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Marvel Strike Force: Avengers – Part 2

"Marvel Strike Force Cap vs Red Skull" by Marvel Strike Force Blog

Welcome back to MSF Mondays!

Each week we break down one more aspect of the hottest mobile game, Mobile Strike Force!

This game is quite adept at pitting 5 toons against another 5 toons as most games modes are just that. So it makes sense that most teams are groups of 5, Wakandans, Asgardians, Symbiotes, just to name a few.

However, as the game masters at MSF have been introducing so many new characters, some teams have exceeded 5 members, while others remain short of 5 total. For instance, the Sinister Six went from 5 to 7 in the past few months, whereas the Young Avengers remain at 4. And don’t get me started on the X-Men roster right now.

But in terms of Marvel Strike Force, what combinations of toons work best? We’re focusing on the Avengers again this week, after the brief introduction last week. Let’s break it down and see what we can come up with.

Wave I

So there is a sub-team inside of the broad Avengers, and that’s the Wave I team. You have Thor, Cap, Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow and Hawkeye. There was a recent rework on this team which brought this team back into usefulness! Also, these toons are all early unlocks as the new player calendars feed you a lot of these characters. So, I highly recommend building Wave 1 Avengers up from the start!

There are of course some things to understand going forward with this team:

You have 6 members total, so you have another opportunity to get creative, but the game will eventually force your hand at this with other teams for specific characters. For example, once you have all the Asgardians unlocked, Thor should be moved to this squad. Iron Man also belongs with the Power Armor team.

Essentially, you have 4 Wave I toons remaining. You certainly could use them all together or make your own hybrid team(s) being mindful of the dynamic duos that should pair synergistic toons together. With that said, let’s go a little more in-depth to the importance of this team for the new and early game players!

Marvel Strike Force Avenger Wave I

Wave I Avengers all the way. Lined up, left to right, Thor, Iron Man, Cap, Black Widow, and Hulk once you have them all. This team will wreck mostly due to Hulk, Cap and Thor’s passives! Black Widow is also a really formidable toon going into the mid to late game so you can invest in her without much hesitancy. Also, while Iron Man is technically a Legendary, do not go heavy on building him up, because he is not a centerpiece to either Wave I or Power Armor.


Early on, your raid teams are who you end up with, but this Wave I Avenger team should be great in Raids until you get to U5 and beyond or past level 2 Greek raids. Once you hit U6 and beyond you should have a META Raid team like the Symbiotes. Also, after Greek level 2, you will need multiple teams for Raid, so make sure you are building wide.


Again, you will want to build wide to have plenty of teams for WAR, but the Wave I squad will be a very effective team, and as you unlock more characters, you will have toons to move around to make many effective squads.


Perhaps the most important area for your Wave I squad in the early game will be Arena. While I do not suggest going so hard at Arena early on, you will want to try to hang right inside the 1500 ranking for the rewards. The Wave I squad will be a good defense and offense team. Go bigger on Thor and make sure you upgrade his passive!

Well I hope this helps you take your Squad from a D+ to a B- Commander!

Game Radar

Blitz: Monday we’re powering up with Ironheart! On Thursday, Yelena Belova returns for a second round of Blitzing!

Upcoming Events: Emma Frost Milestones are well underway at this point. Also, be sure to use characters with the Seasoned Tag in Raids, Blitzes, and Arena to claim Milestones for Red Guardian!

Upcoming Legendary: Doc Ock is still happening now, but your next Legendary is Phoenix. Hopefully you are close on the Villain, Mystic, Controllers you plan to use here. Seriously, who came up with this requirement? Not only do you need this motley crew of toons, but you also need them at 6 Stars to unlock Phoenix.

Black Bolt: April 27th, August 17th, December 7th (Requires Asgardians 5-star)

Shuri: May 11th, August 31st (Requires Spider-verse 5-star)

Ebony Maw: May 25th, September 14th (Requires Inhumans 5-star with Black Bolt)

Phoenix: June 8th, September 28th (Requires Mystic Villain Controller 6-star)

Star-Lord: June 22nd, October 12th (Requires Guardians or Ravagers 5-star)

Nick Fury: July 20th, November 11th (Requires Kree Minions 5-star)

Magneto: August 3rd, November 23rd (Requires X-Men and/or Brotherhood 5-star)

Previous Installments

  1. Early Player Tips
  2. Avoiding Early Player Mistakes
  3. Understanding Alliances
  4. Building Wide
  5. Farming Guide and Seed Theory
  6. Underrated Characters
  7. Blitz, please!
  8. Team Positioning Tips
  9. Daily Objectives
  10. WAR, what is it good for?
  11. Expect a Cold Front
  12. Swarm to the Next Event
  13. Why Am I Losing at PvP?
  14. MSF Terms You Should Know – Part 1
  15. MSF Terms You Should Know – Part 2
  16. MSF Terms You Should Know – Part 3
  17. ISO 8
  18. Let’s Win This WAR!
  19. Dark Dimension 1
  20. Dark Dimension 2
  21. What to do With Orb Events
  22. Defending the Defenders
  23. Astonishing X-Men Announcements
  24. What to Make of Mojo’s Mayhem Real-Time Arena
  25. Skip Skillitary
  26. Avengers – Part 1

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