Chapter Guide – Act 2.2.4 – The Warning – I Need ISO

Summoners!

Here’s my guide for Act 2.2.4 “The Warning” in Marvel Contest of Champions.

General Thoughts:

Nothing big to report from an account progression standpoint. My main issue is lack of ISO which is slowing down my rank-ups.

Kabam has updated the defenders for Act 2. The new defenders are listed in the path notes below. None of them are particularly tricky as long as you are familiar with their special attacks.

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: None

Boss: Black Panther

Boss Notes: Normal Black Panther fight, nothing special to worry about here.


Lane 1 – Left

Gate: None

Defenders: Venompool, Ronin, Venom The Duck, Guillotine, Moon Knight, Symbiote Supreme

Nodes: None

Team: 4-Star Yondu, 5-Star Hulk, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 3-Star Elsa Bloodstone

Tips: There is nothing too bad to worry about here. Ronin has some tricky specials that you’ll have to get used to dodging. With Venom the Duck and Symbiote Supreme, the SP1 attacks are much easier to evade than the SP2s.


Lane 2 – Center

Gate: None

Defenders: Venompool, Immortal Iron Fist, The Hood, Gamora, Symbiote Supreme

Nodes: None

Team: 4-Star Yondu, 5-Star Hulk, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 3-Star Elsa Bloodstone

Tips: Just be careful with the The Hood. Don’t let him throw his SP2 or hit into his block too many times (watch the timer) or he will turn invisible and your attacks will miss.


Lane 3 – Right

Gate: None

Defenders: Venompool, Venom, Elektra, Ghost-Rider, Gamora, Symbiote Supreme

Nodes: None

Team: 4-Star Yondu, 5-Star Hulk, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 3-Star Elsa Bloodstone

Tips: This probably the easiest of the three paths, as you should have seen all of these defenders in prior content.


My Roster:



Jump To:
Act 2.1.6 – “Thanos Ascendant” – Level 24
Act 2.2.1 – “Resistance” – 5-Star Hulk to Rank 2
Act 2.2.2 – “Contempt” – Level 25
Act 2.2.3 – “The Proposition” – Act 2 Doldrums
Act 2.2.4 – “The Warning” – I Need ISO
Act 2.2.5 – “Obstruction” – Level 26
Act 2.2.6 – “The Alliance” – Hulk Is The Strongest There Is
Act 2.3.1 – “Escalation” – Lots of Venoms

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 11, 2020

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Schedule Notes: Sunday Arenas begin at 1pm EST.

Lagacy & 4Loki take on C&R in Alliance War.

Seatin gives Red Goblin the fully-boosted 6-Star Rank 3 treatment.

Brian Grant shares his favorite node in MCOC.


-Dano357

The Week Ahead in MCOC – October 11-17, 2020

Summoners!

Next week in Marvel Contest of Champions brings us Hades Invasions Quests 2 & 3 and the first 4-Star Basic run for Storm Pyramid X. Alliance War Seasons Rewards eligibility will lock on October 16 at 6pm EST.

I hope you and your family are staying safe during these difficult times.

Alliance Wars Seasons
We are currently in the Alliance War Season 21. The Season Rewards eligibility cut-off date is Friday, October 16 at 6pm EST, and the season ends on Tuesday, October 27 at 2pm EST.

For daily updates and the latest news, please follow @FrontlineMCOC on Twitter or join the Frontline: MCOC LINE Group.

View Full MCOC Calendar

Full Roster Availability (No AW/AQ): 100% champion availability starting at 3pm EST on Tuesday, October 13 through Thursday, October 15 at 2pm EST.

Sunday, October 11: Sunday Arenas begin at 1pm EST.

Monday, October 12: Round 2 of the 4-Star Basic Morningstar and Red Goblin Featured Arenas at 1pm EST. Summoner Sigil Owners, your Solo Event, Gold Quest, and items on a 7-day timer and 5-Star Featured Crystal in the Black-ISO Market reset at 1pm EST. Hades Invasion #2 unlocks at 1pm EST. UMCOC Podcast, Live on Discord at 8pm EST.

Tuesday, October 13: Incursions Milestones reset at 2pm EST. 100% Roster Availability begins at 3pm EST, following the conclusion of the Alliance Quest Series.

