Deck Spotlight

Spark of Rebellion Decks

Divide and Conquer Printable PDF      Rise Together Printable PDF

To go along with our recently released Spark of Rebellion expansion, we have posted 2 new decks comprised of cards entirely from the Spark of Rebellion set. These decks are meant to be thematically balanced against each other, and are not designed to be highly competitive in tournament play. They have game mechanics for  intermediate players and feature a variety of card types. Remember to refer to the Rulebook if you need reminders on what certain keywords or card types do.

Each of these decks includes 60 cards (40 unit cards + 20 non-unit cards). Promo variants are included in the PDFs. Each also features an Event and Subordinates to be stored in your supply. Remember, your supply is kept separate from your deck. Both of these decks also feature unique Ground units that rely on the “Stack” keyword. This keyword gets more use from the extra copies of your unique Characters that can be stacked beneath these Ground units for added bonuses. The card distribution is as follows:

Divide and Conquer:

Rise Together:

Despair & Hope: Rogue One Decks

Despair Printable PDF      Hope Printable PDF

The results of the January poll are in! Players have selected Rogue One as their favorite expansion of the past 18 months. To celebrate, we have posted 2 new decks: Despair & Hope, comprised of cards entirely from the Rogue One expansion. These decks are designed for intermediate players and feature a variety of card types. Remember to refer to the Rulebook if you need reminders on what certain keywords or card types do.

Each of these decks includes 60 cards (40 unit cards + 20 non-unit cards). Promo variants are included in the PDFs. Each also features an Event and Subordinates to be stored in your supply. Remember, your supply is kept separate from your deck (see “Game Zones” on page 8 of the Rulebook for more info). The card distribution is as follows:

Despair:

Hope:

The Last Jedi Starter Decks

“Balance. Powerful light. Powerful darkness.” —Luke Skywalker

Powerful Light Printable PDF      Powerful Darkness Printable PDF

Powerful Light and Powerful Darkness are 2 starter decks comprised of cards entirely from The Last Jedi expansion. These decks are designed for novice players and feature a variety of game mechanics. If you are looking to introduce someone to the game, starter decks are a good way to do so as they are balanced against each other. Follow the gameplay instructions in the Rulebook and use these decks to start your game!

Certain advanced card types, including Traits, Traps, Events, and Subordinates are not featured in these starter decks in order to make them more readily understandable. Other decks on this website do include these card types.

Each of these starter decks includes 60 cards (40 unit cards + 20 non-unit cards). The card distribution is as follows:

Powerful Light:

Powerful Darkness:

Deck Spotlight: All the Duchess’s Men

All the Duchess’s Men Printable PDF

All the Duchess’s Men is a 60-card Jedi/Mandalorian/Clone hybrid deck, centered on 2 key cards from the Battle Lines expansion: Obi-Wan Kenobi W and Duchess Satine Kryze C. While the (A) and (B) versions of the Duchess are primarily meant for pure Mandalorian decks, her (C) version in this deck is designed to buff Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan’s W version is the heart of this deck, as his Armor and 9 health makes him a stable presence in the Character arena. Satine significantly buffs his offensive capabilities, giving him both Critical Hit and Fury. Obi-Wan’s (U) version can be used for an additional stacking buff, and he also works well with both the Duchess and Anakin. Anakin Skywalker (X) adds some Stealth and even more Protection. Rex and Gregor offer great offensive and defensive flexibility. Most Characters here have a Protect ability that will help keep the Duchess alive. In the Ground arena, you have a bunch of cheap, fast Mandalorian speeders offering even more damage prevention, and the 501st as your main fighting force. The AT-RT Squad and Speeder Subordinates offer support. In Space, both versions of Coronet act as support cards, for either build point/Equipment gain or boosts for Obi and Satine. Hand of Justice gives you Force and card draw capabilities, along with a useful captivity counter removal. Twilight is great defensively and can shut down your opponent’s Battle card capabilities for a turn if you have 2 leftover build points to spend.

This deck also includes non-unit cards such as Shield Gauntlets, which help shield both your Clone and Mandalorian units, and its Deflect will work great with your AT-RT squads. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Resolve is the perfect addition to Obi-Wan W, as it makes him stronger even if your opponent is hitting him hard. For Battle cards, Anakin’s Methods is useful to see what cards your opponent has, and if you should bother paying for Twilight‘s Battle card stopper. It will also tap a damaged unit, which pairs well with the 501st’s “move a damage  counter” ability. Qui-Gon’s Guidance increases your Focus, can’t be disrupted with Obi-Wan, and also contains a useful Meditate option. Several Resources could work well with this deck, but the most straightforward is Clone Production Line. This will give you access to Hidden Cost for your Clones, which you’ll be able to afford with the extra Force generated by the Festival of Light Event. Remember, your Event and all Subordinates are stored off to the side in your supply, opposite your deck. For a counterpart Dark Side deck focusing on Maul, check out the Shadow Collective deck.

Card of the Week: Brotherly Bond + Deck Spotlight: Shadow Collective

This week’s card comes from the recently released Battle Lines expansion.

 This card will work well with decks featuring Darth Maul and Savage Opress. One such deck – Shadow Collective, featuring cards almost entirely from the recent Battle Lines expansion, is featured below. Click here to download a printable PDF of this Shadow Collective deck. This 60-card deck is centered around Darth Maul (K), Savage Opress (C), and Pre Vizsla (C). Unholy Alliance and Pre Vizsla (C) both give useful build point discounts, while some Well-Earned Meals will bring you much-needed Force to take advantage of the many Hidden Cost abilities featured in this deck. Enemy of My Enemy offers cheap Protection for your units, while Maul’s Leadership can give your units the boost needed to get those Well-Earned Meals. Brotherly Bond and Darksaber (A) give useful buffs and can be searched for using Darth Maul (L)’s Bounty ability. Separatist Landing Craft has the versatility of letting you get another card, build point, or resource counter each turn depending on what you need most. Nite Owls (A) (with Bo-Katan (B) to buff it) and Umbaran Assault Wing give you access to Subordinates for each of the 3 arenas should you need backup during battle. Remember, you can keep any number of these Subordinates in your supply as they are separate from your deck. Mandalore Battlefield and Gauntlet (A) allow searches for more Death Watch units, while Shadow Collective (A), Death Watch Aerial Team, and Strikers round out your Ground forces. Overall, this deck focuses on winning the Ground and Character arena, with the minimum required Space units serving in a supporting role.

Shadow Collective

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