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How Hard Does My Encounter Deck Hit? v.1

Ever wondered, “What the average boost of my deck was?” or  “How likely am I to get a boost ability?” I did, so I decided to do a little math. But before I did, I realized just how much I would have to do to have a complete table of data with all the different combinations. So instead of giving it all to you, which would take a while, I decided to KISS it (Keep It Simple Stupid). The following all my results….

Encounter Deck – 1 Player*

Key: St-Standard, Ex-Expert, BS-Bomb Scare, ME-Masters of Evil, UA-Under Attack, LH-Legion of Hydra, DC-Doomsday Chair, GG-Goblin Gimmicks, MT-A Mess of Things, RI-Running Interference, PD-Power Drain

*assumed that player is using an obligation with 2 boosts, and is before Nemesis sets are put into the deck.

Boost Averages

Rhino Klaw Ultron Risky Mutagen
BS-St 1.06 1.1 1.19 1.06 0.9
BS-Ex 1.17 1.21 1.29 1.17 1
ME-St 0.98 1 1.09 0.96 0.82
ME-Ex 1.08 1.11 1.2 1.08 0.93
UA-St 1 1.03 1.13 1 0.84
UA-Ex 1.12 1.15 1.24 1.11 0.95
LH-St 1.16 1.2 1.29 1.15 0.97
LH-Ex 1.26 1.3 1.42 1.25 1.06
DC-St 1.16 1.2 1.29 1.15 0.97
DC-Ex 1.26 1.3 1.42 1.25 1.06
GG-St 1.12 1.15 1.24 1.11 0.95
GG-Ex 1.22 1.25 1.33 1.21 1.04
MT-St 1 1.03 1.13 1 0.84
MT-Ex 1.12 1.15 1.24 1.11 0.95
RI-St 1 1.03 1.13 1 0.84
RI-Ex 1.12 1.15 1.24 1.11 0.95
PD-St 1.13 1.17 1.26 1.12 0.94
PD-Ex 1.24 1.28 1.36 1.23 1.04

*2 Player +0.02, 3 Player +0.05, 4 player +0.07 from total roughly

Star Averages

Rhino Klaw Ultron Risky Mutagen
BS-St 0 0.13 0.15 0.43 0.35
BS-Ex 0 0.12 0.14 0.4 0.32
ME-St 0.12 0.25 0.27 0.54 0.43
ME-Ex 0.11 0.23 0.25 0.5 0.4
UA-St 0.06 0.2 0.22 0.51 0.41
UA-Ex 0.06 0.18 0.2 0.47 0.38
LH-St 0 0.13 0.15 0.43 0.35
LH-Ex 0 0.12 0.14 0.4 0.32
DC-St 0 0.13 0.15 0.43 0.35
DC-Ex 0 0.12 0.14 0.4 0.32
GG-St 0.12 0.25 0.26 0.52 0.42
GG-Ex 0.11 0.22 0.24 0.48 0.4
MT-St 0.06 0.2 0.22 0.51 0.41
MT-Ex 0.06 0.18 0.2 0.47 0.38
RI-St 0 0.13 0.16 0.45 0.35
RI-Ex 0 0.12 0.14 0.41 0.33
PD-St 0.13 0.27 0.29 0.58 0.46
PD-Ex 0.12 0.22 0.26 0.52 0.42

*2 Player -0, 3 Player -0.01, 4 player -0.01 from total roughly

Wrecking Crew

Boost Averages Star Averages
Wrecker 0.8 0.4
Bulldozer 1.13 0.2
Thunderball 1.06 0.4
Piledriver 0.66 0.53

Nemesis Sets

Boost Averages Star Averages
Iron Man 1.4 0.4
Spider-Man 1.4 0.4
Captain Marvel 1.2 0.4
Black Panther 1.8 0.2
She-Hulk 1.6 0.2
Captain America 1.8 0
Ms. Marvel 2 0
Thor 1.8 0.4
Black Widow 1.2 0.2
Doctor Strange 1.6 0

I know that isn’t all the data that could be drawn when looking into something like this, but it is a start. This is version 1 of this article. There will be another one that will be updated and also have more data in it in time. Till then, thank you for looking and I hope this article gives you insight in picking your next encounter deck…

-JediGeekGirl

1 thought on “How Hard Does My Encounter Deck Hit? v.1”

  1. Love this. I used to be a numbers cruncher back when I mostly played wargames. Stats like this really do give you leverage. What stats like this do in a game like this is, it let’s you ramp up the difficulty of said villain while keeping control of any sort of swingy situation that might come up.

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