Wednesday, October 14: 100% Roster Availability all day!

Thursday, October 15: Round 1 of the 4-Star Basic Storm Pyramid X and To Be Announced Featured Arenas begin at 1pm EST. 100% Roster Availability ends at 2pm EST.

Friday, October 16: The Alliance Quest Series begins at 3pm EST. The Alpha Arena begins at 6pm EST. Alliance War Season 21 rewards eligibility locks at 6pm EST. You must be in an alliance for matchmaking, and play at least 5 wars with the alliance you end the season with to be eligible for Season Rewards.

Saturday, October 17: Hades Invasion #3 unlocks at 1pm EST.


Looking for more content from Frontline: MCOC?

100% Roster Availability for October 2020

Hades Invasions – How The October Side Quest Works

Contest Realm Podcast Episode 36

Champion Release Schedules – Red Goblin and Cosmic Ghost-Rider

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 10, 2020

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Schedule Notes: The Tier 4 Basic Arena begins at 6pm EST.

Kabam announced that the Arena matchmaking changes will be rolled back and return to the original parameters on Sunday, October 11. The new, more aggressive Arena AI will remain in place.

Dragon has a full recap from Week 3 of the Summoner Showdown.

Dave shared his current Mastery Setup.

Karatemike checks out Iron Patriot’s new synergy with Red Goblin.


-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 9, 2020

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Friday, October 9, 2020.

Schedule Notes: No schedule updates.

RichTheMan looks at the new synergy Red Goblin gives to Symbiote Spider-Man.

MCOC Doc solos Convention Clash Thanos with Tigra.

Karatemike takes Magneto to Alliance War.


-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 8, 2020

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Schedule Notes: Round 1 of the 4-Star Basic Morningstar and Red Goblin Featured Arenas begin at 1pm EST. Nexus Crystal drops will be added to Featured Grandmaster and Featured Cavalier Crystals at 1pm EST. Incursions Milestones and Top Bonus Rewards reset at 2pm EST. 100% Roster Availability ends at 2pm EST. The Alliance Quest Series begins at 3pm EST.

Seatin breaks down the Cavalier Red Goblin and Cosmic Ghost-Rider Boss Fights.

Katy Candy takes on all the Cavalier Bosses in the Recursion Event Quest.

Dave’s Deep Dive for Cosmic Ghost-Rider is now live on the official MCOC Youtube Channel.

-Dano357

Around The Battlerealm – October 7, 2020

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Schedule Notes: 100% Roster Availability all day! The October Event Quest and Hades Invasion #1 go live at 1pm EST. The Alpha Arena begins at 6pm EST.

RichTheMan has your guide on how to complete Platinumpool.

Dorky Dave teaches you to Reparry Like a Ninja.

-Dano357

How The October 2020 Side Quest Works – Hades Invasions

Summoners!

10/7 Update – Note that Limbo Quests have been temporarily disabled because of a bug that allowed for the infinite farming of Monsters & Hunters Shards.

10/8 Update – Limbo Quests have returned and it is now safe to run them multiple times a day.

10/15 Update – Added Cavalier Objective Info

All Hell is breaking loose in the Battlerealm this October, thanks to Mephisto. Let’s take a look at all the information you need for a successful month of Hades Invasions.

DOWNLOAD THE REWARDS SPREADSHEET

Hades Invasions Schedule:
Begins: October 7 at 1pm EST
Hades Invasion #1: October 7 at 1pm EST
Hades Invasion #2: October 12 at 1pm EST
Hades Invasion #3: October 17 at 1pm EST
Hades Invasion #4: October 22 at 1pm EST
Hades Invasion #5: October 27 at 1pm EST
Ends: November 4 at 1pm EST

HOW TO PLAY

Limbo Quests

Step 1 is to complete a daily Limbo Quest. These quests are 3 fights plus a boss. There are 4 difficulty levels for Limbo Quests: Heroic, Master, Epic, and Legendary.

Each Limbo Quest will reward Lost Souls, Monsters & Hunters Shards, and an entry key for the corresponding level of the Hades Invasions. Basically, if you want to run the Legendary Hades Invasion, you need a key from the Legendary Limbo Quest. Limbo Quests reset every 24 hours.

