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

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Captain America General Info

Captain America Profile

Captain America
Captain America Bio
Real Name Steven Rogers
Occupation Super Soldier, National Hero, Avenger
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Abilities Peak Human Physique, Enhanced Strength, Dexterity and Healing Factor
Voice Actor Jeff Schine

Captain America Special Properties

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

Captain America Heroics

Support Heroic Ability (L1)
Rally Cry

Boosts charge rate of all Heroic ability meters for the entire strike team.
Assault Heroic Ability (R1)
Steamroller

Multi-target shield throw that STUNS enemies.
Ultimate Heroic Ability (L1 + R1)
Brooklyn Brawler

Shield slam that knocks away enemies and boosts melee effectiveness.

Captain America Skills

Primary Skill Trees

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Light Attack

New York Knuckles 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 executes a powerful shield smash.
Cartwheel Kick Hold □ to execute a powerful attack that spins enemies, exposing them to increased damage.
Shield Sweep After a CARTWHEEL KICK, press □ again to execute a follow-up attack that knocks enemies off their feet, leaving them vulnerable to additional attacks.
Eagle's Talon Press □ while in midair to perform an Aerial Light Attack. Rapidly press □ □ □ while airborne to Combo a series of quick attacks that inflict increasing damage and impact.
Super Punch While Sprinting, press □ to perform a lunging shield attack that staggers opponents.
Feinting Uppercut Press □ quickly after Dodging to execute a directed, powerful strike on the target enemy.
Commander's Parry Press □ while Blocking with SHIELD BLOCK to Parry an incoming attack with a quick shield bash, followed up by a powerful spinning shield strike.
If performed just before an attack lands, the attack will be Parried and grant the Captain's Charge buff. While active, the buff increases the damage and impact of the next Light, HEavy or Ranged attack by 10%.
Attack drains intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy.

Heavy Attack

Shield Smash Press △ to execute a dashing shield strike that can interrupt enemy attacks. Rapidly press △ △ △ to combo a series of heavy attacks.
The last hit of the combo is a Heavy Combo Finisher that launches enemies into the air.
Shield Bash Hold △ while on the ground to dash forward and launch enemies into the air with a powerful shield attack.
Shield Dive While in midair, press △ to perform an aerial dive, slamming into enemies from above.
Torpedo Kick Press △ while Sprinting to perform a powerful kick that sends enemies tumbling backwards.
Soldier's Slam While in midair, hold △ to execute a powerful ground slam that emits a shockwave which sends nearby enemies flying.
Rising Hope Quickly press △ after SHIELD BASH to perform a follow-up attack, leaping into the air to juggle an enemy further.
Grand Slam Press △ quickly after Dodging to deliver a powerful shield uppercut.
Shield Strike Press □ □ □ □ △ to chain the Light Attack combo into a Heavy Combo Finisher that breaks through enemy defenses, knocking them away and leaving them vulnerable to additional attacks.
Commander's Call Press △ while Blocking with SHIELD BLOCK to trigger a powerful shockwave that sends enemies tumbling backwards and TAUNTS enemies, drawing their attention. Also trigger the Captain's Defense buff that significantly reduces the cost for Blocking enemy attacks by 50% and reduces all damage taken by 15%.
Attack drains intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy.

Ranged Attack

Shield Throw Hold L2 to Aim and press R2 to throw the shield, attacking enemies from a distance.
Ricochet Throw Hold R2 while Aiming to charge up the SHIELD THROW. Aim at up to 3 enemies to 'mark' them, then release R2 to throw the shield and have it bounce between marked enemies.
Shield Kick After performing a RICOCHET THROW, press R2 as the shield is returning to kick the shield back out to ricochet between nearby targets.
Boomerang Increases the maximum targets that can be marked with RICOCHET THROW to 4.
Truth Seeker Increases the maximum targets that can be marked with RICOCHET THROW to 5.
Resolute Throw Press R2 when catching the shield to throw it out again with extra force, dealing increased damage and knocking enemies off their feet.
Patriot's Throw Complete the Shield Throw combo by pressing R2 after catching the shield a second time, performing a Ranged Combo finisher that inflicts significant damage.

