Pool 3 Beginner Decks Part 1 (A to D): 76 Decks for Every Pool 3 Card

Just started unlocking Pool 3 cards and not too sure what to do with them? Here are all 76 of our best competitive budget decks for early Pool 3 players that features one Pool 3 card (yes, every one of them), and the rest of the deck built with Pool 1 and 2 cards! Everything is playable in Marvel Snap!

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As time passes, more players will start to enter Pool 3 (starting from Collection Level 486+), where they will start to unlock more powerful and niche cards. This part of Marvel Snap’s progression system is often cited as “where Marvel Snap becomes frustrating, sometimes painful”. The early, lower levels of Pool 3 is described as that moment where you lose to cards you don’t know about, you see new decks you can’t build, and pretty much everybody else has it better than you.

Take it from someone who crossed the Pool 3 desert during beta – it’s not all that bad. In reality, If I had all the cards from the start, I probably wouldn’t have played Marvel Snap as much. Perhaps I may have even stopped because the game hasn’t developed enough for now to offer significant challenges outside of trying to make some use of all the cards you collect while playing.

So yes, Pool 3 can be frustrating: You start loving the game, you want to play it a ton and get more cards to play more decks. Instead of giving you more, the game slows down in terms of collecting cards, and you start needing to open Collector’s Caches and Reserves to find new ones, which can be infuriating if they give you Boosters instead. Well, it is also needed to keep you hooked to the game, and push you to be creative with every card you receive as intended by the developers, so every new card matters.

Not every card is playable, you say? Alright then, watch me tell you how to play every single card in Pool 3 in a deck where everything else are either Pool 1 or 2 cards. Will they all be super strong and win you a ton of games? Probably not. Will I have to reuse some cores several times and just change a card in it? Might be. Am I going to say how good Angela, Blue Marvel or Sandman are to build around most cards in the game? Very likely. But if I can make this challenge, you can probably be a little patient until you collect more cards from Pool 3 before taking it out on social media to vent about it!

Are you ready? We’re going on a journey with 76 entries, one for every Pool 3 card in Marvel Snap. Got a full collection? Looking to built complete meta Pool 3 decks? Check out our deck database!

Adam Warlock

We’re starting with one of the most difficult ones, as Adam Warlock is barely played in the game, even with a full collection. The card still has some merit, being the only source of card draw in the game currently. Also, it entices the opponent to play on the same location to cancel Adam Warlock‘s ability.

For combo decks, especially those with lategame combos, being able to draw early on maximizes the chance of pulling off our combo. So the only thing left is to find a worthy combo in the first two pool of cards.

For a lack of better cards, the Ongoing Kazoo deck seems like a nice place for Adam Warlock, as we aren’t running America Chavez for consistency, instead favoring the higher ceiling with Spectrum. With Armor also feeling like a necessity to protect our cheap cards from Killmonger, Adam Warlock should help find those very important cards.

Adam Warlock
Created by den
, updated 27 days ago
4x Collection Level 1-14
3x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
1x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2x Recruit Season
1x Starter Card
2.8
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
2.3
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Aero

Aero is a solid card to pull, nothing crazy I admit, but also not something we are mad to play either. In a deck that aims at building the lead, Aero can be a nice finisher, preventing the opponent from contesting the lane they wanted to play on.

In a Kazoo deck with Sandman, Aero simply decides where the opponent gets to play their card this turn, pulling to a location we know is a surefire win, or to one we already anticipated losing.

I swear, this list won’t be Kazoo decks only.

Kazaero
Created by den
, updated 29 days ago
3x Collection Level 1-14
3x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
3x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2x Recruit Season
2.8
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.3
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Agatha Harkness

You thought Agatha Harkness was an awful pull, didn’t you? Well, she is if you are trying to play the game, but she is the best if you actually want to watch a movie while doing your Missions and farming her Boosters.

Later on, when you get cards like Wave or Ghost Rider, she will become great. Making her work with Pool 1 and 2 cards only is a bit tricky for now, but still doable nevertheless.

Agatha Harkness
Created by den
, updated 27 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
5x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
3x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
1x Starter Card
3.8
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
4.3
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Arnim Zola

The first one on our List that is actually not a problem to play at all at this point in your journey, play Arnim Zola in a Devil Dinosaur deck and never look back.

Arnim Zola makes us go more all-in on Devil Dinosaur, making Moon Girl stronger, and Cosmo a nice card to prevent our Dino from being removed by Enchantress or Shang-Chi. Don’t play Devil Dinosaur where Cosmo is if you anticipate using Arnim Zola on it !

Black Panther is looking sweet as well if you purchased the November 2023 battle pass or waiting to pull him once the January 2023 season starts.

Arnim Zola
Created by den
, updated 29 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
6x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
3x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Starter Card
3.5
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.3
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Baron Mordo

Baron Mordo isn’t stellar, but can be used in a deck alongside Yondu, Iceman or Cable and look to destroy the opponent’s deck. Alongside Angela, Bishop and Wolfsbane, we should be able to get some power on the board while disrupting our opponent.

