Roster progress report, and plans for your roster

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  • maguirenumber6maguirenumber6 Posts: 449 Mover and Shaker
    Just champed Infinity Cap and Black Bolt to make it five 5* champs alongside JJ, Phoenix and Doctor Strange. Not really close to getting any other 5*s fully covered, so I'll just have to keep pulling tokens and see what happens.
  • ZootSaxZootSax Posts: 1,731 Chairperson of the Boards
    I realized I never did one of these before, but with the current state of dilution shaping my personal endgame strategy, I figured I would tell the "State of my Roster" for what it's worth.

    Shield Resupply Day: 1,774
    Shield Rank: 116

    127 Total Roster Slots

    5* (17 Rostered; 14 capped/soft-capped at Lv315, other 3 at whatever max level is allowed for their 2-3 covers)
    -One at 11 covers (useable 3/5/3 Thanos)
    -Two at 10 covers (5/4/1 Cap:FA and 5/2/3 Bolt are both useable, but not ideally covered)
    -One at 9 covers (VERY useable 2/5/2 Hawkeye)
    -Four at 7-8 covers (Iron Man, Widow, JJ & OML are all playable and have all powers covered)
    -Of the remaining 9, only three have all three powers and either 3/2/2 OML or 1/1/1 GED are arguably the most playable for more than just match damage/tanking (or in the case of my 3/0/3 Hulk, just screwing around with for fun)
    -I would champ any 5* I got to 13 covers, but so far that hasn't been an option.  My current BH is Wasp to try and get her yellow ability, but I'm thinking of changing to Thanos since he's my best hope at a 5* champion and would be quite useful in PVE.  Otherwise, my BH has always been used to attempt to get all three powers for 5* characters who don't have them (I've only ever had two 5* BH's)
    -Due to bad recent LL 5* luck and my current CP strategy, I have none of the latest three 5*'s rostered, although I would roster any I did get.

    4* (54 Rostered; 49 championed; 5 needing covers, but leveled to the maximum allowable level)
    -Devil Dino at Lv299 (I plan to cap DD at Lv315, equal to my 5* cap)
    -28 at Lv280
    -Emma Frost (1/3/3) permanently soft-capped at Lv144, as I only use her as a complementary-colored & matching-costumed third for Stormnedo when I'm screwing around
    -Current target to champion: Black Cat (also my sole 4* BH)

    3* (all but ten rostered & champed--I don't plan to roster the others except occasionally as single-cover placeholders when they're required)
    -26 at Lv266
    -Loki & Hood soft-capped at Lv167 (this gets the first LT from champion rewards, but keeps them otherwise low to minimize tanking colors--I don't roster either of the 4*'s they feed & neither gets particularly better from additional levels)
    -No 3* farming

    2* (all but Bagman & Baby Torch rostered & champed)
    -Recently stopped full 2* farming (I know it's objectively worth doing, but just got bored with it and haven't found myself short on any resources lately; would resume when/if this changes)

    1* (all except Juggernaut & Venom rostered and maxed)
    -I hate Juggernaut in this game, even though he's probably the best non-Spider-Man 1*
    -Venom never recovered from losing his insta-kill part of his old black ability

    Currently 1 floating roster spot for required characters I don't collect.

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    I've always been a much more casual player than most on the forum (I mostly just play SCL7 PVE and even that not typically beyond the 8 CP progression).  Because of this, acquiring covers limits my roster progress far more than anything else (for example, since I started playing, I've spent more than 4M iso-8 on standard tokens to speed up my 2* & 3* transitions, back when you could do that, yet today I still have well over 10M surplus iso-8).  I gave up trying to roster everyone back when vaulting initially went into effect.  At the time, I had quite a few 4* characters with only 1-4 covers, so with them being totally unplayable on a 3* champion roster and barely featured in PVE, I sold the characters whom I didn't have any personal interest in, either for fiction or gameplay reasons (or in the case of Bobby, because his artwork was just that creepy), to save on roster slot costs.  I used the surplus hero points to take advantage of Heroes for Hire offers to champion my better-covered 4*'s while focusing on the characters in tokens/vaults at the time. 

