Character Focus – Captain Marvel (Part 2)

In Part One we took a look at Captain Marvel and her cards.  In this part we are going to take a deck for each aspect through the gauntlet of scenarios on Expert difficulty and see how we get on.

The scenarios we are playing are as follows:

  • Rhino (Bomb Scare)
  • Klaw (Masters of Evil)
  • Ultron (Under Attack)
  • Mutagen Formula (Goblin Gimmicks)

If we beat a scenario, we’ll move onto the next one.  If we lose to a scenario, we will try that one again until we either beat it or lose three times.  The first aspect that we are going to use is Justice!


Scenario Module Result Rounds
Rhino Bomb Scare WIN 9
Klaw Masters of Evil LOSS 12
Klaw Masters of Evil LOSS 3
Klaw Masters of Evil WIN 10
Ultron Under Attack WIN 13
Mutagen Formula Goblin Gimmicks WIN 11

I had a bit of trouble beating Klaw, which I think was mostly due to the Masters of Evil minions themselves.  Even with the plethora of damage-dealing cards in the deck, they were quite hard to remove in a timely manner.

Ultron and Mutagen Formula were defeated on the first attempt (but not easily).  There were some Daredevil and Followed shenanigans going on, which helped with Advanced Ultron Drones and goblin minions.  All in all, the deck worked pretty well.


Scenario Module Result Rounds
Rhino Bomb Scare WIN 7
Klaw Masters of Evil LOSS 8
Klaw Masters of Evil WIN 9
Ultron Under Attack LOSS 8
Ultron Under Attack WIN 8
Mutagen Formula Goblin Gimmicks WIN 10

Less trouble with Klaw, but actually lost to Ultron (Leadership typically does well against Ultron thanks to Hawkeye and Squirrel Girl being able to easily deal with drones).  All of the games were a bit quicker than ones with Justice.

Rapid Response was very good.  Hawkeye was an absolute boss in the Ultron and Mutagen Formula scenarios, and Rapid Response allowed me to keep him in play for a very long time.  The Triskelion was useful only on a couple of occasions, so could probably be replaced with something else.


Scenario Module Result Rounds
Rhino Bomb Scare WIN 7
Klaw Masters of Evil WIN 13
Ultron Under Attack LOSS 10
Ultron Under Attack WIN 8
Mutagen Formula Goblin Gimmicks LOSS 1
Mutagen Formula Goblin Gimmicks LOSS 3
Mutagen Formula Goblin Gimmicks WIN 7

Surprisingly beat Klaw on the first attempt.  Lost to Mutagen Formula twice before finally beating it (died on the first round in the first attempt!).

Counterattack was a really useful card and great for dealing decent-sized chunks of damage to the Villain.  Hulk played a big part in the win versus Ultron, often hitting an energy resource off the top of my deck.


Scenario Module Result Rounds
Rhino Bomb Scare WIN 9
Klaw Masters of Evil WIN 11
Ultron Under Attack LOSS 13
Ultron Under Attack WIN 15
Mutagen Formula Goblin Gimmicks LOSS 6
Mutagen Formula Goblin Gimmicks WIN 11

I took a suggestion from Facebook user Nic M to make a Protection deck more ally-focused (the suggestion was in response to our Iron Man article).  It was a good suggestion!

Between Med Team, Honorary Avenger, and First Aid, I was able to keep my allies in play for much longer and let them do the heavy lifting.  Putting Honorary Avenger on either Black Widow or Spider-Woman to increase their Hit Points to three meant that I could thwart with them a lot more and not waste some of the Med Team/First Aid heal.  This deck was actually a lot better than I had expected (even if it was a little bit slow) and I’ll definitely try a similar build out again.


Rank Aspect Wins Losses
1st Justice 4 2
Leadership 4 2
Protection 4 2
4th Aggression 4 3

Justice, Leadership, and Protection were all tied!  Aggression was the ‘worst’ aspect, but still had a respectable record.

Rank Scenario Wins Losses
1st Rhino 4 0
2nd Klaw 4 3
Mutagen Formula 4 3
Ultron 4 3

Rhino got demolished as normal, but the other three scenarios were all tied.  Unlike with Iron Man, I was able to defeat Mutagen Formula with all four aspects.

If I had to pick the aspect that was best for her, I’d probably say Justice.  The reason that I’d pick that above the others was because it more effortlessly defeated the scenarios (even though I had a bit of a wobble against Klaw) and the large number of cards with energy resources, which she definitely needs.  Protection had a decent number of them, but I found that when playing Leadership or Aggression it took longer to charge up my Energy Channels.

Captain Marvel performed well in all aspects though, which probably indicates that she’s one of the best characters in the game, on the same level as Doctor Strange and Captain America.  She was also fun to use, which is arguably the most important thing!

Cheers,

Tim

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