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There are terms in Marvel: Avengers Alliance that are used inside and outside the game, with various terms being used for faster communication on the game's community. Some terms are official to the game while others are unofficial. This is a list of all the terms and abbreviations in Marvel: Avengers Alliance and their corresponding definitions.

The list is arranged in alphabetical order. There are also existing terms specific to the Marvel: Avengers Alliance Wikia, and as such may or may not be official to the game.

To link to a Term here, simply type [[Marvel: Avengers Alliance Terminology#<Term>|<Term>]].

For example, [[Marvel: Avengers Alliance Terminology#QS|QS]] will result to: QS


Contents:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


#

#.#
  • -Chapter Number-.-Mission Number- - refers to the Chapter and Mission in the game.
  • i.e. 1.4 means Chapter 1 Mission 4.
  • See also C#M#.
  • -Spec Ops Number-.-Mission Number- - refers to the Spec Ops and Mission in the game.
  • i.e. 9.2 means Spec Ops 9 Mission 2.
#.#.#
  • -Season Number-.-Chapter Number-.-Mission Number- - refers to the Story Mission's Season, Chapter and Mission in the game.
  • i.e. 2.1.6 means Season 2 Chapter 1 Premium Mission.
1HKO
  • One Hit Knock Out - refers to defeating opponents with only one hit.

A

A.R.
  • Official Abbreviation for Assault Rifle.
Acc
ACC
  • Accuracy - refers to the Accuracy attribute of Characters.
Ada
  • Adamantium League Adamantium League
AIso-8
AIso8
AISO-8
AISO8
AISO
  • Augmented Isotope-8 - used to enhance a hero's move set. Unlike the original Isotope-8, Augmented Iso-8 is similar to Empowered Isotope-8 and adds special effects when equipped.
Ad X
Adh X
AXL
AFK
  • Away From Keyboard - may refer to Defensive Teams in PVP.
Agent Park
Agent Parking
  • The method to deliberately slow the Level growth of the player's Agent in order to play in a lower Level bracket in PVP with a higher handicap and consequently have a better chance to win. This is done by participating in Low XP Battles and letting the Agent die to get the minimum amount of XP possible.
  • Also known as Parking or Sandbagging.
A.I.
AI
  • Artificial Intelligence - refers to everything computer-controlled including but not limited to Enemies, PVP Opponents and a player's Defensive team in PVP.
Alt
Alts
AoE
AOE
  • Area of Effect - an action by characters in the game that targets All Enemies or All.
  • The Official Term for this in the game is All and All Enemies.
AoO
AR
ARC
Arc Reactor
Atk
ATK
  • Attack - refers to the Attack attribute of Characters.
  • May refer to the Offensive boost given by Items transformed into Armory Bonus for PVP.
  • May refer to an Attacking Team in PVP.
Avoidance Effect
  • Avoidance Effect - effects that has a chance to avoid attacks, regardless of character's evasion and hit by a character's accuracy.

B

BB
BC
BK
Bologna
Bologna Scroll
BotG
BSQS
BP
BW

C

C#M#
  • Chapter # Mission # - refers to a specific Mission in a Story Mission.
  • i.e. C7M3 means Chapter 7 Mission 3.
C&D
CA
Cap A
Cap
CAP
Cap B
Cap Brit
CB
CO
Colo
CP
CQC
CR
CRB
Crit
Crits
  • Critical Hit - refers to hits that deal more damage with the help of the Accuracy stat.
CSR
CT
CvE
CVE
  • Combat Validation Error - a kind of Error Message in the game that is used as a countermeasure for cheating players and hackers.
Cyke

D

D&R
DD
DEB
Def
DEF
  • Defense - refers to the Defense attribute of Characters.
  • May refer to the Defensive boost given by Items transformed into Armory Bonus for PVP.
  • May refer to a Defending Team in PVP.
DFC
Deep Fried Chicken
DH
Doom
DoT
DOT
  • Damage Over Time - refers to Effects that cause damage over time.
  • The Official Term for this in the game is Damage Over Time Effects.
DP
DPS
  • Damage Per Second - refers to Effects that cause damage over time.
  • The Official Term for this in the game is Damage Over Time Effects.
Drop
  • Items that are dropped by opponents in the game.
  • The Reward Item in the Deploy, Incursion, Heroic Battle, Boss, or Epic Boss Rewards.
DS

