Juggernaut – Unstoppable Force in the Contest

Champion Breakdown

About Juggernaut

Character Class: Mystic

Brief Overview: Cain Marko, transformed into the unstoppable Juggernaut by a mystic artifact, is a force to reckon with in the Marvel Contest of Champions. Known for his overwhelming strength and resilience, Juggernaut brings his relentless and brutal fighting style into the game. His primary abilities include stacking Unstoppable buffs, massive damage output from Special Attacks, and a unique interaction with the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak.

Juggernaut Origin: Originally from Marvel Comics, Juggernaut debuted as an enemy of the X-Men. Driven by a blend of personal vendetta and immense power granted by the mystical Crimson Gem of Cyttorak, he embodies the sheer force and brutality in the game.

Lore Background

Juggernaut History: Juggernaut’s history is deeply intertwined with his brother, Charles Xavier. Bitter and resentful, Cain Marko discovered the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak during military service, which transformed him into the unstoppable Juggernaut. Throughout the Marvel Comics universe, Juggernaut has been both a villain and an anti-hero, known for his indestructible nature and sheer physical dominance.

Personality Traits: Juggernaut is furious, relentless, and driven by a deep-seated bitterness. His indomitable will and single-minded focus on destruction influence his gameplay, characterized by unyielding attacks and relentless aggression.

Juggernaut's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Crimson Gem of Cyttorak, Unstoppable, Unblockable, Fury

Juggernaut’s fighting style revolves around maintaining his Unstoppable buffs and leveraging the power from the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak. His strengths lie in stacking buffs and dishing out significant damage through his Special Attacks. However, his dependency on buffs makes him vulnerable to debuffs and stagger effects.

  • Light Attacks: Quick punches that help maintain his Unstoppable buffs.
  • Medium Attacks: Powerful strikes that add Unstoppable buffs if they connect.
  • Heavy Attacks: A charged ground smash that staggers the opponent, providing utility by nullifying buffs.


  • Crimson Gem of Cyttorak: Starts active, grants +1173 Attack Rating, +25% Damage Reduction, immunity to reversed controls. Disabled by non-damaging debuffs or knockdown.
  • Unstoppable Buffs: Activated when the Gem of Cyttorak is active. Juggernaut gains Unstoppable Buffs through dashing and hitting.
  • Maximum Momentum: When at 10 Unstoppable Buffs, Juggernaut gains an Unblockable Passive, making the next blocked attack Unblockable. After the attack, Unstoppable Buffs are temporarily disabled.
  • Stagger: Heavy attacks have a 100% chance to stagger the opponent, nullifying buffs.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1 – Tremor: Grants an Energize Buff for 10 seconds, increasing Combat Power Rate by 25%.
  2. Special 2 – Aftershock: Each hit deals burst physical damage. If at Maximum Momentum, a Fury Buff grants +4692 Attack Rating for 10 seconds.
  3. Special 3 – Avatar of Cyttorak: The Crimson Gem of Cyttorak remains active for 20 seconds, granting monumental damage output. At Maximum Momentum, it stuns the opponent for 4 seconds.

Signature Ability: Gem Acclimation When activated, the Weakness Passive from the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak is reduced to 5% and becomes a Debuff. All attacks have a chance to nullify an opponent’s Buff per active Unstoppable Buff, enhancing Juggernaut's sustainability and controlled power application.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Juggernaut excels in aggressive combat, leveraging his Unstoppable buffs for increased damage and sustainability. Maintain the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak and stack Unstoppable buffs for maximum damage output. Use Special Attacks strategically to keep momentum and power gains.

Advanced Techniques:

  • Master the timing of dashes to maintain Unstoppable Buffs.
  • Utilize Heavy Attacks to keep the opponent’s buffs in check with stagger.
  • Time Special 2 to hit at Maximum Momentum for maximum burst damage with Fury Buff.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery: Finesse in managing Juggernaut's buffs is crucial. Focus on learning the delicate timing of dashes and attacks to maximize Unstoppable stacks, and when to use your Heavy Attack for stagger and nullification.

Team Composition: Juggernaut synergizes well with champions like Colossus and Hulk, boosting critical ratings and effectiveness. Positioned as a tank and damage dealer, he fits best in teams needing resilience and uninterrupted offensive push.

Synergy Bonuses:

  1. Enemies: With Colossus, Unstoppable Colossus – All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating.
  2. Enemies: With Hulk – All Champions gain +155 Critical Rating.
  3. Nemesis: With Doctor Strange – All Champions gain +5% Attack.
  4. Feel Cyttorak’s Embrace (Incoming From Colossus): With Juggernaut, Unstoppable Colossus – Juggernaut starts the fight with 3 Unstoppable Buffs active.

Countering Juggernaut

Counter Tactics: To counter Juggernaut, focus on applying non-damaging debuffs to disable his Crimson Gem of Cyttorak. Stagger and abilities that prevent buff stacking can significantly reduce his damage output.

Juggernaut Counters:

  1. Doctor Voodoo: Use his ability to place poison and power drain effects, which disable the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak.
  2. Scarlet Witch: Her probability-based abilities can nullify buffs and control the flow of the battle, disrupting Juggernaut’s stacking.
  3. Symbiote Supreme: His stagger and nullification abilities make him an excellent counter, persistently removing Juggernaut’s buffs.


Final Thoughts: Juggernaut is an invaluable addition to any roster, bringing unparalleled resilience and offensive capability. His unique mechanics and sheer power make him both a fearsome opponent and a reliable ally.

Encouragement to Experiment: Embrace the opportunity to explore Juggernaut’s potential fully. Experiment with various strategies and team compositions to uncover the many ways you can leverage his unstoppable power to dominate in the contest.

Ready to unleash the unstoppable force of Juggernaut? Dive into Marvel Contest of Champions and let Juggernaut lead you to victory!