This version of Luke is going through some different iterations. Please share any feedback in the comments below!
Grand Master Luke
by Roman Farraday
2x Resistance Soldiers
4 HP each
Weak ranged minor Deck
Luke – 12 Talent Cards
3x ILLUSIONARY STRIKE
A0. After attacking, ILLUSIONARY STRIKE does 3 damage to the defending character.
2x MASTER SWEEP
A2*. *Add 2 to the attack value for each opponent adjacent to Luke before attack is played. After attacking, Luke may attack each other enemy adjacent to him with this card, going clockwise. They may defend.
2x TURN AGGRESSION
D4. For each point of damage Luke takes, the player controlling the attacking character chooses and discards a card.
1x AVATAR PROJECTION
D*. Luke takes no damage from the attack. Then move Luke to any vacant space.
Choose an empty space that Luke could attack if he had a blaster. Then choose any allied character Luke could otherwise attack with a blaster, or choose Luke. Move the chosen character to the chosen space.
1x I WILL NOT FIGHT YOU
Choose an opponent. You and the opponent reveal your hands and discard all attacks greater than 2.
1x MASTER OF THE FORCE
Choose any number of your cards, including this card, and discard them. Draw an equal number of new cards.
Figures: Luke Skywalker, Jedi Master looks the best. A slightly cheaper way to go is Grand Master Luke Skywalker or maybe Luke Skywalker, Galactic Hero. Any Rebel soldier types will do for Resistance Soldiers.
Why Resistance Soldiers?
There’s sort of a lack of alternatives and besides, we don’t otherwise have Resistance Soldiers in our game. Luke does appear on Crait to rescue the Resistance forces, and using his astral projection, “appears” with them. I’m not going to bring Porgs or caretakers into the game as Luke’s minors, and there’s really nobody else unless you want to throw Chewie or Yoda in there, which I don’t. Resistance Soldiers are fun, standard “shitbreather” minors, as we refer to them. They should probably go with someone else but Luke needs minors, and they’ll do just fine.
Notes: I want Luke to be Tier 1A but the rest of my group is more 1B with him, if that. I maintain, however, that if Luke at the end of TLJ were to walk into the Emperor’s throne room in ROTJ, he’d be quite capable of fending for himself and stand a solid chance of winning the contest, so I’m aiming for Tier 1B.
Sort of a compromise: This version of Luke can be extremely tough if everything goes his way, as tough as any character. He can launch A14s, escape to any space on the board, absorb lots of damage, and force you to discard your entire hand. He can also struggle to find enough damage output and movement but he’s an undeniable tank like Obi-Wan. MASTER SWEEP itself can be a silly A14 in the right circumstances, though I think those circumstances will come about very rarely and it has been be an A4 much of the time, limiting Luke’s overall power level.