Awakening the Sleeper: Top 5 Sleeper Characters in MARVEL Strike Force
MARVEL Strike Force universe consists of a lot of characters. There are some characters that everyone targets and wants in their team. Then there are multiple lesser-known and underrated characters that you need to shift your focus on.
We realized while playing the game on the BlueStacks Emulator that there are a number of such characters that can add good value to your team and roster. These characters are often ignored as we tend to chase and try to get the “Hero” characters first. However, these characters have the potential to add good value to the team and make it stronger and diverse.
1. SQUIRREL GIRL
Squirrel Girl is a great character that makes the Hero Brawler team much better. She is a character that brings in the sense of cleansing in the team with her heals and is probably one of the most underrated characters in the game. She is a healer who can clear all the debuffs off the team and heal them up a little bit. She is a beast in PvP, especially on the Young Avengers team aka the Hero Brawler team.
The ultimate ability, Unbeatable, just rounds up the opponent team. It is not a good idea to sleep on her, especially if you are building your Young Avengers team. You can also use her in the Alpha Raids with Ms Marvel. The combination of her with the three Symbiotes works well in the Raids.
Players usually focus on characters like Pyro, Magneto and Juggernaut as these are the three core characters. However, the character of Blob is an added sustain to the team. His presence in the Brotherhood 1.0 team makes it ideal to go against the Shield team. His abilities and combinations make him a good character as he helps out with Magneto to keep the team alive.
He also makes Juggernaut so much more annoying for the enemy team by spreading all the buffs and deflects. You can also use him on your Marauders instead of Sabretooth or even with him. His presence on the team with Toad can be deadly for the enemy team and even more critical and scary than Sabretooth’s Marauders. A lot of players seem to forget about him as he is on the Brotherhood 2.0 team and his role on the team is to punch up against Shield. The Toad-Blob combo is also very effective in PvP and if you are not familiar with this combo, they can blindsight you during the combat. It is a character that is worth building up.
3. SPIDER-MAN (MILES)
Another young Avenger, he is a kit-based character who just got better with the Young Avengers team. He can clear 3 positive effects off the enemy and the first turn slow can be a game-changer against the Defenders. He can shut Luke Cage down with his defense and is a very quintessential character in the game.
He is one of those sleeper characters that can help your team to victory. Miles can be very annoying for the enemies as he can remove speed bars of the enemies and it becomes crucial when done on an important character like Luke Cage who can apply Defense Up to everybody. His ultimate ability, Ultimate Spidey, has the ability to wipe out whole teams at times. It will be a good idea for you to not sleep on this character as he can bring immense power to the team he is a part of.
The thing that distinguishes the character of Mystique is the ability to control minds and shift shapes. The turn-one mind control ability where she can use a character to hit another character is just impressive. If she has control of characters like Hella then it won’t usually go well for the enemy team. Her ultimate ability does allow her to damage the enemy but she can also clear stealth off the enemy team. This can be a very powerful move against teams like Asgardians. There are a lot of teams that rely heavily on stealth and she is very good against them.
She is a great fit for the Brotherhood 1.0 team with Magneto, as her ultimate ability is unavoidable. If you are into raids, then the combination of Magneto and Sinister with her can be very strong for you. Even in PvP encounters, Mystique holds the ability to become the MVP of the team. She can also play a very crucial role in high-level games and end-game. She has a synergy that is valuable especially in the latter part of the game.
Hawkeye, with the Wave One Avengers rework, is a very valuable tool. With the addition of him being able to clear positive effects, he is a great utility character with the Wave One Avengers team. He may be the reason why the team got better than it used to be. He has multiple abilities: Clearing Stealth and Shot In The Dark. But the ability to clear positives and applying Blinds can be very crucial and makes him a sleeper character. With the character rework, his AOE Blinds can happen on the first turn which wasn’t the case earlier.
His Airburst ability comes with a 50% chance of applying Blinds to all remaining characters and is unavoidable. He misses none of his attacks, all of his attacks always hit. If you have agile characters like Spider-Man or the Vision, Hawkeye is the character to bring in. Players tend to sleep on him in the early stages of the game, but he has come back to life with the rework. The combination of him and Black Widow where she has the ability to speed up and he has the ability to slow everyone can be deadly in combat.
These sleeper characters can prove to be game-changers in different parts of the game and it becomes very important for the players to realize the potential these characters hold and the value that they can bring to the team.
You can know more about other characters in the BlueStacks guide for best Heroes and Villains in the game but it is very important to stay on the look-out for these characters and not ignore them. And, Enjoy MARVEL Strike Force on PC with BlueStacks.