    While this supercharged my ability to champion 4*'s, when the full token dilution went back into effect I found my strategy needed to change again.  At the time, my highest covered character was a Lv280 Mordo.  I decided to cap my 4* champs at Lv280 so that they would get me the one extra LT, yet still work on a relatively even footing with my 3*'s once they progressed to Lv266.  I expected this would generate a lot of cover waste due to the artificial 4* cap of Lv280, but oddly most of my wasted covers have been for characters I don't collect (the reasons are purely RNG, but this still means I haven't wasted many 4* champion levels at all--at best, my highest level character could be in the 285-287 range had I never sold a 4* cover, but most of my Lv280 4* champs have 0-2 covers wasted, at most). 

    Late last year, I started focusing all my CP into direct-buying 4* covers for 120CP.  While I know purely from a resource standpoint this isn't ideal, my goal was for a broadly useable base of similarly leveled 3*'s & 4*'s, so there just wasn't another way to get newer released 4*'s covered any quicker with my level of play (I could directly buy three covers of a 4* for the cost of 18 classic legendary tokens--from those tokens I wouldn't expect to draw any of a single character I was hoping for and only expect 1 bonus hero draw).  Typically with a new character, PVE/PVP progression plus the following season's PVP simulator was good enough for a 1/1/1, which made the direct-buy option feasible. 

    Even before when I was still buying tokens with my CP, it was only through purchasing covers that I've been able to champion ANY 4*'s since full dilution returned, due to my poor rate of cover acquisition.  Additionally, between the artificial level cap I placed on my roster and the characters I don't collect, more than 2/3 of the available 4*'s in tokens would be wasted anyway.  All of this came together to help me make the decision I did

    As newer 4*'s & 5*'s I want to collect are released, I'll expand my roster as needed but at the moment it really feels like I'm wrapping up my stage in the game more than preparing to jump to the next level.  ...and I'm okay with that.  Finding new and interesting team compositions has always been my favorite part of the game outside of the community aspect, so being semi-retired with a broad & deep 3*/4* roster would be a nice place to find myself in.

    Anyway, I figured I'd post this to add context to how I play the game as well as to document where I'm at today, if I ever want to look back later.  My play strategy is so specifically geared towards my play style & roster goals that I literally wouldn't recommend it to anyone else, but you have to do what makes the game most fun for you, right?
  • The Viceroy ReturnsThe Viceroy Returns Posts: 447 Mover and Shaker
    ZootSax said:
    -Venom never recovered from losing his insta-kill part of his old black ability

    Don't forget the completely unnecessary nerf to his Purple as well.
    It used to stun the entire team for 1 turn for 4 AP (I think it was 4; this was like 2+ years ago).
    Irritating for sure, but was one of the best Team Ups, and now that Purple is totally useless as a Team Up, and even when facing against Venom, it does almost nothing unless he casts it like 3+ times, and even then, it's a single target 1-turn stun.
  • Black DukeBlack Duke Posts: 680 Critical Contributor

    June 2019 EDITION

    Day 1499

    Roster slots: 269/275 (+20) 

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    28 champions (+2):
    Archangel, Black Bolt, Black Panther, Black Widow, Cable, Captain America (Infinity War), Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Doctor Doom, Dr. Strange, Gambit, Ghost Rider, Green Goblin, Hela, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jessica Jones, Kingpin, Kitty Pryde, Loki, Okoye, Spider-Man (Back in Black), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Silver Surfer, Thanos, Thor, Wasp, Wolverine

    Latest Legends

    • Hela (5/5/3, level 451) (+11 covers)
    • Rescue (3/3/5, level 420) (+8)
    • Storm (2/3/2, level 360) (+7)

    Classic Legends

    • Kingpin (5/3/5, level 451) (+2 covers)
    • Captain America (First Avenger) (5/4/3, level 435) (+2)
    • Star-Lord (5/1/1, level 360) (no progress)
    • Hawkeye (2/3/2, level 360) (+3)
    • The Hulk (2/2/3, level 360) (n.p.)
    • Doctor Octopus (1/1/2, level 315) (n.p.) 

