The Searing Stinger
October 23, 2020

Greetings Commanders,

Keep your industrial-strength fly swatter handy, because a lethal pest is flying into the blog this week. And after seeing what all the buzz is about, dip your antenna into the rest of the blog where we have the lowdown on a reappearing Legendary Event, a parasitic Blitz, and a slew of Bonus Events. Break out the baking soda and let's dive in!


Inject pain into enemy teams with Yellowjacket! After being denied the secret to Pym Particle technology by Hank Pym, millionaire businessman Darren Cross took over Pym's company and designed his own battlesuit outfitted with blasters and wings, and capable of both expanding to great heights and shrinking down to microscopic levels. As a member of the Pym Tech (new trait) team, Yellowjacket is a Blaster who stings with heavy attacks, steals enemy Health, gains Speed and Drain with Offense Up, and increases Pym Tech damage in Dark Dimension.

Infest enemies with this mechanized pest:

Traits: Villain, Global, Tech, Blaster, Pym Tech

Basic - Bio-Energy Blast

  • Attack primary target for 250% damage. Bonus Attack for 230% damage.

Special - Spiteful Sting

  • Energy Cost: 5/5

  • Steal 30% Health from primary target and Redistribute to self. Receive an additional 4000 Health. This bypasses Heal Block.

  • Gain Evade + Regeneration.

  • In DARK DIMENSION, prolong all positive effects on this character by a duration of 1, up to a maximum of 4.

Ultimate - Hostile Takeover

  • Energy Cost: 5/5

  • Gain +1 Offense Up, up to a maximum of 3.

  • Attack primary target for 400% damage + all adjacent targets for 350%  damage.

  • On Kill, apply 2 random positive effects to self and all PYM TECH and VILLAIN TECH  allies. Then repeat this attack targeting the most injured enemy.

Passive - Don't Cross Me

  • While this character has Offense Up, gain +20% Speed and +25% Drain.

  • In DARK DIMENSION, gain +20% Damage for self and PYM TECH allies.

Strike Time - 2020 Preview Update

Locked and loaded, ready for your viewing pleasure is our latest episode of Strike Time! Be sure to check out this edition as we've got Game Director Jon Durr back to give us a status update on all the features mentioned in our 2020 Preview Blog, along with some slick Community-made artwork in our Community Spotlight.

You can watch Episode #11 of Strike Time here:

Returning Legendary Event

Invisible Woman is materializing once again for her Legendary Event, Now You See Me. To add this Fantastic Four Protector to your roster, you'll need a Sinister Six team at a minimum of 5-Stars. Be sure to take advantage of the Doom's Influence event where the following Campaign nodes have been updated with Sinister Six members:

Heroes 2-3: Mysterio

Heroes 3-9: Shocker

Villains 2-3: Green Goblin

Upcoming Blitzes

Next week's Blitzes feature two elusive Villains you don't want to meet in a dark alley. Nobu, the leader of The Hand, is leaping into Blitz first in the Master of Ninjas Blitz where you can slice and dice enemies for Nobu character shards. And up next is the Symbiotic Terror Blitz, featuring Venom, where you can take a bite out of enemy Blitz teams to earn Venom shards. Both of these Blitzes are part of the Waking Nightmare event, so they'll reward Fright Light Orb Fragments in both Blitz wins and Milestone rewards.

Bonus Events

Train and Gain & Raid Frenzy

Turn the Waking Nightmare event into a heavenly dream with big Bonus Event rewards. Pump up your roster after earning 2x Training Module rewards from Campaign nodes in the Train and Gain event. Then charge into Alliance Raids for Raid Frenzy where you'll enjoy a 20% cost reduction for Raid Energy, Heals, and Revives in Raids.

Calling All Agents & Bad Science

Upgrade the heroes of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Calling All Agents event where you can earn 2x character shards in the following Campaign nodes:

Captain America: Heroes 6-9 & Nexus 1-3

Black Widow: Heroes 7-3

Hawkeye: Heroes 6-6 & Villains 1-9

S.H.I.E.L.D. Security: Heroes 3-6

S.H.I.E.L.D. Assault: Nexus 2-3

S.H.I.E.L.D. Medic: Heroes 2-3 & Villains 1-6

S.H.I.E.L.D. Operative: Heroes 4-3
S.H.I.E.L.D. Trooper: Villains 4-3

And then skip the lab experiments and head over to the Bad Science event to bolster your members of A.I.M.! For a limited-time, extract double character shard rewards for A.I.M. characters in the following Campaign nodes:

Scientist Supreme: Cosmic 2-9

A.I.M. Assaulter: Heroes 5-3

A.I.M. Security: Villains 5-3

That's all for this week! Be sure to check back next week, because the consequences will spell d-o-o-m for you...

Good luck, Commander!

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