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I am usually very reluctant to post my decklists online, but since I have won all the promos I have decided to retire this amazing deck to try other deck builds. This deck has only lost once, and it was due to my own mistake. I chose not to play a Tactical Mastery in my hand thinking I would win no matter what, but my opponent decided to play a Tactical Mastery of his own to steal the game. Funny thing is, he was actually playing a Phasma deck as well.
How does the deck work? Phasma's Focus works like other aggressive decks, but also has a controlling side. You basically want to start off by placing your redeploy weapons on Bala-Tik to help take the focus off Phasma. If they choose to kill Bala Tik first you can just redeploy those weapons and the opponent really only got rid of one die. However, killing Bala is not as easy as it looks. This deck contains a plethora of controlling cards, Hunker Down, Dug in and a First Order Stormtrooper with a very underrated guardian ability provided by Phasma for free. One of the best parts of this deck is it's 3 focus sides provided by elite Captain Phasma and Bala-Tik. This is what makes the deck outshine other aggressive decks because it can put out consistent damage. If you are not putting out at least 6 damage a turn, then something is not right.
Phasma vs Jango Another popular deck right now is very similar to mine except it runs elite Bala and a solo Jango Fett. The deck is good, but it requires extra cards to do what this deck does for free. It plays cards like Cannon Fodder and The Best Defense... to get effects like guardian that Phasma provides for free. However, the main difference is it plays Jango over Phasma. Jango has a great ability, but a mediocre die. Phasma has a good ability, a great die and you get two of them! The other issue with the Jango version is you can kill their Bala pretty quickly and leave them with only 2 characters, each with only one die.
Elite Bala vs Solo Bala This deck can run either Elite Phasma or Elite Bala and I have tried both. The problem with running Elite Bala is that Bala can be killed pretty quickly, sometimes even on turn 2. You are better off using him solo to take better advantage of Phasma's superior die. In the games that people focus Phasma first (which is a mistake) you will be able to run all over them with Bala and his ability.
Matchups Not to sound cocky, but this deck really doesn't have a lot of weaknesses. I have steamrolled past many opponents and as I stated earlier, the deck has only lost once due to my own mistake. You beat other aggressive decks with this decks better health, better dice, and control. You beat control decks with this decks consistent damage and counter control cards of your own.
Why play that card? I have some cards that might not make sense, but I'll explain here. The one of Commanding Presence is an All-Star! I have even considered playing two, but you never want to play more than one of these. It has a red restriction, which means you can only play this on the Stormtrooper (don't do this) or Phasma (do this). What makes the cards good is it's versatility and powerful special. All the other upgrades are self explanatory. As for events, I play 1 All In, which actually used to be a 2 of. The card is amazing a works well with you focus sides to do a bunch of surprise damage. Playing 2 All In's is definitely a great option, but I found myself pitching them too often. You won't claim the battlefield often, but when you do the 2 Dug in are amazing. The card is just too good not to play even though you may not get to play it all the time. I will say that 3 character decks are on the rise, so claiming the battlefield is only getting easier. The last odd card, and the one I would be willing to take out first is Endless Ranks. The reason for playing this is obviously for a late game win in a close match. The problem is, most of my matches are not that close, and I haven't even had the opportunity to play it. Theoretically speaking, in the late game you will not be spending resources on upgrades and few on control, which means you can play Endless Ranks with all those resources to bring back a Stormtrooper for that final push. However, you might be better off taking this out for another All In.
Conclusion Not much else to say that hasn't already been said. I think Phasma is the most underrated card in the game and when more people realize her potential she will be all over the place. I hope you guys have fun with the deck and win some promos! If you have any questions let me know and I'll answer them when I get a chance. If you guys like the deck and description I actually have another deck I have been working on that might give this one a run for it's money.