Marvel Puzzle Quest GWJ Alliance?

I'm not sure Hood would be fast enough. Vulture always sounds good. My Vulture recently hit 13 covers, so once I can get him to champ I might try Vulture/America/Phoenix.

I ran R&G/Gamora for her node in the event, it was pretty good. I don't think that was due to her though, more just due to R&G/Gamora being so completely broken. I still prefer Medusa as the 3rd in that team due to the absurd fast kill ability it grants you.

Oh snap, I just got my 13th Rogue color. She's so annoying.

You know with Rogue and 5* archangel you can deny the enemy 2 colors. That's pretty OP.

bandit0013 wrote:

Oh snap, I just got my 13th Rogue color. She's so annoying.

And awesome! But yes.

Word to the GamersWithJobs alliance commanders: Bel has been swamped with being on the job market and hasn't been able to keep up with the dailys. She said I should let y'all know that she understands if she needs to be kicked for another interested person (so hey, interested persons!). She doesn't rule out playing again in the future when things settle a bit (in case there are no interested persons) but can't say when that might be.

Happy New Year from both of us, since I've not said it here yet!

Good luck to her on the job hunt. I haven't seen any requests to join come in, so for now everything is fine.

Re: Rogue - I'm still exploring different teams to use her with. Pretty soon I'll have Vulture at champ so I think that'll make things easier. So far the best pairing has been with 4Clops and Cloak & Dagger, particularly against the relatively common Captain Marvel. Shut down her black, generate lots of your own, explode for 14k. Those are good times.

Then came the deluge of R&G + Gamora teams...

I could champ Nova. Is he worth it? Who does he partner well with?

ahrezmendi wrote:

I could champ Nova. Is he worth it? Who does he partner well with?

I used him a lot to bridge gaps before building up the 'meta' characters. He generates a good load of strike tiles, and his ability to take opponents out of play for a couple turns was very helpful. That being said, I probably haven't used him in a year now.

ahrezmendi wrote:

I could champ Nova. Is he worth it? Who does he partner well with?

I only use him when powered up b/c omgz strike tiles.

I only have 16 four-stars unchamped. Debating whether to bite the bullet and spend the 120cp to buy Peggy her 13th cover or just keep playing the lottery for 5* covers.

Infyrnos wrote:
ahrezmendi wrote:

I could champ Nova. Is he worth it? Who does he partner well with?

I used him a lot to bridge gaps before building up the 'meta' characters. He generates a good load of strike tiles, and his ability to take opponents out of play for a couple turns was very helpful. That being said, I probably haven't used him in a year now.

Yeah, this is what I'm stuck on. Since I lucked into the meta characters as some of my earliest 4* champs, I've rarely used anybody else. When I do use somebody else it's one of the exceptional characters and usually a battery of some kind (Cloak & Dagger, Captain Marvel, Blade, Rogue, Cyclops). Nova... really isn't either of those things.

bandit0013 wrote:
ahrezmendi wrote:

I could champ Nova. Is he worth it? Who does he partner well with?

I only use him when powered up b/c omgz strike tiles.

Right, and as tempting as that is does it compare with R&G + Gamora strike tiles? They're pretty hard to beat right now. They would immediately make his red into Rocket Man which is kinda nice, but it also means his black becomes useless (not that it matters, Gamora black is WAY better).

I think I'm gonna pass, I'd much rather have my extra CP for Kate Bishop or America Chavez who are coming up pretty soon.

bandit0013 wrote:

I only have 16 four-stars unchamped. Debating whether to bite the bullet and spend the 120cp to buy Peggy her 13th cover or just keep playing the lottery for 5* covers.

I would pay the 120cp, and I did, and I don't regret it. You probably won't use her much, but with Kraven out now she could be a key part of a strong denial team. Imagine Peggy + Kraven + Rogue. There's a team that nobody wants to fight, probably.

My first ever 4* favourite bonus cover today also resulted in my first 4* champ (Carol). Hooray! It’s all downhill from here, right?

Carol is a great first champ.

Indeed she is, but it's far from downhill from here. There are still a TON of really strong characters waiting for you. Rocket & Groot, Gamora, Medusa, Blade, Cloak & Dagger... the list is actually quite long.

I’m getting close on a bunch. Gamora and Gwenpool at 12 covers, followed by Coulson, Medusa, Mordo, Fury, Star-Lord, Thor and Venom at 11 covers each.

ahrezmendi wrote:
Infyrnos wrote:
ahrezmendi wrote:

I could champ Nova. Is he worth it? Who does he partner well with?

I used him a lot to bridge gaps before building up the 'meta' characters. He generates a good load of strike tiles, and his ability to take opponents out of play for a couple turns was very helpful. That being said, I probably haven't used him in a year now.

Yeah, this is what I'm stuck on. Since I lucked into the meta characters as some of my earliest 4* champs, I've rarely used anybody else. When I do use somebody else it's one of the exceptional characters and usually a battery of some kind (Cloak & Dagger, Captain Marvel, Blade, Rogue, Cyclops). Nova... really isn't either of those things.

