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All about MARVEL Strike Force: The Silver Samurai

Marvel Strike Force has recently introduced a new character in the game called “The Silver Samurai.” The new character can be recruited through the “Curse of Muramasa” event, which is set to begin on October 15th at 5:00 PM (PDT). 

In this event, players will fight alongside the Silver Samurai and Wolverine, trying to prevent an alternate Earth’s Weapon X team from misusing the powers of the Black Blade, Muramasa. During the event, players can form a top quad of characters with the limited-time Honorable trait.

All about MARVEL Strike Force: The Silver Samurai

The Backstory

The Silver Samurai was first introduced to the public in the issue of Daredevil #111 (July 1974). As the name suggests, the Silver Samurai wears silver armor for protection and uses a katana to battle his enemies. 

The Silver Samurai or Keniuchuio Harada is the mutant son of Lord Shingen, a former Japanese crime lord. Throughout his childhood, Harada grew up training in the ways of the medieval Samurai with a katana as his weapon of choice. Harada’s mutation allows him to create a tachyon energy field from within his body, then that energy is focused and unleashed through his katana.

  1. Silver Samurai has 7 traits for the players to explore; Villain, Global, Mutant, Protector, Honorable, War Ready, and Weapon X.
  2. He is a stout Protector with solid Health and Armor, which is then further enhanced by an Armor boost in his Passive ability, “Way of the Blade.”
  3. He protects allies with Taunt, Barrier, and Defense Up, not to mention all of Silver Samurai’s abilities are Piercing attacks that also apply Heal Block.
  4. Silver Samurai’s charge mechanic can be used to remove negative effects from himself and power up his Ultimate ability, the Bushido Barrage.
  5. In Turn, he clears (and loses) one negative effect per Charge, while his Ultimate Ability gains a Bonus Attack per Charge.
  6. Silver Samurai himself gains a bonus Assist chance for each Weapon X ally, increasing his attack potency. The Weapon X team gains increased Armor in all game modes and additional Resistance in Alliance War.

Silver Samurai Skills And Abilities

All about MARVEL Strike Force: The Silver Samurai

Basic – Tachyon Slash

  1. Transfer 1 Counter from primary target to self.
  2. Attack primary target for 250% Piercing.
  3. Gain +1 Counter, up to a maximum of 5.
  4. The attack gains 300% Extra Focus.

Special – Executioner Slice

  1. Energy Cost: 3/3
  2. Gain Taunt for 2 turns.
  3. Gain +3 Counter and +3 Deflect, up to a maximum of 5 each.
  4. Apply Defense Up for 2 turns to self and all Weapon X allies.
  5. Barrier self and Weapon X allies for 20% of this character’s Max Health.
  6. Flip Counter on the primary and adjacent targets.
  7. Attack primary and adjacent targets for 250% Piercing + apply Offense Down.

Ultimate – Bushido Barrage

  1. Energy Cost: 4/4
  2. Attack primary target for 200% Piercing + apply Stun.
  3. If Charged, Bonus Attack primary target for 200% Piercing.
  4. Gain +1 Bonus Attack for each Charged, up to a maximum of 5 Bonus attacks, then remove Charged.
  5. Gain 1000% Extra Focus for this attack.
  6. Characters killed by this attack cannot be revived.
  7. This attack is unavoidable and cannot be blocked.

Passive – Way of the Blade

  1. On Turn, gain +1 Charged, up to a maximum of 5.
  2. On Turn, if this character has Charged, is not stunned, and has any negative effects, remove 1 negative effect on this character for each Charged and lose 1 Charged for each negative effect cleared.
  3. On this character’s or any WEAPON X ally’s Turn, Barrier self for 10% of this character’s Max Health.
  4. On attack, gain +1 Charged, up to a maximum of 5.
  5. This character applies Heal Block for 2 turns, with 500% Extra Focus on all attacks.
  6. Gain +40% Armor. Weapon X allies gain +40% Armor.
  7. Gain +40% Resistance. WEAPON X allies gain +40% Resistance.
  8. Gain +10% chance to Assist + 10% chance per WEAPON X ally.
  9. If this character has 4 or more WEAPON X allies, Reduce Assist Chance for all enemies by 25%.

In War;

  1. On Spawn, gain 5 Charged, up to a maximum of 5.
  2. Gain +40% Piercing per Charged.
  3. Reduce the Assist Chance of all enemies by 100% instead.

The Silver Samurai is most suited to be a skirmisher because of the +10% assist for each Weapon X ally; that’s a total of +40% if you choose the correct allies. Not to mention all the weapon X allies get an additional +40% Armour and Resistance.

He can also mark enemy targets when countering, allowing the team to do more damage. And the Silver Samurai’s unavoidable Bushido Barrage plays a significant role at higher levels.

If you haven’t yet checked out the game, you can find Marvel Strike Force on the App Store and the Google Play Store. That’s it for now; stay tuned for more gaming-related news.

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