Considering the deck’s very low curve, Moon Girl seems like a nice addition to potentially get some combos on turns five and six.

Baron Mordo
Created by den
, updated 27 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
8x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2.3
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
2.5
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Beast

Beast is good, although difficult to use on its own. Alongside Angela, Bishop, you can grow them much more thanks to Beast, while replaying useful On Reveal effects. It is also a nice card to use in the same vein as Carnage, removing Rocks or Goblins the opponent would throw at you.

Cloak is another nice addition, as we can move cards around to pick what we are taking back to our hand with Beast.

beast
Created by den
, updated 27 days ago
6x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
2.3
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
2.6
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Black Bolt

Black Bolt isn’t crazy, as we would usually want to discard something expensive from the opponent’s hand. It still can help if you are facing a lot of Devil Dinosaur decks, as it weakens the opposing Dino.

This is probably a card we want to keep as a specific disruptive tool, in order to get an edge from some specific matchups. It does get better as time passes, thought, and we get more hand disruption cards like Moon Knight or Wong to trigger them several times.

Black Bolt
Created by den
, updated 27 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
4x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
5x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
3.4
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
2.7
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Black Cat

Play Black Cat in your aggressive decks as a 6 power card, or in a discard pile where losing it isn’t a problem anyway. Strong Guy in Pool 1 should be very happy to see Black Cat join any deck he is in.

Black Cat
Created by den
, updated 28 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
5x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2x Recruit Season
1x Starter Card
2.4
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
2.7
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Black Widow

Any disruptive deck is fine with playing Black Widow to be fair. Alongside cards like Storm or Hobgoblin, you just add to the disruption you are causing to the opponent’s side of the board.

Black widow
Created by den
, updated 28 days ago
3x Collection Level 1-14
4x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
3.4
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
1.9
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Brood

Brood can seem like a useless card if we don’t have Patriot alongside it. However, it can be a fine card in a deck that is playing Blue Marvel and Onslaught, for example. It also seems like a nice follow up to Storm to challenge her flooded location, especially if we can buff it later on.

Brood
Created by den
, updated 29 days ago
3x Collection Level 1-14
4x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
3x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
2.9
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.1
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel is a good card, come on! Just slam her in a deck where you are looking to be annoying to the opponent and want that flexibility in how you spread your power. I really like her in a Sandman, multilocation archetype, but she could also be a nice addition to a control deck.

Captain Marvel
Created by den
, updated 28 days ago
2x Collection Level 1-14
4x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
3.2
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.2
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Cerebro

Pick a number, probably two at this point, and just slam Cerebro to have every card get buffed. You can even toss in Blue Marvel to have everyone be a three power card. It’ll be weaker until you can get Mystique, but still be a playable deck. Note that you could also try a 3 power deck, and have Killmonger plus Nova to try to make everyone a 4 power card.

Cute things can also happen with Multiple Man if you make enough copies of it.

Cerebro
Created by den
, updated 28 days ago
2x Collection Level 1-14
3x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
1x Starter Card
2.3
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
1.8
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Colleen Wing

Colleen Wing is a good pull – she has solid power for its cost, and tons of synergy with already existing discard builds.

Colleen Wing
Created by den
, updated 27 days ago
7x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2x Recruit Season
2.9
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.8
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Crossbones

A tough one for sure, especially as Jessica Jones basically does the same thing without the limiting condition. Jubilee could also be considered better. The upside Crossbones has is to be played in an aggressive deck, where you don’t want to be limited as to where you will play with Jessica Jones, and could pull a brick with Jubilee.

You could also play Crossbones in a deck with some movement, so you can take out cards that served to get ahead on the location.

Crossbones
Created by den
, updated 28 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
5x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2x Recruit Season
1x Starter Card
2.8
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
2.9
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Crystal

Empty your hand like a mad man and play Crystal in the middle. I know it’s not optimal, and you probably don’t need to build a deck just for that, but we said we were doing every single card in Pool 3.

You can also slam Crystal into a discard deck, so she will reward you for emptying your hand early on. It increases the chances you can keep playing through the whole game, even if you discard the wrong stuff.

Crystal
Created by den
, updated 28 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
6x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2x Recruit Season
2.6
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.1
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Dagger

Dagger is the hardest card in the Move package to make good use of, as she relies on the opponent playing cards. So we’re trying to help her a bit through playing location disruptive cards such as Storm, hoping it will make the opponent group their cards in one spot.
Nothing crazy, but a nice addition if you like to move.

