Tag Archive: AW037 Qui-gon Jinn

Deck Analysis 101: Shield Slinging

For a while now, I have been slogging through match after match against the dreaded Jango/eBala/Trooper deck, or the ever present Blue Villain pick-a-character decks. While I have found some of these decks to be something I enjoy playing, I wanted to branch out a bit from my comfort zone. This has given rise to me going back and tweaking one of my first decks which was focused around Qui-Gon Jinn (AW37), whose ability can be rather frustrating to play against. Anytime you are able to gain a two-for-one benefit from a characters ability, you are setting yourself up nicely to come out ahead in a game. In my opinion, Qui-Gon Jinn does a good job of doing this by converting defensive staying power into damage-dealing potential with his ability to convert shields into damage pings. So before we get too far into the thoughts behind the deck, let’s take a look at the current version of the deck I have been running with good success.

The Deck

BATTLEFIELD
Echo Base, Hoth (AW166)

CHARACTER
2x Qui-Gon Jinn, Ataru Master (AW37)
2x Rey, Force Prodigy (AW38)

UPGRADE
2x Force Protection (AW39)
2x Jedi Robes (AW40)
1x Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber (AW41)
1x One With The Force (AW42)
2x Force Throw (AW57)
2x Force Training (AW58)
2x Lightsaber (AW59)
1x Mind Probe (AW60)
2x Datapad (AW62)

SUPPORT
2x It Binds All Things (AW150)

EVENT
2x Defensive Stance (AW115)
2x Riposte (AW121)
1x Willpower (AW122)
2x Deflect (AW145)
1x The Power of the Force (AW148)
2x Use The Force (AW149)
1x Dodge (AW155)
2x Take Cover (AW157)

Shields

Instead of going over the deck card-for-card, I figured I would break down the key concepts for the deck, and the place to start is Shield generation. In total, there are potentially 21 different ways to get a Shield onto Qui-Gon Jinn in this deck.… Read More

Deck Power Rankings Part 2 – Heroes

Earlier I posted a Part 1 – Villains article talking about the meta, how it shifts, and what are current meta-defining decks and how they work. This blog post will cover the Heroes side of the game. Again, this will cover the decks I have played, or played against, and there are always a lot of experimental lists out there.

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Card Dissection: Take Cover (AW157)

No matter how big or how small, every card in your deck is important, and it is important to look at to each card to evaluate its pros and cons.  A card that may not often get that kind of attention is Take Cover (AW157).  While simple on the surface, it never hurts to break a card down to its core.… Read More