Blitz for new players

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As we all know Blitz is one of the least popular modes in this game. But at the same time is important, especially for new players. From Blitz players can get a lot of new heroes, some of them are powerful enough to be considered the best heroes for starters or they are members of important teams.

We are going to try to explain this mode to people new to Marvel Strike Force Game. Almost every player already knows Blitz rules, but a little refresher won’t can’t hurt.

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Blitz Rules

Blitz is a mode where you collect points by fighting with your teams versus enemy teams with similar strength. At the end of a specific Blitz, the total points collected will decide where a player is in the bracket. The more you have – the better, and the Leaderboard rewards will be higher. 

By winning you are progressing to harder stages and your opponents are becoming progressively tougher, but you get even more points if you win. Players will also get from 20 to 2000 blitz credits for each win (20 on average). Those credits can be used in the blitz store to buy specific hero shards, or for opening blitz orbs.

When you finish the fight with your team that team will be put on cooldown for 2 hours. After 2 hours you can attack again for free. In the time between you can also attack with that team but attacks will now cost blitz charges. After every 3 attacks, the cost of those charges will be increased. First, it will be 5 per team member (25 for the whole team), then 10 …. Blitz charges can be acquired through daily quest and Medical Supply Run challenge (Monday, Thursday, Sunday). A player can have a maximum of 8 free attacks with the same team per day. Once you’ve done all your free attacks the only way to use your characters is to spend Blitz Charges.

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So, the more teams you have, the more points and credits you can collect. Of course, the power of a specific team is important – the stronger your team is the stronger the opponent team is, and the points received are higher.

In all Blitz events, the player will have milestones to reach. To unlock the Milestones, you will need a set amount of points. Reaching all milestones as a new player will be an impossible task, but later, as the player progresses in the game, it will be easy to achieve.

Those are rules in general. As a new player you won’t have to have a lot of teams but take it easy and steady. By the time you collect more characters – more teams and your Blitz score will be better. 

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Blitz Credits

The most important question for new players is what to do with Blitz credits. Where to spend them and which character shards to focus on. First of all, we need to say that if you spend your credits on Blitz orbs you will generally get more shards for less cost, but it’s not a smart move in my opinion. Even if you are getting more in general, you do not have any control over what you are getting from those orbs – it’s random.

If you are buying shards for a specific character you can focus on what you need most.

We will now see what we can get from the Blitz store:

  • Ravager Boomer
  • Mercenary Riot Guard
  • Kree Royal Guard
  • Hydra Scientist
  • Hydra Rifle Trooper
  • A.I.M. Monstrosity
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Those are Minions, and they cost 400 Blitz credits (5 shards). After you buy shards for a specific minion/hero you cannot buy it again until the store reset (8 hours between each reset) or until you refresh your store with power cores. So, 6 minions in total, and for the new players, it’s better to ignore those at the start of the game.

  • Luke Cage
  • Crossbones
  • Gamora
  • Spider-Man
  • Ant-Man
  • Mantis
  • Spider-Man (Miles)
  • Rhino
  • The Thing
  • Stryfe
  • Toad
  • Rescue
  • Electro
  • She-Hulk
  • Ironheart
  • Agent Coulson
  • Domino
  • White Tiger
  • Misty Knight
  • Proxima Midnight
  • Captain Marvel
  • Shang-Chi
  • Silver Samurai
  • Morbius
  • Brawn
  • Sunfire

26 heroes in total who can be upgraded from the Blitz store. They cost 500 credits per 5 shards, everything else is the same as for minions. There are some Meta characters – powerful heroes that players in almost every game mode will need. These characters normally are the latest additions to the store and cost more – 975 Blitz Credits. A new character is added to the store approximately every 5-6 Months.

Here are some characters that you should farm first as a newer player.

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Gamora

Some of you will say “an obvious choice”, and they will be right. She is an amazing hero, and she can be used in Hero/Cosmic/Nexus campaigns. Strong in Arena, really useful in the Raids, and Alliance Warr, she has good synergy with a lot of other characters and can do well in a lot of teams.

But Gamora shines brightest when you pair her with the Infinity Watch team, or at least with 2 more Infinity Watch members (Nebula and Phyla Veil – those are relatively easy to get). Our suggestion is not to max her immediately – get her to 5 stars at least and go for some of our other picks. You can max her later when you have more heroes, and it will be the best time/effort/resource management. 

Shang-Chi

Amazing hero, for beginners, also in mid/end game content. He is a Skill character same as Gamora, so gearing those 2 at the same time could be a little tricky, but manageable. One of our top picks to focus on.

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Sunfire

Sunfire is the damage dealer for the Unlimited X-Men team. Once you are close to unlocking Rogue and Gambit you should start farming Sunfire as well.

She-Hulk

If you are planning to build the Gamma team, you will need her. This is for players who already played for a few months and have the resources to invest in more aspects of this game.

She is great in some areas of the game, but there are a few more interesting characters for fresh players.

Brawn

Another member of the Gamma team, he’s a supportive character that can heal and copy positive effects from your enemies.

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Spider-Man / Spider-Man (Miles)

Those two are members of Web Warriors, a Raid-focused team. They are decent solo characters, but nowadays their value is steadily dwindling.

Luke Cage

Solid protector ideal for beginners. Useful in a lot of modes, he is a member of Defenders and Heroes for Hire. On both teams, he can shine, and both teams have their value in this game.

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Misty Knight

Another Hero for Hire member which is one of the best Alliance War defense teams. Aside from that, she does not have any strong values, so maybe it’s good to ignore her at the beginning but keep her in mind for later.

Captain Marvel

Strong damage dealer, players will need her for cosmic missions. She is good in every mode in the game. Solid choice.

Mantis

She is a healer. You can build some guardian/cosmic team around her for Raids, Cosmic, and Hero campaigns so it’s nice to have her.

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Electro / Rhino

Members of Sinister Six, but more importantly – villains. So, they have value in Villain campaigns. And they can be a deadly combination for beginners. Electro is a damage dealer, and Rhino is a protector. So they can serve as a backbone for your Villains United campaign team. 

Those are our picks for a character you should focus on as a new player from the Blitz store and as you can see this mode offers you a lot. So, it’s important not to make mistakes from the beginning. Start well and choose wisely because that can save you time. Haste your progress as much as possible.

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Farming Methods

In the end, we want to talk a little bit about farming methods. As we mentioned before, in the long run, it’s more efficient to spend all of your credits on orbs. You can get the most shards per credit, and mathematically it’s better.

But there is a catch. There are 6 minions + 26 characters available from the Blitz orb. And getting the exact character you want is up to luck, that’s why early on you should farm them directly from the store. And once you have all the characters you wanted maxed out, you can save your orbs and open them if a new character is added or if you really need more gold (you get 4000-5000 Gold per orb)

All in all, Blitz is a tedious and time-consuming mode, but at the same time important for progress, especially early on. We hope that this article will help new players focus on what’s most important.

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