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The BEST Shadow King Decks + Synergies in MARVEL SNAP

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list and gets updated each time I update my meta decks (at last once or twice per week), so you will never find any outdated decks here that are not flagged as old and outdated.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 current decks that do well in the 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

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
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

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
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
Tech Card
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!

Darkhawk Annihilus – Tier SS

Darkhawk along Ms Marvel setups has already show last Season that they have potential but with the recent balancing, they have become one of the most lethal combo decks in Marvel SNAP this season.

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Marvelhawk – Tier S

A very classic version of the deck that is working really well and you really don’t need many new and fancy cards to play this deck which is for me still one of the best ones this season.

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Junkhawk – Tier A

Darkhawk, Darkhawk, Darkhawk… this season very strong and also works well as junk deck

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Skaarnihilus – Tier A

While Skaar and Annihilus where everywhere last season on top, they took quite a dip. They are still a great deck archetype in MARVEL SNAP but others simply have a lead.

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Stature Bolt – Tier B

Not anywhere in the meta for quite a while, not seems to be back and although not dominating, this deck in the right hands can make it to the highest ranks in Marvel SNAP this season.

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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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