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Marvel Snap’s Zabu set to sink its teeth into the meta

Marvel Snap’s Zabu promises to provide a boost for other four-cost cards, bringing even more madness to a mobile game meta that is constantly shifting

Screenshot of Marvel Snap's Zabu looking at the camera with a wild look in its eyes

There’s a new apex predator in Second Dinner’s superpowered card game, with Marvel Snap’s Zabu arriving as part of the Savage Land season pass offering. This prehistoric sabertooth is equipped with an effect to really shake up the meta, just like last month’s cosmic arrival of the Silver Surfer.

For those who don’t know, Zabu joins Marvel Snap as a four-cost two-power card, which lowers other four-cost cards to only require two energy points to summon. In the same way the Silver Surfer provides a boon for three-cost heroes, Zabu is an alternative for those who have a deck built around four cost cards, allowing you to easily call forth a bunch of mighty heroes in turns five and six (or even three, if you’ve got Psylocke on your side).

Still, Marvel Snap’s Zabu isn’t the only fresh content arriving with the new January season. There are prehistoric-inspired variants for Ka-Zar and Storm, fresh titles and card backs, and as ever, plenty of gold, credits, and boosters up for grabs. Just remember, you can only pick up Zabu if you go for the premium battle pass option, so be prepared to part with your cash if you want to pick up a superpowered sabertooth.

A new season pass also means new series five cards, with this month’s collection of fresh heroes including Sauron, who can remove abilities from cards in your hand and deck, Shanna, who summons one-cost cards at other locations, Shadow King, who returns all cards to their original power, and Dazzler, who gets a six power boost if you have four cards at every location. There’s plenty of ideas for theory crafting there, especially with Shadow King’s tech capabilities, so we’re looking forward to seeing how these new additions shape the meta.

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There you have it, all you need to know about Marvel Snap’s Zabu. For more tips and tricks, check out our Marvel Snap decks guide and Marvel Snap tier list, or if you’re feeling more villainous, check out our Ohio codes for freebies in a great Roblox crime game.