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Aaron Jao
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Hey all!

My Girlfriend and I love playing Marvel Legendary. It's our go to 2 player game. I had just picked up the X-men expansion and I think we've stumbled upon a combo that we've yet won.

We played 4 times
same villain combo, scheme and mastermind
different sets of heroes each time

Here's the combo:
Mastermind - Onslaught(hand size is 1 less) MS- Dominates non-grey heroes
Scheme - Anti-Mutant Hatred. Wound stack is 30 and 11 twists Twist-puts twist into discard pile as a "angry mob" at start of your turn if you have scheme in your hand, player to your right gains that scheme and a wound.

Villains:
The Brood
Dark Descendants
Sisterhood of Mutants

our latest playthru we played with heroes:
Spider-man(low-cost)
Iron man(draws cards)
Hulk(KO's Wounds)
Wolverine(Ko's wounds and draws cards)
Phoenix(piercing energy, KO's cards)

Lemme know if anyone has any hero combo suggestions!

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Justin H

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avj37 wrote:

Mastermind - Onslaught(hand size is 1 less) MS- Dominates non-grey heroes


That's your problem right there.

I would recommend using Heroes that can KO cards to get rid of those scheme twists to stop them from generating lots of wounds, preferably ones that are easier to activate. I feel that Heroes with lower costs tend to fair a bit better against Onslaught as well, Heroes that have 5 cost commons will stick around the HQ and make it harder to recruit Heroes.
 
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Short update. On our 8-9th playthru and still have not beaten!

We've tried:
Heroes:
1-We got close, one more Onslaught card to beat.
Spider-Woman
Symbiote Spiderman
Scarlet Spider
Old Man Logan
Peter Parker

2
Spider-Woman
Tigra
Wolverine
Symbiote Spider-man
Scarlet Spider

3
Black Widow
Wolverine
Scarlet Spider
Spider-woman
Peter parker

But yeah, I think we've found a near unbeatable/super hard mastermind/scheme combo
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Any chance the Fantastic Four could take him? Add Thor or Silver Surfer.

What expansions do you have?
 
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Fernando Santos
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Hmm, gonna try this with my wife today!
 
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Aaron Jao
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TheUbiquitous wrote:
Any chance the Fantastic Four could take him? Add Thor or Silver Surfer.

What expansions do you have?


Have:

Dark City
Paint the town Red
Guardians of the Galaxy
Fantastic Four
Captain America
Civil War
X-Men
Secret Wars Vol 1
 
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Facsantos wrote:
Hmm, gonna try this with my wife today!


Let me know how it goes! Good luck!
 
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Fernando Santos
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Beat this with my wife on our first try.
Me 24
Wife 35

Our heroes:
Old Man Logan
Gamora
Iron Man
Black Widow
Rogue

We ended with 2 Master Strikes played (got lucky on that), 10 scheme twists played (we KO them all), 2 villains escaped ( two brood), 6 KO bystanders
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Aaron Jao
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Wow! Nice! We tried with:
Black Widow
Iron Man
Rogue
Jean Grey
Wolverine

Still no luck!!

I think we got really unlucky with the HQ Heroes, there would be times where its really just high costs 5-7.
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Fernando Santos
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The key for us was really the KO of the schemes and putting the decks really thin.

And we did got lucky really hard on one happening
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Selene entered the City and had a bunch of 0 cost heroes from the KO pile dominated by her, like more than 10, then my wife hit Onslaught and the tactic was that one where he dominates 4 KO'ed 0 cost heroes, ops, none there now Also me having Gamora amassing shards for one good blow on him helped a lot!


 
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