Midnight Suns BEST Iron Man Cards & Build

Iron Man is one the best all-rounder heroes in Marvel's Midnight Suns, and a build focusing on his core strengths can make him a formidable opponent!

When it comes to applying the vulnerable status effect and controlling the crowd, Iron Man is by far the best character in Midnight Suns. He is one of the first superheroes you’ll play in Marvel’s Midnight Suns. This means you’ll be familiar with Iron Man’s cards and abilities from the get-go in Midnight Suns.   

Key Takeaways
  • Iron Man: Starting DPS-focused hero in Marvel’s Midnight Suns, excelling in damage.
  • Heroic cards utilize the Move mechanic offensively, significantly boosting damage output.
  • Team up Iron Man with Support cards to enhance defense or increase base attack potency.
  • Upgrade cards to (+) versions for the best combat value in Midnight Suns.
  • Best card abilities for Iron Man include Quick Blast, Blast, Mark Target, Heads Up, Surgical Strike, and Air Superiority

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Best Iron Man Cards

Iron Man in the game
Iron Man has some of the highest attacks in the game.

Iron Man is a high-damage character in Midnight Suns, and he can deal massive damage output by applying the Vulnerable Status effect on enemies and then blasting them away using amazing abilities. As always, if you want to deal tons of damage to a single enemy or a crowd, you should upgrade Iron Man’s abilities first to the (+) version and then utilize his abilities in the field. 

Before getting into further detail, here’s our Iron Man Build Summary:

Mark TargetCommonSkill
Quick BlastCommonAttack
Heads UpRareSkill
Surgical StrikeCommonHeroic
Air SuperiorityEpicHeroic


Blast [Screenshot by eXputer]
Rarity Type Duplicates Required Essence Cost
Common Attack 2 30

Blast is the superior version of the Quick Blast ability card that we have listed in our guide as well. Iron Man channels a beam and fires at a target when you trigger this ability. Additionally, the attack comes with a knockback effect, so you can pretty much damage a second target as well by hitting him with the primary one. Or you can throw an enemy into an environmental trap to deal further damage. 

The best value of the Blast ability card comes at using it the second time. That is because you get an additional bonus of Forceful effect, which significantly increases Iron Man’s knockback and base damage significantly while executing this attack. 

Mark Target

Mark Target [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
Rarity Type
Common Skill

This is by far the best Iron Man card in Midnight Suns to use in the heat of the battle. The upgraded version of this card even deals massive damage to Marked enemies. When you trigger this ability, Iron Man inflicts 2 Marked and 2 Vulnerable status effects on enemies who are standing in closer proximity. 

All the marked enemies will deal at least 50% more damage than otherwise, and it does not have to be Iron Man’s ability to deal the killing blow; you can KO them using any other hero on the team. 

Quick Blast

Quick Blast [Image Credit: eXputer]
Rarity Type Duplicates Required Essence Cost
Common Attack 2 30
  • Prioritize equipping Quick Blast as it is useful against low-health minions.
  • Access this ability card from the beginning.
  • Using Quick Blast a second time comes with a redraw knockback bonus.
  • Utilize the bonus to throw enemies into environmental hazards or secondary targets.
  • Base version is good for the early game, but upgrading to Quick Blast (+) significantly increases base damag

Heads Up

Heads Up [Image Credit: eXputer]
Rarity Type
Rare Skill

Not only is Iron Man excellent at dealing damage to a single target or a crowd, but he can also use his nanotechnology to provide damage resistance or Block positive status effects on himself or an ally. This ability is extremely useful, and you can apply it to Iron Man if he is the sole DPS, or you can apply the Heads Up ability to any other character on the team, such as having a Blade build or Hunter build

Surgical Strike

Surgical Strike [Screenshot captured by eXputer]
Rarity Type Duplicates Required Essence Cost
Common Heroic 2 40

The Surgical Strike ability has a lot of utility, and the best way to utilize this card ability is to first have at least 2-5 cards in hand and then trigger the ability. That is because Iron Man chains attacks in a row depending on how many Iron Man cards you have available to play. So say you have 5 Iron Man cards available with you, and you trigger a Surgical Strike; then you can select five targets and unleash a series of attacks on them in a single go.  

Air Superiority 

Rarity Type
Epic Heroic
  • Iron Man in Midnight Suns has exceptional crowd control with the Air Superiority ability.
  • Activating Air Superiority allows Iron Man to hover and unleash a rocket barrage on all enemies in the area.
  • Upgrading to the (+) version of Air Superiority wipes out all minions in a single use.
  • Redrawing the card and using it again can increase damage to enemies by 30-50%.
  • To maximize damage, apply the Vulnerability status effect using Iron Man’s Mark Target card ability before triggering Air Superiority.

How To Unlock More Iron Man Cards In Midnight Suns 

Gamma Coils [Image captured by eXputer]
The fastest way to unlock hero cards or abilities in Midnight Suns is to play with them or bring them on missions. Once you complete the missions, you will get Gamma Coils that can be brought to The Forge, and Tony Stark can open them to reveal a series of ability cards.

Another excellent method to get more hero ability cards in the game is to send heroes on Hero Ops. This is the best-case scenario whenever you’re not bringing a hero with you on the mission, and they’re hanging out back in the social hub. Better send them on missions than let them sit idle at the social hub. Whenever the heroes return from Hero Ops, there is a great chance an ability card will be unlocked as a reward. 


Josh Keaton, the Midnight Suns voice actor behind Iron Man, has portrayed the character in the game. You can make Iron Man a lot more powerful with a few add-ons to his build and effectively using the mechanics of Midnight Suns to his advantage. 

Now that you know the top six best Iron Man ability cards in Midnight Suns, are you ready to make a devastating build for him in the game? Which cards that we have mentioned are the go-to ones for you? Do you have some card suggestions that could make Iron Man build much more devastating in Midnight Suns? Share your thoughts with us. Let us know more about it in the comments section below.


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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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