Silver Age Guide

Silver Age consists of the last eight VS System Sets. Presently, this list is:

Infinite Crisis (DCR)
Heralds of Galactus (MHG)
Legion of Superheroes (DLS)
Marvel Team-Up (MTU)
World’s Finest (DWF)
Marvel Legends (MVL)
DC Legends (DCL)
Marvel Universe (MUN)

It also includes the smaller sets:

The Essential Hellboy Collection (EHB)
Marvel The Coming of Galactus (MCG)
The ‘Treasure Cards from MCG (MEX)
Marvel Age of Apocalypse (MAA)
DC Hobby League Cards (DCX)
Marvel Ultimates (MUL)

Why Should I Play Silver?

I think Silver is properly the best format over all. You have a good amount of card pool so you can innovate, but there are also some really refined stock lists if you are inclined to just steal a list.

Silver Age is considerably cheaper then Modern too. In addition, Checkmate and Kree which are both powerful teams are incredibly affordable to assemble and very powerful. Checkmate has no essential rares, and the Kree only have two, Yon-Rogg and Stargate, the former of which is a one-of.

Why Should I Not Play Silver?

I really can’t think of one. I know some players refuse to play it due to a supposed fear of Quicksilver – which is almost McCarthy like – and because they hate Ahmed Samsarra and the Fate Artifacts.


A lot of the decks that are viable in Modern are also viable in Silver. Here are a few of the exclusively Silver archetypes:

Moloids -=- or -=- Doomed Earth

Characters: 29
14x Moloids, Army
4x Mole Man
4x Klaw, Sonic Construct
4x Dr. Doom, Richards’s Rival
4x Mr. Fantastic, Doom’s Adversary
1x Divinity, Vampiric General
1x Ultron <> Ultron 11, Army
1x Dr. Doom, Sorcerous Savant

Plot Twists: 31
4x Doomed Earth
4x The Uni-Power
4x Mobilize
4x Unthinkable
4x Big Leagues
3x Fervent Research
4x Trouble with Dinosaurs
4x Savage Beatdown

Mulligan: Fairly fluidic, but generally Dr Doom, Richard’s Rival

How: This deck has fast beats and huge pumps. Curve and control decks generally have a lot of problem with Divinity.

Wolverine Smash!

Characters: 28
4x S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents – Army * Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
4x Hank Pym ♦ Yellowjacket – Initiative Instructor
4x Speedball ♦ Penance – Painmonger
4x Tania Belinskya ♦ Red Guardian – Cold Warrior
4x Wolverine – Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. * HYDRA
4x Samantha Parrington ♦ Valkyrie – Chooser of the Slain
4x Lady Deathstrike – Opportunistic Killer

Plot Twists: 31
4x Pathetic Attempt
4x The “B” Team
4x Call in a Favor
4x Adamantium Claws
4x Flying Kick
4x Crackshot
4x Savage Beatdown
3x Cannibal Tech

Equipment: 3
3x B.P.R.D. Signal Device

Mulligan: Wolverine

How: Wolverine on three, a four drop that re-readies, swing direct with Wolverine and play all the pumps you can on him, after he readies attack again… then find something good to do during your remaining twenty seven minutes.


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