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Hello everyone, and welcome to Deck of the Day! I’m Glazer of Snap Judgments: The Official Marvel Snap Zone Podcast, and every weekday I’m going to be highlighting a different deck for you to try out!
Today’s deck is one our own Safetyblade has named Mosh Pit. This deck has two Series 4 cards, and one Series 5. If you want a Series 3-only deck, check yesterday’s Surfer Deck and the day before’s Shuri Red Skull.
Intro + Disclaimers + Giveaway
Sometimes these decks will be Tier 1, the most competitive decks in the metagame. Sometimes they will be fun tier. Often, they will feature Series 4 and 5 cards (which is hopefully less of an issue with the Card Acquisition change), but sometimes they will be Series 3 or even lower.
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Once upon a time, #SafetyisaGenius. Okay, actually, Lockdown decks started to become a part of the Meta with the release of Nebula. Guardians control decks went from a pure meme to something that could get Infinite in the hands of players like Dera – in fact, here’s a video of Dera’s Infinite Lockdown deck:
Later on that month, High Evolutionary was released, and Lockdown became a High Evolutionary deck rather than a cool Guardians one. You should be familiar with that deck, as it’s still a major part of the meta, but if you aren’t, aware, here’s the deck:
This deck entirely killed the previous version, as it disappeared from the meta, being considered inferior. Well, Safety didn’t forget it; instead, he added maybe the strongest card in the game, Kitty Pryde, and the deck took off once more.
How to Play
The deck is built around abusing the power that Kitty Pryde and Angela generate to take one lane. From there, a card like Daredevil is designed to win another lane guaranteeing a Spider-Man or Professor X win. At that point, Kitty combines with Gamora to end the game.
Here are the play lines:
- Turn 1: Kitty Pryde is the goal, the most important card to get down.
- Turn 2: Playing Angela or Kitty on Turn 2 generates the same power. I prioritize Kitty only when I want to play Spider-Ham with her on the same turn. Daredevil is a good play, but if Daredevil or Jeff the Baby Landshark, go Jeff first so that you can move him on three for a potential Miles Morales on 4.
- Turn 3: Ideally, this is Kitty and another 2. Daredevil is ideal here. Jeff the Baby Landshark is a fine play, especially on top of Angela if she was the turn 2 play.
- Turn 4: Polaris and Kitty. If you had the alternate playline of moving a Jeff, Miles is definitely worth playing here, too. You can tempo out Stegron here if you must, but this is rarely when I play him.
- Turn 5: Lock down a location using Spider-Man or Professor X. With Daredevil, this is easy. Otherwise, read your opponent well. If Jeff hasn’t yet moved, you’re relatively safe here.
- Turn 6: If one of the other lanes is empty, Stegron goes there for an auto win. Kitty Pryde and Gamora are crazy power together on that last turn, especially onto Angela. If you moved Jeff into a Professor X on 5, then Miles Morales goes great with Gamora here for 17 total power- 21 on Angela.
Jeff the Baby Landshark is very good here, especially to trigger Miles Morales and get around Professor X. For Miles, you can just replace him with Nightcrawler or Ghost-Spider. Neither is as good, but both are totally fine.
The Series 4 cards in the deck are Stegron and Spider-Ham. Stegron could pretty easily be Juggernaut or Shang Chi. Spider-Ham most likely would be replaced by Nebula, as she plays quite well into lockdown. If you’re missing both, Storm and Juggernaut are a reasonable way to go in combination.
For those of you not Series 3 complete, I don’t think I’d play this deck without Spider-Man, Miles Morales, and Daredevil. Guessing every game on Professor X and Spider-Man seems excessive, so you need Daredevil. Spider-Man provides lockdown redundancy, and Miles is the cheap power you need for the deck to really work.
Do yourself a favor and keep America Chavez in the deck. The consistency she adds is absolutely pivotal to making the deck work.
Conclusion and Video
Lockdown is a really great deck to play into opposing Kitty Pryde Bounce decks, and if those are giving you trouble, I urge you to check this one out!
If you’d like a video discussion of this deck, check my page out. Here’s a vide of this deck being discussed:
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