PVE: Enemy of the State (2016-01-07 to 2016-01-14)

rainkingucd
rainkingucd Posts: 840 Critical Contributor
Event Info
Episode 6: Enemy of the State
Length of Event: 7 days
Sub-Events? Yes; Alliance Rewards in Sub-Events? Yes
Number of Sub-Events: 6 Length of Sub-Events: 48 or 24 hours
Main Bracket Size: 1000 Sub Bracket Size: 1000
Unique Reward(s): 1000 ISO; EotS Recruit Token
Other Notes:
  • There are Main nodes to open up the sub-events. These nodes are team-up nodes. The first sub-event's main node is repeatable for points only while Sub-Event 1 is open. All other main nodes to open the sub-events are one time only nodes.
  • Enemy Types (Main): Wolverine (2*), Hammer Goons, Hand Goons
  • This event introduced "Survival Mode". This is a node with waves of enemies. The number of waves per node and number of enemies per wave varies. Points are gained after each wave.
  • Some wave nodes throughout the event give unique rewards of 1000 ISO or an EotS Recruit Token.
  • Sub-Event 1: S.H.I.E.L.D. Base
    • Number of Main Nodes to Open Sub-Event: 1
    • Length: 48 hours
    • Unique Rewards: 1000 ISO, EotS Recruit Token
    • Sub-Event Nodes: 9 Total. 1 Team-Up (repeatable); 3 Regular (repeatable); 2 Wave (repeatable); 3 Essential (2 regular; 1 wave) (repeatable)
    • Enemy Types: Wolverine (2*), Hammer Goons, Hand Goons
  • Sub-Event 2: Avenger's Tower
    • Number of Main Nodes to Open Sub-Event: 1
    • Length: 24 hours
    • Unique Rewards: EotS Recruit Token
    • Sub-Event Nodes: 9 Total. 4 Regular (repeatable); 2 Wave (repeatable); 3 Essential (2 regular; 1 wave) (repeatable)
    • Enemy Types: Wolverine (2*), Hand Goons
  • Sub-Event 3: The X-Mansion
    • Number of Main Nodes to Open Sub-Event: 1
    • Length: 24 hours
    • Unique Rewards: 1000 ISO, EotS Recruit Token
    • Sub-Event Nodes: 9 Total. 4 Regular (repeatable); 2 Wave (repeatable); 3 Essential (2 regular; 1 wave) (repeatable)
    • Enemy Types: Wolverine (2*), Hand Goons
  • Sub-Event 4: Hell's Kitchen
    • Number of Main Nodes to Open Sub-Event: 1
    • Length: 24 hours
    • Unique Rewards: None
    • Sub-Event Nodes: 10 Total. 6 Regular (repeatable); 3 Essential (3 regular) (repeatable); 1 One-Time Only (team-up)
    • Enemy Types: Gorgon, Wolverine (2*), Hand Goons
  • Sub-Event 5: Hand Fortress
    • Number of Main Nodes to Open Sub-Event: 1
    • Length: 24 hours
    • Unique Rewards: 1000 ISO, EotS Recruit Token
    • Sub-Event Nodes: 9 Total. 3 Regular (repeatable); 3 Wave (repeatable); 3 Essential (2 regular; 1 wave) (repeatable)
    • Enemy Types: Gorgon, Hand Goons
  • Sub-Event 6: Nick Fury Rescue
    • Number of Main Nodes to Open Sub-Event: 1
    • Length: 24 Hours
    • Unique Rewards: EotS Recruit Token
    • Sub-Event Nodes: 9 Total. 4 Regular (repeatable); 2 Wave (repeatable); 3 Essential (2 regular; 1 wave) (repeatable)
    • Enemy Types: Gorgon, Hammer Goons, Hand Goons
Link to mags1587 PVE Format Guide

