This recent addition to the Geektopia came about as a result of the 2012 GenCon Tournament and the 10-Year Anniversary Set that the Epic Duels online community put together.
AHSOKA TANO & CAPTAIN REX
by Roman Farraday
Strong Ranged Minor Deck
Ahsoka Tano – 8 Talent Cards
A8*. *Subtract 2 from the attack value for each HEADSTRONG in your discard pile.
2x ADVANCED ABILITIES
A5. You may play this card face up to move Ahsoka up to 5 spaces before attacking.
2x FEINT AND SWITCH
D5. You may reshuffle your discard pile into your draw pile.
1x LIGHTSABER SWEEP
Ahsoka does 2 damage to all characters she can attack. Then,
move Ahsoka up to 6 spaces.
Captain Rex – 4 Talent Cards
3x DUAL PISTOLS
A3*. *After attacking, Rex may attack again with
another card without using an action.
1x CAPTAIN OR SIR
A6. Move Rex to any vacant space.
Themes: Headstrong and a bit of luck
Path to Victory: HEADSTRONG + SWITCH AND FEINT + repeat
Strengths: High attacks, power defense, strong minor
Weaknesses: Mediocre staying power, high attacks can be controlled by enemy
Strategy: Attack aggressively and get your opponent to strike back
Test Level: Low-Medium
Inspiration: In case you don’t know, Ahsoka Tano is the 2nd most prominent character in the highly popular Star Wars Cartoon series that has been running for several years, 2nd only to Anakin Skywalker. When Hasbro nearly released a sequel to Epic Duels, Ahsoka was to be a featured part of it. We’ve tinkered with her for years using a design from an old Epic Duels Forum deck design contest, but ultimately found that one using too many familiar ideas. This concept actually was an idea to use with Kit Fisto but Roman felt the concept fit Ahsoka particularly well.
Playing Ahsoka: You want to be aggressive with her but without getting her killed. Her base Red deck and 15 HP make her pretty fragile so you need to stockpile a bit. Rex is dangerous but expendable, so don’t be afraid to use him early to draw fire away from Ahsoka. You can stay out of the action, then use ADVANCED ABILITIES and HEADSTRONG together to put a lot of damage on an unsuspecting opponent, then dare them to attack you, which is kind of what you want if you have SWITCH AND FEINT.
Playing against Ahsoka: Ahsoka can hit you anywhere on the board with strong offense so you need to be aware and ready. Her goal is for you to attack her when she wants you to and you have to disrupt that. Rex isn’t very dangerous so while you want to kill him off quickly if you can, you don’t want to get sucked into using a bunch of cards or actions on him when Ahsoka herself is pretty fragile. Hit Ahsoka repeatedly and she’ll go down fast just like any other red deck.
Want more Ahsoka?
The Scott Hagarty version finished 2nd place in the 10-Year Anniversary Set to our version in a very close vote.
Palamon has one too.