Nico Minoru is an odd addition to Marvel’s Midnight Suns. While her addition has excited many fans who wish to finally be able to see her shine, her abilities can make utilizing her a bit tricky. Although Nico can be a powerful ally in battle, her powers are random, so a solid deck is necessary for attempting to leverage the odds.
There are multiple ways to play Nico, especially with her varied deck. Players can choose to try and play the luck of the draw or play it safer and utilize cards not as reliant on random number generators (RNG). The following deck will be an excellent choice for players who feel chance is rarely on their side, as it leverages the cards to depend less on RNG where it counts, such as affecting teammates or Nico herself.
Witchfire+ Can Dispatch Multiple Enemies
Starting with attack cards, Witchfire+ is a strong card that, while it does damage a random enemy, has an excellent ability to back it up. If the enemy targeted by Witchfire+ is KO’d, this spell can be recast up to three times. A perfect choice when battling weakened enemies to dispatch a large group quickly. This attack also generates Heroism when played.
Blood for Blood+ Can Save Injured Party Members
Another attack card where the random effect isn’t as detrimental is Blood for Blood+. This card, on KO, restores 272 Health to either Nico or a lucky teammate. It isn’t that hard to get a KO either, as it packs a punch with a damage of 150% offense. While it would be helpful to be able to select the most injured person on a team to heal, even if a teammate with 75% health were to be chosen for this ability, it is still beneficial.
Crack The Sky+ Uses Heroism to the Team’s Advantage
Like Witchfire+, Crack The Sky is a Heroic ability that will consume all gathered Heroism to damage random enemies once per Heroism point. In turn, Heroism is gained for every KO this ability causes. However, it does leave Nico with the Exhaust status and consumes all Heroism previously accrued.
Swarm+ Does Some Serious Damage
Two copies of the Heroic ability Swarm+ are recommended for Nico’s deck. This ability deals a random amount of damage (136, 272, 340, or 408) and costs a single Heroism. Even with the gamble of damage done, this card packs a punch, even if it might not cause a KO right when needed due to being off by a few hundred points. This card is a good follow-up if Witchfire+ cannot finish the job.
Empower+ Works Hand-in-Hand With Swarm+
Wrapping up Nico’s deck with skill cards, Empower+ is an excellent way to quickly obtain a Heroic card and lower the cost for casting to 0. Combining Empower with Swarm+ can promptly reduce the enemy’s health, especially if luck is on the player’s side, and they consistently hit the upper tiers of damage from Swarm+. Additionally, the risk of a wasted Swarm+ is lowered with Empower+ due to the zero Heroism cost of utilizing the card.
Double Up+ Helps to Fill Up the Player’s Hand
This is a skill card with a random ability that doesn’t have an actual downside. Double Up+ will generate a copy of either each Attack, Heroic, or Skill card in the player’s hand. Adding a bonus of two Heroism gained when playing this card is the perfect boost to a hand.
Blood Magic+ Makes One Random Hero More Formidable
The final card to round out a perfect deck for Nico is Blood Magic+. This card grants a random status to either Nico or an ally. The selected character will be given 2 Blood Magic, Counter, Fast, or Strengthened. The player will then draw one of the character’s cards. Blood Magic+ will generate two Heroism when played, which can help boost a powerful attack using Crack The Sky+.
When utilizing Crack The Sky+, it is vital that players can get up their Heroism as quickly as possible to create the most significant attack. Combined with attacks like Blood for Blood+ and Witchfire+, players can strategize so that enemies are weakened, keeping the attack going as quickly as possible. Improving Nico’s passive ability and Another One through the friendship system will increase the odds of drawing a card when a Nico card is used. The key to success is the ability to quickly obtain the necessary cards and use a deck with low probability for the random aspects of Nico.