Powered Up
:star:star.pngstar.pngstar.png
icon_iceman.png (Essential)
icon_venom.png (new)
icon_miles.png (new)
icon_ghostrider.png
icon_nickfury.png

star.pngstar.pngstar.png
icon_rocket.png (Essential)
icon_doctordoom.png
icon_hulk.png
icon_loki.png
icon_bullseye.png
icon_vision.png

star.pngstar.png
icon_storm.png (Essential)
icon_wolverine.png
icon_moonstone.png
icon_ares.png

star.png
icon_spiderman.png
icon_blackwidow.png

Progression awards:
100: token_standard.png
500: 100 iso8.png
1000: rainbow damage boost
2300: healthpack.png
4800: rainbow AP stockpile
8000: 250 iso8.png
11800: star.pngstar.pngicon_storm.pngyellowflag.png
16000: 250 iso8.png
21000: token_event.png
26000: 250 iso8.png
31500: star.pngstar.pngicon_ares.pngyellowflag.png
37500: 500 iso8.png
43500: 50 imcoin.png
50000: 500 iso8.png
57000: star.pngstar.pngstar.pngicon_rocket.pngblueflag.png
64500: 1000 iso8.png
75000: 25 imcoin.png
87000: token_event.png
100000: 2000 iso8.png
114000: token_legendary.png

Placement rewards:
1-2: icon_elektra.pngblackflag.png + rewards for 2-5
2-5: icon_elektra.pngredflag.png + rewards for 6-10
6-10: icon_elektra.pngpurpleflag.png + rewards for 11-20
11-20: icon_captainamerica.pngyellowflag.pngblueflag.pngredflag.png , 3000 iso8.png, 100 imcoin.png
21-50: icon_captainamerica.pngyellowflag.pngblueflag.pngredflag.png , 2500 iso8.png, 100 imcoin.png
51-100: icon_captainamerica.pngblueflag.pngredflag.png , 2000 iso8.png, 50 imcoin.png
101-200: icon_captainamerica.pngredflag.png , 1500 iso8.png, 50 imcoin.png
201-300: icon_thor.pngyellowflag.png , 1000 iso8.png, 25 imcoin.png
301-400: icon_thor.pngyellowflag.png , 500 iso8.png
401-500: token_standard.png x 3, 250 iso8.png
501-600: token_standard.png x 2, 250 iso8.png
601-800: token_standard.png, 250 iso8.png
801-1000: 250 iso8.png


Alliance rewards:
1-2: icon_captainamerica.pngredflag.png , 5000 iso8.png, 250 imcoin.png
3-10: icon_captainamerica.pngredflag.png , 5000 iso8.png, 100 imcoin.png
11-25: icon_captainamerica.pngredflag.png , 3000 iso8.png, 100 imcoin.png
26-50: icon_captainamerica.pngredflag.png , 2000 iso8.png, 100 imcoin.png
51-100: icon_captainamerica.pngredflag.png , 1000 iso8.png, 50 imcoin.png
101-250: 1000 iso8.png, 50 imcoin.png
251-500: 500 iso8.png, 25 imcoin.png
501-1000: 500 iso8.png
1001-10000: 250 iso8.png

Sub-Event Placement Rewards
1-2: token_event.png x2, 1000 iso8.png, 100 imcoin.png, 2 commandpoints.png
3-10: token_event.png , 1000 iso8.png, 100 imcoin.png, 1 commandpoints.png
11-50: token_event.png , 1000 iso8.png, 50 imcoin.png
51-100: token_event.png , 1000 iso8.png
101-200: token_event.png , 500 iso8.png
201-300: token_event.png , 250 iso8.png
301-400: token_heroic.png , 250 iso8.png
401-500: token_standard.png x3, 250 iso8.png
5ß1-600: token_standard.png x2, 250 iso8.png
601-800: token_standard.png , 250 iso8.png
801-900: 140 iso8.png
901-1000: 70 iso8.png

