The wisecracking Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool, will pester friends and foes alike in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Still, you might want to know how to use him effectively in battle. His unique mechanic alone relies on a particular squad. Here’s our Marvel’s Midnight Suns Deadpool best teammates and team comps guide to help you with the ideal characters to bring in missions.
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Marvel’s Midnight Suns Deadpool best teammates and team comps guide
Deadpool and En Fuego
Before we discuss the best teammates and team comps for Deadpool in Marvel’s Midnight Suns, let’s talk about his En Fuego mechanic. Here’s the gist:
- En Fuego is a meter that increases based on the number of enemies killed via Deadpool’s abilities. Each stack/level can increase via 1/2/2/3/4 kills. This only counts one kill per card play, even if you defeat multiple foes. Likewise, environmental and push/shove kills aren’t counted.
- One exception to the “Deadpool kills only” rule is All Together Now. The next two ally abilities that KO enemies will add to the tally.
- As En Fuego increases in stacks/level, it will confer boosts to cards, such as improved damage, wider AoE radius, lower Heroism cost, and more.
- However, if Deadpool takes damage, he’ll lose an En Fuego stack.
Given the above, a few things are made clear. First, it’s that Deadpool’s DPS is quite underwhelming (barring a few cards like Burning Sensation with high En Fuego levels). He really needs his teammates to take out hostiles, preferably with All Together Now active. Otherwise, he’ll lag behind due to not having any boosts. Second, it’s that he must avoid taking hits or he’ll lose an En Fuego stack.
If you want the best teammates or the best team comps for Deadpool in Marvel’s Midnight Suns, you’ll need to bring a tanky character in missions. The two ideal options are:
- Captain America – Cap is a great pick due to skills like Tactician, Dig In, Quick Punch, and Shield Bounce. If you can take the aggro off Deadpool, you can ensure that his En Fuego stacks are retained.
- Wolverine – And, of course, there’s Logan. Although the two don’t often get along, Wolverine’s abilities can easily grab aggro, though he won’t always hit as hard. Examples include Quick Swipe, Chain Swipe, and Eviscerate.
Damage and utility
The best teammates and team comps for Deadpool in Marvel’s Midnight Suns also include those that can deal a lot of damage (i.e., All Together Now plus kills to increase En Fuego), and those that provide nifty utility effects. In the same vein, if ever you get bad cards for your Deadpool setup, these damage dealers can carry your group to victory:
- Hunter – Considering the Hunter’s abundance of cards, they tend to offer a lot of flexibility to any squad.
- Doctor Strange – Similarly, there’s Doctor Strange. If you’re trying to reacquire the same cards you used via Agamotto’s Gaze, or just get the extra DPS via Blessing of the Vishanti, then he’s perfect for the role.
- Ghost Rider – Ghost Rider absolutely demolishes entire enemy groups thanks to Lash, Hell’s Fury, Penance Stare, and Hell Ride.
- Hulk – Hulk comes very late in the campaign, but he’ll practically smash all hostiles with ease.
Teammates to avoid
Naturally, if we’re talking about the best teammates for Deadpool in Marvel’s Midnight Suns, we also need to discuss the characters that you should avoid:
- Heavy reliance on own cards – Characters like Iron Man and Captain Marvel fall under this category. They need their own cards to acquire boosts. Even Iron Man has to use the redraw resource often, which can become problematic if you can’t get the right cards for Wade.
- Environmental kills – Given that En Fuego only increases via ability KOs, bringing Spider-Man along would be a bad idea since his specialty is using the environment to defeat opponents.
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