Thoughts on the smugglers den, post SfSW. (rant and theory craft ahead)
So im prepping for our que of regional events here in the twin cities, and I started thinking about the Smugglers den deck that’s currently destroying the darkside all across the nation. I feel like its still one of the top decks even with SfSW out but I think we now have a few more options as the hoth cycle gains some momentum and for the first time we are starting to actually have some deck building options in SW.
The Smugglers Den rocks because it dominates the board with targeted strike side line damage supported by tactics to lock the game down. But it suffers from a low unit count, and can sometimes fail to get up and running.
Sith is very strong, and has ALWAYS been strong vrs jedi denial of their top units simply neuters the deck, the destruction of 1 card with force lightning throws the whole game out for a Jedi player. While rebel does not suffer as much from card draw and control cards it has a tough time breaking through the inevitable wall of units the dark side will build due to their lack of abilities like targeted strike. My problem with sith, while I do find it very powerful is that it gives the opponent time to regroup they can bounce back because sith does not punish them for starting off slow.
So that leaves us with navy which is were I think its at right now, maybe splash in ice trompers for some of that extra control but I think at least I will be leaning towards navy and rebels for my Regional decks, maybe ill fall flat on my face or maybe we will finally be able to move past some crutch cards like Luke and Han and Vader and make some new and exciting decks.