We’ve only break this out once in a great while, with so many other Luke decks around, so it’s sort of in the “fun” beer & pretzel category and hasn’t been all that thoroughly played by us.
January 2017 Update: DON’T UNDERESTIMATE MY POWER is now A10 to make it more JUSTICE-y. I think it’s still a Tier 2C deck but if it plays more Tier 2B, that’s fine too.
LUKE SKYWALKER, REBEL COMMANDO
by Roman F
4x A5D1, 1x A4D1, 2x A4D2, 1x A3D2, 1x A2D3, 1x A2/D4
2 Rebel Commandos
4 HP Each
Weak Ranged Minor Deck
2x A3D1, 3x A2D1, 4x A1D2
Luke – 12 Talent Cards
3x LIGHTSABER SLASH
A6. Choose a character Luke can attack besides the defending character
to take 2 damage.
1x DON’T UNDERESTIMATE MY POWER
A4*. *If Luke does damage with this card, the attack value is 10.
2x LIGHTSABER DEFLECT
D4*. *If the attacking character uses a blaster, that character takes 2 damage.
Choose any minor character. That character takes 5 damage.
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 EXPLOSIVE CHARGE
Choose a Rebel Commando. All characters adjacent to the Rebel Commando
take 4 damage. Then the Rebel Commando is destroyed.
1x JEDI MIND TRICK
Choose a character Luke can attack. That character may not move or
attack until Luke’s next turn. Draw a card.
Theme: A touch of the dark side
Path to Victory: LEVITATION + EXPLOSIVE CHARGE + CHOKE or LIGHTSABER SLASH + DON’T UNDERESTIMATE MY POWER
Strengths: High direct damage, kills minors, decent all-around game
Weaknesses: Limited movement, mediocre defense
Strategy: Throw a commando bomb at them, Luke can finish up with direct damage.
Test Level: Low
Inspiration: Deri, aka docmogs or fingersandteeth, won a Star Wars Minis championship at GenCon running a squad that used the Luke Rebel Commando piece and its “Levitation” ability to great effect. He called the squad “Lobbin’ Luke“. It’s a nice sculpt and I was inspired to create a deck around it, one that represented most of what we see of Luke in Episode VI whereas I see the original Luke deck as who he is at the end of Episode VI.
Notes: We haven’t really seen this deck much but he looks fun and fairly powerful. Definitely a blaster-slayer, not that that is saying much.