Marvel Future Fight

Beginner’s Guide to Combat Characters

Foreword

There are a lot of characters in the game and most new players have little idea about where these characters shine, what they are used for, etc. I hope this little guide will give them an idea about what to expect and not end up regretting their decision. Since T2 characters are not useful for the majority of end-game content, I will limit this discussion to T3/TP characters only.


America Chavez

Faction – Hero, Human, Female

Best used in – Leadership, AC/AT

Pros –

  • Slated to appear in upcoming MCU ventures.
  • Decent at AC/AT if you have her built well.

Cons –

  • Uniform provided no substantial improvement.

When to build – Wait till her next MCU uniform.


Apocalypse

Faction – Villain, Mutant, Male.

Best used in – ABX, Leadership, AC/AT.

Pros –

  • Skills are aesthetically pleasing.
  • Popular character, will eventually get an upgrade.
  • Uses PF to upgrade, and is required to unlock stage Knull stage 10.

Cons –

  • Outdated uniform.
  • Native tier 2, expensive to build.

When to build – Not till he gets an upgrade. Mid to Late game if you're ABX focused.


Ares

Faction – Hero, Human, Male.

Best used in – Leadership.

Pros –

  • Skills are aesthetically pleasing.

Cons –

  • No uniform.
  • EQ Shifter character, time consuming to obtain bios.

When to build – Not till he gets an upgrade.


Black Panther

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – WBU, AC/AT

Pros –

  • Very high base stats.
  • Story Mode fragment chance up character.

Cons –

  • Uniform provided no substantial improvement.

When to build – Wait till his next MCU uniform.


Bullseye

Faction – Villain, Human, Male

Best used in – SB, WBL leadership.

Pros –

  • Ignore dodge leadership.
  • Can be used as a speed villain with latest uniform.

Cons –

  • Difficult to proc with due to lingering skill effects.
  • Niche usage.

When to build – Mid to late game.


Captain America

Faction – Hero, Human, Male.

Best used in – WBL, ABX

Pros –

  • Massive damage upon accumulation.
  • Beginner character, everyone has access.
  • Easy to proc, has a higher ceiling with CTP of Judgement. Does all 3 ABX seasons.

Cons –

  • Can be tricky to reach full damage accumulation and line up the proc.
  • Next uniform may shift away from elemental damage, making the CTP-J irrelevant.

When to build – Should be among your first combat T3s.


Carnage

Faction – Villain, Human, Male

Best used in – WBL, ABX

Pros –

  • Rare typing of combat villain. Accessible via guided quest packs.
  • Gorgeous skill animations that really capture the essence of his character design.

Cons –

  • Power-crept by a bit.
  • Bio sub character.

When to build – Mid to late game if favorite character, don't bother otherwise.


Crescent

Faction – Hero, Human, Female

Best used in – Leadership in all PvE game modes, WBL, ABX, AC/AT

Pros –

  • Leadership.
  • Rare typing as combat female for ABX.
  • Original character, bound to receive upgrades.

Cons –

  • Bio sub character.

When to build – Late game for ABX and leadership on WBL stages.


Doctor Octopus

Faction – Villain, Human, Male

Best used in – SB.

Pros –

  • Can be used as a speed villain with latest uniform.
  • Very easy to proc.

Cons –

  • Did not get an uniform for the Spider-Man movie, yet.
  • Niche usage.

When to build – Mid to late game. Earlier if you like him and need a speed villain.


Gilgamesh

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – TLB, AC/AT.

Pros –

  • Very tanky. Artifact makes him even tankier.
  • Great synergy with Eternals team.

Cons –

  • EQ character.
  • No PvE utility.

When to build – Mid to late game for your alternate TLB squad. Early game PvP if you got his deluxe pack first.


Hulk

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – AC/AT, PVE leadership.

Pros –

  • Very tanky. Scales damage off HP.
  • Useful leadership for WBL (without uniform).
  • Gorgeous skill animations that really capture the essence of his character design.

