Ever since Snoke stepped onto the scene, big villain supports has been a prominent archetype in the Destiny meta. This culminated with the dominance of Snoke/Watto/FOST in the Convergence meta. But with nerfs to Snoke and Watto, and the introduction of Desperate Measures as an easy way to blow up those big supports, there was a question mark as to whether or not these decks would continue to be a force in the meta. We should never have doubted. eJabba/Wat/Sentinel has become the big villain support lineup of choice, and it has seen multiple decks in the top cut of Gen Con, Euros, and Nova. I consider it one of the top 3 decks in the format, and it’s one that should most certainly be included in your gauntlet as you prepare for Worlds!
Today we’re going to be taking a look at Reylo in our Road to Worlds series. It’s a solid deck and definitely worth testing with and against. This is especially true as we sit here waiting to see if any nerfs come through pre-worlds. If they do, Reylo is likely to sneak by unscathed and come out as the new top dog. So if for no other reason than that your villain supports and hero droid decks could get nerfed, be sure to have this deck in your worlds prep.
You may remember a series of articles we did leading up to last year’s worlds (a long time ago, I know!), in which we profiled decks we expected to see at worlds. Since we’re unlikely to see a new set before Worlds and Gen Con has given us an idea what to expect in this sets meta, it’s time to begin Worlds prep again! Today will be the first in this years Road to Worlds series, in which we attempt to profile as many of the meta decks as we can – giving overviews, evaluating strengths and weaknesses, and looking at matchups against other meta decks. I’m starting with Han Droids, because it’s the deck I played at Gen Con, and thus the one I know the most about! The deck didn’t have a great performance at Gen Con, but the deck IS strong, and fills one corner of what I would consider the droid trifecta: Satine Droids (ramp/support), Chopper Droids (control), and Han Droids (aggro).