Snoke has certainly been taking the destiny world by storm. His versatility and consistency have made him a desirable deck building tool. He can generate resources, push for extra damage, and help focus to the sides you desire. While he didn’t see much success at Gen Con, he’s still likely a tier one character. So today I’ll be giving you all a look at a couple decks that I’ve really been enjoying. Both use the combination of Snoke and Mother Talzin, who work quite well together.
UPDATE: A rules interaction we had not considered affects how this deck plays. Because you cannot resolve a die more than once in the same action, you cannot use Fifth Brother’s special on an upgrade die and resolve that die in the same action. Additionally, you cannot use two Fifth Brother specials on the same die in the same action. This breaks up the All In play, and leaves the deck open to mitigation. Though Fifth Brother’s special still has a high upside, this likely pushes the deck out of any consideration for Tier 1 status.
We will leave the rest of the article up as a token to the importance of carefully considering rules interactions before publicly talking up a deck ;).
It’s early in the Way of the Force meta, and we have been exploring decks like crazy. One of the decks that has come up recently as a contender is Fifth Brother / Snoke, a deck with which Jon won a recent store championship (decklist found here). Today, we’re going to take some time to explain the theory behind the deck, why it works, and why we think it might be a contender for Tier 1 status. At the end, Jon answers the question we know you’re already asking: isn’t Kylo2 just better than Fifth Brother?
As Jon and I continue to explore the possibilities with Way of the Force, I thought I’d revisit a character from Legacies who failed to live up to his legendary status: Fin – Soldier of Necessity. I’ve always felt that his die is extremely strong for his point cost (4 sides with value 2 or higher), but try though I might I could not quite get him over the hump in the Legacies meta. I tried both Finn/Han2 and Finn/Luke2 extensively, and while both decks were good, they were not Tier 1 quality. With a new set and new potential partners, let’s see what we might be able to cook up in the Way of the Force meta.
In today’s article, I attempt a totally unscientific and doubtlessly premature ranking of the characters from Way of the Force, separating them into tiers based on how likely I think they are to find their way into Tier 1 decks. Let the speculation begin!
A new set has released, and with its arrival comes a multitude of new deck combinations we’re going to have to try. Rex is definitely one of the more intriguing characters of the set, with his ability to secure the battlefield repeatedly. Thus today, we’re going to start with what I call Driver’s Ed, a deck in which Rex puts up with Ezra’s shenanigans as he attempts to teach him how to properly drive vehicles. We’re running eRex, Clone Trooper, and Blue Ezra.