The Grand Experiment: Can you transition to 5*s pulling as you go as a progession-only F2P player?

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  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    I'm thinking right now that I'll go back to Classic with my CP, and just sit on LTs for a season. I'm curious what that will look like for fleshing out some of my older 5s.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    I spent a few pulls in classic, felt dirty every time I did it, and got nothing but 4*s for my trouble. I spent 2 LTs into Latest, got a second Rescue for my trouble, and felt like "i don't know..."

    So I think now I'm really going to try and save up till Hela is just about to leave, and let Danver5 go. I really want Hela, but I don't know how likely it is with the spread I have (4/0/2).
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    Decided to pull a few more times out of classic. pulled a purple Thano5 (5/1/2) with a bonus blue JJ (4/3/4). I need a lottery ticket now lol
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    The saving continues. I've got 3 LTs and just under 100cp in the bank. I've also been saving HP so that I can get at least a 10-pack if Stars and Strikes or whatever Shuri's pvp is called comes back around again. I'm kind of expecting S&S to show up on the 4th of July, I doubt I'll be in 40-pack territory for that though.

    It's been interesting doing PVP with dual-champ 5*s. In many ways it's better than before - I see more variety in teams if you can believe that, since there are more dual-5* teams and less Gritty teams. I can take Thorkoyes when I'm attacking more easily than I can take on Gritty teams. Depending on the required character status on my end, my float point is back up in the low-500s now rather than the high 300s too. Of course, the first PVP I had come up was Iceman, and I don't have him champed, so that was a bit painful. But i have a 280s Wiccan, and that worked out pretty well. I think Mystique probably goes pretty well between Doom and GRRR or even my 405 JJ, since she is also an AP morass on off-colors from Doom.
  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,380 Chairperson of the Boards
    The saving continues. I've got 3 LTs and just under 100cp in the bank. I've also been saving HP so that I can get at least a 10-pack if Stars and Strikes or whatever Shuri's pvp is called comes back around again. I'm kind of expecting S&S to show up on the 4th of July, I doubt I'll be in 40-pack territory for that though.
    Stars and Strikes is Chavez, not Shuri. IIRC, they've run Peggy Carter's PvP over the last couple of 4th of July slots.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    Im still 28 Chavez covers off of Jessica Jones, I’d like those first
  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,380 Chairperson of the Boards
    Yeah, it just sounded like you were referring to S&S as Shuri's PvP. I can see now how I misread it, tho. Still feels more likely we'll get Peggy to me.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    Oh yeah, I can see that read now also. I was just meaning that a 40 pack in either of those stores would align with my goals. I don’t know that we'll see either event run any time soon though, since we just had both
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 3,373 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 19 June 2019, 09:56
    The "we will be running more 4* PvP" seems to be entirely tied into "events" now, so I wouldn't hold my breath for Shuri any time soon.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    It's no big deal. It'll take me ages playing to progression to get up to the 16k hp i need anyway. The reason i want it to be one of those 2 is so that there is a higher organic draw chance on them in addition to the better bonus hero odds from the big packs.

    Any Featured Feeder would be fine I suppose, though of course there are a few I'd prefer. I have a few desirable 4*s within 5-7 covers of 300 (g4mora, mordo, vulture, medusa), so any of their events will do as well. I might be able to scrape up the last 700hp i need for a 10-pack out of Scrapper 142 before it closes, but i feel like the 10 pack may be a trap compared to the 40.
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 3,373 Chairperson of the Boards
    Well Vulture sounds like a decent possibility for a Far From Home featured PvP (figure they will only squeeze one 4* out of that release and so we will get some affiliated PvP stuff) judging on the Cap Marvel and Endgame stuff.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    I'm not actively chasing SM:PP since he has a pretty dismal 1/0/2 build, but Vulture is objectively great and worth adding levels to. I'd definitely consider it if it comes up. I do like Spider-Man though; he is definitely on the better end of not-meta.

