The latest Marvel Snap OTA update for May 2023 has been announced, detailing all the cards being changed in the latest balancing fixes.
Marvel Snap is a collectible card game that uses characters from Marvel Comics, letting you build complex decks of your favourite heroes and villains. The game stays fresh due to frequent balancing changes that see cards gain new stats or effects, and you may want to know the latest changes. So, check out our breakdown of the Marvel Snap OTA update for May 2023.
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Marvel Snap OTA update
The latest Marvel Snap OTA update for May 4 is changing up three cards with brand-new stats. These are:
- The Collector
- Luke Cage
We’ll detail all the Marvel Snap OTA update stat changes and the reasoning from the developers below:
- 6/9 -> 6/11
- Ongoing: +5 Power if this is your only card here.
“This isn’t very complicated–Orka released low, consistently one of our least-played cards and weak on winrate. He’s especially vulnerable to “splash” damage in a metagame where being able to counter Galactus has a higher priority for players, so the solve should clearly involve raising his floor, a design term for the card’s weakest outcome.
“Just buffing his base Power also keeps his Ongoing symmetrical with Namor’s, further focusing on their fishy feud. We don’t expect to see Orka suddenly start tearing up the competitive ranks, but it’s free for us to make him stronger.”
- 2/1 -> 2/2
- When a card enters your hand from anywhere (except your deck), +1 Power.
“Those of us who were playing in the beta no doubt remember the glory days of The Collector, and the nerf that was merited then brought him in line as an on-curve play in some Discard and Devil Dinosaur decks. However, he’s been largely squeezed out of those archetypes since, without finding a new home.
“Hopefully he’ll be a bit more competitive with other 2-Cost cards at this rate, and start earning those slots back or showing up in new decks, like Bounce.”
- 2/1 -> 2/2
- Ongoing: Your cards can’t have their Power reduced.
“The two most popular decks with Luke are middling performers on the numbers, and the surge in Super Skrull plus the buff to Enchantress have both indirectly weakened him. We actually considered testing 3 Power briefly, but recalled how the Hazmat buff to 2 Power months ago killed a delightful Cerebro-1 deck.
“This change thus restores that combo as an interesting option for Cerebro-2, since Luke protects that deck from a handful of meddlesome locations as well. The added Power makes Luke more viable as a “tech” card in other decks, which might come in handy if afflict strategies reach a new high in the near future.”
These changes are all now live and will remain unless a future OTA update alters their stats again.
That’s all for our coverage of the Marvel Snap OTA update for May 2023, and now you know what changes have been made to the existing cards.
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