The goal of this mastery guide for Marvel’s Contest of Champions is to inform you enough to make your own decisions. You should also take a look at our 2017 Mastery Guide that has mastery setups that work in 2018 too. Your roster and playstyle will determine what works best for you, and there are different decisions to be made for every aspect of Marvel’s Contest of Champions. If you want a starting point, here are a few different options. Remember that these are only suggestions, and there is no perfect mastery setup for everything. We used Alsciende’s mastery planner for all the setups you see here.
Best Mastery Guide 2018 for Marvel’s Contest of Champions
Every mastery suggestion we provide will have these 24 masteries as a baseline. No matter what your goal is with masteries, these will provide significant benefit in any area of Marvel’s Contest of Champions.
40-Point Budget Build
If you’re still working on getting enough mastery points to go for the expensive setups, this is a decent midgame build without any silver masteries that should help you through most content.
If arenas are not your thing, PI doesn’t matter one bit to you. Here is a solid build that completely removes PI boost from consideration for mastery choices.
AW and AQ are where some of the best rewards are, and most people are going to want to be very competitive in these areas. Attack teams are useful for both AW and AQ (although there are some differences between the two, this build is acceptable for both modes).
Arena points are determined by PI, which can be manipulated significantly through masteries. This is one of the highest overall PI boosts you can get, and is heavily focused on ending arena fights as quickly as possible.
Alliances are a vital part of this game and it’s hard to progress without them, but if you will only be doing solo questing and arenas, without ever joining an alliance, this build might be what you’re looking for.
If you’re one of those lucky players with a ton of crazy good mystic champs, here’s a Mystic Dispersion build that should cover most of your needs.
If you don’t like taking damage but still want to have a good solid build that can handle most content, here is a non-suicide option for you.
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