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Marvel Snap Love It or Leave It – July 29, 2023

In this week's edition of Marvel Snap Love it or Leave it, catch up on all the latest news and trends about Marvel Snap over the past week.

Hello everyone, and welcome to Marvel Snap Love It or Leave It, a new feature where we look at the happenings and trends of the game this week and decide whether we love it or would leave it. I’m Glazer of Snap Judgments, and I’ll be your guide through everything you need to know to keep up with this game we all love.

Legion Released – Love It

Legion released and immediately again proved we all know nothing. He’s in a ton of meta and high-performing decks thanks to his abuse with Storm and Magik, but even more than those uses, he’s super fun.

Releasing as a Series 4 is the best part – he only costs 3,000 Collector’s Tokens, but nearly as good is that he comes in a Spotlight Cache with both High Evolutionary and Darkhawk. That’s three meta cards as a possibility this week. I could not be more excited.

Spotlight Cache Update – 1000 Tokens – Love It

The lack of duplicate protection on the fourth card spot in Spotlight Caches was an incredible source of frustration for many as they were left with variants for cards they didn’t want or plan to use – I personally got a mediocre Jubilee variant when opening for Echo, especially annoying since I have three better variants for the card already.

Second Dinner heard the complaints and immediately took action in what was originally planned for the next patch in August. The fallback for a duplicate in that fourth spot is now 1000 tokens. All of the math I’ve seen suggests that this change does a remarkable job at getting players cards.

There’s still a bad feeling to old Collector’s Caches, but if that gets cleaned up most of the rest of this new system can feel as good as it works.

San Diego Comic-Con Snap News – Leave It

New art, new emotes and variant tokens are cool, but they’re all visual aids. We didn’t really get any new cards or anything noteworthy. None of this is my thing – I’m all about cards and progression, but if it’s for you, you can watch it below:

OTA: The Bounce Nerf – Leave It

The goal of balance changes is to balance a deck, not kill it… and Bounce is dead in the water. Lamby couldn’t make it work. Someone on Twitter said seeing someone playing Bounce was like watching an old-timey football or basketball game, where it’s the same sport, but also impossibly different.

I’m not sure how to fix that, to be honest – maybe Beast back to a 2-2? – but I’m not a game designer and those at Second Dinner are. Bounce is, for now, an entirely mediocre deck. I hope it doesn’t remain so.

OTA: The Move Buff – Love It

I think this would be a negative for most, but I absolutely love Move now. I’ve had great success with various The Phoenix Force lists. Pure Move, which gets really big and has protection, is powerful and unpredictable, but hard to play. The Nimrod versions are more straightforward but more easily countered by cards like Armor or Cosmo. Finally, my favorite is the Shuri Red Skull version.

Those cards alone are super powerful and adding a backup plan of a Phoenix hit Human Torch or Multiple Man just makes it better. I’ve even put Magik in the deck (thanks Safety!) to be able to move more and make bigger and bigger threats into Turn 7. These cards are great, and I’m unsure why they didn’t take off in the meta.

OTA: Extra Buffs – Love It

Two cards that did take off are The Living Tribunal and Magik. Tribunal has made his own decks viable, but he really sings in Hela decks, which are having their most consistent success in my time playing the game. The current version is actually super fun and the choice of playline of Invisible WomanMODOKHela or Iron ManOnslaughtThe Living Tribunal is really engaging.

Of course, Magik is in that deck. Nowadays, Magik is in nearly every deck. Silver Surfer? Well, she costs 3. Mister Negative? It’s a meta deck with her. The Infinaut and She-Hulk? Sure, why not. Move? More turns to move! Destroy? Same idea! It’s hard to call the Magik change anything less than a grand slam.

Spotlight Caches Week 3 – Love It

Okay, I don’t think Mirage will be great, but enough smart people do that I’m willing to be proven wrong. Master Mold has some awesome new decks – stay tuned to Sleeper Decks (or my YouTube) next week for more. Still, that’s a Series 4 card- not necessarily worth getting. So why is this a love it?

Thanos is meta again. The lockdown version is meta, but there are several really great Thanos decks in the game right now from Ongoing to Destroy to Galactus.

Why open caches and not use Tokens for Thanos? Here’s my logic. 4 Spotlight Caches = 6,000 tokens. If you open Thanos on anything but the fourth pull, he’s a discount. You can then stop and save those extra “tokens” for the next card you want.

Conqueror’s Event – Leave It

20 awesome content creators competing in a Second Dinner sponsored event is amazing, especially since I know and really like basically all of those participating. The problem? The stream is only a few hours, but the event goes for two days! Further, this isn’t a big tournament, but who can complete Infinity Conquest fastest? That’s… not nearly as fun, at least not if we can’t see it.

Group Coaching from Den – Love It

For having Marvel Snap Zone Premium players get live group coaching from the Legendary Den. Marvel Snap Zone posted the first session (and I shared it above) and just wow – must watch!

Ring of Fire Bundle – Leave it!

This variant is absolutely sick, but this is way too expensive for what amounts to WAY worse progression than a Token Tuesday. If you’re trying to acquire cards and at all on a budget, then this is absolutely one to skip, especially since you already have Shang-Chi!

Marvel Snap Zone and Community News

The Legendary Den Does Tier Lists

Bohe’s Back with Deck Guides!

Top 5 – by Me!

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  1. The criticism for the event doesn’t make sense… you dislike it because there isn’t enough of it? While you had another factor, to have this as a reason for you to “leave it” feels disingenuous. Like, yeah your opinions are as valid as anyone else’s, but weighing said opinion and it’s reasoning… it’s coming out short.

    1. This is the first time an event like this has happened for Snap.

    2. This event can award you with what will likely be one of the rarest variants ever.

    3. This event features prominent creators, all entertaining in their own right, and will be hosted by two said creators.

    I feel like these three reasons alone outweigh “it’s too short”. And since when is 4 hours short? That’s literally a quarter of most people’s awake window and that’s “ONLY” a few hours? Nah man, the format critique is valid and should’ve been left at that. The comment on run time is just silly.

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