Character Spotlight Proxima Midnight

Best Proxima Midnight Decks to Try on Day 1 and Strategy Guide: Prepare for the Discard Era!

Proxima Midnight enters the Marvel Snap arena! Read about the new Series 5 card's strengths and weaknesses and find some decks to try it out in here!

Corvus Glaive has helped Hela become one of the premier threats in Marvel Snap. Hela was already doing very well heading into the week of Corvus Glaive‘s release with the Hela Lockjaw archetype, but Corvus Glaive pushed it to be even more oppressive. Now archetypes such as Ramp and Discard Dracula are also abusing the duo.

In this context, the arrival of another discard ability is a scary prospect at the very least. Indeed, we aren’t even in a situation where we need more cards for those decks to work; they already rank among the best in the game. Instead, Proxima Midnight will add versatility to the archetype and give it the one thing it has been missing forever: deckbuilding flexibility.

Series 5 cards can be purchased for 6,000 Collector’s Tokens from the Token Shop initially as a Weekly Spotlight card, or opened as one of the featured cards in the Spotlight Caches that are found every 120 Levels on the Collection Level Track after Collection Level 500 (until the next new card releases the following week).

Check out the featured cards and variants of the Spotlight Cache and our recommendations in our guide!

Strengths and Weaknesses

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Alright, alright… Proxima Midnight is more complicated than this, even if a lot of the games you see the card will likely give you that feeling. As such, instead of going into the obvious strengths of the card (which are “if you can reliably discard this, include it in your deck”), let’s tackle the more intricate aspects of Proxima Midnight.

Locations

This is the biggest one, and it could push for a Quake, Scarlet Witch, or other such card to be included in discard down the line. Indeed, there are a lot of locations you don’t want to or can’t play onto, which means they will be your lowest power ones and Proxima Midnight will go there.

Bar With No Name is the worst one in that regard, but Murderworld, Oscorp Tower, Jotunheim, Rickety Bridge, The Superflow, and Warrior Falls are all terrible candidates. There are just as many good ones, however, with Altar of Death, Death's Domain, Luke's Bar, Sanctum Sanctorum, and Tarnax IV looking like good locations to get a free Proxima Midnight.

Other Useful Abilities

Outside just discarding Proxima Midnight, there are other synergies you can explore with the card:

Moon Girl: Two seven power cards for free is probably better than one.

Dazzler: One more card to summon to fill your side of the board… for free.

Storm: If the Flooded location is your weakest one, you can guarantee seven power there.

Jessica Jones: You can add seven power behind Jessica Jones without actually playing there.

Alioth: Seven power for free is really strong to grab priority if you want to set up for Alioth.

Should You Play it With Hela?

Black Cat is a [4/9] that gets summoned by Hela, while Proxima Midnight is a [4/7] that Hela can’t summon back (because it’s already in play). The biggest limit to Proxima Midnight might be that it doesn’t really fit with Hela; instead, it’s better with the Apocalypse decks.

I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of including it in a Ramp deck with MODOK, but I also can’t rule out the chance that Proxima Midnight might not fit the current Hela mold. This would result in a much lower play rate than we might expect when looking at the current state of the entire Discard archetype.

The Verdict

At the very least, Proxima Midnight will join the Discard Dracula archetype, and it could possibly also end up in a Kazoo with Strong Guy and Dazzler. As such, I think the card has a lot of merit for beginners and players who enjoy these kinds of builds.

As a card, Proxima Midnight looks great. The most important question is whether the decks it can be added to are strong enough in the current Marvel Snap.

Potential Score:

Rating: 6 out of 10.

Discard

Discard Dracula
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Discard Hela Lockjaw
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Currently, Discard has two builds that could make sense with Proxima Midnight (although the Hela Lockjaw deck doesn’t necessarily feel like it needs it).

Discard Dracula, on the other hand, can always use an extra discard target. Proxima Midnight gives the deck more reliability when it comes to playing its signature abilities. With four targets in the deck, we are slowly getting to the point where Discard Dracula can just throw a discard effect on curve and have a reasonable chance of hitting a good target.

Kazoo

Proxima Kazoo
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I’m not entirely sure Blade and Proxima Midnight will be enough on their own; Sword Master might need to be added to this mix for consistency. Nevertheless, Kazoo is an archetype that always welcomes a new way to get cards on the field for cheap.

In this deck, if you can manage your hand as expected, that should be enough to get Proxima Midnight discarded on the last turn of play – especially when Black Swan allows you to play most of the other cards in your hand for free.

Another approach to Kazoo would be this one that is inspired by a list currently gaining some momentum:

Proxima Kazoo
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Loki Discard

Loki Discard
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I already included this archetype in the Corvus Glaive article, but I couldn’t crack the code with that card. It always felt like something was missing to make it click. I wonder if that missing piece could be Proxima Midnight? It would finally make the Discard package with Corvus Glaive work in Loki.

First, there’s the Moon Girl synergy, which looks excellent to buff The Collector, refill your hand before Loki, or duplicate Proxima Midnight to get a second free seven power card. For now, only Lady Sif and Corvus Glaive are in the mix, but you could include more discard abilities depending on how important that part of the deck ends up being.

Second, you give Corvus Glaive a second target in addition to Helicarrier, which makes the 3-Cost less of a risk to play. This should reinforce the idea of just mixing energy gains and card discounts to build huge turns later in the match.

This is clearly more of a concept compared to the other two decks, but Marvel Snap has always rewarded energy cheats, so a deck that goes all in on that concept can’t be that bad. Right?

Proxima Combo

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What would a card review be without an attempt at a combo deck? In this deck, you are trying to create as many copies of Stature and Proxima Midnight as possible in order to build up a massive Turn 6. Wong is in there to boost the disruption from Silver Samurai and Black Bolt, as well as the power of Daken and Moon Girl. Still, this is clearly the flexible card here. You can easily replace it with a Shang-Chi or Magik.

I doubt this kind of deck will become competitive anytime soon, but it could surprise a few opponents early after the release of the card. Plus, if you are comfortable with this sort of strategy, this could definitely climb to Infinite since surprising your opponent plays a key role in climbing that part of the Ranked ladder.

Closing Thoughts

Proxima Midnight should have a smaller impact than Corvus Glaive, mostly because the card doesn’t really feel like it can go alongside Hela as well as Corvus did. When the weaker archetype of Discard (or the necessity to push something outside a pure Discard deck) is your entry to the meta, the road is logically steeper.

As such, I expect Proxima Midnight to be a solid card overall, but probably not a necessity in the current dominant decks. We do have an OTA on Thursday, though, so who knows what the meta will look like then.

I know I will spend some keys to get Proxima Midnight – mostly because I enjoy the type of game play it pushes for. If you aren’t particularly appealed by the surrounding synergies, I would wait to know what is in store for the OTA before pulling the trigger.

If you also have some ideas for the card, come share it with us on the Marvel Snap Zone community Discord, or reach out through my Twitter page to share your creation with the community.

Good Game Everyone.

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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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