One aspect of deck building that is currently criminally under-explored is one drop upgrades. The usual excuse is opportunity cost, that you simply can’t fit the cards in the deck. However, I feel that if we took the time to actually build decks around one drops, we’d discover some extremely mathematically efficient decks. One drops simply make the most bang for your buck. To help illustrate this, I’ll be discussing one of my favorite decks to play: ePhasma Talzin Greedo.
We’ve all won or lost a game on the back of a perfect roll or draw. This form of variance is part of what makes card and dice games so great. They allow players of different skill levels to play on roughly equal terms. Without variance in the game, the better player would win 100% of the time. Despite the dual variance present in Destiny, you will find that the best players continue to find success from week to week and in the large events that have taken place. This is, in part, because of the consistency in their play and in the decks that they play. While I could go on and on about how to become a more consistent player, and I hope to in future articles, this article is focused on the role consistency plays in deck building and in the metagame.