This is the first article in our #HydraRising community crossover event. You can find many articles, videos, podcasts, and more centered on the new The Rise of Red Skull expansion from many different Marvel Champions content creators by searching #HydraRising on Twitter, Facebook, Discord, etc. For I Rebel's part, we will be publishing an article comparing the two heroes that come in The Rise of Red Skull, a Why? article on the Hydra theme of the campaign expansion, and a Rankings article on the included scenarios that will mostly focus on the standalone experience of those villains. For commentary on the expansion and campaign itself, and all other released product for the game, please check out our Marvel Champions Expansion Guide.
The first year of releases is nearly complete. We have received two scenarios, six heroes, and on September 4th, we will get our first story box: The Rise of Red Skull. There is an incredible level of hype for Red Skull and the announced expansions following it, but before we get too far ahead of ourselves and start theory-crafting for cards we won't see for another six months. Let's take a minute to reflect on how far we have come and the current state of the game.
A Protection archetype that I've been referring to as an "immortal" build arrived on the scene with the Doctor Strange hero pack. This archetype is built around Unflappable and assisted by Desperate Defense from that pack. I actually started playing around with this kind of deck in Black Widow with Defensive Stance and her Synth-Suit, but now I don't feel like I even need that preparation card to achieve my goals.
This Ranking article will be like a VS. article, except that we will compare multiple sets of cards against each other rather than just two like She-Hulk vs. Thor. We will look at the newly-released Kree Fanatic modular set in comparison to the other currently-released modular sets focused on a mini-boss enemy: The Doomsday Chair (MODOK), Legions of Hydra (Madame Hydra), A Mess of Things (Scorpion), Power Drain (Electro), and Running Interference (Tombstone). The rankings will go from most-difficult to least-difficult. Click here for our statistical breakdown of all modular sets.
Welcome new readers and returning readers to another Marvel Champions Spoiler. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read our spoiler article. Also we would like to send a huge thank you to FFG for sharing this spoiler with us and allowing us to share it with you. Without farther ado, here it is....