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Story Mode - Match Challenges Guide & Discussion

Discussion in 'General Strategy' started by ZeoW, Apr 24, 2020.

  1. ZeoW

    ZeoW Active Member

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    It occurred to me that there isn't a central place to discuss about the Match Challenges of Story Mode. There's a few loose threads in this forum for solutions to specific nodes but it's a chore to navigate and search through the forums for them.

    I want to collate all those threads and make this thread as a go-to place for players to ask questions, discuss strategies and find solutions from players that have already completed these tricky challenges.

    Hopefully, this thread could be useful for newer players that have just started or players that have just returned from a hiatus and confused about all these star thingies!

    Before we start, let's just get to the general basics first:

    What Are Match Challenges?

    Match Challenges is a feature that arrived in the 4.1 update. After 100% completing all of a Story Mode Chapter's nodes on a given Difficulty, you'll unlock Match Challenges for that Chapter.

    Match Challenges will provide three extra challenges that can be completed for EVERY Story Mode node, each awarding you with either Canopy Coins or Theonite for your trouble! Tap on the stars below the node to view the Match Challenges!

    There's a total of 5,566,800 Canopy Coins and 4,850 Theonites that you can get upon successful completion of ALL these challenges!

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    The first two match challenges are the same for every node:
    • Win the Fight without getting hit
      • Taking any damage from a THROW counts as getting hit.
      • BLOCKING a hit does NOT count as getting hit.
    • Win the Fight in a short amount of time
    The final Match Challenge which awards Theonite is custom tailored for each Chapter in an Act:

    A Fishbone to Pick
    • BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT/MASTER: Land a 15/20/25/30 HIT COMBO
    Who's the Boss?
    • BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT/MASTER [DOWNTOWN]: Gain 15/20/25/30 BUFFS
    • BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT/MASTER [UNDER THE BRIDGE]: Block no HITS
    Going All In
    • BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT/MASTER [DOWNTOWN]: Keep all Fighters above 75/80/85/90% HEALTH
    • BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT/MASTER [RIVER KING CASINO]: Suffer no damage
    Ascent of a Woman
    • BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT/MASTER: Inflict 15/20/25/30 DEBUFFS
    These challenges are designed to be tricky and encourage players to have a wide range of fighters to clear them. I understand that everyone has different collections, some players may be able to clear these challenges easily with a rare Diamond variant while others may have to resort to use their Bronze/Silver/Gold fighters.

    Please do share whichever CHARACTER/VARIANT you use so that we can compile all of them here! If a certain SPECIAL MOVE/BLOCKBUSTER is required, please do tell. And finally, if anyone has a video showcase on how to clear a challenging node, please do share a link!

    A FISHBONE TO PICK
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    BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT

    To Earn the Third Star (Theonite Reward): Land a 15/20/25 HIT COMBO
    • All nodes: Use a Robo-fortune with [CATASTROPHE CANNON ALPHA]. Let your Robo-fortune get hit to build meter for the BLOCKBUSTER. Once it's ready, fire it away to land an easy 30-HIT COMBO. Tip: use a minimal invested Bronze/Silver Robo-fortune to land the required COMBO HITCOUNT before the opponent dies.
    MASTER

    To Earn the Third Star (Theonite Reward): Land a 30 HIT COMBO
    • Majority of nodes (8/9 nodes): Exactly the same as above. Use different Robo-fortunes to satisfy the ELEMENTAL requirements.
    • Ms. Fortune only node: [NEED VIDEO TO HELP NEW PLAYERS]

    WHO'S THE BOSS?
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    DOWNTOWN
    BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT

    To Earn the Third Star (Theonite Reward): Gain 15/20/25 BUFFS
    • BigBand/Bronze only node: Use BEAT BOX equipped with FIVE of his TAUNT [BAGPIPE BLUES]. A single use of his TAUNT will grant 1 stack of ARMOR and 1 stack of ENRAGE from his Signature Ability. Spam them until you reach the required number of BUFFS. Evolve your BEAT BOX to complete the Silver/Gold only nodes.
    • RERUN/SKETCHY/BASSLINE/ICY HOT are BRONZE fighters that grant BUFFS on tag-in. Bring them to gain BUFFS easily by continually switching fighters.
    • PERSONA ASSISTANT and SURGEON GENERAL are GOLD fighters that will grant two BUFFS every 30 seconds. Bring them if you can.
    • Equip TAUNTS that can grant stackable BUFFS.
    You already DIAMOND your BEAT BOX!? Okay, here's some other options:

