In the early days of Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Captain America was one of the hardest PvP opponents because he always went first in a battle. Quicksilver now holds that honor, even though his power set is completely different. For a hero that looks rather weak on paper, the damage he can deal is actually quite startling. If, like many players in the game, you are losing to him more often than you are winning, the following strategy guide will teach you how to defeat Quicksilver in PvP in Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
Time Displacement – Technically only Blue Costume Quicksilver has the Time Displacement special ability, but well over 90% of the Quicksilvers on defensive teams in PvP are this version. After any action taken by any character, you might see Quicksilver jump into the future. Then, whenever any of your allies act, he has a chance to preemptively attack that ally for damage that will deal roughly 1/3 to ½ the health of the ally. The only action that can’t be preempted is recharge. You can get lucky and dodge this, but since no status effect will prevent it, the only way to avoid it completely is to defeat Quicksilver. Your best choice is to try to limit the actions you take, especially quick actions, unless the hero has a lot of health and save healing until after a big hit.
First Round – Quicksilver is the best argument in the game for owning the Mystic. He generally begins most fights with Blinding Punches and then immediately uses Vortex Lariat. If you have Mystic equipped to your agent, your team will be immune to stun during the opening round. In fact, since the AI loves using mass stuns in the opening round, this is already great equipment. It is just better if Quicksilver is common in your metagame.
Bleeding – The absolute best way to defeat Quicksilver is to apply stacks of bleeding to him. He attacks twice each round and counterattacks regularly. Usually his damage for any individual attack is low enough that three stacks of bleeding damage will be comparable to the damage he dealt. He can’t even use a non-attack action to avoid bleeding since all his powers are attacks. Even if you can only get one stack of bleeding on him, it is worth it.
Remove Buffs – Damage buffs on enemies are always a threat, but they are absolutely devastating on Quicksilver. You should prioritize removing buffs from him over just about any other enemy hero, with the possible exception of Hercules. Not only does he multiply damage buffs well, but the Quickness buff he applies to himself is also removable. If you can remove a few stacks of Quickness and Strengthened in a single action, you have massively reduced his power. Even better, if you can, simply apply neutralized to him and he basically ceases to be a threat for the rest of the fight.