Weekly Buffed Characters (Updated 3/23/19)

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  • BlackBoltRocksBlackBoltRocks Posts: 2,284 Chairperson of the Boards
    Looking at the buffed list since they made it five buffed 4*:

    12/15/2016: icon_falcon.png icon_kingpin.png icon_wintersoldier.png icon_ghostrider.png icon_deadpool.png My Kingpin is champed
    12/22/2016: icon_ironman.png icon_iceman.png icon_nickfury.png icon_peggycarter.png Agent icon_venom.png My IMHB is champed
    12/29/2016: icon_wolverine.png icon_punisher.png icon_invisiblewoman.png icon_lukecage.png icon_carnage.png My IW is champed
    01/05/2017: icon_warmachine.png icon_miles.png icon_elektra.png icon_hulkcho.png icon_redhulk.png none of these champed, but my Miles is at 5/3/5
    01/12/2017: medusa_icon.png icon_spidergwen.png icon_cyclops.png icon_x23.png GwenpoolIcon.PNG My Cyclops is champed
    01/19/2017: icon_starlord.png icon_katebishop.png icon_mrfantastic.png icon_thing.png icon_jeangrey.png My Starlord is champed
    01/26/2017: icon_venom.png wasp_icon.png icon_antman.png icon_thor.png icon_professorx.png My Thorrina is champed
    02/02/2017: icon_moonknight.png icon_quake.png icon_drax.png icon_nova.png icon_blade.png My Nova is champed
    9 Feb: SpiderWoman_icon.PNG ???

    It seems i have a champed 4* for almost every cycle as it is. When I champ Miles, there'll hopefully be at least one champ 4* per cycle. Planning to champ Quake as well. Looking at the order of characters though, Starlord and Thorrina are the furthest apart. Wish my Jean Grey (4/2/5) could be champed as insurance. Wonder if I should champ Nick, since he's in between Hulkbuster and IW

    Of course, that is until Riri, Carol, Mordo and whoever else get added into the rotation
  • MPQ_DaywalkerMPQ_Daywalker Posts: 383 Mover and Shaker
    OP has been updated, replacing Blade (Modern) with War Machine for the 4* buffs for the week beginning 2/2. Blade made sense based on the pattern (and it was what was originally announced in the February Sneak Peek thread) but as has been pointed out in that thread, once the Howard the Duck PVP went live, Blade was not in the buffed list, but War Machine was.

    It's the first time in my memory that they've pulled a character so far out of its expected rotation -- WM was just buffed four weeks ago, and as such wasn't due to be buffed for another 4 weeks or so. Winter Soldier would have been a more expected switch-out, since he's due to be boosted next week or the week after. I don't know about anyone else, but I frequently get those two mixed up in my head (I have them both undercovered and not highly leveled, which doesn't help my identifying them) -- hey, maybe the devs mix them up too.
  • QuebbsterQuebbster Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards
    OP has been updated, replacing Blade (Modern) with War Machine for the 4* buffs for the week beginning 2/2. Blade made sense based on the pattern (and it was what was originally announced in the February Sneak Peek thread) but as has been pointed out in that thread, once the Howard the Duck PVP went live, Blade was not in the buffed list, but War Machine was.

    It's the first time in my memory that they've pulled a character so far out of its expected rotation -- WM was just buffed four weeks ago, and as such wasn't due to be buffed for another 4 weeks or so. Winter Soldier would have been a more expected switch-out, since he's due to be boosted next week or the week after. I don't know about anyone else, but I frequently get those two mixed up in my head (I have them both undercovered and not highly leveled, which doesn't help my identifying them) -- hey, maybe the devs mix them up too.
    I suspect the reason may be that the only PvP this boost list applies to is Fowl Play, and War Machine's blue Power is a nice counter to Howard's Purple. Looking forward to trying it out!
  • MPQ_DaywalkerMPQ_Daywalker Posts: 383 Mover and Shaker
    Quebbster wrote:
    I suspect the reason may be that the only PvP this boost list applies to is Fowl Play, and War Machine's blue Power is a nice counter to Howard's Purple. Looking forward to trying it out!
    Oh, good point! I guess if I get super-frustrated by all the invisibility tiles during Fowl Play I could try leveling up my 5/2/3 WM to 209 and run him with my newly champed Nova. Definitely not willing to try that with a level 70 War Machine -- it'd be like climbing with a giant "please hit me" sign on my back. icon_e_biggrin.gif
  • jgomes32jgomes32 Posts: 376 Mover and Shaker
    3* for the week of 02/09 is Daredevil, not Blade.
  • MPQ_DaywalkerMPQ_Daywalker Posts: 383 Mover and Shaker
    jgomes32 wrote:
    3* for the week of 02/09 is Daredevil, not Blade.
    Now corrected.
  • MPQ_DaywalkerMPQ_Daywalker Posts: 383 Mover and Shaker
    OP has been updated with the latest announced buffs from the February Sneak Peek thread. Oddly, 4* Captain Marvel is not boosted... Traditionally a character gets added to the buffed list about a month following their PVP release event, sometimes the week after a month has passed. Captain Marvel's event ended on January 15, meaning it's past due, but she is not on the list for the week beginning February 23.

