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Because someone out there understands why you're matching tiles at four in the morning to get a grey suit Black Widow cover.

seriously though: the slow burn RPG elements plus the morphine drip accomplishment of clack clack clack is terribly addicting

Aptly titled thread

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:00 (seven years ago) link

omg this is an important thread

btw why is everyone down on Daken? his "ramp up everyone's power with green matches" crossed with "heals a bunch given enough yellow tiles" combo works pretty well for me

my go-to grouping at the moment is Thor-modern Black Widow-Daken, although Thor/Cap-Baghead Spidey-classic Storm is a good backup lineup. I'm also finally starting to see some utility in modern Hawkeye now that he has more than just Avoid

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:03 (seven years ago) link

Daken stops being useful except as a support character once you boost your core guys into the 40s in my experience, but then I haven't beefed him up yet

From prior thread:

thor - lv 71 - 5/4/4 max
iron man 35 - lv 50 max - 5/4/4 max
storm modern - lv 50 max- 5/5/3 mx
iron man 40 - lv 47 - 3/2/1
black widow modern -lv 40 max - 5/5 max
juggernaut - lv 40 max - 5/5 max
cap murrica - lv 27 - 4/4/5 max
hood - lv 25 - 2 yellow
storm classic - lv 24 - 5/5/3 max
daken - lv 19 - 5/5 max
spider man classic - lv 18 - 1 yellow, 1 blue
ragnarok - lv 23 - 1 green, 2 red
wolverine astonishing - lv 16 - 2/4/2
hawkeye - lv 15 - 5/5 max
venom - lv 15 - 5/5 max
magneto NOW - lv 15 - 2/3/1
black widow grey suit - lv 15 - 1 purple
loki - lv 15 - 1 black
bullseye - lv 12 - 4 black
moonstone - lv 9 - 3/1/1
black widow original - lv 8 - 1 /1
hawkeye modern - lv 6 - 4/1/2
spiderman bagman - lv 6 - 2 purple, 1 blue
yelena - lv 1 - 5/5 max

with a pair of extra slots. only characters left to acquire are doom (which they're giving away in a day or so?), magneto classic (that guy is a bitch in pvp, i wannit), x-force wolverine and invisible girl. i'm only 125 points away from a third slot so having a complete character collection by next week is possible... yay?

i am impressed with how much leeway the game gives you to character build and collect. i have not yet spent any money whatsoever.

oh fuck, they just released the punisher.

lol yup.

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:07 (seven years ago) link

still focused on getting those Black Widow Grey Suit cards from the weekly tourney though

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:07 (seven years ago) link

oh wait. it's a story mode thing, so i don't have to use my A team. nice.

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:08 (seven years ago) link

cool. i'm 8 ranked in the iron man tourney

these story modes are awesome; they give a ton of bonus points.

lol I'm playing two separate teams on my phone and my iPad; IIRC my phone Daken is around lvl 27 and my iPad Daken is around 37? 38?

anyway once you cross lvl 20, he starts having enough stamina to weather enough attacks for you be able to stick him in the back to heal when he gets low, but then for every green match that happens he throws two pretty powerful strike tiles out there for every free red with no upper limit AFAICT, meaning that your main attack guy suddenly starts hitting everything like massive sledgehammer after 2-3 turns with a good board full of green. then add in Thor who has one power that fills in green tiles and one power that fills in yellow tiles and Daken is basically indestructible unless your tank gets taken out or someone can one-shot him

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:12 (seven years ago) link

this is on iphone?

haha dude, it sure is

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:14 (seven years ago) link

I don't like using Daken because of his annoying animations on green match. it fucks with the click click click pleasure. if in tennis, during a nice series of volleys, the ball would stop in mid air occasionally, and the player would do a triple back flip and shout. "ta da!", then resume the volleying...that would be annoying. that's Daken

