Blade’s challenge mission is all about maximizing damage and utilizing the Bleed status effect to quickly dispatch anyone in the Daywalker’s path.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns features some pretty difficult character-specific missions that require a solid understanding of the hero’s deck. These missions almost play like one of the game’s many puzzles, with specific card draws required in order to beat them. However, the challenge missions are worth the difficulty, as they’ll reward players with both the specific hero’s Midnight Suns costume and a new Legendary card for the hero’s deck.
Blade’s deck is focused around siphoning life from enemies and taking advantage of the Bleed status condition. As such, his challenge mission is centered around applying the bleed effect to maximize Blade’s killing potential on the field. It can be difficult to figure out the right order to play cards in to complete Bare Fangs, especially given that the challenge is failed if the player doesn’t win in one turn. Here’s how to effectively beat the Bare Fangs challenge and reap just rewards for doing so.
What the Bare Fangs Challenge Requires
Before players can start doing the character-specific challenge missions, they’ll have to unlock them. Taking Ghost Rider on four missions will grant access to a new research project for the Armory, which is where challenge missions can be found. However, players will only have access to the Hunter’s challenge mission at first. Unlocking challenge missions for other heroes requires maxing out the Hunter’s relationships with the corresponding heroes.
Building friendships in Marvel’s Midnight Suns is all about knowing what each hero enjoys. They each have their own preferred hangouts and gifts. Blade’s favorite activities, for example, include fishing, meditation, working out, and having a drink. Gifts are a bit less specific, as there are a ton plethora of options in-game. Interestingly enough, heroes will almost always love their debut comic. For Blade, that means “Tomb of Dracula #10” is a good gift choice.
How to Complete the Bare Fangs Challenge
As stated, the challenge missions are structured more like puzzles than traditional combat encounters. In Bare Fangs, players have to defeat an enemy called Incarnation of Memory, who happens to be holding the Glaive ability card. Players won’t be able to redraw cards or move Blade throughout this challenge. They’ll also have to beat Bare Fangs before running out of cards or ending their turn.
To beat Bare Fangs, players will want to first use Quick Strike+ on the Whisper of Memory on the right side of the arena. Follow that up with Relentless in order to defeat it and get the Make ’em Bleed card it holds. Players will want to use Make ’em Bleed immediately to draw a Strike card. From there, chain the Daywalker card’s four attacks on the Incarnation of Memory that’s holding the Glaive card. Use Strike to attack the Incarnation of Memory and the remaining Whisper of Memory.
Players should then follow it up with Quick Strike+ on the Whisper of Memory to finish it off. It should grant Blade the Reaper card, which can then be used to defeat the Incarnation of Memory and acquire the Glaive card. The last step to completing the challenge involves using Glaive on the Black Crystal, destroying it and completing Bare Fangs. Remember, all of these steps need to be completed on the same turn to avoid failing the challenge.
What the Player Gets for Completing the Challenge
Completing challenge missions usually rewards players with a new Midnight Suns-themed costume for the hero and a Legendary ability. In Blade’s case, players will unlock his Midnight Suns combat outfit and the Legendary ability card, Glaive. Many of these Legendary cards, such as Magik’s Darkchylde, can only be used once per battle due to the exhaust effect that they have. Glaive makes up for its limited use with its powerful area of effect damage.
Glaive allows Blade to deal 52 base damage to each enemy within its AoE. It’ll also apply 2 Bleed to every enemy it hits, making it a truly effective card for Blade’s damage-focused deck. Glaive can also be upgraded to Glaive+, which will cause the attack to deal an additional 52 base damage to any enemies that already have Bleed. Glaive+ still keeps the Exhaust effect, so players should try to make the most of this powerful Legendary card whenever they have a chance to use it.