot radius for 4 seconds.

What item to buy ?

Cauterize is the first item you need to buy and get it to level 3 as fast as possible

Haven if you play against characters who do direct damage like Maeve, Cassie, Snipers etc...

Blast Shields if you play against characters who do area damage like Willo, Drogoz, Bomb King etc...

Resilience if there's a lot of Crowd Control like Mal Damba's ult, Inara's ult, Ash's ult, Pip's slow etc...

Wrecker if you play against a Vivian or a Torvald

Rejuvenate buy this if you trust in your healer, very useful if you play with a Jenos or a cherish Furia

Illuminate if you have to deal with a Skye, Strix or Sha lin

Nimble if you want more movement speed

Master Riding if you die a lot or if you want to get behind the enemy team as fast as you can

Life Rip and Kill to Heal are not that useful because cauterize affects them, it will be more interesting to get a damage reduction instead

Morale Boost/Chronos aren't that convenient because there are better things to buy before those

Bulldozer can be useful vs Imani's dragon if you play Cat Burglar but other than that it's not worth it

Veteran is your last resort if your healer ignores you during the whole game

When you are close to a wall you will jump higher, use it to your advantage. You can also double jump, but be aware that she will be more vulnerable as it will make her move slower and advanced players will take benefit of it, so don't abuse it and use it carefully. When you go into a fight, always make sure that your Nine Lives is available or at the very least have one escape available. If you have a hard time aiming and you keep missing your shots you should use "Street Justice" play safe and stay in the backline and just try to poke the dps, healer, tanks and when someone is low health finish him off with Pounce or you can also just focus the weakest opponent. You can also distract them by poking and then run away, then come back and poke them again and run away. Maeve requires knowledge of the map you are playing, it can be hard to flank on a map like "Frog Isle" or "Timber Mill" but you can play with the angles and do damage with your daggers while staying hidden.

Watch Simsiloo's Maeve on YouTube to get a better understanding of the character.

All the loadouts I'm showing can be played either with Street Justice or Cat Burglar.

Main Loadout
Persistence

Persistence

Armor

Take 20% less damage when below 40% health.

Level 5

Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

Pounce

Gain 20% Damage reduction for 2s after using Pounce.

Level 4

Street Cred

Street Cred

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 200.

Level 4

Walk it Off

Walk it Off

Prowl

Heal for 40 Health every second during Prowl.

Level 1

Chase

Chase

Prowl

Increase the speed bonus of Prowl by 10%

Level 1

Tank with a little bit of speed
Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

Pounce

Gain 20% Damage reduction for 2s after using Pounce.

Level 4

Persistence

Persistence

Armor

Take 20% less damage when below 40% health.

Level 5

Chase

Chase

Prowl

Increase the speed bonus of Prowl by 30%

Level 3

Street Cred

Street Cred

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 100.

Level 2

Walk it Off

Walk it Off

Prowl

Heal for 40 Health every second during Prowl.

Level 1

Speed
Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

Pounce

Gain 25% Damage reduction for 2s after using Pounce.

Level 5

Street Cred

Street Cred

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 200.

Level 4

Chase

Chase

Prowl

Increase the speed bonus of Prowl by 40%

Level 4

Scamper

Scamper

Pounce

Gain 10% Movement Speed for 3s after activating Pounce.

Level 1

Walk it Off

Walk it Off

Prowl

Heal for 40 Health every second during Prowl.

Level 1

Reduce CD Nine Lives
Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

Pounce

Gain 25% Damage reduction for 2s after using Pounce.

Level 5

On Edge

On Edge

Nine Lives

Reduce the Cooldown of Nine Lives by 4s.

Level 4

Street Cred

Street Cred

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 100.

Level 2

Chase

Chase

Prowl

Increase the speed bonus of Prowl by 30%

Level 3

Walk it Off

Walk it Off

Prowl

Heal for 40 Health every second during Prowl.

Level 1

Dmg RD + speed
Persistence

Persistence

Armor

Take 20% less damage when below 40% health.

Level 5

Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

Pounce

Gain 15% Damage reduction for 2s after using Pounce.

Level 3

Street Cred

Street Cred

Armor

Increase your maximum Health by 100.

Level 2

Chase

Chase

Prowl

Increase the speed bonus of Prowl by 40%

Level 4

Scar Tissue

Scar Tissue

Nine Lives

Gain 5% Damage Reduction for 2s after using Nine Lives.

