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Black Adam is one of the playable characters in MultiVersus, the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games. This anti-hero is powerful enough to give even Superman a run for his money. As part of our MultiVersus guide, we will be outlining all you need to know about Black Adam in the game. We'll introduce all unlockables, perks, moves, and how to win.

MultiVersus: Black Adam - All Unlockables, Perks, Moves, and How to Win

Below is everything you need to know about Black Adam in MultiVersus.

Black Adam: Biography and Overview

Before we begin to learn about all unlockables, moves, and how to win with Black Adam, we should get to know a little more about the character courtesy of his official biography and overview.

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Name First Appearance Character Class Voiced By
Black Adam (aka Teth-Adam) The Marvel Family #1 (1945) Bruiser
Bob Carter

Black Adam is a relatively unknown comic book character. He's a morally ambiguous anti-hero figure with impressive powers. Imbued with these abilities by a mysterious wizard named Shazam, he can call upon powers such as great physical strength and stamina, vast amounts of knowledge, flight, super-speed, lightning, and more. The character has become much more popular following the release of a big-budget movie in 2022, in which Dwayne Johnson plays Black Adam.

Black Adam: All Costumes and Unlockables

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Below, we've listed all the cosmetic items you can unlock related to Black Adam in MultiVersus.

Item Name
Cost / How to Unlock
Black Adam
Announcer Pack
100 Gleamium
Thumbs Down Emote Taunt 200 Gleamium

Comic Classic Black Adam

800 Gleamium
The Man in Black


2000 Gleamium

Black Adam: All Perks

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In this section of the guide, we're revealing a list of all Perks for Black Adam. These can be unlocked with XP as part of Black Adam's Mastery track. Remember that unlocking a character's Perks will make it cheaper to purchase them as Train Perks on another character, with the exception of Signature Perks which are exclusive to the character they're unlocked for.

Offense Perks

Perk Name
How to Unlock
I'll Take That
Your team receives a 0.25 second refund on ability cooldowns after hitting debuffed enemies
Reach Mastery Level 2
Armor Crush Your team's fully charged attacks break armor Reach Mastery Level 11

Defense Perks

Perk Name
How to Unlock
Boundless Energy
Your team receives 10% faster dodge invulnerability recharge
Reach Mastery Level 7
School Me Once... Members of your team receive a projectile block buff for 1 second after being knocked back by a projectile Reach Mastery Level 12

Utility Perks

Perk Name
How to Unlock
Last Stand
Your team deals 10% increased damage after reaching 100 damage
Reach Mastery Level 4
Aerial Acrobat Your team receives 10% increased air acceleration Reach Mastery Level 13

Signature Perks

Perk Name Description How to Unlock
Circuit Breaker Black Adam deals additional damage to fighters debuffed with Shocked Reach Mastery Level 8
The Hierarchy of Power Black Adam's ground up attack calls lightning to his ally instead of calling lightning to himself Reach Mastery Level 10

Black Adam: All Moves and How to Win

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If you want to play as Black Adam in MultiVersus, this section will go over his moves and offer some advice on how to use him effectively. Inputs shown are using default controls.


Move Name

Lightning Surge

Black Adam unleashes a surge of electric power that launches enemies horizontally and applies Shocked. Hitting allies with this move Electrifies them, causing their next melee attack to apply Shocked to its target

Neutral Square

Might of Kahndaq

A combo of punches ending in a grab that holds enemies high above Black Adam's head before slamming them into the ground behind him

Side Square

Call the Heavens

Black Adam pulls his hands apart, generating an arc of electricity above himself that can hit enemies multiple times. Summons lightning down from the sky above Black Adam. Cooldown applies to the lightning
Up Square
Grounded Blast
Black Adam slams a burst of electricity into the ground that emerges moments later, striking all grounded enemies. The burst can also emerge from walls if an enemy is nearby. Black Adam can charge the slam to force it to emerge faster and increase its size and power. Ammo applies
Down Square
Thunder Clap
Black Adam charges a clap that produces a shockwave which breaks armor
Air Neutral Square
Soaring Rage

Black Adam performs a jab and an uppercut

Air Side Square
Arc Lightning

Similar to ground, but does not summon lightning

Air Up Square

Flying Roundhouse

Black Adam charges a roundhouse kick. The end of the kick has a sweetspot that launches enemies in the opposing direction
Air Down Square


Move Name
Aton's Havoc

Black Adam releases a beam of lightning to grab enemies, damaging them repeatedly and applying shocked before tossing them either up or down. When the lightning hits a target, it searches for nearby targets, jumping to them to repeat the move in a chain of electric attacks. Charging the attack extends the length the lightning will travel. The lightning can be angled up or down slightly on release. Allies will extend the chain and become Electrified, but will not be grabbed. Heavy projectiles will extend the chain and become temporarily stopped, all other projectiles will simply be destroyed. Cooldown applies
Neutral Triangle

Zehuti's Foresight

Black Adam dashes forward and is chased moments later by a bolt projectile. This bolt will reflect off the forcefield generated by Black Adam's Grounded Down Special. Ammo applies to the bolt Side Triangle
Heru's Flight
Black Adam briefly gains the ability to fly in any direction Up Triangle
Shu's Protection
Black Adam generates an electromagnetic forcefield that pushes enemies away and blocks enemy projectiles and heavy projectiles from entering. The forcefield expires after a brief period or once it has taken enough hits. Cooldown applies Down Triangle
Mehen's Blessing
Black Adam uses static in the air to redirect all active projectiles that can be reflected towards him. He and allies can reflect these projectiles by striking them. Cooldown applies
Air Neutral Triangle
Zehuti's Vision Same as ground Air Side Triangle
Heru's Recovery Same as ground Air Up Triangle
Amon's Wrath
Black Adam hurls two short-range electric projectiles diagonally downward in rapid succession Air Down Triangle

How to Win as Black Adam

Black Adam is a Bruiser, so is mainly all about dishing out damage with hard hitting attacks. His moveset is somewhat unusual, though, and it might take some practice before you can make the most of it.

His standard melee combo ends with the enemy thrown to his back rather than away from his front. You can use this to quickly move an enemy around, potentially off the stage, but it's tricky to continue a combo. His neutral attack hits hard and is great for getting ringouts, but it does take a second to charge up.

There's a lot of potential in all his lightning-based attacks. His up attack is powerful at close range with the bolt of lightning sending enemies flying, while his side special can catch foes off-guard with its unusual behaviour. Black Adam's side special has a long reach and pulls enemies towards him, so you can use that to start some punishing combos.

So, that's everything there is to know about Black Adam in MultiVersus. Are you enjoying playing as him in MultiVersus? Share your own tips and advice in the comments section below, and check out our MultiVersus guide for much more. And, for more on other MultiVersus characters, refer to the following pages: