Vader/Royal Guard -Double Blanks Gaming-

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Jmiahddixon 1054

What's going on guys, this is Jay again with Double Blanks Gaming. A little preface, I know Vader Royal Guard is by no means a top meta deck right now. It is a solid tier 2 deck but not amazing and plays extremely fair, however I find it to be a very fun and very satisfying deck to play casually.

So I have been messing around with Vader Royal Guard for a couple weeks now on and off against Chris and a little bit on TTS. I really enjoy playing this deck. The first thing I noticed is that when playing against a smarter player- they kill Royal Guard first therefor getting off the big "Price of Failure" play is nearly impossible. So I wanted to cut the card entirely but since this more of a casual deck I decided to leave it in just so when I can make that play then it is so very glorious. What I decided to do instead is to add more mitigation to try and keep Guard a live a turn longer if possible.

I am usually a very aggressive player and I play better when I am playing that style however, I know that all the greatest Destiny players have one thing in common, they include a specific amount of mitigation cards in their decks. So as of late I been trying to add more mitigation cards in my decks. So there is a decent amount of mitigation.

The idea is to load up Vader- which this is really the only deck I know of that you are able to viably play weapons on Vader. I love Kylo Ren's Saber and I think being able to play it in this deck is why I love this deck so much. Late game Vader in this deck is just a beast and thematically I love that.

This deck is pretty self explanatory and nothing special- no special techs, just a solid and fair deck I have been enjoying a lot lately.

Yes, it is possible to get that play off! See it right here xD


thejumpingflea 87

I think it's ok to burst down the Royal a guard when you've got the chance, but otherwise it's always smart to go after Vader. I have played a bunch against this archtype and the losses I have are typically due to falling for the bait to focus on killing the Guard first.

Ro el pen 1

Jay, I have run EVader & Royal Guard the 2 weekends at store champs in So Ca placing 2nd at both SC. Like you stated in your post I play heavy dice mitigation to keep as much heat off the table as possible. I would like to send you my list and please assist and advise me in getting this list over the top. There are still a few store champs out here and I am hoping to vet over that 2nd place finish. Thank you in advance.

Jmiahddixon 1054

@Ro el pen yeah man! Send me your decklist! That's awesome that you have been doing so well with Vader Royal Guard! Let me see what you're currently using!

Jmiahddixon 1054

@thejumpingflea I feel like it's the opposite for me xD every time someone tries to go for Vader than I am able to make the price of failure play for the close but if someone bursts royal guard turn one or top of turn 2 then I know have 2 dead cards in my deck and my power play is gone lol