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This is a guide to the best skills for each character in the Marvel's Avengers game. Read on for a tier list of skills within each skill level, and see which skills you should learn first!

Tier Explanations

S Rank Icon Get These Skills As Soon As Possible!
This skill is one of the hero's best skills and we recommend you get it as soon as possible.
A Rank Icon These Skills Are Worth Getting
This skill is a good skill to get for this hero, so get it once you've already acquired their other top-tier skills.
Acquire These Skills If You Have Extra SP
This skill is somewhat decent, but not a super high priority to get. There are definitely better skills to acquire first.
C Rank Icon Learn These Last
This skill is not worth spending your SP on, and most other skills trump it in usefulness. Take this only if there's nothing else to spend SP on.

Best Skills for Iron Man

Iron Man's best option out of the three attack options he has is the Rocket option. With this in mind, all of his S-Rank skills focus on unlocking and improving the rockets to make them the best they could possibly be.

For more of an explanation of why the S-Tier skills are the best, make sure to check our guide on Iron Man's build page!
Best Iron Man Build

Primary

S-Tier

Skills
Rocket Strike Javelin Smart Rockets Micro Rockets

A-Tier

Skills
Counterfire Laser Strike Whirling Tempest Laser Beam
Repulsor Strike Dive Amplifier Power Dive

B-Tier

Skills
Magnetron Burning Edge Muon Shotgun Slingshot

C-Tier

Skills
Energy Lance Thruster Uppercut

Specialty

S-Tier

Skills
Energy Star Hulkbuster Specialization II Magno-Missile Energy Condenser
Unibeam Specialization II Omega Beam Unibeam Specialization I Defensive Field
Arc Field

A-Tier

Skills
Ion Battery Parry Strike Rampart Energy Shunt
Magno-Missile Barrage Hulkbuster Specialization I Hyper Reactor Power Beam
Concentrated Fire Efficient Coils Arc Jolt Arc Overload Specialization II
EMP Arc Overload Specialization I Arc Extension

B-Tier

Skills
Energy Barrier Titanium Bravado Hyper Coils Disruption Pulse
Hulkbuster Unibeam Triple Down Precision Refractor Overcharged Blast
EMP Amplifier Arc Supercharge Arc Infusion

C-Tier

Skills
Stronghold Reserve Capacitors

Mastery

S-Tier

Skills
Air Superiority Reactive Generator Overcharge Damage Boost Overcharged Duration Boost
Arc Reactor Capacity Rocket Efficiency Rocket Specialization Ranged Weapon Specialization
Rocket Mastery Repulsor Mastery Ranged Weapon Mastery Ranged Combat Mastery
Ranged Attack Mastery Heroic Takedown Mastery Takedown Upgrade Stun Mastery
Melee Upgrade

A-Tier

Skills
Flight Mastery Arc Defense Advancement Arc Reactor Overclock Stun Intrinsic Boost
Arc Reactor Advancement Arc Reactor Generator Arc Reactor Efficiency Laser Efficiency
Ranged Weapon Efficiency Laser Specialization Laser Mastery Weapon Efficiency Mastery
Critical Expertise Intrinsic Takedown Mastery Willpower Takedown Mastery Combo Finisher Mastery

B-Tier

Skills
Countermeasures Afterburner Tactical Barrier Energized Pulse
Perfect Evade Intrinsic Boost Arc Reactor Kinetic Atomizer Repulsor Efficiency Repulsor Specialization

C-Tier

Skills
Reflective Barrier Empowering Barrier Energy Barrier Advancement Energy Sheield Efficiency
Overcharge Heroic Boost Overcharge Defense Boost Air Combat Mastery

Best Skills for Captain America

The S-Rank skills focus on improving Captain America's range attacks, as they are the best in game, alongside improving stun and allowing him to gain orbs from enemies attacked with a takedown in order to have buffs as well.

For an explanation of why the S-Rank skills are the best, make sure to check our guide to Captain America's builds!

Best Captain America Build

Primary

S-Tier

Skills
Rebounder Resolute Throw Shield Kick Ricochet Throw

A-Tier

Skills
Mirror Shield Powerhouse Counterstrike Patriot's Throw
Truth Seeker Boomerang Commander's Call Shield Strike
Grand Slam Soldier's Slam Torpedo Kick Commander's Parry
Super Punch Cartwheel Kick

B-Tier

Skills
Unstoppable Will Unyielding Might Undefeatable Spirit Rising Hope
Feinting Uppercut Shield Sweep

C-Tier

There are no skills in this tier.