    BRONZE only node
    • JUST KITTEN can easily get BUFFS from her Signature Ability when she is HIT. You can also equip her with TAUNT [NYAAAWN] to gain stacks of PRECISION. As long as you can keep her alive long enough, reaching the required number of BUFFS should be easy.
    SILVER only node
    • SHADOW OPS can get THORNS by spawning a single TEAR and staying close to it for some time. Simply equip her with [NAPALM TOSS] to spawn a TEAR and wait for a while to get FIVE stacks of THORNS. Move away to remove the THORNS (or wait until the TEAR disappears). Repeat until you reach the required number of BUFFS.
    GOLD only node
    • Use PRINCESS PRIDE equipped with [NAPALM SHOWER], [BAILLEMENT], [NAPALM TOSS], and [EGRET CALL]. Her Signature Ability gives a REGEN for every TEAR. Allow yourself to get hit to build METER for NAPALM SHOWER.
    • Use PRIMED with exact same setup as PRINCESS PRIDE. Instead of REGEN, she gains ENRAGE instead.
    • Use RAINBOW BLIGHT and keep blocking to TRANSMUTE to a different ELEMENT and gain their corresponding BUFFS. Use BURST to keep the AI at a distance.
    • Use BLUE SCREEN and keep blocking to gain stacks of ARMOR every 5 seconds from her Signature Ability. Allow yourself to get knocked down to remove the ARMOR. Equip her with TAUNT [REALLY TALKS!] to gain stacks of BARRIER.
    • Use THAT'S ALL FOLKS! and allow yourself to get hit to gain stacks of PRECISION and EVASION from her Signature Ability.
    MASTER

    How to Gain 30 BUFFS and the Fighters You Want:
    • BEAT BOX: see above for setup. To complete nodes with BIG BAND requirement, FIRE requirement, and SILVER requirement. Tip: the AI and STUN from the modifier can make it difficult to use TAUNT. Equip an OUTTAKE to handle the AI from aggressively closing in and regularly switch fighters to avoid the STUN.
    • SHADOW OPS: see above for setup. To complete nodes with DARK requirement and GOLD requirement.
    • THAT'S ALL FOLKS!: see above. To complete nodes with LIGHT requirement.
    • JUST KITTEN/FELINE LUCKY: see above for JUST KITTEN. FELINE LUCKY gains 3 stacks of PRECISION every 7 seconds from her Signature Ability. To complete nodes with MS. FORTUNE requirement and SILVER requirement.
    Still [NEED HELP]:
    • A silver Valentine, Peacock, Double/Squiggly
    • An Eliza fighter
    • A gold Air fighter
    UNDER THE BRIDGE
    BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT/MASTER

    To Earn the Third Star (Theonite Reward): Block no HITS
    • Completing the Match Challenges for this area is a matter of gameplay. Use your heavily invested fighter to one-shot the opponent to easily clear the challenges. Characters such as CEREBELLA and PAINWHEEL that has a naturally high ATTACK stat can easily finish the opponent after a grab or a combo. A few retries may be needed depending on the AI aggressiveness. (I don't recall any node to be particularly challenging or requiring a very specific fighter, if anyone has trouble with a node please do say so!)

    GOING ALL IN
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    DOWNTOWN
    BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT


    To Earn the Third Star (Theonite Reward): Keep all Fighters above 75/80/85% HEALTH
    • Completing the Match Challenges for this area is a matter of gameplay. Regularly BLOCK to minimize damage and use your highly invested fighters to minimize damage taken from BLOCKING.
    MASTER