    I've continued to predict her (now 3 weeks in a row) for the week beginning March 2, but I wonder if her "PVP release date" got reset by the "Super Lightning Rounds" that featured her Feb. 6 - 8. If that's the case, we may not see her boosted for weeks yet. Which means we may see Riri Williams added to the weekly buff list before her (her PVP release event ended January 29).
  • Black DukeBlack Duke Posts: 672 Critical Contributor
    Buffed line-up for next week (3/16/17 - 3/23/17):

    4-Star: icon_cyclops.png GwenpoolIcon.PNG icon_katebishop.png Riri_Icon.png icon_starlord.png
    3-Star: icon_daken.png icon_ironfist.png icon_magneto.png icon_scarletwitch.png icon_wolverine.png
  • MPQ_DaywalkerMPQ_Daywalker Posts: 383 Mover and Shaker
    Black Duke wrote:
    Buffed line-up for next week (3/16/17 - 3/23/17):

    4-Star: icon_cyclops.png GwenpoolIcon.PNG icon_katebishop.png Riri_Icon.png icon_starlord.png
    3-Star: icon_daken.png icon_ironfist.png icon_magneto.png icon_scarletwitch.png icon_wolverine.png
    Thanks! The OP is now updated.
  • DesertTortoiseDesertTortoise Posts: 392 Mover and Shaker
    Do you think Wasp will be champed again in such a short time? I'd guess that Coulson probably has a better chance of being champed than her next week.
  • TatercatTatercat Age Unconfirmed Posts: 930 Critical Contributor
    Do you think Wasp will be champed again in such a short time? I'd guess that Coulson probably has a better chance of being champed than her next week.


    I think they'll likely pull on or two from this week instead of Wasp:

    02/02/2017: icon_moonknight.png icon_quake.png icon_drax.png icon_nova.png icon_warmachine.png

    It does feel like a while since Moon Knight or Quake have been boosted.
  • jgomes32jgomes32 Posts: 376 Mover and Shaker
    Tatercat wrote:
    Do you think Wasp will be champed again in such a short time? I'd guess that Coulson probably has a better chance of being champed than her next week.


    I think they'll likely pull on or two from this week instead of Wasp:

    02/02/2017: icon_moonknight.png icon_quake.png icon_drax.png icon_nova.png icon_warmachine.png

    It does feel like a while since Moon Knight or Quake have been boosted.

    Last time they were (02/02) was off season. I remember because Quake was my only boosted 4* that week and the following two weeks i had none. Dark days in pvp.

    Also think they'll pull one those to replace Wasp.
  • bigsmoothbigsmooth Posts: 372 Mover and Shaker
    Looks like icon_agentcoulson_tiny.png replaced wasp_icon.png.
  • MPQ_DaywalkerMPQ_Daywalker Posts: 383 Mover and Shaker
    edited April 2017
    The OP is now updated. With the new forum, all the character icons were translated into HTML image links, and a post size limit was put into place. So when I tried updating the post as it was, it would say the post was over 90,000 characters too large. So instead I've tried something different. 

    Please let me know what you think of the new format. Any feedback you may have is welcome. 
  • bluewolfbluewolf Posts: 2,789 Chairperson of the Boards
    First, I am very grateful that this ongoing list exists.  It is a service to the community.  I find it very helpful, and refer to it often.  It's especially helpful when deciding on 4*s to champ.

    Two suggestions:  1. posting the 3 and 4 as two separate images might make it easier to view, especially for mobile users.  2.  To be picky, the off season boosted list applies for PVE during the whole week, so usually 2 events.  PVP of course is as you stated (just one event, the first).  Perhaps a tweak to your note would help newer players.
    Thanks!
  • MPQ_DaywalkerMPQ_Daywalker Posts: 383 Mover and Shaker
    bluewolf said:
    Two suggestions:  1. posting the 3 and 4 as two separate images might make it easier to view, especially for mobile users.  2.  To be picky, the off season boosted list applies for PVE during the whole week, so usually 2 events.  PVP of course is as you stated (just one event, the first).  Perhaps a tweak to your note would help newer players.
    Thanks!
    Great suggestions.  I've made the suggested changes, and can totally do two charts going forward.  Thanks!
  • DukeUpdateDukeUpdate Posts: 32 Just Dropped In

    Excellent job with the new format!  Thanks very much.

  • TxMooseTxMoose Age Unconfirmed Posts: 4,319 Chairperson of the Boards

    Can't thank you enough Daywalker for keeping this thread.  with the new forum there are 2 threads that I come keep up with - this one and sneak peek.  I'm no fan of it but some things are worth enduring it for.

    was excited to see my favorite boost group coming up.  then realized icebuster hits offseason.  I know something has to be buffed that week but can't it be venom, mordo or Elektra week?  anyway.  thanks again.

  • shartattackshartattack Posts: 370 Mover and Shaker
    Hoping the guesses are right for next week.  Medusa, Mohawk, and Patch will be fun #neverdie
  • MPQ_DaywalkerMPQ_Daywalker Posts: 383 Mover and Shaker
    Hoping the guesses are right for next week.  Medusa, Mohawk, and Patch will be fun #neverdie
    The 3* predictions are kind of a shot in the dark.. I think Mohawk is very likely, because she, Rocket & Groot and Quicksilver are overdue.  But Patch is just a total guess.  In fact, it looks like I predicted that 4* and 3* Wolverine would both be boosted the same week and I don't believe they've ever done that before, so I'm going to say one of those (either 3* or 4* Wolverine) is probably wrong.

    Medusa, on the other hand, I feel is very high probability.  Ever since the Bonus Heroes launch, it seems that they've been trying to have one of the latest 12 in the boosted 4* list, and Medusa would be the one character that's due that is part of the 12.

    Personally, I have been having a ton of fun this week with boosted (and newly revamped) Carnage, boosted Captain Marvel and Medusa.  So many attack tiles, so much healing, AP generation and attack tile boosting.
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