Storm And Crossbones – A Deck By RatoVeneno

Today's Deck Highlight looks at a home for underplayed Pool Three card, Crossbones. Does pairing Crossbones with Storm allow for him to shine if you open him early in your Pool Three journey?

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Today’s decklist comes from our Deck Builder, uploaded by user RatoVeneno – clearly, they’ve cracked Pool Three outcast Crossbones very early in their Pool Three journey, but want to make use of it! Performing a similar job to Jessica Jones, Crossbones is here to allow Storm and friends to lock up one location, while Sunspot and The Infinaunt take cake of another!

Sunspot Crossbones
Created by RatoVeneno
, updated 21 days ago
2x Collection Level 1-14
3x Collection Level 18-214 (Pool 1)
5x Collection Level 222-474 (Pool 2)
1x Collection Level 486+ (Pool 3)
1x Starter Card
2.8
Cost
0-
1
2
3
4
5+
4.4
Power
0-
1
2
3
4
5+

I’ve actually thought Crossbones was a little under respected in general for quite some time – after all, eight power on a four-cost card is an incredible rate – and it definitely played a pivotal part in the deck going 3-0 on video today!

The play patterns here are very simple – Storm + any of Crossbones, Jessica Jones or Star-Lord will often make sure you win the flooded location, and then skipping turn five will often make sure you win a second with The Infinaunt, especially if paired with Sunspot. The rest of the deck is a carefully selected bunch of anti-meta tech cards, something a deck rarely has so much space for so many of – but this list from RatoVeneno is packing everything from Armor, to Shang-Chi and Cosmo – meaning whatever lock piece you need, you have a chance to find.

I wanted to highlight how well this deck translates both backward and forward too. The deck only contains one pool three card in Crossbones, and while I think you will definitely lose power if you’re missing it, there is a selection of other reasonably powered 4 cost cards that can lock up a location too – heck, maybe you could even fit in Enchantress instead! If you’re in Pool Three, you could look to explore other well-known location denial cards such as Juggernaut and Doctor Doom over some of the hate cards, and arguably under powered payoffs like Star-Lord.

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HowlingMines
HowlingMines

HowlingMines is the Operations Manager of DotGG and many of their sister sites, such as MTGAZone and Marvel Snap Zone!

A TCG Specialist for over a decade, he now looks to share sweet decks, detailed articles, and help upcoming creators grow!

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6 Comments

  1. I know the deck it is called Crossbones for a reason a maybe it is a little weird asking but any replacement for Crossbones? I am CL 1000+ and I still missing Crossbones…

  2. I just tried this deck out and it is very well put together. There is definitely some on-the-go thinking involved, but when you get the hang of it the synergy is incredible. Well done!

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