Rescue is a rather unique opponent in PvP in Marvel: Avengers Alliance because she almost always exists to make another hero unstoppable. In a sense, all it takes to defeat her is to defeat the rest of her team, but that is usually easier said than done. Battles that involve Rescue tend to be long and frustrating. If, like many players in the game, you are losing to her more often than you are winning, the following strategy guide will teach you how to defeat Rescue in PvP in Marvel: Avengers Alliance.
Focus Fire – Rescue’s main purpose in any PvP team is to keep a more powerful ally alive while that character destroys your team. She does this through a combination of protection, shields, healing, and status removal. If you have the ability to ignore her and strike at that enemy, than focus your attacks and never waver. If you can’t ignore her than hit her with every single attack as quickly as possible. As soon as you start splitting damage in the least you are playing into her strategy and you have already lost the battle.
Status Reset – This ability is one of the ways that Rescue completely neutralizes your team without every dealing any damage. As a quick action she can remove all negative status effects on herself and all positive status effects on your team. There is no way to counter this ability and nothing but depower will stop it. But, you can take advantage of the AI. If you put a small buff on your team or a small debuff on her, she will use this during her next action. After that you can afford to fully power up and she won’t be able to remove your buffs for the next two rounds.
Exhaustion – The most effective debuff against Rescue is exhaustion. It will prevent her from getting additional actions due to her tactician bonus and due to Flyby Attack. Since her AI always starts with Flyby Attack, this pretty much means she stops being a defensive character. Unfortunately, you can’t just apply exhaustion and ignore her, because she will probably shake it off at the start of her turn. You need to put as many negative status effects on her as you can and hope that exhaustion isn’t the one removed. If you can manage to put both exhaustion and depower on her, you can effectively neutralize her completely, because she can’t remove both in a round.
Damage Before Status Effects – Unless you have the ability to apply a lot of negative status effects at once, damage is much more important against Rescue than debuffs. She can heal herself, but only if Reconstruction Matrix survives for a whole round, which is very unlikely if you are piling damage on her. Since you never know which status effect she will shake off in a round, don’t lose damage putting them on her unless you can get an immediate benefit from them, like with exposed, or if you are putting at least three or more effects on with an attack.
Omega Sentinel – When all other heroes have failed you, put Omega Sentinel on your team. She can quickly reapply beneficial status effects after Rescue has removed them and, much more importantly, her scrapper form deals extra damage against both shields and protecting heroes. If you buff yourself a little for a round, you can easily hit her hard enough to one shot her with Plasma Blast while she is shielded and protecting.