Index of low-level/low-cover Crash of the Titans victories

Cousin SimpsonCousin Simpson Chairperson of the BoardsAge Unconfirmed Posts: 1,086 Chairperson of the Boards
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE: I'm on an indefinite hiatus from this game so I won't be updating this thread (at least until I relapse back into MPQ addiction).

A lot of players, me included, are often curious about what minimum covers and/or levels a 4* needs in order to beat their DDQ4. Peter used to record this info in his invaluable DDQ4 strategy thread, but in an effort to keep such a list up to date, I've decided to compile instances where a low-level and/or low-covered character won. I've copied a bunch of records from Peter's thread, but if you have/had a build that's lower than the ones listed, please reply in this thread and I'll update the list!

NOTE: My criteria for inclusion are a little more restrictive than Peter's, i.e. I'm looking for the bottom-most level or a build that either has few of or is entirely lacking a key color.

Update 2016-10-02: Re-sorted the list to reflect the new Crash order.

icon_x23.png X-23 (All-New Wolverine) vs. Elektra (Unkillable) Honorable Mentions:
icon_iceman.png Iceman (All New X-Men) vs. Jean Grey (All New X-Men)
Level 70, 1/5/5 by Sm0keyJ0e
Level 90, 0/2/1 by monsieurmojo (twice!)
Level 90, 2/2/0 by someone in DFiPL's Crash bracket
Level 111, 0/1/3 by Natsufan01

icon_jeangrey.png Jean Grey (All New X-Men) vs. Moonstone (Dark Avengers)
icon_wintersoldier.png Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes) vs. Black Panther (T'Challa)
icon_falcon.png Sam Wilson (Captain America) vs. Captain Marvel (Modern)
Level 94, 1/2/5 by CT1888
Level 131, 1/2/3 by Rumakashi
Level 145, 4/2/2 by Vhailorx
Level 152, 2/4/1 by PeterGibbons316

icon_peggycarter.png Peggy Carter (Captain America) vs. Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)
icon_professorx.png Professor X (Charles Xavier) vs. Elektra (Unkillable)
  • Plenty of people beat this with a 0/1/0.

icon_cyclops.png Cyclops (Classic) vs. Iron Man (Hulkbuster)
icon_thing.png Thing (Classic) vs. Human Torch (Classic)
icon_invisiblewoman.png Invisible Woman vs. Quicksilver
Possible with 1/0/0.

icon_carnage.png Carnage (Cletus Kasady) vs. Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
Level 94, 2/1/1 by Nutty Sakerton
Level 106, 2/2/0 by CT1888, used +100% all, +50% g/b +2 r/y

icon_quake.png Quake (Daisy Johnson) vs. Invisible Woman Honorable Mentions:
icon_drax.png Drax (The Destroyer) vs. Star-Lord
Level 90, 5/3/5 by El Satanno
Level 115, 1/1/3 by Vhailorx
Honorable Mentions:
icon_nickfury.png Nick Fury (Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.) vs. Magneto (Classic)
Level 106, 2/0/2 by mitchjewitz with 2+ all, 2+ b/p, 2+ r/y

icon_venom.png Venom (Eddie Brock) vs. Carnage (Cletus Kasady)
icon_thor.png Thor (Goddess of Thunder) vs. Ragnarok (Dark Avengers)
Level 131, 2/1/3 by SirLanik

icon_spidergwen.png Spider-Gwen (Gwen Stacy) vs. Miles Morales (Spider-Man)
Honorable Mentions:
icon_katebishop.png Kate Bishop (Hawkeye) vs. Wolverine (Old Man Logan)
Honorable Mentions: icon_ironman.png Iron Man (Hulkbuster) vs. The Hulk (Indestructible)
Level 94, 0/4/1 by arctivlargl
Level 111, 2/1/2 by D-Train514

icon_warmachine.png War Machine (James Rhodes) vs. ?

wasp_icon.png Wasp (Janet Van Dyne) vs. ?

SpiderWoman_icon.PNG Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) vs. ?

icon_ghostrider.png Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) vs. Galactus (Devourer of Worlds)
icon_starlord.png Star-Lord (Legendary Outlaw) vs. Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Level 100, 2/1/2 by CT1888; 3 attempts with +2r/y, +50%r/y, +100% all
Level 168, 5/0/2 by Vhailorx

icon_moonknight.png Moon Knight (Marc Spector) vs. X-23
icon_punisher.png Punisher (Max) vs. Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
icon_mrfantastic.png Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) vs. Doctor Doom (Classic)
icon_nova.png Nova (Sam Alexander) vs. Sam Wilson (Captain America)
icon_antman.png Ant-Man (Scott Lang) vs. Jean Grey (All New X-Men)
Level 90, 2/0/1 by CFacto
Level 100, 3/1/5 by PeterGibbons316
Level 111, 3/0/1 by Ozark Boatswain

icon_miles.png Miles Morales (Spider-Man) vs. Star-Lord (Legendary Outlaw)

icon_redhulk.png Red Hulk (Thunderbolt Ross) vs. The Hulk (Indestructible)

icon_hulkcho.png The Hulk (Totally Awesome) vs. Beast (Classic)
Level 94, 5/2/2 by TxMoose
Level 111, 2/1/2 by Cousin Simpson
Level 111, 3/0/1 by Wilk_Stepowy - +2 all +2 green +100 match all boosts.