Euler, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:15 (seven years ago) link

lol true

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:17 (seven years ago) link

i've been playing on pad so didn't even know about the phone option. THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SUPPORT GROUP

these new story missions are CRAZY easy and offer lots of bonuses; worth plowing through

and yes i am playing this while typing in a thread about it, why do you ask

hahaha yes that is the Daken animation but the payoff of having the ball suddenly be 10% heavier for your opponent is worth it IMO

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:20 (seven years ago) link

btw can I say X-Force Wolverine is surprisingly powerful even with only one power at lvl 1? utility-wise he is kind of unversatile but he packs a surprising punch and is a good "I'll use him to mop up while I wait for my A-line to heal" character

I'm also surprised at how much more useful bagman Spidey is becoming, although he's not as good in PVP as I want him to be

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:24 (seven years ago) link

乒乓, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:28 (seven years ago) link

you'll be back

i've been playing on phone the whole time. FOOL!

most of the 4* lv.30 characters are pretty useful as fodder for a while, just because of the HP

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:31 (seven years ago) link

I seem to rely in juggernaut. Because of the hit points and I use the red power when I'm in a bind. I hate myself for it though.

Jeff, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:33 (seven years ago) link

damn, the final board of the new story mission is a daken/venom/yelena, all at level 230
i may pass

oh man i hate those super overleveled missions. but i guess it gives us a goal for supergrinding

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:39 (seven years ago) link

I am generally rocking Daken lvl 50ish + Wolverine Classic lvl 50 + the tournament special character (and if he's not available, lvl 40 jug, or lvl 40 thor).

Wolv + Daken is just sickening, each green matchup boosting dmg + every 6 green doing dmg AND boosting dmg... basically if I can survive the first few rounds (which I usually can if I swap between my "tank" jug/supplied character and the wolfy twins) I'm doing 300, 400 damage per crappy 3-match and tearing through dudes (with the occasional wolv slash red attack thing for insult).

Added bonus: if the twins are taknig damage, stick them in the back, let the supplied char take damage, hit for whatever crap damage + INSANO BONUS DAMAGE, twins heal

Double added bonus: instead of using health packs on daken/wolverine, enter an easy prologue fight, do low damage but let them heal to nearly 100%, tada! faster than waiting for them to heal regularly & more economical than burning health packs (and since you don't have to burn health packs on supplied characters, i can basically fight every 5m with no health packs used as much as my heart desires)

I've Seen rRootage (Will M.), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:42 (seven years ago) link

waiting for health packs used to be the biggest drag on my ability to play but now it's making sure my battery isn't going to die 2ce a day

so bad

I've Seen rRootage (Will M.), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:44 (seven years ago) link

^^^ this is a strategy I aspire to but I am really enamored of Widow's ability to steal gems and freeze ppl

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 20:46 (seven years ago) link

btw, the publisher forum for the game is a good place to get strategies and is fairly civil

major change to classic storm just took effect today from:
Raging Tempest - Yellow Passive
(PASSIVE) Any time a teammate takes > 20% of their health in direct damage, Storm invokes a wall of elements. It damages the enemy team for 125 and generates 4 Red AP.
(PASSIVE) Storm surrounds her team with a whirling tempest that unleashes fury when provoked. If a team member is damaged for 20% of their max health, it deals (x) damage to all enemies. If every team member is below 50% health, damage increases to (about 6.67x).

this is pretty important in that
1) storm HERSELF being hit triggers tempest which means the only ways to beat her without taking damage is to chip away or stun her
2) no more red ap bonus
3) though it's not clear by the above, it's apparently notably less damage for each tempest hit than it used to be

including Storm herself as a trigger SUX so they better have dropped the damage

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:04 (seven years ago) link

it's a nerfing intended pretty much to force you to heal more often.

nothing is funnier than watching a modern Storm duel, has this nerfed that?

