L337 Engineers - Pax Unplugged Trilogies - Arrowbrook Gaming

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ArrowBrookGaming 579

4 members of Arrowbrook Gaming piloted this list at Pax unplugged day 1 with a combined 19-5 record day 1 and a "5-1". Two pilots on Day 3 had a combined record of 9-3.

The idea of the deck is to use Motivate and Logistics along with your Engineers resource sides in order to stack money so that you can play a Shadow Caster with Armored Reinforcement and the mods that you draw with Engineers on turn 1. It should be relatively easy to get 3 mods onto Shadow Caster by the start of the 2nd turn and then your only goal is to reset Shadow Caster as many times as possible for a quick turn 2 or 3 win. One of the reasons we found success is that we teched heavily for the vehicle mirror with cards like Vandalize, Scruffy Looking Nerf-Herder, and Dogfight which most of the other vehicle decks were not running. We went with Theed as the battlefield because the 3 resource start gives you a potentially insane turn 1 ramp and makes it possible that faster decks may not even get a 2nd claim out of it.

You should be mulliganing hard for Motivate and Logistics and ideally you start the game with 2/4 but if you draw one of them in your opener it is okay to keep BB-8, or mods also. BB-8 is nice because you can use his dollar side to pay for himself and then load him onto Shadowcaster to either be rolled in, or overwrote for a Turret. His 3 focus sides also go great with L3.

In the vehicles mirror you want to start the game with N-1 instead of Shadow Caster and try to either blow up their Shadow Caster or trade blows with N-1's until you are able to Vandalize their N-1.

In my opinion this has a winning matchup against almost anything in trilogies except for Mill and Snoke/Aphra/Droid which I think are close to 50/50's and are heavily dependent on opening draws.

If I were to make any changes I would probably consider adding a 2nd N-1 for the mirror, and swap out first Aid for either Bubble Shield or Arch Caster to help with the SAD and Mill matchup.

2 comments

Hessian Sack 1103

Hello! it was great to see you guys do so well with this. I've been toying with it since the Discord leak. Motivate was a great alternative to Truce, would you still play it over Truce in Standard? And in a Standard version, would Weapons Factory Alpha - Cymoon 1 be better as it benefits your opponent much less as almost any other deck will claim faster? And other than Scruffy Looking Nerf-Herder, how are you stopping your opponent from discarding your Shadow Caster? Would you include Shield Generator or Friends in Low Places in Standard? Thanks, Hessian

ArrowBrookGaming 579

@Hessian Sack Thank you - I think Motivate is a much better option that Truce because it is more versatile and has a higher upside than Truce. We are not trying to go fast so the ambush on Truce is not worth giving your opponent a free resource in my opinion. Motivate also can be used on an L3 discard side, or any focus side to get value on non-resource dice. I would definitely go with Weapons Factor Alpha over Theed in Standard because it serves the same purpose and doesn't give away value after turn 1. I would probably include 2x Shield Generator and 2x FILP over First Aid, dogfight, and 1 crash landing in Standard. I should note however that I think this deck needs surgical strike to rotate out before it would be top tier in Standard.