Spider-Ham hits Marvel Snap this week, so we’re breaking down what the new card does, what decks it fits in, and whether it’s worth 3000 of your precious collector’s tokens. increase. Spider-Ham’s abilities are powerful in and of themselves, but there are implied side effects that make it better than it should be.
Spider-Ham, aka Peter Poker, is the anthropomorphic pig cartoon character most fans probably first met in 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, voiced by John Mulaney, and this time around. He will make his debut as Marvel Snap in Marvel Snap. Spider Versus Season. He joins the previously released Season Pass card Ghost-Spider and the Series 5 addition Silk.
Spider-Ham’s release is notable for the first time a new card appeared in Series 4 at 3000 tokens instead of Series 5 starting at 6000 tokens. Next week’s Spider-Man 2099 will follow suit, starting at this cheap rate. . But even at that discounted price, is spider ham worth buying?
What will Spider-Ham do in Marvel Snap?
Spider-Ham Card Text: “When Revealed: Convert the highest-cost card in your opponent’s hand into a Pig, preserving power and cost.”
Befitting his silly and mischievous personality, the 1-power/1-energy Spider-Ham launches a cartoon hammer that destroys the highest-cost card in your opponent’s hand, and a pig with the same stats but no abilities. to
The effects of spider ham can be incredibly impactful for a variety of reasons. High-energy cards are usually big closers tossed into the final turn to win games with powerful effects, but Spider-Ham takes the momentum out of your opponent’s grand finale. There are many popular high-cost cards with game-changing effects that Spider-Ham wants to hit, such as 5-cost Serra, Black Bolt, Iron Man, Devil Dinosaur and 6-cost She-Hulk, Doctor Doom. , Apocalypse, Odin, Onslaught, Heimdall. If any of these cards hit, your opponent’s plans may fail and you may lose the game.
Again, some high-cost cards don’t care much about Spider-Ham. Magneto and Hulk Evolved have strong effects, but even without them, 12 Power against 6 Energy is still a strong play. There are some cards that really benefit from Spider-Ham’s effect as it removes a major drawback. They are Red Skull, Destroyer, and Infinaut. If Spider-Ham becomes a common card in the meta, those cards could be played as counters. Decks that play off-curve (Bounce, Surfer, etc.) don’t take as much damage from Spider-Ham’s effect because they rely on a large number of small cards to combo off rather than a single big finisher.
While some may look to Spider-Ham to take on Galactus, he may not be the savior you’re looking for. The Galactus deck is running death, and with 8 energy she is always subject to Spider-Ham’s effects, acting as a shield for the Devourer of Worlds. Galactus is further insulated from Spider-Ham’s effects by the fact that Galactus decks often use other 6-cost cards, so even if there were no deaths in hand, that cartoon mallet would be It may land on Knull or Destroyer instead.
We’ve seen how depowering cards can be oppressive thanks to reach, but he was at least somewhat balanced at just 3 power for 5 energy. Spider-Ham is the same effect, only targeting one card, but in his much more efficient 1/1 package, making it splashable into much more decks. He fills a similar role to Iceman as a low-cost destroyer and could replace him in many decks.
Spider-Ham extra edition
Everything we’ve said about Spider-Ham so far indicates that he’s a strong card, but we haven’t discussed the best part yet. Turn the cards into pigs and you’ll know which cards hit. This seemingly small feature actually brings great utility.
Marvel Snap is a game where you read your opponents and predict your strategy, so the additional information you collect during the game is invaluable. Not only does the Pig’d card tell you a big finisher you don’t have to worry about anymore, it also effectively tells you what kind of deck your opponent is playing, spoiling any surprises your opponent had in store. I will make it. “Scouting” cards like Daredevil and the White Queen have been staples of the meta since the beginning, largely because they’re more informed about how to beat your opponents and when to retreat to save your cube. It helps you make informed decisions. And now Spider-Ham has joined those cards. rank. In particular, Iceman does not show frozen cards. This is why Spider-Ham is considered an excellent subversive option.
This factor alone may have made Spider-Ham a popular card among competitive players. He’s an effective means of interfering with opponents and gaining vital information, and his low cost makes him easy to incorporate into many decks.
What are the best decks for Spider-Ham?
Now that we’ve explained Spider-Ham’s theory, it’s time to put him to the test. This card is incredibly versatile and can be incorporated into many decks, but here are some of our favorites that can take advantage of his piggy powers.