Alliance
1-10: token_event.png , 250 iso8.png
11-50: token_event.png , 100 iso8.png
51-100: token_heroic.png , 100 iso8.png
101-250: token_heroic.png ,70 iso8.png
251-1000: token_standard.png x3, 70 iso8.png
1001-2000: token_standard.png x2, 70 iso8.png
2001-5000: token_standard.png , 70 iso8.png
5001-10000: token_standard.png

Previous runs
PVE: Enemy of the State 22 Oct - 30 Oct
PVE: Enemy of the State (August 13-21)
PVE: Enemy of the State (July 9-17)
Enemy of the State - April 30 - May 8
Enemy of the State - Feb 18 - 24
Enemy of the State - Dec 23 - 29
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Comments

  • Quebbster
    Quebbster Posts: 8,070 Chairperson of the Boards
    No prizes I need to get, so I can just join whenever and go for top 50 in the subs... that's good.
    Boosted character list... Not so good at first glance. I suppose it could be interesting to have Hulk smash puny ninjas though. And Bullseye is awesome in survival nodes...
  • rainkingucd
    rainkingucd Posts: 840 Critical Contributor
    Quebbster wrote:
    No prizes I need to get, so I can just join whenever and go for top 50 in the subs... that's good.
    Boosted character list... Not so good at first glance. I suppose it could be interesting to have Hulk smash puny ninjas though. And Bullseye is awesome in survival nodes...

    I'm thinking the same. Join late, get some easy sub rewards. Although, pulling in some extra Cap covers might be nice for championing. I do enjoy my 3* Cap
  • PorkBelly
    PorkBelly Posts: 522 Critical Contributor
    Given the incoming change to the currency, I expected to see some CP in the progression awards.
  • fmftint
    fmftint Posts: 3,653 Chairperson of the Boards
    Wow! token_legendary.png 114000k this run, down from 170000k last time
  • Tatercat
    Tatercat Posts: 930 Critical Contributor
    Quebbster wrote:
    No prizes I need to get, so I can just join whenever and go for top 50 in the subs... that's good.
    Boosted character list... Not so good at first glance. I suppose it could be interesting to have Hulk smash puny ninjas though. And Bullseye is awesome in survival nodes...

    I'm thinking the same. Join late, get some easy sub rewards. Although, pulling in some extra Cap covers might be nice for championing. I do enjoy my 3* Cap

    And that Champion Cap will be put to good use in the next PVE too. I'm thinking the same strategy for all this too, go for sub rewards and a top 100 finish, don't kill myself for an LT unless it looks relative easy by day 5. Otherwise, take it easy for a week. I've got a JG Purple tomorrow for the daily reward anyway and I should be able to handle the Fury DDQ tomorrow,so there's at least two 4* covers anyway, I can write it off as a good week.

    I suspect this week will be, for a lot of people anyway, just mining the ISO to fully champion their maxed 2* and 3* stars anyway.
  • jordanix
    jordanix Posts: 137 Tile Toppler
    I'm actually looking forward to this event. I like it, and after the grueling brutality that was the last couple of PVE's (Heroic, and the Venom Bombs before it) this will be a good pace for me. Its actually one of the few PVE's that I've bothered to put the effort into getting the LT from, so Im definitely happy they lowered the progression cost.

    The only drawback is other than Hulk the boosted list is not doing me any favors, only cause Im stingy with the iso. Maybe I should finally see what all the fuss is about boosted 3BE and his amazing survival node talents.

    I actually expect a resurgence in interest and lots of players for this event, with folks needing ISO and covers more than ever for championing endeavors.
  • Punisher5784
    Punisher5784 Posts: 3,182 Chairperson of the Boards
    jordanix wrote:

    I actually expect a resurgence in interest and lots of players for this event, with folks needing ISO and covers more than ever for championing endeavors.

    Until you are constantly slashed in the face by Wolverine and Gorgon due to redflag.png feeding icon_hand_group.png
  • Tatercat
    Tatercat Posts: 930 Critical Contributor
    jordanix wrote:

    I actually expect a resurgence in interest and lots of players for this event, with folks needing ISO and covers more than ever for championing endeavors.

