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How to use Fantomex in Marvel Strike Force – Abilities, best team

Guns akimbo.

Fantomex is a new Mutant Blaster in Marvel Strike Force. Wielding dual pistols, he excels at attacking enemies multiple times. He is also outfitted for the new Crucible mode, adding effects to his abilities. Here is everything you need to know about Fantomex in Marvel Strike Force.

Character & kit overview

Basic – Dual Shot

  • Attack primary target for 110% Piercing.
  • On Crit, apply +1 Defense Down, up to a maximum of 5.
  • Repeat this attack 2 times.
  • When forced to attack an ally, this character deals less damage to X-Men allies.

Special – E.V.A. Assist

  • Gain Taunt for 2 turns
  • Attack the primary target for 400% damage, apply Taunt for 1 turn and apply Offense Down for 2 turns.
  • If the primary target has Taunt, target the enemy with the highest Damage instead.
  • Apply Defense Up for 2 turns to self and all Unlimited X-Men allies.

Ultimate – Stylish Shooter

  • Clear all Deflect and Evade from the primary target.
  • Attack primary target for 50% Piercing + Bonus Attack primary target 5 times for 50% Piercing.
  • In Crucible, Bonus Attack primary target 4 additional times for 50% Piercing.
  • This attack gains 10% additional damage per positive effect on the primary target.
  • This attack is unavoidable and cannot be blocked.

Passive – Two Guns Three Brains

  • On Spawn, apply Evade to self and all Unlimited X-Men allies.
  • On Turn, Heal for 20% of his character’s Max Health.
  • On Death: Apply Offense Up to all Unlimited X-Men allies.
  • On Death: Apply Defense Up to all allies.
  • On Death: Call 2 Unlimited X-Men allies with the highest Damage to attack the most injured enemy.
  • While this character has Defense Up, gain +100% chance to Counterattack.
  • Gain +10,000% Resistance against Bleed.
  • Gain +10% Dodge Chance per Unlimited X-Men ally.
  • Gain +25% Armor. Unlimited X-Men allies gain +25% Armor.

Fantomex tears through his enemies in a flurry of bullets. While his special applies Taunt to himself, his high Dodge Chance keeps him from taking too much damage. Even if Fantomex dies, he applies Offense Up and Defense up to his allies and calls his Unlimited X-men to attack the injured enemies. He also has extra resistance against Bleed, which protects him from the likes of Wolverine and Nico Minoru.

Best team for Fantomex in Marvel Strike Force

Your optimal line-up is Fantomex + Dazzler + Gambit + Sunfire + Rogue.

Fantomex pairs well with the other Unlimited X-Men. While he is a Blaster at his core, Fantomex has lots of utility that helps with survivability for himself and his Unlimited X-Men allies. On spawn, he grants them Evade, which allows them to dodge strong opening attacks. Fantomex also grants armor, making his Unlimited X-Men allies tankier with the added mitigation.

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Derrick Tomlinson

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Fan of looter-shooters, the FPS genre, Marvel and Star Wars.

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