When building a team in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, you often want to include heroes that can apply specific status effects. Chilled is a form of ongoing damage that also decreases evasion. There are two forms of chilled in Marvel: Avengers Alliance. There is the basic version of chilled and the advanced version called deathfrost which always replaces chilled and also drains stamina each round. The following guide to the best chilled heroes in Marvel: Avengers Alliance will help you choose the character that will best help your team.
Doctor Voodoo – Doctor Voodoo offers the safest way to inflict this status effect on all enemies. Vodoun Crows is a summon attack, which means it never causes an enemy to counterattack. Additionally, since Vodoun Crows inflicts deathfrost, the damage from this effect can be increased by bane, which Doctor Voodoo can apply with Terron Attack Spell. Furthermore, Doctor Voodoo also has an attack that exploits attrition, further increasing the usefulness of this status effect. If you want to apply any form of chilled or are specifically seeking to drain stamina from the enemy, Doctor Voodoo is the safest choice because he will never cause a counterattack. Against the enemies that you most often need deathfrost to deal with, this can be a meaningful benefit.
Magik – Magik has similar advantages to Doctor Voodoo. Her attack Unleash Hell can also inflict deathfrost on all enemies and her Soulsword attack can apply bane to increase the ongoing damage. In another similarity, Magik has an attack that can exploit attrition, thus taking additional advantage of placing the ongoing damage on enemies. Unlike Vodoun Crows, Unleash Hell can provoke counterattacks. To make up for that though, it is catastrophic, which means it can’t be avoided or protected against and it can be used every single round, instead of every three rounds like Voduon Crows. The primary benefits of Magik over Doctor Voodoo is that she is a scrapper, which sometimes matters and she can apply the status effect every round when facing enemies that can remove negatives status effects.
Storm – Storm may not be the flashiest hero that inflicts chilled, but she is the most efficient. She is quite a bit less expensive than other heroes that inflict the status and her alternate costume allows her to do it as a tactician or as a blaster. This option sometimes matters. Not only does her Blizzard power inflict the status on all enemies, but it is a catastrophic attack, an advantage that has already been detailed. Additionally, Storm has a second catastrophic attack that specifically exploits the chilled status effect on enemies, offering a nice one-two punch.
Horseman of Death – Technically the base Iceman uniform can apply chilled to all enemies with Ice Capades, but the only way Iceman can take advantage of that is with Chill Out, an attack that automatically scores a critical hit against a chilled target. Horseman of Death is much more synergistic with all variants of the chilled debuff. First, Horseman of Death has the Death and Taxes special ability that allows him to counter or follow-up attacks made by or against chilled enemies. That is a huge benefit that adds up to a lot of extra attacks. And while the attack is renamed to Snowball’s Chance from Chill Out, he also still has an attack that always scores a critical hit against chilled enemies. Ice Capades is also renamed to Cold Day and instead of applying chilled, it inflicts deathfrost. This can matter when teamed up with a hero like Magik or Doctor Voodoo who can apply bane to enemies. Overall, no hero in the game better takes advantage of this condition, though interestingly, all three previous heroes are better at delivering this condition.