Hello everyone if u want to learn how to play pearl properly u have come to right place.My name Kasa^^n00b (some may know me as K4S4) i have been pearl main since early access.
I’ve around 2.3k hours of gameplay and more than 5000 games with pearl. The reason why i mained her so hard is because she is really good in 2v2 and my pc couldn’t handle 3v3 so I picked pearl to be my main.I am Grand Champion since season 1 and I was #1 global in pre-season.In this guide, I’ll show you the way I play pearl and I hope it will help you to master game much easier.
Your main and almost only source of dmg deal 15 dmg if not charged.If the charged tip of your staff will be purple and u ll deal 22 dmg and inflict 1s silence.
Every time u space or enemies hit your counter (if u pick battlerite which I always do) u get silence which is most important part of her kit. You don t get a cooldown on your m1 after firing charged m1 so your next attack will be a bit faster than usual but this is really important to connect your m1 after u silenced someone so u deal 37 dmg in less then a sec and deal some real hp damage.
When u have your staff charged your opponents will play bit different vs you cause they will be afraid of silence so keep in my it’s really easy to cancel your silence and bait out counter/out from your opponent.
Ex M1 – Overflow
Recharges your staff.
Ultra important to use when u are vs comp which is way to hard to ulti.
And it’s really important to give your teammate silence so he can deal more dmg overtime without worrying for enemies escape or counter.
Should be used on every incp.
With pearl, to be honest, ydon’tont want to heal much cause she gets too static(unmovable) for some quite period time and that can be punishable really easy by good players.So u have to keep in mind your position where u stand and in which situations u can heal.U can use your bubble to guard yourself against the enemies and then drop few heals to yourself our allies.When pearl cast heal it takes her over 1s to complete it which makes her vulnerable to all sorts of aoe’s and that can be painful for pearl that is why I suggest u use interrupt on move(option general) so it will be easier to cancel heal and move from danger.And don t forget she heals 21(3×7) and its hard to connect all 3 heals on one target but u just ve to find right timing for it(exm when your tammate isn t running sidesteping etc.
Dive into a pool of water and travel to the target’s location. Recharges your staff.
In the early game, you can space but latter on u have to be really careful since pearl is really vulnerable on enemies ulty.
Space is the ony ability that gives her i-frames and if u are using yoru space to get silence only u are doing it so wrong its better for u to charge your m1 then to use space for the sake of silence.
Don t overuse it couse if enemies see u without counter they ll do everything to get their hands on your and burst u down.Face to face combat is not made for pearl since u can t excange much so keep in mind that saving and not using your counter in many situations will keep enemies from doing high burst dmg on your since they are afraid to use their spells that can triger your counter so they ll ve more passive towards you.
Learn how to play around the bubble and u ll master 50 percent of the pearl.Not only is it good for isolating you from enemies it can help to push back opponents from your allies that could be bursted down.And the bubble is not good only vs ranges it will be good vs melees since it slows down movements speed of enemy who is in it making it harder for them to focus you.
U can also push your self from all kind of aoe’s ulties and some near death situations.
Ex E – Unstable Bubble
Since it deals 26 dmg this ability can be your source of taking orbs.If you’ve charged m1 all u ve to do is place Unstable Bubble on the orb and fast m1 2x in orb and u got it.It is also her biggest burst if used on opponents coretly and can be highly rewarding.
Grant a Shield to target ally, removing all negative effects. It absorbs up to 26 damage for 2.5s.
I use my shield on allies to remove negative effects most of the time (incp, stun,petry) or to absorb dmg if someone in my team is hardly focused.
Pearl’s ulti is not easy to hit but it is highly rewarding.If your teammates are there with u and they know how to combo on that ulti u ll have quite fun with it.Its important to hit silence most of the time when they are going about to land and to time landing perfectly for start u just ve to watch when fish emerges and as soon you can see spit u should cast your m1 it would last perfectly but still depends on your location and how far target is later when u get used to it u ll hit it by feeling or sound.Practice few hits in the playground it will help.