Legendary®: A Marvel Deck Building Game started with two currencies, Recruit and Attack. These points were generated, banked, and then spent to either recruit bigger or better Heroes, or to defeat Villains and Masterminds.
Legendary®: X-Men introduces a new type of currency that allows players to attack in a different way.
Piercing Energy keyword represents X-Men that use psychic knives or sonic screams to pierce enemy defenses. Using a new icon, players can fight a Villain or Mastermind by spending Piercing Energy equal to that enemy’s printed Victory Point value. Players ignore that enemy’s Attack value and any Attack modifiers. Players can also ignore any special conditions for fighting that enemy.
Piercing Energy points cannot be combined with Attack points. Players also cannot use Piercing Energy against cards that have no printed Victory Point value, like Shadow-X Villains, or Master Strikes that become Villains.
The X-Men are also known to fly into action with rapid reinforcements. The new keyword Soaring Flight means, when a player recruits that Hero, they set it aside. At the end of their turn, they add it to their new hand as an extra card.
Cards with Soaring Flight do not enter a player’s discard pile therefore they will not trigger X-Gene effects.
We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s preview of Legendary®: X-Men. Tune in next week when things take a turn towards Evil.
Legendary®: X-Men releases June 28th. Contact your local gaming store to preorder your copy today.
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