The Marvel Snap menu is bringing back the discard deck theme in August 2023, with new cards that support both discard and destroy decks. This time, we’re seeing a wave of Wolverine-like cards that are sure to shake up the meta. The star of the August season pass card is Daken, the mutant son of Wolverine and Itsu. In this showcase, we’ll explore the decks that work well with Daken and help you decide if the Daken Season Pass is worth buying.
What Does Daken Do in Marvel Snap?
Daken’s effect is quite straightforward:
- Cost: 3
- Power: 4
- On Reveal: Add the Muramasa Shard to your hand.
The real fun begins with Muramasa Shard’s effect:
- Cost: 1
- Power: 1
- When this card is discarded or destroyed, double Daken’s Power.
You might be wondering how to exploit Muramasa Shard multiple times in a match. Don’t worry, we’ll cover that in a moment. If you’re interested in other cards coming in August, check out the Marvel Snap August datamine article.
How Good is Daken in Marvel Snap?
Daken is a solid card, and you shouldn’t mess with Tha’ Ken. Some players will definitely give Daken a try in various decks, such as:
- Discard: Daken is a decent 3-drop card that complements Lady Sif in the deck.
- Destroy: Another decent 3-drop card, although Venom and Deathlok are already strong choices.
- Surfer: Daken works well as a 3-drop, and Muramasa makes a great filler on Turn 4 to play alongside another 3-drop if you haven’t played Nova yet.
When it comes to countering Daken, cards like Cosmo can prevent the generation of Muramasa Shard if you can predict where it will be dropped and have priority. Shang-Chi can be a powerful play after Muramasa Shard and Nova grant their bonuses to Daken, while Professor X and Armor can help protect Muramasa Shard from being destroyed.
Example Decks for Daken in Marvel Snap
Here are some of the best Daken decks in Marvel Snap. No matter your playstyle, there’s something for everyone.
Surfer Thanos Daken Deck in Marvel Snap
Why not add Thanos to the mix?
- Silver Surfer
Discard Daken Deck in Marvel Snap
A straightforward discard deck that aims to clear its hand on Turn 5 with M.O.D.O.K. and then deploy Chavez where needed. This strategy allows Apocalypse to be pitched by Dracula for an additional power push.
- Colleen Wing
- Lady Sif
- Absorbing Man
- America Chavez
Strong Guy Daken Discard Deck in Marvel Snap
- Colleen Wing
- Strong Guy
- Captain Marvel
- America Chavez
Destroy Daken Deck in Marvel Snap
The goal of this deck is to repeatedly destroy your own cards, leading up to a powerful combination of Knull and Death on Turn 6.
- X-23 (use other 1-drops until then, such as Nova, Sunspot, Nebula, etc.)
- Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Should I Buy the August Season Pass in Marvel Snap? Is it Worth Buying?
It ultimately depends on your preferences. If you want to test out the decks, especially if they dominate the meta, then go for it. Personally, I won’t be purchasing the season pass. Instead, I’ll wait for the card to become available in the next month’s Spotlight Cache or use Collector’s Tokens if it seems worthwhile.
That’s all for this Daken showcase spotlight! Make sure to stay tuned to Prima Games’ Marvel Snap tag below for the latest Marvel Snap content.