Crystal Opening – 2x 6-Star Basic & More

Summoners!

Oh yes, it’s that time again. Let’s see if I have any luck with this opening.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – April 12, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Monday, April 12, 2021.

Schedule Notes: The Summoner Sigil Solo Event, Gold Quest, items on a 7-day timer, and the Featured Crystals in the Black-ISO Market reset at 1pm EST. Round 2 of the 4-Star Basic Red Hulk and Nova/Howard The Duck/Crossbones Featured Arenas at 1pm EST. UMCOC Podcast, Live on Discord at 8pm EST.

Contest Realm Podcast Episode 57 is now streaming!

Kingslayer ranks the best champions for a Suicide Mastery Build.

-Dano357

Contest Realm Podcast – Episode 57 – MCOC v30.2 – MCOC | The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Ep 3

Summoners!

It’s Episode 57 of the Contest Realm Podcast! In this episode Rich and I discuss the April Side Quest, Jabari Panther, the Variant 7 announcement, Episode 3 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, the Zemo Cut, and the Loki Trailer.

-Dano357

Chapter Guide – Act 4.2.6 – Defiance – Hidden Roadblock

Summoners!

Here’s my guide for Act 4.2.6 “Defiance” in Marvel Contest of Champions.

General Thoughts:

This map features a Joe Fixit boss, but the big defender to watch out for is actually a hidden Magneto on Lane 7 with permanent regen. Make sure you have a counter for him on your team as he can be a roadblock otherwise.

During my run through Act 4.2.6 my 5-Star Luke Cage reached 3/45, 5-Star Venom The Duck went to Rank 3, and I pulled a 5-Star Gwenpool from the Boss Rush. The Mastery Point from 100% Act 4.2 went to a third point in Greater Strength.

If you have questions about the basic attack moves and combos in Marvel Contest of Champions, please check out my MCOC 101: Combos guide.


Best Champs: Any

Restrictions: None

Global Node: Stun (Ronan), Gambler’s Fate, Double or Nothing (Iron Man), Fury (Colossus)

Boss: Joe Fixit

Boss Notes:
Stacked Deck
+50% Attack & Health
Heavy-Hitter

Lane 1 – Far Left

Gate: None

Defenders: Ronan, Winter Soldier, War Machine, Deadpool, Hawkeye, Hulk, Colossus, Iron Patriot, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Hawkeye, Deadpool, War Machine, OG Vision, Hulk, War Machine, Iron Man

Nodes: None

Team: 5-Star Luke Cage, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Mole Man, 4-Star Dragon Man, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin

Tips: There aren’t any really difficult fights here, but it is a very long lane to run.


Lane 2 – Left, Right to Hidden Nodes

Gate: None

Defenders: Ronan, Winter Soldier, Storm, Deadpool, Hulk, Colossus, Iron Patriot, Moon Knight, Elektra, Colossus, Iron Fist, Punisher, Gamora, Iron Man

Nodes: +300% Attack, +100% Critical Damage, +28% Critical Rate (Storm)

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 5-Star Luke Cage, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 4-Star Aarkus

Tips: The hidden Storm has a 12.7K PI. She doesn’t have a lot of health but don’t get hit.


Lane 3 – Left, First Right to Punisher

Gate: None

Defenders: Ronan, Punisher, Punisher, Black Bolt, Colossus, Iron Patriot, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Colossus, Iron Fist, Punisher, Gamora, Iron Man

Nodes: None

Team: 5-Star Luke Cage, 4-Star Sentry, 4-Star Mole Man, 4-Star Dragon Man, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin

Tips: Just watch out for chip damage from the double Punishers.


Lane 4 – Center Left

Gate: None

Defenders: Ms. Marvel Carol Danvers, Black Bolt, Rocket Raccoon, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Colossus, Iron Fist, Punisher, Gamora, Iron Man

Nodes: +50% Attack & Health, +200% Attack, Enhanced Special 2, Energize 2 (Spider-Man)

Team: 5-Star Luke Cage, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 4-Star Man-Thing, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin

Tips: Heading down the middle leaves up all the Global Nodes until you hit the Iron Man Mini-Boss. The Spider-Man linked fight is easier if you force him to a SP2.


Lane 5 – Center Right

Gate: None

Defenders: Cyclops New Xavier School, Deadpool, Hawkeye, OG Vision, Rhino, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Ronan, Wolverine, Black Bolt, Iron Patriot, Iron Man

Nodes: +50% Attack & Health, +200% Health, Enhanced Special 1, Power Drain (Rhino)

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 5-Star Luke Cage, 4-Star Aarkus, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin

Tips: The linked fight alternates between Spider-Man and Rhino, so be careful if it’s Spider-Man with Unblockable Special 1.


Lane 6 – Right, 1st Left to Gamora

Gate: None

Defenders: Colossus, Iron Fist, Gamora, Wolverine, Black Bolt, Punisher, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Ronan, Wolverine, Black Bolt, Iron Patriot, Iron Man

Nodes: None

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 5-Star Luke Cage, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 4-Star Man-Thing

Tips: Nothing big to worry about here.


Lane 7 – Right, 2nd Left Hidden Lane

Gate: None

Defenders: Colossus, Iron Fist, Black Panther, Magneto, Hawkeye, Winter Soldier, Punisher, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Ronan, Wolverine, Black Bolt, Iron Patriot, Iron Man

Nodes: +300% Health, Regeneration (Magneto)

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 5-Star Luke Cage, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 3-Star Void

Tips: It is very important to bring a champion that can reverse healing like Void for the first hidden Magneto, as he has a massive Regeneration. You can also use Heal Block, but many of those champions are #Metal so that may be an issue. This fight can be a roadblock if you aren’t prepared.

