Original, unmodified Epic Duels deck by Rob Daviau and Craig Van Ness.  

Anakin Skywalker
18 HP
19 Cards
Red Deck

Padme Amidala
10 HP
12 Cards

Strong Ranged Minor Deck

Anakin – 9 Talent Cards

Move to any minor character, inflict 7 damage

A8; discard all but 1

No damage from attack; Attacker loses 1HP

Move 8, draw 5 if hand is empty

Padme – 3 Talent Cards

A9; discard 1 to draw 1

A6, move 6

Padme recovers 4HP if Anankin is alive; 2HP if he’s dead

Why not tweak Anakin?  We’ve always felt this was one of the best-designed decks, as it is aggressive and has cards that represent its characters very well in both character and effect.

Themes: Wrath, Anger, and Calm
Path to Victory: ANGER + CALM or ANGER + ANGER
Strengths: High attacks, big ranged attacks, solid defense, outstanding killing power vs minors, strong minor
Weaknesses: Needs to get his cards in the right order, mediocre defense
Strategy: WRATH and Padme early, ANGER and CALM late.
Tier: 2

Notes: This is probably the least-tweaked deck I’ve seen through the Epic Duels Online Community and anywhere Epic Duels is played.  Maybe, just maybe, someone once proposed making WRATH usable in some way against majors, but it’s otherwise the one deck everyone leaves alone.  Everyone agrees that its strength in both 1v1 and 2v2 is about average, it doesn’t have any broken or negative play experience cards, and the cards fit the characters very well.  We’ve probably always liked Anakin a little more than most others, and have had him ranked among the top of Tier 2 decks in the past before settling him more into the middle as we do now.  Anakin relies upon getting his cards in the right order more than other characters, but when he does, he has a higher ceiling than many Tier 2 decks with his A8s and Padme’s A9 along with a potential game-changer in WRATH in the Geektopia set, where there are many more important, named minors.  Any major with a Red deck will have a low floor, and Anakin is no exception.

Want more Anakin?

There are many decks for later versions of Anakin, including our own, but as far as Episode II Anakin, I think this is it, and like I’ve said already, I don’t even think I’ve seen any tweaks for him.

There are some interesting decks out there for Padme, though:

Captain Panaka and 2 Padmes by Brady Severns is a really interesting deck, spawned by The Queen’s Gambit game.

Queen Amidala and Captain Panaka by Freaky Mutant Man is another take.



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About Anakin in the Star Wars Universe

(This deck represents Episode II Anakin. Before he was murdering children.) "Anakin Skywalker (nicknamed Ani by his mother and wife) was a legendary Force-sensitive Human male who served the Galactic Republic as a Jedi Knight and later served the Galactic Empire as the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Born to Shmi Skywalker, later in life he became the secret husband of Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo and the father of the Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker and Jedi Knight Leia Organa Solo. He was also the grandfather of Ben Skywalker, Jaina, Jacen, and Anakin Solo, as well as the great-grandfather of Allana and an ancestor of Nat, Kol, and Cade Skywalker."