I think this depends on what you are doing. For PvP, generic powered up 4* is generally better than R&G, because you can only get 2 characters (along with the required character) so you can't add in the Medusa that really super powers that group. Additionally, R&G nonpowered up don't have the staying power to take down a team of 30k+ health characters who can typically one-shot them with a power. If I find a match up with a team with one non-powered up character, that is usually something I will look at as a favorable matchup.

ahrezmendi wrote:

Right, and as tempting as that is does it compare with R&G + Gamora strike tiles? They're pretty hard to beat right now. They would immediately make his red into Rocket Man which is kinda nice, but it also means his black becomes useless (not that it matters, Gamora black is WAY better).

When powered up, Nova's strikes are similar in strength to R&Gs. Also, Nova's powers are based on black strike tiles, not just any strike tiles, so it is unlikely you would switch him over to damage on black out of the gate. And if you did, that wouldn't be awful, as doing 16k plus damage is pretty nice too.

I think generally Nova is pretty solid. He has cheap powers that are easy to get off, generates good strikes, and can effectively stun. Rocket Man in particular is pretty nice, a 2-turn stun with 4-5k damage is pretty good for 6AP. I mostly use him when powered up, but that is true of pretty much all the 4*s outside of simulator

bandit0013 wrote:

I only have 16 four-stars unchamped. Debating whether to bite the bullet and spend the 120cp to buy Peggy her 13th cover or just keep playing the lottery for 5* covers.

I'd pay the CP here too. I'm at a similar point (11 four-stars unchamped), and I think the utility of having someone champed, especially someone like Peggy is higher than having a few more levels on some other random 4*s. I have built up 3k+ CP because I am ISO limited on championing, not cover limited, and I usually generated someone that needs championing before I have gone through all my straight legendary tokens, so I never get to spending the CP. So I think spending the CP on something you know is useful makes sense.

ahrezmendi wrote:

I could champ Nova. Is he worth it? Who does he partner well with?

I can't add a lot to the discussion other than to say that I use him daily with Bl4de and Strange to run the Big Enchilada, and sometimes for PvE gauntlets. I switch to Strange/RG/Gamora for low-level PvE non-gauntlets. In the right context he really ramps up the damage.

Thanks. I wound up with a Vulture drop, which settled the decision since I can only afford one.

I would try other Big Enchilada teams, but currently I run R&G + Gamora + 3* Thanos and it's way too fast to give up. Most days I win in 2 moves, some days I win in 1 move.

ahrezmendi wrote:

I wound up with a Vulture drop, which settled the decision since I can only afford one.

That it would!

ahrezmendi wrote:

I would try other Big Enchilada teams, but currently I run R&G + Gamora + 3* Thanos and it's way too fast to give up. Most days I win in 2 moves, some days I win in 1 move.

I should really try that Big E lineup sometime...

It's disgustingly effective. I can't remember the last time that node took me more than 45 seconds.

ahrezmendi wrote:

It's disgustingly effective. I can't remember the last time that node took me more than 45 seconds.

The two star nodes are the annoying ones nowadays.

Word, those take forever. The Burrito as well when they give you a garbage team.

ahrezmendi wrote:

It's disgustingly effective. I can't remember the last time that node took me more than 45 seconds.

Tried it this morning, and yup: three matches. I really need to get R&G championed, and maybe favorite Thanos when I'm not working a new 3* up to champion.

Having fun with Wasp, Falcon and Bl4de in the PvE. Occasionally getting over 10k match damage towards the end of those gauntlets.

What's the general feeling on Kraven? He has seemed annoying and unfun to me, in the matches where you get to try him out. (Didn't have time to push and snag him as a ranked reward in the last event.)

It really feels like they are cranking characters out too fast to enjoy the new ones, or get them built up much before the next one comes out. That and the expectations for being able to complete the Shield Simulators remain a bummer. I'm having a hard enough time getting my champion candidates up to level before extra covers drop, let alone bring my partially covered characters up to 209 (when possilble.)

Mark the calendars again! Today was my first sale of not one, but two maxed out two-star characters! Ms. Marvel and Daken have stepped aside to allow noob Ms Marvel, noob Daken, and thanks to the bonus HPs from the sales, a three star Daken to join the ranks of my rag-tag army of punching bags!

My Big Enchilada team consists of Kamala Khan, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange. So far those three have scraped together pretty consistent wins for me, though no where near single digit turns. My roster now has 8 characters above the 2* cap, so with a few more 3* covers I'm hoping to make more consistent progress in Tier 5. I'm still finding myself getting ground to a pulp in the wave/final fight nodes, halting my progress on the event rewards... and PVP is just an exercise in frustration. Joining any event after the start means every node is filled with 4* plus champs, so I usually only join if I can get in early enough to snipe a few easy wins and then let it coast and maybe get a few crystals as a participation bonus. I've also apparently lost the ability to join events below Tier 5, but despite my player level I'm still finding my roster hopelessly outclassed in PVP.

