Nick Fury

Nick Fury – The Ultimate Battlefield Commander

Champion Breakdown

About Nick Fury

Character Class: Skill

Brief Overview: Known across The Battlerealm as a powerful leader and master tactician, Nick Fury is a seasoned combat veteran skilled in various martial arts with access to an impressive arsenal of lethal weapons. He’s proficient in espionage and combat strategy, making him a versatile and formidable opponent in Marvel Contest of Champions (MCoC).

Nick Fury Origin: Pulled straight from the rich lore of Marvel Comics, Nick Fury's MCoC iteration reflects his roles as the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a key strategist who always stays one step ahead of his foes.

Lore Background

Nick Fury History: Nick Fury has a storied history within the Marvel Universe. He is the highly skilled and experienced leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., the international peacekeeping organization. His pivotal moments include countless tactical victories against superpowered foes, as well as keeping his team alive against impossible odds with his strategic acumen. These defining traits are evident in his MCoC persona.

Personality Traits: Nick Fury is known for his authoritative, relentless, and tactical mindset. He values precision and efficiency, which manifests in his fighting style as a focus on accumulating tactical charges, using them to turn the tide of battle. He doesn’t rely on brute strength alone, but his mind is his greatest weapon.

Nick Fury's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Bleed, Internal Bleed, Unblockable, Fury’s Fury, Disoriented, Stun
Nick Fury’s gameplay is centered around his tactical charges:

  • Light Attacks: Deal rapid, precision strikes adding tactical charges.
  • Medium Attacks: Generally hits harder than Light Attacks and accumulate more tactical charges.
  • Heavy Attacks: Deal high damage and inflict longer-duration Bleed effects.

Passive and Active Basic Abilities:

  • Passive:
    • Tactical Charges: Increase damage and unlock new abilities as they accumulate.
    • Direct Counter: At 5+ tactical charges, bypasses evades and misses.
  • Active:
    • Internal Bleed: Inflicts continuous damage over time.
    • Unblockable: Fights become increasingly punishing at 15+ tactical charges.
    • Fury’s Fury: Amplifies attack power significantly.
    • Disoriented: Weakens the opponent's defenses.
    • Stun: Temporarily incapacitates the opponent for setup opportunities.

Special Attacks:

  1. Special 1: Guns Blazing - Fires rapid shots, dealing substantial damage and stacking Bleed debuffs.
  2. Special 2: Tactical Strike - Executes coordinated melee attacks, inflicting Internal Bleed and Nullifying buffs.
  3. Special 3: Director’s Rage - Unleashes a furious assault, maximizing Internal Bleed damage and ensuring prolonged stun effect.

Signature Ability: The signature ability, LMD Decoy, renders him almost indestructible. When Nick Fury drops to 30% health the first time, the Life Model Decoy breaks down, allowing Nick's real form to continue the fight with boosted abilities, especially an infinite Fury effect. This significantly enhances his damage output and longevity in battles.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Utilize Nick Fury’s tactical charges to their fullest potential. Focus on generating charges quickly to unlock his most powerful abilities, utilizing Bleed attacks for maximum damage. It's imperative to maintain an active Fury buff to keep tactical charges from expiring.

Advanced Techniques: Time your attacks to ensure tactical charges are always accumulating. Mastering the balance between stacking Bleed effects and keeping the Fury buff active can lead to extended unblockable states and massive damage output, particularly effective in boss fights.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery: Practice managing tactical charges and keeping the Fury effect active. Avoid attacks from Bleed-immune opponents and focus on using synergy and team compositions that maximize Nick's potential. Being skillful with his transitions between charging tactical points and unleashing special attacks is crucial.

Team Composition: Integrate Nick Fury with champions who can offer buffs that Nick can extend or champions who benefit from his synergies. He's a valuable asset to teams that require a balance of offensive firepower and strategic advantages.

Synergy Bonuses:

  1. Fury Tactics: with Captain America (WWII), Quake, Black Widow - Enhances tactical charge generation and Bleed damage.
  2. Range Efficiency: with Deadpool (X-Force), Hawkeye, Winter Soldier - Increases the effectiveness of ranged attacks.
  3. Shield Protocols: with Black Widow, Hawkeye - Grants additional S.H.I.E.L.D.-based buffs improving utility and tactical effectiveness.

Countering Nick Fury

Counter Tactics: To counter Nick Fury, focus on champions who reduce his ability to accumulate and utilize tactical charges. Preventing him from capitalizing on his Bleed effects also makes him less threatening.

Nick Fury Counters:

  1. Warlock: Immune to Bleed and can inflict Techno-Organic Virus to reduce Nick's tactical charges.
  2. Magneto (House of X): Shuts down many Skill champions' abilities and can prevent Nick from accumulating tactical points.
  3. Doctor Doom: Nullifies Fury’s special abilities and reduces damage potential effectively.


Final Thoughts: Nick Fury’s intricate mechanics and high damage potential make him an indispensable member of any top-tier team, especially for players who enjoy strategic combat. His ability to adapt and bolster his team's effectiveness showcases why he's considered one of the best additions to a player's roster.

Encouragement to Experiment: Test Nick Fury in various team setups and scenarios to find your unique playstyle. Maximizing his tactical charges and leveraging his special abilities can lead to mastering the true power of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most formidable director.

MARCH 12, 2019