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. Servo-Guards appear primarily in season 1 and are one of the toughest early enemies you will run into. They are actually very easily defeated, but only if you own specific heroes or pieces of agent gear. The following guide to the Servo-Guard enemy group in Marvel: Avengers Alliance will help you defeat these enemies.
Hacked Servoguard (Blaster / Scrapper / Bruiser) – All Servo-Guards are immune to bleeding, poison, psychic, and bio attacks and are susceptible to EMP attacks. Additionally, the Hacked Servoguard exists in three class models that are all different, but share one incredibly powerful action: Malfunction. Malfunction causes all enemies to immediately take an action. For a round afterwards the enemies can’t benefit from the power and take extra damage from attacks, but the free attack from every enemy more than makes up for that. The blaster model has a single target attack that deals burning damage, the bruiser model attacks your entire team, and the scrapper model applies exposed with its attack. If you don’t own EMP equipment or heroes with EMP attacks, you want to make sure you have lots of healing and defensive abilities on your team. This model is the second most dangerous of the three models, but all are incredibly tough. You should simply choose one that hasn’t acted yet and try to defeat it before it gets an action.
Servo-Miner (Scrapper) – While the Servo-Minor looks like the scrapper version of the Hack Servoguard, it is very different. First, like all of the remaining Servoguards, it doesn’t have Malfunction. Additionally, the main attack of this model is one that deals bleeding damage, not the exposed condition. It also has an area attack, but that isn’t particularly threatening. Bleeding is annoying but not devastating, making this a moderately weak model. It is best to keep this enemy around until last and let your bruisers build up enraged stacks to use to attack other enemies.
Servo-Driller (Scrapper) – The main difference between this model and the Servo-Miner is the addition of an attack that drains stamina. This is particularly frustrating if you are trying to get a high score. If you don’t care about score, this model is actually weaker than the Miner. If you do, include a hero on your team that can restore stamina.
Servo-Basher (Bruiser) – Servo-Bashers should be your top priority in any battle. A Servo-Basher has an area attack that stuns. This enemy isn’t an easy kill, though. It can put up a personal shield that absorbs damage. You might get a brief reprieve if it uses Charge Up, but this also makes it even more important for you to defeat it quickly. Charge Up increases the damage of the Servo-Basher. The simple solution to a Servo-Basher is to include a high damage blaster in your team, and possibly more than one.
Servo-Pummeler (Bruiser) – This model doesn’t have the shield of the Basher, but it can use Charge Up as a quick action, making it a lot more deadly. Iron Man is a very good counter to this model because he has a shield that prevents him from being stunned and as a blaster he can tear through the Pummeler quickly.
Servo-Minion (Blaster) – The Servo-Minion has all three types of attacks that the Hacked Servoguards have. All three are a nuisance, but at least it doesn’t have Malfunction. Compared to a Basher or Pummeler, this enemy really is just a nuisance, but once either of those two enemies is defeated, this should be your priority. It will deal moderately high damage no matter how it attacks, so include a little healing in your team. If you have a tactician, attack it once and then use your second attack against the bruiser among the enemies, if one exists.
Servo-Soldier (Blaster) – The soldier is actually slightly less frustrating than the Minion because it gains a single target attack that doesn’t apply any type of status effect. You can hope the Soldier uses this attack and otherwise treat it like the Minion.