Lane 8 – Far Right

Gate: None

Defenders: Colossus, Iron Fist, Black Panther, Rocket Raccoon, OG Vision, Hulk, Winter Soldier, Punisher, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Star-Lord, Winter Soldier, Black Panther, Rocket Raccoon, Deadpool, Iron Man

Nodes: None

Team: 6-Star Red Skull, 5-Star Captain America Infinity War, 5-Star Luke Cage, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 4-Star Aarkus

Tips: Nothing much to worry about here.


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-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – April 11, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Schedule Notes: Sunday Arenas begin at 1pm EST. Incursions Milestones reset at 2pm EST.

Due to a technical issue with Alliance Quest, this current series is cancelled. Compensation details are still to be announced. Alliance Quest will resume on Sunday, April 18 at 3pm EST.

Seatin released the April 2021 Tier List update.

Karatemike and 4Loki take on SSX in Alliance War.

Kam presents a guide to stacking Crossbones’ Fury Buffs.

-Dano357

The Week Ahead in MCOC – April 11-17, 2021

Summoners!

Next week in Marvel Contest of Champions brings us the conclusion of Alliance War Season 25 and the release of Back Issues 7: Arachnid Action!

Alliance Wars Seasons
We are currently in Season 25. The Rewards Eligibility cut-off date was April 2 at 6pm EST and the season ends on April 13. Season 26 is expected to begin on April 28.

For daily updates and the latest news, please follow @FrontlineMCOC on Twitter.

View Full MCOC Calendar

Full Roster Availability (No AW/AQ): 100% Champion Availability starting at 2pm EST on Friday, April 16 through 2pm EST on Saturday, April 17.

Sunday, April 11: Sunday Arenas begin at 1pm EST. Incursions Milestones reset at 2pm EST.

Monday, April 12: The Summoner Sigil Solo Event, Gold Quest, items on a 7-day timer, and the Featured Crystals in the Black-ISO Market reset at 1pm EST. Round 2 of the 4-Star Basic Red Hulk and Nova/Howard The Duck/Crossbones Featured Arenas at 1pm EST. UMCOC Podcast, Live on Discord at 8pm EST.

Tuesday, April 13: Alliance War Season 25 concludes with the end of today’s war attack.

Wednesday, April 14: Back Issues 7: Arachnid Action will be released at 1pm EST. The Alpha Arena begins at 6pm EST.

Thursday, April 15: Round 1 of the 4-Star Basic TBA Arena and Jabari Panther Featured Arenas begin at 1pm EST.

Friday, April 16: 100% Roster Availability at 2pm EST, following the conclusion of AW attack. Incursions Milestones reset at 2pm EST.

Saturday, April 17: 100% Roster Availability ends at 2pm EST when AW attack resumes. The Tier 4 Basic Arena begins at 6pm EST.

Looking for more content from Frontline: MCOC?

How The April 2021 Side Quest Works

Chapter Guide Act 7.1.5

MCOC v30.2 Release Notes

100% Roster Availability Windows for April 2021


-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – April 10, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Saturday, April 10, 2021.

Schedule Notes: 100% Roster Availability ends at 2pm EST when AW attack resumes. The first Alliance Quest Series of Season 8.5 begins at 3pm EST.

Kabam released the information and rewards for Variant 7: Arachnid Action, which will go live on Wednesday, April 14 at 1pm EST.

Kabam also issued a correction regarding the reset of path rewards in the Contest of Realms Side Quest.

RichTheMan shared his take on the Variant 7 announcement.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – April 9, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Friday, April 9, 2021.

Schedule Notes: 100% Roster Availability at 2pm EST, following the conclusion of AW attack.

Content Creator Program reviews for Jabari Panther are now live! See what RichTheMan, Kam, Seatin, Katy Candy, and Kingslayer had to say about the latest champion to enter The Contest.

-Dano357

Champion Release Schedule – Jabari Panther & Silver Centurion

Summoners!

If you are looking to acquire Jabari Panther and Silver Centurion in Marvel Contest of Champions here are some important dates to mark on your calendar. Please note that Kabam can make changes to the Arena and Basic Pool release schedules, and all these dates are based off my understanding of their champion release process.

Jabari Panther

4/15/21 – 1st Arena
6/29/21 – 6-Star Featured Crystal
7/27/21 – 5-Star Featured Crystal
8/31/21 – Basic Pool (Projected)
10/5/21 – 6-Star Basic Pool
10/21/21 – 4-Star Basic Arena (Projected)

Silver Centurion

4/29/21 – 1st Arena
6/29/21 – 6-Star Featured Crystal
7/27/21 – 5-Star Featured Crystal
9/14/21 – Basic Pool (Projected)
10/5/21 – 6-Star Basic Pool
11/4/21 – 4-Star Basic Arena (Projected)

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – April 8, 2021

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Schedule Notes: Round 1 of the 4-Star Basic Red Hulk Arena and Crossbones/Nova/Howard The Duck Featured Arenas begin at 1pm EST. 100% Roster Availability ends at 2pm EST. The Tier 4 Basic Arena begins at 6pm EST.

Check out the Clash of Champions Motion Comic.

RichTheMan shared his tips for the Side Quest.

Seatin took on Jabari Panther and Silver Centurion in the Event Quest.

-Dano357