Per the in-game mail, Monsters & Hunters Shards can only be earned once per 24 hours, but the Lost Souls and Keys are grindable and thus can be earned multiple times a day.

There is an energy cost for playing Limbo Quests. It will cost 8 energy to complete Heroic and Master, and 16 energy for Epic and Legendary.

You are able to run all difficulty levels of the Limbo Quests every day as long as you are at least Level 25.

LIMBO QUEST REWARDS 
  
Legendary Difficulty 
Legendary Soul Key1
Lost Souls200
Monsters & Hunters
Shards *
1,500
  
Epic Difficulty 
Epic Soul Key1
Lost Souls200
Monsters & Hunters
Shards *
900
  
Master Difficulty 
Master Soul Key1
Lost Souls100
Monsters & Hunters
Shards *
400
  
Heroic Difficulty 
Heroic Soul Key1
Lost Souls100
Monsters & Hunters
Shards *
200
  
* Completion Only 
Rewards Reset Every
24 Hours


Hades Invasions

Once you have a Key, you can play the Hades Invasions. There are 5 Hades Invasions Quests, and they unlock throughout the month (schedule is above in “Hades Invasions Schedule”).

Like the Limbo Quests, each path in Hades Invasions will consist of 3 fights and then a Boss, but there will be no energy costs!

Like with Mutant Treasure Island, the Hades Invasions rewards are on the path. You must complete the quest to claim the reward. If you back out, the reward will be put back on the path, but the path will remain permanently unlocked. You can only claim path rewards once.

Also just like with Mutant Treasure Island, you can save up your Keys and run Hades Invasions whenever you would like, provided the Quest has been unlocked.

HADES INVASIONS 
TOTAL
MONTHLY REWARDS
 
  
LegendaryTotal
6-Star Shards5,000
5-Star Shards15,000
Tier 5 Basic Frags18,200
T5cc 2% Frags5
T2 Alpha Rags38,000
Uncollected
Golden Crystals
30
  
EpicTotal
6-Star Shards1,000
5-Star Shards10,000
Tier 5 Basic Frags9,000
T2 Alpha Frags36,000
T4cc Frags38
T4cc Crystals2
T4 Basic 2
T4 Basic Frags45,000
Uncollected
Golden Crystals
16
  
MasterTotal
5-Star Shards2,000
4-Star Shards5,000
T4cc Frags20
T4cc Crystals1
T4 Basic Frags72,000
T4 Basic 1
T2 Alpha Frags16,000
Legendary Crystal1
Greater
Golden Crystals
21
  
HeroicTotal
Ultimate Crystal1
4-Star Crystal1
4-Star Shards2,000
3-Star Shards6,000
T3cc Crystals8
T4cc Frags8
T4 Basic Frags9,000
PHC 3
PHC Shards4,000
Golden Crystals24

Special Cavalier Objective

This month, you can earn 10% of a random Tier 5 Class Catalyst by beating the Legendary Limbo Quest 3 times with a Team Rating of under 10,000. This is determined by the total prestige of the champions on your team, PLUS any active synergies. It is not the PI, which is listed as TOTAL in Green on the team selection screen.

Lost Souls – Soul Boost Store

Lost Souls are the unique currency for the month, and you earn Lost Souls by completing Limbo Quests.

Lost Souls can be used to purchase additional keys for Hades Invasions. 300 Souls will get you a Legendary or Epic Key, and 150 Souls will get you a Master or Heroic Key.

Lost Souls can also be used to buy Soul Boosts to help you on your quest through Hades Invasions. However, because trading Lost Souls in for Keys is going to net you more rewards for the month, I’m recommending you spend your Lost Souls on Keys unless you need the Boosts to complete the hardest level of difficulty, or you’re committed to grinding out every difficulty of the Limbo Quests every day, in which case you’ll have all the keys you need.

If you do choose to purchase Soul Boosts, here is the list of Boosts, along with the attacker and defender bonuses gained from each boost. These boosts only apply to Hades Invasions and can not be used in other content.

Soul Boosts

Soul of Wrath
Attacker: Immune to Incinerate
Defender: When an Incinerate fails to apply to the attacker, the Defender gains a Passive Fury increasing Attack Rating by 40% for 8 seconds.