Cons –

  • Outdated kit.
  • No PvE utility apart from very low level WBU.

When to build – Mid to late game for your AC/AT squads.


Hulk (Amadeus Cho)

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – WBU.

Pros –

  • Easy to cap stats due to passives.

Cons –

  • Outdated kit.

When to build – Not till his next uniform.


Hulkbuster

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – AC/AT, PVE leadership.

Pros –

  • Very tanky.
  • Useful leadership for WBL.
  • Gorgeous skill animations that really capture the essence of his character design.

Cons –

  • Minimal PvE utility.
  • Shines well with other machine type characters.

When to build – Mid to late game for your AC/AT squads.


Iron Fist

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – All PvE game modes.

Pros –

  • Has a self leadership and dedicated support (Jessica Jones).
  • Can get 7 million on all 3 ABX seasons.
  • Synergizes well with the defenders team.

Cons –

  • Proc can be a bit inconsistent.
  • Heals only when below 50% HP, liable to get one-shot without JJ.

When to build – Early to mid game for ABX.


Jessica Jones

Faction – Hero, Human, Female

Best used in – All PvP game modes.

Pros –

  • Has an amazing support for Defender allies at T2.

Cons –

  • Subpar solo damage.

When to build – Early to mid game for Defenders synergy, TP not necessary for TLB.


Kingpin

Faction – Villian, Human, Male

Best used in – ABX, PVE leadership.

Pros –

  • Cheapest combat villain for all 3 ABX seasons.
  • Useful leadership for WBL.
  • Story mode chance up character.

Cons –

  • Completely dependent on seasonal uniform.
  • Struggles in WBL.

When to build – Early to mid game for your ABX roster if you have seasonal uniform. Else, not.


Luke Cage

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – Can be used in any PvP game mode.

Pros –

  • Has a very ceiling for PvP with Defender team synergy.
  • AI does a good job handling PvP rotations.
  • Very few physical counters due to reflect damage.

Cons –

  • Can get flinch locked and killed without JJ as support.

When to build – Early to mid game for Defenders synergy.


Mister Fantastic

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – All PvE game modes.

Pros –

  • Has a self leadership and dedicated support (Thing).
  • Villain with his latest uniform, will most likely switch to Hero for his next uniform.
  • Massive burst damage on T3

Cons –

  • Missing a T3 proc will lead to huge DPS loss.
  • Native T2 character, more expensive to build.
  • Works best in F4 synergy team, which can be disrupted by WBL stage restrictions.

When to build – Mid to late game, earlier if you love the F4 and build their entire roster.


Moon Knight

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – ABX, WBU.

Pros –

  • Proc friendly rotation.
  • Can get 7 million on all 3 ABX seasons.
  • Slated to get his own TV show, implying an upgrade to his kit.

Cons –

  • A little bit power-crept.

When to build – Early to mid game.


Morbius

Faction – Villain, Human, Male

Best used in – WBU.

Pros –

  • Gorgeous skill animations that really capture the essence of his character design.
  • Unique life steal mechanic.

Cons –

  • Outdated kit.
  • Bio sub character.

When to build – Not till he gets an upgrade.


Namor

Faction – Hero, Mutant, Male

Best used in – Dispatch support.

Pros –

  • Has a dedicated lead (Wave).
  • Popular character, bound to get an upgrade soon.

Cons –

  • Completely outdated kit.
  • Bio sub character.

When to build – Not till he gets an upgrade.


Red Guardian

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – AC/AT.

Pros –

Cons –

  • Completely outdated kit.

When to build – Not till he gets an upgrade.


Shang-Chi

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – WBL, TLB, AC/AT, Leadership.

Pros –

  • Unique playstyle, with refreshing skills.
  • Gorgeous skill animations that really capture the essence of his MCU character design.
  • Reflect on his skills makes him a viable AC/AT threat even with a PvE build.

Cons –

  • Not proc friendly due to refreshing skills.

When to build – Early to Mid game. Could be one of your first combat T3s, if you like him.