    Until you are constantly slashed in the face by Wolverine and Gorgon due to redflag.png feeding icon_hand_group.png

    Why, that's just the job for a boosted Hulk, especially if you have 5 blackflag.png! In turn the cascades will eat up countdowns and feed green to each of the 4 event characters (Iceman, Groot, CStorm and Astonish Wolv.

    Hulk's great for survival nodes, I use him and Thor all the time for Big Enchilada in DDQ (plus 3* Cap). By the time an active opponent cycles in, You've usually got one or two Call the storms ready to clear 'em.

    Just be sure to keep an eye on when that AP fills up for them and angle Hulk in front.
  • how do people play this event?
    i thought i could score a bit since i have the 2 star and 3 star essential character. Rocket and groot with 9 covers, so that is nice and he even has that good healing.
    However then I noticed half the nodes are survival nodes, so grinding every 8 hours will take much longer. Additionally most of these survival nodes only have 1 reward. So when you clear it for the 2nd time and onwards, you are guaranteed to get 20 ISO.....
    So only clear each node once per day to get that event token and completely ignore it for the rest? Normally i try to aim for top50 for the HP so i can get more roster slots. But as soon as you get 51 you no longer get any HP.
  • Tatercat
    Tatercat Posts: 930 Critical Contributor
    Frasaria wrote:
    how do people play this event?
    i thought i could score a bit since i have the 2 star and 3 star essential character. Rocket and groot with 9 covers, so that is nice and he even has that good healing.
    However then I noticed half the nodes are survival nodes, so grinding every 8 hours will take much longer. Additionally most of these survival nodes only have 1 reward. So when you clear it for the 2nd time and onwards, you are guaranteed to get 20 ISO.....
    So only clear each node once per day to get that event token and completely ignore it for the rest? Normally i try to aim for top50 for the HP so i can get more roster slots. But as soon as you get 51 you no longer get any HP.

    Survivial nodes do take longer but they are worth more too in event points, especially in the final subs. I’ve seen some as high as 8000 pts in the past. So they are good for that placement you want. One tactic is the Hulk/3*Thor/3*Cap method I noted above. Cap is especially great If you’ve got 5 in blue and/or red so you can target countdown tiles. (puls the defense tiles left behind help in the long run too.

    And here’s some other combos people like:


    by Orion » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:39 am
    My go-to team for survival nodes has been KK/BP/She-Hulk. Panther is great for dropping strike tiles and a powerful AoE attack. Heck, survival nodes are long enough that even his blue can be useful. She-Hulk is there for her board shake and blue to steal any special tiles that may come along. Especially useful for those long ninja nodes in Enemy of the State. Try to steal some of those attack tiles from the dying ninjas. Not only will it save you a lot of health over the course of the fight, but killing ninjas with attack tiles doesn't trigger their death ability. So that keeps new tiles from being created. Kamala of course has a great AoE attack, a pretty good green generator, and can heal you a bunch over a long, drawn-out fight

    by sc0ville » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:32 am
    My favorite lately (especially for the current EOTS) is
    BP/Vision/IF
    In that configuration, vision tanks 4 colors giving the most value to his blue. You have two strong AOE's, two strong Strike tile generators (my IF is 553) a Black accelerator to speed up BP and passive attack tile to benefit from the strike tiles. It's my favorite wave team.


    by AXP_isme » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:52 am
    In the recent wave nodes I've enjoyed playing 3* BE, doc ock plus other (I used colossus but anyone with red and yellow would work). I may be a masochist but when this team gets going it's a bit of a monster. Match enemy special tiles for doc to generate attack tiles, use BE purple as a cheap finisher and you spam the board with strikes. After you've downed a few ninjas you're doing 1k+ each turn in match damage and again in attack tile damage and the board fills with special tiles so there are fewer places for CDs to go. It takes a little while to get going and isn't particularly fast or efficient but I'm finding it to be lots of fun. Give it a try, you may end up a convert.

    Search the Tip & guides board using “survival “ as a key word, you’ll find more.

