S.H.I.E.L.D. Proving Grounds 9
Vital Statistics
Event Type Training
Event Period
Start End
March 27, 2014 April 2, 2014
Event Progression
Previous Event Siege
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S.H.I.E.L.D. Proving Grounds is an individual combat event between Agents. It is an opportunity to prove your strength as an individual agent.


  • Prove your mettle by battling other agents.
  • Move up the S.H.I.E.L.D. ranks for a special bonus in future events!
  • You can now choose between 3 different SSR reward cards to strive for. Once you've made your choice, you cannot change, do choose carefully.
  • After you get a high enough S.H.I.E.L.D. rank, you'll battle against other agents to determine who can reach the pinnacle. Once Agents reach the 15th S.H.I.E.L.D. rank, they'll be grouped against other similarly ranked Agents in a tournament style bracket system. The top three Agents who obtain the highest amount of shards in a given time period advance.
  • This time, if your tournament performance isn't up to S.H.I.E.L.D. standards, you can lose your rank.
  • Winning a battle in Proving Grounds might boost your smackdown gauge. This lasts for 5 minutes. When you fill your gauge, you'll enter smackdown time, boosting the number of ISO-8 shards you get when defeating an opponent by 3 times!
  • Fill the smackdown gauge to store an activation of smackdown time. Just tap the Activate Smackdown Time button when you want to go on a rampage.
  • The new counterbattle feature applies to players who are participating in the tournament. Counterbattles may activate after you defeat an opponent. You'll be attacked by the opponents offensive deck while you use you defensive deck. You'll receive bonus ISO- 8 shards if you deflect your opponents counter.
  • Counterbattles do not expend attack or defense power, do not affect the smackdown gauge, do not affect the consecutive victories, and do not count towards your trophy.

New Features

Training Bosses

  • Training bosses may appear after you win a training battle. You can choose which cards from your deck will fight each boss.

Valiant Cards

  • Valiant cards deal a lot more damage than usual to training bosses. Use them to increase your chances of victory!

Reward Chests for Defeating Bosses

  • Defeat training bosses and you might get reward chests. The rewards inside could even include a UR Proving Grounds reward card.
  • Some bosses may not drop chests.


  • You can use superpowers that you got in Enforcement Training.
  • Superpowers that deal bonus damage to protection walls are only available in Enforcement Training.
  • Whirlwind Assault, Deft Assault, and Wallbuster Attack can't be used in in S.H.I.E.L.D. Proving Grounds.

New Cards Introduced

SSR Reward Options

During this Proving Grounds event, you'll get to choose between 3 different SSR reward cards to try to win. 1 is a new card, and 2 are cards that are no longer available. Once you choose your reward card, you cannot change it, so choose wisely.

Title Positions

Your S.H.I.E.L.D. rank will depend on how many yellow ISO-8 shards you get! This time there are 24 ranks. The S.H.I.E.L.D. rank you get in this event will have bonus effects in future Raid or S.H.I.E.L.D. Enforcement Training events. Achieve the highest S.H.I.E.L.D. rank in this event to benefit your progress in future events!

Title Shards Required Title Reward
1. Cadet Technician 0 No Bonus
2. Technician 10 5% Shard Bonus
3. Technician-Specialist 20 6% Shard Bonus
4. Combat Operations Technician 40 7% Shard Bonus
5. Lead Technician 65 8% Shard Bonus
6. Tactical Operations Technician 85 9% Shard Bonus
7. Field Agent 105 10% Shard Bonus
8. Specialist Agent 130 11% Shard Bonus
9. Field Operations Agent 165 12% Shard Bonus
10. Tactical Agent 185 14% Shard Bonus
11. Elite Field Agent 205 16% Shard Bonus
12. Strike Team Officer 225 18% Shard Bonus
13. Operations Officer 250 20% Shard Bonus
14. Divisional Officer 290 22% Shard Bonus
15. Special Officer 350 24% Shard Bonus
16. Tactical Officer Tournament Rank 26% Shard bonus
17. Assistant Director Tournament Rank 28% Shard Bonus
18. Regional Director Tournament Rank 30% Shard Bonus
19. Operational Director Tournament Rank 40% Shard Bonus
20. Strategic Director Tournament Rank 50% Shard Bonus
21. Agent Commander Tournament Rank 52% Shard Bonus
22. Strike Team Commander Tournament Rank 54% Shard Bonus
23. Tactical Commander Tournament Rank 56% Shard Bonus
24. Field Operations Commander Tournament Rank 58% Shard Bonus

  • Your S.H.I.E.L.D. rank from the last Proving Grounds carries over and the S.H.I.E.L.D. rank you reach in this Proving Grounds will carry over until the next Proving Grounds event.


Play Bonuses

During the event period, play daily and get one battle session power pack. Use the power pack to battle against other agents!