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:11 (seven years ago) link

you mean does it loop back and forth with hits? dunno!

the only ways to beat her without taking damage is to chip away or stun her

or kill her with one attack

(my wolverine claws do 1325 now, plus the strike tiles, can get up into the 1500, 1600 range easy)

I've Seen rRootage (Will M.), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:17 (seven years ago) link

definitely feels weaker. i was wondering what happened to that ability. i assume this will cut down on the storm counterattack ping-pong, which usually resulted in insta-kill for one member

Spider-man classic's purple ability was basically changed to a weaker version of Bulleye's, which is nice, because it was useless without the other ability to create Web tiles

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:17 (seven years ago) link

lol I said modern when I meant classic, glad you knew what I meant

I ran into that in a PVP battle and got pwned massively but it was so funny I didn't mind that much

(I promptly stopped using classic Storm as an A-lister as a result but it's still good comedy, ping-ponging Tempests until a Storm dies)

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:18 (seven years ago) link

my juggernaut/iron man 53/thor team does pretty well if i ALWAYS start them with a red/yellow boost in iron man 53 pvp. one red match lets thor do a 950pt hit which kills the weakest support member, i can generally match two or three yellows in the next four rounds to get off a 1500pt hit and then we're down to killing the opponents 53 who really can't put together an offensive without LOTS of time or a bunch of those yellow recharge specials... which is where juggernaut's green screen clearing charge comes in handy. also, with all three packing plenty of hp, i can get away with about six or seven fights without healing and maybe 20 or more before i run out of first aid packs.

btw, if you're not using the boosts in pvp get to it because REAL MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST STARTS HERE

damn, the final board of the new story mission is a daken/venom/yelena, all at level 230

aaaaaand, you either have to have invisible woman or play 2 on 3

hahaha what dicks

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:34 (seven years ago) link

(sic) "Osborn's lackies are everywhere."

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:35 (seven years ago) link

this is so petty but i wish the writing was better in this. all this sounds like bickering high school kids.

well that's like 60% of Marvel interaction IME so

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:38 (seven years ago) link

yeah but it's more like the bottom 30% of that 60% in here
stark continually bitching about his cars

you're right, it's really, really terrible. those early Prologue missions were especially awful

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:42 (seven years ago) link

it's like a 12-year-old's imitation of Bendis banter

Nhex, Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:43 (seven years ago) link

lol I just kept imagining RDJ saying the text and lolling

also like how Hawkeye and Iron Man are basically interchangeable attitude-wise

SHAUN (DJP), Thursday, 5 December 2013 21:43 (seven years ago) link

Yeah my 2/1/2 Yelena is one of my most used.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 19 January 2021 18:53 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Silk is very good, possibly rivaling Polaris in 4* world

Her SHIELD Training was ludicrously easy, I got through the 2nd and 3rd day 5* nodes with everyone at full health

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 20:52 (five months ago) link

She does play well!

I will champ 5Deadpool tomorrow. He’s ok.

All cars are bad (Euler), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 21:01 (five months ago) link

I’ve been back to playing this thing in 2021 after playing approximately a month per year for.... way too long

Sadly, I’m just now champing some 4 stars.

mh, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 19:22 (five months ago) link

Ooh which ones?

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 19:29 (five months ago) link

(I'm currently working on Throg)

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 19:32 (five months ago) link

oh also I just kicked a bunch of inactives from ILX-Statix; if you move quickly, you can get in

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 19:34 (five months ago) link

I champed Back in Black Spidey earlier. Far from meta but gotta champ em all

All cars are bad (Euler), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 23:41 (five months ago) link

I champed my first 5-star! Old Man Logan is still good, right?

Vernon Locke, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 00:29 (five months ago) link


Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 02:56 (five months ago) link

He's considered terrible, but I love him, he saves you a ton of health pack is he can just stand in front and tank

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 03:00 (five months ago) link

I champed my first 4-star!

It's Invisible Woman.

― Vernon Locke, Friday, February 19, 2016 10:24 AM (four years ago) bookmarkflaglink

I have wasted my life.

