When it comes to building your teams, it’s important to select 4 heroes that complement each other, playing to each other’s strengths and covering each other’s weaknesses. Crafting a team can be hard — it can be easy to develop a team that works well in theory but doesn’t perform very well when it comes to certain areas of the game.
This guide is aimed at developing teams for the PvP, but the principles in it should apply to the game’s PvE content as well.
When picking your team, try to keep in mind the following.
- Valuable team members may need protecting. Characters classified in their guides as ‘Strikers’ or ‘Support’ can’t take very many hits. Keep them safe, whether it is through taunts, invisibility, etc.
- Carefully choose a Team Leader. Unless your 4 characters work exceptionally well on their own, it’s often beneficial to bring a character that has a decent Team Leader bonus into the fight.
- Consider affinity bonuses. If you are fighting 4 enemy Mystical characters, it will be hard for 4 Energy characters to take them down!
- Assess your enemies and the tricks they have in their bag and plan to counter them. If you are fighting a team based around evasions, you will fare much better by bringing characters who can’t miss.
- Working on your roster takes time. If you notice you’re having particular problems in a certain area, consider what counters are available to beat it. Develop those characters accordingly.
With all that good stuff in mind, here are some pretty fun teams we’ve used that focus on certain aspects of the game!
Batgirl (Team Leader), Batman Beyond, Harley Quinn – Mad Jester, Wonder Girl
Dodge enemy attacks, heal when they miss, and punish them with counterattacks! Batgirl, Batman Beyond and Harley Quinn make for a nasty trio, while Wonder Girl adds some affinity to the mix, preventing enemies from ramping up.
Black Canary (Team Leader), Supergirl, Wonder Girl, Power Girl
Thanks to Black Canary’s leader ability, everyone can enjoy some evasions! Supergirl helps counter some nasty revive teams in the process. Power Girl taunts to protect the team and makes up for Supergirl’s lack of damage.
Whose Turn Is It Anyway?
Nightwing (Team Leader), Red Robin, Robin, Clayface
Nightwing and Red Robin smack the enemy with random turns at all times, with all the characters enjoying invisibility and the safety of Clayface’s protection.
Back for More!
Constantine (Team Leader), Lobo, Chemo, Swamp Thing
If you face this team, be prepared to scream in frustration. If you’re running this team, be prepared for some pretty crazy comebacks. Constantine just loves Lobo’s revives and taunts. Something go wrong? Swamp Thing has you covered with even more revives! Lobo and Chemo destroy the enemy with bleeds, while Constantine enjoys those debuffs as well!
Bleeder of the Pack
Cheetah (Team Leader), Dr. Poison / Poison Ivy, Chemo, Kid Flash
The classic bleed queen, Cheetah, leads the pack and helps speed up the much slower Dr. Poison and Chemo. With Poison Ivy’s reworked passive, she can contribute to the bleeds as well while also bringing a valuable taunt that the team otherwise lacks without her. Poison Ivy works well with Kid Flash, who also helps grant some turn meter to the slower teammates.
Feel My Rage!
Atrocitus (Leader), Wonder Girl, Power Girl, Killer Croc/Batman Beyond/Giganta
Atrocitus leads his army to victory, with Wonder Girl punching well above her weight and Power Girl hitting twice at every turn! The team can be rounded out with a few decent picks; Killer Croc can handle the enemy’s pesky taunter, while Batman Beyond can strike twice with some beefy debuffs. Giganta works deliciously with Power Girl in this team — Power Girl tanks a lot of damage, enabling Giganta to gain Stamina Ups and taunts of her own. It also helps that Atrocitus, Wonder Girl and Power Girl all get Strength Ups, further feeding Giganta.
We’re All Speedsters Now
Wonder Woman – DoJ (Team Leader), Poison Ivy, Reverse Flash, Kid Flash
This team works best in PvE. Reverse Flash gains permanent speed ups…Ivy copies them to the team…Wonder Woman copies them every time she uses her basic attack. After a few rounds, your opponents will be lucky to ever get a turn.
Eat Your Greens
Medphyll (Team Leader), Poison Ivy, Penguin, Mera
Another slow but steady team that can destroy some PvE challenges. This team gets beefy, fast, with multiple failsafes to prevent anyone from dying. Medphyll and Mera grant damage immunity, while Penguin and Medphyll grant some nice shields to everyone. Mera and Ivy keep the team topped up with heals and mends, and Ivy can even copy Damage Immunity or Penguin’s Awareness to the entire team. They’re slow, but boy are they steady!
Thanks for the Assist!
Green Lantern – Hal Jordan (Team Leader), Wonder Woman – CotA, Harley Quinn – Quite Vexing, Power Girl
You thought their turn was over? Not yet — they’re calling in some back up! This team utilizes assist calls and counter attacks to pump out some pretty decent damage. Power Girl can take the hits as well as dish them out, and all of these characters have nice basic attacks that benefit from being called upon.