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Mar 03 2019 01:50 PM by darthbs
For me you don't play this set for Aphra, this is a support set and she becomes a bonus if you get her in the game, especially late game to use her effect before she gets locked down.
Only 2 cards in the the set are sith traited and she can be played with scum resources so really its only one.
Try making a scum deck and sneak this one in at the end.
The objective if you have it out will more likely trigger, you have the influence resource out so that you can reclaim big cards late game.
But don't play her first turn shes not going to do you anything but cause frustration, but later on shes a pain to deal with.
Edit - Another option is to play her with 8t88, using the split faction card, you can chain react the affiliation reaction and 8t88 is a good 3 pip card to retrieve using her event. Then build from there.
Mar 03 2019 01:35 PM by darthbs
Not really, there was a lack of synergy between this set and the majority of other vehicle sets that meant this didn't have a place to go.
Ackbar himself while the ability is cool, was too expensive to play most of the time, so you needed to trick him in. Then to get the best use you also needed to have edge for those tactics to go off.
Him being a leader gave potential to him going into a leader deck but then the rest of the set just didn't go with leaders.
If Ackbar had the pilot trait, (which I know he shouldn't) then the potential for this set would sky rocket as he can then be tricked in with stay on target, then this set would see a lot more play.
Thematically this set was fine, but a common thing with all the early sets in this game is that not all the cards synergised in sets. Hoth survival gear being a prime example of a card that should not be paired with speeders. (Shakes head)
Jan 17 2019 12:33 AM by RoyalAegis
Nah this set is garbage and has been superceded by the Ancient Rivals Dengar. Much better set although in both cases Dengar is a unit that's only situationally good unlike his LS analog in Captain Rex who's ready to go when he hits the board.
Jan 17 2019 12:31 AM by RoyalAegis
Definitely the ramp ability. In my experience I got the Death Star out in less than half of the games I played with it. It's definitely got merit as an edge-killer though.
For what it's worth though I've never play aggro Navy Capital Ship decks (I just ran the Death Star like everyone else did until it got restricted with Endor Entrapment). I can definitely say though that Navy Fortress without this pod is a very viable deck archetype for competitive play. Give me a holler if you want a more in-depth explanation.
Shelter from the Storm
Jan 16 2019 07:27 PM by dbmeboy
Way back in the day (when this set first came out) it was a very useful cog in a LS shielding deck. Deck ran Core Luke, Core Han, Core Obi-Wan, Secret of Yavin 4, and this set. Getting Luke or Han shielded (with Prep for Battle out) early in the game did work.
Jan 16 2019 07:25 PM by dbmeboy
No, but not because of Dengar himself. The rest of the set just drags him down so much that it never saw any play.
Jan 16 2019 07:19 PM by dbmeboy
The set's main strength is in the ramp ability. If you actually get the Death Star on table, it's great and possibly wins the game by itself. But more consistently you're using it to ramp out capital ships, use the Engineers to attack and defend with your big Star Destroyers, and using the Death Star as an edge card.
Shelter from the Storm
Jan 16 2019 03:14 PM by Thaliak
Shelter from the Storm can be situational. It allows you to protect a unit from damage but provides no protection from tactics beyond the shield itself, so if your opponent has a unit with two tactics icons, they can still keep the sheltered character from striking. Even if the opponent can't do that, there's a fair chance they'll have other targets for their tactics icons, guns and events.
Shelter from the Storm
Jan 16 2019 01:13 PM by xXDarthBladeXx
How is this card not a game changer? Couldn’t you load up a Jedi or a ship with crazy amounts of blast and then play this right before they attack to just wreck face?
Jan 16 2019 01:11 PM by MarioFanaticXV
Trooper decks often fit that niche, but this set really doesn't fit well into them. Especially when you have Imperial Command (Set 026) which includes better resource options, two troopers, and Orbital Bombardment which acts as an always-on sort of effect similar to Vader's ability here.
Jan 16 2019 03:54 AM by xXDarthBladeXx
So did the game ever give any support to this pod to make it combo well? I’m thinking an aggressive navy deck with super cheap units to try to hang bang objectives in one go. Viable?
Jan 16 2019 03:33 AM by xXDarthBladeXx
So this guy could be an absolute beast, but if he dies he gives your opponent a huge boost, so is it worth it? Can this guy wreck face?
Jan 16 2019 01:39 AM by xXDarthBladeXx
So is this set best used as a ramp for big ships or for actual Death Star strategy? If so, what other tricks go well with this set if any?
Grand Moff Tarkin
Jan 16 2019 01:36 AM by xXDarthBladeXx
This guy see much competitive play? He seems good for an aggronDS deck but I have no clue if that’s even viable.
Jan 15 2019 04:03 PM by dbmeboy
Yep, basically. That's why the sets are restricted (ie can't be played in the same deck).
Jan 15 2019 04:02 PM by dbmeboy
This card saw tons of competitive play, resulting in the first restriction in the game (this set with Dash (eg Against All Odds)). Was seeing play alongside the Falcon throughout the life of the game.
Jan 14 2019 06:03 AM by Muddervader
2x Automated Assassin (Desperate Circumstances 274-1)
1x Behind the Black Sun (Jump to Lightspeed 170-1)
2x Rogue Archaeology (Allies of Necessity 263-1)
2x The Droid Revolution (Solo’s Command 188-1)
2x The Droid’s Task (It Binds All Things 121-1)
1x Vader’s Army (Aggressive Negotiations 267-1)
Jan 14 2019 02:44 AM by RoyalAegis
It's kind of "eh" to me.
I think Aphra is kind of a dud herself. My issue with her is that she wants to be in both decks with a refresh affiliation (due to her text and her not being Elite) AND a 2-resource affiliation (because she's a 4-cost unit with a 2/1 resource).
I think the objective, chud and fate card are nice. But I've never truly tried to play with pod. Droid decks are tricky.
Jan 14 2019 12:58 AM by xXDarthBladeXx
Is this pod bad? I’m trying to find synergies and it just seems like this one is weak in droid decks and in sith decks.
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