In Pokemon Unite, the best Absol builds are

In Pokemon Unite, the best Absol builds are ...

Absol is a very powerful Speedster in Pokemon Unite and is the most effective when caught in a duels with another Pokemon. They are best suited for combating in the Middle Lane or Jungle as many players prefer it, and they can deal Attack damage quickly.

Best uses for Absol in Pokemon Unite

Absol is a duelist in Pokemon Unite and can go toe to toe with almost any Pokemon in a one-on-one situation. Their Basic Attacks, Moves, and Unite Move increase their Critical Hit Chance by 15%. The Pokemon's Boosted Attacks, or third Basic Attack, reduce the target's Defense by 15% for two seconds as well.

Absol can learn either Feint or Slash at level one, while Slash is much stronger and increases Absol's Critical Hit Rate by 15% after being used. These moves will be quickly replaced if the player is jungling or fighting the Pokemon in the Mid Lane as the total amount of experience that the player acquires will push them to level five. When fighting in Top or Bottom lanes, Absol will have to wait a bit longer.

Absol will replace Feint with either Night Slash or Pursuit, but both moves have a cooldown of four seconds but act quite differently. When used on a Pokemon with less than 50% HP, the attack will have a 30% decreased Critical Hit Rate. Pursuit is a single attack that will have its cooldown reduced when attacking the opponent from behind.

Absol will remove Slash with either Psycho Cut or Sucker Punch with a cooldown of roughly five seconds, each time causing damage to the target with a mark, and the third hit causing damage to the marked Pokemon. When using Sucker Punch, Absol will either retaliate against it on its own or retaliate for any hit that comes toward it.

Absol will learn its Midnight Slash, a unite move that deals damage in a small area. The last three hits will come out as bullets in different directions. The move has a cooldown of about 134 seconds but can be charged by doing damage like all other Unite Moves.

Best Held and Battle Items for Absol

Absol's most powerful ability is provided by many Held Items, but players should make sure not to let the Pokemon's biggest strength go to waste. By focusing on Critical Hit and Critical Damage increasing items, Absol can become even stronger at what it does naturally. Battle Items are best used to either increase its already large Attack or assist in escaping a fight.

  • Muscle Band - Increases Absol's Basic Attack Speed and Damage. This also helps Absol take advantage of its Boosted Attack's effect.
  • Scope Lens - Increases both Absol's Critical Hit Rate and Critical Hit Damage. This Held Item should be considered on every build for Absol.
  • Razor Claw - Increases Absol's Critical Hit Rate and Attack but also adds the effect of slowing down enemy Pokemon. It also increases Absol's Basic Attacks after using any of its moves.
  • Leftovers - Passively heals Absol when not in battle. This item is only recommended to players that know when they can get away with not going to Base to fully heal and can jungle well without losing much HP.
  • Focus Band - Can help Absol stay alive after reaching low HP. This pairs up well with the Upgraded version of Night Slash as it will heal Absol for 50% of the damage it deals.
  • Energy Amplifier - Increases Absol's Unite Move regeneration but also increases the damage it deals after using it by up to 21% at level 20.
  • X Attack - Increases Basic Attack Speed by 25% and increases both Attack and Special Attack by 20% for seven seconds. Perfect for guaranteeing a KO in a duel.
  • X Speed - Increases Movement Speed by 45% and becomes unable to be slowed for six seconds. This item can help Absol keep up with escaping Pokemon, rush to the goal, or escape a close battle.
  • Eject Button - Gives players a way to dash a single time. This can be used to either catch up to a Pokemon or to escape many area of effect moves.

Best Builds for Absol

Absol has two variations that really shine, but its moves are relatively interchangeable since it will mostly be used to pick up KOs and get revenge. Players may focus entirely on damage or increase Absol's survivability to stay in the fight longer.

Psycho Cut should be used first, regardless of which build they choose. It can be used with Night Slash for a lot of burst damage because it can be used twice in a row. Having Scope Lens, Razor Claw, or Energy Amplifier will keep its damage high while also having enough things to keep it alive.

The power of Pursuit and Sucker Punch shouldn't be undervalued. Players who have trouble putting themselves in the counter stance with Pursuit will start a fight by leaping behind their target. Scope Lens, Razor Claw, and Focus Band are recommended for this build, as well as either X Speed or Eject Button.