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|None. Self-made deck here.|
InigoMontoya · 333
When I build decks, I try to think of the character's natural strengths. Then, I build a deck to compliment what they already do well. So, where does Spectrum excel?
Spectrum's Wide Array of Strengths
1. -- She has relatively high hit points (11). Which makes her a solid fit for Protection.
2. -- Her Energy Forms make sure that one of her stats is always 3.
3. -- She's the only character who has the Aerial Trait right out of the deck. No need to spend resources. It's just there.
4. -- She can change Energy Forms as many times as her cards allow, and has 13 cards to do so.
So, number 3 and 4 on that list landed me on a Protection deck. Why? First, Ever Vigilant is an amazing card. Since she already is Aerial, this card works as soon as it comes up.
Second, there are 9 cards in Protection to use to ready Spectrum. Desperate Defense, Ever Vigilant and Leading Blow can all lead to a readied Spectrum in the right scenario. When combined with Ready to Rumble and Pulsar Shield, you have 14 cards that can ready.
Third, even though it's Protection, you have a high amount of thwarting. Ever Vigilant, True Grit, Photon Speed all provide good scheme reduction. Plus, there's 2 allies (Brother Voodoo and Blue Marvel) with 2 thwarting, and a third ally (Starhawk) that can be brought back into your hand.
Similarly, Energy Duplication and Quincarrier will help you get out more and more events, but you can still do major damage/defense/thwarting without them.
You want to change forms as much as the cards allow. You'll also want to ready just as much. Your Gamma Blast, Photon Speed and Pulsar Shield are priority. The beauty here is that like Gamora, Spectrum is versatile. She'll be able to thwart, attack and defend sometimes all in the same round. The damage, healing and thwarting from changing forms really adds up.
I would advise ending in Pulsar form more often than not. But Armored Vest makes it so you'll still defend for a good amount even without it. Don't forget about Perseverance, it's pretty much a guaranteed tough status card whenever it comes up.
Spectrum is a powerful, versatile and fun hero. She makes Protection fun. This deck doesn't feel the normal letdown after the villain turn. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.