In this article, we will discuss the current meta decks in Marvel Snap. These are the best decks currently and we have divided them into 4 categories in our Tier list of meta decks. Note that even the “worst” category doesn’t mean that deck is not meta – even in terms of best decks, there are some that perform better than others. Also note that although these are the best decks in Marvel Snap, you still need to learn how to play them and how to counter your opponent’s play in order to win. Without further ado, check out the best meta decks in Marvel Snap.
S Tier – Current Meta Decks in Marvel Snap
Loki by Night
Deck Type: Tempo
Key Cards: Falcon, The Collector, Beast, Werewolf by Night, Loki
Support Cards: Snowguard, Maria Hill, Gorge, Nico Minoru, Jeff, Rogue
Loki is still the best – that’s just a fact. This deck is powerful for several reasons – it’s extremely difficult to counter and it’s highly volatile and flexible. The synergies between cards are just perfect and more often than not, you will be able to grab some cubes with it.
Snowguard offers a lot of flexibility in terms of location control. Nico Minoru is overall a great card that can turn the tide of the match in your favor. The Collector is your main Power source as well as Werewolf by Night. Loki is a perfect counter card as it buffs your collector, activates Werewolf’s ability, and gives you cards that your opponent has thus countering his playstyle. Overall, if you have Loki and Warewolf you should try Loki by Night deck as it’s one of the best decks out there.
Classic Death & Knull
Deck Type: Destroy
Key Cards: X-23, Wolverine, Bucky Barnes, Carnage, Deathlok, Venom, Killmonger, Knull, Death
Support Cards: Nova, Deadpool, Sabretooth
Now, I know what you think – what’s so special about this deck, I’ve seen this many times. Well, there is a good reason for that – ever since X-23 made her appearance, destroy decks have been in the game meta. Although this deck can be countered, more often than not, the Death & Knull deck will bring you cubes. This is the reason why it’s one of the best Marvel Snap decks out there – it’s simple to use, the synergy between cards is understandable, and the overall power output that this deck yields is considerable.
We won’t get too much into tactics now as you can find in detail in our Marvel Snap destroy deck guide – in short, win conditions for this are simple – don’t get countered. If you can pull the X-23 – Wolverine – Carnage – Bucky Barnes- Deathlock – X-23 – Venom combo you will be able to successfully slam Death and Knull on Turn 6, probably winning two locations. There are other variations of this deck (usually with Shang-Chi and/or Arnim Zola) but the basic premise remains the same. If you haven’t tried it, be sure to do so as this is one of the meta decks in Marvel Snap right now, especially because a lot of players are playing junk decks and this is a perfect counter for it.
Deck Type: Control
Key Cards: Nebula, Jeff!, Storm, Ms. Marvel, Iron Lad, Professor X, Alioth
Support Cards: Nightcrawler, Medusa, Legion, Doctor Doom, America Chavez
One of the most popular decks in Marvel Snap during the last few months was this one – Professor Alioth deck. It’s a bit tricky to understand how it works and all of the synergies but once you do, it works just wonderfully. We know what you are going to say – control decks and Alioth are really dirty and to be honest, you are right. This deck does feel like that sometimes but if you are looking to climb the ranked ladder and reach Infinite, sometimes you have to play dirty to do so.
To sum up how it works: Nebula goes on the right location. Medusa is there for priority because you need priority in this deck a lot. Storm destroys the location where Nebula is or Professor X locks it. The other location, usually the middle one, gets Alioth on Turn 6. The other option is Doctor Doom (if you destroyed one location) and Ms. Marvel if you want to spread. Legion is a niche card and can be replaced but it does work well because you can tip the scales with it’s unique ability.
A Tier – Great for Climbing to Infinite Rank
Deck Type: Discard
Key Cards: Blade, Colleen Wing, Morbious, Swarm, Lady Sif, Dracula, M.O.D.O.K., America Chavez, Apocalypse
Support Cards: X-23, Wolverine, Daken
Simple, classy, and reliable – that’s how we would describe this deck. You won’t be getting 50 power on a location – but you will have stable 20-30 power on two locations in most games. That fact is what makes this deck so reliable especially because it’s not so easy to counter it. This discard deck is what all beginners should try as soon as they get enough cards.