Intrinsic Ability

Shield Block Hold R2 to Block incoming attacks, draining intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy variable amounts based on the attack type. Strong attacks will deplete all energy, unblockable attacks cannot be Blocked.
Blocking does not inhibit movement and is effective midair.
Shield Parry Press R2 just before an enemy attack connects to Parry, deflecting the attack and staggering nearby enemies.
Enemies who have been parried will have their impact resistance temporarily reduced, making them easier to interrupt.
Does not drain intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy.
Counterstrike Press just after Parrying an enemy attack with SHIELD PARRY to perform a powerful shield counter attack that powerfully drives the shield into the target enemy.
Powerhouse Press △ just after Parrying an enemy attack with SHIELD PARRY to slam the shield into the ground, launching nearby enemies into the air.
Rebounder Blocking stops incoming physical projectiles. Parrying a projectile with R2 using SHIELD PARRY just before impact will reflect the projectile back at the attacker. Does not deflect beam attacks.
Drains intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy.
Mirror Shield Blocking with SHIELD BLOCK reflects incoming beam attacks to the locked-on target or reticle.
Drains intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy.
Undefeatable Spirit Increases the intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy cost when Blocking attacks by 15%.
Unyielding Might Increases the maximum amount of intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy by 15%.
Unstoppable Will Increases the maximum amount of intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy by 15%.

Specialty Skill Trees

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Support Heroic Ability

Rally Cry Press L1 to rally teammates to action. Enemies in proximity and those attacked while RALLY CRY is active are 'marked'. Enemies marked by RALLY CRY take additional damage from all sources.
Driving Force Defeated enemies are marked by RALLY CRY have a 25% chance to drop a Heroic Orb.
Enemy Intel All strike team members have a 15% increased chance to land a Critical Attack on enemies marked by RALLY CRY.
Commanding Resolve Increases the duration of RALLY CRY by 5 seconds.
Rally Cry Specialization I Customize RALLY CRY's capabilities by selecting one of three Specialization upgrades.
Field Commander Increases the duration of RALLY CRY by 5 seconds.
Point Man Activating RALLY CRY significantly reduces all incoming damages and TAUNTS all enemies within proximity, drawing aggro away from any nearby teammates.
Call To Arms Triggering RALLY CRY grants a Defensive Buff that reduces damage by 25% for all nearby strike team members.
Rally Cry Specialization II Customize RALLY CRY's capabilities by selecting one of three Specialization upgrades.
Hold The Line Defeated enemies marked by RALLY CRY have a 35% chance to drop a Regen Pack.
Special Tactics Defeated enemies marked by RALLY CRY have a 50% chance to drop an Intrinsic Orb.
Threat Control Critical Attacks on enemies marked by RALLY CRY deal 15% bonus Stun damage.

Assault Heroic Ability

Steamroller Press R1 to instantly target up to four enemies and throw the shield with incredible force, dealing significant damage as it ricochets between them.
Crowd Control STEAMROLLER can target up to six enemies
Trick Shot STEAMROLLER can target up to eight enemies
Steamroller Specialization I Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic Abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Secret Weapon Hold up to two charges of the STEAMROLLER Heroic ability.
Tide Breaker Press R2 as the shield returns from a STEAMROLLER attack to kick the shield back out, dealing additional Heroic Attack Damage.
Concussive Strike Increases Stun damage dealt by STEAMROLLER by 25%.
Steamroller Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic Abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Second Wind Every two enemies defeated with STEAMROLLER generates a Regen Pack.
Vanguard Charge Every two enemies defeated with STEAMROLLER generates a Heroic Orb.
Everyday Hero Every two enemies defeated with STEAMROLLER generates an Intrinsic Orb.

Ultimate Heroic Ability

Brooklyn Brawler Press L1 + R1 to perform a powerful shield slam that refills intrinsic energy and stops enemies in their tracks. After the shield slam, all damage and defensive strength is increased and a new Light Attack combo is temporarily available.
Strong Willed Triggering BROOKLYN BRAWLER instantly restores 25% of Willpower. Dealing damage while ability is active will also restore a small amount of Willpower.
Fighting Spirit Extends the base duration of BROOKLYN BRAWLER by 5 seconds.
Brooklyn Brawler Specialization I Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
CQC Specialist While BROOKLYN BRAWLER is active, Takedowns can be performed on critically wounded enemies.
Critical Acclaim While BROOKLYN BRAWLER is active, Light Combo Finishers have increased impact and deal guaranteed Critical Attack Damage.
Strong Arm While BROOKLYN BRAWLER is active, Ranged Attack damage and impact are increased by 25%.
Brooklyn Brawler Specialization II Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Heroic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Adrenaline Rush Takedowns extend the duration of BROOKLYN BRAWLER by 3 seconds.
Unwavering Defense While BROOKLYN BRAWLER is active, Blocking will stop any attack.
Unfair Advantage Grants 25% more energy to BROOKLYN BRAWLER when collecting Heroic Orbs.

