This week's blog is for your eyes only, as we've got the confidential lowdown on two members of an upcoming team that works in the shadows. But if you're not a fan of secrets, then keep reading for a repeating Legendary Event that's sure to be aces, a solid gold Blitz, and handy events to improve your roster. First up, look to the sky for the newest patriotic Protector...
Captain America (Sam)
Sam Wilson served in the Air Force's 58th Rescue Squadron, piloting the one-man EXO-7 Falcon flight suit. After finishing his tour of duty, Wilson moved to Washington, D.C., where he dedicated himself to helping his fellow veterans readjust to life after war. After meeting Steve Rogers -- Captain America -- on a morning run, the two became fast friends and subsequently Rogers called on his compatriot for aid. Donning his combat flight suit, Sam Wilson became the Falcon and eventually an Avenger. Falcon joined the front-line assault that engaged Thanos and defeated his Black Order army. Later on, when Steve Rogers reverted to his natural age, he entrusted his shield and the Captain America title to his longtime friend and partner. Sam Wilson accepted and became Captain America.
Captain America (Sam) joins the newly formed Secret Avenger team as a Protector with high Health and Resistance, which is further enhanced with his kit's increased Block Chance. He's quite resilient, as he has easy access to Deflect through his Basic and Special abilities. Captain America (Sam) also fortifies his team with positive effects, Ability Energy, and Speed Bar. As for his team, Captain America (Sam) is part of the Secret Avengers and Avengers, however, we've hidden the "Avenger" trait on the character screen to help make the trait list easier to read. Secret Avengers will still appear when you filter by the "Avenger" trait. You can slot Captain America (Sam) into most teams that need a powerful Protector, as his Special and Ultimate abilities can benefit most allies. Captain America (Sam) has many callouts to Skill characters, so they'll get the most benefit and gain additional Max Health in Raids.
Patrol the skies with the wings of liberty:
Traits: Hero, Global, Skill, Protector, Secret Avenger
Basic - Soaring Shield Bash
Attack primary target for 340% damage + clear 1 positive effect and Bonus Attack for 250% damage.
Gain +1 Deflect, up to a maximum of 5
Special - Stars and Stripes
Energy Cost: 3/3
Gain Taunt for 2 turns.
Gain +3 Deflect and +3 Counter, up to a maximum of 5.
Apply Defense Up to all allies. Apply Speed Up to all Avenger and SKILL allies.
Grant 1 Ability Energy to 1-2 random non-summoned allies.
Grant 1 Ability Energy to 2-3 non-summoned SKILL allies.
Gain assist from 1 non-summoned SKILL ally.
Ultimate - Freedom Flight
Energy Cost: 5/5
Attack all enemies for 450% damage.
Fill Speed Bar for self and all SKILL allies by 10% for each enemy + Fill Speed Bar for all other allies by 5% for each enemy.
Passive - Captain's Legacy
On Spawn, gain +3 Deflect (stack maximum of 5) and +1 Deflect to all SKILL allies.
At the end of any turn, if this character has Taunt and no Deflect, clear Taunt, and gain 2 Regeneration.
+25% Block Chance. +20% Block Amount. While this character has Deflect, gain +300% Resistance.
Gain +40% Max Health for self and all SECRET AVENGER allies.
In RAIDS, non-SECRET AVENGER SKILL allies gain +20% Max Health
Sharon Carter is the great-niece of Peggy Carter, a heroic freedom fighter from World War II who joined forces with the French resistance and Captain America. Inspired by her great-aunt Peggy's adventures, Sharon joined S.H.I.E.L.D. as an agent, though she hid her relation to her great-aunt. She was trained as a deadly spy and became a highly trained martial artist, an expert marksman, and adept at espionage and computer hacking. After rebelliously assisting Captain America during the Avengers' Civil War, Sharon Carter was branded an enemy of the state by the U.S. government and isolated from the intelligence community.
Sharon Carter joins the new Secret Avengers team as a Controller with high Damage and high Focus. She does tremendous damage in Raids and in those game modes she increases all of the Damage of Secret Avenger allies, so you can't go wrong bringing her into Skill Raid nodes. And if you're looking for an added bonus, Sharon Carter's Special ability synergizes nicely with Kestrel's Passive ability, as it applies Defense Down to up to three enemies.
One of your first chances to recruit Sharon Carter will be in her upcoming Event Campaign, "Conspiracy Theories." We'll have more information in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout.
Deploy the agent of chaos:
Traits: Hero, Global, Skill, Controller, Secret Avenger
Basic - Baton Strike
Attack primary target for 300% damage + apply Slow for 3 turns.
In Raids, if Captain America (Sam) is an ally, reduce Speed Bar by 25%.
Special - Close Quarters Combat
Energy Cost: 2/4
Attack primary target for 600% damage + apply Ability Block and Defense Down for 2 turns.
Attack adjacent targets for 450% damage + apply Defense Down for 2 turns.
Ultimate - No Mercy
Energy Cost: 5/5
Clear all positive effects on the primary target + attack for 300% damage + apply Stun and Slow.
Chain up to 2 adjacent targets for 250% damage + clear 2 positive effects + apply Slow.
Gain +5,000% Extra Focus against the primary target.
Passive - Ends and Means
While this character has Deflect, gain +300% Focus.
On self, Secret Avenger, or Skill ally turn, 50% chance to apply Offense Up. In Raids, this always occurs.
In Raids, when an enemy drops below 50% health, apply Disrupted.
In Raids, gain +45% Damage for self and all Secret Avenger allies.
Repeating Legendary Event
Coming in for a landing on July 5th is the sophomore run of Star-Lord's Repeating Legendary Event, "Space Ace." For a chance at recruiting this Guardian Controller, you'll need to bust a move and get your Guardians and/or Ravagers at a minimum of 5-Stars. Keep your eyes on your inbox for 3 shards for up to 7 of the required characters to help prepare for the event. Also be on the lookout for the "Going Knowhere" Bonus Event to help bolster your Guardians and Ravagers.
Whether you're a fan of stars, stripes, or just Gold, our upcoming Blitzes have got you covered. Shoveling a spot into your week first on June 28th is Winter Soldier in the Bucky Barnes Blitz, where you can clobber enemies for this Hydra sleeper agent's shards.
Then on the 1st of July, Captain America arrives with a golden opportunity for his First Avenger Blitz. In addition to earning Captain America shards you'll earn 700k in Gold from the milestones, and 3 to 4 Gold Orbs through ranked rewards.
And speaking of Captain America, we've got a super costume on the way for America's Super-Soldier. Be on the lookout for an upcoming opportunity to outfit Steve Rogers with one of his classic looks.
Adam Warlock's Legendary Event is nearly upon us, which means it's time to near the finish line in preparing your X-Factor team. Heading your way on June 27th is the maiden voyage of Two-Bit Detectives, which rewards double character shard payouts for X-Factor characters from Campaign nodes. But don't take your foot off the pedal just yet, because Two-Bit Detectives comes back for an encore on June 30th. Filter your roster by X-Factor for a list of eligible characters and their Campaign nodes.
After prepping for a Legend, it's time to take the gloves off your Hand team. Relic Hunt returns on July 2nd with a chance to earn tons of Catalyst Parts by sending your Hand team into battle. And to prepare for this lucrative hand-to-hand combat, don't miss the Need a Hand? Event on July 1st, which features double shard payouts for Hand characters in Campaign nodes. Filter your roster by Hand for a list of eligible characters and their Campaign nodes.
Until next time…
Good luck, Commanders!