Speaking of cards, Daken and X-23 are not mandatory for this deck. The other option is to go with Storm and Sunspot. Your key card here is Drakula and Morbius. They should never be in the same location as you will lack power on the other one. So, Dracula goes on location, Morbius on another. Try to discard Swarm if you can before you play M.O.D.O.K. on Turn 5. Also, NEVER leave Swarm in hand on turn 6 and play M.O.D.O.K. while Dracula is on the field. In case you don’t get Apocalypse, the alternative is to skip turn on Turn 6 (and get +6 on Sunspot in the process) and leave Dracula to discard America Chavez. Most often it’s going to be either that or simple Turn 5 M.O.D.O.K. discard + America Chavez on Turn 6 while Dracula discards Apocalypse.
Ms. Marvel Darkhawk
Deck Type: Ongoing, Reactive
Key Cards: Zabu, Ms. Marvel, Rock Slide, Korg, Darkhawk, Iron Lad, Onslaught
Support Cards: Nebula, Black Widow, Cosmo, Mister Fantastic
Ms. Marvel Darkhawk deck is good for two reasons – it’s ongoing but at the same time it’s also reactive and very, very disruptive. Korg, Rock Slide, Ironlad, Cosmo, and especially Black Widow are there to ruin your opponent’s gameplay. Ms.Marvel and Darkhawk will secure the victory, preferably with Onslaugh’s buff.
Open up with Korg/Nebula and follow with Black Widow or Zabu. Rock Slide is your next card (unless you can go with Ms. Marvel right away) and Darkhawk as soon as you can. Iron Lad is great because there are plenty of useful effects that he can take from your other cards. Super Skrull is a bit niche card here as sometimes you won’t face many ongoing decks so you can replace it with another counter card – you can always put Shang Chi instead of him or even Ironman. Good luck!
B Tier – Simple and Effective Meta Decks in Marvel Snap
Deck Type: Ongoing
Key Cards: Ant-Man, Armor, Colossus, Captain America, Mister Fantastic, The Punisher, Namor, Iron man, Klaw, Spectrum
Support Cards: Nightcrawler, Medusa
There is a good reason why Ongoing Spectrum is in our list of best, meta decks in Marvel Snap. Actually, there are two reasons – it’s effective and it’s super cheap. Now, what we mean by “cheap” is the fact that his deck is basically one of the beginner decks in Marvel Snap. You will be able to assemble it after just a few days of gameplay but it is still pretty effective. Sure, it can’t compete with other decks on our list but it doesn’t need to – due to how matchmaking works, this deck is really good for low collection level players.
The strategy is really simple – everything is in synergy with Spectrum and has Ongoing abilities (except for Medusa and Nightcrawler but you need them for priority). Just be sure to play Namor alone on one location, and fill in the rest with other cards. You can also replace Klaw with Onslaught as you don’t have that many high-cost cards in this deck. Simple but effective.
Deck Type: Tempo
Key Cards: Sunspot, Cyclops, Magik, Cosmo, High Evolutionary, The Infinaut, She-Hulk, Hulk
Support Cards: Misty Knight, Jeff, Armor, Shocker
She-Naut is another meta deck in Marvel Snap. The way it works is pretty simple – you prolong the match with Magik, keep the opponent in check with Cyclops and Cosmo, and in the final turn slam The Infinaut and She-Hulk. You have Hulk in the deck as well since you can buff him up and use him instead of The Infinaut. It is not a spread deck – you will be getting a lot of power but only on two locations so strategy and planning is the key here.
Cosmo is actually essential in this deck because you want him on one lane and Armor on another to prevent the opponent from using Shang-Chi. Jeff is optional here, you can also go with any other High Evolutionary card or use a counter. Misty Knight and Sunspot combo is great in the beginning and it will allow you to have priority early on. She-Naut deck is simply put, great overall – it doesn’t have any real weaknesses if played well, except the fact that it is predictable.