Specialty

S-Tier

Skills
Adrenaline Rush CQC Specialist Brooklyn Brawler Specialization I Fighting Spirit
Vanguard Charge Secret Weapon Point Man

A-Tier

Skills
Unwavering Defense Brooklyn Brawler Specialization II Strong Arm Strong Willed
Concussive Strike Steamroller Specialization I Trick Shot Crowd Control
Threat Control Field Commander Rally Cry Specialization I Commanding Resolve
Enemy Intel Driving Force

B-Tier

Skills
Unfair Advantage Critical Acclaim Second Wind Steamroller Specialization II
Tide Breaker Special Tactics Rally Cry Specialization II Call To Arms

C-Tier

Skills
Everyday Hero Hold The Line

Mastery

S-Tier

Skills
Enhanced Throw Power Throw Damage Mastery Heroic Takedown Mastery Takedown Specialization
Ranged Damage Mastery

A-Tier

Skills
Iron Defense Commander's Strength Captain's Charge Mastery Captain's Defense Mastery
Captain's Defense Parry Boost Perfect Block Energy Energy Recharge Quick Start Takedown Energy Burst
Shield Throwing Mastery Perfect Catch Throw Mastery Takedown Support
Heroic Boost Combat Mastery Stun Mastery Combat Specialization

B-Tier

Skills
Captain's Intimidation Defensive Attack Expertise Defense Attack Efficiency II Light Defensive Attack Mastery
Defense Attack Efficiency I Heavy Defensive Attack Mastery Block Reaction Efficiency Energy Boost III
Block Energy Mastery Energy Regeneration II Energy Boost II Block Energy Efficiency
Energy Regeneration I Energy Boost Block Energy Specialization Throw Utility
Combo Finisher Kick Back Power Throw Stun Mastery Takedown Recovery Combo Finisher Critical Mastery
Air Juggling Mastery Melee Expertise Combo Finisher Mastery

C-Tier

Skills
Intrinsic Rejuvenation Precision Intrinsic Dynamo Precision Heroic Dynamo Precision Regen Dynamo
Combo Finisher Pin

Best Skills for Thor Skills

Thor's S-Rank skills focus on his Odinforce and Overcharging to get the most out of his abilities. While Overcharged, he will be able to use Odinforce without draining the Intrinsic meter, letting him use it for a longer period.

His other abilities will increase in damage and gain added attributes like lightning that deal Shock damage while Odinforce is activated. Overcharging is one of the most important abilities you will want to build around when playing as Thor, while the other primary skills are his best attacks.

For an explanation of why the S-Rank skills are the best, make sure to check our guide on Thor's best build!

Best Thor Build

Primary

S-Tier

Skills
Galvanize Legacy of Odinson Divine Chaos Tornado Throw
Bring the Thunder Thunderstruck

A-Tier

Skills
Power of Uru Odin's Offering Eternal Spark Drop the Hammer
Uru Uppercut Tenacious Bolt Immovable Intent Crack the Sky
Sigurd Strike Hammer Slash Slide Smash Star Heart Slam
Mjolnir Cyclone Whirling Uru Hammer Spin

B-Tier

Skills
Electric Field Electrostatic Crashing Thunder Headstrong
Falling Star Sledgehammer

C-Tier

There are no skills in this tier.

Specialty

S-Tier

Skills
Asgard's Light Precision Bifrost Rolling Thunder God Blast Specialization II
Son Of The Elder Gods Asgard's Fortune Warrior's Fury Specialization II

A-Tier

Skills
Odin's Blessing Of The Realm Bifrost Specialization II Muspelheim's Torment Jotunheim's Tempest
Bifrost Specialization I Thunderstorm God Blast Specialization I High Voltage Blast
Burning Light Hel's Anger Ygdrasill's Blessing Hel's Discretion
Warrior's Fury Specialization II Warrior's Protection

B-Tier

Skills
Invigorating Bifrost Alfheim's Favor Overcharge Blast Overexposure
Yggdrasil's Favor Ymir's Wrath

C-Tier

Skills
Beam Of Star Fire Legend Of Asgard

Mastery

S-Tier

Skills
Charging Force Damage Force Overcharge Activation Specialization Charged Resistance
Overcharge Defense Specialization Lightning Field Honed Force Takedown Charge
Force Of Will Speed Burst Guard Breaker Heroic Takedown Mastery
Takedown Specialization Combo damage Heroic Charge Ranged Damage
Damage Specialization I

A-Tier

Skills
Charged Heroic Power Hazard Overcharge Attack Specialization Surging Force
Odinforce Efficiency Specialization Dodge Charge Ionic Bolts Odinforce Attack Specialization
High Velocity Hammer Specialization II Critical Throw Impact Explosion
Hammer Specialization I Willpower Recovery Damage Specialization II Melee Stun Damage

