Magik’s Challenge Mission requires players to have a strong understanding of how her abilities can be used to control enemy positioning.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns features some character-specific challenges that are wholly unique when compared to the main battles players will experience. Rather than putting gamers up against a swarm of difficult enemies or putting unique conditions on a battle, these character-specific challenges are almost handled like puzzle games, requiring players to select ability cards in the right order to defeat their enemies. The challenges require understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each hero’s deck.
Magik’s Demon Child challenge is all about utilizing Magik’s portals. It focuses on a key part of Magik’s deck, which is control over enemy positioning. Magik is able to move enemies around the battlefield to do things like maximize damage from area of effect attacks or place an enemy within another hero’s range. The Demon Child challenge is about how well players have mastered Magik’s role on the team, as one wrong play could very well render the challenge forfeit.
What the Demon Child Challenge Requires
Before unlocking the Demon Child mission, players will first need to access the ability to do Challenge Missions. Challenge Missions are locked behind a few steps and a research project, though the rewards for completing them are well worth it. The first step is completing research called Forged in Hellfire, which requires bringing Ghost Rider on at least four missions. The research will unlock the Armory, which allows access to the Challenge Missions. The Hunter’s Challenge Mission is available right away.
Demon Child serves as Magik’s Challenge Mission, which means players will need to max out their friendship with Magik to access it. Activities, missions, and sparring sessions are all great ways to nab extra friendship experience. Players can also use gifts to boost the friendship, though there are specific ones that work better with each character than others.
How to Complete the Demon Child Challenge
Completing Demon Child requires some very specific card plays. Players won’t be able to redraw cards or move, and they’ll have to keep Magik alive throughout the entire mission. The goal is to acquire the Darkchylde card from the enemy Incarnations. The first step is to use Limbo’s Grasp to boost Magik’s portal damage and to earn some extra Heroism. Next, players will want to use one Trap Door card on the central Incarnation to move it toward the green Leyline.
Once the Incarnation is in range, players should use the Quick Soulash card to knock it into the Leyline. This’ll apply the Vulnerable status effect to it. Using Trap Door again, players should move the same Incarnation towards the red Leyline so that Magik can kick the Incarnation into it. From here, players should use Limbo Portal and Soul Blast to launch the Incarnation that has Darkchylde into any of the other ones that haven’t been damaged yet. This’ll kill the Incarnation with Darkchydle. Playing it and ending the turn will win the challenge.
What the Player Gets for Completing the Challenge
Like with all Challenge Missions, completing Demon Child will reward players with a Legendary card for Magik. Demon Child unlocks the Darkchylde card, as well as Magik’s Midnight Sun combat suit. Darkchylde, much like Magik’s deck as a whole, focuses on crowd control. When played, it’ll apply Invulnerability to Magik for one turn while also taunting all enemies. This means enemies will be forced to attack an invulnerable target on their turn. The upgraded version also gives Magik one Counter.
The main downside of Darkchylde is that it’s a one-time-use-per-mission card. It removes itself from play after being used, though preventing enemies from damaging heroes for an entire turn is certainly worth the cost. If players have a copy of Darkchylde in Magik’s deck, they can apply various mods to it as well. Given how the Demon Child mission focuses on the versatility of Magik’s portals and her crowd control potential, Darkchydle is a fitting legendary reward.