    Just remember to never let the wave end with your tile match. Use a power to take down the last ninja, so you’ve got the first move in the next wave and can counter whoever just showed up, incase it’s Gorgan or Ast. Wolv about to use all the red AP that’s been built.

    Also go after those ninjas with the eye-hiding helmets first (UPDATE: KISHU'S!), before they lay down caltrops and smoke bombs.

    UPDATE: Here's another one specifically for that Groot Essential survival node too:

    Unread postby CT1888 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:22 pm
    I love Rocket and Groot with LThor and GSBW for survival nodes; once you've got his blue fired off and a bank of colours, opponents just dissappear so fast; lightning strike into call the storm followed by deceptive tactics then a second (sometimes 3rd) call the storm with and extra 1000 points of damage for each is just obscene
  • ZootSax
    ZootSax Posts: 1,819 Chairperson of the Boards
    Because I apparently don't read the "time left" enough, I accidentally started trying to farm the CP in "S.H.I.E.L.D. Base" with slightly over 24hrs left in the sub. Opps. I'm not sure whether I'm in a very competitive bracket or if a lot of others in my bracket made the same mistake, but three full clears & a partial grind only has me barely in the Top 200, when 4 clears is optimal at the moment--with real life commitments this weekend, I never expected to place well, at least. Oh well, first world problems icon_e_smile.gif
  • Tatercat
    Tatercat Posts: 930 Critical Contributor
    ZootSax wrote:
    Because I apparently don't read the "time left" enough, I accidentally started trying to farm the CP in "S.H.I.E.L.D. Base" with slightly over 24hrs left in the sub. Opps. I'm not sure whether I'm in a very competitive bracket or if a lot of others in my bracket made the same mistake, but three full clears & a partial grind only has me barely in the Top 200, when 4 clears is optimal at the moment--with real life commitments this weekend, I never expected to place well, at least. Oh well, first world problems icon_e_smile.gif


    Did the same! In fact, I do that almost everytime they do these 48 hours subs. I got the CP's at least. I'm more upset that there's not a new sub to mine ISO for, than my placement overall.
  • How are players at 15000 points already. I clear the board every time once pints are back to full value and I am barely over 9000. Anyone have any ideas ?
  • ScrubJay
    ScrubJay Posts: 90 Match Maker
    Will be sitting this one out, and by that I mean I will sweep once for tokens and then I am done. I don't care to grind survival nodes for placement.
  • RoboDuck
    RoboDuck Posts: 142 Tile Toppler
    How are players at 15000 points already. I clear the board every time once pints are back to full value and I am barely over 9000. Anyone have any ideas ?

    They probably didn't notice it was a 48 hour sub & took their points down way to far.
  • CT1888
    CT1888 Posts: 1,201 Chairperson of the Boards
    Is the 2 x CP in the nodes new, or have I just been dumb and missed them before?
  • CT1888 wrote:
    Is the 2 x CP in the nodes new, or have I just been dumb and missed them before?

    only for 48 hour subs, which are thankfully rare
  • So I cleared every prize and waited for points to max. Currently ranked over 200. **** u have 16000 and some players have Over 22000
  • So I cleared every prize and waited for points to max. Currently ranked over 200. **** u have 16000 and some players have Over 22000

    once a sub has less than 8 hours to go, you can still do roughly 6 more clears to gain maximum points for that sub by grinding nodes down close to zero. the refresh timer will go up 8 hours for each clear but when the sub ends that doesnt matter. the people scoring highest do max full clears and then wait as long as they can (based on how long each clear takes them) before they sub ends and grind every node to 1 by doing these 6 clears. scoring top 2/10/20 in pve is serious work and not for the casual player.

    i personally only score in the 50 to 100 range in most events looking only for leg token progression other than for new character releases. many people are top 10 every event.
  • Yes waited for max points and then clears the last couple hours until I had every prize. No way som one should be able to score 9000 more than my 16000. I submitted question to makers.