When building a team in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, you often want to include heroes that can apply specific status effects. A rather useful and common status effect in the game is dizzy. Dizzy enemies have their accuracy reduced by 25%. Additionally, when dizzy is applied to an enemy that is focused, the focused buff is stripped and the dizzy debuff is applied, nearly doubling the benefit of this effect. Dizzy is particularly useful because decreased accuracy can prevent an attack from hitting and thus applying a status effect. The following guide to the best heroes that can apply dizzy in Marvel: Avengers Alliance will help you choose the character that will best help your team.
Captain America – Not only can Captain America apply dizzy with his Shield Bash power, but once he has Shield Guard, there is a good chance that he will apply it to every enemy in a single round. When Captain America uses Shield Guard, he protects allies against all attacks and counters all attacks against him with Shield Bash. This generally leads to him placing dizzy on every enemy. If you have the WWII Captain America costume, he starts in his Shield Guard stance, which makes this even more likely. If your goal is to decrease the accuracy of opponents, this is one of the best ways to do it. The one downside to this trick is that you may need to make Captain America immune to negative status effects to keep it going, or else he could be neutralized with off-balance, stun, or cornered. Iron Fist can make him immune to debuffs if that is a concern.
Nightcrawler – Nightcrawler can apply dizzy with his Triple Threat power. Because the power has a chance to follow-up against every enemy in play, it can only be used every other round. The main benefit of this power, though, is the fact that it is stealthy. Triple Threat is particularly useful against bosses that are protected by other enemies. Two of your characters may not be able to attack the boss until the bodyguards are gone, but because this attack is stealthy, you can apply dizzy early and greatly reduce the chance of the boss hitting with nasty attacks.
Captain Britain – Might Makes Right not only applies dizzy, but it also applies weakened. The latter doesn’t matter if dizzy prevents the attack, but it does help mitigate damage when the attack lands anyway. In general you want to apply dizzy in order to mitigate status effects, not damage, but any attack that applies two status effects instead of one is definitely worth using. Furthermore, Captain Britain is the only bruiser in the game that can apply this status effect assuredly.
Magik – Magik can’t directly apply dizzy, but she can apply pressure points, which means she has a chance of applying dizzy. Furthermore, the attack that she uses to do this, Stepping Disc, has a 100% chance to hit and is stealthy. So while dizzy may not always be applied when it hits, the attack will always hit and never cause a counterattack. Even more importantly, Magik has two ways to use this attack. She can attack with it directly or she can counterattack with it after using Soulsword. If the latter happens, she also avoids the attack she is countering. Effectively, that avoidance performs exactly the goal of applying dizzy before it is even applied. This combination is one of the best ways in the game to keep an enemy from applying nasty status effects, especially if you have Phoenix on your team to use Mind Link to make Magik protect allies from attacks.