Marvel Rivals

All Marvel Rivals characters and their abilities explained

By Olivia Richman

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May 15, 2024

Reading time: 12 min

Marvel Rivals’s Closed Alpha has been hyping up the FPS community thanks to the action-packed, teamwork-driven gameplay and the ability to play as popular heroes and villains from comic books. Here are all the Marvel Rivals characters and their abilities.

Wondering which character will be right for you? Here is a rundown of all Marvel Rivals characters and their abilities so you can pick the best hero or villain for your story.

Currently, there are three categories. The roster is divided into Duelists (DPS), Strategists (Support), and Vanguard (Tank).

All Marvel Rivals abilities

Below are all the characters in Marvel Rivals with their abilities explained.

Black Panther – Duelist

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  • Normal attack (Left click) – Vibranium Claws: “Slice Vibranium Claws forward.”
  • Bast’s Descent (Q): “Summon Bast, pouncing forward, dealing damage, and attaching a Vibranium Mark to hit enemies.”
  • Sprint Rend (Left Shift): “Lunge forward and deal damage to enemies. Hitting an enemy afflicted with a Vibranium Mark produces bonus Health and refreshes the ability.”
  • Spinning Kick (E): “Spiral forward and attach a Vibranium Mark to hit enemies.”
  • Subtle Step (Space): “Hold Space to run on a wall; perform a jump after detaching from the wall.”
  • Spear Toss (Right click): “Toss a Vibranium energy spear forward, creating a Vibranium Force Field and attaching a Vibranium Mark to enemies in its radius.”
  • Panther’s Cunning (Passive ability): “Deal higher damage when at low Health.”
  • Team-Up ability (C) – Djalia Disc: “Magik opens a portal. Black Panther can use the portal”.

Doctor Strange – Vanguard

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Daggers of Denak: “Cast Daggers of Denak forward.”
  • Eye of Agamotto (Q): “Separate nearby enemies’ Souls from their bodies. Damage dealt to these Souls is transferred to their physical bodies.”
  • Cloak of Levitation (Left Shift): “Ascend and then enter a brief state of sustained flight.”
  • Maelstrom of Madness (E): “Release Dark Magic to deal damage to nearby enemies.”
  • Pentagram of Farallah (F): “Open portals between two locations, enabling all units to travel through them.”
  • Shield of the Seraphim (Right click): “Create a protective barrier against damage.”
  • Price of Magic (Passive ability): Dark Magic accumulates with every hit on an enemy. If Dark Magic is not released, Doctor Strange will enter a state of Anti-Heal.”
  • Team-Up ability (C)  Gamma Maelstrom: “Hulk charges Doctor Strange and Iron Man with gamma radiation. When Doctor Strange uses Maelstrom of Madness, he unleashes excess gamma energy. When Iron Man uses Armor Overdrive, he will initiate a gamma upgrade.”

Groot – Vanguard

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Vine Strike: “Launch vines to attack enemies.”
  • Strangling Prison (Q): “Fire a massive vine cluster that pulls nearby enemies to its center and imprisons them.”
  • Thornlash Wall (Left Shift): “Target a location and grow a Thornlash Wall. When Awakened, it strikes nearby enemies attacked by Groot and his allies.”
  • Ironwood Wall (E): “Target a location and grow an Ironwood Wall. When Awakened, it grants Bonus Health to Groot when nearby enemies take damage.”
  • Spore Bomb (Right click): “Throw an explosive Spore Bomb that splits into multiple small explosive spores.”
  • Flora Colossus (Passive ability): “Wooden walls near Groot will Awaken, activating an extra effect.”
  • Team-Up ability (Passive) – Friendly Shoulder: “Rocket Raccoon can ride on Groot’s shoulders, receiving Damage Reduction.”

Hela – Duelist

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  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Nightsword Thorn: “Throw Nightsword thorns.”
  • Goddess of Death (Q): “Soar into the sky and unleash Nastrond Crows from each hand at will.”
  • Astral Flock (Left Shift): “Transform into a flock of Hel crows to glide forth, press again to undo the transformation.”
  • Soul Drainer (E): “Project an explosive Hel sphere to Stun nearby enemies.”
  • Piercing Night (Right click): “Fire multiple Nightsword thorns that detonate after a delay.”
  • Nastrond Crowstorm (Passive ability): “Defeating an enemy will generate a Nastrond Crow, exploding after a duration.”
  • Hel’s Descent (Passive ability): “Hold Space to fall slowly.”
  • Team-Up ability (Passive) – Queen of Hel: “When Hela lands a final hit in defeating an enemy, she can instantly resurrect Loki in the respawn phase. If Loki is alive, a Nastrond Crow will fly to him, granting blue armor.”