    To Earn the Third Star (Theonite Reward): Keep all Fighters above 90% HEALTH
    • The MASTER mode has an additional difficulty due to the modifier that can inflict BLEED every 3 seconds. This is only removed when landing a HIT. While heavily invested fighter can one-shot the opponent easily before the BLEED procs, additional restrictions requiring the use of Silver/Gold fighters makes certain nodes more difficult to clear.
    Some tips:
    • Use fighters that can land strings of multiple hits such as SQUIGGLY and ELIZA to minimize BLEED.
    • If you can use multiple fighters, switch them regularly to keep your health above 90%.
    • Equip IMMUNITY TAUNT (available for SQUIGGLY, PEACOCK, and PARASOUL) or tag-in with a SKETCHY at the bench to avoid BLEED.
    • Use fighters that converts BLEED to REGEN such as BLOODBATH or VALENTINE with the ICU marquee unlocked.
    • Silver only node (with ASSASSIN'S GREED): Use GRAVEYARD SHIFT with ICU marquee unlocked to counter BLEED, equipped with multiple [VIAL HAZARDS]. Her Signature Ability applies CURSE which prevents REGEN. Chain your attacks with L5->VH->L5 repeatedly to allow a string of long combos.
    RIVER KING CASINO
    BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT


    To Earn the Third Star (Theonite Reward): Suffer no damage
    • Completing the Match Challenges for this area is a matter of gameplay. It's important to note that you can still suffer damage from BLOCKING due to chip damage (unless you have 100% BLOCK PROFICIENCY). To easily complete these challenges, use heavily invested fighters to one-shot the opponent or use characters that can immediately grab the opponent during the start of the match such as CEREBELLA equipped with [MERRY GORILLA].
    • Facing DREADLOCKS: Due to DREADLOCKS damage reflect, it may seem impossible to defeat her while suffering no damage! The key is to use BARRIER as damage taken while BARRIER is up does not count. ROCK STAR is a highly recommended fighter to use as she can grant BARRIER during a tag-in.
    MASTER

    To Earn the Third Star (Theonite Reward): Suffer no damage
    • The MASTER mode has an additional difficulty due to the modifier that grants the opponent UNBLOCKABLE DASH ATTACKS and UNBLOCKABLE BLOCKBUSTERS. Aside from that, some nodes have an additional modifier that grants a permanent REGEN for every 15% health lost. Inflicting BLEED or HEAL BLOCK can slow or completely stop the REGEN for a certain period of time. Use this to your advantage to defeat the opponent before they regain health back. Characters that have a naturally high ATTACK stat such as PAINWHEEL are recommended.

    ASCENT OF A WOMAN
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    BASIC/ADVANCED/EXPERT

    To Earn the Third Star (Theonite Reward): Inflict 15/20/25 DEBUFFS
    • Bronze only node: Use FRAYED ENDS or TWISTED METTLE and allow yourself to get hit. Both fighters have Signature Abilities that can inflict BLEED upon getting hit.
    • Silver only node: Use WILDCARD equipped with FIVE SPECIAL MOVES (any). A single use of a SPECIAL MOVE will inflict a random DEBUFF from her Signature Ability. Spam them until you reach the required number of DEBUFFS. Use her to complete nodes that restricts the use of Golds/Diamonds.
    Other notable fighters that can inflict debuffs with relative ease:
    • RAINBOW BLIGHT: Keep blocking to transmute to a different ELEMENT and inflict a corresponding DEBUFF. Use BURST to provide distance to the AI.
    • LOVE CRAFTED: Move back and forth to inflict two debuffs easily. Use BURST to provide distance to the AI.
    • IVY LEAGUE: Use [NAPALM TOSS] and [NAPALM SHOWER] to spawn TEARS that will inflict a stack of SLOW.
    • Any ROBO-FORTUNE with DDOS Marquee: Move close to the opponent and simply wait to inflict POWER SURGE after a certain amount of time has passed. Equip moves that can inflict DEBUFFS on-hit such as [THEONITE BEAM], [ASSAULT BATTERY], and [CATASTROPHE CANNON ALPHA]. The latter two BLOCKBUSTERS are multi-hits, possibly allowing you to inflict 5 stacks of DEBUFFS in one use.
    MASTER

    The MASTER mode in this Act is definitely the hardest to clear due to the AEGIS modifier which reduces all damage to 1% per hit which means you'll have to either hit the enemy 100 times or BLEED them to death. All previous strategy to one-shot the enemy is no longer an option. This makes the Match Challenge to deal 30 DEBUFFS very challenging.

