MARVEL SNAP – Tier List for Best Character Cards and Location Database
MARVEL SNAP, a brand new card-battler RPG that is currently in a closed beta state for the Philippines regions boasts over 10 million pre-registrations for the eventual global release. Players can collect and train characters from the Marvel cinematic universe as well as Manga/IP franchise that is among the most popular IP’s to ever exist. Players can collect all Marvel superheroes and supervillains in an 8-bit card form which is stored in your account. MARVEL SNAP is a free-to-play title that is available for both Google Play Store and iOS App Store.
MARVEL SNAP boasts quick and real-time combat for all players. The game is entirely PvP based with nothing to do for players who like fighting and participating in PvE content. As the matches are quick and casual, the game is primarily recommended for a casual audience who are not looking for a game to grind for hours on end. Players will be able to create and invite their friends from all regions as the game only has 1 single global server. The developers of MARVEL SNAP have also stated that they will be working on a PC-based client for users in the future, but the catch exists that you will be separated from your friends on a different server. Players can play and enjoy MARVEL SNAP on a bigger screen of their PC with BlueStacks to get a more optimized and time-efficient gameplay experience.
To keep the game fresh and interesting, the developers have added an iconic system called “SNAP” which is essentially a gamble. In MARVEL SNAP, the player has an option to SNAP during the matches, upon which their stakes will be doubled. Players’ wins or losses will be doubled, no matter what they do. This means that they will be getting double the points or losing the double the points in ranked mode, if they win or lose, respectively. This feature makes the gameplay more strategic and induces mind games thrown by the player. Such features differentiate MARVEL SNAP from its potential competitors like Gwent, Hearthstone, and Shadowverse.
The game is still early in its developmental state as the current closed beta is just a glimpse of the features that the global version is going to be having as stated by the developers. Currently, the game only has some limited daily missions and ranked seasonal missions that provide little to no rewards for players’ strength improvement. As the game is primarily based on battling with Cards, the game’s primary objective is to collect more cards. Unique cards and locations are obtainable by completing the different missions as well as by winning matches in the different game modes.
In this tier list article, we will be going through some of the best cards and locations to use by the players in MARVEL SNAP. A majority of these cards, locations, and summons are used by the top-most rankers in MARVEL SNAP which proves their usability and strength on the battlefield. Of course, as the game’s mechanics are very different and varying, some cards will outperform others depending on the deck used as well as the player to player strategic approach. We have created different tier lists for character cards, location cards, and summon cards accordingly for the player to have the best deck-building experience. Players can also take inspiration from the current best meta decks used by top players in MARVEL SNAP.
Tier List for Character Cards
Character cards are those cards that have some extra functionality on the battlefield and are usually cast on locations that already pre-exist. Location cards cannot be placed on the battlefield but they can be changed with the help of the abilities of character cards. Players creating different decks will understand how frustrating it can get when you are lacking 1 prime card which is integral to that deck. Most decks that are created have 1 core character card that is required the most out of any other cards. Other cards in the deck exist to set up the different aspects of the match like finishing, generating, and capturing locations.
S Tier Character Cards
- America Chavez – You always draw this card on turn 6, and not before.
- Nightcrawler – You can move this once.
- Sentinel – On Reveal: Add another Sentinel to your hand.
- Elektra – On Reveal: Destroy a random enemy 1-Cost card at this location.
- Carnage – On Reveal: Destroy your other cards here. +2 Power for each destroyed.
- Moon Girl – On Reveal: Duplicate your hand.
- Nova – When this is destroyed, give your cards +2 Power.
- Ant-Man – Ongoing: If you have 3 other cards here, +3 Power.
- Iron Man – Ongoing: Your total Power is doubled at this location.
- Devil Dinosaur – Ongoing: +2 Power for each card in your hand.
- Wolverine – When this is discarded or destroyed, play it at a random location.
- Ironheart – On Reveal: Give 3 other cards +2 Power.
- Kazar – Ongoing: Your 1-Cost cards have +1 Power.
- Mister Fantastic – Ongoing: Adjacent locations have +2 Power.
- Scarlet Witch – On Reveal: Replace this location with a random new one.
A Tier Character Cards
- Cable – On Reveal: Put the bottom card of your opponent’s deck into your hand.
- Quicksilver – Starts in your opening hand.
- Odin– On Reveal: Activate the On Reveal abilities of your other cards at this location.
- Psylocke – On Reveal: Next turn, you get +1 Energy.
- Angela– When you play a card here, +2 Power.
- Squirrel Girl – On Reveal: Add a 1-Power Squirrel to each other location.
- Blade – On Reveal: Discard a card from your hand.
- Lady Sif – On Reveal: Discard the highest-cost card from your hand.
- Sunspot – At the end of each turn, gain +1 Power for each unspent Energy.
- Wolfsbane – On Reveal: +2 Power for each other card you have here.
