Grand Experiment 2: Treading Water in the SCL 10 Post-Shardpocalypse

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  • Daredevil217Daredevil217 Posts: 2,834 Chairperson of the Boards

    My worst was 0/0/2 Carnage in Venom Bomb. Entered somewhere in the late 700s, ended #45 and hit full progression. If I did that, I think I can fare fine as a progression-only 10 player.

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 21 February 2020, 17:14

    Okoye/Whoever do most of the heavy lifting; i'm not that worried about it. Progression only i've been hovering around t200 within a few places either side, depending on whether or not i can clear the challenging nodes 4x or not.

    I've been hanging on to CP and LTs again, i'm back up to 250/5 for when Sinister hits (if he hits, it's starting to feel like)...

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards

    I’m going to try and grind 75 wins in this Cyclops pvp for the Miles shards. Might save me a flip of Spid3r-Man if I can do it.

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 24 February 2020, 14:11

    Ok, crisis averted on having a terrible 5* required in SCL10. Subs 1 and 2 I wasn't quite able to 4x the 5* node or the Challenge node, some variation on 2-3 each, so I went and did a few extra clears on the main-track nodes on sub 2. Then sub 3 was mega-easy being mostly goons. Right now my clear team is:

    Okoye/Spider-Man 2099 (4/5/2, lvl 209)/Auto-damager or battery appropriate to the enemy type. Often this is Strang3 or Profe$$or X, but I was experimenting with a few other teams.

    I was trying to find a way to get Doom + Victorious support to function as a 5* Juggernaut with Okoye, but his yellow is not the cheapest. It might be better against tile-movers than goons, so you can get the passive AP skim off of their matches. I'm still playing around with the best 3rd there. I didn't try 4* Lord or Shuri though, I was focused mostly on yellow batteries like Northstar. I may also attempt Sandman, since he has a board shuffle + AoE on off-colors.

    Currently sitting on 30 wins in Eye for an Eye. 45 more, and that'll put my Miles Morales at 296 with 370/400 shards. Spid3r-Man is 1/1/2 with 189/300 shards. I flipped 3* Storm and needed to re-roster her, so he slowed down briefly.

    Still waiting for Mr. Sinister, I have 6 Lts and 338 cp currently.

    I've been working on putting my unchamped 4*s over to 209 in the background. I have 6 more to go, with Karnak (still NEW!) and Spider-Ham (limited) being the only 2 that are not yet eligible with 7 and 9 covers respectively.

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards

    Currently at 48/75 wins in Eye for an Eye, a little more than a day left to go. Should be do-able.

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards

    64/75 wins in Eye for an Eye. Should be able to hit max progression before it ends. I’ve just been chasing thorkoye teams mostly with X-Koye.

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards

    Ok, I hit 75 wins. Essentially saved myself an entire 3* max champ of Spider-Man. Maybe Miles will get another feature soonish, and I can move my 3* around someplace else after this flip.

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards

    Pulled a second Sinister, 1/0/1 now.

  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    Sinister is at 1/0/2. Definitely would have been champable had I stopped pulling after Professor X rather than letting him get to 461
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    Shard hero update:
    Spid3r-Man is (4/3/3). I’ve had a couple organic pulls there

    Valkyrie: lvl 290 (200/400 shards)
    Thor: 333/500 shards


  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    Champed Karolina, the LT got me a yellow BRB (3/5/2)

    9 4*s left to champ.

    @OJSP I don’t regret having a strong Profe$$or, but it’s not looking too good for finishing up Carbage so far. I don’t want him as badly as I’d like BRB, but I don’t like the idea of missing out after the string of completions I’ve had. There is still time to get him a little nearer I suppose.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    Yeah, my run wasn't totally complete. I came up short on more than a few last year during my original Grand Experiment. Kingpin needs 1 more, Hela needs 2, Danver5 needs 3, I finished Rescue in post since she was short 1, so we'll get there. Particularly now in this bold new era of 1/2 a cover per PVE - I am really curious how that is going to change the picture over time as we go. 
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    Speaking of growing up classics, I was originally planning to move from Thor to Kitty once he got to 5 green, but now I'm thinking I'll be better off finishing up Hawkeye in this bold new SCL10 era. CapHawKoye is my new Challenge-node go-to team, even with Hawkeye at 2/5/3, and Kate Bishop is now at 288. 

    Kitty is going to need a lot more covers to be the terror she can be, given that the current build is 3/2/0. I'd probably also build her from Purple out as well - to me her primary danger generally comes from Circuit Breaker more than the yellow ramp-up, though obviously they go hand in hand. 
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 3 March 2020, 13:15
    I got back to back blue and green BRBs, so he is 4/5/3 with 325/500 shards from story/versus rewards. So next featured event he’ll be champable.

    im inclined to keep pulling for Carbage until I hit BRB one more time, then I guess I’ll sit tight until BRB leaves if I can stomach it. Since we are getting Havok shards in advance of his feature, I won’t actually need to pull for him to get a single cover either - the second half of that cover will be available in that event. Will this finally be the time I start hoarding?
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    Well. This new 4/5/4/5 release schedule ought to provide an added wrinkle to this process...
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 5 March 2020, 17:33
    Spid3r-Man hit 13 covers this morning. I'll hold off actually champing him for a bit; i have 3 more 4*s that are fully covered (talos, northstar, modok) of my 9 remaining, and also BRB will be champable sometime across the weekend via shards from Strange Sights. I'm thinking that's a better home for this iso at the moment.

    It took 17 days to go from 0/0/0 to 13 covers on Spid3r-man, with 1 or 2 organic pulls or DDQ drops at my current shard-earn rate. 

    Valkyrie is currently 291 (94/400)

    Thor is 363/500
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 7 March 2020, 19:31
    I closed the loop on my first SCL10 5* shard cover, and I was able to champ BRB today. 

    I really like how he plays, but when boosted in Strange Sights he tanks team up over Okoye and it’s hard to keep her viably assisting. He really gives Rescue a reason to exist though.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    Rechamped Beast, the LT got me a 451st for BRB, and that token got me a purple Sinister. Current Latest Crop:

    Carbage: 4/1/4
    BRB: champed, 451
    Sinister: 1/1/2

    Havok: 0/0/0
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 9 March 2020, 17:36
    Pulled another yellow BRB, up to 452. RNGeezus really doesn't want me to have a Carbage...
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    Finally pulled another Carbage, 4/2/4 now. Next feature will complete another shard cover. Hopefully he gets a feeder, then he’ll be reasonably finishable as he drops into classic.
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