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

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 24, 2012 at 12:16 a.m. PDT
Assist tiers for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 by the EventHubs community We've compiled the assist tier rankings for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that we asked the EventHubs community to contribute to on the forums.

A huge thanks goes to Zombiebrian, Fatmus2, Whitty, Caliostro and JetX for compiling these listings and running the polls. These guys by far did the most heavy lifting and really put a lot of effort into this project to make this happen, so they very much deserve a shout out for their efforts.

The poll is broken down into 5 letter grades with S being the highest and D being the lowest. Please keep in mind the rankings are sorted alphabetically within each letter grade. The entire list is available after the jump for you to check out, but here's a quick breakdown of how many character's assists were put into each letter grade, out of the 150 total.

Note: For powered up assists, like Hsien-Ko's and Arthur's, keep in mind that the effectiveness of the assist and also how difficult it is to power it up were also taken into consideration in the overall letter grade.

S rank: 9
A rank: 27
B rank: 72
C rank: 40
D rank: 2

S ranked assists

Akuma B - Hurricane Kick
Amaterasu S - Cold Star
Dante A - Jam Session
Doctor Doom B - Hidden Missiles
Frank West A - Shopping Cart
Haggar A - Double Lariat
Rocket Raccoon Y - Pendulum (Log Trap)
Sentinel A - Sentinel Force (Charge)
Strider Y - Vajira

A ranked assists

Arthur B - Dagger Toss
Chun-Li Y - Lightning Legs
Dante Y - Weasel Shot
Deadpool B - Katana Rama
Doctor Doom A - Plasma Beam
Doctor Strange B - Eye of Agamotto
Doctor Strange Y - Bolts of Balthakk
Hawkeye A - Quick Shot (Greyhound)
Hsien-Ko A - Pendulum Swing
Hulk B - Gamma Charge (Anti-Air)
Iron Fist Y - Rising Fang
Iron Man A - UniBeam
Iron Man B - Repulsor Blast
Jill B - Arrow Kick
Magneto A - Electromagnetic Disruptor
MODOK A - Barrier
MODOK B - Balloon Bomb
Morrigan Y - Dark Harmonizer
Nova B - Centurion Rush
Phoenix B - TK Overdrive
Ryu Y - Hurricane Kick
Shuma-Gorath A - Mystic Ray
Spencer B - Wire Grapple (Slant Shot)
Taskmaster A - Aim Master (H. Shot)
Trish B - Peekaboo
Wesker B - Samurai Edge (Lower Shot)
Vergil Y - Rapid Slash

B ranked assists

Akuma Y - Dive Kick
Amaterasu Y - Bloom
Arthur Y - Fire Bottle Toss
Captain America A - Shield Slash
Captain America Y - Charging Star
Chris Redfield B - Gun Fire
C. Viper B - Seismic Hammer
C. Viper Y - Burning Kick
Dante B - Crystal
Deadpool A - Quick Work
Doctor Doom Y - Molecular Shield
Dormammu A - Dark Hole
Dormammu B - Purification
Felicia A - Rolling Buckler
Felicia B - Sand Splash
Firebrand A - Hell Spitfire
Frank West Y - Pick Me Up
Ghost Rider A - Chain of Rebuttal
Ghost Rider B - Heartless Spire
Ghost Rider Y - Hellfire
Hawkeye B - Trick Shot (Violet Fizz)
Hawkeye Y - Ragtime Shot (Kamikaze)
Hsien-Ko B - Gong Reflect
Hulk A - Gamma Wave
Hulk Y - Gamma Charge
Iron Fist B - Crescent Heel
Jill Y - Somersault Kick
Magneto B - Hyper Gravitation
MODOK Y - Psionic Blast
Morrigan B - Soul Fist
Nemesis B - Deadly Slam
Nova A - Gravimetric Pulse
Nova Y - Nova Strike
Phoenix A - TK Shot
Phoenix Y - TK Trap
Phoenix Wright A - Paperwork (High)
Phoenix Wright B - Press the Witness
Phoenix Wright Y - Get 'Em, Missile!
Rocket Raccoon A - Spitfire Twice L
Rocket Raccoon B - Claymore
Sentinel B - Sentinel Force (Bomb)
Sentinel Y - Rocket Punch
She-Hulk A - Torpedo
She-Hulk B - Clothesline
Shuma-Gorath B - Mystic Stare
Spencer A - Wire Grapple (H. Shot)
Spencer Y - Armor Piercer
Spider-Man A - Web Ball
Spider-Man B - Web Swing
Storm A - Whirlwind
Super-Skrull A - Stone Smite
Super-Skrull B - Orbital Grudge
Super-Skrull Y - Tenderizer
Taskmaster B - Aim Master (Parabolio Shot)
Taskmaster Y - Aim Master (Vertical Shot)
Thor A - Mighty Spark
Thor B - Mighty Smash
Trish A - Hopscotch
Trish Y - Low Voltage
Tron Bonne A - Bonne Strike
Tron Bonne Y - Bandit Boulder
Viewtiful Joe A - Voomerang
Viewtiful Joe Y - Bomb Toss
Wesker A - Ghost Butterfly
Wesker Y - Jaguar Kick
Vergil A - Judgment Cut M
Wolverine B - Berserker Slash
X-23 A - Neck Slice
X-23 B - Ankle Slice
Zero A - Sword Uppercut
Zero B - Fireball
Zero Y - Vortex Dash

