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This is a guide to using Hulk, a playable character in the Marvel's Avengers game. Read more to find out about Hulk's backstory, in-game abilities and skills, skins, and how to play as Hulk!

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Hulk General Info

Hulk Profile

Hulk
Hulk Bio
Real Name Bruce Banner
Occupation Former Nuclear Physicist
Place of Birth Dayton, Ohio
Abilities Genius Intellect (as Banner), immense superhuman strength and speed, durability, and advanced healing factor (as Hulk).
Voice Actor Troy Baker

Hulk Special Properties

Wall Smash Panel Hack Flight Grapple
Wall Run Wall Jump Vault Grab

Hulk Heroics

Support Heroic Ability (L1)
Boneshaker

Press L1 to unleash a terrifying roar that increases defensive strength and TAUNTS all nearby enemies, drawing their attention away from other targets.
Assault Heroic Ability (R1)
Stranglehold

Press R1 to dash forward and execute a powerful fist slam that launches nearby enemies into the air. Enemies hit while dashing will take considerable damage and be knocked away. Pressing R1 again will slam the ground immediately and end the move early.
Ultimate Heroic Ability (L1 + R1)
Thunderclap

Press L1+R1 to slam hands together in a huge slap, sending out a shockwave that knocks away any nearby enemy caught in the blast and inflicts significant damage.

Hulk Skills

Primary Skill Trees

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Combat

Pummel Press □ to perform a basic melee attack. Rapidly press □ □ □ □ to combo a series of Light Attacks that inflict increased damage with each attack.
The Last hit of the Combo is a Light Combo finisher that inflicts massive damage and knocks back enemies.
Green Bomber Press □ while in midair to perform an Aerial Light Attack. Rapidly press □ □ □ while airborne to Combo a series of quick attacks that incrementally increase in damage.
The last hit of the Combo is a Light Combo Finisher that inflicts significant damage.
Cannonball Hold L2 and press R2 to pick up and throw a small debris chunk at enemies from afar.
Meteor Hold L2 and hold R2 to grab a large debris chunk from the ground. Release R2 while Aiming to throw the rubble.
Shatter Spin After grabbing a large debris chunk, press △ or □ to execute powerful melee attacks using the METEOR rubble as a weapon.
Battering Ram While Sprinting, press □ to perform a powerful shoulder charge that staggers opponents, exposing them to follow-up attacks.
Ram Reinforcement Creates a small radial explosion on impact and generators additional RAGE energy when BATTERING RAM is used.
Monstrous Swipe Quickly press □ after Dodging to execute a sweeping backhand attack that launches enemies into the air, leaving them vulnerable to follow-up attacks.

Heavy Attack

Gamma Hammer Press △ to execute a Heavy Attack that can interrupt enemy attacks. Rapidly press △ △ to combo a pair of Heavy Attacks.
The last hit of the combo is a Heavy Combo Finisher that launches enemies into the air.
Smash Hold △ while Sprinting to quickly leap forward into the air and come down hard, creating a shallow shockwave that extends out several meters, damaging anyone caught in its wake.
Aftershock After executing a Power Attack, press △ to perform another massive radial attack that knocks back opponents.
Tectonic Fury After executing a Power Attack, rapidly press △ to Combo five more radial attacks before unleashing a powerful ground smash.
Sky Fall While in midair, press △ to perform an aerial slam that knocks down enemies caught in the ensuing shockwave.
Earth Smasher While in midair, hold △ to slam into the ground with a powerful area attack that knocks down nearby enemies.
Ground Shaker Press △ while Sprinting to quickly lunge forward into the air and come down hard, creating a shallow shockwave that extends out several meters, damaging anyone caught in its wake.
Hammer Strike Rapidly press □ □ □ □ △ to chain the Light Attack Combo into a powerful Heavy Combo Finisher that inflicts massive damage and sends enemies flying.

Grab Attacks

Bludgeon Hold □ to grab an enemy and use them as a weapon. Rapidly press □ □ □ or △ △ △ while holding enemies to execute Light or Heavy Grab Combos.
Air Spike When in midair, hold △ after grabbing an enemy to slam the enemy into the ground ,launching nearby combatants into the air.
Power Spike After grabbing one enemy, hold △ to leap up and slam the enemy into the ground, launching nearby combatants into the air.
Smackdown Hold □ while already holding an enemy to grab a second opponent. While holding two enemies, rapidly press □ □ □ or △ △ △ to execute Dual Light or Heavy Grab Combo
Aerial Gamma Crusher When in midair, hold △ to slam both enemies together, dealing tremendous damage to held enemies and sending out a devastating damage shockwave.
Gamma Crusher After grabbing two enemies, hold △ to slam both enemies together, dealing tremendous damage to held enemies and sending out a devastating damage shockwave.
Ionic Overflow When attacking with enemies, attacks will deal Status damage based on the type of enemy that has been grabbed. Applies to both Light and Heavy Attacks.

