marvel snap players have some big balance changes in store, as a bunch of often-played cards – including Aero, Leader, Galactus, and Nova – have just been hit by the Ultimate Nullifier in-game. Developer Second Dinner is rolling out a new patch that will make these powerful cards slightly less powerful, while other cards will get late buffs.
While players tired of being on the losing side of a Galactus or Leader on turn six have reason to celebrate wonder Break, there’s another big addition that will benefit everyone: Second Dinner has added “fast forward” for games that stack abilities repeatedly when using cards like Wong, Onslaught, and Mystique. No more waiting minutes, hours, or days for Black Panther to hit you with 689,754 power!
Another nice quality of life addition in marvel snapis the new patch? Artist credits. Now you can see who drew that Venomized variant you love so much.
Here are the big nerfs to today’s balance update – with potentially more to come for Galactus and Leader – from the official marvel snap website:
Aero 5/8 -> 5/7
Developer Comment: The Aero effect can be a very powerful tool for disruption and control. While previously we buffed Aero to his current stat line, players have since learned to use him to great effect, so we think it’s appropriate to lower his potency a bit.
Galactus 6/3 -> 6/2
Developer Comment: Even at the highest game ranks, Galactus and the decks that use it show relatively high win and cube win rates. Not all of these decks openly advertise its approach, and the range of cards that can complement it have proven wide and difficult for some decks to counter. We are now removing a power from Galactus and evaluating whether or not we should make more significant changes to his design in the future.
Leader 6/4 -> 6/3
Developer Comment: The leader effect proves very frustrating to many players and polarizing in its ability to lock decks and discourage the play of other 6-cost cards. We’re taking some power away from him for now and exploring more changes to the map in the future.
Nova 1/2 -> 1/1
Developer Comment: Nova’s effect makes it much stronger than an average 1-cost card, so we don’t think it’s appropriate for it to have the stats of an average 1-cost card.
And here are the new buffs:
Drax 4/4 On Reveal: If your opponent played a card here this turn, +4 Power. -> 4/5 On Revelation: If your opponent played a card here this turn, +3 Power.
Groot 3/3 On Reveal: If your opponent played a card here this turn, +3 power. -> 3/4 On Revelation: If your opponent played a card here this turn, +2 Power.
Developer Comment: We think the effects of Guardians make for fun moments, but they can seem too flowing or swimming. We’re giving Drax and Groot a little buff to their baselines to make them less risky to play and hopefully open them up as more viable contenders in the 3 and 4 cost slots.
Hazardous Material 2/1 -> 2/2
Developer Comment: While we’re aware of Hazmat combo decks that may seem strong, Hazmat is doing pretty poorly overall. We’re giving decks it activates a small buff with this update.
Black cat 3/6 -> 3/7
Developer Comment: Black Cat hardly sees any play, so we’re giving him extra power to make his run more interesting.
Nakia 3/1 -> 3/2
Developer Comment: We think Nakia’s effect is a fun mechanic to play, but it’s currently seeing very little success. We hope a little buff will make her a more attractive option.
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