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This is a deck that I ran over the weekend at the Salt Lake Regional Tournament at Paragon City Games. I took 4th out of just over 30 people. The attendance was a good mix of casual and competitive players and took place on Saturday the 5th. Because enough people showed up to do 6 rounds of Swiss before the top 8 cut, they also made the call to do best of 1 in the top 8 from the beginning.
The idea is pretty simple. Mulligan for Streetwise and Déjà Vu and proceed to remove all of their dice. My decklist forewent potentially better cards to have all odd costing cards (except Déjà Vu) because as a player I value the consistency of Mother Talzin - Nightsister Matriarch, Rift Valley - Dathomir, and Witch Magick over potentially more blowout cards.
Match 1 => eQui-Gon/eEzra/Double Down
This was a long and tedious first match that I didn't know how to approach. He rolled in at least one Ezra Bridger - Force-sensitive Thief special every turn somehow and really made it hard to spend my money effectively. He also got 3 early Shoto Lightsaber on Qui-Gon Jinn - Defiant Jedi Master, giving him 3 shields per turn just for activating, which was able to absorb a ton of indirect from DJ - Treacherous Rogue. That and some misplays on my part cost me the first match of the day.
Match 2 => ePiett/TIE Pilot/Guavian Enforcer/Double Down
Since I lost the first match I was at the bottom of the rankings. This was an interesting match in that he got 5 TIE Fighter out by turn 2, but a turn one Energy Bow into rolling fire killed Firmus Piett - Ambitious Admiral on the first turn and there was little resistance afterwards.
Match 3 => eBeckett/eMithel/Armored Reinforcement
This was an interesting match in that between the Tobias Beckett - Thief For Hire Power Actions, Truce that my opponent played, and rolling , I had more money than I knew what to do with. That is until I got double down out, healed for 15 from 3 Witch Magick, and resolved a Déjà Vu'ed Reversal for 10 damage (4, 4 and 2 from DJ - Treacherous Rogue)to close out the game.
Match 4 => eVader/Greedo
This was the long awaited match of the day and I was starting to work my way back up in the rankings. This was the closest match of the entire day and it was very back and forth. Despite a turn 1 Vader's Fist I was able to kill Greedo - Unlucky Mercenary and use Coercion to find a timely Respite that bought me enough time to Reversal a 4 from Vader's Fist for the kill on Darth Vader - Terror To Behold.
Match 5 => eCienna/eBeckett/Armored Reinforcement
I got super lucky in this match and pulled a first turn Coercion for his Entangle after winning the battlefield for the first time that day. That let me get set up with an Energy Bow before rolling out and prevented a first turn Firespray-31, which led to a really quick ending.
Match 6 => eQui'Ra/eHan/No Allegiance
By now I was feeling really good, really lucky, and super close to making the top 8 cut. I was paired with the only 5-0, who was my buddy from the group in Idaho that I came down with. Coercion hit Entangle again when Mother Talzin - Nightsister Matriarch was nearly dead, and because he decided to pass and wait for me to roll out, I was able to double Witch Magick up to nearly full health and pulled out ahead in tempo.
That concluded the 6 rounds of Swiss and I was in 3rd place heading into the top 8.
Top 8 Match => eDJ/eTalzin/Double Down
I was glad to see the only other DJ/Talzin in the top 8 with me, but was sad that we were paired together because it meant that only 1 of us was moving on. Her deck was very different from mine and had Chance Cube, Sith Holocron, Entangle, Salvage Stand, and 3x Overconfidence. Luck was with me in this match on all sides. I started with all 3 Streetwise in my opening hand (the dream) and proceeded to roll fire while she rolled mostly blanks. That and the inconsistency of the even cards in her deck (a Witch Magick for 1 heal and several failed Mother Talzin - Nightsister Matriarch and Rift Valley - Dathomir triggers) led to my fastest win of the night and pushed me into the top 4.
Top 4 Match => eVader/Greedo
This was the most disappointing match of the night. Turn one Friends in High Places brought out Vader's Fist for free (it "rolled" out 3x3 damage), The Price of Failure readied Vader after he gained 4 resources, I only had 1 removal card, and Darth Vader - Terror To Behold rolled in 10 damage plus 1 from Darth Vader's Lightsaber to deal all 20 of my health in 1 turn, putting an end to my winning streak and to the tournament for the night.
I was really happy with the result of the tournament, especially since I've only been playing for a few months and borrowed the cards for this deck from a friend. In the future I would probably make a few changes to the deck based on the games I played and the practice that this tournament gave me.
First, I would put Crystal Ball back in for Dark Counsel. We played Dark Counsel because of the card draw potential, but I missed the knowledge that Crystal Ball gave me so I could plan ahead on when on Rift Valley - Dathomir and potentially turn opponent's dice with confidence if needed.
Feel Your Anger felt very much like a win more card and I would probably look to replace it with another 1 cost yellow removal (such as By Any Means since the dice I was most afraid of were 2+ and there weren't a ton of floating around).
Mind Trick, Entangle, and Hidden Blaster were all cards that were also heavily considered, but passed up for my preference of consistency with the odd numbers, and I would even consider removing the single Déjà Vu for 100%.
I had a ton of fun, thought Paragon City Games ran a good tournament, and played against a lot of great people! I hope to see some people try this build out or similar in the future!