Fear The Darkness is the ultimate endgame content in Marvel Strike Force, and began fighting node #1 a few days ago. While I admitted before that this team (below) may not be an ideal team makeup for this game mode, I am going to live blog my daily attempts as I look to defeat the Dark Dimension and open Ultron.
Also be sure to check out the video linked in the graphic below from Marvel Strike Force Envoy YouTuber Khasino as he reviews Fear The Darkness Battle 2 as well. Note that Khasino’s content is Rated PG-13 (language).
My Fear The Darkness team:
- Black Panther – 69,548 power, Level 70, Gear 13, Level 6 attack abilities, Level 5 unique ability – 7 Stars, 6 Red Stars
- Minn-erva – 52,249 power, Level 70, Gear 13, Level 6 attack abilities, Level 5 unique ability – 6 Stars, 4 Red Stars
- Black Widow – 50,719 power, Level 70, Gear 13, Level 6 attack abilities, Level 4 unique ability – 6 Stars, 4 Red Stars
- Thanos – 49,920 power, Level 70, Gear 13, Level 6 attack abilities, Level 5 unique ability – 7 Stars, 2 Red Stars
- Captain Marvel – 48,132 power, Level 70, Gear 13, Level 7 basic, Level 6 other attack abilities, Level 5 unique ability – 6 Stars, 2 Red Stars
Fear The Darkness – Mission 2
Black Panther, 1.18m power
06.19.19 – While I am hoping this battle will start off better than the last, I think this will continue to be a trend. Black Panther is the character listed as the lead of the 22 enemies, but I do not see other Wakandans on the team, so at least there is that. This is proving to be very tough with the two SHIELD Security (SS), but I am focusing all attacks (that I can) on Black Panther to try and take him out first. Fortunately I am successful and BP is down as I now look to focus on Gamora to eliminate her offense. The SS on the left will not stop taunting, so I chip away and kill him only to see Captain America and another Black Panther join the fun. Thanos is my first to die, but Minn-erva is awesome and brings him back. A few hits later I am in trouble after a BP AoE attack and my Minn-erva is dead. While my time is limited, my BP takes out the other SS and their BP before a HAND Sentry and Merc Lieutenant join the battle. I take out Spider-Man just before the HS puts stealth on everyone. My Day 2 battle will begin with Ant-Man and Vision in red health, Captain America with yellow and the ML and HS in green with 16 of 22 enemies remaining.
06.20.19 – While I am getting closer with my other Gear 12 characters, I am not having any luck. Nick Fury is one Serum So2 away from the upgrade…
Battle time. 16 of 22 enemies remaining, 5 enemies on the screen with 2 in the red (Vision and Ant-Man). I will try to knock them off soon, but I want to focus on HAND Sentry given he is the toughest one to deal with currently. I have HS in yellow and took out Ant-Man in the process, but Captain America taunts again. He is yellow health, but I dispel the taunt with Captain Marvel. Now Vision is out of the way leaving HAND Sentry, Captain America and the Merc Lieutenant. I take out HS and two attacks later reinforcements arrive – Vision, Ant-Man, Cap, Black Panther and Spidey. While their attacks are adding up, ME is down to red health before I kill off the Merc Lieutenant, but the health gained from the kill is not enough. ME is down with 11 enemies remaining and I will slowly die off as a result. I will end this battle having knocked off just 5 enemies and having 5 on the board – Vision, Cap and BP in green health, Spidey in yellow and Ant-Man in red.
06.21.19 – 11 of 22 enemies remain with the on-screen bad guys being Vision, Cap and BP in green health, Spidey in yellow and Ant-Man in red. I decide to focus on Ant-Man first and as soon as I kill him off and Deadpool and another Spider-Man show up. I kill off the original Spidey with one of Black Panther’s special AoE attacks and then focus on their BP. Finishing him off leaves me with a team at all nearly full health and 8 enemies remaining, 4 on-screen. Another attack on Spider-Man and a new Ant-Man and Black Panther join the fun, so I stun Ant-Man and will try to remove him ASAP given his annoyance with slowing everyone down. I am starting to take some damage as they have 6 on the screen and Spider-Man and Cap in red. Captain Marvel finishes off Spidey and several hits later I take out Captain America to reveal the final two enemies. Here is the update.
6 of 22 enemies remaining, all on-screen. Mercenary Lieutenant and Vision, the newest additions, are full health. Deadpool is about 75% health, Ant-Man about 60%, with Black Panther yellow about 50% and the original Vision yellow at about 35% health. I get BP down but my Minn-erva is in the red, leaving the end of the battle anyone’s guess. Thanos goes down and then so does ME, leaving me 3 v 5 and the win will have to come tomorrow. Let’s see if I can weaken them a lot first… I finally fall with Ant-Man a hit or two away from death as I am ready for tomorrow’s fight…
06.22.19 – With just 5 enemies remaining this should be the final time I need to hit battle #2. 5 vs 5 to start and I stun Deadpool right off and then kill Ant-Man. Deadpool takes a few hits then BP finishes him off leaving me with a 5 vs 3 – 2 Visions and a ML. Because Vision is such a pain, I want to take out the ML first despite being in green health. At this point it is me teeing off on the enemies until I finally kill ML and one Vision. Now I will use basics and try to heal a bit to head into Battle #3 as strong as possible.
My rewards: 200k gold and 2k Mega Orb Fragments.
After opening Ultron:
After opening Ultron you fight these battles once again in order to power him up and gain more rewards, only this time you have a lot more orange gear and (hopefully) more Gear 13 characters. While I am not going to live blog these battles, I will share my teams and results in case that helps others see what is effective. I now have 10 at Gear 13: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Jessica Jones, Minn-erva, Nick Fury, Phoenix, Star-Lord, Thanos and Vision.
Day 1, Battle 1 (1 total): Captain Marvel, Star-Lord, Thanos, Minn-Erva and Jessica Jones (260k) – Using the same team that just finished off Mission #1, I continued the Star-Lord/Thanos ability energy spam strategy (place then side-by-side and use Star-Lord’s middle ability to apply blind and give out energy to his teammates, then on kill, Thanos gives out energy as well). At the 10 of 22 enemies remaining mark I landed a well-timed heal from Minn-erva which was key. One note strategically, since you face multiple SHIELD Security and Captain America enemies, I hit them whenever they did NOT have Defense Up in an effort to weaken them more efficiently for when they taunt and I have to attack them. This proved to be quite helpful in the long-term for this battle. I used ME’s revive to heal twice in this battle when she was clearly in trouble, and while it was the right move at the time, this burnt me with 4 of 22 enemies remaining as they took out Thanos, then Minn-erva and I was unable to get a full clear in one battle.
Day 1, Battle 2 (2 total): Phoenix, Black Widow, Black Panther, Vision and Nick Fury (287k) – This was quick and painless.
Fear The Darkness Live Blog Battles:
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #1
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #2
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #3
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #4
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #5
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #6
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #7
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #8
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #9
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #10
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #11
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #12
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #13
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #14
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #15
- Fear The Darkness – Mission #16