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Best Skills & Gadgets in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 swings into action as Insomniac Games' ultimate masterpiece. Embarking on their third epic in the series, the game follows Miles Morales and Peter Packer as they take on the bad guys in the bustling streets of New York City. Building upon the success of its predecessors, the game introduces exciting new spider gadgets and suits. Enhancements don't stop there. The game also brings fresh abilities, slick traversal techniques, and badass combat moves.

But hold on, there's more to amp up the excitement. To level up your Spidey skills, you must invest skill points wisely in the skill tree for all three Spider heroes. These decisions matter early in the game, shaping your entire playing experience. To give you a leg up, we've got the lowdown on the best skills and gadgets in Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Ready to swing into action? Let's jump right in!


The game has three different skill trees. Peter Parker and Miles Morales have individual skill trees but share a third. The more you level up, the more skill points you accumulate. So, let's look at the best picks in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Combo Resupply

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Combo Resupply gives you an early chance of stacking up a gadget free of charge. Once you achieve a 4-hit combo, you access a free gadget, invaluable for crowd control. 

Parry Disarm

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Even though Spider-Man barely uses a weapon in fights, you can always expect the opposing side to be strapped. So, you should always be prepared to counter the heat. The Web Whip skill is a sure way of disarming enemies, but you can also count on Parry Disarm. Most weapons your adversaries carry are too extreme to handle, and a parry attack is your best option for survival. To activate this shared skill, press L1 before the visual indicator comes on. 

Corner Tether

Spider-Man 2 Corner tether

Swinging from one building to another is easy since you are Spider-Man. But turning a corner gets tricky, especially for newbies. This is where the Corner Tether skill swoops in to save the day. It is one of the traversal updates that gives you better control when gliding or swinging. With this skill, you don't have to worry about losing sight of a villain when making a quick direction change. Simply hold down the circle button and give the left Analog-stick a flick, and voilà! You have the perfect angle to change direction smoothly, leaving no room for those pesky bad guys to escape. Mastering corners just became a piece of cake!

Venom Jump

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Occasionally, you'll have hordes of enemies charging towards you. It may feel overwhelming, but the Venom Jump evens the playing field. By pressing L1 and X, you can hurl enemies in the air and use the Venom Stun, knocking them off their guard. Since air is Spider-Man's familiar ground, the attack comes in handy when juggling adversaries. 

Spider-Rush: Tornado

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 tornado style

As a Peter Parker skill, the Spider-Rush: Tornado gives Peter magnet-like powers, allowing him to pull enemies towards himself from within. It's a powerful skill for crowd control and taking down mini-bosses and brutes, especially when you are out of gadgets. To activate it, press the L1+Triangle buttons.


Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has fewer gadgets than the first title, but they still pack a powerful punch. You'll need tokens and various tech by locating tech crates to upgrade them. But before you start hunting, here's a look at the finest gadgets the game holds:

Web Shooters

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The Web Shooter is the first gadget and the most basic in the game. The gadget shoots out chemical webbing, and Spidey wears it under his suit's gauntlets. As your primary defense tool, it's ideal to upgrade it first, even though other upgrades become accessible as you level up. Once it's tricked out, the gadget can take out a typical enemy and rapidly refill. 

Ricochet Web

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The Ricochet Web is like an upgraded version of the Web Shooter but built for crowd control. It's quick to use and fires web projectiles that ensnare and stun multiple enemies. This shot also bounces between enemies, counting as a hit. So, it's a good tool to use for offense and defense. The only downside is that the gadget is accessible at Level 13, but it's a handy gadget to equip. 

Web Grabber

web grabber

One of the absolute best gadgets for rounding up enemies in Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is the Web Grabber. The gadget piles up your enemies, making it easy to issue a final send-off. You can combine this gadget with a sill, such as Venom Slam, that zaps them and deals intense damage at the same time. Plus, the gadget can be one of your early-on options, depending on how you start the game. Therefore, it's ideal to unlock and upgrade it first. 

Concussion Burst

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As the name goes, this gadget is the ultimate concussion delivery. It's also powerful enough to handle hordes of enemies by knocking them back and stunning them. The Concussion Burst is ideal when dealing with enemies with varied weapons. Also, if you've taken on too much damage and need to step away to heal, whip out this gadget for a quick breather before you swing back into action. 


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Like the Venom Jump skill, the upshot evens the playing field where you make your adversaries airborne and stun them. As they are floating midair, you can use various combo moves to deal damage before they land on the ground. It's a solid choice against enemies invulnerable to your strike while on the ground. 

Sonic Burst

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The Sonic Burst is an impressive gadget to get you out of a tight spot. If you find yourself on a chase, the gadget stuns and knocks back enemies, giving you ample time to reposition. Upgrading it turns it into a meaner machine, and since you can get it early in the game, it's great for a head start.

So, what's your take on our picks for Best Skills & Gadgets in Marvel's Spider-Man 2? What are some of your favorite skills and gadgets for the game? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.