C ranked assists

Akuma C - Fireball
Amaterasu A - Solar Flare
Arthur A - Heavenly Slash
Captain America B - Stars & Stripes
Chris Redfield A - Combination Punch
Chris Redfield Y - Grenade Toss
Chun-Li A - Fireball
Chun-Li B - Up Kicks
C. Viper A - Thunder Knuckle
Deadpool Y - Trigger Happy
Doctor Strange A - Daggers of Denak
Dormammu Y - Liberation
Felicia Y - Cat Spike
Firebrand B - Demon Missile (M)
Firebrand Y - Demon Missile (H)
Frank West B - Tools of Survival (L)
Haggar B - Violent Axe
Haggar Y - Steel Pipe
Iron Fist A - Dragon Touch
Iron Man Y - Smart Bomb
Jill A - Flip Kick
Morrigan A - Shadow Blade
Nemesis A - Clothesline Rocket M
Nemesis Y - Rocket Launcher
Ryu A - Shoryuken
Ryu B - Fireball
She-Hulk Y - Somersault Kick
Shuma-Gorath Y - Mystic Smash
Spider-Man Y - Spider Sting
Storm B - Double Typhoon
Storm Y - Lightning Attack
Strider A - Ame-No-Murakumo
Strider B - Gram
Thor Y - Mighty Strike
Tron Bonne B - Gustaff Fire
Viewtiful Joe B - Groovy Uppercut
Vergil B - Rising Sun
Wolverine A - Tornado Claw
Wolverine Y - Berserker Barrage
X-23 Y - Crescent Scythe

D ranked assists

Hsien-Ko Y - Weapon Toss
Magneto Y - Force Field

If you want to go further, you can scope out the characters tiers we did for UMvC3 a little ways back.


HyperViperNZ said on August 23, 2012 at 7:52 p.m.

Agree with pretty much all of these. Yay for Rocket Raccoon's Pendulum in S tier. Spot on.

Vawned said on August 23, 2012 at 7:56 p.m.

I think we reached a pretty accurate tier for the moment of the game (new technologies come and go).

I'm just surprised to find Bloom, Pick me Up and Dark Harmonizer in different tiers

Struggs said on August 23, 2012 at 7:59 p.m.

@2 Not surprised to see Morrigan's meter assist above Frank and Ammy. Morrigan has more invincibility and recovers quicker on hers which makes a huge difference. She definitely has the best meter building assist.

SnakeX said on August 23, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Pretty spot on.

Vergil9229 said on August 23, 2012 at 8:02 p.m.

@2 Pick me up is far too unreliable as a meter gain assist. That's not to say that it's bad, but Frank is out for far too long when using it.

Firebrand said on August 23, 2012 at 8:06 p.m.

(Well, at least it's not where you only have 20 assists like Marvel 1.)

guy22 said on August 23, 2012 at 8:08 p.m.