    How to Inflict 30 DEBUFFS and the Fighters You Want:
    • RAINBOW BLIGHT: see above. To complete nodes with DOUBLE requirement and GOLD requirement.
    • WILDCARD: see above. To complete nodes with PEACOCK requirement, FIRE requirement, SILVER requirement, GOLD requirement.
    • WRESTLER X: [for triple Beowulf node; very difficult, video would be appreciated]
    • IVY LEAGUE: see above. To complete nodes with AIR requirement, SILVER requirement, GOLD requirement.
    • TOMB & GLOOM: Everytime a BLOCKBUSTER is used, her Signature Ability will inflict one out of five random DEBUFFS. Equip her with BLOCKBUSTERS that has a chance to inflict DEBUFFS such as [SEKHMET'S BITE] and [SEKHMET'S TURN]. It does require a bit of RNG and a few tries may be required to successfully clear this challenge, but it is possible! To complete nodes with ELIZA requirement, DARK requirement, SILVER requirement, GOLD requirement.
    • PRIVATE DICK: Solely used for the BIG BAND only node. Equip him with [NOISE CANCEL] and a few BURSTS to inflict STUN and ARMOR BREAK respectively. Other moves that has a chance to inflict STUN such as [SUPER-SONIC JAZZ] and [CYMBAL CLASH] can also be used to whittle down the enemy before the time runs out while also inflicting DEBUFFS along the way. While this strategy works with any other BIG BAND, PRIVATE DICK does the job much better from his Signature Ability that grants him on-hit STUN and natural resistance from BLEED inflicted by the two PAINWHEELS.
    • Any ROBO-FORTUNE with DDOS Marquee: see above.
    • RUSTY/TWISTED METTLE: Equip moves that can inflict DEBUFFS such as [CRUEL LILY], [DEATH CRAWL], and BURST. Strategy works with any other PAINWHEELS but these two are preferred because of their on-hit BLEED that only lasts for 3 seconds. Short duration time means you can swiftly re-infect the enemy to easily hit 30 DEBUFF.
    Still [NEED HELP]:
    • A Dark Valentine/Peacock fighter
    • A Peacock fighter
     
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  2. ZeoW

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    [Reserved] Just in case.
     
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    Bump cause I've written down everything I can think of and need help on some things (either I haven't done them or I forgot how I cleared them):

    1. A video to show how Ms. Fortune can get up to 30-hit combo. I did this but I forgot how. Will make one when I have time, just wondering if anyone has already done so.
    2. Bronze fighters that can gain a lot of buffs easily. I think I've seen Just Kitten being mentioned but needs confirmation on whether it's a viable strategy, or whether there's another fighter that can do it easily.
    3. Same as above but with Silver fighters instead. Heard Resonant Evil being mentioned, maybe there's a better fighter?
    4. Fighters that can gain 30 BUFFS that is NOT BEATBOX.
    5. That Silver only node with AssG. I haven't done this one. Can't think of an easy way to keep health above 90% since you can't use BB (due to AssG's skill) and there's BLEED to worry about. If it's a gameplay problem, a video can be useful!
    6. Bronze fighters that can inflict debuff easily.
    7. Ascent of a Woman with MASTER difficulty. Self-explanatory. Need Help. (Also, I personally haven't tried using WILDCARD so not sure whether it's a viable strategy but theoretically it should work?)

    Extra: if anyone has the time to count the number of canopy coins and theonite you could get by clearing all of these challenges, that would be helpful xD or maybe a dev could answer this? I wanna mention this so players know how much they're missing out if left alone, may motivate them to do these challenges.

    Phew, that was a lot of stuff.
     
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    let me just hide these side note

    1. just spam hit with her head. 30combo super easy. if you want vid. go to official twitter, they have a ms fortune combo competition. plenty of examples.

    2. just kitten get buff super easy if you can keep her alive. dont max her ability tree, just unlock enough so she get precision and evasion. shorter timer more buffs

    3. resonant evil is not very good at proc debuff. for silver i used ivy league, 1 slow per tear. she is the best!!!

