Posted by: thederangedbear | October 26, 2008

Marquee Mondays: Next, The New Big Three…

Josh – the man! – brought this up on Saturday at the Clone Saga tournament but it seemed almost too obvious that I was quickly smacking myself upside my head for not thinking of it..

“Play Brotherhood and Avengers.”

Holy jeebus! That is enough rush down to make Magneto blush. Let’s break it down:

The Trinity

Omnipotence, Pathetic Attempt, and Have a Blast!?

How about:

The New Brotherhood, The Next Brotherhood, and The Big Three?

That is three really powerful global pumps! The Big Three doesn’t offer you the sort of the ‘precision’ Air Strike does – if you only want to replace one resource – but its damage and draw potential seems too big to ignore.

What about our characters?

One Drops

…are a pretty big deal for rush. We already have Iron Fist who is awesome since our reservist deck will be character dense. From the Brotherhood, we have Barnacle and the Kleinstock Brothers – Acolyte

We also have Rick Jones if we really want to play a free attacker.

Two Drops

Amelia Voght – Acolyte is a definite. I don’t think we’ll be looking toward the bad guys though, as the Avengers are very solid when it comes to their two drops, all of whom are stated extremely well.

I’m quite interested in using Quicksilver – Inhuman by Marriage. My experience on TNB has usually been from the sodomized end, but on the kill turn it seems that generally their resources are all face-up.

I’ve seen Chrome’s power relevant never, and even then it’s not great. Quicksilver seems to have much better upswing and better stats.

Three Drops

Black Panther – T’challa and Joanna Cargill – Acolyte. Maybe none of the latter as the former is too good.

Four Drops

Hawkeye has a good attack and incredible off-initiative ability, Spoor pushes damage like crazy, while the Human Torch lets you snag the game while you’re behind. Torch’s flight pushes him over the top I think.

Five Drops

Spider-Man – Secret Avenger on one side and Scanner – Acolyte on the other. They’re both good.

Characters: 38
4x Rem-Ram – Acolyte
4x Iron Fist – Secret Avenger
4x Kleinstock Brothers – Acolyte
4x Amelia Voght – Acolyte
4x Quicksilver – Inhuman by Marriage
4x Black Panther – T’challa
4x Joanna Cargill – Acolyte
4x Spoor – Acolyte
4x Human Torch – Secret Avenger
2x Scanner – Acolyte

Plot Twists: 24
4x The New Brotherhood
4x The Next Brotherhood
4x The Big Three
4x Call Down the Lightning
4x Boot to the Head
2x Planet X – Team-Up

Another possibility is a more off-curve really centric build. The Avengers can have a potentially very explosive early game enabled by Losing the Argument and Avengers Reassembled.

Perhaps you could push your curve even lower with those cards and the addition of Captain America – The Patriot * Secret Avenger and Echo ♦ Ronin – Secret Avenger?

Something like:

Characters: 34
4x Rem-Ram – Acolyte
4x Iron Fist – Secret Avenger
4x Kleinstock Brothers – Acolyte
4x Captain America – The Patriot * Secret Avenger
4x Amelia Voght – Acolyte
3x Echo ♦ Ronin – Secret Avenger
1x Hawkeye ♦ Ronin – Secret Avenger
4x Quicksilver – Inhuman by Marriage
4x Black Panther – T’challa
1x Spoor – Acolyte
1x Scanner – Acolyte

Plot Twists: 26
4x The Big Three
4x Avengers Reassembled
4x The New Brotherhood
4x The Next Brotherhood
4x Losing the Argument
4x Call Down the Lightning
2x Boot to the Head

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Responses

  1. Problem with the deck is there is no losing the argument… because it’s not team stamped 😦 I’ve been thinking about it and it only need draw power which is hard to find in the team stamped form… aside from legacy of evil…. looks like I have an idea for a deck!

  2. I like the off curve version myself.

    Though I like Avengers/Syndicate moreso. Because syndicate are awesome.

  3. Yeah, definitely.

    Also, with Assemble you could play a singleton two drop Avalanche which could potentially make any sort of Lost City match-up much better.


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