SHAAK-TI, JEDI GUARDIAN
by Roman F & Geektopia, SACRIFICE from Craig Van Ness’ Red Alert deck
Shaak-Ti, Jedi Guardian
2 Jedi Guardians
5 HP Each
Minor Blue Deck
Shaak Ti – 12 Talent Cards
4x CROWD FIGHTING
A5. Shaak Ti does 2 damage to all adjacent opponents besides the target.
3x FORCE LEAP
Move Shaak-Ti up to 5 spaces. You may move her over opponents and obstacles.
D5. Attacker must choose and discard a card.
Look at an opponent’s hand. Choose the opponent’s highest attack card to discard.
A7. Instead of placing Sacrifice in the discard pile, you may choose and discard 3 cards and return Sacrifice to your hand.
D*. Shaak Ti takes full damage from the attack. After combat is resolved, Shaak Ti recovers 3 hit points, even if she would otherwise not survive.
Themes: Crowd fighting, sacrifice and resolve
Path to Victory: Multiple SACRIFICE
Strengths: Crowd-fighting ability and great staying power
Strategy: CROWD FIGHTING and DISARM early, RESOLVE and SACRIFICE late
Test Level: High
Inspiration: Mostly Clone Wars Season 3. It just seemed like there had to be a good deck out there for her. She really clicked when we used the SACRIFICE idea from the Transformers’ Red Alert deck.
Playing Shaak Ti: Shaak Ti is strong enough defensively to leap into battle and live through it, has nice movement and a solid finishing card in SACRIFICE. Use CROWD FIGHTING to thin out the opposing minors. Try to get something of your Jedi Guardians as Shaak Ti doesn’t have much attack power. Save SACRIFICE, it’s your only big attack, and stockpile enough to use it at least twice. If your minors are destroyed, try to use it 3 times.
Playing against Shaak Ti: Beware PEACEMAKER, and play your big attacks when you get them. Her movement card means she can always get next to you, so remember that you’re not safe while she’s alive. She’s not very dangerous offensively, so go after her ally instead of her. Once she’s on her own, she’ll have a hard time beating you.
Notes (updated 3/8/19)
I’ve come to thinking that the combination of 2 power defense and 2 strong minors is really strong. With 20/20 hindsight I don’t know that I’d make Shaak Ti so strong, but we like the deck the way it is. I feel the same way about Plo Koon and his ARC Troopers, but I don’t think Ki-Adi-Mundi’s deck, which interacts heavily with them, is as strong as those 2 — but even if it was, I think that fits Ki-Adi-Mundi pretty well, whereas I don’t think Plo Koon and Shaak Ti on that level, even if both are excellent Jedi.