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    83 champions (+5):
    Agent Coulson, America Chavez, Ant-Man, Bishop, Black Panther, Black Widow, Blade, Captain Marvel, Carnage, Cloak & Dagger, Cyclops, Dazzler, Deadpool, Devil Dinosaur, Domino, Drax, Elektra, Emma Frost, Gamora (2x), Ghost, Ghost Rider, Gwenpool, Howard The Duck, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Kate Bishop, Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, Lockjaw, Luke Cage, Magik, Medusa, Miles Morales, Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Mordo, Mr. Fantastic, Namor, Nebula, Nick Fury, Nico Minoru, Nightcrawler, Nova, Peggy Carter, Professor X, Prowler, Quake, Red Hulk, Riri Williams, Rocket & Groot, Rogue, Ronin, Sabretooth, Sam Wilson, Sandman, Shuri, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Star-Lord, Talos, Thanos, The Hulk (The Main Event), The Hulk (Totally Awesome), The Punisher, The Thing, Thor,  Valkyrie Venom (Agent Venom), Venom (Eddie Brock), Vulture, War Machine, Wasp, Wiccan, Winter Soldier, Wolverine, X-23, Yondu 
    Championed Talos, Thanos, Ronin, Sabretooth and Spider-Ham. Black Cat had an awesome start bringing her to 3/4/4. 

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    I've sold a few maximum championed duplicates in order to level up  other characters.

    Bonus Heroes

    star star star : Loki 
    star star star star : Peggy Carter
    star star star star star : Hawkeye


    Long-term goal

    I want to champion every 5* character (two latest and five classic characters left).

    AUGUST 2019 EDITION

    Day 1543

    Roster slots: 278/278 (+3) 

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    29 champions (+1):
    Archangel, Black Bolt, Black Panther, Black Widow, Cable, Captain America (First Avenger), Captain America (Infinity War), Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Doctor Doom, Dr. Strange, Gambit, Ghost Rider, Green Goblin, Hela, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jessica Jones, Kingpin, Kitty Pryde, Loki, Okoye, Spider-Man (Back in Black), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Silver Surfer, Thanos, Thor, Wasp, Wolverine

    Latest Legends

    • Rescue (3/4/5(+2 saved covers), level 435) (+1 cover)
    • Storm (3/3/2, level 375) (+1)
    • Iceman (2/0/1, level 285) (+3)

    Classic Legends

    • Captain America (First Avenger) (5/3/5, level 450) (+1 cover)
    • Star-Lord (5/1/1, level 360) (no progress)
    • Hawkeye (2/3/2, level 360) (n.p.)
    • The Hulk (2/2/3, level 360) (n.p.)
    • Doctor Octopus (1/1/2, level 315) (n.p.) 

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    85 champions (+2):
    Agent Coulson, America Chavez, Ant-Man, Bishop, Black Cat,  Black Panther, Black Widow, Blade, Captain Marvel, Carnage, Cloak & Dagger, Cyclops, Dazzler, Deadpool, Devil Dinosaur, Domino, Drax, Elektra, Emma Frost, Gamora (2x), Ghost, Ghost Rider, Gwenpool, Howard The Duck, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Kate Bishop, Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, Lockjaw, Luke Cage, Magik, Medusa, Miles Morales, Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Mordo, Mr. Fantastic, Mysterio, Namor, Nebula, Nick Fury, Nico Minoru, Nightcrawler, Nova, Peggy Carter, Professor X, Prowler, Quake, Red Hulk, Riri Williams, Rocket & Groot, Rogue, Ronin, Sabretooth, Sam Wilson, Sandman, Shuri, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Star-Lord, Talos, Thanos, The Hulk (The Main Event), The Hulk (Totally Awesome), The Punisher, The Thing, Thor,  Valkyrie Venom (Agent Venom), Venom (Eddie Brock), Vulture, War Machine, Wasp, Wiccan, Winter Soldier, Wolverine, X-23, Yondu 
    I've championed Black Cat and Mysterio. My newest recruit is Juggernaut (3/3/4). 

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    No changes here.

    Bonus Heroes

    star star star : Hawkeye 
    star star star star : Kate Bishop
    star star star star star : Hawkeye


    Season goal

    Getting the final cover for Rescue. I could hoard than until the next 5* character (Professor X?) enters the tokens.
  • spidyjedi84spidyjedi84 Posts: 455 Mover and Shaker
    SHIELD Level 147

    Day 1287

    Roster slots: 192/195



    5 stars: All 36 rostered. Nabbed a cover of Iceman when he entered Latests. No champs here, but I'm now up to .eight with more than seven covers, none of which are anyone I'd tackle metas with. Going to continue softcappping at 315 in the interim. Kitty remains current BH to try and nab more purple covers for her. Really like Storm, but my 5-star draws are only nabbing me Rescue instead...

