I'll definitely check that out. From my initial look, it looks like a 3 ship sloane build did really well. I've never run only 3 ships because I fear going neither first nor last.
This is what I was running last time, largely due to the legend Mundo himself.
English Sloan Build
Faction: Galactic Empire
Commander: Admiral Sloane
Assault Objective: Most Wanted
Defense Objective: Fleet Ambush
Navigation Objective: Solar Corona
[ flagship ] Imperial II-Class Star Destroyer (120 points)
- Admiral Sloane ( 24 points)
- Avenger ( 5 points)
- Skilled First Officer ( 1 points)
- Gunnery Team ( 7 points)
- Electronic Countermeasures ( 7 points)
- Leading Shots ( 4 points)
= 168 total ship cost
Gozanti-class Cruisers (23 points)
- Comms Net ( 2 points)
= 25 total ship cost
Gozanti-class Cruisers (23 points)
= 23 total ship cost
It's been about a year since I last put the armada helmet on. Last year's store champs to be specific. I ended up winning it and that was largely due to doing a bunch of research on recent tourneys that was compiled by some saint. It showed the various lists and such that were doing well, and then I found something similar to my playstyle (imp, squad heavy).
Is there any such collection of recent tourneys? I think the only expansion since then might have been the Chimera. I'd love to check out what's doing well.
Winner: "Sunny" McDonald
Deck: ePoe eMaz BF: Frozen Wastes\
20ish person tourney Store Championships: Geek City, North Liberty IA.
First Round: Loss due to fire. I'm a volunteer firefighter and not 30 seconds before my first match my pager went off for a house fire, so I conceded a loss and booked out of the store at high speed.
Second Round: Bye. I actually made it back from the fire in time to play a bye game. I was very grateful the store owners and players were nice enough to let me return despite abandoning my first game. Class act. They gave me a loss with a zero strength of schedule, so I had the worst SOS the entire tourney from then on. I was stoked to be able to play as I'd been looking forward to this for months, but not about to let someone's house burn down because of it. Tough call?
Third Round: Win v Anakin, Kylo. Not much to say here other than 2 thermals and a U wing went off in 3 rounds. Game was over quickly.
Fourth Round: Win vs Palp. I have no recollection of this other than I won it fairly handedly. He ended up Force Illusion'ing away a lot of his good cards and only got off one Rise Again. This deck is from Jenna and was a true anti palp variant with 2x New Orders, Hyperspace Jump, 2x Negotiate and a TON of removal. Built to kill palp.
Fifth Round: Win vs Dooku Asaj. This was a very tough matchup for me. I killed asaj first, but dooku is a really tough kill. He was 1 good roll away from putting me out of reach for the cut, but I managed to get both Planetary Uprisings out and pulled a well timed Hyperspace Jump, which is included in that deck for exactly this reason. It was an EXTREMELY close game that could have gone either way.
Top 4 1/3: Loss vs Dooku FN99: I made the cut in 3rd position of 4. Best of 3. I got blown out in the first match. Poe did his thing, Maz resolved early and I claimed early. Unfortunately, FN freerolled all over me by replacing weapons and rolling them in and resolving, then rolling in again with the character. I ended up absorbing far too much damage after claiming. It was a blowout.
Top 4 2/3: Win: This one was much closer. I had New orders in hand and let him have the BF, getting the shields. I N.O.'d my battlefield and got rid of one of his die. Got rid of another with the claim. Poe hit on some specials early and I got off enough damage to really start to play. It was a tremendously close game, and my opponent miscalculated a play involving lightsaber that could have killed Poe a turn early. But he didn't and Poe rolled in the next turn and resolved a special. Big swing in my favor. Not sure if I would have lost for sure without that, but I easily could have. I ended up getting ahead in the end because of it and won.
Top 4 3/3. Win: Not much of a game due to his cold dice. They were flat awful and mine were good enough to get way ahead early. I won handedly, which is too bad because the game before was so good.
Finals 1/2: Win vs Ackbar Jynn. This deck was easily the most unique deck in the whole tourney. He ran "Rebel" and Starship Graveyard in order to get 2nd chance and ammo belt in a cycle. His top 4 win had a guy put something like 50 damage on Jynn before eventually losing. Lucky for me I run 2x New Orders. First game I won the BF and picked Frozen wastes since I didn't have NO in my hand. I got ahead very early and killed Ackbar on turn 2. Apparently people weren't going after Ackbar much, but I really dislike him. Cleaned up Jynn in short order
Finals 2/2: Win. I knew he'd pick his BF, so I mulliganed all 5 looking for New Orders and played it immediately after he rolled in. I dispatched Ackbar early again, but then it became a war of attrition. He cycled with Rebel and ended up activated 3 2nd Chances and 2 Ammo Belts. He actually almost milled himself on the last turn. I wasn't in much danger damge wise, but I was worried that I'd never actually kill him, so there was a lot of tactical removal happening. I played DL44 on top of DL44 once in a key point to remove and then claim. It was a LONG game, but I got him in the end.
Credit to Jenna from the facebook Destiny groups for the decklist. It's an anti Palp variant and is loaded to the gills with removal instead of a lot of throws. I love it tremendously.