As Jon and I continue to explore the possibilities with Way of the Force, I thought I’d revisit a character from Legacies who failed to live up to his legendary status: Fin – Soldier of Necessity. I’ve always felt that his die is extremely strong for his point cost (4 sides with value 2 or higher), but try though I might I could not quite get him over the hump in the Legacies meta. I tried both Finn/Han2 and Finn/Luke2 extensively, and while both decks were good, they were not Tier 1 quality. With a new set and new potential partners, let’s see what we might be able to cook up in the Way of the Force meta.
In today’s article, I attempt a totally unscientific and doubtlessly premature ranking of the characters from Way of the Force, separating them into tiers based on how likely I think they are to find their way into Tier 1 decks. Let the speculation begin!
A new set has released, and with its arrival comes a multitude of new deck combinations we’re going to have to try. Rex is definitely one of the more intriguing characters of the set, with his ability to secure the battlefield repeatedly. Thus today, we’re going to start with what I call Driver’s Ed, a deck in which Rex puts up with Ezra’s shenanigans as he attempts to teach him how to properly drive vehicles. We’re running eRex, Clone Trooper, and Blue Ezra.
The Padawan is one of those characters that’s been lurking around the fringe of the Destiny meta ever since the beginning. They have an amazing ability (essentially an extra resource), but their low health has kept them from really shining. But with every new set, and new weapons to added to the toolbox, we have to re-examine the Padawans, to see if they have crossed the threshold into Tier 1. Many have already speculated on the power of Padawans with Plo Koon, and I agree that this has the potential to be amazing (4 extra resources!!). But in the effort of avoiding redundancy, I’m going to go a different route: yellow (golden, if you will) Padawan decks.
In my first deck building article, when explaining why offensive cards are an important part of the deck, I mentioned briefly the importance of asking questions. But when I went to write this article, I had difficulty explaining exactly what exactly it means for a card to ask a question, or for a deck to ask questions. So I decided to start with a tangible example, a case study if you will. I’ll be comparing an early season Obi/Maz deck with a late season Obi/Maz deck, and showing how it adapted to ask better questions.