    4 stars: 66 now champed. Th4nos, Dazzler, Punisher and XForce Wolvie were recently champed. Fourteen sit at Level 209, just collecting covers until I'm ready to champ them. Sabretooth is my current BH, looking for one green cover to get him to 13 covers and move to champ zone. After him, chasing the two covers I need for Black Cat, then on to Mysterio and then on to Juggernaut. My limiteds are my last to champ higher. My ISO is currently at rechamping 3 stars and 2 stars.

    3 stars: All 3-stars are now rostered. 5 sit with 13 covers who aren't champed, so I'm focusing efforts on rechamping some of them. Black Widow is my current BH and will be until her dupe is finished

    2 stars: Active farming continues here.
  • Black DukeBlack Duke Posts: 680 Critical Contributor

    SEPTEMBER 2019 EDITION


    Day 1574


    Roster slots: 282/285 (+7) 

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    30 champions (+1):
    Archangel, Black Bolt, Black Panther, Black Widow, Cable, Captain America (First Avenger), Captain America (Infinity War), Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Doctor Doom, Dr. Strange, Gambit, Ghost Rider, Green Goblin, Hela, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jessica Jones, Kingpin, Kitty Pryde, Loki, Okoye, Rescue, Spider-Man (Back in Black), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Silver Surfer, Thanos, Thor, Wasp, Wolverine

    Latest Legends

    • Storm (3/4/3, lvl 405) (+2)
    • Iceman (5/2/4, level 420) (+8)
    • Professor X (1/4/0, lvl 330) (+5)

    Classic Legends

    • Rescue (5/3/5, lvl 452) (+1)
    • The Hulk (4/2/4, lvl 405) (+3)
    • Hawkeye (3/4/2, lvl 390) (+2)
    • Star-Lord (5/1/1, lvl 360) (0)
    • Doctor Octopus (1/1/2, lvl 315) (0) 

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    86 champions (+1):
    Agent Coulson, America Chavez, Ant-Man, Bishop, Black Cat,  Black Panther, Black Widow, Blade, Captain Marvel, Carnage, Cloak & Dagger, Cyclops, Dazzler, Deadpool, Devil Dinosaur, Domino, Drax, Elektra, Emma Frost, Gamora (2x), Ghost, Ghost Rider, Gwenpool, Howard The Duck, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Juggernaut, Kate Bishop, Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, Lockjaw, Luke Cage, Magik, Medusa, Miles Morales, Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Mordo, Mr. Fantastic, Mysterio, Namor, Nebula, Nick Fury, Nico Minoru, Nightcrawler, Nova, Peggy Carter, Professor X, Prowler, Quake, Red Hulk, Riri Williams, Rocket & Groot, Rogue, Ronin, Sabretooth, Sam Wilson, Sandman, Shuri, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Star-Lord, Talos, Thanos, The Hulk (The Main Event), The Hulk (Totally Awesome), The Punisher, The Thing, Thor,  Valkyrie Venom (Agent Venom), Venom (Eddie Brock), Vulture, War Machine, Wasp, Wiccan, Winter Soldier, Wolverine, X-23, Yondu 
    I've championed Juggernaut. My latest recruit is Human Torch (4/4/3). Captain Marvel and Vulture have reached level 370, so I'm building them up again.

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    No changes.

    Bonus Heroes

    star star star : Hawkeye 
    star star star star : Kate Bishop
    star star star star star : Hawkeye


    Future goal

    Finishing 5* Storm before she leaves the Latest Legends. 
  • spidyjedi84spidyjedi84 Posts: 455 Mover and Shaker
    edited October 2019
    SHIELD Level 152

    Day 1351

    Roster slots: 194/197 (fluctuates depending on which 1 star has five covers that I need to sell so I can use them to climb the SHIELD Level rankings).


    5 stars: All rostered. No significant changes here. A few more covers for some of my 5 stars, but no one at champ level at this moment. Draws in Classics for the 4-stars I'm still chasing (the most recent 3) haven't awarded me many covers for any of the roster, and my latest draws have given me more Storm covers, but I want more in Prof X and Iceman.

    4 stars: 75 now champed. Juggernaut, Devil Dinosaur (woo-hoo Anniversary!) Nebula and Ghost were recently champed. I followed through on my plans to champ Black Cat and Sabretooth, but am still two shy on Mysterio to champ him. I'm now down to only eight at 209 or higher, with the three latest releases still needing additional covers to get to that magical 10 number. Human Torch is my current BH, trying to see if I could get him to 10 before S.H.I.E.L.D. Training for Spider-Man 2099 ended. Sadly, doesn't look like I did, so I'll settle for the 3 covers I have on Spider-Man 2099 now. After him, chasing HammerCap. My limiteds all collected covers during Anniversary, aside from Spider-Ham, and are now all sitting at 235 or higher. I'm hoping Webbed Wonder gives the blue cover I need to champ Howard. 

