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Personally hoping to find some new combos for my EJabba, and ELuke. That and one of my favourite things to do is a variety deck with all 3 colors. Been meaning to use my Poe/Padawan/Hired Gun at a tournament. That and I just like doing unconvential combos period. a good shake up can give me the edge

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  • ePalpatine
  • eJango + Aurra Sing or eAurra Sing + Jango
  • eJango + eFN-2199
  • ePhasma + Trroper + TIE Pilot
  • FN2199 + Count Dooku + Royal Guard
  • eJyn Erson + Temmin
  • eHan/ePoe + eMaz

Unfortunately I really do not see any other interesting new pairings for Heroes.  I like only Maz and Jyn from new characters, the rest does not have good pairings or are too expensive. I am mainly dissapointed from Mon Mothma which has totally weird cost and effect.

It really depends on new events, as there could be something motivating to play some weird character combination.

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eJyn/Rey - I love both characters and will try my best to get them going together.

Unfortunatly eJyn/Ackbar might just be the better version.

eVader2.0/eGrievous - bruteforce

Also iam excited to experiment with Luminara and Obi Wan in dedicated decks respectivly.

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15 hours ago, WonderWAAAGH said:

I found this on the SWD wikia, it's in English so it must have been officially spoiled somewhere:

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Which characters would you guys run this card with?

eJabba/Royal Guard/FO Trooper control deck

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eVader/Royal Guard. Less aggressive than Vader/Raider, but Guardian keeps Vader fighting. Passing up on all the powerful Yellow cards is hard, but I'm hoping for some great cards for Villain Blue to make up for the loss. Running mono-blue also lets you maximize your "spot blue" cards, or things like No Mercy/Power of the Force.

 

ePalpatine. I'm not sure how good he'll be, but I love the idea of a mono-character deck.

 

eJyn/Ackbar. I like this variant more than eLuke/Ackbar; you pass up a little bit of damage but get really strong hand control. Yellow opens up more possibilities for this pairing too.

 

Deathtrooper/TIE Pilot/Jango (or eBala). I'd love to try triple Death Troopers, but without any resource generation I'm worried it wouldn't pan out. This maintains the gunline, has better resource generation, access to Yellow, and a bunch of tricks.

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My evader/raider deck is heavy blue, once Vader dies, the raider is pretty weak.  Evader/guard is far superior in that regard.  It's the loss of the few yellow cards that makes it a tough call.  He doesn't like you, back up muscle. 

But I think the mono blue can be stronger

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I want to try so many new pairings but a few looks super cool to me.

  • eJabba / eUnkar Plutt - ultimate Crime Lord setup with heavy discrupt/discard opponent while generating lots of resources
  • eVader 2.0/ Grievous - maybe something worth playing Grievous
  • eVader 2.0 / eFN-2199 - A lot o damage with all new melee weapons
  • ePoe / eMaz - Maz looks like a perfect mate for Poe
  • eIG-88 / Death Trooper - for pure pew-pew
Edited by NetCop

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On 3/28/2017 at 7:36 AM, blackholexan said:

I have been playing eLuke Ray for a while. I don't see any particular reason not to give eObi-Rey and eObi-Maz a try

Yeah, I was just sarcastically saying how I disagree with Obi's cost.

I'm looking at a deck with eObiwan - Rebel Commandos with 2x Training to bump up the set to 4 dice. 

More of a defensive slug fest with dug ins/ Field Medics and such, but we will see. 

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On 3/28/2017 at 10:56 AM, Ywingscum said:

My evader/raider deck is heavy blue, once Vader dies, the raider is pretty weak.  Evader/guard is far superior in that regard.  It's the loss of the few yellow cards that makes it a tough call.  He doesn't like you, back up muscle. 

But I think the mono blue can be stronger

you forgot Fast hands

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eChewie/eMon Mothma or Ackbar is going to be nasty. I think people are sleeping on Chewie. Han/Chewie is going to be disappointing, but Chewie/Elite Red Support is going to be great, with an absolute ton of defense/healing, focus and respectable damage.

eRey/Obi-Wan Kenobi, I'll say it again - eObi is a trap. He's basically Luke, but worse in that role. But at one die, I think he's going to be fantastic as a solid character who gives your opponent no good choice for going after someone - either they go for him to take out one die and give you his ability, or they go for your other character and he keeps them alive by sucking up damage, while having a good enough die to win late game via upgrades and lots of focus. His real issue is who to pair him with - I don't love Rey in the role, but she's the obvious choice at this point.

