If you don’t already own a “Transforming D-pad” controller, don’t buy one. The POS might be great for playing arcade games every now and then, but Marvel is just going to make your D-pad pop off.
With that said, I use a strange setup to play pad… havn’t met anyone else that can use it, but ->
Y -> H
X -> M
A -> L
B -> S
LB -> Assist 1
RB -> Assist 2
LT -> L (Zero, Vergil charging)
RT -> L+H (Taskmaster, Vergil supers)
Though if the buttons make sense to you as is, the main thing you’ll want to configure is your triggers to give you a “simple” way to charge and/or dash and/or perform supers. I just did my buttons that way because my brain works better with A being (L)ow/light, X being (M)iddle/medium, and Y being (H)igh/heavy; given that A is the lowest button, X is the natural middle button for the thumb, and Y is the highest button.
Also, some people manage to hold their pad in such a way that they use the D-pad and tap the buttons like they’re using a joystick by using their index and middle finger. To me that just seems overly complicated, but you might want to give that a go. For that matter some people use the analog stick like it’s a joystick, but I couldn’t even begin to explain that one.
If you need to learn to tri-jump, it might take some practice. I can do it just fine on the D-pad. Analog stick… don’t know why anyone would torture themselves such a way lol