    3 stars: All 3-stars are now rostered, with Psylocke sitting one cover away from taking a trip back down to the build her up again rosters. 11 now sit with 13 covers waiting to be rechamped and climbing the ladder. After Psylocke, my next highest is Doctor Strange, and I don't sell him at all until his dupe is ready, since he is one of the best 3 stars, period.

    2 stars: Active farming continues here.
  • Black DukeBlack Duke Posts: 680 Critical Contributor
    edited November 2019

    SEPTEMBER 2019 EDITION


    Day 1574


    Roster slots: 282/285 (+7) 

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    30 champions (+1):
    Archangel, Black Bolt, Black Panther, Black Widow, Cable, Captain America (First Avenger), Captain America (Infinity War), Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Doctor Doom, Dr. Strange, Gambit, Ghost Rider, Green Goblin, Hela, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jessica Jones, Kingpin, Kitty Pryde, Loki, Okoye, Rescue, Spider-Man (Back in Black), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Silver Surfer, Thanos, Thor, Wasp, Wolverine

    Latest Legends

    • Storm (3/4/3, lvl 405) (+2)
    • Iceman (5/2/4, level 420) (+8)
    • Professor X (1/4/0, lvl 330) (+5)

    Classic Legends

    • Rescue (5/3/5, lvl 452) (+1)
    • The Hulk (4/2/4, lvl 405) (+3)
    • Hawkeye (3/4/2, lvl 390) (+2)
    • Star-Lord (5/1/1, lvl 360) (0)
    • Doctor Octopus (1/1/2, lvl 315) (0) 

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    86 champions (+1):
    Agent Coulson, America Chavez, Ant-Man, Bishop, Black Cat,  Black Panther, Black Widow, Blade, Captain Marvel, Carnage, Cloak & Dagger, Cyclops, Dazzler, Deadpool, Devil Dinosaur, Domino, Drax, Elektra, Emma Frost, Gamora (2x), Ghost, Ghost Rider, Gwenpool, Howard The Duck, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Juggernaut, Kate Bishop, Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, Lockjaw, Luke Cage, Magik, Medusa, Miles Morales, Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Mordo, Mr. Fantastic, Mysterio, Namor, Nebula, Nick Fury, Nico Minoru, Nightcrawler, Nova, Peggy Carter, Professor X, Prowler, Quake, Red Hulk, Riri Williams, Rocket & Groot, Rogue, Ronin, Sabretooth, Sam Wilson, Sandman, Shuri, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Star-Lord, Talos, Thanos, The Hulk (The Main Event), The Hulk (Totally Awesome), The Punisher, The Thing, Thor,  Valkyrie Venom (Agent Venom), Venom (Eddie Brock), Vulture, War Machine, Wasp, Wiccan, Winter Soldier, Wolverine, X-23, Yondu 
    I've championed Juggernaut. My latest recruit is Human Torch (4/4/3). Captain Marvel and Vulture have reached level 370, so I'm building them up again.

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    No changes.

    Bonus Heroes

    star star star : Hawkeye 
    star star star star : Kate Bishop
    star star star star star : Hawkeye


    Future goal

    Finishing 5* Storm before she leaves the Latest Legends. 

    NOVEMBER 2019 EDITION


    Day 1642


    Roster slots: 289/291 (+6)

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    33 champions (+3):
    Archangel, Black Bolt, Black Panther, Black Widow, Cable, Captain America (First Avenger), Captain America (Infinity War), Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Doctor Doom, Dr. Strange, Gambit, Ghost Rider, Green Goblin, Hawkeye, Hela, Iceman, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jessica Jones, Kingpin, Kitty Pryde, Loki, Okoye, Rescue, Spider-Man (Back in Black), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Silver Surfer, Storm, Thanos, Thor, Wasp, Wolverine

    Latest Legends

    • Iceman (3/5/5, level 453) (+5)
    • Professor X (4/5/2, lvl 420) (+6)
    • Carnage (5/1/1, lvl 360) (+7)

