Tag Archive: AW038 Rey

Let’s start at the beginning….

Again.. after each new set it seems like we are always starting out with a fresh new set of cards getting the whole Meta figured out. So far I think there are going to be some FUN decks as well as some competitive ones out there from the days of old that might be able to come back to the top. Let’s go over some of the fun decks that I’ve found so far.

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Theme Teams 01 – Rey and Chewbacca

In this series, we’ll be considering viable decks with a thematic flair. That means you won’t see any mention of improbable or impossible team ups like Vader/Raider or Qui-Gon/Rey. We’ll also be skipping decks like Poe/Maz which, while thematically possible, have already been discussed enough at length to not need further consideration. Instead, you’re going to find ideas for team ups of characters, partial deck lists, and some analysis of how to play each deck optimally. Be forewarned that these deck lists may leave room for improvement. But we’re going for theme here, and sometimes that comes at the expense of success. Use these articles as a starting point, and then feel free to branch out and customize your deck in the way that works best for you!

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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

Echo Base, Hoth (AW166)

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

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)

2x It Binds All Things (AW150)

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)


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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League Report: Level 1 Game Shop – Week 3

Week three has come and gone, and I’m back with more games and more insight! I really mixed things up this week, playing 3 different decks! First, I started out with eDooku/Bala/Trooper, getting in two games. Then, I got in two games with eKylo/eJango, as well as one game with eRey/eFinn. I’ll do a quick overview of the games, then we can discuss what how I’m handling things after this week.

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The Chance Cube – Episode IX: A Star Wars Family

Join us this week as cover all the latest Star Wars: Destiny news, analyze card #38 Rey, and dive into this week’s topic, “A Star Wars Family,” where we speak with Alan Nauman (@alanshotfirst) and his son Matthew regarding their experiences playing the game at the FFG World demo sessions and the importance of sharing games and Star Wars as a family. We also find out the winner of last weeks giveaway and tell you how to enter for a chance at our next one!

So keep your credits close and enemies closer, as we explore Star Wars: Destiny!

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