Hulk is essentially Marvel’s Avengers’ deuteragonist, the second main character alongside Kamala Khan. Given that there’s no way to respec or retool your character later in the game, and that Hulk plays such a major role in the game’s story, it’s important that you get your smashing skillset right the first time around.
To optimize your Incredible Hulk build, unlock these six skills ASAP, and you’ll be smashing AIM with ease.
The Hulk’s toolkit revolves around using his Rage meter, the green bar at the top-middle of his HUD. Each Smash with the Rage meter active will deal higher damage and restore Willpower (Avengers’ equivalent for health).
With this in mind, Hulk functions as both an exceptional damage dealer and a superior tank within most party compositions.
When you first unlock Hulk, you can use his ranged attack to dig up a chunk of rock from the ground and hurl the debris at any foe regardless of how close they are. It’s a dangerous skill with ample damage, but with the Meteor upgrade, Hulk can grab even larger pieces of debris to deal greater damage.
All you need to do is hold the button for one extra second. Not only will this help with enemies at varied distances from Hulk, but it’s useful for crowd control in instances where a group of enemies might be rushing toward you.
5. Shatter Spin
After you’ve obtained Meteor, unlock Shatter Spin.
This is an upgrade to Meteor, allowing you to use Hulk’s massive concrete projectile as a melee weapon for smashing. This move will enhance both your light and heavy attacks. The Bludgeon ability allows Hulk to grab a nearby enemy and use them as a melee weapon, but Shatter Spin makes it so that you can essentially conjure a weapon at any moment, which can be handy in a variety of circumstances.
4. Unsteady Ground
With this “heavy sprint attack,” as Hulk dashes towards a foe, you can press Triangle or Y to perform Unsteady Ground which has Hulk will lunge forward, slamming his whole body onto the ground, to create a shockwave.
This will stun all surrounding foes, opening them up to further smashing. This move is a great boon if you want to plan some quick crowd control with your teammates. It’s been used when you have a solid feel for the distance and area of impact so you can time it just right to land on top of a crowd of enemies.