Hulk (or Haggar for defensive assist or Thor as a spunge):
I use Phoenix and The Hulk is my choice regardless of the 3rd teammate. Hulk has armor on 2 normals and can take a lot of damage. He works well with pressure assist type to walk down opponents. He’s able to cancel into all his H.C. and has the Gamma Crush which is instant/invulnerable at startup.
If you play like me, you can take advantage of two of the most powerful in the game.
Build your meter to lvl 5.
Tag Phoenix in to get some hits in and to go balls out until she dies.
Tag her out to build 1 meter (as Dark Phoenix).
Use her TK Trap which can help build the meter safely, since in her Dark mode it gets very big & very fast for good zoning.
The Dark TK Trap also cause a Wall Bounce inflicting 162,500 damage which isn’t bad from an assist (might be strongest assist in the game).
Use her Healing Field the instant you tag her in.
The field only works right when you have the opponent in it.
If you play like me then you will not worry if she dies again.
The Hulk is the strongest in the game when he goes lvl 3 XF.
If he hits you 4 times with normals, he can kill you, if he hits with a Gamma Crush, he can kill instantly. He can take 6 H.C. and still be coming at you. Don’t forget that he has armored normals. You won’t need an assist to help you with pressure b/c he becomes very fast.
Dark Phoenix with lvl 3 XF is insane, the one thing you should avoid is her Phoenix Rage b/c she is constantly dieing as the Dark Phoenix. Between lvl 3 XF and her healing field, she’s like a God. She can be H.C. and take maybe 5 to 10 percent damage.
If you think of her as having 860,000 or rather 1,300,000 HP with lvl 3 XF/Healing Field
I don’t care if you have Sentinel or Galactus, she won’t die in the right hands.
OTG and Wall Bounces from pressure and close range zoning solo = High Reward from a High Risk