During MSF’s Black Cat Trials you have to progress through various nodes to earn a Run Score, which determines your rewards.
Players have to form a squad of powerful Marvel superheroes and supervillains to prevent an assault on Earth in Marvel Strike Force (MSF).
To progress in the game, you have to complete story chapters, each of which requires that you defeat specific opponents.
Black Cat Trials
Scopely, the game’s developer, regularly hosts in-game events, but you have to complete objectives before the event is removed from the game.
One of the events that you can participate in is Black Cat Trials, which gives you the opportunity to add Black Cat to your roster.
Players should note that there are Pacts in the Trials which can alter the flow of battles. These Pacts can either be to your benefit or detriment.
All Pacts have point modifiers that depend on the difficulty of the Pact. You can increase your final Run Score by having more active Pacts.
Only players level 50 and higher can participate in Black at Trials. Before you start the trial you can choose your difficulty level, but keep in mind that the difficulty increases with the level.
There are 10 nodes through which you have to progress in the event, but some difficulties have restrictions or requirements you have to meet on certain nodes.
This means that you have to keep the node requirements and the Pacts in mind while enjoying Black Cat Trials.
Difficulty 1 does not have any restrictions on all nodes, however, you will encounter the following restrictions for the other nodes:
|If you chose difficulty 5 or higher, you have to use Knowhere and Sinister Six characters.
|Players who are on difficulty 3 and 4 have to use Mystic characters while on difficulty 5 and higher you should use Mystic Villain characters.
|If you are on difficulty 3 and 4, use Controllers, but difficulty 5 and higher players have to use Global Controllers.
|On difficulty 3 and higher, you must use Brawlers.
|You have to use Knowhere and Sinister 6 characters for difficulty 5 and higher
|On difficulty 3 and 4, you have to use Mystic, and on difficulty 5 and higher – Mystic Villains.
|If you are on difficulty 5 and higher, use Global Controller, and use Controllers for difficulty 3 and 4.
|You have to use Brawlers on difficulty 3 and higher
|Players must use Knowhere and Sinister Six characters for difficulties 5 and higher.
How to unlock Black Cat
In order to add Black Cat to your roster, you have to procure character shards through Milestones.
Players must reach specific run scores or reach a specific Leaderboard ranking to earn Character Shards and Red Stars for Black Cat. The higher your Run Score is, the better your Leaderboard rewards will be.
The minimum score that you have to achieve to qualify for the Leaderboard is 100 000. But to unlock Black Cat, you will need to achieve the following Run Scores:
|Black Cat with Rank Rewards
|You will unlock a 3 Yellow Star Black Cat
|1 350 000
|Players will receive a 4 Yellow Star Black Cat
As previously mentioned, MSF‘s Black Cat Trials feature Pacts which can either be to your benefit or detriment. The table below lists some of the Pacts with a description of each:
|Enemies gain an additional percentage to max health
|World at War
|All War Abilities are Active during this run
|When any character drops to 50 percent health, they generate 2 Ability Energy for themself.
|Summoned characters gain 20 percent additional Max Health
|At the beginning of any Healer turn, it Barriers that character for 5 percent of their Max Health
You can use any team for difficulties 1 to 4, but if you are interested in completing the trial on difficulty 5 and higher, you should use specific teams. The team recommendations are: