We’ve had some great spoilers this week (I know Cassian was kind of spoiled earlier in a magazine, but I want to mention him so we’re going to go with it), so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts, and some decks I’m excited about trying.
Hey guys! Over the course of the summer I (Luke) am planning on writing a few articles about perhaps my favorite part of Destiny: deck building. I spend a lot of time theory crafting and building all kinds of decks, and over the course of many failures and successes I have developed some rules that help me to create decks that run smoothly right off the bat. This is important to me, because with so many different combinations to try out 4 sets into the game, I’d like to be able to get a good feel for the likely success of a deck only a few games into playing it. This is not possible if the decklists are always subpar when first built. So for this first article, I’m going to give a big picture view of what a deck should look like, and talk about deck balance: what kind of cards do you want in your deck, and how many of them do you want?
Today we’ll be taking a look at an impressively cheap budget deck I like to call Five Die Free-For-All. I love the deck, and not only does it have zero Legendaries, it’s also good enough to go 7-2 at Worlds, and I honestly believe its at the top of tier 1. This article will not focus on the Worlds portion of the story, and attempt to simply focus on the deck and how it functions.
With the central characters of Star Wars being the heroic Jedi, you can certainly expect plenty of people to show up at Worlds with a hero blue deck. At the top of the list of potentials is, in our opinion, Rey Aayla. The deck takes advantage of effeciently costed characters to allow it to also run Profitable Connections, which can give it a huge boost in early game. It’s definitely a deck you should be prepared to face, and we hope our article helps.
Today, we’re talking about Obi/Maz. It was one of the first decks to pop up in the Legacies format, and has been among the top decks ever since taking the Chicago regional in mid February. The most popular lists have taken a bit of a hit with the errata to Running Interference, making some wonder if it will remain among the top decks in the format. We think it will, and it is a deck you should be prepared to face at worlds.