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Hi All,

I am after a few pointers. I have picked up Star Wars Destiny and several booster packs to the point I feel I should and can build my own deck however I have no idea where to start. I know I can only have x amount of points and 30 cards but I just dont know where to start with building my deck.

Also please correct me if I am wrong, but in a booster I have picked up a couple of character cards with a die, please correct me if I am wrong but when a card has 11/14 for example that means you can use two dice, however you only get one in the booster how do you use 2 dice with this?

 

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You will need to get that character in a second booster pack to be able to run them "Elite" which means have a second die to roll with them.

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My steps to build a deck

1) Do you want to be light or dark? How do you want to win (damage, discard [mill])?

2) Choose a character you want to use  because he seems good, or you just like him? Another option to start the deck is do you want to use a particular card like Falcon or Launch bay. If so choose characters that allow you to use that card (same color) and that might synergize well with it.

3) Choose a character to pair with first character chosen. Try to get close to 30 points. If you are limited on cards since you are just starting out, make sure to choose a character of a different color as you probably don't have enough options to run a mono deck yet.

4) Start looking through and picking upgrades and supports that go well with your characters. Melee weapons for melee characters. Ranged for Ranged. Other upgrades and supports that might work well with your strategy. For example "It Binds all things" if you end up with lots of blue weapons, Vehicles or other damage dealing supports if you have high resource generating characters, etc.

5) Look through events and pick ones that might work well for your deck. Maybe make two stacks, cards that are a definite must and cards that are a maybe. Don't be afraid to pick more than you know you can actually use. Its easier to take cards out than to add them in later in my experience. Takes less time

6) Look through your completed cards and see how it feels. Is it too expensive (too many high cost cards)? Does it have too many weapons and not enough events? Is there a card that sounded good at first, but will be very situational and unlikely to be used? Weed out the cards you don't need and get it down to the 30.

7) Pick a battlefield. What type of deck do you have? is it likely that you will get to claim the battlefield often (lots of ambush and straight damage die)? Or will you be playing slower (lots of focus die, mixed damage or ability die, supports)? Try to pick a battlefield that will benefit you if you claim it, but may not be of much benefit to your opponent, unless you are confident you have a great chance of regularly claiming the battlefield.

8) Play a match or two with your new deck and make adjustments. Take out cards that aren't working for you and add whatever you feel you're missing.

Consider using a deck builder app. Its a bit tedious to add all of your cards at first but it makes it so you can easily refine your decks and look through cards without needing to have the physical ones present or all over your kitchen table.

Hope that helps

 

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On 19/09/2017 at 2:53 PM, CBowser said:

Do you have either of the starter decks (Rey or Kylo)? Or the new two player set?

I have both starter decks and I have brought a bunch of boosters. Can I share my collection from swdestinydb? 

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To jedi moose you should listen, great advice for starting out.  I play for fun with the wife, so don't try to build ultra competitive decks.  One thing I do like to do is match up upgrades with the characters you plan to use them.  I didn't do that once and just pulled a bunch of upgrades that looked good and got to a point all characters were maxed out and I could not play those cards when they came up in my deck.

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On 19/09/2017 at 6:30 PM, jedi moose said:

My steps to build a deck

1) Do you want to be light or dark? How do you want to win (damage, discard [mill])?

2) Choose a character you want to use  because he seems good, or you just like him? Another option to start the deck is do you want to use a particular card like Falcon or Launch bay. If so choose characters that allow you to use that card (same color) and that might synergize well with it.

3) Choose a character to pair with first character chosen. Try to get close to 30 points. If you are limited on cards since you are just starting out, make sure to choose a character of a different color as you probably don't have enough options to run a mono deck yet.

4) Start looking through and picking upgrades and supports that go well with your characters. Melee weapons for melee characters. Ranged for Ranged. Other upgrades and supports that might work well with your strategy. For example "It Binds all things" if you end up with lots of blue weapons, Vehicles or other damage dealing supports if you have high resource generating characters, etc.

5) Look through events and pick ones that might work well for your deck. Maybe make two stacks, cards that are a definite must and cards that are a maybe. Don't be afraid to pick more than you know you can actually use. Its easier to take cards out than to add them in later in my experience. Takes less time

6) Look through your completed cards and see how it feels. Is it too expensive (too many high cost cards)? Does it have too many weapons and not enough events? Is there a card that sounded good at first, but will be very situational and unlikely to be used? Weed out the cards you don't need and get it down to the 30.

7) Pick a battlefield. What type of deck do you have? is it likely that you will get to claim the battlefield often (lots of ambush and straight damage die)? Or will you be playing slower (lots of focus die, mixed damage or ability die, supports)? Try to pick a battlefield that will benefit you if you claim it, but may not be of much benefit to your opponent, unless you are confident you have a great chance of regularly claiming the battlefield.

8) Play a match or two with your new deck and make adjustments. Take out cards that aren't working for you and add whatever you feel you're missing.

Consider using a deck builder app. Its a bit tedious to add all of your cards at first but it makes it so you can easily refine your decks and look through cards without needing to have the physical ones present or all over your kitchen table.

Hope that helps

 

Hi Buddy, 

Thanks so much for all the information above, it's a massive help. I have had to read it a fair few times to get my head around it and funny understand. Would you mind taking a look at my deck when I have made my mind up with what I am using? Also any recommended apps for deck building? I have an Android phone. 

 

TA

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No problem man. Im fairly new to the game myself andI'm far from an expert but I'd be Happy to take a look. And there are way more experiencedplayers here who have volunteered advice on my decks so post away and I'm sure you'll get lots of help.

I use SWD builder on android. Takes a little getting used to but it works well. And if you create your deck in that you can export to email and then copy and paste to the forums. Makes sharing your deck easy.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with. Happy gaming bud

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Bossk (11)
General Veers (11)
FO Storm Trooper (7)
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1x First Order TIE Fighter
2x F-11D Rifle
1x IQA-11 Blaster Rifle
2x Holdout Blaster

Ruthless Tactics
No Survivors
Covering Fire
Pinned down
Persuade 
Threaten
Truce
Plastoid armor
Endless ranks
Probe x 2
Sweep the area x 2
The best defense
Go for the kill x 2
He doesnt like you
Backup muscle
logistics
Flank x 2
Unpredictable
Hunker down
We have them now
Doubt

You really need to find some more cards to make your selection easier 2 x doubt, 2 x the best defense, 2x he doesnt like you. also a few more weapons to choose from..5 is ok but 7/8 would be better also try to find one of the new vehicles or 2 ... Hounds tooth for resources/shields and L1RK for using those resources to kill stuff...with General veers ability vehicles are really fun!!

I am sure the list I have given you is not optimal but should be playable unless I have made a mistake. You can choose a battlefield to go with it.

Have fun, experiment!!

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Thanks buddy I will have a play with the deck and let you know. I will get more boosters when I can :)  I was thinking of a Mace and Leia build but not sure how that would play out and if I have a enough hero cards for that kind of deck. 

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