Rage

Gamma Siphon 15% reduction in damage from enemy Gamma attacks.
Rage Attacking enemies and receiving damage fuels an intrinsic RAGE meter. When RAGE is active, defensive strength is increased and all attack inflict increased damage by 15% and recover Willpower.
Hold R2 to activate RAGE whenever the intrinsic meter under the Willpower bar has a visible green change.
Activate RAGE just before an enemy attack connects to PARRY, lowering the impact resistance of the attacker with a terrifying roar that will interrupt the attacking enemy as well as any other enemies in a small radius nearby.
Devil's Rampage Takedowns boost the energy of the intrinsic RAGE meter by 15 points.
Klaxton Frenzy Boosts the energy of the intrinsic RAGE meter when performing a Perfect Evade by 10 points.
Unstoppable Ferocity Increases maximum energy value of the intrinsic RAGE meter by 15%
Unbounded Fury Increases maximum energy value of the intrinsic RAGE meter by 15%
Controlled Chaos Reduces the cost of using RAGE by 20%
Monster of Mayhem Further reduces the cost using RAGE and increases the amount of energy boosted from attacking and taking damage by 15%
Survival Instincts Increases Willpower recovery while RAGE is active by 100%
Cataclysm When RAGE is full, attacking builds up extra energy to Overcharge it.
While Overcharged, RAGE is automatically active and damage from all sources is increased by 20%.
In order to stay Overcharged, keep attacking enemies or perfectly Parrying enemy attacks. Getting hit or not attacking enemies for a short duration will cause Overcharge to end.
Unbearable Might Increases all damage while RAGE is Overcharged by 20%

Specialty Skill Trees

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Support Heroic Ability

Boneshaker Press L1 to unleash a terrifying roar that increases defensive strength and TAUNTS all nearby enemies, drawing their attention away from other targets.
Resonant Frequency Increases BONESHAKER duration by 4 seconds.
Frenzy Immune to Status Effects while BONESHAKER is active and increases the duration by 4 seconds.
Unsteady Ground Enemies affected by BONESHAKER take 25% more Stun damage.
Boneshaker Specialization I Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Rampaging Boneshaker Defeat five enemies while BONESHAKER is active to extend its duration by 5 seconds.
Boneshaker Regeneration Defeat five enemies while BONESHAKER is active in order to restore all Willpower.
Boneshaker's Rage Defeat five enemies while BONESHAKER is active to instantly refill all intrinsic RAGE energy.
Boneshaker Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Savage Regeneration Defeating enemies who are TAUNTED by BONESHAKER causes them to drop Regen Packs.
Savage Heroism Defeating enemies who are TAUNTED by BONESHAKER causes them to drop Heroic Orbs.
Savage Intimidation Attacks from TAUNTED enemies have reduced impact.

Assault Heroic Ability

Stranglehold Press R1 to dash forward and execute a powerful fist slam that launches nearby enemies into the air. Enemies hit while dashing will take considerable damage and be knocked away. Pressing R1 again will slam the ground immediately and end the move early.
Siphoning Grasp Restores up to 60% of maximum Willpower based on the amount of damage dealt with STRANGLEHOLD.
Raging Grasp Grants up to 100% bonus RAGE energy based on the amount of damage dealt with STRANGLEHOLD.
Stranglehold Specialization I Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Heroic Destruction 50% chance defeating an enemy will generate a Heroic Orb.
Devastating Charge Deals 200% more Stun damage at the end of the STRANGLEHOLD Heroic ability.
Irradiated Destruction On the final slam, the impact causes a massive radial hazard of irradiated Gamma particles. As long as enemies are inside the hazardous area, they will take a small amount of additional damage, as well as Gamma damage.
Stranglehold Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Destructive Health 50% chance defeating an enemy will generate a Regen Pack.
Barbaric Charge STRANGLEHOLD TAUNTS nearby enemies and instantly Overcharges the intrinsic RAGE ability.
Double Strangle Grants an additional charge of the STRANGLEHOLD Heroic ability.