    I've been trying to figure out what a good anti-gritty team is at this point now that my dual-5* MMR is making it nearly impossible to get above 1900pts. I'm really considering dumping the iso into Lumbercap. For now, I like Main Event/Vulture/Invisible Woman. Invisible Woman can lock down all Kitty's nonsense as well as clear it out on green. Ideally main event hulk can wreck a few on entry to the fight, and you can get Vulture moving quickly to fuel IW.


  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 3,373 Chairperson of the Boards
    I'm not actively chasing SM:PP since he has a pretty dismal 1/0/2 build, but Vulture is objectively great and worth adding levels to. I'd definitely consider it if it comes up. I do like Spider-Man though; he is definitely on the better end of not-meta.

    I've been trying to figure out what a good anti-gritty team is at this point now that my dual-5* MMR is making it nearly impossible to get above 1900pts. I'm really considering dumping the iso into Lumbercap. For now, I like Main Event/Vulture/Invisible Woman. Invisible Woman can lock down all Kitty's nonsense as well as clear it out on green. Ideally main event hulk can wreck a few on entry to the fight, and you can get Vulture moving quickly to fuel IW.


    I use Bishop/Xpool/Riri but don't come up against as high level Gritty,'s as you do - the beauty is you can stun and send airborne for a breather. I sometimes sub in Thor to use Green and yellow.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    I ended up throwing 3300hp at the Infinite Pursuit store 10-pack, got all 2s and 3s lol. But then one of the individual progression tokens in Shield Training landed me a Gwenpool and bonus Chavez, so that's good. 
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    The savings continue. i've been dumping iso into my 2/4/4 Lumbercap to see if the Suicide King team of Doom/Cap can handle Gritty for me. The jury is out, but I still need another 150k to get him to 405. 

    Currently I have 6 TLs and 318 cp, the most cp I've ever had at one time. That DareDevil costume is really calling my name, but I would really prefer it came with a non-yellow color I could use on my 6/1/1. I am currently planning to continue sitting on resources (unless I feel impulsive) at least until 5torm lands in Latest, if not all the way until the next 5* gets announced (presumably Mysterio for Homecoming in a couple weeks). 
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    I saw that 5torm was already in latest, so I pulled until I got one. 4 LTs, first was a red Rescue (1/0/2), 4th was a yellow 5torm. So now I'm back to saving up until Hela is about to leave so I can see who is up next, or have a look at the novelty classic store they'll probably put up to tempt me.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    I have Lumbercap up to lvl 398, and Suicide Kings does NOT work against Gritty teams featuring Bishop lol. I need to find somebody to put in between them, I'm not sure who. I can't tell if it's a strategy thing (trying to chase the strikes or trying to leave the strikes but keeping doom in front), a team composition thing (who is the third), or something else.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    As of this morning, Lumbercap is bought up to 405, so I'll do a little more experimenting with Suicide Kings. One thing I wasn't doing was going in to that first match with a killable Doom, which would put me in a situation where there were far too many opportunities for Lumbercap to get out front and eat strike damage and die before Doom did. 

    I didn't mention it here, but I ran through all that cp/lt stash to work on Hela before she leaves latest. I'm currently on a streak so hot, I'm expecting one of those 100+ cold streaks on the back end everybody cries about before they quit lol. In my last 25 draws, I've pulled 7:25, 28%. I also landed a bonus Chavez in that run, so she is up to 325. Rogue hit 300 today, I've never had her set as a bonus, so she is just organically (and inexplicably) my highest leveled 4* after Chavez. I did get another Hela this morning also, but still no greens.

    Current Latest crop:
    Danver5: (6/1/3) - out

    Hela: (4/0/3)
    Rescue: (3/0/3)
    5torm: (1/0/1)
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 27 June 2019, 12:27
    Landed another yellow 5torm (1/0/2) from today's crash token... this pull rate is truly astronomical and worrying lol. I'm 8/26, 30.77% this week.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 3,392 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 6 July 2019, 20:35
    Inexplicable hot streak remains scalding hot. Hela is up to 5/0/4 now; sure would like some greens. 5torm is 1/1/2, and Rescue remains at 3/0/3.
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