Hulk – Vanguard

Bruce Banner

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Gamma Ray Gun: “Fire with a Gamma Ray Gun.”
  • Puny Banner (Q): “Transform from Bruce Banner into Hero Hulk.”
  • Gamma Grenade (Left Shift): “Launch a Gamma Grenade to inflict damage and knock enemies airborne.”

Hero Hulk

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Heavy Blow: “Swing fists forward to punch enemies.”
  • Hulk Smash! (Q): “Unleash stored gamma energy, transforming from Hero Hulk into Monster Hulk for a limited period.”
  • Indestructible Guard (Left Shift): “Generate gamma shields for Hero Hulk and nearby allies, absorbing and converting damage into energy for HULK SMASH!”
  • Radioactive Lockdown (E): “Emit gamma energy to place enemies in a quantum void that renders them immobilized and immune to all ability effects.”
  • Incredible Leap (Space): “Hold Space to perform a charged leap that allows Hero Hulk to knock a flying enemy to the ground.”
  • Gamma Burst (Right click): “Emit gamma-ray bursts to inflict damage.”
  • Team-Up ability (Passive) – Gamma Boost: “Hulk charges Doctor Strange and Iron Man with gamma radiation. When Doctor Strange uses Maelstrom of Madness, he unleashes excess gamma energy. When Iron Man uses Armor Overdrive, he will initiate a gamma upgrade.”

Monster Hulk

  • Normal Attack (Left Click) – Heavy Blow: “Swing fists forward to punch and launch frontal enemies upward.”
  • World Breaker (Q): “Grab and smash the enemy in front.”
  • Radioactive Lockdown (E): “Emit gamma energy to inflict sustained damage and place enemies in a quantum void that renders them immobilized and immune to all ability effects.”
  • Incredible Leap (Space): “Hold Space to perform a charged leap that allows Monster Hulk to knock a flying enemy to the ground.”
  • Gamma Burst (Right click): “Emit gamma-ray bursts to inflict damage.”

Loki – Strategist

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Mystical Missile: “Fire Mystical Missiles to heal allies or deal damage to enemies.”
  • God of Mischief (Q): “Shapeshift into a targeted ally or enemy hero and use all the hero’s abilities.”
  • Regeneration Domain (Left Shift): “Use Rune Stones to create a magical field that converts damage taken by allies within its radius into healing energy.”
  • Doppelganger (E): “Project an illusion that can cast some of Loki’s abilities.”
  • Devious Exchange (F): “Swap with the selected illusion.”
  • Backstab (V): “Pull out a dagger to stab enemies, dealing extra damage when attacking an enemy from behind.”
  • Deception (Right click): “Become invisible and conjure an illusion to deceive enemies.”
  • Team-Up ability (Passive) – Laufeyson Reborn: “When Hela lands a final hit in defeating an enemy, she can instantly resurrect Loki in the respawn phase. If Loki is alive, a Nastrond Crow will fly to him, granting blue armor.”

Luna Snow – Strategist

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  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Light & Dark Ice: “Fire ice shots that damage enemies or heal allies.”
  • Fate of Both Worlds (Q): “Take center stage and start dancing! Toggle between two performances: Heal allies or grant them Damage Boost.”
  • Ice Arts (Left Shift): “Fire ice shards for a short duration, damaging enemies or healing allies while restoring her own Health.”
  • Share the Stage (E): “Attach Idol Aura to an ally. Allies with Idol Aura also restore Health when Luna Snow is healing others.”
  • Absolute Zero (Right click): “Cast a clump of ice to freeze the hit enemy and restore Health.”
  • Cryo Heart (Passive ability): “Automatically restore Health when casting Ice Arts or Absolute Zero.”
  • Smooth Skate (Passive ability): “Keep moving to start ice skating.”
  • Team-Up ability (Passive) – Icy Disco: “Luna Snow infuses ice energy into Namor, who then can tap into the ice energy to power up abilities at will.”

Magik – Duelist

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Soulsword: “Slash forward with the Soulsword.”
  • Darkchild (Q): “Transform into Darkchild, gaining enhancements to all her abilities.”
  • Stepping Discs (Left Shift): “Jump through a Stepping Disc, teleporting a short distance in the direction of movement.”
  • Umbral Incursion (E): “Dash forward and launch an enemy upward.”
  • Eloritch Whirl (Left click): “Spin while swinging the Soulsword after exiting a Stepping Disc.”
  • Magik Slash (Right click): “Strike forward with an air slash.”
  • Demon’s Rage (Right Click): “Summon a Limbo demon that attacks enemies after exiting a Stepping Disc.”
  • Limbo’s Might (Passive ability): “Convert damage inflicted on enemies into Bonus Health for herself.”
  • Team-Up ability (C) – Disc Master: “Magik opens a portal. Black Panther can use the portal.”