    Classic Legends

    • Storm (5/3/5, lvl 451) (+3)
    • Hawkeye (5/5/3, lvl 450) (+4)
    • The Hulk (4/2/4, lvl 405) 
    • Star-Lord (5/2/1, lvl 375) (+1)
    • Doctor Octopus (4/1/2, lvl 360) (+3)

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    90 champions (+4):
    Agent Coulson, America Chavez, Ant-Man, Bishop, Black Cat,  Black Panther, Black Widow, Blade, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Carnage, Cloak & Dagger, Cyclops, Dazzler, Deadpool, Devil Dinosaur, Domino, Drax, Elektra, Emma Frost, Gamora (2x), Ghost, Ghost Rider, Gwenpool, Human Torch, Howard The Duck, Iceman, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Jean Grey, Jubilee, Juggernaut, Kate Bishop, Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, Lockjaw, Luke Cage, Magik, Medusa, Miles Morales, Mockingbird, Moon Knight, Mordo, Mr. Fantastic, Mysterio, Namor, Nebula, Nick Fury, Nico Minoru, Nightcrawler, Nova, Peggy Carter, Professor X, Prowler, Quake, Red Hulk, Riri Williams, Rocket & Groot, Rogue, Ronin, Sabretooth, Sam Wilson, Sandman, Shuri, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Woman, Star-Lord, Talos, Taskmaster, Thanos, The Hulk (The Main Event), The Hulk (Totally Awesome), The Punisher, The Thing, Thor,  Valkyrie Venom (Agent Venom), Venom (Eddie Brock), Vulture, War Machine, Wasp, Wiccan, Winter Soldier, Wolverine, X-23, Yondu 
    I managed to champion Taskmaster, Human Torch, Captain America and Spider-Man 2099. Wolfbane is my newest recruit (3/3/3). Cloak & Dagger and Medusa have reached level 370.

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    No changes.

    Season goal

    I'm currently building up shards for 4* Carnage and 5* Doc Ock.
  • spidyjedi84spidyjedi84 Posts: 455 Mover and Shaker
    edited December 2019
    SHIELD Level 158

    Day 13??

    Roster slots: 199/202


    5 stars: All rostered. No significant changes here. A few more covers for some of my 5 stars, but no one at champ level at this moment. Been drawing from Latests before Carbage entered, so my Storm had eight covers and my Pro$ X is equivalently covered. One of Iceman's covers keeps eluding me. Since shards, Kitty is the one I'm chasing, and I'm just over one fifth of the way to a colorless cover for her, probably for the middle power (the one that overwrites other tiles on the board) to get a boost and move faster in removing those tiles.

    4 stars: 82 now champed. Magik, Black Widow, Emma Frost and Wiccan were recently champed. HammerCap is just six levels and the 12,500 ISO short of joining champs. He'll be followed by Howard, who just got his blue cover from the running of Webbed Wonder in December, and then Mysterio, who has 4 saved covers. Spider-Man 2099 and then finally Human T4rch will make their way up to champ city, leaving Talos, Taskmaster, Spider-Ham and the two newest needing additional covers. All non limited have 13 covers, however, aside from Wolfsbane and M.O.D.O.K. who are at 5 and 4 respectively. The 4* covers have stagnated since the rollout of shards. I get more of them from heroic pulls, but without BH, it's going to take a while to get the needed covers for Wolfsbane and M.O.D.O.K....


    3 stars: All 3-stars are still rostered. Doctor Strange got to 266, where he now sits. Psylocke and Iron Man did as well, and tumbled back down, but gave their ISO to a 30 saved covers character, so it wasn't a total loss. After I get my 4 stars over the champion hump, I'm switching back to champing the 10 or so of these guys, and then we'll start looking at who to actively farm as my roster grows.

    2 stars: Active farming continues here. A lot of my characters in the wings are sitting on 20 plus of saved covers, so when Storm or Cap America hits 144 and isn't immediately required in any event before I have a dupe cover, they'll go back down and put their ISO in one of the others and I'll adapt my 2-star team for DDQ.
  • ZootSaxZootSax Posts: 1,731 Chairperson of the Boards
    With all the changes to the game rewards, it seemed worth updating my previous post, for what it's worth:
    https://forums.d3go.com/discussion/comment/888387#Comment_888387

    The shift from Bonus Heroes to shards on Targeted Heroes is a really lateral move for me, more than most.  With using the 120 CP option for 4* covers, my bonus hero expectations were pretty low to begin with, so the shard system is no different for me than a dry spell in BH luck was, except that the cover reward is "colorless".  I'm glad that my final BH was the yellow 5* Wasp to get all of her powers, because let me tell you, I'm not sure I would have had the patience to wait out shards for that with only the few Latest Legends tokens I get and I liked the Ant-Man movies enough that it's nice to have all her powers.

