5 great decks to use for Marvel SNAP’s new Featured Location, The Abbey
Marvel SNAP rolled out the first Featured Location of its Bloodstone season, The Abbey, and we’ve delved into a pocket dimension to bring back some of awesome decks for you to try. Featured Location mini-events are the way SNAP adds new Locations to the game, and are usually worth some deck adjustments if you’re looking to win some matches.
Let’s take a look at some great deck lists to help you burn away the competition while The Abbey is the Featured Location, though all of these decks will work to your benefit whenever you encounter The Abbey Location in the future.
What is the significance of the The Abbey in Marvel lore?
The Abbey is the headquarters for the new Midnight Sons, and the ancestral home of Hunter, the sole offspring of Lilith. It was originally a Transian fortress. If you’re not familiar with Transia, it is a fictional nation in south east Europe which has borders with Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia. The original Midnight Suns relocated the fortress to a pocket dimension containing the cursed grounds of Old Salem (Massachusetts).
The Location will feature in Firaxis Games upcoming tactical role-play game, Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The game will feature characters from the Midnight Sons, the Avengers, the X-Men, and the Runaways. Hunter is a new hero created in collaboration between Marvel and Firaxis. Players will customize Hunter’s gender, and powerset. The powers are divided into three “trees” : Light, Dark, and Power.
What’s the key to winning when The Abbey is up?
Card draw is powerful in any card game, but especially so in a game like Marvel SNAP where the decks only have 12 cards in them. The Abbey has two components to it. First, you have to win the race to put exactly two cards on the Location. Two shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be two. If you put three cards on the Location in one turn, the effect won’t fire for you.
Like other Locations with a similar condition like The Raft, or White Hot Room, if both players fill the Location on the same turn, both get the bonus. In this case, that would mean the card draw. The second component is being able to make good use of the card you drew. While combo decks are a natural thought, many of those, like the popular Shuri Sauron list, lack the low-cost early cards to activate the Location.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some great lists to use while The Abbey is up.
Great decks to use on The Abbey
The deck gives you two zero cost options to activate The Abbey quickly. Ideally, you want Kitty Pryde to be one of the cards you fill The Abbey with so you still have options there on future turns. You could use Thor, hoping to buff him later with Mjolnir.
The Infinity Stones can activate The Abbey quickly. If it looks like you’re going to lose the race to fill The Abbey, drop a Reality Stone on it. Jeff and the Space Stone give you options to move those early cards if it is advantageous for you.
You’ve got Mister Sinister to single handedly activate The Abbey. Do remember that it must be only two cards. Brood will put too many cards on the Location, and you won’t get to activate it and thus be denied the card draw. Once you have Mister Sinister and Brood (on a different Location than The Abbey), you can use Patriot and Silver Surfer to buff them.
This deck gives you several options to win the race to fill The Abbey. You’ve got Squirrel Girl, Nightcrawler, and Ant-Man. Shanna will put a card in each Location. Nightcrawler and Jeff give you options to relocate to a better Location. Ka-Zar and Blue Marvel buff your cards and Luke Cage provides protection against people trying out their new Man-Thing card.
This deck gives you good options for filling The Abbey. Snow Guard, Kitty Pryde and Maria Hill all cost 1-Energy. Loki can turn the generated cards into low cost assets to use against your opponent.
What are your ideas?
The meta is Elsa Bloodstone versus Alioth, and both cards are represented in these lists. Some players don’t adjust much to the Featured Location which should serve you well. But even as the Featured Location, there will still be matches that you don’t see The Abbey. You have to make sure your deck is flexible enough that you don’t have to retreat if you don’t get The Abbey in your Location pool.
What decklists are you using to try to take advantage of The Abbey?
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