Old Ben

Minor(s): Young Luke

This deck has been around so long, I remember using Star Wars legos as playing pieces. It was a different deck then, but this version has stuck, and it gets a good amount of action.

OLD BEN & YOUNG LUKE
by Roman F. Includes ideas from PD Magnus.

Old Ben Kenobi
13 HP
Melee
18 cards
Blue Deck

Young Luke Skywalker
12 HP
Blaster
13 cards
Strong Ranged Minor Deck

Old Ben – 8 Talent Cards

3x TEACH LESSON
A6, target loses an action on his next turn.

2x JEDI SENSE
D6.  If the defense value exceeds the attack value, attacker takes damage equal to the difference between values.

1x IF YOU STRIKE ME DOWN
D* Old Ben is destroyed and Young Luke becomes the major. Attacker discards a card for each point of the attack value.

1x FORCE HEAL
If Old Ben is adjacent to Luke, Luke recovers 4 damage. If Luke is destroyed, Old Ben heals 3 damage. Draw a card.

1x JEDI MIND TRICK
Move each opposing minor adjacent to old Ben up to 4 spaces each. Move Old Ben up to 4 spaces. For each minor affected, draw a card.

Young Luke – 4 Talent Cards

2x USE THE FORCE LUKE
A7.  If Old Ben is destroyed, draw 2 cards.

2x RUN LUKE RUN
Luke does 2 damage to each character he can attack. Then, Luke may move up to 5 spaces.

Theme: Old Jedi gives way to the young shooter
Path to Victory: 2X TEACH LESSON early, IF YOU STRIKE ME DOWN + USE THE FORCE LUKE late
Strengths: Take away actions, solid defense, strong minor
Weaknesses: Low total HP, mediocre attack power
Strategy: Use Old Ben early, get him killed, finish up with Luke
Test Level: High
Tier: 2

Inspiration: The inspiration behind this deck was PD’s original Old Ben & Young Luke deck in which Luke was the major. However, after thinking it over, we said “You know, Vader wasn’t like ‘Oh no!  It’s Luke. And he’s brought Old Ben with him!’  Instead Vader was thinking, ‘Obi-Wan is here! Who is that kid he brought?'”

Playing Old Ben & Young Luke:  Old Ben & Young Luke are fun and effective. Old Ben has few hit points but great defense. Use Old Ben to screen Young Luke, he needs Luke’s offense. No one likes to attack Old Ben because of JEDI SENSE, letting you take away their actions with TEACH LESSON. It is best to hit-and-run with Luke, using RUN LUKE RUN when possible. Try to keep Luke alive as long as possible so you can heal him. Don’t be afraid to step up with Old Ben, especially if he has JEDI SENSE.

Playing against Old Ben & Young Luke: Kill Luke if you can, Old Ben loses a lot of killing power if Luke goes down and his best trick in IF YOU STRIKE ME DOWN. Use weak minors on Old Ben to whittle away his hit points or draw out his defense.  Ben is more annoying than dangerous but he sure is annoying.

 

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