E

EF
EIso-8
EIso8
EISO-8
EISO8
EISO
  • Empowered Isotope-8 - used to enhance the agent or a hero. Unlike the original Isotope-8, Empowered Iso-8 adds special effects when equipped.
Eva
EVA
  • Evasion - refers to the Evasion attribute of Characters.

F

Farm
Farming
  • Refers to the process of repeating Battles and Missions in order to accumulate more Items and Resources that are found on that Mission.
FF


G

GBF
GBW
Gear Bonus
  • Gear Bonus - has a chance to provide a temporary boost to stats when attacking or attacked per amount of hits, only if an Agent or Hero has at least one Isotope-8 socketed.
Gen
GG
Ghost
Ghost Tank
Ghost Tanking
  • Refers to an Agent serving as a Tank in a battle with the use of Effects that grant
    Effect BG 3 GreenEffect Icon 025
     Phased or any similar effect to the Agent. This makes attacks miss the Agent, and becoming untouchable like a Ghost. The most popular Gear used when Ghost Tanking is Sinister Scepter Sinister Scepter and Hoarfrost Mace Hoarfrost Mace.
  • As of the October 1, 2013 update, Phased characters can no longer protect, making this strategy obsolete.
GOTG
GR
GSE
GTB

H

HAIF
Haif
Herc
HFM
HM
HIB
HP
  • Health Points or Hit Points
  • Health - refers to the Health attribute of Characters.
HT

I

IF
IM
Imba
  • Effect BG 3 GreenEffect Icon 022
     Imba
  • Imbalanced - refers to Imbalanced characters.
Inf
Initiative
  • Increases the character's ability to take the first turn. This does not appear in-game but can be indicated.
IP
IW

J

Jug
Jugg
Juggs
Juggy


K

KP


L

l1
L1
  • Level 1 - refers to the Hero's Level 1 Ability. It is unlocked by default and is usually the first Ability.
l2
L2
  • Level 2 - refers to the Hero's Level 2 Ability, unlocked at Level 2. It is usually the second Ability.
l6
L6
  • Level 6 - refers to the Hero's Level 6 Ability, unlocked at Level 6. It is usually the third Ability.
l9
L9
  • Level 9 - refers to the Hero's Level 9 Ability, unlocked at Level 9. It is usually the fourth Ability.
LC
Lewis


M

M:AA
MAA
Mag
Mags
Maggie
MB
Meta
Metagame
  • A term used for most video games in which particular strategies are the most common. To go against the meta would be to use strategies that, while possibly effective, are not considered to be the best.
MF
MFG
MG
Momen
MM


N

NC
Nerf
Nerfs
Nerfed
  • Effect BG 1 RedEffect Icon 127
     Nerfed
  • A term referring to the change in a character or a feature in the game, for reasons mostly partaining to how the character or feature have broken the game's balance. It is called a nerf as the change made to the feature or character has left a negative impact to the players that frequently use them.
NIN
Nix


O

OFK
OHKO
  • One Hit Knock Out - refers to defeating opponents with only one hit.
OP
  • Effect BG 3 GreenEffect Icon 080
     OP
  • Overpowered - refers to an Overpowered character.
OS


P

P.E.W.
  • Official Abbreviation for Personal Energy Weapon.
Peast
Pestilence
PestiBeast
Pepsi
P4
Po4
PO4
P5
Park
Parking
  • The method to deliberately slow the Level growth of the player's Agent in order to play in a lower Level bracket in PVP with a higher handicap and consequently have a better chance to win. This is done by participating in Low XP Battles and letting the Agent die to get the minimum amount of XP possible.
  • Also known as Agent Parking or Sandbagging.
PD
  • Playdom
PF
Pinion
PP
Proc
Proc Rate
  • Process Rate - refers to how often an effect activates in battle.
  • Proc is a Term Officially used in the game.
PvE
PVE
  • Player versus Environment
  • The Official Term for this is Story Missions.
PvP
PVP

