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Okoye without Thor

DormammuDormammu Posts: 3,228 Chairperson of the Boards
When I champed Okoye before she left the latest-3 I recognized immediately what a game-changer she was. But to get her, I had to hoard through Thor and missed out on him. I don't regret it because if I had to pick between the two, I believe Okoye is the more valuable character. The two times Thor has been featured in special vaults since leaving the latest-3 have caught me at bad times with no hoards to speak of, so my pathetic 2/1/2 Thor is of little use to me.

Okoye was my first 5-star champ and instantly elevated my PvE play from Top 50 to Top 10 in SCL 7 when pairing her with Medusa. (For those of you unaware, Okoye's black passive adds damage to Medusa's passive countdown tile). This has been my main duo in PvE ever since, especially for clearing out essential nodes. In the non-essential nodes where we get to bring along a third, 3-star Thanos is the obvious choice. Okoye + Medusa (+ Thanos) is a potent combo, but only if the team-up tiles are there. Otherwise, they can be agonizingly slow. It's amazing how widely my clear times can vary depending on how the team-up tiles fall during my clears. I can have differences of up to ten minutes from one day to the next. This has prevented me from ever winning a PvE tournament - the closest I've gotten is second (so close!). I generally finish in the lower half of the Top 10 on non-release events and Top 20 in new 4-star release events. When I examine the rosters of those who place higher than me, they all have one thing in common: a champed Thor to go along with their champed Okoye.

Having the featured 5-star character champed is certainly a great help in PvE placement and having a champed Kitty probably helps too (I'm nearly there, just one cover away on my 3/4/5 Kitty). One day I'd actually like to take first in a PvE tournament. After over five years with this game, it has remained one of the few things I haven't accomplished.

So I'm curious if there are other players out there who have a champed Okoye without a Thor to pair her with. Who do you like to partner your Okoye with? How do you do in your PvE clear times and placements? Do you even use your Okoye in PvE? These are the burning questions for those of us living life without Thor.

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  • janderlickjanderlick Posts: 13 Just Dropped In
    My Okoye is 4/3/1 but I have had a fun time with her in PVE when boosted. I have run her with my 5* Spider-Man and Miles or Vulture. If you can get web tiles out and then boost Arachnid Agility with Okoye's Wakanda Forever, you can be doing 7000+ damage 4-5 time for a random enemy. Sometime you get lucky and clear out two or the whole enemy team doing this. If Vulture is up in the air generating Green AP, this team gets nasty fast.
  • BowgentleBowgentle Posts: 4,812 Chairperson of the Boards
    Dormammu said:


    So I'm curious if there are other players out there who have a champed Okoye without a Thor to pair her with. Who do you like to partner your Okoye with? How do you do in your PvE clear times and placements? Do you even use your Okoye in PvE? These are the burning questions for those of us living life without Thor.
    You're not losing to people running Thorkoye in PVE, you're losing to people running Thanos+Grocket.

    Thorkoye is reliable, but not fast.
  • StraycatStraycat Posts: 948 Critical Contributor
    In pve, I use her with Strange. Its great to see him deal 15k+ damage, makes him feel like the pve beast he used to be. Her royal talon support is also super useful if you have it. Chance at extra team up ap, lowered ap costs, and a chance at a free aoe
  • GlockomaGlockoma Posts: 18 Just Dropped In
    Like the OP, I started this game in 2014. I never minded the forums too much as I am a casual gamer and not accustomed to providing my input. 

    To this end, I have succumbed to the fact that I have invested fully in this game and feel a sense of generetivity when it comes to bequething advice. 

    My first 5*’s came at a cost, when OML got nerfed, I sold him. He was 3 covers from max and I was able to complete Phoenix and later GG. I ran, however, with only Phoenix for a very long time and had little difficulty approaching pvp thresholds, (thanks to alliances and cupcaking).

    On the other hand, pve required timing with a little luck albeit persistence would be the payoff. Many Top 10 finishes in my golden days along with 2 separate top 1 and 2 finishes before 5*’s had come around. 

    I decided to hoard last year and drew all 3 latest (Okoye, JJ, IW Cap). No usable Thor in my lineup. I feel the OP and me share similar results with our lineups. There is a clear echelon difference in 5* power and Okoye rises above the rest. 

    There is a sticky on 5* Pve prowess in this forum that accurately displays the best from the worst. But it doesn’t add in the supports.

    Certain supports at certain rarities like the Royal talon fighter at 3* can be quite game changing for pve. Consider this when evaluating your own roster and resources to achieving a competitive edge. It is the trend that the game is headed towards and it only take a few few more top shelf supports to witness that event.
  • DormammuDormammu Posts: 3,228 Chairperson of the Boards
    Glockoma said:
    Certain supports at certain rarities like the Royal talon fighter at 3* can be quite game changing for pve. Consider this when evaluating your own roster and resources to achieving a competitive edge. It is the trend that the game is headed towards and it only take a few few more top shelf supports to witness that event.
    Great point. I do have a rank 3 Royal Talon Fighter and it is absolutely a game-changer. The same thing can be said about Grocket with Milano support. That countdown going off on turn-3 is often enough to take out an enemy and end a match sooner that it would have otherwise.
  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 1,918 Chairperson of the Boards
    Bowgentle said:
    Dormammu said:


    So I'm curious if there are other players out there who have a champed Okoye without a Thor to pair her with. Who do you like to partner your Okoye with? How do you do in your PvE clear times and placements? Do you even use your Okoye in PvE? These are the burning questions for those of us living life without Thor.
    You're not losing to people running Thorkoye in PVE, you're losing to people running Thanos+Grocket.

    Thorkoye is reliable, but not fast.
    This right here. 

    If you followed my thread chronicling my transition to 5* land, I transitioned with 6 characters all at once: Thor, Okoye, Jessica Jones, Thanos, Kitty Pryde, and Daredevil. I later champed Cable and brought Kingpin to his max of 435. 

    I pretty much bought out the Wakanda vault when I saw that shiny 3* Royal Talon Fighter. Everyone talked about how it’s an amazing support and must-have for Okoye. 

    I’m a T5-T10 player in CL8. And I’ve played Okoye exactly once since entering the 5* tier. When she was essential. The RTF is cool but gets very little use, as does the Okoye it is attached to. 

    PVE is all about Gritty/Thanos, 5E/Thanos, DD/Thanos... but the key is the Mad Titan. Thor will likely do very little for your clear times. 

    Thorkoye shines in pvp for a) sustained climbs without healthpack use b) quick hops (while slow in PVE, they are the fastest team in PvP and less hurt by a bad board). 

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