"I don't have time for interferences."
—Wesker's prematch quote

Wesker is shown to be very fast allowing him to quickly switch his position around the screen. He uses his Samurai-Edge Custom handgun. as his long range attack. Also, Wesker can teleport off the attack in three different directions, and many of his moves come straight from Resident Evil 5. Due to this, he has an excellent melee range and strength and possesses multiple counter commands to maintain pressure on his enemies along with his teleports.

Mastering Wesker is a difficult task due to how tricky how his commands work, especially with how his Phantom Move works. Once mastered however, along with his decent combos and noticeably high health, Wesker becomes one of the most formidable characters in the roster, to the point where he's nowadays considered one of the best point characters on teams. This is mainly due to his combo potential stemming from his knockdown attacks which can lead into his Samurai Edge Lower Shot OTG's which also make Wesker a viable assist, and his Samurai Edge Horizantal Shot is great for full screen punishes with the ability for him to special followup with a Phantom Move like with his Ghost Butterfly where again, can increase his combo potential. He even has a few X-Factor loops/infinites involving his Samurai Edge command normals.

It should be noted that Wesker lacks command moves that are overheads, making him weak on mixups other than teleport cross-ups, and thus limiting his options on opening his foes' defenses. This can be an understatement however, as Wesker must first put his opponent under pressure and trick them into blocking too much so he can feint into retreats or throws, which is a staple for all characters who use mindgames.

Despite the complications on his Phantom Move, a majority of his bread & butter combos tend to work in a simple manner. Coupled with his Samurai Edge Lower Shot OTG, he can inflict potentially powerful combos on anyone, with or without an assist. What's more, fully mastering his teleports can really get the edge on his opponent(s), with him controlling the match in tandem with a quick gun-type projectile and able to disrupt movements of all sorts. Because of such shenanigans, many players have decided on counters for Wesker's gameplan.

In UMVC3, Wesker is ironically nerfed and buffed somewhat (moreso in terms of the latter) in that his health has decreased right to Ryu's amount. Now his glasses if shattered or removed give him a speed and attack boost, where Phantom Dance comes in handy for the latter. Combined with a Lv. 3 X-Factor this can give Wesker several chances for some of the biggest comebacks in a match, and one of the most powerful powered state exploits in the game. However, a small amount of counters are effective against him, such as Anti-Wesker teams, and overture zoning.


Assist Attacks

Name Type Angle Cross-Over
α Ghost Butterfly Direct Front Phantom Dance
β Samurai Edge (Lower Shot) Shot Tilt Down Phantom Dance
γ Jaguar Dash Direct Front Phantom Dance

Command Normals:

Move Name Input
Samurai Edge AS Right+Attack h
Samurai Edge (Lower Shot) Arcade Stick DR+Attack h
Samurai Edge (Anti-Surface) Arcade Modifier AirArcade-Stick-Down+Attack h

Special Attacks

Move Name Input
Cobra Strike AS QCF+Attack l
Ghost Butterfly AS QCF+Attack m
Jaguar Dash AS QCF+Attack h
>Jaguar Kick Attack h during Jaguar Dash
Phantom Move (air)AS S+Attack button
Tiger Uppercut AS RS+Attack
Mustang Kick Arcade Stick HCB+Attack

Hyper Combos

Move Name Input
Phantom Dance AS QCF+Attack button 2x
Rhino Charge AS QCB+Attack button 2x
Lost In Nightmares (Level 3) AS S+Attack button 2x


X-Factor Boost Damage Speed
Level 1 120% 120%
Level 2 140% 130%
Level 3 160% 140%


  1. Mission 1 - Attack using Cobra Strike
  2. Mission 2 - Attack using Tiger Uppercut
  3. Mission 3 - Chain a special move to a unique move
  4. Mission 4 - Perform a combo using a cancel
  5. Mission 5 - Perform an air combo
  6. Mission 6 - Perform a combo using Tiger Uppercut
  7. Mission 7 - Perform a combo with a wall bounce (mid-screen only)
  8. Mission 8 - Perform a combo with a crossover assist
  9. Mission 9 - Perform a combo using X-factor... (corner only)
  10. Mission 10 - Perform a special combo (corner only)

Click here to see Wesker's Video Missions


  • Bad to the Bone - Clear Arcade mode with Wesker on any difficulty
  • Virus Carrier - Clear Arcade mode with Wesker on Very Hard
  • Secret Maneuvers - Complete 5 missions with Wesker
  • Uroboros - Complete 10 missions with Wesker
  • Original Squad Leader - Use Wesker 30 times
  • Global Saturation - Use Wesker 100 times

Changes in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

  • Health decreased to 1,000,000.
  • Damage and speed increase as his sunglasses are completely shattered or removed.
  • Decreased startup of j.M.
  • Decreased float of Samurai Edge (Horizontal Fire).
  • Adjusted untechable time for all versions of Samurai Edge.
  • Phantom Move can be performed after Cobra Strike.
  • Decreased attack startup time of Jaguar Dash and increased active frames.
  • Increased damage of Jaguar Kick.
  • Increased hit box of Tiger Uppercut L and M.
  • Opponent cannot tech after wall bounce from Tiger Uppercut M and H.
  • Increased invincibility frame startup of Rhino Charge.
  • Additional damage scaling is added after a successful Rhino Charge, so damage is decreased on extra hits.
  • Additional hits can be added to Phantom Dance (ground and air versions) through rapid buttons presses.

Theme Song

Marvel VS Capcom 3 - Albert Wesker Theme03:53

Marvel VS Capcom 3 - Albert Wesker Theme

Wesker's theme is a remix of Wind of Madness, his second battle theme from Resident Evil 5.


TGS Wesker Gameplay - MARVEL VS01:16

TGS Wesker Gameplay - MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3

Special Quotes

UMVC3 Albert Wesker Quotes (W Eng & Jap Voices)02:25

UMVC3 Albert Wesker Quotes (W Eng & Jap Voices)


Wesker's ending involves him capturing the weakened Marvel heroes after their battle with Galactus. He plans on injecting the Uroboros virus into their bodies and observe what happens. It is rumored to be a subtle reference to the Marvel Zombies comics.


"...Everything has been going according to plan. I have to admit, a cosmic being coming into play was something I could never have anticipated. Galactus' appearance made him the primary target of every hero on Earth, leaving me to my own devices. A grave miscalculation on their part. They were easy enough to capture in their weakened state. Now I can test their compatibility with the Uroboros virus. (scene then changes to Wesker looking at one of his captives) Only time will tell if these fine specimens become the next Alexia, or the next Lisa Trevor. Heh, heh, heh..."


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