icon_deadpool.png Deadpool (Uncanny X-Force) vs. Wolverine (X-Force)
Level 74, 1/0/1 by Pokeytax

icon_elektra.png Elektra (Unkillable) vs. Blade (Daywalker)
Level 106, 2/2/0 by Cousin Simpson

icon_kingpin.png Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) vs. Luke Cage (Hero for Hire)
icon_wolverine.png Wolverine (X-Force) vs. Cyclops (Uncanny X-Men)
Level 94, 5/4/2 by willyswim
Level 106, 3/5/5 by JordanLee
Level 111, 4/2/1 by BlackBoltRocks (first cycle!)
Level 143, 4/1/4 by Cousin Simpson (first cycle!)


howard_icon.png Howard The Duck (Howard, A Duck) vs. The Punisher (Max)
  • Plenty of people beat this with a 0/0/1.

icon_devildino.png Devil Dinosaur (Gigantic Reptile) vs. Squirrel Girl (Unbeatable) Honorable Mentions:
Level 107, 2/1/4 by ZootSax
Level 111, 2/3/1 by Cousin Simpson
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Comments

  • BlackBoltRocksBlackBoltRocks Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 2,285 Chairperson of the Boards
    1st run: my lv111 4/2/1 Xverine beat Cyclops
  • lukewarmlukewarm Just Dropped In Age Unconfirmed Posts: 21 Just Dropped In
    i've won with a 1/3/1 level 115 jean grey (maxed out boosts for all match damage, b/g, and b/p), and a 118 2/0/3 kingpin (boosts: +2 all, +2 b/g, +2 y/r)
  • Cousin SimpsonCousin Simpson Chairperson of the Boards Age Unconfirmed Posts: 1,086 Chairperson of the Boards
    Updated with both of you! Nice job, guys.
  • CT1888CT1888 Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 1,102 Chairperson of the Boards
    From February:
    212 level 100 Starlord; 3 attempts with +2r/y, +50%r/y, +100% all

    2/2/0 level 106 Carnage, used +100% all, +50% g/b +2 r/y,
  • BlackBoltRocksBlackBoltRocks Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 2,285 Chairperson of the Boards
    I believe this thread should be stickied in "Announcements" above. It's a great inspiration and resource for players with undercovered characters. For example, looking at 4* Venom, it appears my 2/4/2 Venom has a decent chance against Carnage, whereas previously I didnt think he had one. Likewise, my 2/1/2 Rulk might just have an outside chance in his own DDQ. I would never have bothered about them if not for the data gathered here. Also, this thread means we don't have to tediously search for the corresponding DDQ threads and wonder what was the minimum level/covers someone had success with.

    Many thanks to Cousin Simpson for doing up this thread, compiling all the statistics and providing links
  • VhailorxVhailorx Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 4,080 Chairperson of the Boards
    Possibly redundant, but I beat iceman alwith 1/2/1 @ 90 last cycle. Strategy is boosting match damage, chasing blue as fast as possible, and then waiting until there are several blue matches on the board before using the stun.
  • arctivlarglarctivlargl Age Unconfirmed Posts: 15
    I beat Hulkbuster vs Hulk back in 1/18/16 -- was so excited I posted about it! viewtopic.php?p=471693#p471693

    lvl 94 0/4/1 -- My strategy? ... get a TON of luck to get a a ridiculous amount of match 5's for a few overdrives. Get Hulk low enough and hope he kills himself. Luckily I have managed a few more Hulkbuster covers since then... he is now a 0/5/2 ... still no Red.

    Actual strategy was something more along the lines of - use damage buffs and +black cp, use Overdrive as fast as possible x2 to deal more damage to him each turn, hoping your strike tiles don't get matched away, but not so much damage to proc Anger. Use Hulk-Proof to defend yourself and prevent him from matching Green. Your goals are to keep him away from Red and Green - I think you can take one hit from either at lvl 94 from what I remember, but not much more. Hopefully if he gets a ton of green, like my Hulk did, he also has enough red for Smash as well... and suicides you.
  • Cousin SimpsonCousin Simpson Chairperson of the Boards Age Unconfirmed Posts: 1,086 Chairperson of the Boards
    Vhailorx wrote:
    Possibly redundant, but I beat iceman alwith 1/2/1 @ 90 last cycle. Strategy is boosting match damage, chasing blue as fast as possible, and then waiting until there are several blue matches on the board before using the stun.