Movement Ability

Wall Run Press X to jump onto a wall and run among flat horizontal surfaces.
Brawler's Escape Press ○ to Dodge an incoming attack. Dodging just before an incoming attack lands will execute a Perfect Dodge.
Quickly press ○ again while Dodging to perform a longer distance Evade.
Commander's Vault Hold ○ when near an enemy to Vault over the target, leaving them momentarily unable to attack.
Somersault Jump Press X while in the air to double-jump.

Mastery Skill Trees

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Combat

Combat Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Melee abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Combo Finisher Mastery Increases the damage by 25% of both Light and Heavy Combo Finishers.
Stun Mastery Increases the Stun damage of all attacks by 15%.
Ranged Damage Mastery Increases all Ranged Attack damage by 15%.
Melee Expertise Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Melee abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Air Juggling Mastery Increases the Critical Attack damage by 15% when air juggling enemies. (Reminder: air juggling enemies has an innate Critical Attack Chance bonus.)
Combo Finisher Critical Mastery Increases the Critical Attack damage by 15% of both Light and Heavy Combo Finishers.
Heroic Boost Combat Mastery Boosts heroic charge speed by 1% when dealing damage with either Light or Heavy attacks.
Takedown Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Takedown abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Takedown Recovery Increases the amount of Willpower recovered from performing a Takedown by 15 points.
Heroic Takedown Mastery Performing a Takedown spawns a Heroic Orb.
Takedown Support Generates a Regen Pack when performing a Takedown.

Ranged Attack

Throw Mastery Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Perfect Catch Press R2 when catching the shield to boosts the damage by 15% and Critical Attack Chance by 35% of the next throw.
Power Throw Damage Mastery Increases damage by 15% against each target that is hit by a Ranged Power Attack.
Power Throw Stun Mastery Increases the stun damage of Ranged Power Attacks by 15%.
Shield Throwing Mastery Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Combo Finisher Kick Back Quickly press R2 after the Ranged Combo Finisher shield throw to perform a follow-up attack.
Combo Finisher Pin The Ranged Combo Finisher shield throw can pin enemies, dragging them into the air or into walls.
Enhanced Throw Increases the speed and damage of all shield throws by 15%.
Throw Utility Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Ranged abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Precision Regen Dynamo 10% chance to generate a Regen Pack when defeating enemies with headshots.
Precision Heroic Dynamo 15% chance to generate a Heroic Orb when defeating enemies with headshots.
Precision Intrinsic Dynamo 25% chance to generate an Intrinsic Orb when defeating enemies with headshots.

Efficiency

Block Energy Specialization Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Energy Boost Increases the maximum amount of intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy by 15%.
Energy Regeneration I Increases the base regeneration speed of intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy by 15%.
Takedown Energy Burst Recovers 40% intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy when performing a Takedown.
Block Energy Efficiency Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Energy Boost II Increases the maximum amount of intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy by 15%.
Energy Regeneration II Increases the base regeneration speed of intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy by 15%.
Energy Recharge Quick Start Reduces the penalty by 2.5 seconds before energy regeneration begins when intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy is depleted.
Block Energy Mastery Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Energy Boost III Increases the maximum amount of intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy by 15%.
Block Reaction Efficiency Reduces the amount of intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy expended when blocking an attack by 25%.
Perfect Block Energy Grants a burst of 20 points of intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy when performing a Parry.

