Leia/Padme 5-0 tournament winner - Cartagena

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The day before a small tournament I chose to run this deck based on the idea of the new Snoke - Supreme Leader errata and an expected lack of Watto - Stubborn Gambler.

The list is fairly standard and created from a merge between Scott Reed's UK Top16 list and a George Barnes 6-0 finish at the GQ in Milton Keynes. About the cards:

Donderbus Blaster Pistol: Don't like this weapon, feels underwhelming and worse than Grappling Boa. I chose to run it only because of the resource side. Redeploy is also a plus.

Underhanded Tactics: Do not even try to remove this cards. Most action cheating comes from this card.

Mend: Only included a copy of this thinking on my battlefield claim ability. Did not feel like playing #Truce instead due to my lack of experience with the deck.

Now onto the tournament a quick report:

W 1 round vs Kes Dameron - Courageous Sergeant/Finn - Soldier of Necessity/Allies of Necessity: Not starting with resources is usually a bad starting move against this deck. I cannot mitigate any of his dices because of his battlefield/power action but he cannot either.

W 2 round vs Captain Phasma - Stormtrooper Commander/First Order Stormtrooper/Advanced Training: A Snuff Out and his low total HP makes a difference and Padmé Amidala's Royal Starship lets me gain some time. I defeat him a couple actions before losing. Had he chosen to focus Padmé Amidala - Resolute Senator the outcome could have been different.

W 3 round vs Doctor Aphra - Artifact Hunter/General Grievous - Droid Armies Commander/Sentinel Messenger: Although he starts with the infamous 0-0-0 he does not ramp up quickly, which lets me fish a Moxie and outdamage him. Action cheat with Seize the Day was key in order to sneak damage. This deck plays so much mitigation it is really hard to solve a special "the usual way".

Top 4: W semis vs Tobias Beckett - Thief For Hire/Hondo Ohnaka - Respected Businessman: A back and forth matchup but I end up ramping a Padmé Amidala's Royal Starship which lets me be faster. Also not paying Hondo Ohnaka - Respected Businessman early on does not let him ramp into the Entourage playset as easily. Winning my battlefield roll was also key.

W finals vs Lor San Tekka - True Believer/Jar Jar Binks - Clumsy Outcast/Satine Kryze - Hope of Mandalore: Think this is a unfavourable matchup if my opponent mills my upgrades, but I start with a Donderbus Blaster Pistol on first round which ends up on the bin thanks to a Flames of the Past. I am not able to sneak any damage but at a certain point my opponent commits a mistake and lets me solve an Underhanded Tactics with focus and then two Leia Organa - Boushh specials. From that point on even a little bit of damage counts and I win the finals with a couple cards left on the deck.

All in all it is really important to win the battlefield roll since Mean Streets - Correlia is a hell of a battlefield to play against when a deck is tailored to make advantage of it. The deck contains valuable action cheating with Impulsive, Seize the Day and Underhanded Tactics. I do not think you need Instigate because the deck is so resource-hungry and usually you won't want to resolve sides.

2 comments

Fluff 15

Congrats and great writeup. Curious if another support could help if Padme is targeted early?

Fluff 15

Also, have you considered events like Across the Galaxy, Aerial Advantage or Lookout Post? Also, I like Rigged detonation to go with Hasty Exit. What are your thoughts?