eAnakain/eTR-8R feels like it could be a great aggro deck.  Grievous is a possible option too. It may not be a complex deck, but it'll punch stuff real good. Kylo's another option to keep it mono blue.

eDooku/eVentress seems like an obvious choice for mono blue, though I'm not sold on Ventress being really, really fragile for her cost. I'm feeling like she might suffer from the same kind of issue as Grievous.

eGrievous/Royal Guard, speaking of Grievous, man I really want to see a deck where he *works*. My gut instinct is that Royal Guard is too fragile itself to really provide enough cover for the G-Train, but **** it if I don't want to give it a go.

eKrennic/eBala, because I want to play Krennic and I guess who else are villains playing for 11 points?

eUnkar Plutt/Jabba/Stormtrooper or some weird ass Jabba combos - because Yellow villains are getting SO MUCH crazy **** it's going to be insane.

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23 minutes ago, Abyss said:

eRey/Obi-Wan Kenobi, I'll say it again - eObi is a trap. He's basically Luke, but worse in that role. But at one die, I think he's going to be fantastic as a solid character who gives your opponent no good choice for going after someone - either they go for him to take out one die and give you his ability, or they go for your other character and he keeps them alive by sucking up damage, while having a good enough die to win late game via upgrades and lots of focus. His real issue is who to pair him with - I don't love Rey in the role, but she's the obvious choice at this point.

I am not confident in a Hero Only Blue deck, I think both red and yellow got some crazy good cards to add with Obi-Wan. That being said, along with Luke and the Squad points, I'd rather my second die be the stronger one being eLuke or eObi-wan. I don't like people saying "he is supposed to die," and I think finding a way to play him is to ignore his ability, and use him for his strong dice/guardian. 

Some say Kenobi is a dead card on arrival, but there are a few events unspoiled that give me hope. 

Edited by Virtigo

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18 minutes ago, Virtigo said:

I am not confident in a Hero Only Blue deck, I think both red and yellow got some crazy good cards to add with Obi-Wan. That being said, along with Luke and the Squad points, I'd rather my second die be the stronger one being eLuke or eObi-wan. I don't like people saying "he is supposed to die," and I think finding a way to play him is to ignore his ability, and use him for his strong dice/guardian. 

Some say Kenobi is a dead card on arrival, but there are a few events unspoiled that give me hope. 

eRey/eQui-Gon is already a good deck, so mono Blue Heroes is playable (though there's always the question of whether they get enough to stay on par with other options).

There's nothing wrong with preferring to run a big elite and a support character. I just think people are wrong trying to force Obi-Wan into that role, when I don't think he was designed for it. You're going to see that with characters - the system requires two costs, but it doesn't mean every character is going to be viable or optimal to be played that way. It's why no one is clamoring to make teams for Palpatine. In Obi-Wan's case, I just think compared to Luke, he's a lateral move at best - you're not taking full advantage of his ability, you're not really taking advantage of his Guardian (why are you putting damage on the character you don't want to die?), and overall his dice has no real advantage over Luke's (double focus is nice, but less so when you're giving up the dice you actually want to focus).

And you're right that anyone playing Obi-Wan with the intention of letting him die cheaply is doing it wrong. But overall, the way the game plays, you'll usually lose at least one member of your team unless it's a blow out. A 16 point Obi Wan is among the best characters in the game you can lose, if your 14 point other character can carry the rest of the game. And if they go after your other character, Obi Wan's Guardian makes it more likely that both characters survive longer, so you likely win there. In comparison, losing a 20 point Obi-Wan probably loses you the game unless it's already about done; the chances of a 10 point support character carrying the game is much less than a 14 point fighter. IMO the only real issue for Obi-Wan is that the only viable Elite fighter at that point cost is Rey; it's not too big an issue because Rey works great with him, but it does limit your options (no more than Luke/Ackbar, though he's now get Maz as an alternative).

 

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Sadly we are talking about a lack of options, but a 10 cost non-unique Red (spoiler) is what I'm looking to pair eObi with. Adding red to the mix gives him lots of defensive options to handle his use of guardian. (I still wish he had more HP though)

Then with the ability to make red non-uniques elite, well, we are on our way to glory my friend Glory! 

There is also an event (0) cost that will allow Obi's focus to act as whatever you want. It might not be much, but that will add to his versatility. 

As my favorite character in the OT I will fight to make him work, but with the increasing speed of the meta I'm not sure if any paring elite or non-elite will be enough.

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