Sharpen your chompers and bite down on the kit of Marvel’s unbeatable hero in this week’s blog. We also have Blitzes scampering your way, Fun in the Sun events to take a crack at, and double shards for our sinister city-dwellers for you to hightail it to. If you’re a Super Villian, now’s the time to hibernate because the squirrel whisperer has arrived...
Kick butt and eat nuts with Squirrel Girl! Doreen Green — a.k.a. "Squirrel Girl" — has the ability to communicate with squirrels and an uncanny squirrel-like physiology. She possesses superhuman strength, agility, claws, a prehensile tail, and healing factor.
Squirrel Girl ushers in the newly formed Young Avengers team, which includes fellow members America Chavez, Spider-Man (Miles), and Ms. Marvel, all of whom have had their abilities updated to work well with the team. America Chavez’s Passive ability (America’s Starling) now grants Health to Young Avengers allies. Spider-Man (Miles)’s Basic attack (Quick Strike) will clear 3 positive effects when Squirrel Girl is an ally. And rounding out the updates is Ms. Marvel’s Passive (Fangirl): she now also gains Assist Now on each Young Avenger ally's turn, grants Assist Now to a random Young Avenger ally on their turn, and gains 2 Deflect when a Young Avenger ally drops below 50% Health.
Squirrel Girl is one tough nut:
Traits: Hero, City, Bio, Support, Young Avenger
Basic - Kick Butts
Attack the primary target for damage.
Attack the enemy with the most Speed Bar for damage and apply Offense Down, ignoring Taunt and Stealth.
Special - Eat Nuts
Energy Cost: 3/3
Heal Young Avenger allies that are low Health for a percentage of this character's Max Health. Heal all allies for an additional percentage of this character's Max Health.
Clear all negative effects from all allies.
Call the ally with the highest Damage to assist.
Ultimate - Squirrel Army
Energy Cost: 3/5
Attack all enemies for damage and apply Bleed and Offense Down.
Passive - Unbeatable
When a Young Avenger ally drops to low Health, apply Defense Up to that ally and fill this character's Speed Bar.
Gain Drain. Young Avenger allies gain Drain.
Gain Max Health. Young Avenger allies gain Max Health.
One of your first chances to recruit Squirrel Girl will be in her upcoming Event Campaign: Unbeatable Education. Assemble a team with the limited-time Friendship trait and join Squirrel Girl as she investigates a mystery surrounding the dangerous new faculty members teaching classes at Empire State University. For the complete list of characters using the Friendship trait, filter your roster using: “Friendship.”
Spider-Man (Symbiote) Milestones Return
Swinging into the recurring Milestone rewards on July 8th, 5PM (PDT) for his third appearance is Spider-Man (Symbiote), the corrupted Brawler. Bond with less-than-friendly neighborhood character shards by engaging in battles, using Campaign Energy, and spending Gold.
Energy & Gold
Soak up extra Energy and Gold during this week’s Fun in the Sun events. First up is Energy Overload, where you’ll receive 240 Campaign Energy instead of the normal 120 when refreshing Campaign Energy. Immediately up next is Raining Gold: earn 2x Gold rewards from all Campaign nodes.
Bolster your Kree and AIM teams with upcoming Blitzes featuring high-profile members. Drop the hammer on Ronan character shards in the Accuser Blitz, and then renew your allegiance to A.I.M. by picking off Graviton shards in the Minister of Science Blitz.
Prepare for the Invisible Woman Legendary Event by putting the finishing touches on your Sinister Six team with the Double Trouble event. For 24 hours, the following Campaign nodes will pay out double character shards for Sinister Six members:
Green Goblin: Nexus 5-6
Shocker: Cosmic 1-9
When you’re done with the big city baddies, show your ninjas some love with the Need a Hand? Event where Hand shard rewards are doubled in these Campaign nodes for 24 hours:
Hand Sentry: Mystic 1-6
Elektra: Heroes 3-9 & Nexus 3-9
Hand Sorceress: Heroes 2-9 & Nexus 3-3
Hand Blademaster: Villains 3-6
Nobu: Villains 6-3
Hand Assassin: Nexus 7-6
When you’re done giving your Hand team a manicure in the Need a Hand? Event, unleash your team of ninjas into Relic Hunt where you can scoop up Advanced Basic Catalyst Parts.
Until next time…
Good luck, Commanders!