    A more significant change for me is one neither the forum nor the devs have really talked about: 4* PVE progression rewards.  In the more recent past, new characters were only typically getting two of their three covers from PVE progression before they rotated into full dilution scheduling for the PVE events, which meant that either the PVP progression or the PVP season simulator progression was needed for me to fully cover a new character with the direct-buy option.  For Worth Cap & Android Torch, PVE has awarded all three covers in progression.  If this continues moving forward, it would mean both PVE & shards would provide redundant solutions to missing powers on new characters, which is really nice for me.  Because of this, it removes the need for hitting 900pts/40wins in PVP or 2,000/75 in simulator when real life gets in the way, or if I get sick of fighting the same teams.

    On the other hand, the shard system has highlighted how much my way of playing limits the number of heroic & event tokens I open.  Because of this, I will likely start playing PVP regularly again to either the 300pt/8win event token (for non-vaults) or the 575/16 progression CP.  We shall see, but I only just started trying again with Balance of Power recently after a protracted break from non-seed-team PVP. 

    For the roster update, I've not gained any additional covers for 5*'s I had, save the earlier-mentioned Wasp cover, but I did finally roster both 5* Professor X & 5* Rescue.  Each only has one blue cover apiece (meaning my Professor X is more a "Logan movie" professor than the real one, but it's a start.
    Current Targeted Hero: God-Emperor Doom (which would bring him from 1/1/1 to 4 covers where he could join my soft cap for 5*'s at Lv315; Kitty would be next to bring her up from 2/0/0).

    Progress is slow but steady on the 4*'s.  Nothing much to report.
    Current Targeted Hero: Worthy Cap (I have a 2/5/2 5* Clint, so that could be fun if neither is nerfed in the meantime)

    For the 3*'s, my last six characters to max-champ are between Levels 261 & 264, so everyone I have will be complete Soon(tm).  While I don't plan to start 3* farming, I may go back and target some of the missing 10 3* characters on my roster just so that Standard and Elite tokens still have meaning for me.  I plan to start with Vision, in case the new Disney+ series inspires themed team ideas, but 3* Bullseye will be high on the list as well for the fun-factor.
    Current Targeted Heroes:  whoever is at Lv 261 & 262...I think Mystique & Angel, but it really doesn't matter.

    I wasn't previously farming 2*'s, but with my 3*'s hitting max champ level and with the updated champion rewards reducing the amounts of some rewards it seems like I'll start feeling the loss more than I did before.  I won't dupe everyone, but at least some just to make DDQ continue to go quickly.

    For 1*'s I still have moral objections to Juggernaut & Venom, so no changes here.

    A few years ago I would never have guessed my simple Marvel match-3 game would need a strategy & progress post, but here we are :)
  • maguirenumber6maguirenumber6 Posts: 449 Mover and Shaker
    The Champion Rewards Update gave me ten five star covers, of which I only had to save one (Gambit). Thanks to these covers, I have now champed Storm and Banner (who were each missing one), which brings me up to seven five star champs. I'm chasing the final cover I need to champ Thanos, so I'm collecting purple shards for him (quite apt, since he has a massive purple face). After I get that last cover, I will switch my attention to Thor. 

    In terms of fours, I have 77 champs and I am now collecting yellow shards for Hammer Cap. After that, I will probably focus on Juggernaut.
  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 2,325 Chairperson of the Boards
    This is my day 700 roster, noting it down here for future reference.

    SR: 134
    Roster Slots 212:

    My 2* and 3* dupes are running.

    For 4* rosters, I have

    52 champed 4*
    25 at 13 covers
    6 at 12 covers
    5 at 11 covers
    1 at 10 covers
    1 at 9 covers
    1 at 6 covers
    1 at 5 covers

    Now, I'm facing Iso-8 drought. I could either jump to 5* land or I could champ them with future iso-8 saved up. I think I will hit 5* land before champing the rest of the 4*. 

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,636 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited December 2019
    @HoundofShadow
    what's your current 5* situation? If you don't have any of the meta 5s champable, or near champable, I would encourage you to go in to 5* PVP with your eyes open. It is going to be very very different than what you're used to from being a 4* player for sure.