Magneto – Vanguard

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Iron Volley: “Fire a volley of magnetic orbs forward.”
  • Meteor M (Q): “Alter the magnetic field to draw in matter and projectiles and forge a massive iron meteor, delivering catastrophic damage to the targeted area upon impact.”
  • Metallic Curtain (Left Shift): “Change the magnetic field around to form a metallic curtain, blocking all flying projectiles.”
  • Metal Bulwark (E): “Conjure a metal shield around a chosen ally. Damage taken will transform into rings on Magneto’s back.”
  • Mag-Cannon (Right click): “Convert the iron rings on Magneto’s back into a Mag-Cannon and launch a metallic mass forward. Higher stacks of rings increase damage, and full stacks Knock Back enemies.”
  • Magnetic Descent (Passive): “Hold Space to fall slowly.”
  • Team-Up ability (C) – Metallic Fusion: “Scarlet Witch can infuse Chaos Energy into Magneto to enchant his greatsword. Upon receiving the Chaos Energy, Magneto can unleash its full force, striking down enemies with his enchanted greatsword.”

Mantis – Strategist

Marvel Rivals characters and abilities
  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Life Energy Blast: “Fire an energy thorn and regain one Life Orb after a critical hit.”
  • Soul Resurgence (Q): “Release energy around her while moving, providing Healing Over Time and Movement Boost for surrounding allies.”
  • Spore Slumber (Left Shift): “Throw a spore to sedate the nearest enemy.”
  • Allied Inspiration (E): “Consume Life Orbs to grant allies a Damage Boost.”
  • Natural Anger (F): “Consume Life Orbs to grant herself a Damage Boost.”
  • Healing Flower (Right click): “Consume Life Orbs to grant allies Healing Over Time.”
  • Nature’s Favor (Passive): “Receive a Movement Boost when not injured and Healing Over Time when consuming Life Orbs.”

Namor – Duelist

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Trident of Neptune: “Toss the trident forward, reducing Aquatic Dominion’s cooldown upon enemy impact.”
  • Horn of Proteus (Q): “Summon Giganto to leap atop enemies within range.”
  • Blessing of the Deep (Left Shift): “Summon a protective barrier while flying upwards, shielding Namor while disabling movement and skills use during its duration.”
  • Aquatic Dominion (E): “Summon a Monstro Spawn that can autonomously attack enemies.”
  • Wrath of the Seven Seas (Right click): “Launch the trident forward to damage nearby enemies, then direct all Monstro Spawn to perform an enhanced attack on the nearest hit enemy.”
  • Team-Up ability (C) – Frozen Spawn: “Luna Snow infuses ice energy into Namor, who can then tap into the ice energy to power up abilities at will.”

Peni Parker – Vanguard

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Cyber-Web Cluster: “Launch forward a Cyber-Web Cluster.”
  • Spider-Sweeper (Q): “Enhance the SP//dr suit, Knocking Back enemies in its path and deploying Arachno-Mines, Spider-Drones, and Cyber-Webs repeatedly.”
  • Bionic Spider-Nest (Left Shift): “Generate a Spider-Nest at a targeted area, periodically spawning Spider-Drones and creating Cyber-Webs.”
  • Arachno-Mine (E): “Deploy Arachno-Mines that can be concealed within the confines of a Cyber-Web.”
  • Cyber-Bond (F): “Shoot a web strand that links to the targeted area or Cyber-Web. If stretched too far, it will trigger a pullback.”
  • Wall Crawl (Space): “Hold Space to crawl vertical surfaces.”
  • Cyber-Web Snare (Right Click): “Cast futuristic webbing that immobilizes enemies upon impact and creates a Cyber-Web upon hitting the scene.”

The Punisher – Duelist

  • Normal Attack 1 (Left click) – Adjudication: “Fire at enemies with Adjudication, his Automatic Rifle.”
  • Normal Attack 2 (Left click) – Deliverance: “Fire at enemies with Deliverance, his Shotgun.”
  • Final Judgement (Q): “Unleash two gatling guns and missiles to attack enemies.”
  • Vantage Connection (Left Shift): “Launch a hook to generate a cable that enables Punisher to move rapidly by pressing F.”
  • Culling Turret (E): “Deploy a Culling Turret that grounds Punisher while dealing massive damage.”
  • Scourge Grenade (Right click): “Throw a Smoke Grenade forward to obscure enemy vision.”
  • Warrior’s Gaze (Passive): “Retain vision of enemies that disappear from view for a short duration.”
  • Team-Up ability (Passive) – Infinite Punishment: “Rocket Raccoon throws an Ammo Overload Device in the target direction. Upon entering the device’s range, The Punisher receives the buffs of Infinite Ammo and Faster Firing.”