Level 1

Matchups
Champion Section
Strong Against
EvieAndroxusAshDredgeDrogozKinessaMojiSerisSkyeTerminusTyraViktorWilloGrohkJenosFuriaKogaZhin
Notes

Evie : it's easier to hit an Evie with Maeve's daggers than it is for an Evie to hit a Maeve with her slow frozen blast.

Androxus : you can just keep distance and kill him, but if the Andro player doesn't miss a shot things might go terribly wrong.

Ash : she doesn't do enough damage so you can just jump around, keep some distance or stay on highground and keep hitting her until she dies, if she tries to escape stay in front of her and finish her off. Never stay next to her if there's a low ceiling because it will allow her to deploy her ultimate faster.

Dredge : he is a very slow character and his shots are also way too slow, you can deal with him pretty easily.

Drogoz : he doesn't have much health and his shots are slow, so it won't be easy for a Drogoz to land a hit on a Maeve who keeps moving, running and jumping around. Maeve can easily approach him with her Pounce too.

Kinessa : she doesn't have much tools to deal vs a good Maeve.

Moji : you can easily deal with Moji, you just need to keep distance or jump and spam your daggers.

Seris : she can't do anything against Maeve... her damage sucks and her shots are easy to dodge.

Skye : she lacks mobility and doesn't have much health, you can easily kill her. Buy illuminate 1 or 2 if you never see her coming.

Terminus : keep distance and spam your daggers, jump over him and spam your daggers.

Tyra : move a lot and keep some distance since she doesn't have any mobility you won't miss your shots.

Viktor : move, jump, shot, pounce, move, jump, shot, pounce and he will just run away.

Willo : an easy target for Maeve.

Grohk : he is annoying to kill at early games because he has too much healing, but he really isn't a big of a deal in 1v1. Watch out for his ult, the only thing that could get you killed.

Jenos : easy to kill in 1v1 because he won't deal much damage, always keep one Pounce available if you get close to him (counter him with resilience).

Furia : you can poke her from far and kill her, don't go too close to her because she does good damage but she also lacks mobility.

Koga : he is not a problem anymore you can kill him before he kills you.

Zhin : keep a little bit of distance poke him and when he runs away follow him and finish him.

Weak Against
AtlasBarikBomb KingBuckCassieFernandoGroverImaniInaraLexLianMakoaRuckusSha LinStrixTalusTorvaldVivianMal'DambaKhan
Notes

Atlas : don't waste your time hitting him if he can just go back in time + he does good damage so be careful when you challenge him.

Barik : his Barricade, Turrets and Rocket Boots are a pain in the neck for Maeve.

Bomb King : he will burst you, you will cry. Need to buy Blast Shields vs him and don't stay too close to a wall. Jump above his head and shot at him then run away, don't use your double jump if you are close to him because it will be easier for him to hit you.

Buck : too tanky early games, he can slow you down (buy resilience if you need to) and you should keep some distance because he does tons of damage. Once you have cauterize 3 you can kill him pretty easily.

Cassie : an advanced Cassie player will be your worst nightmare and her ult is a counter to "Midnight".

Fernando : his shield is way too big and his fireballs are strong vs her.

Grover : too much health and can cripple you.

Imani : even though she is a slow character her stun is a nightmare for anyone... her fire stance does a lot of damage in 1v1.

Inara : she is way too tanky, you better stay away from her. Don't underestimate her damage, a good Inara player won't have any trouble dealing with Maeve.

Lex : does a lot of damage + auto aim ability. Keep distance and poke him.

Lian : auto aim + deals too much damage. Never get too close to Lian without having your escapes on because we never know when she might ult.

Makoa : his grab will be your nightmare.

Ruckus : don't try to challenge him in 1v1 a good Ruckus will just kill you.

Sha lin : 2 shots and you die.

Strix : really hard to approach a good Strix player, he does a lot of damage and can reveal ennemies with his flare.

Talus : you will never be able to kill him in one try because he will teleport back and he also does a lot of damage and his movement speed can be annoying to deal with.

Torvald : Nullify will get you killed.

Vivian : her shield and ult will get you killed, so be careful when you attack her. She can also reveal ennemies.

Ying : her illusions will get in your way.

Pip : his capacity to slow ennemies can be hard to deal with & his ult is very strong too (buy resilience to counter it) and he can heal himself back to full health... you really need to get caut 2 & resilience 2 as fast as possible.

Mal'Damba : there's not much you can do against a strong Mal'Damba player (need to buy resilience if you keep getting stunned or ulted).

Khan : you can jump over his shield, but he still does a good amount of damage so you need to be careful.