  • Battle session power packs will be devoured by Galactus after Jan. 6th 01:00 am (ET). TBC: Packs may be retained after event finishes
  • You can only get the play bonus daily
  • Go to the My Page screen to get your play bonus.

Victory Rewards

Defeating another agent in Proving Grounds will give you 1 ISO-8 shard for each 10 attack power you use. Attacking with a deckt that has an attack power cost of 100 will give you 10 shards if you are victorious.

You can get promoted to the next S.H.I.E.L.D. rank by reaching a determined threshold of accumulated ISO-8 shards. The more attack power you use for your attack, the more ISO-8 shards you will get, allowing you to reach your promotion faster.

  • If you win with an attack power cost lower than 10, you will not receive any ISO-8 shards.
  • Your attack power will be rounded when determining how many shards you will receive.

For example, attacking with 15, 16, 17, 18, or 19 attack power you will receive two ISO-8 shards. Attacking with 14, 13, 12, or 11 attack power will only net you one ISO-8 shard.

  • Unused ISO-8 shards will not carry over to the next Proving Grounds, so please be careful.

Unstoppable Bonuses

Win Streak Equals Unstoppable Bonus!

  • You can go on a win streak regardless of what S.H.I.E.L.D. rank you are.
  • You get bonuses at the 5, 10, 15, and 20 win streak mark.
  • After you reach a 20 win streak, you will get 2 [Level Up] ISO-8 every additional 10 wins.
  • Win streaks are reset when you lose a battle or when you retreat from training.

Unstoppable Bonuses: 5 Win Streak: 10,000 Silver 10 Win Streak: 25,000 Silver 15 Win Streak: 50,000 Silver 20 Win Streak: [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum

Yellow ISO-8 Shard Processors

Item Amount
[Vengeful] Hiro-Kala
(Featured Card)
1 Level Up ISO-8 Serum
Personal Energy Pack
Personal Energy Pack
Personal Power Pack
Personal Power Pack
Cosmic Canister
30,000 Silver
20,000 Silver
10,000 Silver
5,000 Silver
Rally Points
1000 Rally Points
Rally Points
800 Rally Points
Rally Points
400 Rally Points
Rally Points
200 Rally Points

Item Amount
[Stamford Survivor] Speedball
(Feature Option)
[Asgardian Lightning] Thor
(Feature Option)
[Sighted] Crossfire
(Feature Option)
Ultimate Card Pack Ticket
1 Level Up ISO-8 Serum
Personal Energy Pack
Personal Energy Pack
Personal Power Pack
Personal Power Pack
Cosmic Canister
50,000 Silver
30,000 Silver
20,000 Silver
10,000 Silver
5,000 Silver
Rally Points
2,000 Rally Points
Rally Points
1,000 Rally Points
Rally Points
800 Rally Points
Rally Points
400 Rally Points
Rally Points
200 Rally Points

[Ability Boom] ISO-8
Personal Energy Pack
Personal Energy Pack
1 Level Up ISO-8 Serum
Personal Power Pack
Personal Power Pack
Ultimate Card Pack Ticket
Rally Points
Rally Points

(2,000) (1,000) (800) (400) (200)

Cosmic Canister

(50,000) (30,000) (20,000) (10,000) (5,000)

  • Once you get each featured card from each processor (Rare, S Rare, SS Rare,) you can switch to the normal ISO-8 exchange which has no Proving Grounds reward cards.