Vernon Locke, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 04:48 (five months ago) link

I think people are going to find they've underrated 5* Phoenix Cyclops if/when they run into people playing him with Prof X/Onslaught

I was running that combo in his PvP and coming out of matches virtually unscathed; the cascades made it easy to call Cyke's green and yellow, both of which made Prof/Onslaught even more of a nightmare to deal with than they usually are, plus I ended up with enough red to get rolling repeaters out there stealing at least 1 green from the board every turn

He's not going to dominate the meta but he's better than garbage

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Thursday, 18 February 2021 15:35 (five months ago) link

My main SS team is Apoc / Onslaught / BRB or Prof X & I don't see this new Cyclops entering that. I don't think he played a role in my run through his PVP: in pick 2 I use either Okoye / iHulk (base team), or BRB / Kitty (against Okoye / iHulk), or Apoc / Onslaught (against Polaris or any other 4 star since there's almost always a match 4+ the first move & so the 4 star is an auto down). None of those teams needed 5Cyclops, and he did no mentionable damage to me either in my usual run to 1000.

All cars are bad (Euler), Thursday, 18 February 2021 16:41 (five months ago) link

I champed Throg a couple of days ago. When looking for him in my roster to champ I saw Silk, who'd I'd completely forgotten about.

I've managed to get both Bruce Banner & Daredevil to 4-4-4 through shards, & 5 Mags to 4-4-4 through LL (gotta stop drawing them, he is not good). I still have to champ 5Black Widow, Doc Ock & Black Bolt, each at 13 covers.

All cars are bad (Euler), Thursday, 18 February 2021 16:46 (five months ago) link


Nhex, Thursday, 18 February 2021 17:40 (five months ago) link

Latest Legends

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Thursday, 18 February 2021 17:57 (five months ago) link

ah, gotcha

Nhex, Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:01 (five months ago) link

Is Sabretooth that good that I want to throw down on that 5K HP offer? (I already have Shuri champed)

Nhex, Saturday, 20 February 2021 18:10 (five months ago) link

How's your Okoye? I think her boost on Sabretooth makes him excellent. But maybe he stands well apart from her too?

All cars are bad (Euler), Saturday, 20 February 2021 18:18 (five months ago) link

Pretty crap, 3/1/0

Nhex, Saturday, 20 February 2021 18:52 (five months ago) link

If you can keep Sabretooth alive, he can absolutely shred any team using 4* Grocket for free strikes

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Saturday, 20 February 2021 21:12 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

The forums are lit up with people angry about people using phone emulators on desktop/computers to speed up the game and improve their clear times on PvE. While that does seem to be cheating, I also just don't care even a little bit? Progression exists for a reason, lord knows I devote enough time already to this game.

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Thursday, 11 March 2021 17:19 (four months ago) link

Well.. if they're using bots to play the game for them I could see the issue

Nhex, Thursday, 11 March 2021 17:59 (four months ago) link

They should just let all players speed up the game.

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 11 March 2021 21:05 (four months ago) link

lmao the UI changes in the playing field are super ugly

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Monday, 15 March 2021 17:52 (four months ago) link

It’s like they did a grim ‘n gritty reboot of MPQ

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Monday, 15 March 2021 17:54 (four months ago) link

kinda lol but mostly sad

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 03:00 (four months ago) link

i thought more Candy Crush tbh. agreed that it's bad

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 03:02 (four months ago) link

I showed it to my partner and he said "oh, this is that game you play all the time; this looks so much better" so I am beginning to suspect my initial dislike is being driven by a non-negligible amount of "change is bad"

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 13:26 (four months ago) link

Several colorblind/visually impaired friends have said they can't play anymore because they can't see the board properly. It's weird that they push such a big change without consulting accessibility people.

braised cod, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:52 (four months ago) link

in particular i don't like 1. board dimming during enemy turn, it's too dark and 2. all gems being too dark, and having a center dark gradient which makes it harder to read the symbols. some tiles stand out better than others, at least. maybe i'll get used to it

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 15:14 (four months ago) link

Morbius, The Living Vampire, is going to be the bane of BRBittylaris teams between his blue and black powers

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:37 (four months ago) link

Tempted to burn my hoard of CP on that current back with higher rates for Kitty/Doctor Strange/BRB.

Nhex, Saturday, 27 March 2021 23:46 (four months ago) link

Spicy tokens to get Polaris cover today: 38/40. Yeesh.