What we should do now is to have a new poll to rank all the S tier (same goes for A and B) assists, so we can have top S, mid S, bot S, top A, mid A blablabla

spambot said on August 23, 2012 at 8:12 p.m.

did anyone else read these in the characters voices?

Dedemaru said on August 23, 2012 at 8:13 p.m.

Who got lazy and started calling assists "Fireball" and "Up Kicks"?

TylerParry said on August 23, 2012 at 8:13 p.m.

Personally I think Dormammuu's liberation should be moved up a tier. If you have time to charge spells it becomes just as useful or better than dark hole/purification. Maybe this should be considered as a powered up assist? Kind of surprising seeing shopping cart ahead of unibeam too.

Also, Vajira.

Catalyst said on August 23, 2012 at 8:19 p.m.


*Raises hand*

That would be me.

spambot said on August 23, 2012 at 8:21 p.m.

i find it interesting that all the uppercut type attacks are C tier

HyperViperNZ said on August 23, 2012 at 8:24 p.m.

Lol at Fireball and Up kicks.
Dark Harmonizer is above Bloom??
Does it come out faster?

xMalcolmx said on August 23, 2012 at 8:32 p.m.

I agree with most of the list.I would say Shuma's mystic ray should be at the top of A but good list overall.

dro2191 said on August 23, 2012 at 8:35 p.m.

nice list good to know

OhYouDontSayThat said on August 23, 2012 at 8:43 p.m.

Hsien-Ko, the face of D rank.

ButterKnife said on August 23, 2012 at 8:57 p.m.

The only one I'd really comment on is Spidey's Spider-Sting. I think it's equal to his other assists due to using it at as an invincible crossover counter and cancelling it into Maximum Spider. It takes 2 meters, but it's an excellent way to reverse the opponent's momentum and put Spidey back on point (Which is the only place he should be unless he's healing).

ChessDragon said on August 23, 2012 at 9:02 p.m.

I voted Chris's grenade higher than C. It's very strong defensively.

ShinjiMimura said on August 23, 2012 at 9:16 p.m.

Wow, Chris Grenade Toss (Y) voted C?

Eventhubs users clearly don't know what its uses are.

ScrubStep said on August 23, 2012 at 9:21 p.m.

Mystic Ray is definitly S

ButterKnife said on August 23, 2012 at 9:29 p.m.


Mystic Ray is very good, but Hidden Missles does what it does way better. Frankly I think Hidden Missles should be SS tier. Even among the other S rank assists it is by far the best and most versatile.

TKira said on August 23, 2012 at 10:27 p.m.

the char tier list should be updated, new tech came up and this is not accurate any more.

TKira said on August 23, 2012 at 10:38 p.m.

all the ones on the C-list are either impractical to use o very unsafe, the ones on the D-list managed to be both.

Ermapume said on August 23, 2012 at 10:42 p.m.

Good list overall but sections A and B seem to general. Perhaps the list should be broken off into more sections.

yellowservbot said on August 23, 2012 at 11:52 p.m.

Oh Hsien-Ko..

neogm said on August 24, 2012 at 12:34 a.m.

Petition for more characters in Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 join please see gallery characters

zombiebrian said on August 24, 2012 at 1:55 a.m.

Id like to thank everyone who voted, these tier lists are very much a labour of love and make interesting reading. Just remember if you didnt vote you shouldn't be upset at the results.

suicidali said on August 24, 2012 at 3:17 a.m.

Oh Gustaff Fire, how the mighty have fallen...

Good list overall, no major complaints here.

xShonuffx said on August 24, 2012 at 4:05 a.m.

I kind of hope Capcom sees this and uses this as a guide if they make a new MvC or finally update this one.

DeckedValley said on August 24, 2012 at 4:35 a.m.

I think Hidden Missiles should be SS tier, that assist is just too good.

Jethuty said on August 24, 2012 at 5:10 a.m.

I think mystic ray should be moved to s-tier. Beats all projectiles clean, hits fullscreen, soft knockdown, a direct counter to hidden missiles (hits everywhere on screen, cleans them right off and even hits doom). I thought it was crap but playing against it realized how versatile this assist is. Shuma isnt half bad either

Celestektw said on August 24, 2012 at 5:37 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

ArrogantAmateur said on August 24, 2012 at 5:54 a.m.

