Deck of the Day – Safety’s Kitty Surfer

Kitty Pryde and Silver Surfer - the chocolate and peanut butter of Marvel Snap.

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!

SafetyBlade made this deck yesterday. He thinks it’s busted, and won 77% of his games with it. I made a video on it, so our friend from yesterday’s article, Fazzer, played it. He thinks it’s the most powerful deck in the game. It’s not easy to play, but it’s so very strong.

This deck is absolutely crazy expensive… Except the only Series 4 or higher card this deck needs to function is Hit Monkey. That’s non-negotiable though. The other expensive cards, Jeff the Baby Land Shark and Jean Grey, are great in the deck, but there are plenty of other options.

Introduction + Disclaimers

I don’t know everything, but I know that this deck is absolutely sick.

Sometimes the decks featured in this article 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.

Additionally, these decks can come from anywhere – they could be homebrews, a really cool idea from your favorite content creator, a tried and true meta deck, and sometimes, well, we won’t really know where the deck came from. We endeavor, however, to credit original deck creators whenever possible, so if we miss one, please do let us know! Want to submit a deck for consideration? Email me [email protected].

The Deck

Safety’s Ending it Right Here
Created by PulseGlazer
, updated 2 months ago
2x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
6x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
4x Series 5 Ultra Rare – Collection Level 486+ (Pool 5)

Deck History


  • The History of Surfer decks is here.
  • The History of Bounce decks is here.

How to Play

Kitty Pryde and bounce decks are huge numbers decks at their core. They can run a tech card or two, but Kitty Pryde, Angela, Bishop, Mysterio, and Hit Monkey are just huge numbers cards enabled further by Bast and Beast.

Silver Surfer decks previously were huge numbers decks, but the nerf to Surfer (3-0 with a +3 to 3-2 with a +2) meant it could no longer reliably go over the top of other contenders.

Conveniently, though, two of the better cards in Bounce cost 3 and thus can benefit from a Silver Surfer gameplan. Of course, that’s fairly expensive, so you’ll need a card behind Beast to enable the cards to be played cheaply. Luckily, Sera goes great with both Kitty Pryde and Surfer.

Add in the control of the new card Jean Grey (usually played on Turn 3 or 4), the flexibility of Jeff, and the multiple combos that Brood provides, and this deck goes tall in an awful lot of ways without immediately folding to Killmonger like so many Kitty decks.

There is a weakness here to Wave, but regular Bounce has mostly chased Wave from the meta. One bad matchup is hardly enough to not play this deck, especially given the sheer numbers it puts out.

The 12th card spot is likely one of these three cards: Brood, Nakia, or Wolfsbane. Each has pros and cons. Wolfsbane is best with bounce and great with Bast but is an awkward early play. Nakia is an amazing early play, but any time after turn 4, she’s a tough ask, and she’s actively anti-synergy if you Bast after her. Finally, Brood takes up a lot of board space, but is by far the best with Surfer, and is at least good with Bast. Pick your poison.

Here are the play lines:

  • Turn 1: Kitty Pryde all day every day. I’m fine playing Bast here if no Kitty with a reasonably good hand, but I prefer to wait until turn 2 or 4. Beast is in the deck and sometimes the play on 4, but I’d often rather Beast on 5.
  • Turn 2: The goal is Kitty and Bast, but if you’re lacking Kitty, Angela makes sense here. If all else fails, Jeff. Never Mysterio.
  • Turn 3: If everything went perfectly, this is Angela and Kitty. If you expect a Storm, this is a great time to either Jean Grey elsewhere or, better, drop Bishop into that Storm lane. In general, Bishop is the priority here after the Angela and Kitty play.
  • Turn 4: You’re going to have to read the board. It’s usually Bishop or Jean Grey here depending on if you need points or control. If you read, for example, a Shuri deck, then suddenly Jean is way better. If you’re playing against Bounce? You want Bishop. If you played Jean on turn 3 and have a good idea of what the opponent has, Brood is good here to fill that lane and give you freedom (note to self, there’s a Spider-Man version that does that). Occasionally, if, for example, you had to drop an early Hit-Monkey, or you can make a 0-cost Kitty, Beast is good here.
  • Turn 5: Sera or Beast – you want a huge explosive last turn so make that happen with these cards.
  • Turn 6: Let’s pretend we played Beast on 4 and Sera on 5. Last turn we have 6 energy. We can play Mysterio for 1, Hit-Monkey for 1, Silver Surfer for 2, Brood for 2, and Kitty Pryde for 0. That’s 12 power on Hit-Monkey, 12 more for Brood, 4 for Mysterio, whatever Kitty is at, let’s safely say 6, and 2 for Surfer. That’s a 34 power last turn and that’s before you consider that Surfer likely buffed at least two other 3s and that’s power for Bishop and Angela, too. Wow. Don’t even bother to think about what happens if you had played Bast. And if you’re missing one piece? Okay. A final turn of 22 or 24 power is still stellar.

Card Substitutions

Jeff the Baby Land Shark is probably most easily replaced by Medusa, but he could also be Wolfsbane or Nakia. Jean Grey would definitely be Wolfsbane or Nakia.

Even more than regular bounce, this deck needs Nakia.

Other Decks

If you want to try other decks with the new season pass card, check out these great videos right on my YouTube!

Conclusion + Video

I love this deck. I think it’s extremely worth playing.

If you’d like a video discussion of this deck, check my page out. You can also watch the video here:

Enjoy our content? You can Support Marvel Snap Zone and your favorite content creators by subscribing to our Premium community! Get the most of your Marvel Snap experience with the following perks for paid membership:

  • No ads: Browse the entire website ad-free, both display and video.
  • Exclusive Content: Get instant access to all our Premium articles!
  • Meta Reports: Exclusive daily meta reports, such as the Top 10 Decks of the Day, Top 30 Cards, and Top Card Pairs tailored for you!
  • Team Coaching: Join our free weekly team coaching call sessions on the Discord server. Claim your Premium role and gain access to exclusive channels where you can learn and discuss in real time!
  • Premium Dashboard: Get full instant access to the member-only dashboard, the all-in-one page for all your benefits.
  • Support: All your contributions get directly reinvested into the website to increase your viewing experience! You get also get a Premium badge and border on your profile.
  • Special offerFor a limited time, use coupon code SBYREX4RL1 to get 50% off the Annual plan!
Articles: 70


  1. In the ‘Card Substitions’ section, there is a line that states: “Even more than regular bounce, this deck needs Nakia.” That certainly doesn’t seem right?

    And in the ‘Other Decks’ part, we got: “If you want to try other decks with the new season pass card […]”, but those decks certainly aren’t about The Phoenix Force. I recall seeing that unrelated line also appear before in some articles, so probably an old leftover copy-paste?

Leave a Reply