Soul of Sloth
Attacker: Immune to Coldsnap
Defender: Whenever a Coldsnap fails to apply and the defender isn’t stunned, the Defender gains 1 Evade charge, granting 100% chance to evade the next attack for the next 6 seconds.

Soul of Envy
Attacker: Attacker is Immune to Poison
Defender: Whenever a Poison fails to apply to the attacker, the Defender gains a 7 second Unstoppable Buff.

Soul of Pride
Attacker: Immune to Bleed
Defender: Whenever a Bleed fails to apply, the Defender gains 20% of a bar of power.

Soul of Greed
Attacker: Immune to Shock
Defender: Whenever a Shock fails to apply, the Defender Regenerates 10% of their maximum health over 2 seconds.


Good luck with Hades Invasions this month!

-Dano357



Around The Battlerealm – October 6, 2020

Summoners!

Here’s your Marvel Contest of Champions news brief for Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Schedule Notes: Tigra is scheduled to enter the Basic Pool at 1pm EST, please confirm via the in-game banner. The new 5-Star Featured Crystal, with Hit Monkey, Guardian, Sasquatch, Air Walker, Dragon Man, and Professor X goes live at 1pm EST. 100% Roster Availability begins at 2pm EST.

Check out the Red Goblin Deep Dive from Dave. Red Goblin hits the arenas on October 8.

RichTheMan covers the issues with v28.2.

Seatin tests out the newly buffed Punisher 2099.

Katy Candy looks at the Champion Spotlight for Cosmic Ghost-Rider.

-Dano357

Chapter Guide – Act 2.2.3 – The Proposition – Act 2 Doldrums

Summoners!

Here’s my guide for Act 2.2.3 “The Proposition” in Marvel Contest of Champions.

None – This Screenshot shows the old defenders. New defenders from the Act 2 revision are listed in the paths.


General Thoughts:

Really nothing much to report here. I ran this before the Act 2 update so the defenders were pretty basic. I didn’t Level-Up or get any new champion pulls.

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: None

Boss: Black Bolt

Boss Notes: Black Bolt is an easy, just parry and counter-attack. Dodge either the Sp1 or Sp2.


Lane 1 – Left

Gate: None

Defenders: Ronan, Miles Morales, Thor, Luke Cage, Phoenix, She Hulk

Nodes: None

Team: 4-Star Yondu, 5-Star Hulk, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 3-Star Elsa Bloodstone

Tips: Miles Morales is an evade champ. Watch for his Green Evade Charges. When they are active, it is safest to only attack him while stunned. Venom will also negate his evade abilities.


Lane 2 – Right Center

Gate: None

Defenders: Ronan, Hulk, Quake, Heimdall, Captain America Infinity War, Phoenix, She-Hulk

Nodes: None

Team: 4-Star Yondu, 5-Star Hulk, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 3-Star Elsa Bloodstone

Tips: Heimdall can autoblock you when he has True Strike active. His auto-block doesn’t stun so you should be ok even if it triggers. Make sure to bait his SP1 not his SP2.


Lane 3 – Right

Gate: None

Defenders: Ronan, Hulk, Quake, Electro, Cull Obsidian, Abomination, She-Hulk

Nodes: None

Team: 4-Star Yondu, 5-Star Hulk, 4-Star Emma Frost, 4-Star Black Widow Deadly Origin, 3-Star Elsa Bloodstone

Tips: None of these defenders are too difficult. Cull Obsidian’s specials are easy to punish, but they are very long, so don’t rush in too early.


My Roster:


Jump To:
Act 2.1.6 – “Thanos Ascendant” – Level 24
Act 2.2.1 – “Resistance” – 5-Star Hulk to Rank 2
Act 2.2.2 – “Contempt” – Level 25
Act 2.2.3 – “The Proposition” – Act 2 Doldrums
Act 2.2.4 – “The Warning” – I Need ISO
Act 2.2.5 – “Obstruction” – Level 26
Act 2.2.6 – “The Alliance” – Hulk Is The Strongest There Is
Act 2.3.1 – “Escalation” – Lots of Venoms

-Dano357