Today we’ll be taking a look at the deck that took two of our team, Andrew and I, to top 4 finishes at Gen Con. While many people hyped droids leading up to Gen Con, the main variants in discussion were Satine and Han. Sure, people knew Chopper existed, but most didn’t consider a Chopper version worth testing in a gauntlet when you’re already testing the 2 “best” variants of droids. The Council, on the other hand, had to deal with a young punk kicking our butts with Chopper droids in testing. (Michael Berg is a local who play tested with us going into Gen Con, he took Chopper to a 4-4 at his first major event!). We literally couldn’t ignore the deck, and while it took us long enough, we eventually had to accept that Chopper droids was freaking good, and worth considering for Gen Con. Hopefully this article sheds some light on how to play the deck, and why it can be so good at times.
Spark of Hope is out and Gen Con is just around the corner! The meta is brand new, making preparation difficult – much to test, there is! With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of 10 questions I’m asking myself as I prepare for Gen Con:
For most of Convergence, we’ve been living in a support dominated meta. As cards like Entourage and Megablaster troopers have entered the game, great upgrades like Ancient Lightsaber and X-8 Night Sniper have rotated out, leaving support decks in a great place and upgrade decks crying in a corner. Among other things, upgrade decks have been missing a “bomb” – support decks have power moves like dropping Megablaster Troopers or Vader’s Fist, leading to big spikes in damage, while upgrade decks can play… Dagger of Mortis? (woo). That’s all about to change.
After all of the rebalancing everyone has been left guessing what to play. Palp got hit, Palp’s friend got hit(Watto), and hero mill got hit(No Answer). Standard now becomes one of the most intriguing formats of Destiny, if it wasn’t already. Going forward Vader is one character I feel is worth revisiting. Vader has been asleep way too long. Red Vader has already started making names for himself in an infinite GQ and now is the time to let him loose in standard. Choosing between FOST and battle droid is personal preference. FOST has the better die but Battle Droid allows for Retribution. I personally like battle droid, but I’ll let you decide.
That’s right, I have the audacity to tell you all how you can win worlds…. To be clear hear, I’m not claiming I will win worlds or have some secret guaranteed way to win, just that I have some useful advice for those of you with a bit of a competitive edge and want to take Worlds seriously. Question? Do you really need to write something about this when worlds is still 4 months away? YES, you need to start prepping NOW if you want to have a better than average shot at winning Worlds. So without further ado, here are some tips for winning Worlds 2019.