Ultimate Heroic Ability

Thunderclap Press L1 + R1 to slam hands together in a huge slap, sending out a shockwave that knocks away any nearby enemy caught in the blast and inflicts significant damage.
Heavy Handed Increases THUNDERCLAP's damage by 25%.
Fly Swatter THUNDERCLAP will destroy incoming projectiles and further increases damage by 25%.
Thunderclap Specialization I Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Epicenter The distance of the THUNDERCLAP shockwave is increased by 30%.
Ground Zero THUNDERCLAP creates a brief vacuum that draws in nearby enemies before launching them upwards with the attack. The attack creates a Gamma radiation zone that inflicts Gamma damage to affected enemies but regenerates 2% Willpower every second for teammates within the area.
Fault Line Focus the THUNDERCLAP shockwave into a narrower area of effect but increases both damage and Stun damage by 25%, demolishing enemies caught in the blast.
Thunder Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Thunderclap Regeneration There is a 50% chance defeating enemies with THUNDERCLAP will cause them to drop Regen Packs.
Thunderclap Heroic Recovery There is a 50% chance defeating enemies with THUNDERCLAP will cause them to drop Heroic Orbs.
Thunderclap Taunt Enemies who survive THUNDERCLAP become TAUNTED.

Movement Ability

Brawler's Dodge Press O to Dodge an incoming attack. Dodging just before an incoming attack lands will execute a Perfect Dodge.
Quickly press O again while Dodging to perform a longer distance Evade.
Giant's Grip Press X and hold the left stick towards nearby walls to grab and hold onto them. Press X when attached to a wall to jump orthogonally based on camera facing direction. Multiple wall jumps can be chained together without the need to land on ground between jumps.
Bounding Jump While holding the left stick forward, press X immediately when landing from a previous jump to chain together multiple jumps of increasing height and distance. Allows for rapid traversal through open environments.

Mastery Skill Trees

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Melee

Grab Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Melee abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Takedown Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Melee abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Grab Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Melee abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Vice Grip Attacks with held enemies are now protected from interruption from enemy attacks. However, the damage will still be applied.
Durable Bludgeon Held enemies take 30% less damage on hit with Light Grab Combos.
Combatant Shield Hold R2 while holding a grabbed enemy to absorb incoming damage. Forces dropping of enemies when successful.
Hard Swings Increases damage and impact of held enemies by 20%.
Enhanced Grab 15% improved chance grab attempts will succeed against evasive enemies.
Regen Slams Slamming held enemies with Heavy Attacks has a 15% chance to generate Regen Packs.
Willpower Takedown Mastery Performing a Takedown spawns a Regen Pack.
Heroic Takedown Mastery Performing a Takedown spawns a Heroic Orb.
Willpower Recovery Recovers 35 points of Willpower after performing a Takedown.

Ranged

Projectile Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Rubble Thrown debris of any size explodes on impact, inflicting normal and Stun damage over a wide area.
Bedrock Increases damage from thrown small debris by 15% and allows small debris chunks to pin enemies hit by the attack.
Wrecking Ball Large debris does not break apart when thrown, instead rolling on the ground inflicting damage to every enemy hit by the attack. Multiple combatants can be pinned by the projectile when thrown.
Damage Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Ranged Damage Increases Ranged Attack damage by 15%.
Fastball Thrown enemies travel faster and inflict 15% more damage against combatants they hit.
Meteor Damage Increases damage by 15% when using large debris as a thrown projectile.
Efficiency Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Hand Cannon Increases Light and Heavy Attack damage by 33.3% when using small debris as a melee weapon.
Excavator Increases speed of picking up both large and small debris chunks by 15%.
Meteoric Increases the durability and damage of large debris chunks by 33.3% when using the melee Light and Heavy Attack.

Intrinsic Ability

Defense Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Raging Heroics Increases charge rate of all Heroic meters by 15% while RAGE is active.
Raging Recovery Recovers Willpower by 10% while RAGE is active and while dealing damage.
Raging Defense Increases defensive strength by 15% while RAGE is active.
Damage Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Enhanced Damage Increases all damage by 15% while RAGE is active.
Enhanced Combo Finishers Increases damage of Light and Heavy Combo Finishers by 25% while RAGE is active.
Enhanced Bludgeon Increases damage by 15% when using held enemies as a melee weapon while RAGE is active.
Efficiency Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Berserker Rage Increases the intrinsic energy gained by 15% when defeating combatants with held enemies.
Controlled Rage Reduces the initial cost of triggering RAGE by 15%.
Maximum Rage Increases the maximum amount of intrinsic RAGE energy by 15%.