Deck Type: Tempo
Key Cards: Zero, Sauron, Shuri, Typhoid Mary, Red Skull, TaskMaster, Vision
Support Cards: Ebony Maw, Armor, Lizard, Luke Cage, Enchantress
Classic Shuri is, well, a classic. This deck is so simple yet so effective that many players don’t play it just because it’s a bit boring. You basically just use Shuri+ Typhoid Mary + Taskmaster or an alternative Shuri-Red Skull-Taskmaster in order to gain around 30 power on two locations while protecting them with Armor. Sure, the opponent can counter you in many ways, but hey, you can always retreat.
There’s no grand strategy to discuss here as this deck is probably the most straightforward of all our meta decks in Marvel Snap. You should be aware that as soon as you pop up Shuri, your opponent will know what is coming. This can result in relatively poor cube rate gain as the opponents will often retreat upon seeing you getting an enormous power boost on Turn 5 and knowing that Taskmaster is probably coming on Turn 6.
C Tier – Niche Usage But Still Meta Decks
Deck Type: Tempo
Key Cards: Silk, Medusa, Luke Cage, Lizard, Polaris, Cerebro, Spider-Man, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Doctor Doom
Support Cards: Alioth, Enchantress, Wave
This can work, we swear that this can work pretty well! Sure, this build is a bit edgy – you are highly dependent on Cerebro but hey, that’s why almighty Alioth is there as well. If you don’t have Alioth you can use any other 5 Power card or even go with Mystique in order to double the effect that Cerebro gives.
Play wave as soon as possible. You need those Doom Bots so that you can play Alioth like a chad you are on Turn 6. Just kidding, but really, you need Doctor Doom on turn 4 so if it’s possible, go for it. Since you have Alioth in this meta deck you also need priority on Turn 6 – that’s why playing Lizard, Medusa, and other cards is also important. Don’t worry if you spread too much, that’s the whole point – more often then not, your opponent won’t know what you are doing before it’s too late. Good luck!
Deck Type: Toxic, Control
Key Cards: The Hood, Black Widow, Viper, Green Goblin, Debrii, Sentry, Annihilus, Professor X
Support Cards: Luke Cage, Daredevil, America Chavez, Alioth
Annihilus decks are the newest addition to meta decks in Marvel Snap. On paper, this is probably the strongest deck out there as it has everything – it has a relatively high power output, it is highly disruptive as you completely destroy opponent’s gameplay by throwing junk on their side and it even has location control mechanics with Professor X.
The only real problem Annihilus deck has is its high predictability and the fact that it’s easily counterable with simple cards such as Cosmo. We have even seen decks with Invisible Woman and Annihilus in order to avoid this issue but they don’t really work well. Strategy is of the utmost importance here – don’t just rely on Annihilus throwing Void as your opponent will probably counter that move – plan what you need to do if that happens.
Deck Type: Tempo
Key Cards: Wolfsbane, Ironheart, Wong, White Tiger, Odin
Support Cards: Ebony Maw, Korg, Iceman, Nightcrawler, Scorpion, Angela, America Chavez
Wong Decks have been in and out of meta for quite some time. This deck is probably the one that you should go for if you are climbing the ranked ladder. It will work fine (most of the time) but the problem is that experienced players do know how to counter it or at least when to retreat if they are unable to do so.
Another issue with this deck is the fact that you really need Wong in order to win the game. If the opponent plays Enchantress you probably will lose. If Cosmo lands in front of Wong you will probably lose. If you face any kind of control deck, you will probably lose. Knowing these things is actually what makes this deck good – you simply retreat if you get countered and take the cubes if you don’t. Simple, right?
Deck Type: Discard
Key Cards: Lockjaw, Jubilee, The Infinaut, Magneto, Hela, America Chavez, Giganto
Support Cards: Colleen Wing, Swarm, Gambit, Moon Knight, Dracula
Hella Lockjaw is actually a fun variation of Dracula and Morbius deck. Now that fun can actually give you cubes – but in this meta deck, there are cards that sometimes don’t work in your favor. The trick is to discard enough high-cost cards without discarding Hela before the final turn. You can add Magik here as well if you want to prolong the match.
There is also a variation of this deck with Invisible Woman that’s better on paper but in reality, it gets countered a lot so that’s why we put this one in our list. Don’t be afraid to use Gambit and Moon Knight – sure, it’s risky but you can always retreat. Furthermore, even if Hela does get discarded, you can still win the match since you have several high-power cards.
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