Chapter Guide – Act 4.2.1 – Linked Might – Level 42

Summoners!

Here’s my guide for Act 4.2.1 “Linked Might” in Marvel Contest of Champions.

General Thoughts:

Quest 4.2.1 provides players with an introduction to Link Nodes. These Link Nodes are purple, and they add different effects to defenders on the map. To scout the map, click on a defender. If you see an Outbound Link, that is a link being sent to other defenders on the map. If you defeat this opponent on your way through the quest, you will remove the link. Conversely, if you click on a defender and see an Inbound Link, that tells you which defender you need to defeat if you want to remove the Link. Otherwise, you will have to fight the defender with the incoming boost active.

Note that removing links only works within the current run of the quest. If you back out or rerun the quest, all the links reset, even if you have already cleared the path.

You should get in the habit of scouting your path before running it, so that you don’t get to a fight and realize you need a certain type of utility or immunity once you are deep in the quest.

The fights in this quest shouldn’t give you much trouble, as this is really about introducing the concept of link nodes. The hardest fight is Hulk if the +300% Health bonus is active.

During my run through Act 4.2.1 I reached Level 42. I continued to level-up my 5-Star Captain America Infinity War and he reached the top position in my profile.

If you have questions about the basic attack moves and combos in Marvel Contest of Champions, please check out my MCOC 101: Combos guide.


Best Champs: Any, bring Bleed/Poison Immune for Boss Node

Restrictions: Need 1 Tech Champion

Global Node: None

Boss: Cosmic Adaptoid

Boss Notes:
Local Nodes:
Replicate
Genetic Memory
+25% Attack & Health

Link Nodes:
+25% Attack & Health
Poison
+100% Critical Damage
Bleed
+50% Attack & Health
+28% Critical Rate

The Adaptoid boss isn’t hard, but you need to take into account which nodes you are removing on your way to the boss. This is especially important because there are Bleed and Poison link nodes. The safest thing to do is to make sure you have at least one attacker that is immune to Bleed and Poison so that you don’t get stuck and have to back out or use items.

Lane 1 – Top

Gate: Need 1 Tech Champion

Defenders: Abomination, Hulk, Gamora, Unstoppable Colossus , Juggernaut, Captain Marvel Classic, Magik, Punisher, Elektra, Captain America, Cyclops New Xavier School, Spider-Man

Nodes: +300% Health, +5% Health (Hulk), Fury, +100% Critical Damage, +100% Attack (Gamora), Fury, Stun (Unstoppable Colossus, Juggernaut, Captain Marvel Classic), +25% Attack & Health (Elektra, Captain America, Cyclops New Xavier School, Spider-Man)

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 4-Star Man-Thing

Tips: Hulk and Gamora have some significant PI for this quest, and the Stun Node will be a problem if you get hit, so be careful when Parrying.


Lane 2 – Center & Up

Gate: Need 1 Tech Champion

Defenders: Abomination, Hulk, Ronan, Drax, Unstoppable Colossus, Magik, Punisher, Elektra, Captain America, Cyclops New Xavier School, Spider-Man

Nodes: +300% Health, +5% Health (Hulk), +25% Attack & Health (Elektra, Captain America, Cyclops New Xavier School, Spider-Man)

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 4-Star Man-Thing

Tips: With the Link Node up, Hulk has a PI of 5K, making him by far the most formidable defender other than the boss.


Lane 3 – Center – Easy Path

Gate: None

Defenders: Thor, Hulk, Ronan, Thor, Magik, Electro, Elektra, Captain America, Cyclops New Xavier School, Spider-Man

Nodes: +20% Armor, +5% Health (Hulk)

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 4-Star Man-Thing

Tips: The hidden Magik and Electro not duped. I experienced two Adaptoid ambushes on this lane.


Lane 4 – Center & Down – Easy Path

Gate: None

Defenders: Thor, Hulk, Ronan, Superior Iron Man, Black Bolt, Iron Fist, Elektra, Hawkeye, Ronan, Spider-Man

Nodes: +20% Armor, +5% Health (Hulk), +25% Attack & Health (Elektra, Hawkeye, Ronan, Spider-Man)

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 4-Star Man-Thing

Tips: This is the Easy Path.


Lane 5 – Bottom

Gate: None

Defenders: Thor, Hulk, Deadpool, Captain Marvel Classic, Scarlet Witch, Ms. Marvel Carol Danvers, Iron Fist, Elektra, Hawkeye, Ronan, Spider-Man

Nodes: +20% Armor, +5% Health (Hulk), True Strike (Deadpool, Captain Marvel Classic, Scarlet Witch, Ms. Marvel Carol Danvers), +25% Attack & Health (Elektra, Hawkeye, Ronan, Spider-Man)

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 4-Star Man-Thing

Tips: This is a pretty easy lane. Unless you are playing Quake the True Strike won’t be a problem.


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