Best of the new bunch?

About to finish off sabretooth and looking for my next bonus hero. I have everyone up to about domino champed so I’m looking at Magik, Worthy Cap, Hawkeye, Juggernaut. 

Any of the brand new 4*s worthy of a long term investment?

For background, I don’t have any 5* over 9 covers so happy to stay in 4* for now. Oh and I do have Bishop complete as well. 


  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,771 Chairperson of the Boards
    Juggernaut is a monster in 4* land. Makes PvE go so much more quickly in combination with Strikes. HammerCap is more important in 5* land, and his best partner is 5Hawkeye, but he's got use against particularly nasty PvE foes even below that.
  • Killjoy00Killjoy00 Posts: 37 Just Dropped In
    Juggernaut makes sense. I only have one cover sadly. 
  • PuceMoosePuceMoose Posts: 1,341 Chairperson of the Boards
    I'm a big fan of 4* Hawkeye (Ronin) - if you run him with Gritty, he can be quite an asset. Adding three attack tiles with one red match, while still leaving the red for Kitty to use (to generate more attack tiles) is a good deal. His green also hits pretty hard when boosted by Kitty's strikes. Purple is overcosted, but it's at least a purple outlet for the team, and easy to set it at 3 covers and forget about it. Gritty+Ronin was my go-to Sim team for several seasons until I got 4Juggs up to fighting trim and wrecking faces. 
  • Killjoy00Killjoy00 Posts: 37 Just Dropped In
    So ronin good but still behind juggs?
  • TPF AlexisTPF Alexis Posts: 3,771 Chairperson of the Boards
    Killjoy00 said:
    So ronin good but still behind juggs?

    Pretty much, yeah. Ronin's only problem is dilution, really. He's a good character, but there's another who will serve the same purpose better.
  • Killjoy00Killjoy00 Posts: 37 Just Dropped In
    Would it change anyone’s mind if you knew I had 5 Ronin covers, 4 Worthy Cap. But only one Jugg?  Long way to go to get him covered. 
  • HoundofShadowHoundofShadow Posts: 3,122 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited 7 April 2020, 01:28
    Even though you have only one cover for him, I would still target him. You will see many opponents using R4G and Juggernaut (plus Kitty/GotG) almost everywhere: PvP, Lightning Rounds and Shield Simulator. For PvE, this team is a beast and a good scarecrow in PvPs. Look forward to 20 to 25 minutes clear time in PvE SCL 7 with this team, if you don't have any team that can achieve this yet.

    3* Magneto gives out a total of 600 juggernaut shards, so that might help just a little bit. 

    For Cap Worth, he's useful in mostly higher level PvEs, with C4rol and tile spammers in PvP. In Shield Simulator, Cap Worth/C4rol/R4G can be quite common. Make a wrong move against this team and you could be eating about 6000 match damage next turn.

    Ronin is quite okay. He can pump out three friendly attack tiles per red match. He can be good with Nico, since it's almost a guarantee that you will have more attack tiles than the opponent do. I don't find him interesting yet but he could work well with Magik. 

    Magik is good with cheap power teammates, and if you like to craft out a playstyle that makes use of fortication.

    You missed out Karnak, unless you got him champed. This guy gives out a strong protect tile if there isn't any until the 5th turn and then his match damage gets upgraded to 5* tier. On top of that, he pumps out 2 critical tiles passively when he transforms and you can spam another 3 critical tiles for 8 blue ap. His critical multiplier is one of the highest at 4.5x. I'm seeing him more frequently in Shield Simiulator and PvP, being teamed up with America Chavez and Bishop most of the time.

    If I were you, I'll go Juggernaut, Karnak, Cap Worth. Ronin and Magik can be in any order after these three.
  • Killjoy00Killjoy00 Posts: 37 Just Dropped In
    Thanks - had not considered Karnak. I have two covers for Karnak and 9 for magik. I will work on juggs for now though. 
  • DAZ0273DAZ0273 Posts: 4,307 Chairperson of the Boards
    Karnak is insane. Juggs is great but Karnak can one shot champed 4*, I am getting more defensive wins off my Shield Team than expected with him in because he just goes from 0 to the enemy dead like that as soon as he finds that flaw.
  • ThaRoadWarriorThaRoadWarrior Posts: 4,432 Chairperson of the Boards
    I just finished champing MODOK, it was strictly driven by how many saved covers I had on him. I do think though that his ability to put tons of red down on the board is good to have in your pocket for certain teams, and that it comes with some enemy specials you can use to kickstart a few other characters is also an interesting niche. I think Karnak is next up for me, if you have any 5*s at all, you really can't discount how many crits he adds to the board passively and actively.
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