Operative Skill

Slightly better with the upcoming release of Three Steps Ahead - (3 cost - Thwart - Hero Action (thwart): For each different resource type (, , , and ) you used to pay for this card, choose a scheme and remove 2 threat from it.).

I still believe that this won't make this card much better than just running a S.H.I.E.L.D deck with Surveillance Team and Monica Chang. The "Max 1 per player" doesn't help this card in the slightest, it comes with a condition, and it doesn't go through Crisis because it's a thwart. The limited support for this card doesn't make it an easy choice to include in a deck either. The different resources between the two changes little.

I would either like this card to be cheaper or not come with counters. This card should not have to compete with Heroic Intuition when there are cards that like Brains Over Brawn, Mutant Peacekeepers, True Grit, and Push Ahead that do make use of the characters thwarting stat. I'd wish for more support for both cards in the future.

Edit: I also wish that we would get more upgrade synergy cards. The difference between a support and an upgrade is almost none besides thematics

Tendiest · 52
Like the other reviewer mentioned, the extra point of threat removal from this card can help trigger the extra effects of actions on cards, like the confuse from Creole Charmer or card draw from Clear the Area. — erikw1984 · 6
Also, the difference between upgrades and supports is that upgrades are considered part of your identity whereas supports are not. That matters for interactions that depend on “you” doing something — erikw1984 · 6
Make the Call

I've been using this in my Ironheart recursing Beast deck and I really think it's a severely underrated card. It's so versatile and lets you continuously use your best allies. Truly great card. I feel like all leadership decks that revolve around using one or two allies a lot should use this.

BoardGameKid · 95
All due respect, who do you feel is underrating this card? It is one of the strongest cards in the game. Not all decks build for power level necessarily, which is why you might be seeing it left out of some decks — Stretch22 · 557
Morale Boost

A bit odd that this card came in the same wave as Magical Enhancements. Hoping that in the future we can get more upgrade synergy cards so that these two can function a bit differently other than discard timing.

Edit: Magical Enhancements can be dragged out by Superpower Training and played in any aspect, the other can be recurred by Leadership Training and payed for by Finesse. Honestly having practically 6 copies of the same card + Leadership Training in one deck is definitely an experience.

Tendiest · 52
Magical Enhancements is an identity-specific card, so I don't think there's any awkwardness created here. — Stretch22 · 557
Soul Sisters

Biggest flex I've seen in this game: Playing at Con of Heroes 2023, Cyclops player gets both Phoenix and Storm on the table and plays this. Their Voltron strategy was so on point, they still had both in play when they drew Soul Sisters again.

I really wanted them to pull off the same thing with Fastball Special.

Did they address this as a houserule? Because rules state that: — Leo_the_wookiee · 3
During deck building, you can add the team-up card only if your identity matches at least one of the character names. The hero and alter-ego names are considered different names for the team-up. E.g. Young Love requires Gwen Stacy and Mile Morales, which means you hero(es) have to be in alter-ego(s). Allies count as having both names. — Leo_the_wookiee · 3
Doing all of that just to be told that isn't how the rules work would definitely feel bad. Also gotta try this with Jubilee and Fastball Special when she releases. Thanks for the idea — Tendiest · 52
Suppressing Fire

This is very similiar card to Precision Strike. But 1 resource cheaper, and you need to kill a minion (with basic attack or event) In the scenario with many low health minions this is super value and a way to stay in hero form longer. It can be very good in his own. But now we can make a archetype with cheap cards that heal (this card, Precision Strike, Moment of Triumph).

Taking all above I can give Suppresing Fire a grade: A- (A-C) - worth including in almost all aggresion decks. Two or even a three copies.

nosiak · 46
This card is not a value-add in multiplayer, as it essentially means the other players at the table have a minion they must try not to kill as the upgrade is on the aggression player's identity only and "you" is the Aggression player who played the card? — Doc7 · 5