A 3* Character Ranking Guide for players in the 2*-3* transition - comments?
Making a guide for new players. Part of it is a 3* Character Ranking list.
Questions to forum:
1) This list is generally PvE oriented. Apart from hitting PvP at open for the easy rounds and perhaps doing a few additional matches for progression / score rewards, do players consider rewards in PvP to be better, per time spent and health packs gained, than PvE? Assuming limited budget and not buying health packs or buying a lot of covers in store.
2) This is a 3* ranking list. Any comments for a couple priority 4*s? I'm thinking Medusa, Carnage, Mister Fantastic, again assuming PvE gives better rewards per time spent, but if it works out that newer players can earn rewards faster in PvP, I'm all for comments.
3) Any comments re: characters that should be at a very different rank?
A: Essential to breaking into higher PvE SCL
B: Very useful, almost essential
C: Very good in common situations
Very good in rare situations
E: Strong on their own but best with planned teammates
F: Not best on their own and *need* planned teammates
G: Best used only against particular enemies (or with *very* carefully planned teammates)
H: Best used only against particular enemies *and* with carefully planned teammates
I: Best used only in extremely rare situations
J: Used with 4* Rocket and Groot or *very* specific 3-character 3* teams.
A lower letter ranking does not mean a character is "bad", it just means circumstances need to be more specific for the character to be of best use. A player can very legitimately choose characters lower on the rank list to make other characters on their roster more viable. For example Blade is ranked E13, but generates Strike tiles that help 2* Daken and 2* Black Widow. 3* Blade is essential to making 3* Daken and Psylocke viable, as well as being a key character to exploit 3* Sam Wilson (Falcon) and She-Hulk's abilities.
Wolverine is ranked F21 but his green power can be followed by cheap-AP or multi-damage-step attacks or team damage effects for very high burst damage, or can be combined with Loki for high damage without much drawback once both 3* Wolverine green then 3* Loki black can be fired.
Even Gamora at J47 (last place) is uniquely good when used with 4* Rocket and Groot, and offers unique utility when paired with Blade and another character with team synergies.
A high letter ranking does not mean a character is "good", especially in the D ranks. For example Luke Cage is ranked D12, but in practice is often far less useful than E13 Blade. Luke Cage's Protect tile simply isn't needed much of the time. He is D-ranked because when one *does* need reliable early quick protection, there is no substitute in the 3* ranks for Luke Cage.
A1 Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)
A2 Iron Man (Model 40) "IM40"
B3 Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel) "KK"
B4 Captain America (Super Soldier)
C5 Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) "SWitch"
C6 Thanos (Modern)
C7 Deadpool (It's Me, Deadpool!)
C8 Hawkeye (Hawkguy)
C9 Iron Fist (Immortal Weapon) "IF"
D10 Black Widow (Grey Suit) "GSBW"
D11 The Hood (Classic)
D12 Luke Cage (Hero for Hire)
E13 Blade (Daywalker)
E14 Magneto (Classic)
E15 Mystique (Raven Darkholme)
E16 Cyclops (Uncanny X-Men)
E17 Doctor Doom (Classic)
E18 Thor (Modern)
E19 Black Panther (T'Challa)
E20 Storm (Mohawk)
F21 Wolverine (Patch)
F22 Daken (Classic)
F23 Human Torch (Classic)
F24 Sam Wilson (Falcon) "Sam", or "Falcon"
F25 Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
F26 Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
F27 Ragnarok (Dark Avengers)
F28 Psylocke (Classic)
F29 Colossus (Classic)
F30 The Hulk (Indestructible)
F31 Vision (Android Avenger)
G32 Elektra (Assassin)
G33 Daredevil (Man Without Fear)
G34 Rocket & Groot (Most Wanted)
G35 Squirrel Girl (Unbeatable)
G36 Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
H37 Loki (Dark Reign)
H38 She-Hulk (Modern) "SHulk"
H39 Captain Marvel (Modern)
H40 Gambit (Modern)
H41 Beast (Classic)
H42 Bullseye (Classic)
I43 Spider-Man (Classic)
I44 Angel (All New X-Men)
I45 The Punisher (Dark Reign)
I46 Sentry (Dark Avengers)
J47 Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)