Want to build a good deck in Marvel SNAP? Here are the best cards to buy with your Collector’s Tokens
Players have to decide how to spend Collector’s Tokens in Marvel SNAP’s Token shop to get the cards they need to build the best decks. In SNAP, you acquire new cards through Collector’s Reserves (SNAP‘s version of loot boxes) earned on the Collection Road track. Should you be so fortunate, your Collector’s Reserve will contain a new card — but which card? It could be any random card you don’t already have, but to help keep player power levels close to each other, SNAP groups cards into Series. Your Collection Road level determines what series your Collector’s Reserve can give you.
How does the Token Shop work in Marvel SNAP?
Once you reach level 500 (Series 3) on the Collection Road, you will open the Token Shop, which provides another means for you to add cards to your collection. The game provides you with 3000 Collectors Tokens for free to celebrate your momentous achievement. As you gain more levels on the Collection Road, you’ll have the chance for Collector’s Tokens to be in your Collector’s Reserves (loot boxes.)
How much do cards cost in the Token Shop?
- Series 3 – 1000 Tokens
- Series 4 – 3000 Tokens
- Series 5 – 5000 Tokens
The Shop will offer you one card (or Ultimate Variant) every 8 hours. The card will one that you do not already have from Series 3, 4, or 5. You have to decide if you want to buy it, pin it, or ignore it. For the purposes of this discussion, we will assume Ultimate Variants are automatically ignored.
- If you buy it, you get the card, and the Token Shop will offer you a new card when it refreshes on its normal schedule.
- Pinning the card will keep it in the shop. It will remain there until you buy it or unpin it. This allows you to keep the card ready until you can save up the Collectors Tokens you need.
- Ignore it and you will get offered a new card on the normal schedule.
If you don’t see the Token Shop yet, its probably because you haven’t reached Collection Level 500.
What are the best decks in Marvel SNAP?
YouTuber and Twitch streamer, CozySNAP, has a regular breakdown of the top meta decks. The decks below are from his February 2023 Meta Deck Report. This report is a ton of work, and because it’s a monthly effort, we recommend you give Cozy a thumbs up on his video and subscribe to his channel for future meta breakdowns.
In a moment, we’ll use these decks to determine which cards to prioritize in the Token Shop.
Lucky Infinity – Cozy Meta
This deck is powered by Thanos and tries to get some amazing high rolls when using the Infinity Stones with Lockjaw.
Inevitable Ongoing – Cozy Meta
This is your more standard Thanos deck. Abuse the Infinity Stones and buff them with Kazar, Blue Marvel, Valkyrie, and Spectrum.
Shuri Zero Sauron – Cozy Meta
Shuri makes your Red Skull a whopping 30-Power, and you can copy that 30-Power over to Taskmaster. Cosmo and Armor protect your big boys and you also get access to the disruption of Aero.
Galactus – Cozy Meta
Galactus is one of the more strategic decks. You’re going all in on winning the one Location Galactus leaves on the board.
Rocks & Hawks – Cozy Meta
This deck is powered by Devil Dinosaur, and Darkhawk. It has plenty of card generation to feed Devil Dino while cards like Rock Slide and Korg fill your opponents decks with relatively useless Rocks. It also abuses the large deck size created by the two popular Thanos decks.
Sera Toxic – Cozy Meta
This is another deck designed to counter Thanos. Killmonger takes out the Infinity Stones while the HazMat/Luke Cage combo reduces your opponent’s Power across the board. Luke Cage is a great card. It prevents Lizard from getting reduced and makes your cards immune to your own Typhoid Mary. It also stops an enemy Valkyrie from doing anything to your cards.
Tempo Value – Cozy Meta
This deck tries to have a powerful play on each and every turn by filling the deck with some of the better cards in SNAP.
Quinjet makes the Demons from The Hood free (0-Energy.) Green Goblin takes up a space on your opponent’s board. The Infinaut is a great card to include any time Leech is in the meta.
Typically known as DeathWave, this deck tries to destroy cards to discount Death and sets up a huge turn six with Death plus She-Hulk.
This is a way to build the Thanos/Lockjaw deck if you don’t have Thanos. It’s not quite as powerful, but it can still be competitive.
This deck sets up a ton of buff cards, and then uses Ultron to fill the board with buffable targets.
Many decks in the current meta, especially the Thanos decks, needs plenty of board space. This deck aims to deny that prime real estate to them.
What cards should buy/pin to build the best decks in Marvel SNAP?
Using CozySnap’s decks, we can determine the best Series 3 and Series 4/5 cards to acquire via the Token Shop. What we are looking to do is maximize the number of meta decks we can build with each purchase.
Aero is used in 6 of the 12 current meta decks. Controlling the lane where you opponent must play their cards is a huge advantage, especially if you have priority. She should be an instant buy if you see her in the shop.
She-Hulk is used in 5 of the 12 current meta decks. This card has the potential to give you a huge 10-Power card for very little energy. She’s even better if copied via Moon Girl.
Magneto is used in 3 of the 12 current meta decks. His ability to move cards from one lane to another on the final turn can often be a game winner. I have him ranked above Quinjet even though Quinjet is used in more decks.
Quinjet is used in 4 of the 12 current meta decks. Cost reductions are powerful in most card games, and SNAP is no exception. Quinjet is an important piece in both Thanos-powered decks, so any possible nerf to the Mad Titan could impact the playability of Quinjet as well.
Thos is used in 3 of the 12 current meta decks. Even at his base statline of 4-Power for 3-Energy is good, and he can get even better once you put Mjolnir into play. He’s great for being able to push Power into a lane that has been otherwise closed off to you.
Wasp is used in 3 of the 12 current meta decks. As a 0-Energy card, Wasp has great surprise potential. She can activate Lockjaw and receives buffs from Patriot.
Others receiving votes
These cards are all used in multiple meta decks.
- Mighty Thor Jane Foster
- Typhiod Mary
Series 4 and 5
These cards are used in 2 of the 12 decks in the current meta.
Shuri is the key card in the top Shuri Zero Sauron deck. Doubling the power of a card is a huge buff, especially when you hit a 15-Power monster like Red Skull.
Thanos is the build-around card for two of the top decks in SNAP right now. The power of the Infinity Stones, plus various buffs are hard to beat. Thanos himself gives you a huge turn six play, even in his 11-Power neutral state.
One of the keys to gaining rank quickly in Marvel SNAP is getting those 4-Cube and 8-Cube wins. That requires the ability to surprise your opponent on the final turn. Valkyrie was made for doing just that.
Despite his recent nerf, Zabu still sees play. Like Quinjet, he reduces the cost of cards, letting you play more cards on a turn that you would be able to otherwise.
Others receiving votes
These are each used in a single meta deck which is one more deck than the rest of Series 4 and 5.
How to spend you Collector’s Tokens?
Aero and She-Hulk would be my top priorities. If you have both of those, I’d look for Wasp, Magneto, and Thor. Quinjet is an important card, but I worry about a potential nerf to Thanos. Less Thanos being played probably means less Quinjet.
If you’re Series 3 complete, I’d be looking for Shuri. Thanos would be a good buy if you can get him quickly before the Nerf Hammer swings. The developers haven’t made any statements about Thanos getting nerfed, but as should be abundantly clear by now, I am wary of it.
I am Series 3 complete with several Series 4 and Series 5 cards already obtained. Despite my concerns, I currently have Thanos pinned in the Token Shop.
What decks or cards are you currently working towards?
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