One of our favorite decks, we’ve had this one since Episode III came out. This deck comes out pretty much every time we play. The challenge has been having the deck be the strongest in our set without being overpowered. We’ve tinkered quite a bit to get his power level down to a beatable level but for a while there it seemed like he wasn’t good enough. Let us know what you think!
by Roman F & Geektopia
2 Royal Guards
5 HP each
Strong++ Ranged Minor Deck
Darth Sidious – 12 Talent Cards
3x SITH FURY
A6. If target is destroyed, playing this card does not count as an action.
A9. If this card is defended, Sidious takes damage equal to the attack value of the card used to defend, maximum of 3.
2x SITH LIGHTNING
Choose any character on the board to take 3 damage, the player controlling that character gets 1 less action on his/her next turn.
2x ARE YOU THREATENING ME
D7. For each enemy that Sidious could attack if he had a blaster, controlling player discards a card.
1x ORDER 66
Choose one set of Royal Guards, Clone Troopers, Storm Troopers, or ARC Troopers to do 2 damage to all opponent’s characters they can attack, not including each other.
1x UNLIMITED POWER
Sidious does 3 damage to an adjacent character. He may discard up to 3 Sidious cards, for every card he discards, Sidious and character each take a point of damage.
Theme: Powerful melee fighter with nasty direct damage
Path to Victory: SITH LIGHTNING and ORDER 66 early, AGGRESSION and UNLIMITED POWER late.
Strengths: High attacks, strong defense, direct damage that can target you anywhere on the board, strong minors
Weaknesses: Damages himself, no movement
Strategy: Stay away and use direct damage, close in for kill with powerful melee game
Test Level: Very High
Inspiration: We started talking about this deck when the trailer to Episode 3 came out. Taking him down to a manageable level of power, while still being the most powerful, has been the challenge.
Playing Sidious: Sidious is likely the most powerful deck in the set, a sluggo with big direct damage, but if you play him incorrectly, he can lose in a hurry. Despite his high melee attacks, he is at his best from a distance, using Royal Guards, LIGHTNING, and ORDER 66. Once your opponent is weakened, you can finish him with your big attacks. Running into battle with AGGRESSION early, tempting as it looks, will get you killed.
Playing against Sidious: You’re in trouble if you have to face him at all. If you have Clone Troopers, position them so you don’t take too much damage from ORDER 66. Remember that your 4/2 and 3/3 cards are great defense against AGGRESSION. If you’re going to go down, make him do a lot of damage to himself so your teammate can clean up. Trying to kill his guards early is a good strategy, but if you try and fail, you’ll probably lose.