We’re continuing our series in preparation for Worlds with Thrawn Talzin. While the deck is not widely played, it definitely is worth considering as you pick what you’ll be playing. I myself was able to top 4 a regional, and in our internal testing it has proven strong. As usual, we’ll be addressing both how to play with the deck, and what to do should you find yourself up against it.
Today marks the start of an article series that will seek to prepare everyone attending the coming Destiny World Championship. We’ll be taking a look at top tier decks and breaking down not only how to play with them, but also how to play against them. Starting off the series is the latest and greatest meta deck (we ourselves had 2 members top 2 at the Fargo regional with the deck): Boba Seventh.
Many members of the Destiny Council and the Minnesota destiny community in general recently made the drive out to Fargo for the regional that occurred this past weekend. I (Jon) decided to take a favorite deck of mine: Thrawn Talzin. I won’t go into too much detail about the tournament itself but I will say a few things. First, I was second after the 7 swiss rounds (6-1, I somehow managed to play FOUR OTKs in swiss…..) . Second, I made top 4, and had a real shot at making the Final and/or winning. However, Fantasy Flight had put me in an interesting position by sending out the World’s lottery results the day before. I knew that I had been accepted, and that Will Klein, a fellow team member and my top 4 opponent, had lost the lottery. With this in mind I conceded my top 4 match, not wanting to take away his chance at a World’s seat. All that to say that the deck performed exceptionally well. So the question is, can a Thrawn deck really be tier one? I’d say yes, and I hope this article can help highlight why.