**** Venom (Agent Venom) ****

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  • zodiac339zodiac339 Posts: 1,947 Chairperson of the Boards
    mexus said:
    I champed this guy yesterday and I can't agree to everyone that think he's a poop.
    He's good! Not super-good, but more than OK-good. 

    His black is cheap and does nice damage, 
    his red is... well, super-weak considering I have adjusted it to 3 covers ATM and his yellow is nice since it's one of very few AoE attacks that aren't green.
    His best selling-points, though, has to be his awesome graphical design and his pretty hefty health-pool.
    Yeah, I think the biggest agreement is that anyone else should use red, not AV. The AP management is annoying, and his taking AP away from allies is a nuisance, but yeah, he's not unplayable. Just be sure to give him allies that cover AP usage in all colors, and don't use him against Dr Strange, Luke Cage, or Starlord.
  • AnonAnon Posts: 1,102 Chairperson of the Boards
    I'm using Agent Venom and 3* Iron Fist in this Lockjaw PVP and he's really doing work. I have him Champed and his Black is bonkers, both active and passive. Fists purple keeps the Black pool stoked so I keep hammering people all day, and his health pool is nothing to sneeze at.

    Is he top tier? Lol no. But he's certainly not garbage, as general consensus would have you believe.
  • hopper1979hopper1979 Posts: 563 Critical Contributor
    Try him with C&D while they are both boosted. 
  • QuebbsterQuebbster Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards

    Tried out Agent V in Honor Among Thieves and was quite pleased with the result.

    Question though: What's his optimal build? Right now I have him at 5/5/3, but it feels like I am missing out on a lot of Power in his yellow, though I do like his red and black as they are...

  • AnonAnon Posts: 1,102 Chairperson of the Boards
    Quebbster said:

    Tried out Agent V in Honor Among Thieves and was quite pleased with the result.

    Question though: What's his optimal build? Right now I have him at 5/5/3, but it feels like I am missing out on a lot of Power in his yellow, though I do like his red and black as they are...

    I have a Champed Agent Venom and even at 5 covers his Red just doesn't do it for me. I specced him 3/5/5 and never looked back.
  • hopper1979hopper1979 Posts: 563 Critical Contributor
    5 in black is a must the other two is a matter of choice, when boosted, I like to max his red because it hits hard when boosted, when he is not boosted I usually run him 4/5/4.  The one thing I don't like about his yellow, and why I have a tendency to normally run at 4/5/4, other than when boosted is he gets pounded when he makes everybody else invisible, so I typically bring somebody who can use his yellow better than him and only use the yellow if you know a big hit is coming.  I really think the new Hulk will be a great partner for him (the cascade potential for them is through the roof) but I can not test that theory out yet.  He is an underrated character.
  • JaedenkaalJaedenkaal Posts: 3,352 Chairperson of the Boards
    Anon said:
    Quebbster said:

    Tried out Agent V in Honor Among Thieves and was quite pleased with the result.

    Question though: What's his optimal build? Right now I have him at 5/5/3, but it feels like I am missing out on a lot of Power in his yellow, though I do like his red and black as they are...

    I have a Champed Agent Venom and even at 5 covers his Red just doesn't do it for me. I specced him 3/5/5 and never looked back.
    Depends who else is boosted, and if they have a good Red or Yellow. This week its looking like Peggy for Red, so I'd go 3/5/5. If you have Peggy, of course.
  • QuebbsterQuebbster Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards
    For reference, the rest of the PvE team is my 0/0/2 5ambit and Jean Grey, so Agent Venom is the only red outlet. When he's being fed red by Gambit it works pretty well. Will probably set him to something else as soon as I have another red outlet though.
  • grannegranne Posts: 852 Critical Contributor
    I've been using his red in preference to Peggy's in PvP, because it hits for about 4k more for me. I've also been using him instead of Peggy in PvE along with Jean and my 3* Gambat.

    I love it when he's boosted - he's so much fun to play.

    His animations are among the few I will miss, too.
  • JaedenkaalJaedenkaal Posts: 3,352 Chairperson of the Boards
    granne said:
    I've been using his red in preference to Peggy's in PvP, because it hits for about 4k more for me. I've also been using him instead of Peggy in PvE along with Jean and my 3* Gambat.

    I love it when he's boosted - he's so much fun to play.

    His animations are among the few I will miss, too.
    Yeah at the same level he'll do about 7% more damage if you meet AP requirement, or about 33% less if you don't. Plus it costs 1 more AP. So all other things being equal, Ultimate Soldier is generally better, but if AV is higher level then Symbiotic Assault can definitely do more damage. And, as you say, the animation is really boss.
  • grannegranne Posts: 852 Critical Contributor
    Yeah, my Peggy is only 279, but Flash is 298. When you're running him with Gambat, that 1ap doesn't really matter much, either.
  • Tiger_WongTiger_Wong Posts: 413 Mover and Shaker
    He goes really well with America Chavez.
  • dokiydokiy Posts: 198 Tile Toppler
    I've been enjoying using him with C&D while boosted. Just feed him all the black from C&D and jump jump jump! Agent Venom is going to make you jump jump jump
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