Crisis Response: Defenders with the Addition of Mutants

With the addition of Mutant kind to Marvel: Crisis Protocol, it is necessary to revisit my favorite rosters. Defenders is still my favorite affiliation and the starting roster can be found at the links below:


Also, with the addition of a 14 threat Secure, I need to make sure to have a plan for new lowest threat value. There are many new additions to the pool for Team Tactic cards, but most of those are specific to the new X-Men and Brotherhood of Mutants. I will need to reevaluate the Team Tactic cards chosen to help maximize the addition of mutants to the rosters.

The original Defenders roster included Thor and Hela to make it a dual affiliation roster. With the swapping of the Asgardians for Wolverine and Beast to the Defenders roster, the roster will be Defenders with Beast and Shuri as 3 pointers out of affiliation options. This flexibility allows the list to go heavy beater, damage from a distance, or a balance list of the two.


  • Doctor Strange 5 pts
  • Soul Gem 1 pt
  • Ghost Rider 5 pts
  • Hawkeye 3 pts
  • Daredevil 4 pts
  • Beast 3 pts
  • Wolverine 4 pts
  • Valkyrie 3 pts
  • Wong 2 pts
  • Shuri 3 pts

Beast adds a lot of mobility to the list. His Acrobatic Strike is range 3 and places within range 1 on a wild. This placement is not a may, so if a wild is hit, he must be placed. Animalistic Freestyle, his spender attack, pushes on a wild and an automatic free medium move is fantastic. He generates extra power with each critical failure he rolls, because of Disconcerting, Yet Provocative, which he utilized well with his superpower Stars And Garters. Beast also adds a throw for 2 power, Baser Instincts. Placement with Beast is extremely difficult as he will regularly need Strange’s defensive buff, Hoggoth’s Hoary Wisdom, due to his low energy defence of two.


Wolverine is an amazing beater with action economy due to The Best at What I Do… He can be swapped in for Daredevil anytime that the scenario is more spread out. Wolverine excels at running a flank with Strange in the middle. Similarly to Beast, Wolverine has a 2 defence stat, in mystic, so positioning him within of Strange is imperative against a mystic attacker.


Going to a single affiliation means I have one TT slot open, Odin’s Blessing isn’t viable any longer. Xceptional Healing is a similar TT card, but way too limited as it can only be used on Wolverine, so it is out. No Matter the Cost allows early access Berserker Barrage and with Wolverine’s Healing Factor, the damage he takes can be minimized. It can also be used well by the other damage dealers on the roster.

Team Tactic Cards

  • Follow Me
  • Brace for Impact
  • Medpack
  • All You’ve Got
  • Advanced R&D
  • Deal with the Devil
  • Seven Suns of Cinnibus
  • No Matter the Cost

Secure and Extract

There are not any changes to the Secure and Extracts in the roster. Even with that, I need to be ready for the new 14 point threat.

  • Extraction
    • Skrulls 17
    • Montesi Formula 17
    • Hammers 18
  • Secures
    • Gamma Waves 15
    • Meteors 17
    • Demons 19


  • Doctor Strange 5 pts
  • Soul Gem 1 pt
  • Beast 3 pts
  • Valkyrie 3 pts
  • Wong 2 pts

The newest scenario’s drawback is characters lose a defence die while holding the Senator, darn those politicians. Strange’s superpower, Hoggoth’s Hoary Wisdom, mitigates that drawback to a degree.