Q

QJ
QS


R

RH
Rulk
Rouge
  • Players who deliberately misspell Rogue's name. Apparently they like cosmetics.
RR
Ruta

S

S.A.
  • Official Abbreviation for Side Arm.
SA
Sandbag
Sandbagging
  • The method to deliberately slow the Level growth of the player's Agent in order to play in a lower Level bracket in PVP with a higher handicap and consequently have a better chance to win. This is done by participating in Low XP Battles and letting the Agent die to get the minimum amount of XP possible.
  • Also known as Agent Parking or Parking.
Santana
SB

Super Blade Punch

ST (Very Rare)
SG
SIIC
SM
Spidey
SoA
SOA
Soon
SoON
SOON
  • i.e. Soon, Very Soon, Super Duper Soon, Extremely Soon.
SP
  • Stamina Points
  • Shield point-icon S.H.I.E.L.D. Point.
  • Stamina - refers to the Stamina attribute of Characters.
Spec Op
Spec Ops
SO
SpW
SS
Stam
  • Stamina - refers to the Stamina attribute of Characters.
Support
  • Characters whose specialty is to support the performance of their Allies in a Team.
SW

T

Tac
Tact
Tank
  • A character designed to take high amounts of damage. These characters are usually distinguished by their high Health or Defense stats and usually have moderate-low damage output. Most tanks require Protect Effects to serve better as a Tank.
TCS
Three Bird
Three-Bird
Three-Birding
Three Birding
  • refers to the method of fighting two Mini-Bosses and the Boss together in one battle.
TM
TOE
TOES
ToT
Trench
Trenches
Two Bird
Two-Bird
Two-Birding
Two Birding
  • refers to the method of fighting the Mini-Boss and the Boss together in one battle.

U

UIso-8
UIso8
UISO-8
UISO8
UJ
UP
  • Underpowered


V

Val
Valk
Vib
Vibra
  • Vibranium League Vibranium League
VvD

W

WA
WBA
War Axe
WCD
WC
WCP
Whine
  • Complaining about things in the game. Mostly caused by the Nerf of a character or a feature.
WM
WNC
Wolvie
Wondy
Wonder Bread
WoM (to distinguish from War Machine)
Woods
  • Justin Woods - one of the publicly active Producers of Marvel: Avengers Alliance.

X

XAI


Y

Z

MAA Wikia Terms

Terms that are mainly or exclusively used in the Marvel: Avengers Alliance Wikia.

5ele
AGT
  • Template name shortcut for Ability and Gear Type.
AWC
  • A Wikia Contributor - Formerly Users writing on this wiki without being logged in
Beta
CoC
Cyrus
Dark
Digo
Doc
Bob
EI
  • Template name shortcut for Effect Icons.
IIRC
  • If I Remember Correctly
IMHO
  • In my honest opinion
ISK
JP
LH
  • Refers to a bunch of Losers
Ly
  • User:Lycentia - Founding Bureaucrat and Administrator of the MAA Wikia.
Mc
Mck
Krongs
Kitten
Necro
  • The revival of a Forum thread that has been left without a message for long periods of time. In the MAA Wikia, a topic that has been left for more than a month is considered a Necro and results to a shutdown of said topic.
OP
  • Original Poster - refers to the Original Poster in a Forum Thread, a User blog or a User blog Comment.
PEBKAC
  • Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair (Operator / Human Error)
PKB
Peekaboo
Pot
Reg
Sam
  • Don't ask.
  • If someone asks you if you're Sam, it means that they suspect that you are a troll.
SH
Shad
Shadow
Shiz
TBD
  • To Be Determined
TOS
TUB
  • Template name shortcut for Team-Up Bonuses.

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