Mister Negative is a supervillain who normally appears as Spider-Man’s adversary. He has the power to invert anything he touches. This power is translated perfectly into his card in Marvel Snap, so one of the most powerful cards that you can get is Mister Negative, which is found in Pool 3 of the game.
- Author’s Note: After going through Marvel Snap for several weeks on Steam, I feel confident going into the topic with thorough experience.
Here’s information on all the cards in Mr. Negative’s deck:
|Hawkeye||1||1||On Reveal: Grant +2 Power if you play a card here on the next turn|
|Mantis||1||2||On Reveal: You can draw a card from your enemies deck if they play their card at this location|
|Adam Warlock||2||0||You can draw a card if you are winning this location at the end of each turn|
|Agent 13||1||2||On Reveal: Grants you a random card|
|Psylocke||2||1||On Reveal: Gain +1 Energy on the next turn|
|Ironheart||3||0||On Reveal: Grant +2 Power to three random cards at this location|
|Morph||3||0||On Reveal: Turn into a duplicate of any random card at your enemy's hand|
|Jubilee||4||1||On Reveal: Play your deck card at this location|
|Mister Negative||4||-1||On Reveal: Swap and change all the Cost and Power of all your deck cards|
|Iron Man||5||0||On Reveal: Your Power is doubled|
|Jane Foster||5||8||On Reveal: Draw every card from your deck that has zero-cost|
|Arnim Zola||6||0||On Reveal: Eliminate a friendly card and add a duplicate of it on another location|
Mister Negative Card
He is a 4 Cost and -1 Power card (It may say 4 power in some variants of the card). Although seemingly unimpressive, he packs quite a significant punch in the form of his ability.
His ability is that On Reveal, he swaps the power and costs of all cards in your deck, excluding the cards you already have in your hand. This ability has the power to convert every zero-power card in your deck into a zero-cost card! This allows you to play multiple cards each turn without having to worry about energy costs.
Mister Negative’s Deck
Here’s the best deck you can make for Mister Negative in Marvel Snap:It averages a Card Cost of 3.2 and a seemingly underwhelming Power of 1. However, the composition of the deck holds a few strong abilities that, when paired with Mister Negative, shine bright.
Here’s a list of all the cards in the deck and their abilities:
- Hawkeye: On Reveal: If you play a card here next turn, +2 Power.
- Mantis: On Reveal: If your opponent played a card here this turn, draw a card from their deck.
- Adam Warlock: At the end of each turn, if you are winning this location, draw a card.
- Psylocke: On Reveal: Next turn, you get +1 Energy.
- Ironheart: On Reveal: Give 3 other friendly cards +2 Power.
- Morph: On Reveal: Become a copy of a random card in your opponent’s hand.
- Mister Negative: On Reveal: Swap the Power and Cost of all cards in your deck.
- Jubilee: On Reveal: Play a card from your deck at this location.
- Iron Man: Ongoing: Your total Power is doubled at this location.
- Jane Foster: On Reveal: Draw all cards that Cost 0 from your deck.
- Arnim Zola: On Reveal: Destroy a random friendly card here. Add copies of it to the other locations.
- Agent 13: On Reveal: Add a random card to your hand.
Every Card’s Role Explained
There are many different types of abilities in Marvel Snap; however, this deck only has two. On Reveal, abilities are triggered when the card is played and revealed to the opponent. Ongoing abilities have a prolonged effect and will continue to affect the game as long as the card is in play.
HawkeyeHawkeye is a 1 power and 1 cost card that’ll be your go-to card on the first turn. His ability is that he gets a +2 power increase if another card is played on the same location in the next turn. This tells your opponent that you’ll be playing a card on that location so they’ll try to counter it with a card like Star Lord.
However, that allows you to play Mantis at the same location since you’ll trigger Hawkeye’s ability as well as bait your opponent into activating Mantis’s ability. Hawkeye is a starter card, so you won’t have to unlock him.
MantisMantis boasts the ability to be able to steal a card from your opponent’s deck. However, this is only if your opponent plays a card in the same location as Mantis on this turn. If there’s a location like Muir Island, where every turn all cards at the location get a power increase of 1, play Mantis on it.
Since your opponent is likely also going to try and control that area, it’s a good idea to try and counter your opponent. Mantis can be unlocked in Pool 1 at Collection Level 18-214.
Adam WarlockAdam Warlock is a zero-power card that has the ability to draw an extra card if you’re winning at a location. We’ll be using him to take control of empty locations to trigger his ability easily. In doing so, we’ll get more cards on the next turn, which will allow to draw Mister Negative or Jane Foster earlier. Adam Warlock can be unlocked in Pool 3 at Collection Level 486 and above.
Agent 13:Agent 13 is a low-power card that has the ability to add a random card into your hand. Having an extra card provides a slight competitive advantage over your opponent and gives you extra options to pick from. She is obtained at Collection Level 222-450 in Pool 2.
PsylockePsylocke is my personal go-to card on the second turn. Her ability awards you with extra energy on the next turn. This allows you to play Mister Negative early on the third turn. Even if you don’t have Mister Negative drawn, it’s always a good thing to have extra energy on hand. You can unlock Psylocke in Pool 3 at Collection Level 486 and above.
IronheartIronheart is a strong card with the ability to increase the power of 3 of your cards by random by +2 when she’s played. This allows you to buff up any card you’ve already played, making her a good addition to the team. After being inverted by Mister Negative, she becomes a strong zero-cost and 3-power card. Paired with her ability, she’s an absolute must-have. She’s unlocked in the Recruit Season.
