Professor X

Professor X – Master of the Mindscape

Champion Breakdown

About Professor X

Character Class: Mutant

Brief Overview: Professor X, also known as X, is not just any mutant; he is a psychic powerhouse in Marvel Contest of Champions. Known for his abilities like Mind Control, Falter, and prowess in using psychic attacks, he stands out with unique qualities that can dominate any battle by controlling the battlefield and incapacitating his opponents.

Professor X Origin: Originating from Marvel Comics, Professor X is a prominent figure, often leading the X-Men in their quest for peace between mutants and humans. His adaptation in MCoC brings a more aggressive approach to his character, focusing on the protection of mutantkind through more direct confrontation.

Lore Background

Professor X History: Once a believer in the peaceful coexistence of mutants and humans, Professor X’s ideology shifts dramatically after learning about the potential extinction of mutants. This leads him to form the mutant nation of Krakoa under the new title "X", creating a safe haven but also a powerful force.

Personality Traits: Professor X in MCoC is a blend of intelligence, strategic thinking, and an unyielding resolve to safeguard mutant rights. His abilities reflect his cerebral nature, manipulating opponents and controlling the flow of battle.

Professor X's Gameplay Mechanics

Basic Abilities: Cerebro Charges, Mind Control, Falter, Prowess, Vigilance

Professor X’s gameplay revolves around his psychic abilities, which make him a formidable opponent. He starts fights with a significant advantage due to his ability to control opponents’ actions:

  • Light Attacks: Quick psychic energy jabs.
  • Medium Attacks: Stronger telepathic blasts.
  • Heavy Attacks: A concentrated psychic force that can charge up additional Channeling Charges.

Basic Abilities:

  • Cerebro Charges: Boosts the potency of synergies after winning fights.
  • Mind Control: Prevents opponents from using Special Attacks and gaining power.
  • Falter: Causes opponent's attacks to miss, providing strategic defense.
  • Prowess: Increases Special Attack damage.
  • Vigilance: Allows bypassing of Miss and Evade effects.

Special Attacks:

  1. Psychic Grasp - Gain 25 Channeling Charges; useful for quickly building up charge for more significant attacks.
  2. Psi-Blades - Delivers a burst of energy damage, particularly potent with Prowess buffs.
  3. Duel of the Mind - A high-damage attack that scales with Cerebro Charges, enhancing Special Attack damage significantly.

Signature Ability:

  • Krakoan Sovereignty: Increases Channeling Charge generation and Prowess Potency, maximizing damage potential during critical moments of the fight.

Strategy and Playstyle

General Strategy: Leverage Professor X’s ability to prevent enemy specials and build up your Channeling and Cerebro Charges to unleash devastating attacks.

Advanced Techniques:

  • Use mind control tactically to prevent enemy specials at crucial moments.
  • Concentrate on building Prowess through strategic heavy attacks to maximize damage during Special Attacks.

Mastery Tips

Skill Mastery:

  • Managing Professor X’s Channeling and Cerebro Charges effectively can turn the tide of any battle.

Team Composition:

  • Pair Professor X with other Mutants and X-Men to utilize his synergistic benefits fully.


  • Birthright: Wolverine, Wolverine (X-23), Colossus - Increases Special Attack damage. Colossus starts with an Armor Up Buff.
  • Habitat: Storm, Storm (Pyramid X), Emma Frost - Increases Prowess Effect Duration and enhances critical ratings.
  • Gateway: Nightcrawler, Archangel, Beast - Enhances Power gain and improves debuff effects like Bleed.

Countering Professor X

Counter Tactics: Tech champions who can bypass Mind Control or use power control mechanisms effectively counter Professor X.

Professor X Counters:

  1. Iron Man (Infinity War) - Uses Tech advantage to manage Mind Control.
  2. Vision - Power drain capabilities can deplete Channeling Charges.


Final Thoughts: Professor X is a strategic game-changer in Marvel Contest of Champions, ideal for players who enjoy a tactical approach to battles.

Encouragement to Experiment: Dive into various strategies with Professor X. Each battle offers a new opportunity to harness his psychic mastery in unique and effective ways.