When building a team in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, you often want to include heroes that can apply specific status effects. The ability to follow up an attack can be granted a number of different ways. Scrappers can gain this ability naturally, while any hero can gain this ability when attacking a flanked enemy. Some heroes also have innate passive abilities that allow them to follow up attacks. The following guide to the best follow-up heroes in Marvel: Avengers Alliance will help you choose the character that will best help your team.
Hawkeye – Assuming he has the stamina and the ability to use a quick action to place pinpoint target on an enemy, Hawkeye has a 50% chance to perform a follow-up attack. What makes this hero stand out from all others is that he can chain these follow-up attacks. If the random number generator is on your side, he can potentially continue to attack the same enemy until the enemy is defeated. Even more impressive, if multiple enemies are afflicted with pinpoint target, he can potentially follow-up against multiple enemies when he uses Arrow Volley.
Black Panther – It requires a normal action and a quick action to set up, but as a tactician, it is possible for Black Panther to set up his follow-up routine in a single round. For the next two rounds, he then follows up every single attack he makes with Anti-Metal Claws, regardless of the target. Most heroes that make extra attacks have to attack a specific enemy to get the benefit. Black Panther may take a little time to power up, but he has a major advantage when it comes to making follow-up attacks because he doesn’t care about the class or status effects of the target.
Magik – Not only does Magik have a unique passive follow-up attack, but she also grants this attack to all of her allies. As long as she is in a battle, any character on your team has a chance to follow up with a flame attack. This works on both single target and area attacks, which is rare for this type of extra attack. The fire attack activates randomly, so you can’t depend on it, but it tends to activate approximately once per round. Furthermore, Magik has a second passive that lets her follow up with either a single target or area attack when she makes attacks and as a scrapper she normally follows up against infiltrators.
Hogun – Once every other round Hogun can place the flanked debuff on all enemies with Overwhelming Presence. This debuff causes any ally on your team to follow-up when making a single target attack. Additionally, Overwhelming Presence is a quick action, so Hogun can attack after placing this status effect. Hogun also synergizes with this type of attack. He can grant all allies a buff that makes them deal extra damage on follow-up attacks and he can follow up on all ally’s single target attack. This level of synergy is deadly if he isn’t afflicted with the winded status effect.
Shanna – Shanna’s Hunter-Gatherer passive special ability grants her the ability to automatically follow up any attack she makes against a poisoned target. Unsurprisingly, she can easily poison a target with any of three different powers. Furthermore, her Off the Vine power can apply flanking to a single enemy, thus allowing her allies to follow-up against a single enemy. Team her up with a hero like Omega Sentinel who can poison all enemies with a single attack and she easily gains her passive benefit and then she can turn around and grant a similar benefit to her allies with Off the Vine.