Marvel Legendary: Heroes of Asgard

Read on about this coming expansion to Marvel: Legendary. Out February 2020.

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Marvel Legendary: Heroes of Asgard

Posted on November 12th, 2019 by Jay
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Marvel Legendary: Heroes of Asgard

The next expansion in line for the Marvel: Legendary series is Heroes of Asgard

This expansion will come out on February 26th, 2020 and will mark the 20th expansion to the game, which is pretty crazy. 20th not counting Villains, promos, play kits and the like, that is.

Updated 2020-02-04

We have speculated that this would be a big set (read below), but it looks like a normal set because Upper Deck released this information:

Heroes

  • Warriors Three (Volstagg, Hogun, and Fandral)
  • Thor
  • Sif
  • Valkyrie
  • Beta Ray Bill

Masterminds

  • Hela
  • Malekith

The Masterminds will be backed up by Omens of Ragnarok and the Dark Council.

Marvel Legendary Hela
Hel, or Hela, the goddess of death sure looks powerful. She has a new keyword, read more about it below.

Mechanics

As usual, there are some new and some old mechanics returning from other sets;
The Artifact mechanics from Guardians of the Galaxy will be making a comeback in this expansion, and these are essentially cards that stay on the table when you play them. These cards will obviously have various effects which will help you kick some villain arse.

Thrown Artifacts. Recruit and play these as normal artifacts, but to use/throw them you must put the artifact on bottom of your deck, so perhaps the best time to throw them is when your decking is running out? 

Siv with an Artifact
Siv with a Thrown Artifact. Note that she is a member of a new group; Heroes of Asgard.

Villainous Weapons. These weapons are not considered villains, but when they are revealed from the villain deck, they are captured by the closest villain and will get stronger. When you defeat the villain, you will get the weapon as an Artifact, putting it in your discard pile. Neat.

Marvel Legendary Hel and her crown
A Villainous Weapon, Hel's crown. Cool.

Worthy is a new keyword which means that you need a card that costs 5 or more in your hand, or in play to be Worthy. As usual, this keyword can be found all over the place, on heroes, schemes, and villains.

Heroes of Asgard Beta Ray Bill
A Hero of Asgard? Beta Ray Bill with Worthy and Thrown Artifact.

Location Conqueror X, a returning keyword from Marvel Studios, Phase 1, which means "The Villain/Hero gets +X [Attack] while any Villain is in the location.

Marvel Legendary Skurge
Skurge will get +3 in strength if there is a villain on the bridge.

Schemes

This set will include 4 schemes, related to Asgard.

Marvel Legendary Scheme
Here's a no-frills kind of scheme. Looks like fun :)

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 Old Speculations:

Not much is known of the expansion so far but in our mind, this one will be a big set with 400 cards, taking into account that the latest big expansion was World War Hulk, which came out in 2018.

So, here are our speculations:

Heroes (15)

  • Young Thor
  • Unworthy Thor
  • Heimdall
  • Odin
  • Lady Sif
  • Balder
  • Young Loki
  • Freyja
  • Thunderstrike
  • Storm
  • Angela
  • Adam Warlock
  • Nova
  • Mantis
  • Skurge

Like we said, just speculations, but some of these should be a no-brainer for this expansion. Why? Because we say so. Odin is waaaaay overdue for an example.

Masterminds (6)

  • Ego the Living Planet
  • Surtur
  • Loki
  • Hela
  • Malekith
  • Sindr

These are all pretty straightforward except maybe Ego who would belong in another GoG expansion, but let's hope that doesn't happen.

There will, of course, be new mechanics as well, one of them being a new faction "Heroes of Asgard". Obviously. 

As for bystanders, new keywords, etc who knows? Will there FINALLY be a cross-dimensional Thor rampage?
There is a big chance the Artifacts from Guardians of the Galaxy will be back, seeing how the Asgardians love their divine weapons. 

Preorder the expansion here!