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Dice of Failure 605
Dice of Failure Original
This is the closest deck to the current popular Vader build, and it illustrates a few distinct advantages.
- Veteran Stormtrooper is miles better than FOST. Two more health and a no-cost 3-indirect side instead of the 2 ranged for one.
- You have a point to spare for Retribution
Right now, the only way to get Vader with Retribution is to run Clawdite Shapeshifter or Battle Droid, both of which represent huge disadvantages that people have deemed not worth it in comparison to FOST. This build gets the best of both worlds: a better support character AND retribution.
If the worst thing that can happen to this deck is Maul's dice being removed, you can at least make them pay for it. Also, you run Resilient, making them have to work extra hard to rid the board of Maul's dice while your punishing them for trying.
Like Vader, you get the whole suite of zero-cost mitigation, including Measure for Measure (which you can't run with Vader if you also want retribution), plus The Best Defense..., which is way better on a 9-health character than a 7 or 6.
The deck is light on sticks, but it really doesn't need them. Maul's Lightsaber is huge synergy. I love using it on his Power Action and the spending a resource to roll it back in. Huge damage potential. Vader's Saber also has a lot of consistency with Maul's PA, and can't as easily get stuck in the table like it can with Vader. The only other stick i run is Count Dooku's Lightsaber because of the extra damage when you play it.
With the extra space, you get to run a playset of Fear and Dead Men, because getting Maul's PA and FaDM is kind of the whole point.
Then you also get a lot of tech against other matchups. Mind Extraction seems too good to ignore in this meta. Also, Separatist Embargo is one of those counter-all cards that can be used to hurt any deck it's played against. Finally Unshackle. We're just long past the days where you can't run downgrade removal, especially when running the "big-little" mold.
Anyways, I've had some great success with this deck thus far. I like him better than Vader, personally, just because of the options he provides.