Category Archives: Strategies

Crazy Combo Corner: Thor and Storm.

That little dude with the wings over his ears brings a big beautiful beatdown late in the game, especially when he joins his Thunderbolt with a particular Weather Witch.  It is a match made in heaven, for sure.

The power swells, the clouds get heavy, and people get zapped.  Last night my wife had two Wake of the Storm keepers in play on turn 10.  Thanks to her Masters of the Sky and a True Power, her Thunderbolt hit me for  13.  Then 20 more from the keepers.  33 damage in one turn… in real life.

Crazy combo, wonderful weather!

Enraged Impossible Artist Pulls Off the Daredevil Elektra Trick.

Imagine that Keeper sitting like a deadly enchantment on the board. Then a killer combination of this…

The brilliant online strategist who flung that massive damage was named Enraged Impossible Artist.  When you register on HeroUp.com to begin playing, the system gives you a name.

This one will live forever in my memory.

Ouch.

The Savage She-Hulk Combo of The Tyrannical Mason.

That was the scene last night around midnight on HeroUp.com inside the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.   I had the extreme pleasure of being matched against The Tyrannical Mason.  Not only is she an integral founder of the original tournament community, she has built the most insane She-Hulk Combo deck ever seen.  I got destroyed by a big green beautiful barrage of attacks never before witnessed.  It was amazing.

On the turn before her combo went off, Mason had strategically blocked with Double Slam Sandwich.  This assured that it would be the top card of her discard pile.  I can still hear the maniacal laughter as the coin flip raised the power to 5 for her Surprise Witness.  She played She-Hulk’s silver killer and it got two hits through.  Then she played the sandwich.

If I could not block this little green monster, the biggest beats in the game were coming my way.  Since she was on 5 power, Mason would have 8 full points to bludgeon me senselessly.  I didn’t have the block, and she had two options to finish me off.

Since I was running a purple-centric deck, the Strongest One There Is was saved to block with.  I got a Group Hug brought on by a Double Slam Sandwich introduced by a Surprise Witness… all on the same turn!!!  It was a beautiful thing.

Head on over to HeroUp.com right now and start trying some combos of your own.   This party is getting really good.

More Foundation Previews, More She-Hulk!

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Jennifer Walters is the sensational She-Hulk. She is one of the few modern Marvel myths that actually got her own comic book title in her first appearance. Starting in 1980, gorgeous green Girl Power was incarnated in the collective consciousness of humanity like never before. Now it gets better than ever.

Through the heroic efforts of Upper Deck and The Amazing Society, Marvel’s Super Hero Squad is moving up to the land of deckbuilding delights. Starting April 24th, trading card gamers will be able to bring the big beats with a charming new cardboard crusher. She-Hulk is about to throw down.

As you can see, She-Hulk’s strategy rewards players who empty their hands and fly by the seat of their pants. In this game, the most effective way to thwart opposing plans is to block their attacks directly with the correct color from the hand. This makes her extremely attractive to build a deck with.

Sometimes you’re the She-Hulk. Sometimes you’re the wall. In the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game, either way is bliss. Our most beloved modern myths are coming to life on competitive cardboard, and the first tournaments are right around the corner. Check the list of Sneak Peek tournament locations, study the game and participate in the most comprehensive SHS TCG forums on Earth, and make sure you stay tuned to SquadCards.com for frequent updates as we create a big beautiful future together.

Marvel Super Hero Squad Foundation Preview: She-Hulk

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Today we are proud to launch a series of sneak previews for Upper Deck’s upcoming Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game. It fills us with extreme pleasure to start things off big, bouncy, and green. The sensational She-Hulk is our lead-off hitter and she is packing a powerful punch. Let’s examine her cards closely.

The ability above is simply amazing. Whatever strategy your opponent is running, She-Hulk can take it off the rails. She will expose their hand, and remove all the cards they were planning to beat you with. Case closed, good game. Cross Examination for the win.

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You can start smacking your opponent for 8 damage on the first turn with She-Hulk’s Unbelievable Strength, but it will cost you. Unless your opponent has a green block to stop the hit immediately, you will lose one card from your hand as a drawback to the massive early beats. Usually the smaller hand size would be a liability, but Jennifer Walters always has a plan. Besides being the hottest heavy hitter in the Marvel myths, she is a lawyer.

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Discarding cards from your own hand may seem self-destructive. She-Hulk doesn’t think so. When she gets her Back to the Wall, she punches even harder. An additional 2 damage from this Keeper with an empty hand makes all those discards pretty sweet.

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Collecting cards with killer cool artwork of Marvel characters is big fun on its own, and playing them in a spectacularly balanced strategy game is extra delicious. Like a Double Slam Sandwich. She-Hulk really knows how to throw down the massive advantage in the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card game. This card not only allows you to play a second card per turn, it helps you pay for it. If you like big green beauty as much as we do, you won’t want to miss it. The game releases on April 24th, stay tuned for more.

Big Green Beatdown.

If you make your case in court in the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game, the beats will be mighty big!

Blood and Magic: Doctor Strange vs. Blade.

The bloody brilliant Vampire Hunter is back.  In the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game, Blade is all about healing.  His Night Knight card allows you to return 4 cards from your discard pile to your deck.  Life returns, and it’s all good.

Doctor Strange, on the other hand, makes sure the stars are aligned for the win by neutralizing any potential blockers who might thwart your plans for world domination.  This card does not need to meet a damage requirement, it only needs a power of 4 to make sure you hit your target.  Strong magic indeed.

Whether you like to spill blood or bust spells, this game has something for you.  Stay tuned for more spectacular Marvel flavor as we march toward the release of the game in physical form.  Massive fun in many forms is just around the corner.