Hulkbuster – Armored Awe

Champion Breakdown

About Hulkbuster

Character Class: Tech

Brief Overview: Hulkbuster, created by Tony Stark, is a massive exo-frame designed to complement Iron Man's suit, specifically for subduing the Hulk. It boasts remarkable strength, heavy weaponry, and specialized armor that makes it a formidable adversary in any battle. Its primary abilities include Armor, Armor Break, and Power Control, all of which play crucial roles in its in-game utility and strategy.

Hulkbuster Origin: Originating from Marvel Comics, Hulkbuster is famously known for its role in various battles against the Hulk. This immense suit makes its way into Marvel Contest of Champions (MCoC) with features that embrace both power and technology, directly from the comics' narrative.

Lore Background

Hulkbuster History: Introduced to counter the Hulk's unmatched ferocity, Hulkbuster is Tony Stark’s response to a potential Hulk rampage. This creation has been involved in some of the most iconic confrontations with the Hulk, designed with durability and strength capable of withstanding Hulk’s colossal power.

Personality Traits: Hulkbuster, much like its creator Tony Stark, is characterized by its sheer presence and technological dominance. In the game, these traits translate into a relentless fighting style focused on overpowering opponents with brute strength and advanced combat tactics.

Hulkbuster's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Armor, Armor Break, Stun, Power Burn

  • Light Attack: Quick jab with increased chances of Armor Up.

  • Medium Attack: Powerful thrust providing higher Armor Break potential.

  • Heavy Attack: A charged hammer punch, guaranteed to inflict Shock Debuff, dealing significant energy damage over time.

  • Passive abilities:

    • Armor Up: Increases Armor Rating, mitigating incoming damage.
    • Iron Wall Mode: Enhances defensive capabilities, ideal for enduring tough battles.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1 – Hulk-Smasher: A devastating punch that stuns the opponent, with extended stun duration if breaking through an opponent’s block.
  2. Special 2 – Hulk-Blaster: Emits a powerful beam, draining power and applying Power Lock, ideal for controlling enemy power meters.
  3. Special 3 – Hulk-Buster: Drains a substantial amount of power from the opponent, inflicting multiple Shock Debuffs increasing its battlefield control.

Signature Ability: Veronica Mk II

  • Activates a potent Self-Repair mechanism recovering significant health when brought below 15% health. The effectiveness is enhanced based on the mode currently active (Giant-Buster or Iron Wall).

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Utilize Hulkbuster’s unblockable special attacks to manage and dominate the power flow in the battle, while maintaining armor up buffs to bolster its defense. The aim is to keep opponents in a state of power disadvantage while ramping up damage through continuous heavy and special attacks.

Advanced Techniques: Master the timing of swapping between Giant-Buster and Iron Wall modes to maximize either damage or survivability as the situation demands. Focus on stacking shocks with heavy attacks before launching a high-damage special attack.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery:

  • Enhance shock duration and power control through masteries to elevate Hulkbuster’s control and damage output capabilities.

Team Composition:

  • Incorporate teammates that benefit from Tech synergy or those that can exploit weakened opponents afflicted by Hulkbuster’s debuffs.


  1. Technological Competition: With Yellowjacket - Improves attack through conversion of Armor Up to Fury Buff, enhancing offensive capabilities.
  2. DON’T MENTION PUNY BANNER!: With Hulk variants - Provides defensive bonuses making Hulkbuster even more resilient.

Countering Hulkbuster

Counter Tactics:

  • Utilize champions that can bypass armor or are proficient in shock resistance, such as Magneto or Storm.

Hulkbuster Counters:

  1. Magneto: Exploits magnetic abilities to disrupt Hulkbuster’s metallic nature.
  2. Storm: With her shock immunity, she can withstand Hulkbuster’s electrical attacks while retaliating powerfully.


Final Thoughts: Hulkbuster is an asset for any roster, excelling in power control, defense, and damage capabilities. Its ability to switch roles from attacker to defender makes it uniquely versatile and valuable.

Encouragement to Experiment: With its varied mechanics and powerful abilities, experimenting with different strategies and mastering its modes will unlock Hulkbuster’s full potential. Explore and harness the power of one of the most iconic suits in the Marvel Universe!