There are dozens of enemy groups in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance. Each group fields different enemies with different powers and special abilities. If you want to make battles easier, you need to understand the group you are fighting for any given battle. The Dark Elves enemy group is associated with Asgard. They may not look very intimidating, but Dark Elves have higher than normal stats, which translate to increased damage and durability. This is a terrible enemy group for training heroes. You want to use high level heroes with up to date ISOs against Dark Elves. The following guide to the Dark Elves enemy group in Marvel: Avengers Alliance will help you defeat these enemies.
Illusive – All Dark Elves have this special ability. As the first action in a battle, a Dark Elf will always switch to one of the main five classes and then gain an additional action. Due to this ability, you never know what classes you will be facing. This means you can’t afford to use heroes that are particularly susceptible to their counterclasses and you want to include heroes on your team that can apply disadvantage or generalized. Alternately, you can build your team entirely with generalists to be safe. The nice thing about Illusive is that you can take advantage of it if you can apply exhausted before the Dark Elves first act.
Dark Elf Cannoneer (Generalist) – Cannoneers are absolutely brutal. If you are lucky, a Cannoneer will use a high damage attack that applies staggered. If you aren’t lucky, the Cannoneer will apply targeted with an equally high damage attack or use a slightly weaker attack on your whole team. No matter what at least one of your heroes will receive high damage. There are a couple of heroes that can lessen the pain from a Cannoneer. If you own Spiral, Fandral, or another hero that can apply depowered, that will prevent targeted and staggered. Unfortunately, it does nothing about the area attack. A bodyguard is also very handy. Red Hulk, in particular, can protect against both area and single target attacks and heals when he does so. But even he is susceptible to critical hits, so make sure he has a lot of ISO that boost his health and defense. Finally, if you don’t want to be limited to specific heroes, make sure you include at least one hero on your team that can apply either weakened or impaired.
Dark Elf Duskguard (Generalist) – The Duskguard is essentially a Swiss army knife. It has attacks that can apply bleeding, winded, or shield breaker. That last attack is also stealthy, which can be frustrating if you are trying to use a bodyguard. Due to the winded debuff, you generally want to avoid including scrappers on your team. But, you don’t really need to pay much attention to the other two debuffs, except maybe to avoid bringing Rescue, who is much less impressive when her shields are destroyed. All of the Duskguard’s attacks are single target, which makes him much less worrisome than the Cannoneer. In fact, since you know he only uses single target attacks, consider using mind control or disoriented. This will let you take advantage of the high stats of the Dark Elves.