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.
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:
- Warriors Three (Volstagg, Hogun, and Fandral)
- Beta Ray Bill
The Masterminds will be backed up by Omens of Ragnarok and the Dark Council.
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?
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.
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.
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.
This set will include 4 schemes, related to Asgard.
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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:
- Young Thor
- Unworthy Thor
- Lady Sif
- Young Loki
- Adam Warlock
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.
- Ego the Living Planet
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.