PvP is always that rough, it's part of why I was so happy when they changed it to # of wins, and then so incredibly sad when they reverted it. I would keep focusing on PvE events, join PvP events just to get the free 100 points early on to push yourself towards the 10 cover pack from the season and then drop them. That cover pack is far more valuable to you at this point.

PewPewRobo wrote:

What's the general feeling on Kraven? He has seemed annoying and unfun to me, in the matches where you get to try him out. (Didn't have time to push and snag him as a ranked reward in the last event.)

Situational is my assessment. His black is OK but it's a double edged sword and hinges on there being AP available to destroy. His blue is also OK but since it's a single trap tile I suspect most of the time you'll only be getting the 1 AP steal per turn effect, which basically makes it 10 AP for a weaker Hood effect. His Purple is his shining star, it's an amazing counter to the current meta AND it deals damage. Running R&G + Gamora against Kraven guarantees you'll take a ton of damage, and after a few turns your attack tiles won't be worth anything. I don't know if it'll be enough to dethrone the R&G + Gamora + Medusa top team, but it's definitely a good answer to have. Downside is it's only good against that kind of team, so if they aren't running special tiles then it's a worthless passive.

I suspect you'll see him pop up here and there, and you might see people trying to arrange for him to be on their defending team in PvP. I don't think he has any place in PvE.

I like to use R&G for Dat Required Character, and then use 5* Thanos, 5* Black Panther and 3* Dr Strange for The Big Enchilada. You don't need to have Thanos or Panther leveled for this, and as long as you have black on Thanos and Red on Panther it should go in about 5-6 matches. Using R&G would be slightly faster, but the difference is so trivial I don't want to take the Thanos damage on R&G, as I want them fresh to use in PvE or PvP.

For the 2* nodes I like to go Magneto/Ares/Hawkeye, and basically aim for using the Magneto Purple to trigger Hawkeye's speed-shots. Ares just seems to round it out well with color coverage and quickish damage abilities.

Pacman wrote:

For the 2* nodes I like to go Magneto/Ares/Hawkeye, and basically aim for using the Magneto Purple to trigger Hawkeye's speed-shots. Ares just seems to round it out well with color coverage and quickish damage abilities.

I like this but switch Ares for Storm. Her blue follows the Mag purple great. The trick is she has to be lower level then Mags and Hawkeye so they cover her or she might take too much damage if purple don't come quick enough.

MonoCheli wrote:
Pacman wrote:

For the 2* nodes I like to go Magneto/Ares/Hawkeye, and basically aim for using the Magneto Purple to trigger Hawkeye's speed-shots. Ares just seems to round it out well with color coverage and quickish damage abilities.

I like this but switch Ares for Storm. Her blue follows the Mag purple great. The trick is she has to be lower level then Mags and Hawkeye so they cover her or she might take too much damage if purple don't come quick enough.

That's my team. Works great.

Pacman wrote:

I like to use R&G for Dat Required Character, and then use 5* Thanos, 5* Black Panther and 3* Dr Strange for The Big Enchilada. You don't need to have Thanos or Panther leveled for this, and as long as you have black on Thanos and Red on Panther it should go in about 5-6 matches. Using R&G would be slightly faster, but the difference is so trivial I don't want to take the Thanos damage on R&G, as I want them fresh to use in PvE or PvP.

For the 2* nodes I like to go Magneto/Ares/Hawkeye, and basically aim for using the Magneto Purple to trigger Hawkeye's speed-shots. Ares just seems to round it out well with color coverage and quickish damage abilities.

I use the 5* thanos and black panther on big enchilada. It doesn't matter who the third is. Since I have them powered up, the death hit and then the return of black panther does about 8,500 which kills anything. I really don't get how some of you are able to get it with R+G in one match. Is that first match cascading and killing multiple?

Yes

In fact it just happened. I wish Shadow Play was on Android.

Pacman wrote:

I like to use R&G for Dat Required Character, and then use 5* Thanos, 5* Black Panther and 3* Dr Strange for The Big Enchilada. You don't need to have Thanos or Panther leveled for this, and as long as you have black on Thanos and Red on Panther it should go in about 5-6 matches. Using R&G would be slightly faster, but the difference is so trivial I don't want to take the Thanos damage on R&G, as I want them fresh to use in PvE or PvP.

That's my team too, except that I don't have a black for 5* Thanos, so I use 3* Thanos instead. My 5* Panther is 1/2/1; my best 5* in both quantity and spread of covers, and when you match his colours he does 600 damage. It tears through the Enchilada in about three rounds when you combine with a maxed-out Strange Yellow and Thanos Black.

I can't even fathom what it might look like with 3 5* characters doing the same setup.

Rogue + Cyclops feels unfair against the Symbiotes. Yellow to build Green and then have Rogue explode, her punch to destroy any pesky countdowns, and Cyclops blue to keep the red going. I was running with Hawkguy before, but then I did the Mockingbird node and found that her Purple makes it even better.