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Which is the Best Starter Hero?
I was gonna choose hawkeye but heard he's not so great? how about Thing? and is Daredevil any good?
I think the word "best" is open to interpretation.
For myself, I enjoyed playing Daredevil the most followed closely by the Scarlet Witch.
Daredevil is a pure melee class, jumping (literally) into and out of combat with great agility. I found him a lot of fun and I intend to play him as my main.
Scarlet Witch was a pure ranged character who brings a lot of debuffs along for the ride. She is squishy, so don't get too close to anything if you want to live. Played right, her debuffs will aid in big fights.
I did not play the other starter heroes in open beta.
STORM. Love how she plays. Lightning and wind gales and flight....
Thing, okay for a tank... but I don't usually play tanks. "It's clobbering time" if you like that sort of thing.
Hawkeye was good. That's all.
Scarlet Witch? it felt like her hex spells were moving in slow motion. Too slow paced for me.
Daredevil, not so much. He bored me.
I played all 5, some more than others. Most of the starters are a bit one dimensional, and none of them are exceptional ,but they are all fun depending on what you like to play. I think it depends on what you would like to do more.
Hawkeye : He is a decent damage at range character. Pretty solid for your first pick if you like plinking away.
Daredevil: Pure melee, and fast dodgy character. takes a bit more skill to use.
Thing: good tank/melee/support type. Best used in groups.
Scarlet witch: Another ranged character, with debuffs and area attacks.
Storm: Probably the most varied powerset of the starters. mostly ranged damage, with some neat effects. The most 'superhero' of the bunch in my opinion.
I haven't decided on who I will be picking myself. I bought the Thor pack and will probably pick up rocket as well, but I have no idea who I want as my freebie.
It all depends on your play style and what you like. They are all good, in their way, but they may not be fun for you, depending on how you like to play.
My opinion on Hawkeye was that he was boring. That is not likely a problem with his character, but with me. I have played archers in other ARPG's, and playing him felt like "been there, done that", and i just couldn't get into playing the character. On the other hand, a lot of people really like him, and apparently he is much more powerful later in the game.
I cannot elaborate on Storm or Thing, because I did not play them beyond chapter 1. Not because there was anything wrong with them, but there are so many characters, I could not give them all a lot of play time.
Storm, as you would expect uses lightning and wind powers.
Thing plays like a tank with high damage melee, and ground-pound type attacks with some support abilities.
Daredevil is an acrobatic type melee character with leap attacks, combat rolls, stuns, etc. He also has a PBAoE attack, and he can throw his club. His play-style is kind of like a cross between Black Panther, and Captain America.
Scarlet Witch is a ranged magic based character with debuffs, stuns, fear, and AoE attacks.
For my play styles, I liked DD and SW the best, but other people prefer other characters. It depends on what you like.
I disagree with the comment that the starting characters are one dimensional. If you only play then for a short period of time, you only unlock a limited amount of powers, and you can't really judge them based on that. People also tend to have a bias towards the more popular characters, but the starter characters have the same depth as the others, though a different character's play style may better suit you.
My issue is that i never want to play female character.
So that only leaves Hawkeye, The Thing and DD for me. I don't like the Thing, so basically i am debating whether to start with Hawkeye or DD.
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Originally posted by nariusseldon My issue is that i never want to play female character. So that only leaves Hawkeye, The Thing and DD for me. I don't like the Thing, so basically i am debating whether to start with Hawkeye or DD.
How terribly...insecure of you!
Seriously, Pixels do not have gender, it's all in your head: Storm is awesome (almost level 30); I'm also starting to really like Thing (almost 20).
I just couldn't get into Daredevil though, feels fiddly to me, I probably don't have the mad skills required...
Hawkeye is a great DPS on single targets past 24, but is painful to level since he lacks good AoE.
'Thing' is a brawler and not a tank but can take a beating, plus has some great damage as well. It doesn't hurt his Aggressive Aura is awesome in groups, adding a ton of damage to everyone in the party
Scarlet Witch has some really incredible powerful AoE attacks making her a fast leveler and a good farmer. People either love or hate having one in a group. Fast clearing vs all the effects cluttering the screen. You may even experience getting kicked a few times by people with crappy PCs since you most likely will make them lag a lot.
Dare Devil- Haven't played him much but he almost made me uninstall as he was my first hero. Really an underpowered hero early on and NOT recommended as a starter hero.
Storm- Haven't played her but people seem to like her for the same reasons as the Scarlet Witch. Also less likely to get kicked out of groups since she's not as "noisy" on-screen
I would recommend Scarlet Witch or Thing as starter heroes. With Scarlet Witch max her circle of fire (Combustion Hex) asap. It's an awesome spell
I don't think playing a female constitutes "cross-playing" in marvel anymore than playing Chung Li in Street Fighter does.
On that note, Storm and Scarlet Witch are insanely good and insanely fun to play as well. Scarlet's AOE spells force you to time and aim your abilities, which is way more fun than spamming projectiles, and Storm's tornados let you push enemies around, making her very survivable in mid or melee range, despite being a long-bomber.
Daredevil is much more difficult to play, but you feel like a total badass when you master him, keep that in mind.
I don't like Hawkeye or Thing, despite having some great stats, because pure melee and pure ranged characters are the least interesting in this game. Using escapes, rushes, and other dexterity skills to avoid or maximize damage is the entire thrill of playing, and if you're locked into melee or standing a mile away, you don't even get to experience that.
Fortunately, the huge number of for-pay characters are a mix of melee and range (Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Deadpool, Cyclops, Phoenix, Spider Man...), so there are a lot of cool, unique playstyles available if you want one of them.
Originally posted by StonesDK 'Thing' is a brawler and not a tank
Well he can be played like that, but according to discussions I've read on the official forums, Thing is one of two tanks in the game (the other being Colossus). There's some debate over whether Hulk is a tank, as he can't take a real beating and doesn't have a taunt.
I have more fun playing my Thing as a tank, jumping in and taunting, letting the squishies do the damage - I really wish when I was playing my Storm I could find more players who know what a tank is for though, most players seem to think all the characters are pure DPS.