Nhex, Sunday, 4 April 2021 23:37 (three months ago) link

My Spicy vault has Iron Fist so I’m cool waiting

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Monday, 5 April 2021 01:27 (three months ago) link

Two extremely fun simulator teams I picked up from the forums:


Every power cast, Magik puts protects on the board with subsequent casts also fortifies them and Domino’s power increases the likelihood of black dropping, which means that if you can play your cards right Apocalypse can multicast black on fortified protects multiple times, some of which will refortify. Get his yellow out first and cast Domino’s green for extra fun.

Adam Warlock
America Chavez
Black Bolt/5torm

Passive charged tiles + Adam’s ramped-up match damage + America’s crits = mayhem. Chase yellow and purple to heal Adam as he tanks. I like 5torm because she also fuels Adam’s AOE and can also drain black AP if he is AOEing himself to death.

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 02:34 (three months ago) link

Also from the forums, someone took the BRB/Polaris winfinite engine and subbed in 1* Juggernaut instead of 4* Thanos and it’s hilariously reliable

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 17:00 (three months ago) link

Apoc/Dom/Magic sounds awesome. BB/5torm team needs that particular power leveled to work but sounds good
How does that Jugg swap work?

Nhex, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:01 (three months ago) link

In the traditional BB/Polaris/used to be 5* Marvel but now is 4* Thanos, you match BB's protects to generate blue and green and let Polaris duplicate them, then when you get 12 green you use Thanos to blow up half the board and get buckets of AP and shields in response, starting a winfinite chain.

1* Juggernaut does a similar thing but his power only costs 6 green, letting you start much sooner and recover faster if you miss blowing up shields on the first cast.

Dana Jel Pey (DJP), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:08 (three months ago) link

that's sick. Love seeing a combo that actually uses a underpowered roster slot!

Nhex, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 18:10 (three months ago) link

It’s not a surprise that a new character would pair well with Okoye but 5Witch with her is kind of hilarious. I use purple as soon as I get 3 AP in it and cast it on yellow, which then causes a steady stream of yellow AP on the board that I can use to heal Okoye and generate more teamups to escalate the passive damage on 5witch’s repeater, which gives a good dollop of damage to whomever when it goes off plus gives damage protection from cascades and multihit powers. I’m in the early stages of the Iron Man PvP but I’ve already melted several Thorkoye and Thorpocalypse teams with it.

80's hair metal , and good praise music ! (DJP), Friday, 16 April 2021 20:41 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Mantis character tile effect is hilarious.
Feels like all the new characters are geared to fight the Polaris/Kitty teams - still tough though

Nhex, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 01:34 (one month ago) link

Mantis is great and I’m a little bummed that my interest in playing dipped to the point where I think I’m going to be way behind in covering her

an eco-conscious Music Box (DJP), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 12:26 (one month ago) link

Forum tip: 5* Daredevil, Mantis, 4* Gamora

I did this in the final Shield Training node and got the Deadliest Woman instakill to trigger 5 times

an eco-conscious Music Box (DJP), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 21:13 (one month ago) link

This is also the first time I've had all of the boosted 5*s and uh holy shit, some of them really come to life at higher levels (looking at you, Colossus and Doc Ock)

an eco-conscious Music Box (DJP), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 21:16 (one month ago) link

boosted 5* Colossus, America Chavez, Wiccan is hilarious, the opposite team just melts

an eco-conscious Music Box (DJP), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 21:19 (one month ago) link

Kinda dumb...

Great Scott! $5.99
4200 iso, 650 HP, three 3* covers

Amazing Meets Incredible $4.99
5000 iso, 1500 HP, six 3* covers, 3 heroic tokens


Nhex, Sunday, 27 June 2021 02:05 (one month ago) link

oops, i mean elite tokens, but same point

Nhex, Sunday, 27 June 2021 02:05 (one month ago) link

i've been sucked back in maybe? i've been doing the daily quests.

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 28 June 2021 08:04 (one month ago) link

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