Marvel Snap – Best Cards to Counter Zabu

Make Zabu look like a kitten.

Zabu has officially been released, and while many players are clamoring to find the best Zabu decks, others are trying to figure out how best to counter the meta's new top cat. Playing Zabu on turn three allows you to play two four-cost cards the following turn, so running cards to counter these decks is imperative to stopping their tempo. With that in mind, here are some of the best cards to counter Zabu and his decks.

What are the best counters to Zabu in Marvel Snap?


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One of the game's strongest tech cards, Enchantress is also a great tech card against Zabu. Her On Reveal of removing Ongoing effects hits Zabu, turning him into a three-cost two-power card with no abilities and shutting down many of your opponents' plays. Furthermore, cards like Wong, Warpath, Darkhawk, Ka-Zar, and even Omega Red have appeared in Zabu decks, making Enchantress even stronger in this matchup.


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Speaking of strong tech cards, Cosmo is strong against most decks currently in the meta, and Zabu decks are no exception. For every Zabu deck that runs Ongoing four-cost cards, there will be another that runs the myriad four-cost On Reveal options available to them. Cosmo shuts down all of them and is especially effective against Wong as he will completely shut down any doubling shenanigans Dr. Strange's friend has in store. As a bonus, two of the most powerful decks in the meta are Silver Surfer and Leech Leader, and Cosmo is quite effective at foiling their plans as well.

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Speaking of Leech Leader decks, Leech is very strong against Zabu decks for the same reason he's strong against most other decks because he completely destroys their turn six plays. Zabu allows three four-cost cards to be played on turn six, and while that may be effective normally, many four-cost cards gain power through an On Reveal or Ongoing effect. Since Leech negates any effect the cards had, this makes him very strong in Zabu decks. Also, like Cosmo, Leech is very good against Silver Surfer, Leech Leader, and Mr. Negative.


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It feels like Magneto was tailor-made to deal with Zabu and his decks. Magneto's effect of moving as many three- and four-cost cards as possible to his location has always been one of the coolest and most powerful effects in the game, but now that Zabu is prowling the meta, Magneto's effect is practically guaranteed to generate value or swing the game in your favor. Besides that, even against decks where he doesn't pull anything, Magneto is still a massive body that boasts 12 power wherever you need him.

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Perhaps the most hated card in the metagame, Leader is still a dominant force after Zabu's release. Where Leech will make an opponent's turn six much worse, Leader will simply copy their plays on your side of the board while adding his own stat line to break the generated parity. Against three four-cost cards on turn six from Zabu, Leader is one of the strongest answers possible. Furthermore, Leader is still just as strong against the rest of the metagame save for Silver Surfer, but with most Leader decks running Leech, that is usually a winning matchup as well.

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A gamer born and raised, Jaret's first two video games were Contra and Super Mario Bros. 3, two games released before he was even born. He attributes these games to his wide-ranging interest in varying genres, and also credits them with his love of gaming in general. This led him to starting a career in video game writing, and now he can be found freelance writing for Pro Game Guides, spending time with his fiancé, playing video games, or reading a good book.

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