Name: Iron Fist (Daniel Rand)
MSFN Score: 77.50
Where to Farm?: The Nexus 1-9
MSFN Thoughts: The Iron Fist is a good healer in Marvel Strike Force when used in the Defenders team. His ability kit, along with his Defender buddies, make them quite bad outside of that team. I highly recommend Iron Fist for newer players as he is easy to get and will help you through various game modes while you’re new.
Tags: Hero, City, Mystic, Brawler, Defender, MartialArtist
In Game Bio: A versatile martial artist with healing abilities and a powerful single target attack.
|Basic Ability||Martial Arts|
Attack primary target for 250% damage. Chain to 2 adjacent targets for 130% damage.
Counterattack breaks this Chain.
Level Required: 65
|Special Ability||Inner Peace|
Clear all negative effects from self.
Heal self and all DEFENDER allies for 8000 Health + 10% of this character’s Max Health. Then, heal most injured CITY HERO ally for 8000 Health + 10% of this character’s Max Health
Fill Speed Bar by 30%.
Level Required: 68
|Ultimate Ability||The Iron Fist|
Attack primary target for 700% damage + clear 3 positive effects.
60% chance to gain Offense Down.
Cannot be Blocked.
Level Required: 70
|Passive Ability||Son of K’un-Lun|
On Spawn, heal self and DEFENDER allies for 30% of this character’s Max Health. Heal additional CITY HERO allies for 10% of this character’s Max Health.
On Turn, 40% chance to heal self and DEFENDER allies for 30% of this character’s Max Health, and heal additional CITY HERO allies for 20% of this character’s Max Health.
Gain +5% damage for each DEFENDER ally.
Level Required: 64
Marvel Character Bio:
Daniel Rand was the boy of business owner Wendell Rand, who had once lived inside the fabled town of K’un-L’un, which is present within an otherdimensional kingdom. Wendell Rand-K’ai, as he was known there was the eldest son and heir of Lord Tuan, who ruled K’un-L’un, in the guise of the August Personage in Jade. However, Wendell was driven from K’un-L’un by his brother, who not only wanted to rule K’un-L’un himself, but who was Wendell’s rival for the love of a woman named Shakirah. It was Wendell that Shakirah chose, and she bore him a daughter, Miranda. Wendell found refuge on Earth and became a successful businessman in the United States. In his absence, Tuan died and Wendell’s brother succeeded him as Yu-Ti, the August Personage in Jade. Wendell married a woman named Heather, who bore him a son, Daniel.
Wendell searched for to return to K’un-L’un, which ordinarily was only accessible from The planet via an interdimensional nexus that opened up once every ten years. When Daniel was nine, his father traveled to Tibet along with Heather and his business partner Harold Meachum in search of the nexus to K’un-L’un. Toppling off a treacherous mountain passage, Daniel dragged his mother and father over the ice shelf with him. While he and his mother landed on a ledge below, his father dangled over the sheer drop of the mountainside and called to his partner for help. Hoping to take over Rand’s share of the business, Meachum instead caused him to lose his grip and plunge to his death. Though Meachum offered to help Heather Rand and her son, they spurned him. Attempting to make it back to camp on their own, Heather and her son spied a long suspension bridge as a pack of wolves attacked. Heather tried to hold them off long enough for her son to get to safety and was killed in the effort.
Soon thereafter, denizens of K’un-L’un discovered the son and got him to their city. There Daniel was brought before Yu-Ti, who had secretly plotted the Murder of both Wendell and Heather. Yu-Ti apprenticed Daniel to the martial arts master Lei Kung the Thunderer.
Rand’s coaching under Lei Kung was thorough. At age sixteen Rand earned the Crown of Fu-Hsi, king of the vipers, vanquished four foes in the ritualistic Challenge of the Many, and defeated Shu-Hu, a mechanical being whose name means “Lightning.” Rand diligently conditioned his hands by thrusting them into tubs of hot sand, then gravel, and finally rock.
At grow older nineteen Rand was offered the opportunity to get the power of the Iron Fist. He was sent to battle the enormous fire-breathing serpent called Shou-Lao the Undying which lived in a cave outside the city and which ferociously guarded a brazier containing its heart, which had mystically been removed from its body. In their battle Rand grabbed the serpent’s body, which bore a scar which imprinted itself upon Rand’s chest. Killing the serpent, Rand plunged his hands into the now unguarded brazier containing Shou-Lao’s molten heart when he was through his hands shone with a quasi-mystical force and he earned the title “Iron Fist,” for he could now summon superhuman energy to reinforce the power of blows struck by his hands.