Agree with #21 and #30. Hidden Missile for SS tier. Actually, lets just call it HM tier.

ScrubStep said on August 24, 2012 at 6:40 a.m.

While I wont deny that Hidden Missiles(HM) is better than Mystic Ray(MR) overall, it definatly isnt in every way.

For example
MR is instant, more akin to a safer Vajra that doest have a hard knockdown or hits behind you.

You can see HM coming alot sooner, and it is far more vulnerable.

I think the main reason people ACTUALLY pick HM>MR is Doom>>>>>Shuma

MR doesnt actually have knock down properties (pretty sure) just solid hit stun.

tequilasauer said on August 24, 2012 at 7:20 a.m.

I think the list is about as good as it's going to get. I think Dark Hole is the only assist I was iffy on as I think it's borderline A, but it is really only A for certain characters. I think we all got this list right.

TickleMaster said on August 24, 2012 at 7:28 a.m.

they should remove hidden missles and add the finger lazers like mvc2

NyuBomber said on August 24, 2012 at 8:05 a.m.

@10 You just said yourself why Liberation is in the spot it's in.

List is pretty spot in, good job everyone.

Poor Hsien-Ko can't catch a break.

...Wait, Gong Reflect is in B-Tier!

KirbyMorph said on August 24, 2012 at 8:20 a.m.

Hidden Missiles being ranked in the same tier as any other assist is laughable. It's the most broken assist in the game and no other assist compares to it. It should be SSS++++ tier if you have 8 other assists in S tier.

tyzhev said on August 24, 2012 at 9:07 a.m.

doom's so awesome he takes S,A,and B

Maxoplata said on August 24, 2012 at 9:24 a.m.

I would put Haggar's lariat in A-tier at best. It beats scrubs, but at high level play (where players actually take the assist into count when they attack) it gets baited and punished bad thanks to the nerfs he got in Ultimate.

evil_jeenyus said on August 24, 2012 at 9:35 a.m.

This is a very good list, but I feel a more important and helpful list would be to rate each assist in certain areas such as: aiding a character's approach, keep away, spacing, pressure, combo extension etc. Each assist could have a number rating for each category and have a total number rating which should end up similar to the current list shown here. The point of this new rating system would be to show which areas these assist are strong and weak in vs just saying that this assist is good or bad. Special side notes like "uses wall bounce" would help with constructing teams and also note which characters are good with certain assists. This is all just an idea though, I thought it might help explain the reasoning behind the rankings to new players or spectators

DarkCyclone said on August 24, 2012 at 9:36 a.m.

Agree with everything except for Log Trap and Lariat being top tier assists. They are high tier at best

ViolatcxBeck said on August 24, 2012 at 9:55 a.m.

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BaroqueObama said on August 24, 2012 at 10:07 a.m.

The Vergil assist letters are backwards. Rapid Slash is Y, Rising Sun is B.

Also She-Hulk's Torpedo in B tier? Niggas don't know about full-screen unblockables, I see.

Esquilax said on August 24, 2012 at 2:51 p.m.

I am glad to see Chun Li's Lighting Legs assist is A rank

I use it myself for my team and that assist is so good~!

linzhanfi said on August 24, 2012 at 7:05 p.m.

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Dan_CiTi said on August 24, 2012 at 8:42 p.m.

Man I wish Jill's uppercut assist had good invulnerability. Anyway, solid list with a few things I don't totally agree with, and probably some undiscovered stuff about some of them too.

nachoxd said on August 24, 2012 at 10:39 p.m.

Tenderyzer should be "A"

sdfewsdgwe said on August 25, 2012 at 5:14 a.m.

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Dormammu said on April 22, 2013 at 12:13 a.m.

Strange has assists that are better than mine?


KoryukenMotionHP said on February 14, 2016 at 2:53 p.m.

Dark Harmonizer actually comes in invincible when it comes out, and is very fast, making it really hard to punish, Pick me up is very vulnerable because it comes out in front, and Bloom is the in-between on both, but gives, as far as I've bothered to check, the least amount of gauge.


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