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Anchor character tiers for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 by the EventHubs community

Posted by Catalyst
November 29, 2012 at 3:47 p.m. PST
Anchor character tiers for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 by the EventHubs community We've tallied the results of the anchor tier listings for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, as voted on by the EventHubs community. We asked our readers to assign letter grades ranging from S (the best) to D (the worst) for each of the game's 50 cast members in an effort to see who people thought the best anchor characters were.

You can check out our assist tiers and character tiers for UMvC3 that were previously compiled by the EventHubs community.

Important reminder: The characters are sorted alphabetically in their respective letter grades. Hit the jump the check out the tier list.

S
Dr. Doom, Dormammu, Phoenix, Strider, Vergil, Wesker
A
Akuma, Amaterasu, Arthur, Dante, Hawkeye, Magneto, Morrigan, Nova, Sentinel, Spencer, Super-Skrull, Taskmaster, Wolverine, Zero
B
C. Viper, Deadpool, Dr. Strange, Felicia, Frank West, Hulk, Jill, MODOK, Ryu, Spider-Man, Storm, Trish, Viewtiful Joe, X-23
C
Captain America, Chris Redfield, Chun-Li, Firebrand, Haggar, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Nemesis, Rocket Raccoon, She-Hulk, Shuma-Gorath, Thor, Tron Bonne
D
Ghost Rider, Hsien-Ko, Phoenix Wright
You can check out how the individual voting went here.

Credit goes to Snipeclips, Zombiebrian, OffDaCheney, Fatmus2 and Keyblade and everyone who voted for seeing this project through.

Comments

Mochawhitey said on November 29, 2012 at 3:48 p.m.

Seems pretty accurate

#1
andresmaster said on November 29, 2012 at 3:50 p.m.

Turnabout Phoenix Wright can also be B Tier... but anyway, someone hardly uses him =(

Just saying, though

#2
Tragedy said on November 29, 2012 at 3:56 p.m.

...No.

#3
J_Tier said on November 29, 2012 at 4:02 p.m.

Dunno about Sent being A tier. He's got such a huge hitbox and is clunky as hell. Good assist, mediocre anchor.

#4
KTProsper said on November 29, 2012 at 4:02 p.m.

Pretty good in my opinion.. I forgot Authur even exist though lol..still a good character..Im surprised Dieminion doesnt use him

#5
dvanston said on November 29, 2012 at 4:08 p.m.

As a PW user, if you have turnabout, XF, cell phone and at least 2 meters, you can confirm two incoming characters kills no prob. You just win. Cell phone pushes into corner, cancel into maya, she holds them there. They have to take the low when she falls on her face you just jump finger (true unblockable) then low finger then low finger infinite.

#6
dvanston said on November 29, 2012 at 4:09 p.m.

Not saying he's B tier or even C, just doling out some info on his anchor potential if you have the patience for his play style.

#7
Eye_of_Orochi said on November 29, 2012 at 4:11 p.m.

@ 4

I've seen plenty of 1v3 comebacks with Sentinel that will make me say otherwise. What is "clunky" supposed to mean? If you mean slow, you must not have ever seen Sentinel in flight during X-Factor 3. IMO, his size hurts him more as an assist than it does when he's actually out on the field.

#8
HyperViperNZ said on November 29, 2012 at 4:13 p.m.

Wouldnt say Rocket Raccoon is that low. His pendulum assist is godlike and he's extremely difficult to defeat if he has lvl3 Xfactor. Being the smallest cast member is also a bonus for him. He's pretty bad on point though.

#9
Bluur said on November 29, 2012 at 4:19 p.m.

Doc Doom as a 2nd slot is amazing, but I question him being an S tier anchor. Maybe A tier. He is an S tier assist, but a B or B+ last character.

#10
100thMonkey said on November 29, 2012 at 4:20 p.m.

The general and assist tiers were alot better. Doom really is not an S anchor, he gets zoned out way too easy if the opponents characters are zoning based. He would be a low A at best imo. Certain character need a general swap around but hey, tiers are often very opinionated with differences to and from each player and the characters they face.

#11
azik21 said on November 29, 2012 at 4:21 p.m.