MorphMorph is a 3-cost and zero-power card capable of turning into one of your opponent’s cards which makes him very viable for the end game. He allows you to entirely steal a card that your opponent has potentially been saving till now and use it in your team. After being inverted, he’s an extremely viable zero-cost card so there are absolutely no drawbacks to using him. He’s unlocked by progressing to Collection Level 18-214 in Pool 1.
JubileeJubilee is a 4-cost 1-power card with the ability to play a card from your deck to its location. This is extremely useful if you haven’t drawn Mister Negative by the fourth round. We’re keeping this card as a failsafe, as it gives you a chance to call in Mister Negative so that your strategy doesn’t fall apart. She can be unlocked in Pool 2 at Collection Level 222-474.
Mister NegativeMister Negative is the strongest card in the deck and the ace in the sleeves. His ability is an absolute game-changer and can decide whether or not you lose the match. Playing him as soon as you draw Jane Foster is crucial and will allow you to win. He, too, is unlocked by getting to Collection Level 486 and above in Pool 3.
Iron ManIron Man is a seemingly weak card. With zero power and 5-cost, he looks like a dead weight. In reality, he’s a lot stronger than he looks. His Ongoing ability to double the power at his location makes him a force to be reckoned with. He’s extremely versatile and will most definitely give you an edge over the competition. Since he’s a starter card, you won’t have to spend countless hours trying to unlock him.
Jane FosterJane Foster is a 5-cost and 8-power card. It’s a strong card as is, but with its ability, she is unstoppable. She can draw all zero-cost cards from your deck and into your hands, making her a vital card to have. With Mister Negative inverting all cards and turning everyone into zero-cost cards, she gives full control over the 12 cards in your deck, allowing you to dominate the final round. She’s also unlocked in Pool 3 by getting to Collection Level 486.
Arnim ZolaArnim Zola is your killing machine. He packs a serious punch when inverted, with 6 power he is unstoppable. His ability to destroy and duplicate cards is extremely useful near the end when all you need is a little push over the finish line. Like most of the cards in the deck, he’s unlocked in Pool 3 by reaching a Collection Level of 486 and above.
Main Deck Strategy
Now that you’re all set up and well-versed with each card in the deck, let’s go through how you should play with this deck in hand.
To start, play Hawkeye so that you can trigger his ability by the next turn. By playing Hawkeye, you’ve let your opponent know your next move so you need to think accordingly. Your opponent knows you’ll be playing your next card in the same location as Hawkeye so be ready for it. Your best move would be to play Psylocke at the same location as Hawkeye so that you can have an extra energy point in the next turn. However, if you don’t have Psylocke in hand, play Mantis as she’ll counter any card your opponent plays on that location.
Next up, you play Mister Negative. The sooner you can get Mister Negative out the better, as he’ll invert all your cards and we’ll get all the zero-cost cards. The best-case scenario would be to have Jane Foster in hand and then use Mister Negative otherwise, Jane becomes a dead draw with a cost of 8. However, if you don’t have Jane Foster in your hand just yet, feel free to play any other card to wait it out. After playing Mister Negative, you can play any card you have on hand in the fourth turn.
On the fifth turn, we’ll shake things up and play Jane Foster. In doing so, we’ll draw out every zero-cost card in your deck. After inverting all your cards, 5 of your cards are zero-cost so they will all be made available in a single turn. At this point, you can go all out and play your heavy hitters however you like, and make sure to go out with a bang.
In the very possible scenario where things don’t go as planned and you have to steer off-course, it’s always good to have a backup strategy in mind.
At the very beginning of the match, analyze the first location. If the location provides a bonus to whoever’s controlling it, it’s safe to assume that your opponent will play a card there. With this knowledge, you can play Mantis on the first turn and rest assured that her ability will be activated. With her ability activated, you’ll get your hands on one of the opponent’s cards. This will give you an insight into your adversary’s strategy, and you can prepare accordingly.
If you don’t have Psylocke on the second turn, use Adam Warlock. He’ll let you draw an extra card on the next turn, which might help you draw Mister Negative or Jane Foster. If every strategy manages to fall apart and you don’t have Mister Negative in hand by the fifth turn, play Jubilee.
She’ll play a card straight from your deck, and this card might just be Mister Negative. Thankfully, even if it isn’t Mister Negative, you still have a lineup of strong cards that can sway the game in your favor.
My Personal Take On Mister Negative
Mister Negative has one of the strongest abilities in Marvel Snap, and the best thing about it is that you can utilize his ability on hundreds of powerful cards like the ones I’ve included in my decks. However, in almost any Mister Negative deck, one caveat is painfully clear – if you don’t get Mister Negative in your hand during a match, you’ve lost.
I’ve said in multiple guides that if a character’s abilities are unique, then there’s almost no appropriate backup, which is a terrible strategy in Marvel Snap. As such, if you don’t get Mister Negative in a match, you can’t use some other card in your deck as a replacement since they can’t replicate the same ability. So, I’d recommend using Mister Negative if you’re extremely lucky, or wait for a card to release that can take advantage of high-Cost and low-Power cards like he does.
When starting with Marvel Snap, you don’t understand how to utilize each beginner card fully. Even if you’re an experienced player, you still need a hand getting used to all the ins and outs of each card. By the time you’re at the later stages of the game, you’ll have a ton of cards you don’t know what to do with, so hopefully, my Mister Negative deck will help you in Marvel Snap.
Mister Negative is an extremely strong card despite not being easy to use. He requires a lot of thinking to be played right and might not be everyone’s favorite right out of the gate. He takes some getting used to, and you can positively say that with enough practice, he can help you out in the trickiest of situations.
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