Intrinsic Overcharge

Overcharge Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify intrinsic Overcharge abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Impact Boost Increases impact while Overcharged by 25% decreasing the chance enemies will be able to interrupt attacks.
Chance Boost Increases Critical Attack Chance by 15% while Overcharged.
Defense Boost Increases Defensive Strength by 15% while Overcharged.
Damage Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify intrinsic Overcharge abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Damage Boost Increases all damage by 20% while Overcharged.
Stun Boost Increases Stun damage while Overcharged by 30%, accelerating the rate at which enemy Stun meters fill.
Status Boost Increases Status damage while Overcharged by 30%, accelerating the rate at which all Status meters fill.
Efficiency Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three Specialization options to modify intrinsic Overcharge abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Hot Head Increases the amount of Overcharged intrinsic RAGE meter energy gained for all attacks by 20%.
Pancake Increases Overcharge energy gained from Takedowns by 50%.
Temper Reduces the rate at which Overcharged energy drains allowing you to stay Overcharged longer.

Hulk Builds and Usage

Hulk Best Build

Attributes ・Might
・Valor
・Resolve
Gear Perks ・Boneshaker's Blitz
・Courageous Inspiration
・Faultless Inspiration
Early Skills ・Gamma Crusher
・Shatter Spin
・Unbearable Might
Major Artifacts ・Ring of the Nibelung
・Darkhold

Best Hulk Build

Grab Enemies Often

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Hulk's specialty is grabbing enemies. You can then use this to smash enemies whether while on the ground or while jumping. This doesn't just defeat one enemy but can be used to defeat multiple enemies as well. When you unlock Ionic Overflow, this will add special effects as well to your Grab Attacks.

Use Rage Whenever Low On Willpower

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One special effect of Rage is you recover Willpower whenever you use it while attacking. So, whenever low on health, activate Rage and defeat enemies.

Combine Heroics and Rage Often

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One added effect of Boneshaker is granting Hulk the Armored status making his defense incredibly high. During this point, this will allow Hulk to continue attacking without worrying much about his HP. Combine this with Rage and this grants you higher attack, continued Willpower regeneration, and higher defense.

Hulk Skins

The following list shows all of the skins (costumes) that have currently been released for Hulk.

Rare Outfits

Broken
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Obtained by default.
Obsidian
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Bonus for purchasing the Marvel's Avengers Deluxe Edition.
Iconic
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Acquired by completing this Hero's Iconic Mission Chain.
Big Green
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Monster Inside
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
The Other Guy
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Turbulent
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Shattered
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Splintered
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Tormented
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Wild
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Primal
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Ferocious
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Possessed
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Unbroken
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Acquired by making progress in a story campaign.

Epic Outfits

Breakthrough
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Bonus for pre-ordering Marvel's Avengers.
Berserk
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Manic
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Stark Tech
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Acquired by making progress in a story campaign.

Legendary Outfits

Joe Fixit
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Just Joe
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Clean Cut
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Acquired by reaching hero level 50.
Pin Stripe
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Cabana
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Knuckles
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Champion
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Palm Springs
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.

Hulk Challenge Card

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Level Unlockable
1 Hulk 009 - Uncommon Nameplate
2 Rare Resource Bundle
3 100 Credits
4 125 Units
5 Not Worth My Time - Epic Takedown
6 Splintered - Rare Outfit
7 Hulk 006 - Uncommon Nameplate
8 125 Units
9 Possessed - Rare Outfit
10 Upgrade Module Bundle
11 200 Credits
12 Monster Inside - Rare Outfit
13 Unbelievable - Rare Emote
14 Team 007 - Rare Nameplate
15 Turbulent - Rare Outfit
16 250 Units
17 Wake Up - Epic Emote
18 Rare Resource Bundle
19 Hulk 013 - Uncommon Nameplate
20 Upgrade Module Bundle
21 200 Credits
22 2 Rare Resource Bundle
23 Big Green - Rare Outfit
24 250 Units
25 300 Credits
26 Hulk 023 - Uncommon Nameplate
27 Well Done - Rare Emote
28 Hulk 030 - Uncommon Nameplate
29 250 Units
30 Friendly - Legendary Emote
31 2 Upgrade Module Bundle
32 Hulk 033 - Uncommon Nameplate
33 500 Units
34 Team 008 - Rare Nameplate
35 Bring It - Epic Emote
36 500 Credits
37 Exotic Resource Bundle
38 Flex - Rare Emote
39 Berserk - Epic Outfit
40 Joe Fixit - Legendary Outfit

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