Intrinsic Ability

Heavy Defensive Attack Mastery Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Defense Attack Efficiency I Reduces the cost of INTRINSIC ATTACKS by 15%
Captain's Defense Parry Boost Increases the timing window to Parry incoming attacks by 20% when the Captain's Defense buff is active. Buff is triggered by the COMMANDER'S CALL ability.
Captain's Defense Mastery Increases the duration of the Captain's Defense buff by 8 seconds. Buff is triggered by the COMMANDER'S CALL ability.
Light Defensive Attack Mastery Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify intrinsic abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Defense Attack Efficiency II Further reduces the cost of INTRINSIC ATTACKS by 15%.
Intrinsic Rejuvenation Defeating two enemies with COMMANDER'S PARRY refreshes all intrinsic SHIELD BLOCK energy.
Captain's Charge Mastery The Captain's Charge buff now lasts for two attacks or multiple Ranged Attack throws. Buff is triggered by the COMMANDER'S PARRY ability.
Defensive Attack Expertise Once unlocked, choose one of three specialization options to modify Defensive abilities. Swap between the three choices at any time.
Commander's Strength While the Captain's Charge buff is active, melee and ranged attacks will break enemy block. Buff is triggered by the COMMANDER'S PARRY ability.
Iron Defense While the Captain's Charge buff is active, Blocking attacks drains no intrinsic energy. Buff is triggered by the COMMANDER'S CALL ability.
Captain's Intimidation Increases the duration of TAUNT caused by COMMANDER'S CALL by 5 seconds.

Captain America Build and Usage Guide

Captain America Best Build

Attributes ・Might
・Precisiom
・Valor
・Proficiency
Gear Perks ・Proficient Buff
・Reflexive Spark
・Heroic Assistance
Early Skills Primary
・Ricochet Throw
・Shield Kick
Specialty
・Fighting Spirit
・Adrenaline Rush
・CQC Specialist
・Secret Weapon
Mastery
・Ranged Damage Mastery
・Heroic Takedown Mastery
・Enchanced Throw
・Power Throw Damage Mastery
Major Artifacts ・Ring of the Nibelung
・Darkhold

Best Captain America Build

Aerial Combos

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Similar to Ms. Marvel, Captain America does have a wide array of aerial moves as well as moves that vault opponents into the air. Use them effectively.

Use Your Shield To Your Advantage

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Most Riotbots use this to their advantage - so should you. Whenever there are a lot of enemies, learn to time your blocks so that you won't be damaged as much. Learn to check the exclamation points on the screen as well to warn you of incoming ranged or melee attacks.

Use The Rally Cry Often

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Using Rally Cry does not just boost your Heroic ability meters, but everyone's. That would be extremely useful especially during difficult stages that requires your most powerful moves.

Captain America Skins

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

Rare Outfits

Super Soldier
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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.
Stealth
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Americana
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
US Agent
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Bravado
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Blue Justice
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Secret Cure
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Acquired by making progress in a story campaign.
Antibody
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Experiment
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Countermeasure
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Test Subject
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Artic Commander
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Covert Commando
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Freedom Fighter
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Brooklyn's Finest
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.

Epic Outfits

Front Line
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Bonus for pre-ordering Marvel's Avengers.
Star-Spangled
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Acquired by deciphering Patterns at the Fabrication Machine.
Classic
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Guardian
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Protector
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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

Modern
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Acquired by reaching hero level 50.
Tussle
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Acquired by unlocking rewards in the Hero Challenge Card.
Throwdown
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Acquired from the Cosmetic Vendor aboard the Helicarrier.
Urban Eagle
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Ultimate Patriot
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Bravery Walking
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.
Sand Shark
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Acquired through the online Marketplace.

Captain America Challenge Card

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Level Unlockable
1 Captain America 020 - Uncommon Nameplate
2 Rare Resource Bundle
3 100 Credits
4 100 Units
5 Trinkets For Later - Epic Takedown
6 Arctic Commander - Rare Outfit
7 Captain America 013 - Uncommon Nameplate
8 125 Units
9 Countermeasure - Rare Outfit
10 Upgrade Module Bundle
11 200 Credits
12 Stealth - Rare Outfit
13 Victory - Rare Emote
14 Team 004 - Rare Nameplate
15 Americana - Rare Outfit
16 250 Units
17 Stand By - Epic Emote
18 Rare Resource Bundle
19 Captain America 022 - Uncommon Nameplate
20 Upgrade Module Bundle
21 200 Credits
22 2 Rare Resource Bundle
23 US Agent - Rare Outfit
24 250 Units
25 300 Credits
26 Captain America 033 - Uncommon Nameplate
27 Ready For Action - Rare Emote
28 Captain America 058 - Uncommon Nameplate
29 250 Units
30 Tip Top - Epic Emote
31 2 Upgrade Module Bundle
32 Captain America 029 - Uncommon Nameplate
33 500 Units
34 Team 005 - Rare Nameplate
35 Looking Sharp - Epic Emote
36 500 Credits
37 Exotic Resource Bundle
38 Ticker Tape - Legendary Emote
39 Classic - Epic Outfit
40 Tussle - Legendary Outfit

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