Official and Only Team Building Thread (ALL TEAM BUILDING TOPICS GO HERE)


With the amount of team-building advice I’ve given out in the past I find myself surprised to be posting this, but I’m having a hell of a time finding an anchor that suits my style.

I’m set on Zero-a/Doom-b for sure now. I’ve been running Strange but he’s very limited against anyone who knows how to fight him (but blows up people who don’t for free).

-Sentinel is really good for this duo because drones are just that good, but Sentinel left on his own has problems (then again he only ever needs to touch you once).

-Vergil is an option but it would make more sense to run him second for the Zero/Vergil DHC brokenness, and I don’t really like Doom as an anchor.

-I’ve started playing around with Phoenix because I can build ludicrous amounts of meter with Zero/Doom, and it allows me to go for the fancy assist-extended combos without worrying about dropping them before the super (I wouldn’t super anyway so I only lose a bit of damage).

-I’m considering Dormammu (as I think he is top 5 in the game now) but have almost no experience playing him and his assists are a little too centralized for my taste.

-I’ve considered Strider as an alternative to Phoenix since it’s not quite as much of a meter commitment, but the fact that his vajra assist can whiff entirely on mobile characters (and is incredibly vulnerable) really turns me off from him.

-Chrisis planted this idea in my head that Firebrand is amazing so I thought about using him (I have no qualms with tier-whoring) but I don’t know if his assists are enough to cover my approaches with Zero and Doom.

-Wesker is always a solid anchor, and opens up unblockables and easy (easier anyway) combos from air-throws for Zero. Of course his assist does nothing to get me in so I’d be relying on Doom’s missiles which isn’t necessarily a bad thing but if I can’t call Doom mid-combo then I lose a lot of combo damage for Zero, and Wesker’s assist does nothing for Zero’s combos.

-Hawkeye has an amazing assist and is a really good anchor (I’ve seen it in action from a couple great players too much to let anyone convince me otherwise). He’s a bit lacking in the mobility and style department that I love though. Also there’s the issue that one of the regulars in our group of players has Hawkeye on his main team - it’s not a big issue but variety is always beneficial to the group.

-Other characters I’ve pondered briefly: Morrigan, Viper, Deadpool, Magneto, Nova, Taskmaster, Rocket Raccoon. Each of them have their own merits but also lack one thing or another in regards to team synergy or anchor potential. It’s important that the character matches my style too (needs to be mobile and have the potential to do stylish combos basically).


What do you want the most out of the last character and what areas do they need to cover? Do you want to increase your ground dominance more, have some greater air coverage or what? Your 2 starting points are really good and have a lot of variety in what they could do. I personally would opt for a character with a strong lock down assist since both of them have such scary mix up with one. Amaterasu with Cold star stands out the most to me as something that both your characters would love, paired with someone who when/if Zero dies pairs really well with Doom for DHCing back and forth.


I think ground dominance is the important part. I ran Ammy very briefly in vanilla and replaced her for the same reason I eventually replaced Akuma: If I’m stuck at full-screen then calling her doesn’t do anything to cover my command dash approach with Zero, but calling Sentinel (or Strange, or Iron Man) does. Then again with the added mobility of buster cancels maybe it’s not an issue anymore… or maybe I should just exercise more care with my approaches.


If you want something dominant at the ranged game that also leads to scary coverage of many options have you explored Storm at all? I feel that her horizontal typhoon is dramatically under rated especially paired with Zero’s command dashes and buster to clear the initial path. Though like your Vergil issue it would be tempting to pair Zero Storm since then you get the pants on head retarded hail storm Sougenmu DHC of doom.

I would say Firebrand, but I don’t feel his assists contribute to what you want it to based on what you’ve described thus far.


Don’t mean to be annoying, but can I get some help please?


I’ve been trying to build a zoning/keepaway team with Viewtiful Joe without completely ripping off Dieminion. Right now I’m flip flopping between Joe/Ghost Rider/Dorm and Deadpool/Joe/Taskmaster. Or is there a different combination? Which of those would be better? Any other characters to try out? I tested Arthur for awhile but his mobility really bothers me.


Storm was brought up in my discussion with another player yesterday (I’ve mentioned this guy a few times in the past - he’s solid, plays Mags/Wesker/Hawkeye and has placed 2nd at a couple tournaments in our area). I forgot to mention that I was also considering her. I have no experience with her though and I don’t really come from a Marvel 2 background and find Magneto difficult to control (in vanilla anyway) so I don’t know how I’ll do with Storm. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her used as an anchor either but on paper I think she has all the tools for it (similar to Mags). Can’t be any easier to lame her out than Sentinel anyway XD.

I also have no idea what the Hailstorm > Sougenmu DHC entails…hadangeki/buster spam coupled with the hailstorm hits, or is it possible to command-dash up and get a combo from it?


They’re both good choices. They both can dominate with xf3, but hawkeye is probably better at making comebacks. Sentinel requires more patience than hawkeye, in my opinion. A lot of time I see sentinels pop xf3 and try to rush me down improperly and I can punish them very easily with proper blocking. Sentinel obviously have the better assist, though. However, frank already has a shopping cart assist to pressure people (assuming you’re using shopping kart anyway), so drones probably aren’t that necessary, especially considering you could have a better anchor character if you decide to not use drones. Hawkeye can easily chip to victory in xf3 and if he gets a combo it’s guaranteed death (just like sentinel).

