Fortnite Season 4 set itself apart from the other Chapter 2 seasons as soon as it launched. Instead of Mythic versions of normal weapons and items, Epic added Superpowers that were completely unique to the Marvel season.
Of course, some abilities are more powerful than others. Ahead, we’re going to rank the Superpowers in Fortnite Season 4 from worst to best. Keep in mind that we’re not including Marvel Knockout exclusives that haven’t made it into the base game – such as Venom’s ability. Let’s get into it.
11. Groot’s Bramble Shield
Groot’s Bramble Shield is, in our opinion, the weakest Superpower in Fortnite. It was among the first Mythic abilities added to the game and was immediately one of the weaker offerings. The ability is similar to The Baller from the first Fortnite Chapter but it’s arguably even weaker, as it doesn’t offer as much mobility nor does it reliably break structures.
There are a few uses for Groot’s Bramble Shield – namely, healing and preventing fall damage. The problem is that other hero abilities offer similar functionalities with added features.
The most unique use for the Bramble Shield relates to a bug that shoots opponents into the storm when a player uses it next to an enemy. This isn’t intended, however, so we’re not factoring it into the equation.
10. Doctor Doom’s Arcane Gauntlets
Doom’s Arcane Gauntlets was another original superpower in Fortnite, which was quickly outshined by Iron Man’s Gauntlets. Both Superpowers have the same function in shooting and preventing fall damage, but most players would prefer to use Iron Man’s Repulsors if they had to choose one.
The benefit of Doom’s Gauntlets is that they deal more damage than Iron Man’s, but this isn’t worth the slower fire rate, slower projectile rate, and lack of tracking. These will usually get left behind in Solo and Duo modes.
9. Iron Man’s Repulsor Gauntlets
It should come as no surprise to see Iron Man’s Repulsor Gauntlets listed just underneath Doctor Doom’s. As we said in the section above, these are a slightly more powerful version of Doom’s Gauntlets. They shoot faster and have a small lock-on mechanic which allows players to hit their shots more reliably.
Still, in most Solo or Duo games, it will be more useful to carry an SMG, healing item, or a utility item like Shockwaves or Crash Pads. These Gauntlets aren’t bad and are worth carrying in Squads, but no one is first-pumping when they find them on the ground.
8. Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor
Black Panther’s Kinetic Armor isn’t the best Superpower in Fortnite, either. It does a lot of things but doesn’t do anything particularly well.
For instance, the ability offers a speed boost but only when it’s active, meaning it’s outshined by Wolverine’s Claws. It also shoots players back and deals damage, but not as effectively as Storm’s Whirlwind Blast.
The unique part of this ability is the slight damage resistance, but this isn’t enough for us to put it above some of the other Superpowers in the game. Most players don’t blindly rush opponents in Fortnite – it’s a game of wall and ramp protection, meaning the damage resistance isn’t as useful as it might sound.
7. Thor’s Mjolnir Strike
Thor’s Mjolnir Strike might be one of the more unique Superpowers in Fortnite, as no other ability replicates its effect. The closest thing we can compare it to is a Junk Rift, although it’s reusable but arguably weaker.
The ramped-up Junk Rift ability also provides fall damage while activating it, which is a nice benefit that some players still don’t know about. It’s a great zoning ability that can land directly on a player who’s boxed-up, or knock someone down from high-ground.
That being said, Thor’s Mjolnir Strike is more situational than some of the others and its long cooldown puts it on the lower half of our list.
6. She Hulk’s Fists
She Hulk’s Fists seem to be one of the rarer sights across the Fortnite map. They were added to the game relatively recently, and entered a cluttered loot pool of Superpowers that make them difficult to find.
The Fists are decent, but seem to be more of a novelty than they are functional. In other words, we’d pick them up ten times out of ten, but only because we hardly ever get a chance to use them.
As far as function goes, however, they seem to be a less-useful version of Wolverine’s Claws. They have similar mechanics when jumping, punching, and slamming, but don’t give you health or a speed boost while using them – giving the edge to Wolverine’s ability.
5. Storm’s Whirlwind Blast
Storm’s Whirlwind Blast is one of the most useful Superpowers in the game. It almost seems too low to list it at number five, but we think that the four above it are deserving of their spots.
Everyone knows that Storm’s Whirlwind Blast knocks players backward and deals damage, but it also reflects projectiles in the game – including oncoming cars. In fact, the ability can counter most of the other damage-dealing Superpowers in the game – with Iron Man’s Unibeam being the only exception.
4. Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb
Putting Doctor Doom’s Mystical Bomb at number four on this list might have something to do with the fact that it’s one of the only Superhero abilities that could be found in the FNCS.
We saw how dominant it could be when players had high-ground with it, as one shot from the bomb was a cue for the whole lobby to spray a team. Doom’s Mystical Bomb isn’t as powerful in public matches, but it’s still a fantastic way to suppress opponents and force them to move away from flaming structures.
3. Silver Surfer’s Board
Silver Surfer’s Board isn’t anything flashy, but it might be the most useful Superpower in Fortnite. It allows you to shoot yourself into the air and re-deploy your glider, which makes it the best Superpower on this list in the utility and mobility departments.
You glide slowly while using this ability but its true power comes in its cancellation. At any point in your flight, you can cancel the animation and fall to the ground without taking any damage, allowing you to perfectly attack an opponent from the sky.
This ability was so beloved by the community that Epic added the Witch Brooms during Fortnitemares, making it more widely available in public matches. On the flipside, it was so powerful that Epic were forced to remove it from competitive modes after its initial inclusion.
2. Wolverine’s Claws
Wolverine’s Claws may be the most versatile superpower in the game, right now. They deal consistent, powerful damage, prevent fall damage through the spin animation, offer a speed boost, and heal you while you have them equipped.
You don’t need any healing items in your inventory while you have these equipped – provided that you’re not tanking the storm. We learned the hard way that the healing ability doesn’t work while in the storm.
Wolverine’s Claws are a W-keyer’s dream. Pushing into someone’s box works like a lot of the other melee weapons Fortnite has added like the Lightsaber and Kingsman Umbrella. It’s tough to deal with and is worthy of a position in the top two.
1. Iron Man’s Unibeam
Iron Man’s Unibeam is our unquestioned number-one Superpower in Fortnite Season 4. You are guaranteed to find it if you survive the onslaught at Stark Industries and can deal a whopping 90 damage through an opponent’s structure.
The only real way to counter the Unibeam is to shoot at the person who is aiming at you. Even then, you could get the wrong side of Fortnite bloom and eat 90 damage for your efforts. In squads, while facing multiple enemies, defending against the Unibeam is nearly impossible.
The Unibeam works in nearly every situation and is highly effective. No one is leaving this thing on the ground. Players have received several Season 4 Victory Royales on its back. It’s our number-one and could be considered the best item, weapon, or ability in Fortnite Season 4.
That was our list of the most powerful Superhero abilities in Fortnite. What does yours look like? Do you agree or disagree with our rankings? Give us your thoughts on our Twitter page @FortniteINTEL. If you make a strong enough case, we may even adjust our rankings.
If any other hero Superpowers come to the base Fortnite game before the end of the season, we’ll add them to our rankings, so come back and check if we have another substantial patch before Season 5. Until then, good luck out there!