Kingpin – The King of Crime

Champion Breakdown

About Kingpin

Character Class: Skill

Brief Overview: Wilson Fisk, infamously known as Kingpin, is the ruthless ruler of New York City's underworld. With his extraordinary physical strength and cunning intellect, Fisk commands respect and fear alike. In Marvel Contest of Champions (MCoC), Kingpin wields his powers of intimidation and physical prowess to dominate the arena, specializing in debuff manipulation and overwhelming force.

Kingpin Origin: Originating from Marvel Comics, Kingpin is a major antagonist in the Spider-Man and Daredevil storylines. Known for his dominance in the criminal underworld, his inclusion in MCoC allows players to harness his formidable abilities and strategic mind.

Lore Background

Kingpin History: Wilson Fisk's backstory is deeply rooted in organized crime. Rising to power through ruthless tactics and unparalleled strength, he has clashed with iconic heroes like Spider-Man and Daredevil. His relentless quest for power and control is reflected in his in-game abilities and fighting style.

Personality Traits: Kingpin is known for his ruthless and calculated nature. His strategic mind is always seeking opportunities to gain the upper hand, influencing his gameplay by leveraging debuffs and turning them into strengths. His imposing presence and relentless pursuit of power make him a formidable opponent.

Kingpin's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Rage, Overpower, Degeneration, Unstoppable

Kingpin utilizes his massive strength and debuff interactions to overpower opponents. He excels at purifying debuffs and converting them into powerful buffs that enhance his offensive capabilities.

Light, Medium, and Heavy Attacks:

  • Light Attacks: Quick punches that build towards his special attacks.

  • Medium Attacks: Powerful strikes that can disrupt opponents.

  • Heavy Attacks: Charging physical attacks that grant Unstoppable buffs and increased physical resistance.

  • Passive and Active Basic Abilities:

    • Always Active:
      • Base Regeneration Rate is set at 50% instead of the normal 100%.
      • Immune to all effects that modify Regeneration Rate, except Poison.
    • Rage:
      • Gain a Rage Debuff with no inherent effect.
      • 60% chance to purify a non-Rage Debuff and gain 1 Rage.
      • Gain 1 Rage when taking damage, evading, or auto-blocking (with cooldowns).
    • Incoming Debuffs:
      • Increase Attack Rating and Combat Power Rate when Kingpin has debuffs.
    • Overpower (8+ Debuffs):
      • Purify 8 Debuffs to gain Overpower Buff, increasing Attack Rating and making Special Attacks Unblockable.
    • Heavy Attacks:
      • Gain Physical Resistance and Unstoppable Buff.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1 - Dirty Deeds:

    • Inflicts a Degeneration Debuff, reducing opponent's Attack Rating and Defensive Ability Accuracy.
  2. Special 2 - Eliminate the Competition:

    • Grants an Unstoppable Buff and builds Rage with each hit.
  3. Special 3 - Self Made Man:

    • Gain Rage and refresh Overpower Buffs, inflicting a Stun Debuff.

Signature Ability: True Nature

  • Enhanced Rage:
    • Starts the fight with 2-4 Rage.
    • When Overpower Buff ends, gain additional Rages with a high chance of activation.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Use Kingpin's ability to convert debuffs into buffs to your advantage. Keep stacking Rage and Overpower Buffs to maximize damage output and maintain offensive pressure. Utilize Heavy Attacks and Special 2 to stay Unstoppable and reduce incoming damage.

Advanced Techniques: Master the timing of Heavy Attacks to maintain continuous Unstoppable Buffs. Chain Special Attacks to keep the pressure on opponents and capitalize on the reduced defensive abilities caused by Special 1's Degeneration Debuff.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery:

  • Mastering Kingpin requires understanding the timing and management of debuffs and buffs. Strategic use of Heavy Attacks and Special 2 can make Kingpin nearly unstoppable.
  • Team Composition:
    • Synergize with champions who can provide additional debuffs or synergize well with debuff-heavy gameplay.

Synergy Bonuses:

  1. Bane of Hell’s Kitchen: Daredevil, Daredevil (Hell's Kitchen)

    • Kingpin: +15% Attack Rating and cannot be Passively Evaded while Unstoppable.
    • Daredevil: +60% Precision Buff Duration.
  2. Competition: Joe Fixit, The Hood

    • Kingpin: +100% Rage Purify Ability Accuracy.
    • Joe Fixit: +20% Attack Rating if the opponent has debuffs.
    • The Hood: +25% Invisibility Duration.
  3. Defender’s Destroyer: Iron Fist, Iron Fist (Immortal), Elektra, Luke Cage

    • Kingpin: Start the fight with 2 Rage.
    • Iron Fist: +25% Armor Break Duration and Potency.
    • Elektra: +25% Bleed Ability Accuracy & Duration.
    • Luke Cage: Up to +60% Attack Rating based on Physical Resistance.
  4. Rivals: Mister Sinister, M.O.D.O.K., Ultron, Loki

    • All Champions: +115 Critical Damage Rating.

Countering Kingpin

Counter Tactics:

  • Lower Kingpin's Ability Accuracy to disrupt his debuff shrugging mechanics.
  • Use champions that can nullify buffs to remove his Unstoppable and Overpower Buffs, limiting his damage potential.

Kingpin Counters:

  1. Archangel: Reduce Kingpin's Ability Accuracy and prevent him from shrugging off Poison and Bleed debuffs.
  2. Doctor Voodoo: Utilize his ability to nullify buffs and control the fight with power control.
  3. Magik: Power lock and limit Kingpin's access to Special Attacks, reducing his threat level.
  4. Quake: Evade tactics to avoid damage and slowly chip away at Kingpin without triggering Rage.


Final Thoughts: Kingpin is a powerhouse in Marvel Contest of Champions, leveraging his debuff manipulation and raw strength to dominate his foes. His strategic depth and synergy bonuses make him a valuable addition to any player's roster.

Encouragement to Experiment: Dive into the game with Kingpin and explore his unique abilities. Find your own strategies and master this formidable character to unleash his full potential in the contest.