Dagger
Created by den
, updated 27 days ago
8x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
3x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2.9
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.5
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Daredevil

Literally any deck where your turn 5 could be improved if you knew what the opponent is doing will be happy to welcome Daredevil. Professor X, Hobgoblin, Gamora… There are enough cards in the game to make Daredevil worth using as soon as you get the card.

daredevil
Created by den
, updated 27 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
5x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
3.3
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
2.1
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Deadpool

You don’t have all the necessary cards to abuse Deadpool yet, but it is a fine addition to a destroy deck still. Carnage, Killmonger, and Deathlok are already available, so are Hulkbuster and Forge to buff Deadpool before destroying it.

Also, we can use Moon Girl as a fine support card, eventually duplicating Deadpool on turn four or five, once we managed to get it going.

deadpool
Created by den
, updated 28 days ago
9x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2.5
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.1
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Death

You may not have Wave yet, so Death is very difficult to use to the fullest of her ability. But you were complaining that people have more cards than you do, so you can still slam Death in a destroy deck and punish anyone who plays Wave against you.

Death
Created by den
, updated 28 days ago
7x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
3.1
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
4
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Debrii

Great disruptive card, although Killmonger and Carnage are very popular, which limits how impactful the rocks are. You can still play the card alongside other disruptive tools, in a similar shell we used for Brood.

She also has good synergy in a Patriot deck that you can use together if you happen to have both unlocked. Ka-zar is another card that can easily be slotted alongside Debrii, as he buffs your rocks and gives them some utility.

Debrii
Created by den
, updated 21 days ago
3x Collection Level 1-14
4x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
2x Recruit Season
2.8
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.3
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Destroyer

Well, jokes on you, the very solid Destroyer deck is almost a Pool 2 deck with Destroyer in it. Congratulations, you just got yourself a Tier 2 deck with just this pull!

Destroyer
Created by den
, updated 29 days ago
6x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
3.2
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.1
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Doctor Octopus

At this point in your journey, Doctor Octopus is quite the risky card. But similarly to Aero, it can also be game winning if you are ahead and just pull the entire opposing hand to a location you didn’t really plan to win anyway. So you could just slam the bug 10 power card into a Kazoo like deck.

Otherwise, I like Doctor Octopus in the control core, where we can add different disruption like Scorpion or Spider-Woman to mitigate the potential bad pulls from our newly collected card. Added bonus, if you actually pull low power cards, you can just win the location on turn six.

Doctor Octopus
Created by den
, updated 28 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
6x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
3.5
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.1
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Doctor Doom

Play it almost everywhere. He shines in disruptive decks that aim to limit the use of locations or alongside Sandman for example. But he’s just great overall as well, congrats on your pull.

Doctor Doom
Created by den
, updated 29 days ago
4x Collection Level 1-14
3x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
3x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
3.5
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
2.7
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Dracula

Oh boy, you pulled one of my favorite cards, nice! You also just pulled a new way to play the discard archetype, super nice!

Dracula
Created by den
, updated 29 days ago
6x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
4x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
3.3
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
4.7
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Drax

Okay, we have to talk about this one. Yes, this is the one card you can complain about, and I’m honestly sorry you pulled it, better luck next time. Still, here’s a Guardians of the Galaxy deck, hope it helps. We’re trying to limit where the opponent can play, as to increase our chances of activating the guardians.

Sounds like a bad deck? WELL, YOU JUST PULLED Drax!

Jokes aside, you can also play Drax as a second Jessica Jones in a deck where you would be looking for another 4-Cost card.

Drax
Created by den
, updated 29 days ago
1x Collection Level 1-14
6x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
2x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Recruit Season
1x Starter Card
3.3
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
3.7
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

Closing Words

Doing this challenge took me about three days, and without some friends pitching in some ideas, I probably wouldn’t have this much diversity across all decks. Even then, I have to acknowledge that I reused some cores a lot more than I wished, and the reason probably is that there aren’t that many cards that can push diversity on their own.

Nevertheless, I hope this huge list of every collectible card in Pool 3 so far helped a few aspiring deck builders somewhere, and maybe smoothen your experience entering Pool 3. I see more and more players talk about hoarding their credits, trying to collect a lot of cards at once before entering Pool 2, or Pool 3.

To those, I want to say: Just have fun with the game.

There isn’t a competitive mode yet, no tournaments, no competitive scene, nothing. And yet, everyone is super concerned about their rank and how their experience is going to be ruined if they collect one too many cards at the wrong time.

The myth surrounding Marvel Snap’s matchmaking system is covered in my ladder climbing strategy article, which is not solely determined by your collection level, but also your rank and MMR. Nobody except the developers know exactly how this works!

Nothing is going to happen, at worse, you will lose a few Cubes and learn something about the game. At best, you will have a more enjoyable time on Marvel Snap, thanks to having more cards to build around.

I just spent three entire days building decks for a situation I am not in, simply because it looked fun to do so. I believe this is the only good way to enjoy Marvel Snap so far (and what the developers intended so you end up upgrade your cards), the time for competing will come soon enough considering the hype surrounding the game.

Until then, feel free to join us on Discord to share your decks or recently acquired cards. You can also find me directly on Twitter for any demand.

Good Game Everyone.

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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