Luke Cage

Luke Cage portrait

Luke Cage featured

Base Attributes
Class(es): Science Science
Tags: #Defensive: Guard
Origin: Marvel Comics
First Appearance: Hero for Hire #1 [[Category:Marvel Comics
First Appearance: Hero for Hire #1]]
Luke Cage flexes.
Crystal(s): Experimental Crystal
Power Crystal
Comic Book
Bleed Immunity, Exhaustion, Physical Resistance, Stun
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"I've had enough of this! If you ain't gonna find some sense on your own, the Summoner and I are gonna knock it into you! Come on! Let's get 'im!"
—Luke Cage[src]

Luke Cage is a Science Champion. Being a Science Champion, he has a Class Bonus against Mystic Champions, but is weak against Skill Champions.


Framed and sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit, Carl Lucas became the "volunteer" for a series of scientific experiments to create another Super-Soldier. When a sadistic prison guard intervened with the experiment, Lucas was granted superhuman strength and near-impenetrable skin. Using his newfound abilities to escape prison, Carl changed his name to Luke Cage and set up shop as a Hero for Hire, vowing to assist any who needed his help...for the right price.


Note: This section is incomplete. If you have the stats for Luke Cage at Rank 1 Level 1, or the stats for his Signature Ability at Level 1, 8, or 20, please add them below. The Marvel Contest of Champions Wikia appreciates.
Tier  % Chance/PR Gain  % PR Gain Time (sec)
  • Light Attacks: X% chance to Exhaust the opponent, reducing Critical Hit Damage by X% for X seconds.
Tier  % Chance/Exhaustion  % Crit Damage Reduction Time (sec)
  • Special Attacks: X% chance to Stun the opponent for 2.5 seconds. The chance to stun is increased by 10% for each stack of Exhaustion the target has, up to 30%.
Tier  % Chance/Stun

Signature Ability

  • Tough it Out
    • When Attacked: The first time Luke Cage is struck during a fight his bullet-proof skin allows him to become Indestructible and ignore all incoming damage for X seconds.

Special Attacks

  • Beatdown
    • Cage shows off some powerful moves taught to him by the Iron Fist himself.
  • Power Man
    • Four strong hits give his opponent a bruisin'.
  • Sweet Christmas
    • Trained in his youth by a gang called The Rivals, Luke Cage shows he's no creampuff.

Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Cage's ability to become Indestructible for a short time can work like a mulligan in tough Alliance Quests, allowing him to soak up a combo or special attack from a very powerful boss Champion.
  • Luke Cage, like many Science Champions, has a high level of survivability, able to soak up a lot of physical damage throughout the fight. Choosing match-ups with opponents that rely on Physical Damage such as Colossus and Rhino can work very well.


  • Luke Cage has very little Armor, instead relying on stronger Physical Resistance, and as a result doesn't have much protection against strong Energy Attacks found in many Special Attacks.

Recommended Masteries

  • Double Edge: As Luke Cage is immune to Bleed effects, Double Edge only provides the benefit of increased Attack with none of the downside.
  • Serum Science: Luke Cage has very strong Physical Resistance, both from his struck ability and from his synergy with Iron Fist, but has no protection against Energy Attacks which make up many of the Special Attacks in the game. Serum Science helps removes this one weakness.
  • Stupefy: Increasing the Stun duration for Luke Cage can allow him to chain Stun effects together more easily, especially if the opponent has multiple stacks of Exhaustion active.

External links


Science List of Science Champions Science

Playable: AbominationAnt-ManCaptain America (WWII) ● ElectroHulkJoe FixitLuke CageQuakeRed HulkRhinoShe-HulkSpider-Gwen ● Spider-Man (ClassicMiles Morales) ● Yellowjacket
Not playable: AdaptoidDarren CrossDeadpooloidElectro LukeJessica JonesRed SkullSpider-WitchSymbioidUltron Drone
Upcoming: Hulk (Gladiator)

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