Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 Guide: Tips and Strategy

MAA2 is the latest turn based marvel game to be out globally on both android and iOS. It resembles the first version but with some slight changes to the game mechanics. Here is a brief guide to help you progress through the game.

Game Basics

MAA2 Battle Screen

Let’s go over the basic mechanics of the game. You get to battle with 3 heroes in turn based combat. You got 2 heroes to start the battle while having up to 3 backup characters to switch in battle if you want. The third hero slot is an ally chosen at random. You can also switch the ally with your own characters from the backup team during battle.

Your leader skill gets unlocked at level 10.

Classes

There are 6 classes in the game, with the rock/paper/scissors relationship.

  • Tactician – Strong vs Blaster, weak vs Infiltrator
  • Blaster – Strong vs Bruiser, weak vs Tactician
  • Bruiser – Strong vs Scrapper, weak vs Blaster
  • Scrapper – Strong vs Infiltrator, weak vs Bruiser
  • Infiltrator – Strong vs Tactician, weak vs Scrapper
  • Generalist – No advantage or disadvantage.

Skills

MAA2 Battle

Each character has skills that they can use. The first 3 skills can be switched to any available ability you have acquired in the game for that specific character. Each character also have an innate ability unique to them. Depending on your character, some may require resources such as rage, power or spirit to use their skills while some don’t.

Empower(Gain XP)

MAA2 Empower

In order to level up your character, you can either fight battles or use Iso-8 and convert them into experience. Using the same colored Iso-8 for a character will grant you bonus points. For example, blasters(red) get bonus experience from red Iso-8.

Research

In order for your hero to increase the level cap, you have to research requirements to unlock them. You need to battle in specific maps to get the items to unlock the level cap.

Understanding Status Effects

There are buffs and debuffs in the game by wikia. Here are the descriptions:

Buffs

Name Effect Type
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 Adroit

Increases Speed by 25% Tactical
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 Alerted

Increases Evasion by 25% Tactical
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 Ambushing

Untargetable until this action completes Buff
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 Blocking

Reduces Melee Damage taken by 30%; removed after attacking Tactical
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 Bulletproof

Reduces Ranged Damage taken by 30%; removed after attacking Tactical
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 Clarified

Removes and Prevents Mental Debuffs Buff
Class Advantage Increases Attack, Defence, Accuracy and Evasion by 15% Buff
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 Fortified

Increases Defence by 25% Physical
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 Frenzied

Performs a free attack after making a single-target attack Mental
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 Guarded

Reduces the next incoming attack’s Damage and accuracy by 40% Tactical
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 Hastened

Next ability is Fast Physical
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 Heal

Restores some Health
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 Improved Shield

Absorbs a large amount of damage Buff
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 Inspired/All

Increases Attack, Defence, Accuracy, Evasion and Speed by 10% Mental
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 Inspired

Increases the next attack’s damage and accuracy by 40% Mental
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 Major Heal

Restores a large amount of Health
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 Precognition

Perform a free attack prior to being attacked Mental
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 Protecting

Defense increased by +20% and allies are protected from single-target attacks Buff
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 Rampaging

Increases Melee Damage by 40%; Removed if damaged Mental
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 Recovering

Restores health over time Buff
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 Resilient

Reduces status effect Damage taken by 75% Physical
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 Restore

Removes and prevents Mental, Physical and Tactical debuffs
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 Sharpshooting

Increases Ranged Damage by 40%; Removed if damaged Mental
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 Shield

Absorbs a small amount of damage Buff
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 Stealthy

Cannot be targeted by single-target attacks Buff
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 Strengthened

Increases Attack by 25% Physical
Stun Resistance Stun has reduced effects. Increases each time a new Stun is applied.

Debuffs

Name Effect Type
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 Bleeding

Takes damage after attacking or after being hit by a Sharp attack; Stacks to 3 Physical
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 Clobbered

Unarmed attacks against this character do +25% damage Physical
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 Crushed

Defence has reduced effectiveness against Blunt attacks Physical
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 Confused

Removes and prevents Mental buffs Debuff
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 Dazed

Decreases Accuracy by 20% Physical
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 Demoralized

Reduces the next attack’s damage and accuracy by 30% Mental
Distracted Provoke a free attack after attacking Mental
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 Exposed

Decreases Defense by 20% Physical
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 Flat-Footed

Provoke a free attack after being attacked Mental
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 Hindered

Decreases Speed by 20% Physical
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 Intimidated

Reduces Attack, Defense, Accuracy, Evasion, and Speed by 10% Mental
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 Ionized

Increases Damage taken from Energy attacks by 20%; Stacks up to 3 times Physical
Minor Wounding Strike Deals an additional 100% attack damage over time Debuff
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 Neutralized

Removes and Prevents Physical buffs Debuff
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 Off-Balance

Takes +75% increased damage from free attacks Mental
Purged Removes and Prevents Mental, Physical, and Tactical buffs Debuff
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 Static Shock

Taking damage after an enemy shock attack Physical
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 Stun

Next action is delayed
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 Susceptible

Increases Damage from Status Effects by 50% Mental
Targeted Projectile attacks against this target gains 25% accuracy and deals an additional 25% damage on a crit Tactical
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 Traumatizing

Deals damage which is massively increased to targets below 20% health
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 Touch of Death

Deals a large amount of damage after a time Physical
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 Weakened

Decreases Attack by 20% Physical
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 Wide Open

Increases Damage and Accuracy of next incoming attack by 40% Tactical
Wounded Taking heavy damage over time Debuff
Wounding Strike Deals an additional 200% attack damage over time Debuff

Resources and Currency

Let’s look at the main resources used in the game:

  • Silver – Your main in game currency. It is used for upgrading heroes and acquiring some power cells. When you use Ally team up, you get bonus silver. You can also gain silver by selling leftover Iso-8s, logging in daily and from PvP respin.
  • Gold – The real money currency. It is the pay to win currency. Use this to get new heroes and quickly complete tasks. Keep in mind you can gain gold as F2p by leveling up(10 gold), completing daily tasks(5 gold), connecting to Facebook(25 Gold), daily login(every 5-6 days) and story tasks.

General Tips

  • If your hero dies in battle, they receive 50% less experience after battle is over.
  • Don’t pay 5 gold for re-spins, especially on scouting missions. It is cheaper to use 5 gold to refill market surveys.
  • Focus on leveling 5 heroes of each class. Quality is better than quantity.
  • Team-up 2 similar heros removes your hero. Make sure to replace them.
  • Never buy moves for ability points.
  • When your commander level goes up you completely refresh your energy. Save your 300 CXP tasks until you have no energy and are close to a level up!
  • Keep in mind Epic bosses can only be found in Heroic difficulty.
  • When you switch heroes that have low health, they will regenerate health while in backup mode.

References: MAA2 Wikia

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