To Infinity And Beyond! Four Decks I Used To Hit Infinite In Season 5: Symbiote Invasion

KayneBest is already infinite early into the season, and accomplished this with many decks completely untouched by nerfs! Check out these under the radar options with minimal Pool 3 cards!

The new patch has shaken up Marvel Snap, with Mister Negative and Magik seeing nerfs, and a few other cards, such as Bishop, seeing changes as well. Your intrepid host, KanyeBest, is already Infinite, and accomplished this feat with several decks that were untouched by the nerfs, and are now, in my view, highly competitive options.

Many of these decks are, in my view, significantly under-the-radar, and most of them only need two or three cards from Pool 3, making them attractive budget options. Don’t let that fool you: these are legitimately strong decks that I want people working on optimizing. I used every one of these to reach my current rank of 111.


Deck 1: Ongoing Destroyer, Courtesy Of Owen Collier-Ridge

Owen Collier-Ridge: World Class Player
Created by KMBest
, updated 2 months ago
2x Collection Level 1-14
4x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
1x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
2x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2x Recruit Season
1x Starter Card
3.5
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.8
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Owen Collier-Ridge, an old friend of mine, has made the jump to Marvel Snap, and I used his take on Destroyer to complete the last few ranks of my Infinite climb after the patch. It’s a deck that puts a new spin on Destroyer, focusing on disabling it via Professor X, Cosmo and Armor, and on providing agency to the player by including an Ongoing subtheme. Perhaps this is more of an Ongoing deck with a Destroyer subtheme, come to think of it.

Owen, who asked to be described as a “world class player”, which he is, goes by RefreshMuffin in game. He routinely beats me with this deck, and after playing it, it’s easy to see why. This deck plays similarly to normal Destroyer, but swaps the Goblins and the destroy cards for a more proactive gameplan.

It’s definitely a deck that you’ll have to think very hard about when playing, as compared to normal Destroyer, which is a bit more straightforward thanks to an easy curve and Daredevil. The obvious question is whether or not this is a superior version of Destroyer, and I’m not sure. When playing it, it felt superior, but some of that was likely the surprise value of what the deck was doing. I believe Owen plans on producing some content about this list, so keep your eyes peeled for that!


Deck 2: Odin/Wong, Courtesy Of The Human Spider

The Human Spider – Eazy Win
Created by KMBest
, updated 2 months ago
3x Collection Level 1-14
1x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
3x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
3.6
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Continuing the pattern of me playing decks that other high-ranking players beat me with, I got this list from The Human Spider, a player I suspect I have played about 45 times in the last few weeks.

What strikes me about this deck is just how consistent it is, and how few Pool 3 cards are in it. The deck simply has a ton of options. Games start out by attacking opposing hands with Iceman and Scorpion. Ideally, you then leverage a Storm to lock off a lane, and you can rest easy knowing that your deck is significantly better at putting power into locked down lanes than any opposing deck will be.

In all of my games against The Human Spider, he almost never played Juggernaut on a Storm lane, preferring to simply Wong into one of the many ways to put power into that lane, such as White Tiger, Ironheart and Doctor Doom. The Human Spider has been talking about his list in the #deckbuilding channel of the Official Marvel Snap Discord, if you have any questions.


Deck 3: Zero’d Out, Courtesy Of Jeff Hoogland

Hoogland Zero’d Out
Created by KMBest
, updated 2 months ago
4x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
6x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2.8
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
4.1
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

I played this deck for the first part of my climb before the patch hit, and I was consistently impressed with how smoothly it played out, and how much power it could output. While I’m not sold on the degree of hybridization with the destroy package (I’m really uncertain on Wolverine specifically), I think it’s a unique and powerful take on Zero.

To me, the biggest upside of this deck is that it’s a very powerful midrange curveout deck that gets to play an extremely powerful tech card, Enchantress, as part of its normal gameplan. This is a significant advantage against decks that Enchantress is powerful against. This deck is also pretty solid against Goblins, due to the inclusion of Carnage.

Another upside this deck has is that it’s honestly pretty straightforward. You blow up the cards that want to be blown up, you get rewarded for doing so, and you play Very Large Units all over the board, with multiple ways to reduce their downsides, including Zero, Enchantress and Venom.

Jeff Hoogland made an excellent video about this deck if you have further questions. As the deckbuilder, he’s well-equipped to answer them.


Deck 4: Samurai Jack, Courtesy Of Season One

Samurai Jack
Created by KMBest
, updated 2 months ago
2x Collection Level 1-14
5x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
1x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
2x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2x Recruit Season
2.3
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
1.6
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Believe it or not, this deck evolved out of my attempts to build a Sera deck after the Magik nerf, with a focus on deploying points on turn six, and winning mirrors via Debrii and Green Goblin.

What I realized was that I would almost prefer to be doing this in a Zoo shell, rather than a Sera shell. I had already seen Green Goblin and Debrii included in Zoo decks by Jeff Hoogland, and I’ve always been an advocate of including them in non-Iron Man decks so you can target Iron Men and otherwise limit lane potential.

The elephant in the room is the inclusion of Carnage and Nova, just like the old Season One KaZoo lists. I think it’s just straight up good. You’re very often able to get value out of both of them individually, with Carnage eating Debrii rocks and opposing Goblins, and Nova getting buffed by Ka-Zar and Blue Marvel. Together, they’re another buff effect that can really put you over the top in the lanes you’re focusing on.

Perhaps the other elephant in the room is Killmonger. Yeah. He exists. He’s bad to see. He’s not unbeatable, but you might be better off with another list if you’re seeing him in great numbers.


Wrap-Up

I think that all of these lists have a ton of potential, and that most of them are very accessible options for newer players. Owen’s Destroyer list only runs two Pool Three cards, The Human Spider’s Odin list only runs three Pool Three cards, Hoogland’s Zero list runs five, and Samurai Jack only runs two.

This makes me excited to see what you, the readers, can do with these decks. I consider each of them genuinely powerful, and I’m hyped to see what y’all come up with in these shells.

Have a build you want to share with us? Feel free to join our community discord and share it! You can find me on Twitter at KanyeBestMS, and on Twitch at KanyeBestMS as well. I stream from Friday-Sunday, so make sure you catch me!

KMBest
KMBest

KanyeBest is a long-time card game player, at both competitive and casual levels. Focused on self-improvement and community outreach, he's one of the most active content creators in the Marvel Snap community. He can often be found debating deckbuilding on Discord, as well as on his Twitch stream at https://www.twitch.tv/kanyebestMS.

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