Since Star Wars: Destiny released, I have heard players talking about how awesome it would be to have a viable deck featuring Han and Chewbacca. In the words of Han Solo, “Chewie, we’re home.”
I considered pairing the newest version of Chewbacca, The Beast, with the most recent version of Leia Organa. This would let me play a deck I could call Beauty and the Beast and it would let me play the 2-point plot Profiteering that we are revealing on this weeks episode of The Covenant Cast. From the moment I saw The Beast though, I knew I’d be pairing him with an elite version of Han Solo.
It only took me one game playing Han Solo, Independent Hotshot, in my Shades deck to understand just how good he is. He doesn’t seem wildly impressive at first, but you would be hard pressed to find another character as consistent at dealing damage and gaining resources.
Han Solo + Chewbacca – The Beast
Battlefield: Theed Royal Palace
Elite Han Solo, Independent Hotshot
Elite Chewbacca, The Beast
x2 Hidden Blaster
x2 Energy Pike
x2 Escape Craft
x2 Millenium Falcon
x2 N-1 Starfighter
x1 Daring Gambit
x2 Defensive Racing
x2 Drop In
x1 Hasty Exit
x2 Easy Pickings
x1 In The Crosshairs
x2 Well Connected
x1 We’re Home
This deck is pure, unadulterated theme… and it actually has a shot at working! The deck is great at generating resources and Guardian on a 13-health Chewbacca will make it tough for your opponent to defeat either characters early. The extra time will let you get one of a few key elements established as you head into the end game to pull off a few very powerful smuggler tricks!
The Opening: Early in a game, this deck is all about resources. If possible, pick your battlefield and re-roll with Han until you can resolve for resources. You are looking for Escape Craft and Well Connected in your opening hand. You either need to stack up resources or get a few dice in play early, so you can continue stacking up resources. Your are aiming to ramp fast enough to get a few powerful upgrades in play or the Millenium Falcon!
Finishing Moves: The deck includes a handful of sneaky smuggler tricks that can put games away! Quickdraw (assuming you have a Hidden Blaster) and Drop In allow you to activate a character and immediately resolve their dice (how thematic, right?). This is particularly powerful whenever one of your characters is about to be defeated or when you can defeat a character before they get to resolve their dice. We’re Home and Daring Gambit can turn a game upside down when played at the right time!
If you didn’t catch our Q&A with Jeremy Zwirn, the lead designer of Star Wars: Destiny, check it out. He talks a bit about the future of iconic character pairings like Han + Chewie!
If you’re half as excited about Convergence as I am and want to guarantee you get every card with a Convergence Saga Set (like me), I recommend doing so soon. You can see the shipping estimate in the title above, which currently reads ‘within one week’. We recently ran out of ‘on release’ sets and expect to run out of the ‘within one week’ sets in the next week or two!
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