Cera Control by Spider-Ham
First up is Sera Control. Serra is all about countering what your opponent throws at you with Shang-Chi, Killmonger, Enchantress, etc., but Spider-Ham “counters” cards before they hit the board, so add them to your deck. Perfect for . It’s tempting to hold Spider his Ham until turn 5 to surprise your opponent at the last minute, but remember turn 5 is when you play Serra. So try to place the spider ham some time in advance. Sera’s list is flexible in nature, so try removing Nova instead of Spider-Ham.
- kitty pride
- spider ham
- hit monkey
- Scarlet Witch
Bounce with Spider-Ham
Bounce has been a strong meta contender lately, and with the addition of Spider-Ham, Bounce’s momentum will continue to rise. This deck already has Iceman, so try swapping him out for Spider-Ham. You can instead take down Falcon or America Chavez and run Double Disruption on both Iceman and Spider-Ham to really annoy your opponent. Bouncing Spider-Ham and using its effect again can cause you to hit the same card again, so don’t prioritize bouncing Spider-Ham when you have better options.
- kitty pride
- spider ham
- hit monkey
- america chavez
Bounce Disruption by Spider-Ham
Disruption decks aren’t necessarily at the top of the meta, but they’re certainly fun (and frustrating), and Spider-Ham is a perfect fit. The idea behind this bounce his disruption list is to disrupt your opponent’s hand so much that they can no longer play the game. We turn their lives into a living hell with Korg, Black Widow, Iceman, and this time Spider-Ham and more, then wash it down with Rock, Pig, and Beast/Falcon until only tears remain. , repeat.
- spider ham
- hit monkey
- dark hawk
Evolved Lockjaw and Spider-Ham
Could Spider-Ham possibly make the best deck in Marvel Snap even better? The Lockjaw/High Evolution deck certainly doesn’t need another tool in its arsenal, but Spider-Ham knows you can drop it into Lockjaw Lane to use the effect and (hopefully) trade it for a big gun like It fits surprisingly well, considering Hulk or Doctor Doom evolved. According to Untapped, this is one of the best performing Spider-Ham decks to start with..
- spider ham
- highly evolved
- Jane Foster Mighty Thor
- Doctor Doom
- america chavez
Is Spider-Ham worth buying for 3000 tokens?
In our quick test, less than 24 hours after the card’s release, Spider-Ham already feels like a great card that can be easily incorporated into a wide variety of decks. It’s mischievously satisfying to watch one of your opponent’s most powerful cards turn into a dorky pig, plus what kind of deck you’re facing and It gives me an idea of how to approach the rest of the game. For example, if you hit a death on turn 1, you’ll likely face a Destroy he deck or a Galactus(!) deck, which puts you on high alert. In another game, my opponent played Nova, Sentinel, and Bishop to telegraph Sera, so on turn 4 I played Spider-Ham to turn Sera into a pig, and my opponent quickly retreated. In scenarios where you’re predicting Spider-Ham to hit a particular card, it might be right to snap Spider-Ham before playing it so you can benefit from your opponent’s inevitable lay-quit. not. This is a gamble that might pay off with a few extra cubes.
That said, Spider-Ham doesn’t always offer the greatest value. For example, if the cards he hits are too general to guess his opponent’s deck, or if he hits half-baked cards that the opponent isn’t going to win the game anyway. . And in those cases, you’ve just played an overwhelming one-power card and suddenly feel like you’ve been turned upside down.
Still, whenever you play Spider-Ham, you tend to get at least some benefit. Playing early and hitting a good card that reveals what deck your opponent is playing feels like you can start the game with an unfair advantage, but playing later can make the final You can disarm your opponent for your turn. You can already tell that Spider-Ham is going to be a source of great insane joy or extreme rage, depending on which side of that comic hammer you’re on.
So is Spider-Ham worth 3000 tokens? Generally speaking, yes. Needless to say, everyone’s collection is different. So there may be other cards that are high priority to get at the moment (Thanos, Advanced Evolution). But if I can spend my tokens, I enjoy playing the following types of cards: If you have a deck that Spider-Ham fits into and you’re looking for a very devastating 1-cost card, consider buying Spider-Ham. Currently, he has 11 other series 4 cards, of which Darkhawk and Zab are more powerful cards and may add even more value to your collection, but Spider-Ham is best if you already have them It may be a card.
Joshua is a fan of IGN’s resident card game. He has played Yu-Gi-Oh! And the Pokémon TCG competitively reaches Infinite rank in Marvel Snaps on a regular basis.