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  • SekiliciousSekilicious Posts: 1,098 Chairperson of the Boards
    I don't know if it's just because I only have Shang partially covered, but I don't find him to be all that quick with Chavez and Valkyrie. At least for the CN (I was being lazy and sticking to Polaris+Gritty for the others), I find him better paired with Cyclops and Karnak. No need to keep checking who the bounty is on and their yellow, green and blue powers all help in keeping the matches rolling in. Cyclops' green has the added benefit of a stun and covering up Daken's strike tiles. 

    Still couldn't get the final clear on the first day though.
    Yeah, Valkyrie is best for the tough nodes when you need to fight bad boards. If I have a red match turn 1 I can often Winfinite on Turn 2, unless there is no purple or red anywhere.  I had Valkyrie but I have used him with Chavez and Karnak as well. I found Karnak (I run both him and SC 3/5/5 in these cases) in these instances to be the fail safe. I can often win before he puts out his critical tiles. But Shang is not fast if you winfinite, because he requires an analysis of the board and determining how to best keep the combo train going.
  • YepyepYepyep Posts: 830 Critical Contributor
    I don't know if it's just because I only have Shang partially covered, but I don't find him to be all that quick with Chavez and Valkyrie. At least for the CN (I was being lazy and sticking to Polaris+Gritty for the others), I find him better paired with Cyclops and Karnak. No need to keep checking who the bounty is on and their yellow, green and blue powers all help in keeping the matches rolling in. Cyclops' green has the added benefit of a stun and covering up Daken's strike tiles. 

    Still couldn't get the final clear on the first day though.
    Good thoughts. To be clear -- from my perspective Shang-Chi is anything but "fast." His time-to-kill scales pretty linearly on my mind-graph time-wise based on opponent health. That is: the harder the longer. (The dream of most men, really...)
  • SekiliciousSekilicious Posts: 1,098 Chairperson of the Boards
    Ugh. I miss boosted Shang-Chi already 
  • YepyepYepyep Posts: 830 Critical Contributor
    edited December 2021
    Ugh. I miss boosted Shang-Chi already 
    Yes, it’s especially punishing with a small stable of 5s (or 4s or 3s…). That feeling is what triggered my analytical brain to reach the same conclusion I did with 3s and 4s: the WHOLE point of this enterprise, this game as a business, is roster slots. That’s how the devs make their money: champ everything and run farms everywhere possible. It all boils down to hp. 

    As an aside, they once ran a roster slot discount sale, maybe in 2018? IIRC it was 600 hp per slot if you were below the cutoff (300 slots? I think.). I still wonder why they did it. I bought 30 then. Shoulda bought 300…

  • SekiliciousSekilicious Posts: 1,098 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited December 2021
    So I champed Kitty today, it was Honor Among Theives again so I figured there would be a bit of symmetry. Plus with Mindless Ones all over the place I figured my strategy of Valkyrie with SC would be hard countered. It cut my time by 15 minutes using Kitty, Polaris, and Grocket in Pick-3. I didn’t try her against Carbage in the Challenge Node.  Boosted Shang-Chi is still faster. 

    Day 2 with the Mindless Ones was much slower but at least I got full clears. 
    In PvP my MMR is pretty much the same with two 5* champs over 1. Lots of people I skip into have multiple champs, a few have 1 or 2, and some have none. It really is hit or miss. The main difference I found is that the 4* Polaris meta no longer exists for me, which is fine cause that would not be fair. 
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