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Marvel Strike Force- Starting out

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There is a DHO alliance in game, search Dadshideout and it should appear.

Getting started: (hopefully others chime in)

If you want to spend any money, the $10 Captain America pack is a great deal.  Most other packs you will see will cost more for the number of character shards that you get.

Power cores are best spent on energy refreshes- any other use is unlikely to net significant gains for your investment.

As of 4/2018 as a start:

Crossbones/Elektra event if available should be a priority.  Both characters have utility, even if they aren't the 'best'

Blitz mode: always try to get to the tier that unlocks the rank rewards.  Usually 1 tier past that gets you the >50% reward.  Gamora is probably a good first farm at least to the point of unlock in the Blitz Store

Arena - how much you focus here should be your personal preference.  This will mean gearing 5 characters and 5 characters only, as fast as you can.  Quake, possibly followed by Drax/Daredevil after unlock is the Arena Store farm to start working on.

Challenges-these become a choice.  If you are only running 5 characters to maintain/get ahead in arena, challenges which restrict the class of character you can use will become a stumbling point.

Alliance raids: We are running level 35/40 raids.  Even if you aren't at that level if there is room in the raid join and do what damage you can, the rewards will help you progress faster.  I am using raid currency for gear, not a character farm or the orb lotteries.  On the character side, looking Ronan is probably the 'best' farm.

Campaign: Heroes/Villains will be unlocked, Nexus is the next campaign to unlock followed by Cosmic.  I just  unlocked Cosmic (level 45 and 3 cosmic characters required)
Heroes Campaign: Grind Yondu in 1-9 as fast as possible

Villains Campaign: Grind Hawkeye in 1-9 as fast as possible.

 

Starting teams (from memory):

Heroes: Shield Medic, Wolverine(~7 day login to unlock), Luke Cage, Punisher, Spiderman, probably Shield Operative until Wolvie unlocks

Villains: Elektra (if event available), Hand Sorceress, Crossbones (if event available), Bullseye(this was an unlock as I recall), Hydra Sniper/Hand Sentry/Merc Soldier

You definitely want Night Nurse, Hawkeye, and Yondu as soon as possible.  Heroes/Villains are usually more powerful than minions (Night Nurse > Hand Sorceress/Shield Medic for example), and the best will call minion adds (Yondu/Kingpin are examples, I think Red Skull does as well.)

I probably missed stuff/gave wrong info, hopefully others correct me or give insights below.  I am playing with a focus on raids, so I have lots of characters very 'flat' in training level/gear level.

We are generally using the DHO Discord server for daily raid communication back and forth invite link: https://discord.gg/YrFjqQn

Ayle

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Okay, a bit of an update as the game progresses- we are doing the top level Ultimus raid (as of right now) and generally 1 level down on all other raids.  Level cap and gear cap was just increased to 65.

Best starting advice:
If you want Iron Man or Star Lord, be patient.  Don't expect to get them the first run unless you want to spend money.

Mercenary squad should be a priority, there is a gold event that requires them.

A Hand squad may also be very useful, at least have 5, so that you can do their event as well.

Ayle

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