Every time you complete a threat in the Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance, you are awarded a score for that threat. Your score is based off of how quickly you defeated your opponents, how much health you had at the end of the fight, how many opponents you faced, and a large set of other potential bonuses. One of those bonuses, called “Perfect Strategy” is both very difficult to get and grants the largest increase in score of any possible bonus. The reason it is so hard to get is you need to win the battle without any of your characters having taken damage. If you are trying to maximize your score, the following tips will help you earn the Perfect Strategy bonus more often than not.
Quicksilver – Initiative is almost entirely random in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, unless you use the hero Quicksilver who almost always acts first. Not only does he act first, but he acts twice when he does. Unless you have kitted him with nothing but attack ISOs, he probably isn’t strong enough to defeat all the enemies before the end of his turn, but he doesn’t necessarily have to do it alone. Because he acts first, you can see the order of enemies and defeat any enemies that go before your next character. Alternately, you can have him use a Chrono Accelerator to give two actions to another more powerful character immediately. In fact, if using this strategy, you should research that technology and always have a few on hand. Even if you don’t try to win the fight quickly, including Quicksilver in your party can be paired up with many of the following tips.
Alpha Strike – When all else fails, you can try to build a party that is tough enough to defeat all enemies in a single attack. If you are going to try this strategy, put nothing but attack or attack / accuracy ISOs on your team and bring heavy hitters with area attacks. Modern Thor is an absolutely perfect choice for this as is Phoenix Five Emma Frost. As for your agent, equip the Warbringer Axe if you have it and bring the highest damage area effect weapon you can find. Also, any quick action weapons will help, too. You are relying on luck that your characters go first, but you can mitigate this luck a little if you have the Savant’s Spear equipped, which shields all of your allies at the start of the battle.
Phased Protector – There are two main ways to have a protector with phasing. First you can equip your agent with a protecting weapon and then use the Sinister Sceptre to gain phasing. This will only protect allies from single target attacks and psychic enemies will completely ignore your phasing, but for a large percentage of threats, you will have a basically invulnerable team. The alternate way to do this is by having Phoenix use her Mind Link power on a character that can phase, like Kitty Pryde or Vision. This is especially effective with the Shadowcat version of Kitty Pryde that starts the fight phased.
Shielded Protector – This is similar to the above strategy but has the advantage that it can apply to a character that protects allies from single target and area attacks. The best way to work this combo is to use World War II Captain America and to equip the Savant’s Spear on your agent so all your characters start shielded. Then continue to apply shielding with other devices, like the Magnetic Field Generator, or other characters like Rescue, as necessary. If you want to double down on protection or don’t have World War II Captain America, Black Knight, Hercules, and Red Hulk can also protect allies from area attacks.
Mass Stun – If you can’t defeat your enemies in a single attack or prevent the damage, consider stunning them. A few heroes have attacks that can stun all enemies. Your agent can get one too, but it requires that your agent has burning and poisoned debuff which defeats the purpose of this exercise. A few of the Marvel: Avengers Alliance heroes have mass stun attack. These heroes are Hercules, Hulk, and Captain Britain, though Britain’s only works against non-flying enemies. Quicksilver has one too, but it is very unlikely to work in the first round of a battle. Red Hulk has an attack that can potentially mass incapacitate, but it is very random. Also, if you are facing mechanical enemies, Punisher also has a mass stun attack. Since your agent doesn’t have a mass stun, you may want to equip more conventional single target stuns on your agent. Keep in mind that stunning will almost always be completely useless against bosses and mini-bosses.
Evasion – If all else fails, consider relying on luck to get your Perfect Strategy. A handful of characters have special abilities that can evade any attack. The best of these can be found on Fantomex who grants his entire team a 20% chance to avoid all attacks. Shatterstar, Nightcrawler, and Scarlet Witch all fill this role well, too. Scarlet Witch is particularly good because her Hex Spheres attack curses all enemies causing them to randomly miss all targets with an attack. This strategy is best used against psychic enemies that ignore shields and phasing and have enough health to be too hard to defeat with alpha strikes.