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This was the deck that John Bruno and I both took to the SD regional. We both went 6-2, I made the cut and the top 4, while John missed out on tiebreakers.
We took the basic shell and tweaked it to be good against certain matchups. We didn't have a lot of time for testing, so when reflecting on the deck some includes were better than others.
Let's start with Force Rend. The theory was mill would be at the event. If so this deck could struggle. But if you leave Riekan alive and kill his buddies, only one card beats you, C-3P0. Force Rend handles him quite nicely. The entire day of swiss (about 30 hours it seemed) Force Rend did nothing for me. Absolutely nothing. However, in the top 8 I faced the Rebel Spy himself with his mill deck. Force Rend destroyed him. It blew up at least two C-3p0s and 2 Second Chance over the course of 2 games. So the bottom line is Force Rend has its uses but it situational. With the rise of vehicles, I wonder if it will be good for removing Resistance Bomber. Or if that will just be too expensive.
Ewok Village - This was a powerful change to the deck. We were able to pull off a great many shields during the day from Obi Wan decks, Mill decks, and many others. I really like this change, and the credit goes to John for this one.
Feel Your Anger - I am big into cards that remove multiple dice. However, 1 Feel Your Anger would have probably been better. There was no Tarkin that I saw, and very few Chance Cubes.
Kylo's Starfighter - I put this in for the mirror. It's an even. But in theory it seemed so good against mono blue decks. In practice, it just wasn't. Indirect damage early isn't great, and it was just never quite effective enough. It cannot be reduced by Binds. Heirloom Lightsaber would have been a better choice in that spot.
The rest of the deck is just your standard Kylo/Talzin build.
It was a fun time getting out to a massive, nearly 100 person event. John and I had a lot of time talking about the deck and making some final untested tweaks in the IHOP down the street. Congrats to Joey who knocked me out with his Kylo/Talzin deck which was tweaked better for the mirror, and to Zion for winning the whole thing.
I will be talking about the event in detail this week on the Smugglers Den.