The BEST Shadow King Decks + Synergies in MARVEL SNAP

marvel snap shadow king decks may 2023

Are you looking for a deck that you can play with Shadow King in it in Marvel Snap? Shadow King can open up some interesting possibilities so I feel you will like this guide here – please mind, this guide here is getting the good decks directly from my popular meta decks list and gets updated each time I update my meta decks (at last once or twice per week), so you will never find any outdated decks here that are not flagged as old and outdated.

Is Shadow King A Good Card in MARVEL SNAP?

Reducing all cards to their initial value, Shadow King can deal with all On Reveal ability cards that increase power (or decrease your power), so there’s a bit you can do here. Please mind, power increases through ongoing effects, like Darkhawk, Ronan or Devil Dinosaur have, will NOT be affected by Shadow King..

Shadow King in the current meta: A little off-meta as other cards are often more efficient in what they do, Shang-Chi destroys all cards with high power (including Devil Dinosaur), Valkyrie can set them to 3 power flat, etc. but there are combinations that make sense with Shadow King and when more players will be able access him I think he will become a card more frequently played in Marvel SNAP..

Good Synergies with Shadow King

Ghost will allow Shadow King to flip second each turn so you can effectively catch cards like Silver Surfer that do their power increase through reveal effects. Read more about playing Ghost here.
Cerebro is also a card that can use Shadow King well in case your opponent decides to use cards like Hazmat, Scorpion or any other reveal decreasing effect on your cards to disrupt your Cerebro ability. Read more about playing Cerebro here.
Sera can reduce the costs of Shadow Baron to play him along another 3-cost card and as you play Shadow Baron pretty much all the time on your last turn, this synergy makes a lot of sense. Read more about playing Sera here.
Zabu can also reduce the costs of Shadow King to become a 3-cost card that gives you a lot of flexibility to play along other cards. Read more about playing Zabu here.

Shadow King is normally not in your deck to make combos or synergies (although some make sense), you use him to deal with scaled-up cards your opponent might throw on the board to find your win condition.

The Best Shadow King Decks

The decks here are ranked by how well the decks perform in the current meta. As I said earlier in this guide, the table will get updated every time I update the meta deck tier list here automatically!


  • Sera SurferA+
    With loads of 3-cost cards you will flood the deck and either disrupt the enemy synergies with cards like Iceman, Scorpion, Cosmo, Killmonger or Polaris or build some yourself with Bishop, Brood, Mister Fantastic. You want to get as many 3-cost cards on the board as possible and then play Silver Surfer at the end to give each one of them +3 power. Playing Sera on Turn 5 will let you play 3 cards on your last turn so you can easily add 9-12 power to each location and turn over the game.Future Prediction: Still a very strong deck but has some flaws against the top-ranked decks above - still can get you to infinity rank, no doubt.How to play this deck
  • Jean Surfer
    Use this control Seracle deck with Jean to limit your opponent's ability to play cards freely and also have Jean Grey getting the Silver Surfer buff or limit down your opponent with SHadow King.Future Prediction: New deck with Jean Grey, we will see how well it performs in the meta but as variation of Seracle Surfer it looks promising.How to play this deck


I hope you liked this overview of the best Shadow King decks in Marvel Snap today and find them helpful to run one of them this season – I’m sure they will be one of the strongest and you can push your rank quite well with it. If you have questions or annotations to the decks, please don’t hesitate to write a comment below and I’ll be more than happy to reply.

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