Rocket Raccoon – Strategist

  • Normal Attack 1 (Left click) – Bombard Mode: “Fire energy projectiles that deal damage.”
  • Normal Attack 2 (Right click) – Repair Mode: “Shoot bouncing spheres to heal allies.”
  • C.Y.A. – Cosmic Yarn Amplifier (Q): “Deploy a Cosmic Yarn Amplifier that grants allies a Damage Boost.”
  • Jetpack Dash (Left Shift): “Dash forward.”
  • B.R.B. – Battle Rebirth Beacon (E): “Deploy a Rebirth Beacon that revives a fallen ally and periodically produces armor packs and rocket jet packs.”
  • Wild Crawl (Passive): “Hold Space to run on a wall.”
  • Flying Ace (Passive): “Hold Space to fall slowly.”
  • Team-Up ability 1 (C) – Old Friends: “Rocket Racoon can ride on Groot’s shoulders, receiving Damage Reduction.”
  • Team-Up ability 2 (Z) – Ammo Invention: “Rocket Raccoon throws an Ammo Overload Device in the target direction. Upon entering the device’s range, The Punisher receives the buffs of Infinite Ammo and Faster Firing.”

Star-Lord – Duelist

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Element Guns: “Shoot enemies with dual Element Guns.”
  • Galactic Legend (Q): “Engage in free-flight and lock onto enemies in sight.”
  • Rocket Propulsion (Left Shift): “Boost and soar forward.”
  • Blaster Barrage (E): “Fire a frenzy of shots, causing damage to enemies within range.”
  • Stellar Shift (Right click): “Dodge in the direction of movement and swiftly reload.”

Storm – Duelist

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  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Wind Blade: “Launch forward-piercing Wind Blades.”
  • Omega Hurricane (Q): “Transform into a hurricane to draw in nearby enemies and deal damage.”
  • Weather Control (Left Shift): “Switch the weather to empower allies: Tornado grants a Movement Boost; Thunder grants a Damage Boost.”
  • Goddess Boost (E): “Channel the power of the weather to empower Storm; Tornado grants a Movement Boost; Thunder grants a Damage Boost and summons lightning to inflict damage.”
  • Bolt Rush (Right click): “Unleash a lightning bolt forward.”

Scarlet Witch – Duelist

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Chaos Control: “Use Chaos Magic to attack enemies and restore Chaos Energy.”
  • Reality Erasure (Q): “Engage in free-flight while charging energy, then unleash it to deal massive damage.”
  • Mystic Projection (Left Shift): “Enter the Projection state for free-flight. Press again to exit early.”
  • Dark Seal (E): “Land a hit on a target or the scene, or press again to generate a Force Field that periodically Stuns enemies within range.”
  • Telekinesis (Space): “Hold Space to fall slowly.”
  • Chthonian Burst (Right click): “Consume Chaos Energy to fire explosive magic missiles, damaging enemies.”
  • Team-Up ability (Passive) – Chaotic Bond: “Scarlet Witch can infuse Chaos Energy into Magneto to enchant his greatsword. Upon receiving the Chaos Energy, Magneto can unleash its full force, striking down enemies with his enchanted greatsword.”

Spider-Man – Duelist

  • Normal Attack (Left click) – Spider-Power: “Swing fists forward to strike, dealing extra damage to the enemy with a Spider-Tracer.”
  • Spectacular Spin (Q): “Launch Web-Clusters all around to damage and Stun enemies.”
  • Web-Swing (Left Shift): “Shoot a strand of webbing to swing.”
  • Get Over Here! (E): “Shoot webbing to reel in the hit enemy. If the enemy is tagged with a Spider-Tracer, Spider-Man will get pulled to them instead.”
  • Amazing Combo (F): “Launch an enemy upward, dealing extra damage to the enemy with a Spider-Tracer.”
  • Thwip and Flip (Space): “Perform a double jump.”
  • Web-Cluster (Right Click): “Shoot a Web-Cluster that deals damage and attaches a Spider-Tracer to the hit enemy.”
  • Spider-Sense (Passive): “Give a warning of enemies that have been around.”
  • Wall Crawl (Passive): “Press Space to crawl on vertical surfaces, and use Left click to run on them.”

This is all you need to know about Marvel Rivals characters and their abilities.

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