TL;DR: Hawkeye, imo.

My team:
Ammy/Phoenix Wright/Not decided

I’m trying to build a team around phoenix wright and I’ve wanted to start using ammy as well. I haven’t tested it yet but I think okami shuffle stays on screen even if you dhc? Not sure, but it’d be great for PW if it did. I was thinking of running it as Ammy/PW/???

I was thinking of using hawkeye as anchor because I’ve been interested in playing him for a while and his anchor is just amazing. He’s also easy to dhc into with any team.

The synergy:
-Ammy combos ending with okami shuffle can dhc into maya for free evidence
-Cold star is broken
-Meter assist could be good as well for PW mainly
-PW can dhc back into Ammy for free mist setups/ combos
-Press the witness is always good

Suggestions for anchor and thoughts on the team in general would be great! Thanks in

EDIT: Could iron man work as anchor? He seems usable now. Combos are really weird.


I’m having trouble finding a good/viable team for my MODOK. I played Deadpool/MODOK/Sentinel in Vanilla, but a lot of my team strategy has kinda fallen apart. I’m not enjoying Deadpool anymore, and Sentinel is not a good anchor.

So here is my ideas thus far.
On point, I enjoy:
Viewtiful Joe
Akuma (Yes, on POINT)

As Anchor, I generally have:
Doctor Doom
Super Skrull

Second character is MODOK.
Any thoughts on a viable team composition?


Been trying to use Wesker (b)/Ghost Rider(a)/Dorm(a), but the synergy just doesn’t seem to be there. Is there something I’m missing? I’ve tried flipping Wesker and Ghost Rider but the Wesker assists don’t seem to be great for Rider (low shot is awesome in theory but I find it hard to actually set up the unblockable) As an alternate I’ve been using Ghost Rider (a)/Sent(a)/Dorm(a), which works very well but I’d really like to get Wesker in there since he was my main in vanilla. Any advice for me?


She’s much easier in ultimate than she was in vanilla. I definitely think she can be a threat.

The Hailstorm Sougenmu DHC is silly because hail stays out regardless if storm is there and depending on where you activated you if your enemy was on the ground you can often solo unblockable by air command dash B into air C, 2B since the C is timed at the same time as a hit of hail and the 2B hits at the same time as shadowed air C.


Been trying to build around Jill and Strange (Probably Bolts though I also like Eye) and I’m looking for a 3rd. I like Thor but I can’t find a fit. Leaning towards Akuma (Tatsu) as an anchor but I might run into a limbs problem. Thoughts?


I have been running Firebrand (?), Hawkeye (a), Dorm (a). Firebrand does low damage, but his potential for mix ups and resets is great. I will probably just end up using his OTG assist because his other two are pretty lack luster. One big question I do have is about Dorm’s anchor potential. I really like using him because Darkhole is great for holding opponents in block stun for Firebrand to get in and either mix/cross up or help him to use his Demon Missile H unblockable charge, but I seem to remember not a lot of people running him as anchor in Vanilla. I know this is a different game, but I was wondering if someone with much more Dorm anchor experience could give some insight to his ability to do this. I was thinking of switching to Doom (missiles), but I would like to keep Dorm.


My main team is Magnus (disruptor) Dr Strange (The Eye) Dormammu (Dark Hole)

Magnus attraction/repulsion etc + Eye along with Dark Hole cut off on my opponents movement, I also start him 1st because he still builds great meter.

Ds place on the team is 2nd to make use of the meter Magnus builds, by using SOV/ 7 Rings to punish and pop assist and just get going, not to mention he is extremely deadly with XF2 Makes use of Magnus disruptor for left or right mix ups and use of dark hole to extend combos and lock down.

Dormammu is to clean up any mess the Magus + Ds combo leave behind, with the use of dark spell TOD combos, chip kills, self unblockables XF3 etc etc.


Dorm is literally one of the best anchors in the game. Great X-factor, great ability ot hit two characters, amazing supers, great chip, great mixups, good mobility.

He’s the complete package. He even has good health.


My 2 main teams right now are zero(srk)/vergil(rapid slash)/doom(beam) my main issue with this team is that my zero isnt that good yet and im mainly eating up time which isnt good with doom as my anchor since hes free to keepaway. I do think that if i give zero another month thisll be my best team.
My other team is doom(missiles)/Vergil(srk)/sent(drones) this is my strongest team. mainly due to the fact that dooms my best character however he is also the downfall of the team. aaing and neutral contol is the issue


Most of all Dormammu has Tod dark spell combos which builds a bar, and saves your meter for chip kill usage etc in XF.


What do you guys think about Wesker/Ryu/???, who should I have as an anchor? Keep in mind I’m a beginner looking for an easier character.


Awesome. I will stick with him then. Thanks for the info. I am pretty new to these things so I appreciate any advice and opinions of veteran players.


Looking to get as much feedback as possible on the current team I have going on.

Ghost Rider (Chain of Rebutal)/Nova (Centurion Rush)/Doctor Doom (Hidden Missiles)

Any and all feedback is needed and greatly appreciated.