While many of us are on our way through the hidden pool system in Marvel snapI’m willing to bet that many new players haven’t reached the third and final stage, which unlocks the final deck of cards in Second Dinner’s popular new deck building game. Chances are you haven’t encountered the Agatha Harkness map, which has perhaps the most entertaining gameplay mechanic I’ve seen in this game so far.
Get this: Agatha will play all your cards for you. She just takes over and you have to watch her do it. This is a particularly fun prospect, not only because you suddenly have to let fate decide whether you win the match, but because of it how often people play Marvel snap are paranoid about the prospect of fighting bots. What if you were actually competing against a bot and a human at the same time?? dun dun
As a YouTuber MegaMogwai As detailed in his video below, Agatha has a variety of quirks not listed in her description. Not only will it always start in your hand, but it will always be an additional card to what you originally draw. Most of the time, this trait might seem useless considering Agatha costs five Energy – that’s usually late-game stuff. Recently however Marvel snap‘s had a 40 percent extra chance with zones that gave you five extra energy when revealed, so an Agatha deck is viable lately.
Another thing the game doesn’t tell you is that Agatha is also selfish. Not only will she prioritize and try to play her own card as soon as she can, she also always seems to draw the energy rewards that are normally given to a random card at the end of a game. Disadvantages. But the moment Agatha hits the board, you’re back in control. With some clever deck building, you could potentially make some plays utilizing her massive 14 power without getting hurt too badly while her bot AI is in control.
You would still be playing with fire, of course. Fun, The Agatha Deck featured on Marvelsnap.io is aptly named the Chaos Deck. MegaMogwai doesn’t have the exact same deck, but there are a few similarities between them. The big things worth noting about Mega’s particular deck are that he has cards like Lady Sif to try to get rid of Agatha early if that’s possible, but also cards like Ghost Rider that return discarded cards to a specific location and potentially grant you that 14 power boost without risking Agatha actually taking over. It’s a dense, energetic deck that won’t let you play too many cards at once. But that’s okay because he also performs Devil Dinosaur, which boosts +2 for each card in your hand.
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In theory, it’s an immensely clever deck. But the crunchy thing about Marvel snapbeyond the bite-sized matchesis that you never know what’s going to happen next. snap is a game where the only deities are impostors who laugh at your stupid little mortal schemes and blow them up just to see the reaction on your face. You feel like a god when it goes your way. And if not, you can just tell yourself it was bullshit, the cards were literally stacked against you.
Once I played a game that I won right at the start only to see a zone called “Ego”. Get this: Ego lets the AI play both player, not just one. Do you know what this bot did? It played Mantis and Sentinel on my sixth turn, two low-energy cards usually reserved for early game play. I lost. Then I got in line for another game. Crazy video games.
So, yes, MegaMogwai’s deck is great on paper, but from the moment he starts showing it off on camera, things go wrong. In the first game, the starting zone immediately discards Agatha. The heart of the deck is gone. lol. lmao. He keeps winning because the deck was built around the idea of throwing them away, but I’m endlessly amused at how quickly Marvel snap will just look you in the eye and say no. The funny thing is figuring out how to make things work after everything has gone wrong.
The second game in the video didn’t go much better mentally. MegaMogwai gets to play Agatha, which is great until a clone pool is revealed, and suddenly Agatha actually decides he’s not going to get rid of her at all like he planned to. He immediately retreats to save himself from losing too many dice, the game’s currency.
I won’t spoil the rest of the video which is almost an hour long but it’s a great look at one of the more unusual ways to play Marvel snap. Funny too, because despite all this uncertainty and chaos? I want to build an Agatha deck asap. Then again, I’m a known round-one Marvel snap snapper.
https://kotaku.com/marvel-snap-agatha-harkness-deck-disney-plus-pool-1849739918 Marvel Snap’s Agatha Harkness card plays for you and chaos reigns