B-Tier

Skills
Unarmed Force Charged Recovery Explosive Defense Asgardian Fortitude
Maximum Force Odinforce Charge Specialization Orb Dynamo Flying Shots
Charged Flight Flight Specialization Critical Return Manual Targetting
Willpower Takedown Mastery Critical Juggler

C-Tier

Skills
Unarmed Damage

Best Skills for Black Widow

These S-Rank skills revolve around maintaining the Invisibility status on Black Widow to land hits freely and perform takedowns as much as possible as they restore health, grant long invincibility frames (or i-frames), and Heroic Orbs if you already have the Heroic Takedown Mastery.

For an explanation of why the S-Rank skills are the best, make sure to check our guide on Black Widow's best build!

Best Black Widow Build

Primary

S-Tier

Skills
Whiplash Polygonal Rifling Extended Clip Perforator
High-Caliber Shot Ammo Overload Stun Rounds Rain Maker
Bullet Storm Baton Strike Madripoor Special Splinter Kick

A-Tier

Skills
Full-Auto Shot Back Alley Gambit Night Watch Cyclone Kick
Spider Sweep

B-Tier

Skills
Power Line

C-Tier

There are no skills in this tier.

Specialty

S-Tier

Skills
Femme Fatale Subversion Espionage Kilowatt
Power Surge Specialization II Power Staff Power Surge Specialization I Paralyzing Bite
Widow's Bite Specialization II Widow's Bite Specialization I Lightning Fist Wrist of Stingers
Second Sting Shadow Walker Unseen Fate Mortal Cloak
Shadow Gifts Night Terror Veil of Shadows Specialization I

A-Tier

Skills
Deception Light Storm Power Grid Maelstrom
Lethal Bite Visus Obscuram Veil of Shadows Specialization II

B-Tier

Skills
Escape Artist Smoke Grenade Vanquishing Surge Galvanic Bite
Pistol Surge Invigorating Bite Taser Dart

C-Tier

Skills
Indomitable Force Superstatic Dart Eclipse Dark Thorn

Mastery

S-Tier

Skills
Melee Charge Combo Finishers Melee Specialization Ranged Damage
Stun Damage Critical Headshots Ranged Specialization Heroic Takedown Mastery
Takedown Specialization Critical Melee Critical Damage Stealth Tactics Specialization
Invisible Recharge Invisibility Specializtion Invisible Stun Stealth Attack Specialization
Extended Magazine Voltaic Grenade Cluster Grenade Heroic Overcharge
Overcharge Specialization Overcharge Critical Overcharge Damage Specialization Intrinsic Charge
Intrinsic Charge Specialization

A-Tier

Skills
Critical Juggler Willpower Takedown Mastery Extended Invisibility Invisible Status
Pistol Specialization Grenade Status Specialization Hazard Grenade Grenade Type Specialization
Takedown Charge

B-Tier

Skills
Intrinsic Takedown Mastery Critical Ranged Invisible Willpower Invisible Ranged
Proximity Grenade Willpower Overcharge Headshot Charge

C-Tier

Skills
Recoil Compensator Fast Reload Flash Freeze Grenade Thermite Grenade
Efficient Overcharge Overcharge Ranged Overcharge Damage

Best Skills for Hulk

These S-Rank skills will focus more on buffing up Hulk through his Heroics extending the duration, and charging up quickly. It will also focus on abilities and upgrades that will help with survivability, something Hulk will need with how much damage he will be taking.

For an explanation of why the S-Rank skills are the best, see our guide on Hulk's best build!

Best Hulk Build

Primary

S-Tier

Skills
Cataclysm Survival Instincts Monster of Mayhem Smackdown
Power Spike Shatter Spin Meteor

A-Tier

Skills
Unbearable Might Controlled Chaos Unbounded Fury Unstoppable Ferocity
Devil's Rampage Ionic Overflow Gamma Crusher Aerial Gamma Crusher
Air Spike Ground Shaker Earth Smasher Tectonic Fury
Ram Reinforcement Battering Ram

B-Tier

Skills
Klaxton Frenzy Hammer Strike Aftershock Monstrous Swipe

C-Tier

There are no skills in this tier.