    And once you do it, it'll be a long time before you can get your head back up above water by adding more 5s to the bench given the in-game economy (speaking as a fellow F2P player here)
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 2,493 Chairperson of the Boards
    This is my day 700 roster, noting it down here for future reference.

    SR: 134
    Roster Slots 212:

    My 2* and 3* dupes are running.

    For 4* rosters, I have

    52 champed 4*
    25 at 13 covers
    6 at 12 covers
    5 at 11 covers
    1 at 10 covers
    1 at 9 covers
    1 at 6 covers
    1 at 5 covers

    Now, I'm facing Iso-8 drought. I could either jump to 5* land or I could champ them with future iso-8 saved up. I think I will hit 5* land before champing the rest of the 4*. 

    Yeah 5* land can be a ton of fun or a nightmare depending on how you transition. I’d be curious to see your roster. Do you have Gamependium?
  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 2,325 Chairperson of the Boards
    Currently, I have none of the meta-character champable or even close to be champed. I read a lot of players' experiences (including yours) about going into 5* land with non-meta or non-good characters. I think I will get a couple of good/decent 5-star to 13 covers as a backup, in case my pvp experience turns out to be torturous. Since my goal is to hit 1000 points in PvP, I hope it will be manageable with single champed 5* first.

    Since most of the 4* that I like have been champed, so I think I should be hitting 5* land in June 2020. I have to save up 3 millions iso-8 by then. 

    I don't have a Gamepedium account because I'm lazy to go in there and update my roster.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,636 Chairperson of the Boards
    I found that when I only had Ghost Rider, all I saw were teams with Kitty and max-champ 4ocket, and later JJ/Bishop. I’m sure it’s now Hawkeye/WCap. It wasn’t until I champed a second one that I started to see that more interesting MMR people used to talk about enjoying. Best of luck if you choose to go that route, it takes getting used to big time.
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 2,493 Chairperson of the Boards
    Currently, I have none of the meta-character champable or even close to be champed. I read a lot of players' experiences (including yours) about going into 5* land with non-meta or non-good characters. I think I will get a couple of good/decent 5-star to 13 covers as a backup, in case my pvp experience turns out to be torturous. Since my goal is to hit 1000 points in PvP, I hope it will be manageable with single champed 5* first.

    Since most of the 4* that I like have been champed, so I think I should be hitting 5* land in June 2020. I have to save up 3 millions iso-8 by then. 

    I don't have a Gamepedium account because I'm lazy to go in there and update my roster.
    What alliance are you in/in game name? We can look at your roster that way as well.  Single champ would be an interesting route though I’m curious 1) who you have champable and 2) who you are considering taking the leap with. If you don’t have any of the meta, maybe a true healer like Doom?
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 2,493 Chairperson of the Boards
    OJSP said:
    What alliance are you in/in game name?
    You might want to do that via PM.
    Why would I PM him? I don’t feel it’s off topic. My assumption is that others could give helpful advice on transitioning as well based on what he’s working with. 
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,636 Chairperson of the Boards
    Doom is a good one; he was my second and I immediately switched to him.
  • DarthDeVoDarthDeVo Posts: 1,988 Chairperson of the Boards
    Currently, I have none of the meta-character champable or even close to be champed. I read a lot of players' experiences (including yours) about going into 5* land with non-meta or non-good characters. I think I will get a couple of good/decent 5-star to 13 covers as a backup, in case my pvp experience turns out to be torturous. Since my goal is to hit 1000 points in PvP, I hope it will be manageable with single champed 5* first.

    Since most of the 4* that I like have been champed, so I think I should be hitting 5* land in June 2020. I have to save up 3 millions iso-8 by then. 

    I don't have a Gamepedium account because I'm lazy to go in there and update my roster.
    What alliance are you in/in game name? We can look at your roster that way as well.  Single champ would be an interesting route though I’m curious 1) who you have champable and 2) who you are considering taking the leap with. If you don’t have any of the meta, maybe a true healer like Doom?
    Wow, @Daredevil217 didn't recommend 5* Daredevil as a first single 5* champ? That's surprising! 

    Though with Kitty in the game, he's not nearly the great first, single 5* champ that he was when I first used him to start transitioning to the tier two years ago. 

    In light of Kitty, Doom probably *is* one of the best single 5* champs you can have. Other than Kitty herself, of course. 
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