This doesn't seem good at all. My biggest problem is Doctor Strange being so low but whatever I guess different people can't fight certain characters.

#12
Clamper said on November 29, 2012 at 4:22 p.m.

People cant tell things apart. Doom and Dormammu arent "S", X23 is better than all "A" besides Magneto and Amaterasu ...

#13
danielcaveira said on November 29, 2012 at 4:26 p.m.

Hulk is at best C anchor

#14
xanderglz said on November 29, 2012 at 4:32 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#15
100thMonkey said on November 29, 2012 at 4:36 p.m.

Actually scratch what i originally posted, the assist tier was better, the general tier is messed up too, Vergil only A? etc Again i compliment the idea and theory, but practically, it just doesn't work.

Always interesting to read though

#16
tequilasauer said on November 29, 2012 at 4:40 p.m.

Zero is not that good of an anchor. As amazing as he is, I don't think he works well without an assist. I think he's closer to B, Spencer too. Spencer is VERY limited on the battlefield without an assist. No real mixup potential on his own. I'm more scared by an anchor Captain America than I am by Spencer. Morrigan is the same. I think Spencer, Morrigan, and Zero should be B.

Also, Raccoon is SO underrated and should be higher. A good raccoon is nasty in this game.

Other than that, I pretty much agree with the rest of this.

Also, Dante IS godlike. One of the best neutral and corner mixup games without an assist in Marvel. People just don't want to take the time to learn him.

#17
illness690 said on November 29, 2012 at 4:45 p.m.

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#18
Simba_v7 said on November 29, 2012 at 4:48 p.m.

Phoenix Wright should have an * next to his name.

#19
tequilasauer said on November 29, 2012 at 4:59 p.m.

Wolvie's BFFs are Akuma and Frank. And Vergil goes with everyone, so I'd say Wolvie/Vergil/Akuma would be good.

#20
IMainDanHibiki said on November 29, 2012 at 5 p.m.

Agreed, they should have had a separate tier for Phoenix's Turnabout mode.

That stuff is really intense.

#21
100thMonkey said on November 29, 2012 at 5:02 p.m.

@18 Akuma with tatsu works pretty well, helps getting in and help Wolverine extend after his OTG. Ironman with unibeam assist might be pretty good aswell, PR Balrog has dirty mixups with Doom's Plasma Beam, however their assists might be different enough to not be as effective

#22
Lomito said on November 29, 2012 at 5:04 p.m.

anchor dorm better than akuma? da fuq :o

#23
danielcaveira said on November 29, 2012 at 5:13 p.m.

iron man sould be B and hulk C. Dorm shouldn't be higher than akuma

#24
hairywigwam said on November 29, 2012 at 5:28 p.m.

Surprised Haggar isn't higher. Lariat cancel so good. And so many shenanigans on incoming characters

#25
illness690 said on November 29, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#26
Veezy said on November 29, 2012 at 5:35 p.m.

Dorm is an A anchor, Hulk is a C anchor, Doom is an A anchor, Wesker is an A anchor, Sentinel is B, X-23 A, Taskmaster's a B

#27
Sushiroks said on November 29, 2012 at 5:36 p.m.

I'm still personally most terrified of Arthur, Skrull, and Abegen's She-Hulk, if I ever played him somehow. Arthur jumps around like crazy and Skrull is so random that the fight becomes a guessing game on both sides.

#28
roarmonster said on November 29, 2012 at 6:06 p.m.

this list shows how many scrubs frequent eventhubs, not even close to accurate. People who don't see how this is off need to gain some character knowledge beyond the first two weeks of this game or online play.

#29
mrdrofficer said on November 29, 2012 at 6:07 p.m.

As someone who usually critiques, I find this list, nay all Eventhubs lists, to be highly accurate. Absolutely no qualms from me.

#30
hellno650 said on November 29, 2012 at 6:09 p.m.

Zero can lightning loop without sougenmu in XF3, plus his mix ups are ridiculously fast definitely A or higher Tier.

#31
Gpop said on November 29, 2012 at 6:16 p.m.

