Tony Stark AKA Iron Man is the character who kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008 (with a fantastic portrayal by Robert Downey Jr.) and inarguably one of the Marvel Universe’s most popular and important characters.
This remains true of the founding member of the Avengers and self-described “genius, playboy, philanthropist” even without the vaunted Iron Man armor (which he first built in a cave with a bunch of scraps) in most of his video game outings as well — but what about when it comes to the best ISO-8s for Iron Man in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3?
Because Iron Man’s light/heavy attacks and abilities are a mix of melee and energy attacks it can be difficult to decide the best ISO-8s for Iron Man in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. Though his character is capable of Flight, has an adequate mix of close and long-range attacks, a Stagger-bar-busting ability in Thruster Charge and good Vitality and Resilience stats, equipping him with the right ISO-8s can make his unique mix of physical and energy abilities even more potent.
If you want Iron Man to live up to his full potential, be sure to use our following guide on the best ISO-8s for Iron Man in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3.
The best ISO-8s for Iron Man in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
Use this build if you want to take advantage of Iron Man’s light attack combo and his Thruster Charge, both of which utilize physical Melee damage alongside his Energy special abilities such as Unibeam. This will ensure both Iron Man’s physical and energy attacks deal damage in more commensurate fashion.
Equip Iron Man with Purple “Damage Done to Enemies by 16.5%” ISO-8 crystals as well as one or two Purple “Increase Crit Chance by 8.0%” ISO-8 crystals.
Ranged Energy build
Use this build if you plan on utilizing Iron Man’s Heavy attack combo, which fires two rapid-fire repulsor blasts from his gauntlets and his Unibeam, Repulsor Array and Missile Barrage energy-type special abilities in favor of his physical attacks.
Equip Iron Man with a combination consisting primarily of Orange “Increase Damage of Energy Attacks by 19.2%,” (suggested amount: 3) Orange “Increase Crit Chance of Energy Attacks by 11.1,” (suggested amount: 1) and a Blue “Increase Energy Regeneration by 19.3%” ISO-8s crystals.
Iron Man’s stats at Level 300 in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
Note: Although I list the following ISO-8 crystals as their corresponding colors — Purple, Orange, Red, etc. — the priority for these ISO-8s obviously obviously is superseded by their corresponding Rainbow crystals. I only denote them as their individual color to make it easier to discern the abilities listed — if you have the Rainbow ISOs for any of the following builds however, they’re even better if their second attribute is also a helpful one or, best case scenario, a double attribute.
Which of the best ISO-8s for Iron Man in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 builds do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.