Accumulated ISO-8 Shard Rewards

Shards Reward Shards Reward
1 Personal Power Pack x1 4,8007,000 Silver
27,000 Silver 5,100Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
3Personal Power Pack x1 5,600Ultimate Card Pack Ticket x1
57,000 Silver 6,0007,000 Silver
7Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1 6,5007,000 Silver
10Personal Power Pack x1 7,000Personal Power Pack x1
137,000 Silver 7,500Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
177,000 Silver 8,000Choice of SSR card
21Personal Power Pack x1 8,5007,000 Silver
257,000 Silver 9,000Personal Power Pack x1
307,000 Silver 9,500Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
35Personal Power Pack x1 10,000Ultimate Card Pack Ticket x1
40Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1 11,0007,000 Silver
457,000 Silver 12,000Personal Power Pack x1
507,000 Silver 13,0007,000 Silver
55Personal Power Pack x1 14,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
607,000 Silver 15,000Personal Power Pack x1
657,000 Silver 16,000[Fresh Start] She-Hulk
707,000 Silver 17,0007,000 Silver
807,000 Silver 18,000Personal Power Pack x1
90Personal Power Pack x1 19,0007,000 Silver
100[Fighting for Home] Spider-Man 20,0007,000 Silver
1107,000 Silver 21,000Personal Power Pack x1
1207,000 Silver 22,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
1407,000 Silver 23,0007,000 Silver
160Personal Power Pack x1 24,0007,000 Silver
1807,000 Silver 25,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
2007,000 Silver 26,0007,000 Silver
2307,000 Silver 27,000[Fresh Start] She-Hulk
2607,000 Silver 28,0007,000 Silver
290Personal Power Pack x1 29,000Personal Power Pack x1
3307,000 Silver 30,000[Ability Boom] ISO-8
3707,000 Silver 31,0007,000 Silver
4107,000 Silver 32,0007,000 Silver
450[Vengeful] Hiro-Kala 33,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
500Personal Power Pack x1 34,000Personal Power Pack x1
5507,000 Silver 35,000Ultimate Card Pack Ticket x1
6007,000 Silver 36,0007,000 Silver
6507,000 Silver 37,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
700Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1 38,000Personal Power Pack x1
7507,000 Silver 39,0007,000 Silver
8007,000 Silver 40,000[Ability Boom] ISO-8
9007,000 Silver 41,0007,000 Silver
1,000Personal Power Pack x1 42,0007,000 Silver
1,100Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1 43,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
1,200Ultimate Card Pack Ticket x1 44,000Personal Power Pack x1
1,3007,000 Silver 45,000[Ability Boom] ISO-8
1,4007,000 Silver 46,0007,000 Silver
1,500Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1 47,0007,000 Silver
1,6007,000 Silver 48,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
1,7007,000 Silver 49,000Personal Power Pack x1
1,8007,000 Silver 50,000Ultimate Card Pack Ticket
2,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1 51,0007,000 Silver
2,200Personal Power Pack x1 52,0007,000 Silver
2,4007,000 Silver 53,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
2,600[Ability Boom] ISO-8 54,000Personal Power Pack x1
2,8007,000 Silver 55,000[Ability Boom] ISO-8
3,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1 56,0007,000 Silver
3,3007,000 Silver 57,0007,000 Silver
3,6007,000 Silver 58,000Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1
3,900Personal Power Pack x1 59,000Personal Power Pack x1
4,200Level Up ISO-8 Serum x1 60,000[Ability Boom] ISO-8
4,5007,000 Silver

Tourney Point Rewards

Players will get tourney points based on their S.H.I.E.L.D. rank after a pool has ended. Accumulate enough tourney points and get the rewards below.

Pool Tourney Points, ISO-8 Shard Demotion Cut-Off
Title Points Awarded Demotion Cutoff Promotion Cutoff
Strike Team Commander 3 300** Top 5 (Retain Rank)
Agent Commander 2 300 Top 3
Strategic Director 2 250 Top 3
Operational Director 2 200 Top 3
Regional Director 2 130 Top 3
Assistant Director 2 70 Top 3
Tactical Officer 2 50 Top 3
Special Officer 1 30 Top 3
  • *If player retains the Strategic Director rank for all days of the Tournament, they will receive 10 bonus tournament points.
  • **To retain Strategic Director, the player must reach the minimum contribution and be in the top 5 players.
Tourney Point Rewards
Tourney Points Items Rewarded
48 [Ability Boom] ISO-8 x1
47 [Ability Boom] ISO-8 x1
46 [Ability Boom] ISO-8 x1
45 [Ability Boom] ISO-8 x1
44 Ultimate Card Pack Ticket x1
43 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x5
42 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x4
41 [Out of Control] Electro
(U Rare) x1
40 [Ability Boom] ISO-8 x3
39 Ultimate Card Pack Ticket x1
38 1,000 Rally Points
37 10,000 Silver
36 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x3
35 1,000 Rally Points
34 10,000 Silver
33 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x3
32 1,000 Rally Points
31 10,000 Silver
30 Ultimate Card Pack Ticket x1
29 1,000 Rally Points
28 10,000 Silver
27 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x2
26 1,000 Rally Points
25 10,000 Silver
24 Ultimate Card Pack Ticket x1
23 1,000 Rally Points
22 10,000 Silver
21 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x2
20 1,000 Rally Points
19 10,000 Silver
18 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x1
17 1,000 Rally Points
16 10,000 Silver
15 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x1
14 1,000 Rally Points
13 10,000 Silver
12 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x1
11 1,000 Rally Points
10 10,000 Silver
9 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x1
8 1,000 Rally Points
7 10,000 Silver
6 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x1
5 1,000 Rally Points
4 10,000 Silver
3 [Level Up] ISO-8 Serum x1
2 1,000 Rally Points
1 10,000 Silver
  • Tourney point rewards will be sent directly to your Present List after you have accumulated the required number of points.

Reward Chests

[Fresh Start] She-Hulk
Ultimate Card Pack Ticket
[Ability Boom] ISO-8
[Personal Boom Fragment] ISO-8
Personal Energy Pack
Personal Energy Pack
Personal Power Pack
Personal Power Pack
Battle Session Power Pack
5 Level Up ISO-8 Serum
3 Level Up ISO-8 Serum
10 Cosmic Canister
5 Cosmic Canister