A new week and a new location. this time around players will have to work around a location packed full of rocks. Collapsed Mine is the next Hot Location in Marvel Snap, and boy is it an annoying one to deal with. When it is revealed, Collapsed Mine will fill both sides of the location with rocks. They are useless, bring no power and completely clog up the lane. Decks that aren’t ready handle the rocks will have to skip a turn in order for them to be removed. Skipping a turn is rough in Marvel Snap, making this location a tough lane to win. That is, unless you plan accordingly.
There are a few decks that can really take advantage of the additional cards on your side of the board. Whether it be buffing them up or destroying them for profit, here are just a few ideas that players can use to get the most out of the Hot Location this week.
Example Deck List: Misty Knight, Shocker, Cyclops, Patriot, Mystique, Debrii, Cosmo, Ka-Zar, Thing, Abomination, Blue Marvel, Onslaught
Good old Patriot. Whenever a Hot Location appears and generates critters for players, Patriot is always there to come lend a helping hand. The rocks that are created by Collapsed Mine are all cards with no abilities, making them the perfect target for Patriot’s buff. As long as you play around your own curve, the rocks will stick around and provide much-needed power at that location. Blue Marvel and Ka-Zar help transform those pebble into terrifying boulders.
The rest of the deck is just a classic Patriot shell filled with other cards without abilities. Onslaught is the big top-end card that helps push the deck over the edge and across the victory line. Cosmo is here to help protect your 1-cost cards from Killmonger. And if you do run out of rocks, Debrii comes along and makes sure both players have enough rocks to go around. This list does shrink the size of your board to just two locations, but that shouldn’t be a problem with strong cards like Thing and Abomination.
Any Version of a Death Deck
Example Deck List: The Hood, Nova, Deadpool, Bucky Barnes, Carnage, Sabretooth, Killmonger, Deathlok, Venom, Moon Girl, Taskmaster, Death
If there are eight cards that are about to be destroying, you best be ready to see some Death. Collapsed Mine ensures that Death is always at most 1 mana once both players decide to remove the rocks. Then with Moon Girl in hand, you’ll be able to double up your Death for a lethal 24-power final turn. The rest of list is pretty stock-standard for a Destroy deck, so most players may already have a deck like this in their lineup. Still, it’s a solid list that should net some cubes during the Collapsed Mine feature week.
Good Reactive Cards
Example Deck List: Ice Man, Scorpion, Sunspot, Armor, Killmonger, Maximus, Storm, Shang-Chi, Devil Dinosaur, Aero, Magneto, Leader
Sometimes the best bet is to just jam a bunch of good cards in one pile and call it a day. This list has plenty of angles of attack to either punish the opponent for trying to keep their rocks, or to just steal their big threats once the game comes to a close. Killmonger is the big hitter here as it eliminates all rocks on the field. It opens up your location while also reducing your opponents potential threats. Sunspot is just a great value as an early game card that grows the same turn you want to remove the rocks. It essentially lets you play a “card” without doing anything.
Devil Dinosaur and Magneto are a nice one-two punch late in the game that should lock up the game after keeping your hand size pretty healthy.
This list also has some unique play patterns, such as placing Storm on Collapsed Mine while your opponent still has rocks there. You can also play Armor on an unrevealed location in hopes to hit the Collapsed Mine and trapping all the rocks under Armor’s protection.
As always these are just suggestions – if something is working for you then keep rocking it. Nothing is set in stone, and these sample deck lists are just a foundation for something bigger. (I think that’s all I got for rock puns for now)
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