If you like the character Durge — which our group has little affection for — this is a working deck, albeit on the weak side.
What does this deck do: Stacks no-action shots, has some surprises when up close, heals.
by Roman F & Geektopia
2 IG Assassin Droids
4 HP each
Weak Ranged Minor Deck
Durge – 12 Talent Cards
3x QUICK DRAW
A3. Playing this card does not count as an action.
2x ROCKET RETREAT
A4. After attacking, Durge may move to any vacant space.
2x WALKING ARSENAL
A5. If target is adjacent, target takes an additional 2 damage.
2x PLASMA SHIELDS
D4. If attacker is adjacent, defense value is 6.
3x GEN’DAI REGENERATION
Durge recovers 3 damage. If this is the second Gen’Dai Regeneration you’ve played this turn, Durge recovers 1 additional damage. Draw a card.
Theme: Ranged attacker with a melee game and big healing
Path to Victory: QUICK DRAW + WALKING ARSENAL + ROCKET RETREAT; play 2 GEN’DAI REGENERATIONS on any one turn
Strengths: No-action ranged attacks, very high healing potential, hit-and-run ability
Weaknesses: Low HP, fairly weak defense, weak minors
Strategy: Stay away, move in, stay away
Test Level: Low
Inspiration: Clone Wars Season 1, mostly his duel with Obi-Wan.
Playing Durge: Durge can have a great game where he hits hard, runs, defends, and heals. Alternatively, he can have an awful game where he is ineffective offensively with short longevity. Durge’s offensive arsenal can be effective at a distance but is only truly dangerous up close, where he can use ROCKET RETREAT to get away. He has low HP and mediocre defense but has great healing that can combine with a hit-and-run game. Be careful stepping out since he doesn’t have a lot of hit points or defense. It’s great when you can play 2 GEN’DAI REGENERATION cards on the same turn, but you shouldn’t hesitate to use 1 at a time if you need to.
Playing against Durge: Note that he has a lot of healing so when you wound him, you want to try to finish him off immediately. Durge has a Yellow deck and weak minors, so even with power defense, he is limited against a barrage of attacks, especially from ranged combatants. It is best to kill him before he can launch a big attack, which he typically does at melee range.
Want more Durge? People really like the Mike Maloney version with Lancers. For something less complicated, try the EU Extras one by Sultan.
Vassal X-Y: 300, 2150, Finn and Poe’s old spot, part of the late 2022 X-Y shakeup. This deck had been removed from Vassal for a time but, if I was to bring out the character Durge for whatever reason, say with San Hill, this is the deck I’d use, though like I say above, I hear good things about Mike Maloney’s deck.