I would question Hsien-ko but the thing is, is starting her on point, getting her hyper armor activated and putting her anchor considered being anchor? Because if so she should be A LOT higher with the Senpu-bu assist. it's amazing since she can't flinch so it's great to use as punish.

#32
thf24 said on November 29, 2012 at 6:17 p.m.

It seems like a lot of the votes in this one came from knee-jerk reactions to comebacks by top players with characters who weren't even their anchors.

#33
tequilasauer said on November 29, 2012 at 6:37 p.m.

#33

I kind of agree. I'm still blown away by Spencer anchor being A tier. I've been rocking Spencer since Vanilla and despite what Combofiend has done in Year 1 of that game, Spencer is extremely limited without a good horizontal assist. The overhead is slow to come out; he really doesn't have much that a decent player won't see coming from a mile away. Amazing on point, but not so much on anchor.

#34
BeatNinja said on November 29, 2012 at 6:39 p.m.

Phoenix? S Tier? Really? I think her and Zero should have swapped places....

#35
tequilasauer said on November 29, 2012 at 6:41 p.m.

#35

She has one of the best teleports in the game and her meta game contains within it the single best character in the entire game. No character in the game has more instances of cleaning out the entire team on the other end than Dark Phoenix.

Additionally, the fact that Phoenix herself is actually pretty friggin' good on her own doesn't hurt either.

#36
jesuslovessatan said on November 29, 2012 at 7:26 p.m.

@29 please inform everybody of your godlike knowledge of the game. we are all here to hear your enlightening words bless our young fragile minds. get the f@ck over yourself worm. this is a community poll. a community that you should be more appreciative of. thanks eventhubs.

on topic: if you don't think Dorm is S tier anchor, seriously try to play with/against him with 4 or 5 meters. chaotic flame and sphere are prolly the best supers (along with vishanti) in xfactor. chip all day son/s(girl/s)

#37
jesuslovessatan said on November 29, 2012 at 7:33 p.m.

also, sentinel is pretty nasty in xfactor and i believe he's right where he should be. only one 5 hit combo and it's over. and i mean literally, b4 all the stupid "they all kill in 5 hits on xfactor" starts. literally 5 hits.

#38
koolersama said on November 29, 2012 at 8:04 p.m.

@29 i AGREE. this list is bogus.looks more like a popular character list then a tier list.

#39
gam3fr33k said on November 29, 2012 at 8:22 p.m.

Akuma A tier anchor? Lol riiiiiight

#40
LordJim said on November 29, 2012 at 8:48 p.m.

Well, the list was doomed from the beginning , so no surprise.

#41
selenabryan62 said on November 29, 2012 at 9 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#42
roarmonster said on November 29, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.

@37

why do I say this list is ass? Because the placements are either skewed by how good the x-factor is or how good the assist is, and a lot of people seemed to not consider both (with some just having dated views entirely). You HONESTLY think that Dormammu, with his awful assists, deserves S tier? Not only that, but if he needs 4 or 5 meters to be as effective as possible, like you stated, thats a huge hinderance. A lot of his metagame without x factor is revolved around having assists of his own, and he has to eat a mixup on incoming before he can get spells up, which is a huge part of his usual game. Does he have advantages in anchor? Sure. Is he one of the best anchors in the game, and is that even his most effective location as a character? No. I don't have to go in on the rest of the list, it is obviously sub par, and Ive wasted enough life on this as is

#43
The_Barry_Gibb_Talk_Show said on November 29, 2012 at 9:57 p.m.

decent anchor tier list but I see 2 things wrong offthe bat;

Captain America is A tier anchor, possibly even S.

Viewtiful joe is C or D at best

#44
Janitor4290 said on November 29, 2012 at 10:18 p.m.

I do not agree with Dr. Doom being S-tier. He's just way to sluggish.

#45
The_Barry_Gibb_Talk_Show said on November 29, 2012 at 10:24 p.m.

another thing:

the only characters that belong in S tier are Phoenix, Strider, and maybe, maybe, maybe Wesker as these characters were obviously designed to be powerful as they have unpredictable teleport crossups. Vergils teleport, whhile good, is still predictable

Doom and Dorm dont belong in S tier. A tier at best. I said cap america in S because if we are going to put the un-demonic characters in S tier than he belongs there as much as anyone.

