Gladiator and Ms. Marvel Decks: Weekend Challenge Mission Guide
Our guide for the this week's set of Weekend Challenge Missions featuring Gladiator and Ms. Marvel! Complete the missions efficiently using our decks, or find out how they are performing and decide if you want the card!
During the weekend, there is now one more set of Missions for players to complete: The Weekend Missions! These involve additional rewards for winning games related to the week’s new card and the Season Pass card. These missions provide extra Collector’s Tokens and Gold! This week’s Weekend Challenges are:
You need to win games with the card starting in your deck, and it does not count if the card was generated by cards such as Cable, Loki, and Maria Hill. Each of these reward amounts will vary depending on the difficulty of the mission. There will be Weekly Missions available for each new card release. The goal of Weekly Missions is to allow players to earn back Collector’s Tokens from new cards and subsidize their cost.
The token missions are expected to differ from week to week, depending on the card. For example, three wins for 100 Collector’s Tokens, four wins for 300, and five wins for 500, depending on the week (1,000 Collector’s Tokens is on the highest end).
On Reveal: Add a card from your opponent’s deck to their side of this location. If it has less Power, destroy it.
Series 5 Ultra Rare – Collection Level 486+ (Pool 5)
Most players will want to be efficient with these missions, so today we will give you three different decks that incorporate Gladiator.
We’ll also give you a short guide on how to get the most out of the deck and finish the missions quickly, but first let’s take a quick look at the new card’s performance this week.
For more inspiration, make sure to check out our latest strategy guide on Gladiator as well:
Gladiator is the first Series 5 card for our November Season, and he is as strong as he thinks he is. Gladiator pulls a card from your opponent’s deck and if it less power than Gladiator, destroys it, if not, well the card stays right where it has been pulled. This is a huge risk and reward, or is it?
On Reveal: Shuffle a Rock into your opponent’s deck.
Unfortunately, it only appears to be a risk or reward in most circumstances. Very often the impact if played alone, the pull effect is negligible as it just burns a card from your opponent they may or may not have drawn. Much of the concern around the card was that we would be pulling cards which were higher power often and be punished, this doesn’t actually happen often, but you do often get punished.
The real downside of the card is the triggering of the On Reveal effects, so we can often give our opponents the effect they wanted, whilst drawing a card for them. Pulling America Chavez can hurt, but pulling an opponents Korg for them is almost worse. The second outcome happens much more often than just being outpowered.
Ongoing: Has the combined Power of all cards destroyed this game.
So how do we actually make use of the card if it’s not disruption? We need to be getting the benefit from the 7 power. This can be achieved better in some Destroy decks and decks featuring the best On Reveal scaling card, Werewolf By Night. These decks are not centered around Gladiator but can get benefit from the effect and the stats. 7 power is a lot and when it helps support your destroy cards or Werewolf By Night, the 7 power makes a difference in these decks and that makes the card more effective than in Silver Surfer for example.
On Reveal: Add a Rock to each other location, for both players.
Junk is the archetype which may have the most promise and we have to see if cards like Annihilus continue to push this deck next week also. We need to consider how we build these decks though to take advantage of the effect. To do this we need to benefit from the situations where we don’t destroy the card as well as when we do.
Overall, Gladiator is not performing badly but can easily be outperformed even within the decks featured below. This is the problem for the card, it seems eclipsed on arrival and will see what develops over the next week.
So, how do you use Gladiator to rack up wins and complete the Weekend Challenge Missions?
Knull and Death are two cards which benefit from the Destroy effect of Gladiator. So we can benefit from the destroy effect and the power of the Gladiator here. This double utility is why this option works, and its one of the ways to get enough value from Gladiator. This version drops the Deadpool package in favor of some destruction control with Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
Gladiator is a potential tool in Junk decks and has found some success in the archetype already. However, you want the deck to be able to benefit from filling the lane with the card as well as the destruction. Here Gladiator can fill the opposing lane when he misses and still be backed up by the tech cards included, or use The Sentry to overpower the lane. Juggernaut features over the popular Alioth as another card which can fill lanes with cards not intended and good disruption into combinations including cards like Beast.
On Reveal heavy decks value Gladiator as a high base power On Reveal. Here we combine with Loki as a way to support the Werewolf By Night also by swapping all the cheap on reveals with Loki cards for the later turns. The priority though is buffing your Werewolf By Night as high as possible with multiple On Reveal cards.
Gladiator can be a serviceable part of a Lockdown Ms. Marvel deck. This relies slightly more than the above decks on destroying the card and getting the full benefit, but thanks to the Ms. Marvel and Doctor Doom its not game over if you pull the bad outcomes. We use Gladiator here for the stats, which can be key to winning the locked down lanes.
Decks with Ms. Marvel
The card is currently a really strong performers in the metagame, so we have plenty of decks to chose from for the latest Season Pass card:
Wins with the new card may seem a tall order some weeks depending what quality of card is released. Hopefully this guide helps you decide first if you want the card prior to the missions coming out, and what you can potentially play to complete the missions quickly!
Good Luck, Have Fun, and Stay Safe!
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