    Yes, that build looks redundant, but don't worry Vhailorx, you're otherwise well-represented in this list! Do you have bad luck getting covers, or do you just like the challenge of seeing how low you can go?
  • DiarchosDiarchos Just Dropped In Age Unconfirmed Posts: 48 Just Dropped In
    Beat him today 3-0-2 on 8th try.
    You can see my post on the other thread.
  • monsieurmojomonsieurmojo Mover and Shaker Posts: 367 Mover and Shaker
    One of the most useful posts on this forum for the 3-4* transition. I would love to see this stickied to the Announcements.
  • jffdouganjffdougan Critical Contributor Posts: 718 Critical Contributor
    This last time, my 1/3/1 level 70 iceman beat Fezzik.

    Wondering if my 2/2/3 X-23 stands a chance if I dump some ISO in. Last time, I just couldn't heal.
  • SmudgeSmudge Critical Contributor Posts: 562 Critical Contributor
    Not sure if my 3/1/0 X-23 qualifies, but here you go!
  • VhailorxVhailorx Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 4,080 Chairperson of the Boards
    2/2/2 CHulk @111. Beat beast in 2 tries. Boosted +100% match damage all, +50% blue/purple match damage, +50% black/green match damage.

    Just need to deny blue and green as much as possible. Save green for emergency removal of blue special tiles. Stockpile blue to make green more powerful. Will require some board luck, but it's possible.
  • VhailorxVhailorx Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 4,080 Chairperson of the Boards

    Yes, that build looks redundant, but don't worry Vhailorx, you're otherwise well-represented in this list! Do you have bad luck getting covers, or do you just like the challenge of seeing how low you can go?

    Ha! I don't play especially competitively, but I do tend to pick up new characters as they release. I guess I accrue covers at just the right rate to have 3-7 covers for new releases by the time their first crash rolls around. That will probably be true this time around for quake/pun/winter soldier/war machine too. So maybe I will make more appearances here!
  • VhailorxVhailorx Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 4,080 Chairperson of the Boards
    Redundant, but 2/1/0 miles @ 70. No boosts, first try.

    Just go invis, protect the tile, deny purple, and be patient. That's really all there is to it.
  • monsieurmojomonsieurmojo Mover and Shaker Posts: 367 Mover and Shaker
    Vhailorx wrote:
    Redundant, but 2/1/0 miles @ 70. No boosts, first try.

    Just go invis, protect the tile, deny purple, and be patient. That's really all there is to it.

    Even if he cascades enough purple for Sleight of Hand, at level 70 you can survive a couple. The AoE damage isn't huge. Finished him off 1/2/0 level 90...invisibility tiles are the great LT engine for low level Crashes.
  • VhailorxVhailorx Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 4,080 Chairperson of the Boards
    Vhailorx wrote:
    Redundant, but 2/1/0 miles @ 70. No boosts, first try.

    Just go invis, protect the tile, deny purple, and be patient. That's really all there is to it.

    Even if he cascades enough purple for Sleight of Hand, at level 70 you can survive a couple. The AoE damage isn't huge. Finished him off 1/2/0 level 90...invisibility tiles are the great LT engine for low level Crashes.

    I took some damage gathering the purple for invis and waiting for a favorable board, so once I got invis, I only had enough health to eat 1 purple. I survived it with 118 health. He cast 2 more during the fight, but,i was able to match one away an bait him into a match4 that cleared the other).

    His purple aoe isn't terrible, but it's also the only thing that hurt you once you go invis. So I think purple denial is the way to go.
  • jojeda654jojeda654 Chairperson of the Boards Posts: 1,157 Chairperson of the Boards
    I see you added my Venom. Here's the post with the boosts I used.
  • OzarkBoatswainOzarkBoatswain Critical Contributor Posts: 645 Critical Contributor
    I did X-23 with 1/0/3, level 111.
  • CtenkoCtenko Tile Toppler Posts: 218 Tile Toppler
    I managed a win against Luke Cage, with a level 115 1/1/4 Kingpin. Using Crit boost, +2all, and Match Damage.

    Took like three tries but it finally finished. His Defense tile made life heck, but I kept denying yellow and black. Slowly plugging away and eventually 65 power attack tiles overwhelmed, and I won. I had I think sub 200 health. But I did it. He never managed a Jab Jab Cross or a Righteous.
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