Marvel’s Midnight Suns currently has thirteen playable heroes. While each one has their own strengths and weaknesses, there are some characters that stand out as more powerful than the rest of the team. These are characters that either output more damage, have the most uses, or generate the most useful resources while on the battlefield. Players who find themselves struggling to complete combat missions may want to try out some of these powerful heroes next time around.
Something to consider when deciding which heroes are the strongest is how quickly they become available to play. While characters like the Hulk and Scarlet Witch are definitely interesting, they join the team later on, making it harder to fully upgrade their abilities during the late game compared to their other teammates. The best Midnight Suns hero decks often rely on using upgraded versions of a character’s abilities, so players will need time to collect additional copies of each card in order to upgrade them.
Ghost Rider Outputs a Massive Amount of Damage
After an initial glance at his abilities, players may be too intimidated to use Ghost Rider on their team. Many of his cards require him to do damage to himself when they are played, making him one of the most fragile characters in the game. However, Ghost Rider more than makes up for this in terms of the damage he outputs. When upgraded, he can easily deal the most damage on a team, and his powerful area of effect attacks like Hell Ride can be a huge benefit. If players find a way to keep Ghost Rider safe and healthy, they will be taking down enemies faster than ever. Players can also use Ghost Rider’s Souls Meter to increase his maximum health, somewhat making up for how weak he can be on defense.
Magik Manipulates the Battlefield to Her Advantage
Magik’s ability to create portals gives players the opportunity to take full advantage of the battlefield. Any time Magik opens a portal, her next Knockback ability will send the enemy through it and spit them out at the targeted location. No longer will power boxes and gas cans go unused, as Magik can easily teleport enemies directly into them. Thanks to the prevalence of Knockout abilities at her disposal, it is easy for her to move enemies around the board as players see fit.
Magik also has incredibly powerful crowd control abilities that allow players to strategically place enemies or even remove them from play momentarily. The card, Gather, for example, allows Magik to teleport a large group of enemies to a centralized location, making them vulnerable to an AoE attack from another hero.
Captain America Keeps His Allies Safe
Captain America is easily the best tank that Marvel’s Midnight Suns has to offer. Many of Cap’s cards allow him to generate Block for himself and others on the team. Cap’s increased durability due to these abilities pairs very well with his Taunt cards, allowing him to soak up damage that would otherwise knock out his teammates. As one might expect from a paragon like Captain America, his abilities also generate a lot of Heroism. This means that he will not only help defend his team but can also fuel their attacks. Many of Cap’s upgraded cards will also draw additional cards when played, adding even more value. Cap also has a great finishing move in the form of his Shield Charge, but even without dealing damage, he is a great benefit to any team he’s on.
Wolverine Can Clear the Field While Healing Himself
Just like in the comics, Wolverine is an offensive powerhouse in Midnight Suns. He has a lot of attacks that will target multiple enemies at once, making him a great option for clearing weaker enemies off the field. These Chain attacks are also flexible, allowing him to attack a single target multiple times instead to deal out massive damage. Furthermore, Wolverine has abilities like Lethal Pounce that will offer him a buff. The stronger he is, the more enemies he can take out with a single move.
Wolverine is another character who is great at generating Heroism, which he can channel into a devastating Midnight Special attack. What makes Wolverine unique is his healing factor. By giving his attacks Lifesteal, Wolverine is able to heal himself back up while outputting huge amounts of damage at the same time. This makes him easy to keep alive without players feeling like they’re wasting an action to heal him.
The Hunter Is Flexible Enough to Serve Any Role
The Hunter is a very interesting hero in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. For one thing, they are the first-ever fully customizable Marvel superhero in a video game. This customization isn’t just applied to Hunter’s looks and dialogue choices, but also to the versatility of Hunter’s abilities. Where most heroes in Midnight Suns have around 10 to 15 ability cards at their disposal, Hunter has 30 different cards.
This provides players with a lot of different options for how to build their decks. They can focus on healing abilities, making Hunter a great inclusion on a team with Ghost Rider or similarly squishy characters. Alternatively, they can specialize in damage output and pair Hunter up with support characters like Captain America or Magik. This flexibility combined with a lot of powerful abilities makes the Hunter the most powerful hero currently available in Midnight Suns.
As of now, there are four confirmed DLC characters coming to Midnight Suns at some point: Deadpool, Morbius, Storm, and Venom. Players may already have some indication of how Venom will play, seeing as he is featured in the game already as an antagonist. The rest of the new additions are still a mystery as to their abilities and how they will stack up against the currently available characters. If the game stays popular, there is the possibility for even more DLC heroes, with fan-favorite Midnight Suns members like Moon Knight being highly sought after. It will be interesting to see if any of these new characters will be able to unseat any of the current most powerful characters.