    4. here's a list that gets reliable buff. some diamond are based from when i fight them. reliable buff means getting buff without hitting the enemy
    easy to get: any double with 5 taunt (random buff), any taunt with a buff that stacks. cerebella, filla, bigband, val, eliza, parasoul. shadow ops thorn stack just go back and forth. (recommend shadow ops but not other thorns because thorns kills but SO can get rid of thorns easier)
    get from pf: bluescreen, primed(enerage per tear)
    harder to get: princess pride 1 regan per tear. thats all folks. heavyhanded, heavy metal, djinn frizzz, xbot, megasonic,
    honorable mention: nyanotech needs to be debuffed. rock star need teammates. rerun/sketchy/bassline/icy hot tag in can kill.
    not recommend but they can finish the job: rainbow, unless you're fighting master rainbow's damage is too high. tres chic takes too long.

    5. which node? found it. i dont remember what i did. maybe i used my silver nyantech? but shes gold now. cant test that anymore.

    6. bronze bigband spamming noise cancel lol. merqueed robo. but seriously twisted mettle and frayed ends are best.

    7. too lazy for evey node. but wildcard is great for debuff. the best. second best is ivy league. had to mention ivy again that's how good she is.
     
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    -64107eb5d8a68b43.png good amount of theo but is my math wrong not that many coins
     
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    Wow! Thank you so much @tiffany butterfly!!

    I've updated the guide, I think that should cover most content for Match Challenges. The only ones left are:

    1. The video (I'll look it up on SGM twitter, thank you!)
    2. Silver only node with AssG (Going All In - Master difficulty): good shout-out with Nyanotech. I'll try it out at some point when I have spare coins to invest. If anyone has done the challenge in this node, do share!
    3. A good chunk of Who's The Boss - Master difficulty: ways to get 30 BUFFS easily with certain fighters
    4. Most of Ascent of a Woman - Master difficulty: ways to get 30 DEBUFFS easily with certain fighters
     
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    Easily done with ICU Graveyard Shift (luckily I did not evolve mine) equipped with multiple Vial Hazards. Looks like the best option there:
    • ICU counters Bleed modifier;
    • SA applies Curse on opponent to prevent them from getting Regen;
    • L5->VH->L5 chains allow long combos, VH is not affected by Meter Reset modifier;
    • VHs provide a chance of Stun and Meter Reduction;
    • Dark Element has bonus damage against AG;
    • GS is easily obtained from Val PF, investing in her is OK since you can use her as a support later in game;
     
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    I think the easiest 30 hit Ms Fortune combo is the one I used - ground combo -> launcher -> air combo -> hit paws -> cat scratch fever. It works in the corner for sure, I think it only works on certain characters in the middle of the screen.

    The Beowulf node in Ascent of Woman Master is rather straightforward. All you need is Wrestler X and moves with high accuracy. I used Pummel, Trepak, Wulf Shoot and a taunt. Then you just have to pray for bleeds and try a bunch of times.

    I have no idea how to do 30 debuffs on Big Band only node. PD with stuns maybe?
     
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    That sounds like a very viable strategy, thank you! Time to invest in a GS.

    Yeah, I've heard that it should be doable but keeping up with the time limit is the most difficult part of the challenge as every move you make will count! I was hoping there's a vid somewhere, I've watched it once but that was before the AI update so it might be different now.

    This is going to be a chore but it might indeed be the only way. I can't recall any Big Bands that can inflict a debuff aside from STUN (Resonant Evil is the other one). Noise Cancel may be helpful.
     
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    I managed to solve it. I used Private Dick (to resist the BLEED) and equip him with Noise Cancel and two Bursts (inflict Armor Break). Took a few tries but it's definitely possible. Private Dick's SA to STUN on-hit also helps a ton.

    Updated Tomb & Gloom for DEBUFFS too. She does it quite well, although a bit of RNG is required.
     
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    Wow, good to know! I'll work on my PD to attempt this node. I've been trying to record a video of the Beo node, but haven't been successful yet.
     
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    I only managed to do it at 87% health due to not having special cooldown, but Pea Shooter equipped with all forms of SMs and a taunt is very viable and my usual go to advice to clear this node.
     
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    Forget what I said. Tried again and managed to do it with 90% health.
     
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    Awesome! Good to have another confirmation that it works, since I haven't done it yet xD
     
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