I'm noticing a lot of love for Cruel Interrogations. I use Heart of the Empire in my Sith deck. What is it about Cruel interrogations that appeals to so many ? Just curious about it. Haven't really used it much myself.
I like Heart of the Empire (and originally ran it x2 instead of 1x Cruel Interrogations and 1x Counsel). However, I had a few too many games that I lost (or came much closer to losing than I should have) because I drew both Heart of the Empires in my opening 4 and had to start with one on the table. The main reasons I wanted the set were the defense fleet and Force Stasis. Force Stasis I miss having available, but the defense fleet tended to be overkill… the Sith have enough other ways to deal with troublesome units and ward off attacks.
As for Cruel Interrogations: First, the Interrogation Droid is pretty useful. It holds its own when used in edge battles. It can commit to the force in a pinch. Tactics icons are always useful. 2 damage capacity keeps it from being sniped off by a small character, requiring the commitment of a larger attacker to keep it from stopping something else. And, to top it off, its ability is sweet, especially for the turn you decide to switch from defense to aggro. However, the main reason I run the set is the event card: Interrogation. This card can be absolutely brutal. Plus, it combos well with Vader and The Emperor's Web. With both out, it can become a 1-cost event that "kills" any card from your opponents hand and then does 1 damage to a unit on the board. I'd say that's worth it.