#46
SpadeHand said on November 30, 2012 at 12:21 a.m.

This may as well serve as a tier list in general.

#47
xBMxSage said on November 30, 2012 at 12:32 a.m.

My only problem with this is Sentinel being in A. Just because you see a lot of Sentinel combacks doesn't necessarily make him that great of an anchor. His hitbox is just way too big and he's too easy to avoid. All you have to do is runaway to the best of your current character's abilities and tech grabs accordingly.

#48
LordJim said on November 30, 2012 at 1:39 a.m.

@47
Wesker's teleport recovery is the worst in the game and the easiest to react. It's just distance based instead of opponent based, but of you are familair with it, it's as easy to spot as anything. Never mind that unlike Wesker, he can ceither use meter (Swords) or even roundtrip to keep them safe. Vergil's recovery for his teleports is the same as Strider's (save for Vahjra H of course).
And teleports being the key factor in anchor tier, where they have no assists to cover them in general? Genius.

#49
EMP_FecalMatter said on November 30, 2012 at 2:07 a.m.

no way Doom is S-tier. he can't do much against a full zoning team even with XF

#50
Galaxy said on November 30, 2012 at 4:10 a.m.

I definitely do not feel as though Frank West deserves to be A tier, maybe in the hands of Noel brown or J.Wong, but generally speaking he is completely A** on his own until level 3 (he get's better at lvl 2 but that's still not saying much), even when he has good assists he is not somebody I and probably anyone else would want on point. Speaking Frankly (pun intended)he's a good assist character, but that's it imo, everything else about him takes way to much work to be A tier effective.

#51
gammabolt17 said on November 30, 2012 at 7:09 a.m.

I think Cap should be higher, but people saying Hulk for C anchor is crazy. It's not as easy to play keep away on him as people are assuming and if he's at any range less than full screen he most likely can reach you. One good combo will at least kill or put you in position to time out for the W. Or cheese them to death.

#52
gammabolt17 said on November 30, 2012 at 7:15 a.m.

@Galaxy I don't know, man. All Frank really needs is that roll at level 2 which is easy to get and then he's trouble. It would have to be in the right hands, though, like you said. Which is not my hands lol

#53
tequilasauer said on November 30, 2012 at 9:10 a.m.

#47

XF3 Vergil in Devil Trigger is the new Dark Phoenix. That character is bananas.

Wesker is solid A-tier. His attack patterns are too predictable and his teleport is not that great.

#54
Galaxy said on November 30, 2012 at 9:23 a.m.

@gammabolt17 You're right Frank does have stuff to watch out for, it's just that you,myself, and many others aren't able to put it to much use Lol

#55
Batmang said on November 30, 2012 at 9:34 a.m.

People complaining about Morrigan being in A-tier have never seen her used on anchor. She's pretty scary. It's like bullet hell on speed since she doesn't even need an assist to cover certain areas of the screen (super jump, shadow blade heavy, soul fist heavy as necessary)

#56
LordJim said on November 30, 2012 at 10:11 a.m.

@55
So a predictable as you put it character with unsafe teleports, mediocre DHC synergy with essentially just Phantom Dance and an OTG assist is solid A tier as an anchor?
Wow.

#57
xBMxSage said on November 30, 2012 at 4:36 p.m.

Looking back at the votes now, I hadn't realized that a number of people jumped in and voted C for Chun-Li at the last moment. Last I saw she had a one vote lead in B over D so I thought it was just counted as a tie and Ehubs put her in C. Seems she's the only character that the majority of people just couldn't agree on.

#58
xanderglz said on December 1, 2012 at 1:24 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#59
Biobillybonez said on December 5, 2012 at 2:28 p.m.

Dr Strange is an S anchor. You guys are all free

#60
MrGannonJ34 said on April 30, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.

Cool!! I have one character in S block The rest in the C block. Not bad.

#61
PhoenixXDragon25 said on May 11, 2013 at 8:48 a.m.

Chris should be Tier B and Zero should be Tier S

#62
AveMcree said on July 5, 2013 at 7:10 a.m.

skrull should be S tier...

#63


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