The nerf doesn't seem too harsh on paper, but this deck has been out of control.
It was fun while it lasted for Black Bolt and Stature in Marvel Snap.
The odd couple that’s been terrorizing the ladder over the past few weeks with a very high play rate got brought down a peg in today’s over-the-air patch for Snap, with the aim of having them be playable but not nearly as common as they have been.
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“This one wasnt on any of our bingo cards to start the year, but here we are,” Second Dinner said of the one-power nerf to the Inhuman. “Black Bolt ascended to the top of our individual card leaderboards a couple weeks ago, and has remained there unchallenged ever since, with a frankly shocking average number of cubes won per game when drawn. However, his discard effect makes him the sort of card we dont want topping that list.”
Second Dinner said Black Bolt-Stature has been so good that it has been “quietly outperforming the field by a margin as high as Shuri or Thanos in their prime.” That’s quite good, and so Stature has had her power taken down by one as well.
“We have seen the numbers on the Black Bolt/Stature deck soften a little bit since our Wave change, which has been most impactful by turning a good matchup into a bad one,” the developer said. “However, its still clearly the best deck, and our playtesting for some future decks also indicated that this change would be merited down the line. So, were making it now in order to ensure we see this deck fall from its lofty perch.”
On the buff side of things, Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Invisible Woman both got an increase of power by one, to five and three power respectively to help them both along in their roles.
The developer also announced that three of the game’s most restrictive locations in Plunder Castle, Milano, and Sandbar are being removed from the game for the time being.
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“Were taking them back to design, where well be finding brand new effects to implement for each one,” Second Dinner said. “Once those are playtested and approved, well reintroduce them to the game. Were not 100 percent sure what that will look like yet, but you can expect to see them return in the next few months.”
The full patch notes for the update can be found below or read on the game’s official Discord channel.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead