Best Ravonna Renslayer Decks in Marvel Snap

Ravonna Renslayer is the latest addition to Marvel Snap and we're taking a look at the best decks to use her in. Not only can she discount your cards that have 1 or less power, but she's also 3/3 meaning she fits in both Cerebro and Surfer decks! This Series 4 card is about to cause some serious damage if played correctly.

Best Ravonna Renslayer Decks in Marvel Snap

The latest Series 4 card in Marvel Snap is the TVA’s own Ravonna Renslayer and we’re taking a look at where she fits best. She is a 3-cost, 3-power card that reads: ‘ongoing: your cards with 1 or less power cost 1 less (minimum 1). While it may seem like a niche ability at first, that’s far from the case. Cards that benefit from this discount include; Iron Man, Arnim Zola, both goblins, Darkhawk and more. In order to fully understand this card’s potential, we must first see the play patterns and deck lists. Therefore, we’ve put together a guide of the best Ravonna Renslayer decks in Marvel Snap.

Cerebro 3 – Robotic Synergy

A somewhat reliable deck, Cerebro is always fun to pilot. You can add in any 3-power cards that you like and create some sort of Cerebro-based list. Whilst Cerebro 5 is the one being played now due to Doom’s recent buff, C3 remains the best iteration of this playstyle. The deck list is as follows:

  • Jeff (or Bast)
  • Sentinel
  • Luke Cage (or Scarlet Witch, Cosmo, Magik)
  • Shadow-King
  • Cerebro
  • Ravonna Renslayer
  • Mystique
  • Killmonger
  • Juggernaut
  • Shang-Chi
  • Iron Man
  • Valkyrie (or Blue Marvel)
Cerebro 3 x Ravonna decklist in Marvel Snap.

Cerebro 3 x Ravonna decklist in Marvel Snap.

First, let’s talk gameplay. It’s pretty simple really, you play Ravonna on turn 3, then aim to drop both Cerebro, Mystique, and another 3-power drop on turn 6. Essentially, Ravonna acts as a cheaper Sera, giving you cheeky discounts. She can also discount Iron Man, allowing you to play both Iron Man and Mystique together on turn 6. Luke Cage exists to help you combat High Evo decks and bad locations. While Shadow King is there to shut down Collector, Angela, Kraven, and more. He can also help you avoid locations such as Aunt May’s.

There are a ton of counters in this deck, all able to reach 7-power each. Not only that, but you’ve got Valkyrie to help counter any goblins and also give the Cerebro boost to Mystique, Iron Man, and Cerebro himself. There are a few replacements you can make, one of which includes Bast instead of Jeff. Although the baby land shark makes the deck extremely effective, you can sub him out for practically any 3-power card of your choosing.

Negative Surfer – A Little Bit of Everything

Enjoy this deck while it lasts as the upcoming release of Mobius M. Mobius will directly counter it. In fact, Mobius is a Ravonna Renslayer counter all together. Fear not, a simple Rogue shall suffice! You can include her to ensure your safety. Before anything else, here is the deck list:

  • Zabu (or Psylocke, Magik)
  • Forge
  • Ironheart
  • Silver Surfer
  • Ravonna Renslayer
  • Brood
  • Mystique
  • Wolfsbane
  • Wong
  • Mister Negative
  • Iron Man
  • White Tiger (or Knull, Arnim Zola)
Mr. Negative Surfer x Ravonna deck list in Marvel Snap.

Mr. Negative Surfer x Ravonna deck list in Marvel Snap.

There are many variations of Mister Negative, most of which include Iron Man. However, if you want to play a list that maybe includes Jubilee, Magic, Knull, Arnim Zola, etc. then go right ahead! At the end of the day, the main aim of this deck is to dump a lot of discounted power all at once. Almost every single card in this deck benefits from Ravonna’s effect, which is incredible value. 

As mentioned above, a Rogue would be a nice fit to counter Mobius next week. If needed, a Cosmo or Juggernaut could also prove useful against Galactus and Alioth. No matter what, if you’ve played Ravonna, then the discounts should provide you with many options to play. This not only decreases your plays’ predictability, but also makes the deck a bit more versatile than usual.

Hawks ‘n’ Rocks Collector – Consistent and Reliable

Darkhawk has not been seeing a lot of play but that can all change with the introduction of Ravonna. Paired alongside Loki, Devil Dinosaur, and Collector, this list is capable of building some solid power. The best thing about this deck is that it’s not at all limiting. In fact, you can definitely still find a way to win without drawing Darkhawk or Ravonna. All in all, a reliable deck that gets the job done. The list is this:

  • Kitty Pyrde (or Snowguard, The Hood, Agent 13)
  • Quinjet
  • Korg
  • The Collector
  • Angela (or Mirge, Cable, Sentinel, Jeff)
  • Loki (or Cosmo, Wong, Zabu, Nick Fury, Doom)
  • Agent Coulson
  • Ravonna Renslayer
  • Rockslide
  • Darkhawk
  • Devil Dinosaur
Darkhawk x Ravonna deck list in Marvel Snap.

Darkhawk x Ravonna deck list in Marvel Snap.

A ton of value is generated when you realize that Mystique can not only copy Darkhawk, but Dino as well. Worst case scenario, she copies Ravonna or Quinjet, giving you a super-discount. This will allow for some nutty turn 6 combos that weren’t previously possible. Of course, you can lean more into the Dino side of things by including Cable, Mirage, and Nick Fury. Overall, this deck performs consistently well, being able to net cubes even without drawing Ravonna or Darkhawk.

One of the main problems of this deck is how vulnerable it is to Shang-Chi and Enchantress. A good way to stay safe is to use everyone’s favorite space dog, Cosmo. Another good way of protecting your Hawk is to include Storm in the deck. Playing Storm on 3, followed by Darkhawk on 4 is almost unbeatable, especially when you play Doom on turn 6. There’s just a lot of synergy between the cards in this deck list, making for a very natural on-curve progression style of play.

Below is a video by Drewberry covering both Ravonna Renslayer and next week’s card Mobius M. Mobius.

TEAM RAVONNA or TEAM MOBIUS ?! 🔦 | Marvel Snap

In short, Ravonna is a tech-card that helps you pull of crazy combos more consistently. It’s not necessarily game-breaking or meta-defining. However, it certainly packs a punch and is really fun to use. Hopefully after the Mobius hype dies down (or he gets nerfed) people will appreciate Ravonna more, but for now she’s decent at best. If you haven’t picked up Alioth for 6k tokens, buying both Ravonna and Mobius for 3k tokens each is a solid alternative way to spend your currency.

For more relevant articles, make sure to check out our Marvel Snap game page on KeenGamer.

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