Loki sitting on his throne wearing a green outfit and holding a golden staff.
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Best Loki decks in Marvel Snap (February 2024)

Loki is a low-key game-changer in Marvel Snap.

Regarded as one of the most popular yet unconventional characters in the Marvel universe, Thor’s beloved brother, Loki, was finally added to Marvel Snap in September 2023.

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Loki has a unique and interesting ability that can turn the tide of the match if used properly, as well as providing a lot of vision for his user. So, gear up and get ready to include Loki in your decks. But be ready if you want to use him, since he truly embodies the high-risk, high-reward mantra.

Marvel Snap Loki abilities, explained

Loki is a four-Cost, five-Power card with an ability that reads “On Reveal: Transform your hand into cards from your opponent’s starting deck and give them -1 Cost.” His ability may not be considered as a win condition like Thanos and Galactus, but the impact he can provide in terms of vision and an added offensive advantage can be dangerous, especially since he lowers your extra cards’ Cost in the process.

Loki Marvel Snap card, showing him holding his staff.
The god of mischief is here. Screenshot via Dot Esports

You can get Loki as a series five card, meaning you need to spend 6,000 Tokens to get it once it appears in the daily rotation of your Token Shop. You can also keep an eye out to see if Loki is added to the four-card pool in the Spotlight Cache rotation every week.

Strategy and combos for Loki decks in Marvel Snap

Loki has a general effect that makes him a great tech card. But, he can make or break your game, as he removes all cards from your hand at once and replaces them with random cards from your opponent’s deck. There are several cards that greatly benefit from Loki’s effect, though.

The cards Loki can add to your hand already have a lowered Cost. But cards like Quinjet and Sera can even make them cheaper, so adding those Cost-reducers to your Loki deck is something you should experiment with.

The best Loki deck in Marvel Snap

Loki and Friends

Marvel Snap Loki deck
Loki and his army. Screenshot via Untapped.gg 

This deck is more of a luck-based toolbox deck, meaning you can have a variety of options depending on the cards that can be added to your hand. Aside from Loki, other cards that add extra cards to your hand include Mirage, Agent Coulson, Cable, and Nick Fury. Use them in the different stages of the game to possibly gain bonus advantages throughout the match.

Snowguard can add the Hawk and Aurora cards to your hand, giving you possible location-activating or disrupting cards in the process. Include Quinjet to reduce the Cost of the added cards, while Sera gives a Cost reduction to all your cards in-hand regardless of their original Costs.

Shang-Chi is a great tech card to use thanks to its destruction ability, which you can sometimes use offensively. Cap off the deck with Rogue, which can steal an Ongoing ability from one of your opponent’s cards (a great disruption card if they have Ms. Marvel), and Gamora, which can be an offensive Powerhouse if your opponent played a card at the same location this turn.

How to counter Loki decks in Marvel Snap

Loki has a one-time On Reveal effect, meaning the best card to counter his effect is Cosmo. If your opponent has Cosmo before you play Loki in the same location, you won’t be able to activate the card-switching effect. So, you must be careful and always look out for Cosmo before playing Loki.

Another card that can be a great counter for Loki is his own best buddy, Mobius M. Mobius, who prevents the opponent from reducing the Cost of cards in any form. Once Mobius M. Mobius is on an opponent’s side of a location, the discount Loki can provide to the cards in your hand won’t work, making the possibility of playing multiple cards in a single turn harder for you.

Shang-Chi is also a threat to The Collector, especially if you already pumped up his Power to nine or more. Additionally, Enchantress is a counter card for the popular Loki combo piece Devil Dinosaur because of her Ongoing ability removal prowess.

Loki decks’ current state in the Marvel Snap meta

When Loki arrived in Marvel Snap last September, he became an instant meta game-changer. As the September season pass card, players had a high chance of getting him, and decks that revolve around his ability began to emerge—and some players considered it overpowered, particularly Loki Collector decks that can create monstrous Power with cheap-Cost units.

But with the text change Loki received in January 2024, it totally lost its synergy with The Collector, basically killing this top meta deck—to the point that Loki decks now only rely on the strategy of the opponent. Today, Loki decks are quite inconsistent, but they’re still worth playing if you enjoy the card.


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