Sif

Faction – Hero, Alien, Female

Best used in – ABX, WBL leadership.

Pros –

  • Good leadership and support utility.
  • Can get 7 million on all 3 ABX seasons.
  • Rare typing as combat female.

Cons –

When to build – Early to mid game for ABX.


Sword Master

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – AC/AT.

Pros –

Cons –

  • Uniform and artifact make him barely useful for AC/AT and not much else.

When to build – Not till he gets another upgrade. Late game for you AC squads.


Taskmaster

Faction – Villain, Human, Male

Best used in – Support for all game modes.

Pros –

  • Rare typing as combat villain support.

Cons –

  • Non-existent personal damage.
  • Low ADD on skills can mess up the ceiling if included in Dispatch teams.

When to build – Mid to late game if you need a PvP / WBL support.


The Thing

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – F4 Support for all game modes.

Pros –

  • Synergizes well with the F4 team.

Cons –

  • Non-existent personal damage.

When to build – Early to mid game if you like playing with the F4 squad.


Valkyrie

Faction – Hero, Alien, Female

Best used in – ABX, PvE support.

Pros –

  • Extremely good support utility.
  • Can do few ABX weeks if invested well.

Cons –

  • Crystal cost / RNG dependent way of obtaining.
  • Bio sub character.

When to build – As soon as you unlock her.


Venom

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – WBU, WBL striker, ABX

Pros –

  • One of the few healing strikers in WBL
  • Gorgeous skill animations that really capture the essence of his character design.
  • Can do 2 seasons of ABX if invested well.

Cons –

  • Outdated kit as DPS. Insufficient support passives.

When to build – Early game T2 for healing support. Hold off on T3.


War Tiger

Faction – Hero, Human, Male

Best used in – Shadowland

Pros –

  • Original character, will get an upgrade in the future.

Cons –

  • Completely outdated kit.

When to build – Not till he gets an upgrade.


Wolverine

Faction – Hero, Mutant, Male

Best used in – Can be used in any PvP game mode, ABX.

Pros –

  • Has a very ceiling for PvP with artifact.
  • Easy to cap stats due to passives.

Cons –

  • Quite dependent on artifact.
  • Liable to dying from physical reflect based characters on auto-play.
  • Native T2 character, expensive.

When to build – Mid game (for PvP) if you love him / get his artifact by chance.

CTP Recommendations

The section on combat characters from my previous guide has been re-done visually. Some mighty CTPs have been included, only for PvP aspects as I figured the average player will have more Authorities, Destructions and Greed than Judgement or Energy.

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Table has been done in 2 parts to maintain picture quality.

Type Changes

Some characters change their type via a new uniform, but their type-dependent upgrade materials (Titan Records, Type Enhancement Kits) remain true to their base type. The characters that migrate into the Combat class are listed below. Their details and CTP recommendations can be found in the guide for their base class.

Shapeshifters

Remarks

  • I know all of this – Cool.
  • I do not agree with your suggestions – Make your own list.
  • Content creator X's character Y performs better with a Judgment than a Rage – X has a lot of pierce, you don't. Pierce scales judgement better than rage.
  • I have several questions – Use the daily questions thread.
  • Content creator X has a PvE build on Y, while another content creator Z has a PvP build on Y. Which one to choose? – According to your needs. If you have questions, refer to the previous bullet point.
  • Character X changes type with uniform – I know. Listing by base type makes it easier for me to keep track of characters and their upgrades.
  • TLDR – No.

Other Relevant Guides

Adding links to all of the other guides I have uploaded (for ease of reference).

Beginner's guide to Blast Characters (slightly outdated)

Benefits to playing Dispatch Missions

Farm Biometrics effectively from Story Mode

ISO-8 Guide

What does each character stat mean?

Proxima Midnight WBU Guide

Corvus Glaive WBU Guide

Black Dwarf WBU Guide

Beginners guide to Universal Characters (slightly outdated)

Beginners guide to Speed Characters (slightly outdated)

CTP Guide for Beginners (outdated, inaccessible for color blind persons)

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