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I play black
Guardian Angel
Platinum Supporter
Marquis / Marchioness
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“Telekenetic Cocoon for the Corporation”

While I found the Matriarch, Plague Rat and Spite more challenging than the four villains included in the base game, this expansion gets really cruel due to the Corporation. It took me a dozen plays, with changing hero combinations, to develop a strategy that can work fairly regularly against the Chairman and his Operative.

Make sure Visionary is part of your team. The idea is to get her into her Telekinetic Cocoon as soon as possible… this card basically takes her out of the game, but allows her to absorb ALL of the damage aimed at the hero with the highest HP. Most of the Operative’s and underbosses damage is directed at that target. This will give the other heroes the time they need to knock out the Operative… and once she’s gone, the Chairman is much easier.

If you are lucky, you may also pull Demoralization and Wrest the Mind out of her deck and get them into play before you draw the Telekinetic Cocoon. These allow the Visionary to do damage to the villains each round even after she’s protected in the Cocoon.

This isn’t the perfect strategy, as there are only 2 copies of Telekinetic Cocoon in her deck… if they’re buried near the bottom, you’ll have a very tough fight on your hands. But if you can get one out by the 5th round or so, you’ll be in pretty good shape.

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I play black
Guardian Angel
Platinum Supporter
Marquis / Marchioness
75 of 77 gamers found this helpful
“The Wraith as Matriarch's Anathema”

Many times I’ve seen the Matriarch listed among Sentinels‘ most difficult villains alongside the Chairman and Iron Legacy. I have had several close games against her but never lost one… it always made me wonder if I was misplaying her.

It turns out I wasn’t; I was just frequently using the one hero she can’t succeed against – the Wraith. The Wraith is dominant against the Matriarch for several reasons:

– The most dangerous part about playing the Matriarch is the damage she levies when you destroy her Fowl cards. By using the Wraith’s Stun Bolt power on the Matriarch, you will reduce her damage dealt by 1 until the start of Matriarch’s next turn, allowing the other heroes to pick off the Fowl.

– Once you’ve got the Wraith completely built up with Micro Targeting Computer, Utility Belt, and either Throwing Knives or Razor Ordnance in play, you can hit the Matriarch with a 3-damage Stun Bolt to reduce her damage dealt by 1 then take out 3 Fowl with Throwing Knives or deal 5 damage to Huginn, Muninn or Carrion Fields with Razor Ordnance

– With other heroes, starting a strategy with “once you’ve got Hero X completely built up” can be useless, as this takes time. Not so with the Wraith. You have a very high chance of drawing 3 of these 4 cards in the first couple rounds due to her Impromptu Invention card, which will let you search your deck for one of them and get it in play along with a second card in the same round. And you’ll still have a power or two to use.

– Last, and probably most importantly… the Matriarch attacks hero Ongoing cards, but completely ignores Equipment cards. All of the Wraith’s cards are Equipment, which means once they’re in play the Matriarch can’t knock them out.

The Wraith becomes high-powered extremely quickly against the Matriarch and stays that way all game. As long as she’s part of your team you should succeed.

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I play yellow
Zealot
60 of 62 gamers found this helpful
“Spite”

Of the Rook city villains, Spite was by far the easiest to tackle. We played against him three times and won all three with room to spare against 4 person teams. As long as Spite’s drugs don’t all come out at once, he is quite vulnerable. The penalties for “saving” victims are not onerous and only a few of his cards actually damage the victims. He does churn through his deck quickly, so focus on dealing damage early and often – support characters are less important except for helping players draw extra cards. Quickly fill up the safe house and make sure you get all victims on the table into the safe house once his 5th “drug” card comes out – he often kills himself due to the safe house effect before he can flip over and be a real pain.

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Greater Than Games fan
The Gold Heart
59 of 61 gamers found this helpful
“When to use Mr. Fixer”

Mr. Fixer is extremely useful in games against villains that have lots of damage reduction. He is capable of either making his own damage irreducible or making his teammates do irreducible damage. I find that these are the games where he shines the most.

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Greater Than Games fan
The Gold Heart
59 of 61 gamers found this helpful
“How to beat the Chairman”

There is no foolproof way to beat the Chairman, but here are a few things that help:

1. Have someone to soak up damage (my personal favorite is the Scholar)

2. Have someone who can deal lots of damage to multiple targets (Tempest works well for this, along with Ra and Knyfe)

3. Deck manipulation can help save you. Visionary is excellent at this. She can save you from a Jailbreak or she can put Thugs at the bottom of his deck so that he can’t pull them out of the trash.

4. Don’t lose focus. There are many underbosses and thugs to take out almost constantly, but your goal is to knock out the Operative and the Chairman. Be sure that you don’t ignore them.

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Movie Lover
Miniature Painter
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
60 of 63 gamers found this helpful
“Rook City is one tough city.”

If anyone is looking for a challenge, just fight the villian in Rook City. That will do.

I have played all the expansions (and all options in ach) and trust me Rook City is the toughest place to fight. Rook City has cards that punish the heroes for playing cards, using powers, drawing cards and basically anything else you try to do. Rook City also really likes to let the villian play more cards, alot! It does not take to long before this effect really adds more danger to the game.

You have been warned. Enjoy 🙂

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I play yellow
Zealot
59 of 63 gamers found this helpful
“Matriarch and Expatriette”

One of the best and worst cards to play against the Matriarch is “Hair-trigger Reflexes.” A great card that deals one damage to each villain target when it comes into play, it makes for easy removal of the Matriarch’s 1 HP winged minions. However, this comes at a cost as Matriarch damages the heroes for every bird killed. The Matriarch pulls out 4-8 birds on average per turn. While killing them all speedily is nice, my game ended prematurely because I took so much damage each turn. Leave the birds alone and focus on the Matriarch! Hair Trigger Reflexes seems like a great avian removal system, but it will only hurt you in the end.

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I Play This One a LOT
Gamer - Level 5
59 of 66 gamers found this helpful
“A silly way to beat Matriarch in Rook City”

I tried 6 times with teams of four to beat Matriarch in Rook City. This is probably the hardest combo.
I even tried to have a team of just Omnitron-X and Tempest, which I thought would work. It did for a while.
I also want to test out Wraith (Smoke Bombs), O-X, and Tempest.
But then I tried all 16 heroes against her. That kicked her butt. Sure, it’s cheating, but it felt good after having lost to her so many times.

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