The Power of Shadowcat (Leadership)

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KennedyHawk · 12965

In this deck, Shadowcat shows off the Power of Leadership!

While Kitty began her life as a student in Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters she eventually went on to lead several versions of the X-Men and even was the Headmistress of the Jean Grey School.

Kitty's kit may not to have any inherent synergy with leadership beyond the typical - spam allies, play Strength In Numbers but it has one really gifted aspect. Shadowcat rarely takes damage - so instead of the traditional leadership play of spam chump blocks - we can let Shadowcat do her thing and use allies as batteries and for their stats. This could lead to a cool deck with Last Stand but here I felt to a different leadership archetype focusing on using Kitty's in kit ready and 2/2/2 statline.

A few notes on the main combo of the deck.

• Get 2+ allies on the board to trigger Band Together feel free to use this Beast with Rapid Response to keep digging Band Together back into your hand.

• Use Band Together to meet the requirements for R&D Facility.

• Eventually you'll want to either use R&D Facility or a Moxie then play a copy of Go All Out or Push Ahead to monopolize on your ability to bypass guard and crisis icons and fill whatever gap your team needs on a given round.

• Don't forget campaign allies (like Robert Kelly or Jubilee will also help boost your Band Together.

An ideal turn goes as such.

• Begin the villain phase in Phased and defend (either naturally or with Quick Shift- this will flip you to Solid.

• On your turn play a Shadowcat Surprise to deal some damage and ready your hero. This will flip you back to Phased.

• Play Moxie or trigger R&D Facility to bump your stats to 3/3/2 or 3/3/3.

• Use Push Ahead to remove 8-9 threat from the main scheme. You can play Go All Out but make sure you save your attack sequencing so you end in Phased which can be a bit tricky. Which may require you to skip Shadowcat Surprise

Have fun out there enjoying the Power of Shadowcat in Leadership! If you like this deck be sure to give it a ♥ and check out the Power of Shadowcat Episode by Marvel Champions Monthly Podcast!


Oct 11, 2022 jonnielawman · 1

Hey KennedyHawk, thank you and your guest, Andy-N ,for doing the power of..... I have been struggling with the X-men and your show helped me get over the issues I was having with them.

I am normally a justice/leadership player, so these decks are awesome. Keep up the good work!

Oct 13, 2022 journeyman2 · 6288

Finished up the latest MCM with you and Andy yesterday. Excellent as always. I really like the concept of this deck. All of her readying really works with these cards that require an exhaust