- Apocalypse – When you discard this from your hand, put it back with +4 Power.
- Armor – Ongoing: Cards at this location can’t be destroyed.
- Cloak – On Reveal: Next turn, both players can move cards to this location.
- Gambit – On Reveal: Discard a card from your hand. Destroy a random enemy card.
- Swarm – When this is discarded from your hand, add two 0-Cost copies to your hand.
- White Tiger – On Reveal: Add a 7-Power Tiger to another location.
- Deathlok – On Reveal: Destroy your other cards at this location.
- Ghost Rider – On Reveal: Bring back one of your discarded cards (to this location).
- Storm – On Reveal: Flood this location. The next turn is the last turn cards can be played here.
- Yondu – On Reveal: Remove the top card of your opponent’s deck.
- Hobgoblin – On Reveal: Your opponent gains control of this.
B Tier Character Cards
- Venom – On Reveal: Destroy your other cards at this location. Add their Power to this card.
- Agent 13 – On Reveal: Add a random card to your hand.
- Captain America– Ongoing: Your other cards at this location have +1 Power.
- The Infinaut – If you played a card last turn, you can’t play this.
- Arnim Zola – On Reveal: Destroy a random friendly card here; add copies of it to the other locations.
- Death – Costs 1 less for each card destroyed in this game.
- Domino – You always draw this card on turn 2, and not before.
- Doctor Strange – On Reveal: Move your highest Power card to this location.
- Iron Fist – On Reveal: Move the next card you play one location to the left after it reveals.
- Shang chi – On Reveal: Destroy all enemy cards at this location that have 9 or more Power.
- Iceman – On Reveal: Give a random card in your opponent’s hand +1 Cost. (maximum 6)
- Strong Guy – Ongoing: If your hand is empty, +6 Power.
- Sword master – On Reveal: Discard a card from your hand.
- Hela – On Reveal: Play all cards you discarded from your hand to random locations.
- Hellcow – On Reveal: Discard 2 cards from your hand.
- Mantis – On Reveal: If your opponent played a card here this turn, draw a card from their deck.
- Okoye – On Reveal: Give every card in your deck +2 Power.
- Rocket Raccoon – On Reveal: If your opponent played a card here this turn, +2 Power.
- Wave – On Reveal: Next turn, cards in both players’ hands cost 4.
- Quinjet – Ongoing: Cards that didn’t start in your deck cost 1 less.
- Bishop – When you play a card, this gains +1 Power.
- Hawkeye – On Reveal: If you play a card here next turn, +2 Power.
- Jubilee – On Reveal: Play the top card of your deck at this location.
- Mister Sinister – On Reveal: Add a Sinister Clone to this location with the same Power.
- The Punisher – Ongoing: +1 Power for each opposing card at this location.
- Cosmo – Ongoing: On Reveal abilities won’t happen at this location.
Locations are the bread and butter for MARVEL SNAP and a good starting location that favors your deck can go a long way in helping you win the battle eventually. Players have multiple character cards that can affect how locations work as well as locations themselves are having their skills. For example, a deck that uses Squirrel Girl and Mantis needs a location that does not destroy cards in X amount of turns since the objective of the deck is to increase the power of locations by multiplying the cards. Keep in mind that the end objective to winning any battle in MARVEL SNAP is controlling any 2 of the 3 locations. Each location can take up 4 cards each from yourself and your enemy.
The locations included in MARVEL SNAP as well as their battlefield effects are as follows:
- Asgard– On turn 4, cards here can move.
- Atlantis – If you only have one card here, it has +5 Power.
- Avengers Compound – On turn 5, all cards must be played here.
- Baxter Building– Whoever is winning this location gets +3 Power at the others.
- Central Park – Add a Squirrel to each location.
- Cloning Vats – When you play a card here, add a copy to your hand.
- Crimson Cosmos – 1, 2, and 3-Cost cards can’t be played here.
- Daily Bugle – Get a copy of a card in your opponent’s hand.
- Danger Room – Cards played here to have a 25% chance to be destroyed.
- Dark Dimension – Cards played here are not revealed until the game ends.
- District X – Replace both decks with 10 random cards.
- Dream Dimension – On turn 5, cards cost 1 more.
- Ego – Ego takes over and plays your cards for you.
- Elysium – Cards cost 1 less.
- Grand Central – At the end of turn 5, put a card from each player’s hand here.
MARVEL SNAP is a card-battler Role Playing Game that takes pride in its short battles to appease the casual player base. The game has flashy animations based on the MARVEL superheroes and supervillains to give the players an actual as if they are truly role-playing. Being a casual game, players will not be actively engaged in the game or grinding for long hours. Players can multi-task and experience lag-free gameplay by playing MARVEL SNAP on a bigger screen of your PC with BlueStacks using a keyboard and mouse.