Character Rankings: 4*

From February to July 2017, the number of 4*s available in tokens were limited to the last 12 released characters.  Starting July 27 all 4*s were added back into tokens, referred to as vintage characters. The odds were modified, however, so you have approximately three times the odds to receive one of the latest 12 characters rather than one of the vintage characters. Because of this, to make the most of any legendary tokens you open, it makes the most sense to concentrate on rostering and building those 12 characters first since they are the characters you will receive the most covers for (and thus cover, and then champion, faster).  So this ranking first looks at the 12 characters with higher odds in tokens, then takes a look at the rest of the 4*s.

Latest 12 Characters:

Below is a ranking of the latest twelve 4* characters.  Check back soon for our full write-ups of each character.

  1. Vulture (Adrian Toomes). Vulture quickly became a highly sought-after character soon after his release into the game.  His signature ability, “Circling Prey” costs 6 black AP and sends Vulture into the air for two turns.  While he is airborne, he generates AP… at five covers each turn Vulture is generating 4 green, 3 blue, 2 black and 1 red AP.  This ability has already earned him the nickname “Battery Bird” by the Puzzle Warriors 3.  This AP generation can either fuel other characters or Vulture himself.  Vulture’s second power costs 9 green AP; it creates a 3-turn countdown tile that does single target damage.  This also has a passive component: if the countdown exists when Vulture returns from being airborne, then the countdown is removed and he does the damage to the enemy team instead. His third ability costs 10 blue AP.  It deals damage and also destroys random enemy strike, protect and attack tiles (up to 4 at cover level 5); it also has a passive ability that when he is airborne it will drain 10 blue AP and fire off this power, but will also remove invisibility and countdown tiles.
  2. Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse).
  3. Rogue (Classic).
  4. Rocket & Groot (Awesome Mix Volume 2).
  5. Cloak & Dagger (Classic).
  6. Gamora (Awesome Mix Volume 2).
  7. Lockjaw (Royal Bulldog).
  8. Nico (Runaways). 
  9. Nightcrawler (Classic).
  10. Yondu (Awesome Mix Volume 2).
  11. Sandman (Flint Marko).
  12. The Hulk (The Main Event). 

Continue on to Page 2 to read about vintage and limited-time 4* characters…