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Infinite Decks of the Week – December 10, 2022: Early Season Climb (and Tier List Coming Tomorrow)!

Looking for inspiration to make a push for Infinite in Marvel Snap's The Power Cosmic Season? Den is here to show you four decks from the community that have already made it there!

The new The Power Cosmic season has started, and players are already walking the plank of grinding back the 30 ranks that separates them from Infinite. For many of them, this week’s Featured Location Lamentis-1 was a huge help, as those who figured Death would be the best card in the game (by a mile) for the 48 hours stole a ton of Cubes from their opponents. However, even if I found a lot of decks based around Death when researching for this article, I also managed to find a few gems worth sharing to the community.

Before we dive into the decks, I’d like to discuss what this early season grind means in terms of skill set and investment. Indeed, while previous season’s Infinite rank players get a nice boost from starting at rank 70, it still takes times to grind 300 Cubes (or 280 if we take the bonus rank we’re given when entering the upper league). So for the players featured this week, I would like to give them some deserved recognition. Not for having time to play the game, but for their ability to focus during long periods of time, and take advantage of the current chaotic meta environment.

That second point is especially important, as reaching Infinite on day 1 or 2 of the new season isn’t something doable with one or two Cube wins. You have to consistently raises the stakes though Snapping, while also cutting your losses when needed. Compared to other card games, where grinding to the top rank is mostly a matter of time and learning the intricacies of your deck early in the season, I feel like Marvel Snap’s grind adds the complexity of understanding betting concepts.

On a related note, a lot of players reached out for an update on our weekly Tier List, which was affected by the release of new Series 4 and 5 cards, small balance updates, and Silver Surfer. We will be making an update to it some time tomorrow, so keep an eye out! In the meantime, check out this week’s Infinite deck highlights below and numerous others we’ve had throughout the week:

Enough talk, let’s see this week’s decks!

Bast gets her own archetype?

Bast ebeltrando
Created by den
, updated 2 months ago
2x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
6x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Series 4 Rare – Collection Level 486+ (Pool 4)
2x Recruit Season
1x Starter Card
2.3
Cost
0-
1
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3
4
5+
1.2
Power
0-
1
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5+

This deck alone didn’t get to Infinite, as the player changed the final spurt to a build taking advantage of Lamentis-1. However, simply going from 70 to 90 over a short period of time should be a testimony to the deck’s power. And the more I look at it, and the more it reminds me of a deck I featured on the last article about Series 4 and 5 cards around Valkyrie. I don’t know if Ebeltrado doesn’t have the card or if they just like Iron Man and Blue Marvel better in that slot, but seeing more of that idea might indicate the emergence of an archetype.

The goal with this deck is to leverage Bast, as you can see, she buffs every single card in the deck except for Mysterio. Most of all, we can see Adam Warlock being in the deck, a card that definitely is benefits a ton from Bast addition to the game. Otherwise, the feels like a basic flood deck, similarly to what KaZoo could try to accomplish, but with different cards. Also, with just Ant Man as a really important 1-Cost, this doesn’t feel weak to Killmonger, the usual nemesis of such kind of decks.

With Lamentis-1 now joining the other locations in the rotation, this deck is certainly one I would recommend trying if you have Bast, as I’m sure it could function without Luke Cage.

Silver Surfer is the real deal!

Gaussian Copula NegativeSurfer
Created by den
, updated 2 months ago
2x Collection Level 1-14
2x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
5x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Series 4 Rare – Collection Level 486+ (Pool 4)
1x Series 5 Ultra Rare – Collection Level 486+ (Pool 5)
1x Starter Card
2.8
Cost
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1
2
3
4
5+
0.8
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

According to Gaussian Copula’s post, it only took them 6 hours to go from rank 70 to 100, one of the fastest climbs with a staggering 50 cubes an hour! The fascinating part is that this climb was done during Lamentis-1 as the Featured Location, while not running a list that was specifically tailored for it. Instead of Death, the star during Lamentis-1 time, Silver Surfer feels like he also gained a bit of momentum. As a result, we might have settled the debate around whether Sera or Mister Negative is the default card alongside it.

