In this weeks episode, Luke and Jon talk about their experience at a 24 person tournament last week. Poe2/eKit Fisto + Armored Reinforcement – did Jon really bring this deck? Listen to find out why it worked pretty well!
Today’s post is a guest article by Michael Spaulding. Michael is a Minnesota local who does a lot for the Destiny community here. He helps run the Twin Suns Cup – a local tournament circuit. He recently won one of these tournaments with a version of the Shadow Caster reset deck, beating both Luke and Jon on his way to the title! It’s a deck reminiscent of the 7th Sister reset decks from back in the Legacies meta, and I think you’ll enjoy his tournament report.
After a few weeks, one podcast we failed to post, and one new house, we’re back! This week we’re talking about how we would approach beating Thrawn/Snoke. Hope you enjoy!
The introduction of Across the Galaxy has seen all sorts of wildness enter the game. Double Down, -1 plots, Vader, and all sorts of pushed characters. Much of this wildness has been good and exciting, and I have loved playing ATG. But, a negative aspect of this wildness has been the introduction of more OTK decks – decks that seek to kill you in one round by drawing their whole deck and abusing a few cards. No one likes these decks (they’re awful to play against), and I am confident that some errata attempting to curve these decks will come – but FFG is notoriously slow at putting out errata, so it’s tough to be sure when changes might come. So, in the mean time, I consider it my public duty to help keep these decks off the table. Today’s article will look at some decks that I think can beat these OTK decks, hopefully giving those of you with an early Regional or GQ some ideas as you prepare. (Full disclosure: I have not tested extensively against the new OTK decks, so take this advice with a grain of salt. However, these decks are where I would start if I was preparing for a Regional in the next few weeks, and I think this is a good place to start if you’re looking for ways to beat OTK decks.)
As we draw nearer (hopefully) to heavy spoiler season, I thought I’d give my two cents on the characters we’ve seen so far. All the characters that have been spoiled are intriguing to some degree – I don’t think any of them are slam dunks, nor are any of them complete duds. Below are some of my initial thoughts: