Iceman – Master of Frost and Ice

Champion Breakdown

About Iceman

Character Class: Mutant

Brief Overview: Known as Robert 'Bobby' Drake, Iceman is one of the original members of the X-Men. His mutant powers enable him to drastically reduce temperatures, transform his body into organic ice, and manipulate moisture around him into frosty weaponry. Iceman's potential in controlling his cryokinetic abilities is vast, making him a formidable opponent in any battle.

Iceman Origin: Originally from Marvel Comics, Iceman's inclusion in Marvel Contest of Champions brings a beloved character from the comic universe into interactive gameplay, leveraging his unique abilities in new and exciting ways.

Lore Background

Iceman History: As the second member of the original X-Men, Iceman has played a pivotal role in many of the group's battles and story arcs. His powers were greatly expanded when he was temporarily possessed by the telepath Emma Frost, revealing deeper layers of his cryokinetic capabilities and setting new boundaries for his abilities.

Personality Traits: Iceman is often portrayed with a cool and sometimes humorous demeanor, which aligns with his control over ice and cold. His ability to remain calm under pressure and deliver witty one-liners even in dire situations reflects in his strategic and somewhat relaxed fighting style in the game.

Iceman's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Organic Ice, Frostbite, Coldsnap

  • Light Attacks: Quick jabs that can rapidly apply Frostbite Passives.

  • Medium Attacks: Stronger hits with a higher chance to apply Coldsnap, disrupting enemy movements.

  • Heavy Attacks: Iceman uses his powers to launch a concentrated chunk of ice, detonating Frostbite Passives for increased damage.

  • Passive Abilities:

    • Organic Ice Immunity: Grants immunity to various effects like Incinerate, Bleed, and Poison.
    • Ice Armor: Automatically activates at the start, providing damage reduction and negating stun when shattered.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1: Chill Out - This attack inflicts a Coldsnap Debuff, stopping enemies from evading and laying down additional Frostbite for extra damage.
  2. Special 2: Blizzard - A powerful surge that uses up Ice Armor to significantly boost attack rating while detonating all active Frostbite Passives for massive burst damage.
  3. Special 3: Ice to Meet You - Delivers profound energy damage through Coldsnap and instantly reforms Ice Armor, preparing Iceman for sustained combat.

Signature Ability: Absolute Zero - Enhances Frostbite application rates during Coldsnap and allows quicker reform of Ice Armor at battle onset.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Utilize Iceman’s abilities to keep opponents under constant pressure with Coldsnap and strategically detonate Frostbite with Heavy and Special 2 Attacks for bursts of high damage.

Advanced Techniques: Mastering the timing between applying and detonating Frostbite, coupled with maintaining Ice Armor, can make Iceman withstand and deal significant damage.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery: Understanding the cadence of Iceman’s Frostbite application and leveraging the protective capabilities of Ice Armor are key to mastering his gameplay.

Team Composition:

  • Iceman works well with characters that benefit from or supplement his Cold and Frost conditions.


  • Enemies: Magneto, Hyperion - Enhances critical ratings.
  • Rivals: Spider-Man (Classic) - Boosts critical damage ratings.
  • Teammates: Ghost Rider, Black Widow - Increases perfect block chance.

Countering Iceman

Counter Tactics: Champions that can bypass or are immune to cold-based effects, like Mephisto or Human Torch, can be effective against him.

Iceman Counters:

  1. Mephisto - Uses his incendiary capabilities to counteract cold.
  2. Human Torch - His heat-based abilities pose a natural resistance to Iceman's cold effects.


Final Thoughts: Iceman’s versatility with cold control and defensive capabilities makes him a valuable asset in both offensive and defensive roles in MCoC.

Encouragement to Experiment: Each player might find unique ways to leverage Iceman's icy arsenal, so experimenting with different tactics and synergies can help in uncovering the most effective strategies.