In this build without Sera, praised by other top players, the deck simply looks to mak use a lot of card with big highroll potential. Mainly, Bast, Silver Surfer and Mister Negative are a trio that makes the deck enter another dimension, both for points or unpredictability. As a result, this deck might very well be the best one to rack up 8 Cubes wins, thus being perfect for an early season grind towards the Infinite rank.

Back when Series 4 and 5 were announced, I remember we called a potential big comeback for Mister Negative, and a lot of theorycraft also pointed in that direction. With Silver Surfer now in the game, and the new season showing the deck as one of the best of the first week, I think we can safely assume one of the strongest archetype in Marvel Snap short history is back.

Flexibility is key!

Gaap Jen pile
Created by den
, updated 2 months ago
3x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
1x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
8x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2.4
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.6
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Death was in the deck Gaap used to reach Infinite during the Lamentis-1 featured time, but he indicated that Titania was the card to take her place afterwards, so we’ll showcase the deck in its general form.

Here, the idea is to exploit the synergy that exists between Quinjet and Moon Girl, the former reducing the copies the latter creates. As a result, we open a lot of very explosive turn 6 play pattern, using She-Hulk, the Demon or Maximus for our own points, and Juggernaut or Polaris to control when the opposing ones go.

The last part of the deck, the early game, seems to be more of a destroy, disrupt kind of package, with Carnage and Viper being great cards once The Hood is on the table. Logically, with She-Hulk in the deck, Sunspot makes sense, and might warrant a potential The Infinaut in the deck, as Quinjet could allow playing cards Moon Girl copied alongside it on turn 6.

I really like these kinds of builds early in a season, as they tend to be very surprising, once again a key trait to generating as many high-stakes games as possible without the opponent retreating. Unless you know about this deck, you will surely believe it is a Devil Dinosaur build when you see Moongirl, and unable to figure out what is going on when your opponent passes on turn five afterwards.

Electro ramps big cards to Infinite!

ChiUTaShi Ramp
Created by den
, updated 2 months ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
8x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Series 4 Rare – Collection Level 486+ (Pool 4)
4.8
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
5.5
Power
0-
1
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5+

In every card game I have always been a part of, the Asia region always had something different about their metagame compared to Europe or America. It seems as Marvel Snap isn’t different, as I haven’t seen many discussions about Electro outside of being part of the new Galactus archetypes. Here, ようreached Infinite with some old school Energy ramp deck, looking to beat its opponent simply it plays bigger cards.

No Galactus, no Destroyer, no Hobgoblin or other cards usually featured in such decks. This time, we are gaining energy and using them for lots of power, and beat me if you can. The only card that seems to be included to annoy the opponent is Leech, which actually made a lot of sense during Lamentis-1‘s time, as it cancels Death cost reduction, alongside other high cost win conditions the opponent might run.

Lastly, and it is a big part of why I featured this deck, there are no Series 4 or 5 cards included in the deck, assuming Black Panther was obtained through last’s month battle pass. Even then, I am not sure the card is core to the deck and should be easily replaced.

Closing Words

As always, the start of the season is a great occasion to rethink what we believe are the best and worst decks. To be honest, I would have never considered the Electro deck to be able to reach Infinite in the first 3 days of the season. Similarly, the Moon Girl + Quinjet pairing gaining traction is an interesting one, considering both cards have been around forever. It probably means She-Hulk was the missing piece and allowed a new deck to be created based on this unused synergy until now.

Lastly, these first few days probably put an end to the questions around Bast and Silver Surfer. Yes, both cards are very solid, and worth building around. With the tier list being the next piece I have to work on, I have no doubts these two powerhouses will push the decks built around them to be amongst the best one of the current metagame.

Here we are for this week’s deck highlights, I hope you enjoyed the decks and found something to inspire your future sessions. If you’d like to be featured on this series, you can find me on our Discord, or tag me directly on Twitter, I will make sure to highlight every sweet brew you send my way!

Good Game Everyone.

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den
den

Den has been in love with strategy games for as long as he can remember, starting with the Heroes of Might and Magic series as a kid. Card games came around the middle school - Yu-Gi-Oh! and then Magic: The Gathering.

Hearthstone and Legends of Runeterra has been his real breakthrough and he has been a coach, writer, and caster on the French scene for many years now. He now coaches aspiring pro players and writes various articles on these games.

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