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|None. Self-made deck here.|
Played this at the Utah regionals today. Went 4-2. Didn't top 8 due only to strength of schedule (was placed 10th). The only players I lost to were in the top 8.
Game 1 (Win): Grand Inquisitor/Kylo Ren Game 2 (Win): eVader/Greedo Game 3 (Loss): eVader/Greedo Game 4 (Win): eYoda/eLeia (Boushh) Game 5 (Win): Han/Qui'ra Game 6 (Loss): Han/Qui'ra
As you can see, it went toe-to-toe with several strong meta decks. I find the Vader match-up to be favorable for me, due to the sheer damage output of Palpatine. You can usually kill Greedo in round 2 (before they play The Price of Failure), and Vader in turn 3. Did 10 damage to Vader in a single shot to finish the first game off.
eYoda/eLeia was also very straightforward. Your damage will be spread early, which sets up strong surprise plays to kill one of their characters. Leia is the damage dealer, but go for Yoda if they have second chance on Leia.
Han/Qui'ra is a rough match-up due to the sheer amount of removal at it's disposal. Resolve Palpatine's dice as possible. Endurance is very valuable in this match-up.
Tips: Force Speedspecial and Swiftness are really strong to chain into cards that manipulate your dice (You Were My Friend, Triple Threat). This combination can often lead to resolving both Palpatine dice showing damage. Between Indomitable, Force Illusion, and Witch Magick, you have a lot of unforeseen survivability. Use these to mitigate large portions of their damage. You usually won't play on your battlefield. If, by chance, you do, you basically get free removal every round. If you don't, many opponents are using Theed Palace. Palpatine can frequently claim before his opponents, and will have time to use Theed Palace to his advantage anyway. Finally, the bulk of the deck is good in nearly any circumstance. Don't feel too bad about discarding to re-roll or mulligan to get Force Speed early.