When building a team in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, you often want to include heroes that can apply specific status effects. Soulfire is an improved version of burning. It replaces burning when applied, dealing the same ongoing damage, but also removes beneficial status effects from the target when first applied. This ability to remove status effects is the main reason to use soulfire on your team. The following guide to the best soulfire heroes in Marvel: Avengers Alliance will help you choose the character that will best help your team.
Doctor Voodoo – Doctor Voodoo is a perfect choice if you want soulfire on your team, because his first level attack, Terron Attack Spell, applies it to a single enemy and can be used every round. Additionally, Terron Attack Spell also applies bane which increases the damage the enemy takes from the ongoing damage portion of this status effect. Finally, Doctor Voodoo’s second level attack power exploits attrition, allowing you to further take advantage of the fact that an enemy has been inflicted with soulfire.
Ghost Rider – Ghost Rider has a unique advantage amongst all heroes that can apply this status effect. He has two separate attacks that can inflict it, though both have limitations. Damnation Chains inflicts soulfire on any target that is already poisoned. This may sound difficult to assure, but Damnation Chains inflicts poisoned on enemies and if you attack an infiltrator with this power, the first attack will poison and the second will inflict soulfire. Highway to Hell works differently. It attacks a single target and all enemies other than the target you attacked receive this debuff. It is a rare power that allows you to attack one enemy and strip buffs from the other enemies. This can be useful when there is a buff you desperately need to strip from an enemy, but you don’t want to risk counterattack by attacking that enemy directly or a protecting enemy prevents attack altogether.
Magik – Magik is the only hero in the game that can assuredly inflict soulfire on all enemies with a single attack. Her drawback is that she needs a round to set this up. She needs to have at least one stack of soul charge in order for Unleash Hell to apply this status effect. This isn’t a huge drawback because you rarely want to strip buffs on the first round of combat and her first action in any battle is always to use one of her two attacks that grants her a stack of soul charge. Additionally, Unleash Hell is a catastrophic attack, so there is no way for an enemy to prevent it or avoid it. When you need to put soulfire on an entire enemy team, Magik is the character for the job.
Satana – Satana is unique in a couple of ways. First, she has the potential to add soulfire to any enemy hit with any of her attacks, assuming she is currently affected by the bane debuff. This is not a difficult prerequisite since her Fires of Hell attack puts bane on her. She can then use the attack again to potentially inflict soulfire on all enemies or use her single target attacks to be more controlled about who she attacks. Additionally, she is one of only two characters in the game that can inflict this status effect that isn’t a scrapper or a blaster. The other one is Spiral and her ability to do it is even more random than Satana’s ability.