The best Marvel Snap decks December 2022

Knowing the best Marvel Snap decks will help you dominate the free-to-play card game, including Pool 1-only decklists and some for more advanced players

Best Marvel Snap decks: Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Venom charging forwards

The best Marvel Snap decks aren’t available to you right away, but fear not, because alongside some of the meta decks in this superhero-themed card game, we also have the best decks for beginners too. So whether you’re still making your way through Pool 1 and 2, or you’re reaching the end of Pool 3 and gearing up to unlock the ultra-rare Pool 4 and 5 cards, we’ve got options for you.

In our humble opinion, the best Marvel Snap deck right now is Infinacula. We have the full decklist for that deck down below, but you need to have made your way into the third Marvel Snap pool because Dracula is vital for the deck to work. If you’re not at that point yet, and you’re still making your way through the earlier stages of the game, keep reading for our best Marvel Snap decks in this free PC game.

Best Marvel Snap beginner decks

These beginner Marvel Snap decks exclusively use cards that you start the game with and those in Pool 1, which is from collection levels 18-214 in the card game. There are 71 cards to choose from with these parameters, and if there are any you’re missing in your chosen decklist, you’re early enough in the game that replacing a few of them won’t ruin the playstyle of the deck too much. Check out our Marvel Snap tier list to learn which cards in Pool 1 are the outright best.

Balanced deck

This deck doesn’t have a specific theme running through it, instead going for cards that are generally quite powerful at this early stage. It gets topped off by playing Odin on turn six though, who triggers all the On Reveal abilities of your cards at that location again. If you haven’t got Captain America yet and you want to make this decklist as soon as possible, you can always pick up the bundle in the store.

  • Ant-Man
  • Squirrel Girl
  • Yondu
  • Medusa
  • Domino
  • Ironheart
  • Wolfsbane
  • Captain America
  • Ka-Zar
  • Spider-Woman
  • White Tiger
  • Odin

On-Reveal deck

For this Pool 1 deck, it focuses mainly on On-Reveal abilities, which are effects that happen as soon as you play the card. Once again, Odin is the star of the show, while Gamora and Ironheart are vital inclusions also.

  • Elektra
  • Nightcrawler
  • Korg
  • Yondu
  • Angel
  • Medusa
  • Star Lord
  • Ironheart
  • Wolfsbane
  • White Tiger
  • Gamora
  • Odin

Ongoing deck

On the flipside of the On-Reveal deck, this Ongoing decklist focuses on effects that are constantly happening when that card is in play. Blue Marvel and Spectrum share the spotlight, or if you’re lucky enough to get an extra energy or the Limbo area which grants a turn seven, you can get both in play at once.

  • Ant-Man
  • Nightcrawler
  • Lizard
  • Medusa
  • Sentinel
  • Mister Fantastic
  • The Punisher
  • Captain America
  • Ka-Zar
  • Iron Man
  • Blue Marvel
  • Spectrum

Best Marvel Snap meta decks

When you’ve made your way to the Pool 2 and 3 cards (collection levels 222-450 and 460+ respectively), your options for decks open up enormously. Even more so when you reach Pool 4 and 5. More interesting and complex strategies like Kazoo and Destroy decks are viable, while powerful cards such as Hobgoblin, Shang-Chi, and the 20-power The Infinaut are available.

Infinite deck

The Infinaut is one of the most popular cards right now because there are very few things that can be done to counter a turn six 20-power card, other than Shang-Chi if you successfully predict where it’ll be placed and it flips second. This deck is simple – frustrate your foe with cards like Iceman, Scorpion, Storm, and Hobgoblin, win one location with Jessica Jones and a turn five skip, then play The Infinaut to guarantee a location.

  • Iceman
  • Sunspot
  • Angela
  • Lizard
  • Scorpion
  • Groot
  • Storm
  • Jessica Jones
  • Jubilee
  • Hobgoblin
  • America Chavez
  • The Infinaut

Destroy deck

If you fancy consuming your own cards to make more expensive cards more powerful, look no further. This destroy deck focuses on making Death as cheap as possible, while cards such as Venom and Deadpool continue to grow.

  • The Hood
  • Deadpool
  • Nova
  • Bucky Barnes
  • Carnage
  • Armor
  • Wolverine
  • Venom
  • Kill Monger
  • Hulk Buster
  • Deathlok
  • Death

Movement deck

Movement decks are some of the most popular right now amongst players in Pool 2, and this decklist is one of the simplest you can put together, with no Pool 3 cards at all. The goal is simple: play Multiple Man into Hulk Buster, or Iron Fist into Vulture, then move them around with Cloak and Heimdall. If you want to counter Devil Dinosaur or The Infinaut, consider running Shang-Chi in place of America Chavez or Miles Morales.

  • Iron Fist
  • Nightcrawler
  • Cloak
  • Kraven
  • Multiple Man
  • Doctor Strange
  • Hulk Buster
  • Vulture
  • Miles Morales
  • Vision
  • America Chavez
  • Heimdall

Infinacula deck

Fancy a deck that solely relies on one combo but if you pull the right cards, you’re pretty much guaranteed a win? This deck allows you to snap as soon as you have the right cards in your hand, so it’s great for cube management as you can retreat for one cube loss if you don’t have Dracula and The Infinaut by turn four. Focus on filling up two lanes with what is essentially a Kazoo deck, then let Dracula, The Infinaut, and America Chavez swing the game in your favour.

  • Ant-Man
  • Sunspot
  • Iceman
  • Korg
  • Nightcrawler
  • Yondu
  • Angela
  • Armor
  • Captain America
  • Dracula
  • America Chavez
  • The Infinaut

Opponent movement deck

Finally, we’ve got a movement deck courtesy of SnakesOnAPlane, which focuses on moving your opponent’s cards instead of your own. There’s nothing more frustrating than having your cards moved from where you placed them so they’re less effective, and this is what the movement deck focuses on, with Aero and Magneto being the most expensive picks.

  • Nightcrawler
  • Bullseye
  • Kraven
  • Cloak
  • Storm
  • Juggernaut
  • Kingpin
  • Polaris
  • Enchantress
  • Legion
  • Aero
  • Magneto

If you fancy playing something based on some of the characters featured within Marvel Snap, take a look at our list of the best superhero games, which isn’t limited to just Marvel heroes.

Alternatively, check out our list of the best multiplayer games if you want to take on opponents online in a different environment.