>DO NOT set a DDE on thor. Get an attack set, namely Hawkeye, Power of Angry Hulk, and Overdrive. He is a damage dealer, not a tank. And if you get IW thor, you get a few secs invincibility after 5skill and a guard on 3skill which should be enough to keep him alive while dishing death,
Thor needs an attack set, DDE is pointless on him, it wastes a huge amount of damage and won't help him survive in the slightest. If you want survival then T3 Cap with DDE is the way to go, for damage then its T3 Thor with OD or POAH. If you want survival and damage then a well built Cap is a good compromise.
You can find a great deal of good blast characters but that's not the same with combat. You better pick cap or Ragnahulk. The Ragnahulk uni will get you a ctp when advanced to mythic. But choosing among the 2, I'm not the right person to judge.
And don't stick to fan favorites, there are other better characters too sometimes. At tier 2 iron Man is not that good at all. So choose wisely.
CTPs are Custom Gear types that greatly enhance the stats of the equipped character. There are different kinds of CTPs suited to different type of characters depending on the stats that they enhance. Refer to this guide for in-depth information - [https://www.reddit.com/r/future\_fight/comments/7tmk4w/ctp\_guide/](https://www.reddit.com/r/future_fight/comments/7tmk4w/ctp_guide/)
T3 Thor can one-shot most chars in TL with his #5 skill, but if not he dies fast.
In general i think Thor is better in PvE while Cap (t3) is better in TL.
My favorite TL team actually is Jean or Wasp lead, Corvus and Cap.
Corvus does the most work, Cap is used mostly against Spidey, QS and Angel.
Thor is good at WBU and in ABX already at T2. At T3 he is very good.
Cap needs T3 to be good in ABX and TL. Personally i still struggle with him in WBU and get always one-shotted by Proxima even with 70k HPs .. lol
The thing is that Thor is not good in PvP stuff like Timeline battle. His true value is in WB and WB Ultimate where he can clear all WB and push high stages of WBU Ebony Maw.
Cap at T2 with IW uniform is decent but his true potential is unlocked after T3 which requires a lot of investment and is not really necessary. At T2 IW Thor is better than IW Cap. If you want a character than can carry you in Timeline get IW Spidey. Also, if you don't have him, IW Winter Soldier will carry you in WB/WBU as well as Timeline. Hope this clears some doubts.