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Mobile > Video GamesMay 17, 2023 10:00 am CT

5 great decks to use for Marvel SNAP’s new Featured Location, Milano

Marvel SNAP rolled out the first Featured Location of its radical new Guardians Greatest Hits season, Milano, and we’ve made a mixtape of some awesome decks for you to try out there. Featured Locations, for those unaware, typically change over on Tuesdays and make a specific Location more likely to appear. They are usually worth some deck adjustments if you’re looking to win some matches, dude!

Let’s take a look at some great deck lists to help you crank it to the max while Milano is the Featured Location, though all of these decks will work to your benefit whenever you encounter the Milano Location in the future.

What is the Milano in Marvel lore?

The Milano served as the personal ship of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1. It would go on to become the home base for the Guardians of the Galaxy during the events of the movie. [Spoiler Alert for a nearly 10-year-old movie: The Guardians would need a new ship in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, as the Milano was destroyed during the Battle of Xandar.] Quill named the ship after Alyssa Milano, an actress best known for her starring role in the 80s sitcom Who’s the Boss? Quill had something of a crush on the actress and as a child of the 80s myself, I can only say I can relate.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe takes inspiration from the comics, but often in what I like to call broad strokes. Star-Lord’s ship in the comics was called Aurora. It was a sentient star that the Master of Sun turned into a sentient spaceship for Quill.

What’s the key to winning when Milano is up?

Milano joins a long list of SNAP locations that restrict your ability to play cards. It’s similar to the Pet Mansion Location from last season. The advantage to Milano is you know it will reveal before turn 5, save for some Scarlet Witch or Reality Stone shenanigans. It won’t surprise you, but it will make your plays predictable. It also bears similarities to the Avenger’s Compound Location (On turn 5, all cards must be played here). Milano doesn’t force you play cards there on turn five, but it heavily incentives it.

Great decks to use on Milano

Guardians of the Galaxy

Deck code: eyJOYW1lIjoiR3VhcmRpYW5zIG9mIHRoZSBHYWxheHkgdm9sIDMiLCJDYXJkcyI6W3siQ2FyZERlZklkIjoiWW9uZHUifSx7IkNhcmREZWZJZCI6Ik1hbnRpcyJ9LHsiQ2FyZERlZklkIjoiTmVidWxhIn0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJSb2NrZXRSYWNjb29uIn0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJTdGFybG9yZCJ9LHsiQ2FyZERlZklkIjoiQ29zbW8ifSx7IkNhcmREZWZJZCI6Ikdyb290In0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJXb25nIn0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJEcmF4In0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJBYnNvcmJpbmdNYW4ifSx7IkNhcmREZWZJZCI6IkdhbW9yYSJ9LHsiQ2FyZERlZklkIjoiUm9uYW4ifV19

Because of the predictable nature of Milano, it makes a perfect Location for Guardians of the Galaxy cards. Normally, you’ll see these decks with Daredevil and Professor X, but both are less useful with Milano in play. You know your opponent is playing cards on Milano on turn 5 which reduces the benefit of Daredevil, and since that’s the only turn cards can be played, your opponent is likely to pour power into the Location making Professor X is a risky play. In addition, even without Professor X, no one can play cards there on turn six.


Deck code: eyJOYW1lIjoicmVzdGxlc3MgbGVnIHN5bmRyb21lIiwiQ2FyZHMiOlt7IkNhcmREZWZJZCI6Ikh1bWFuVG9yY2gifSx7IkNhcmREZWZJZCI6Iklyb25GaXN0In0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJEYWdnZXIifSx7IkNhcmREZWZJZCI6IktyYXZlbiJ9LHsiQ2FyZERlZklkIjoiTXVsdGlwbGVNYW4ifSx7IkNhcmREZWZJZCI6IkNsb2FrIn0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJEb2N0b3JTdHJhbmdlIn0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJWdWx0dXJlIn0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJIdWxrYnVzdGVyIn0seyJDYXJkRGVmSWQiOiJNaWxlc01vcmFsZXMifSx7IkNhcmREZWZJZCI6IlZpc2lvbiJ9LHsiQ2FyZERlZklkIjoiSGVpbWRhbGwifV19

This is a classic and one of the more budget friendly options on our mixtape. Movement cards completely bypass Milano’s restriction. You can play them wherever you want and then simply move them into Milano.

Jeff the Baby Land Shark


Another great way to get around the card restriction on Milano is with Jeff the Baby Land Shark. Jeff is chaos. He cares not for your rules.



You’ve got two great options in this deck, Dracula and Morbius, that you can drop on Milano. They can continue to grow in power even without you playing anymore cards on Milano. Modok is a strong play on turn five if you haven’t drawn Morbius or Dracula.

Going Wide


With cards like Doctor Doom and Klaw, this deck has ways of pushing power into the Milano Location even without playing cards there. It also features Jessica Jones, which is a great turn 5 play on Milano. Combined with your Doom and Klaw, she can contest Milano even against the Guardians. I left out Ebony Maw, who you usually see in these decks because it would really cut down on your play possibilities.

What are your ideas?

Milano is an interesting Location that takes away two or three possible card slots because you only play cards there on turn five. Keep in mind that even as the Featured Location, there will still be matches that you don’t see Milano. This will make your 80s teenage self sad, but make sure your deck is flexible enough that you don’t have to retreat if you don’t get Milano in your Location pool.

Whether Milano is in your Location pool due to the event, one of the randomly chosen ones after the event, or just a poster in the memory of your teenage bedroom wall, hopefully these decks and tips help you win!

What other great decks have you used with Milano? Let us know in the comments.

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