Specialty

S-Tier

Skills
Thunderclap Heroic Recovery Thunder Specialization II Ground Zero Double Strangle
Heroic Destruction Stranglehold Specialization I Savage Heroism Boneshaker Specialization II
Rampaging Boneshaker Boneshaker Specialization I Frenzy Resonant Frequency

A-Tier

Skills
Thunderclap Regeneration Fault Line Epicenter Thunderclap Specialization I
Fly Swatter Heavy Handed Barbaric Charge Stranglehold Specialization II
Irradiated Destruction Siphoning Grasp Boneshaker Regeneration Unsteady Ground

B-Tier

Skills
Thunderclap Taunt Destructive Health Devastating Charge Raging Grasp
Savage Intimidation Savage Regeneration Boneshaker's Rage

C-Tier

There are no skills in this tier.

Mastery

S-Tier

Skills
Pancake Stun Boost Chance Boost Maximum Rage
Enhanced Damage Raging Recovery Defense Specialization Excavator
Heroic Takedown Mastery Hard Swings Vice Grip Takedown Specialization

A-Tier

Skills
Temper Hot Head Efficiency Specialization Damage Boost
Damage Specialization Defense Boost Impact Boost Overcharge Specialization
Controlled Rage Efficiency Specialization Enhanced Combo Finishers Damage Specialization
Raging Defense Meteoric Hand Cannon Efficiency Specialization
Meteor Damage Ranged Damage Willpower Recovery Enhanced Grab
Combatant Shield Grab Specialization Grab Specialization II

B-Tier

Skills
Status Boost Berserker Rage Enhanced Bludgeon Raging Heroics
Fastball Damage Specialization Wrecking Ball Bedrock
Rubble Projectile Specialization Willpower Takedown Mastery Regen Slams
Durable Bludgeon

C-Tier

There are no skills in this tier.

Best Skills for Ms. Marvel (Kamala)

Ms. Marvel can increase both her damage output and survivability with Embiggen (Ultimate Heroic) activated. These skills focus on increasing damage on Embiggen and getting Embiggen as much as you can with fast Heroic charging. There are also skills that increases survivability with Intrinsic upgrades.

For an explanation of why the S-Rank skills are the best, make sure to check our guide on Ms. Marvel's best build!

Best Ms. Marvel Build

Primary

S-Tier

Skills
Shining Will Whirlwind Hip Check Nutcracker
Harpoon Double-Barrel Punch

A-Tier

Skills
Seismic Slam Panic Button Aerial Spike Grip Strength
Iron Spike Fists of Justice Catapult Kick Sliding Kick
Spinning Heel Strike Leg Sweep Double Down Kick

B-Tier

Skills
Palm Strike Morning Star Rubber Band Bash Hammer Fist
Whirling Wallop Spin Kick

C-Tier

Skills
Crushing Grasp

Specialty

S-Tier

Skills
Fists of Fate Big Trouble Embiggen Specialization I Living Large
Patty Cake Down Low Hand Clap Focused Heart
Will to Live Team Spirit

A-Tier

Skills
Fists of Glory Fists of Fury Embiggen Specialization II Obvious Distraction
Walking Tall High Five Specialization II Too Slow Up High
High Five Specialization I Backhand Inner Peace Will to Fight
Healing Spirit Specialization II Boundless Inspiration Life Spark Healing Spirit Specialization I
Defensive Spirit Spirit Walk

B-Tier

Skills
Doctor's Orders Applause Helping Hand

C-Tier

There are no skills in this tier.

Mastery

S-Tier

Skills
Rapid Regeneration Super Hero Endurance Polymorph Precision Polymorph Intensity
Polymorphic Reduction Heroic Polymorphy Heroic Grab Mastery Grab Protection
Ranged Power Punch Heroic Takedown Mastery Takedown Upgrade Heroic Energy Mastery
Stun Mastery

A-Tier

Skills
Sixth Sense Defense Upgrade Adrenaline Surge Evasive Energy
Intrinsic Upgrade Cunning Resolve Intrinsic Upgrade Polymorph Boost
Intrinsic Upgrade Polymorphic Defense Polymorph Damage Intrinsic Upgrade
Polymorphic Regeneration Polymorph Efficiency Intrinsic Upgrade Ranged Upgrade
Grab Efficiency Ranged Upgrade Ranged Concussive Mastery Ranged Upgrade
Willpower Takedown Mastery Ranged Combat Mastery Melee Upgrade

B-Tier

Skills
Nimble Reflexes Recovering Rebound Polymorphic Might Intrinsic Grab Mastery
Regen Pack Grab Mastery Grab Accuracy Ranged Pierce Intrinsic Takedown Mastery
Traversal Attack Mastery Air Combat Mastery Melee Upgrade Combo Finisher Mastery

C-Tier

There are no skills in this tier.

Marvel's Avengers Related Links

Best Builds For Every Character

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Black Widow Captain America Iron Man
Thor Ms. Marvel Hulk

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