Here is a recap of what Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's Infinity Stones do

Each stone is armed with a special Infinity Surge and Infinity Storm ability

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 23, 2017 at 2:54 p.m. PDT

The release of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is now rapidly approaching. I think it's fair to say it's been a bit of a bumpy ride, but things are starting to look up for this franchise.

With the recent reveal of the Soul Infinity Stone's special abilities, we now have information on what all six of the stones can do. We can now start strategizing how we want to build our teams.

First off, it is important to understand that each stone is armed with an "Infinity Surge" and an "Infinity Storm" ability. The surge technique is free to use at any time.

The storm effect, however, requires meter to use. This meter is separate from the hyper meter that uses hypers.

A way to think of the value that the stone brings to your team combination is similar to what a third member offered in previous Marvel vs. Capcom titles. You are armed with two characters and a stone.

Let's take a look at what each of the stones offer.

Power Infinity Stone

As the name hints at, this stone augments the brute force capabilities of characters. You'll be able to squeeze out a lot more extra damage if you select this option.

The surge ability of the Power Stone will cause energy to emit from the character's hand. If this connects with the opponent then they will be bounced against the wall, allowing for easy combo followups.

It is also worth noting that the Infinity Surge ability will destroy projectiles too. Could be useful if you don't want to take the chip damage.

Activating the Infinity Storm will cause the team's damage to increase.

Mind Infinity Stone

The Mind Stone's Infinity Surge ability essentially works like a command grab. If you are successful at tagging the opponent with this, even if they are blocking, then you will put them in a dizzy state.

Unfortunately, the downside to this is that it comes with heavy scaling afterwards. A combo from this point might not deal quite as much damage.

As for the Infinity Storm, it will continuously regenerate the team's hyper meter to maximum. Note that the regeneration rate is paused while using a level 3 hyper.

Space Infinity Stone

The aptly named Space Stone controls... well, space. The Infinity Surge ability will cause the opponent to be pulled towards you.

This could be particularly useful for characters that want to fight up close. You can force the pesky zoners to get closer.

You can trap the opponent in a box by using the Infinity Storm ability. The opponent won't be able to maneuver much with this on top of them.

Reality Infinity Stone

If you've ever wanted to give a pure rushdown character a projectile, now you can with the Reality Stone. The Infinity Surge move will generate a slow, homing projectile that will dissipate after a little while.

Utilizing this could make it difficult for the opponent to approach. It should be easy to augment the zoning capabilities of your team with it too.

During the Infinity Storm, pressing attack buttons will cause elemental happenings around the screen. The opponent will be frozen, electrified, and burned during this sequence.

Time Infinity Stone

Thanks to the time slowing properties of the Time Stone, you can perform invincible dashes. It's pretty easy to end up on the other side of the opponent for the sake of deadly mixups.

You can even pass through projectiles using this technique. Works on the ground and in the air just the same.

Activate the Infinity Storm to have no recovery on moves, increased speed, and the ability to perform custom combos. Attacks will link very easily while this is active.


Soul Infinity Stone

As for the latest stone to be revealed, the Soul Stone, it has the ability to leach life from the opponent. It will let out a beam that will do just this if it connects with them.

The Infinity Storm is particularly crazy. It has the ability to revive a teammate.

While active, both characters will be on the screen at the same time. This carries both its share of advantages and weaknesses, however.

If both characters are caught in a combo, then you're going to lose out on a lot of your team's vitality. Overall, this restores about 20% of your fallen teammate's health.

Finally, it is also worth noting that when you activate the Infinity Storm while it is already active, no matter what stone you are using, you'll automatically perform a level 3 hyper without consuming any of your hyper meter. This will consume what is left of your stone meter though.

There doesn't appear to be a minimum amount of meter required in order to use this power, so you might as well do it at the end.

GIF Sources: Mike Tran YouTube channel, Maximilian Dood YouTube channel.

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