Card draw simulator
|Doctor Strange "Tough Enough" Heroic Ally Swarm||597||512||28||1.0|
adsarf · 82
From everything I had read about the difficulty of the GMW campaign, I knew that I would need the strongest hero in the strongest aspect to have a chance of beating it in solo expert. Ever since @Mag's Heroic Ally Swarm (https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/1771/doctor-strange-tough-enough-heroic-ally-swarm-1.0) that has meant Dr Strange leadership.
For my version of this classic deck I wanted to use all-avenger allies and Earth's Mightiest Heroes to get off even more incantations. I also used Strength In Numbers for draw. From @schmendrix (https://marvelcdb.com/decklist/view/9871/we-all-know-who-s-in-charge-thor-leadership-1.0) I shamelessly stole the use of Sky Cycle which enables the same ally to trigger Strength In Numbers or Earth's Mightiest Heroes twice. It also enables the use of Air Supremacy, but to be honest mainly when your board position is already dominant. You could swap that card for something more consistently useful like an Avengers Mansion.
Card draw with this deck is very strong. With Winds of Watoomb on top of the invocation deck and two Master of the Mystic Arts you can draw nine extra cards. One Strength In Numbers can add another six, so you can see 20 cards in a single turn - more with Sky Cycle and a second Strength In Numbers. Between Astral Projection and Images of Ikonn there is plenty of thwart, especially as all that card draw ensures that you see those cards frequently. If there is a weakness it is probably damage output. Crimson Bands of Cyttorak and Magic Blast are fantastic cards, but there are only three of them; Magical Enhancements can be underwhelming when used on Strange himself to attack (although with help from the infinity stone and Earth's Mightiest Heroes I put 9 damage on Ronan in a single turn, which was nice).
For all that I did not achieve my goal. I defeated the first 4 villains but I didn't understand the importance of leaving the stone on Nebula at the end of her scenario, and I just couldn't keep up with all the encounter cards that Ronan draws. I had to drop back to standard for that final scenario. Maybe I'll try again with Captain America.