Is Kylo Anakin A Viable Deck List After Rotation?

This Friday at 6pm CST, I will be playing in the Covenant Masters Finale Trilogy event (and we will be streaming it on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch)! With the release of Convergence comes the rotation of sets 1, 2, and 3 out of standard play. Knowing this was on the horizon, I decided to build a different deck for each of the Swiss rounds!

These are the decks I will be playing on stream:

Darth Vader + Jawa + Retribution
Doctor Aphra + Snoke + Executioner + Bitter Rivalry
Kylo + Anakin
Palpatine + Veteran Stormtrooper + Retribution
Rey + Han
Yoda + Luke Skywalker + Stolen Intel

Kylo and Anakin (well, technically Vader and Anakin in the Clone Wars show) are two of my favorite characters in all of Star Wars. Naturally, when they can both be elite on the same team it is bound to be one of my favorite decks. This has been one of my go to decks for the Trilogy format since the release of Legacies. Below is the current version of my deck!

Battlefield: Theed Royal Palace

Characters:
Elite Kylo Ren
Elite Anakin Skywalker

Upgrades: 9
x2  Crossguard Lightsaber
x1  Dagger of Mortis
x2  Force Wave
x2  Heirloom Lightsaber
x2  Torment
x2  Treasured Lightsaber

Support: 2
x2  Stifle

Events: 17
x2  At Odds
x2  Clash
x2  Conflicted
x1  Dark Ritual
x2  Doubt
x2  Hidden Motive
x2  Mislead
x2  Triple Threat
x2  Witch Magick

Deck Overview: The deck plays remarkably close to what you would expect these characters to play like. When you play this deck, you put all your weight behind every swing! Unlike decks that try to make plays to create advantages your opponent cannot come back from (aka blow outs), this one is all about consistency. Turn after turn, it deals a steady helping of damage while slowly building it’s dice pool through upgrades. This is a great deck for newer players or anyone not looking to strain themselves figuring out how to play a deck at their next event.

Opening Hand: Witch Magick allows you to reveal the top three cards of your deck and heal one damage from a character for each odd card. There are only eight even-costed cards in the deck, including Crossguard Lightsaber, Treasured Lightsaber, Doubt, and Hidden Motive. As it happens, these are the four cards I am looking for in my opening hand! Crossguard goes on Kylo for a free damage and Treasured Lightsaber goes on Anakin for a free card. Doubt and Hidden Motive are free, which means you can play an upgrade and still have control options on turn one. This also lets you thin your deck of even cards, making Witch Magick more consistent in the mid to late game.

Finishing Moves: Both Kylo and Anakin have similar die sides, making either of them dependable characters to finish a game. Kylo’s ability is very powerful, so you naturally want to upgrade Anakin first to tempt your opponent into attacking him instead of Kylo. It it likely that one of your characters will be defeated, even in the games you win. This makes upgrades with redeploy critical in the mid to late stage of a game.

I have been excited about rotation since before the release of Across the Galaxy. It is clear that the Destiny design team has learned so much from the design of the early sets, so I am excited to see both the staple cards from the first few sets go away and the new tools decks like this one get with the release of Convergence!

If you’re planning to get a Convergence Saga Set (like me) I recommend doing so soon. You can see the shipping estimate in the title, 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 few weeks!

If you prefer booster boxes, check out our Destiny Booster Box Subscriptions. It works like an automatic pre-order system, where you sign up (for free) to automatically receive booster boxes as new sets are released. You don’t get charged until a week or two before release and if you are in the U.S., boxes tend to show up on release.

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