What does this deck do: Takes your attack cards away. Powers up when Leia is dead.
“Luke & Leia”
Modified deck. Original Epic Duels deck by Rob Daviau and Craig Van Ness. Modifications by Geektopia.
Princess Leia Organa
Strong Ranged Minor Deck
Luke – 8 Talent Cards
3x I WILL NOT FIGHT YOU
Luke and opponent both show hands and discard any card with an attack value greater than 1.
3x CHILDREN OF THE FORCE
Move Luke and Leia 6 spaces each, draw 2
A6; A10 if Leia is dead.
Leia – 4 Talent Cards
2x LUKE’S IN TROUBLE
Leia moves adjacent to Luke, Luke recovers 4HP; if dead, Leia recovers 4HP.
2x LATENT FORCE ABILITIES
A7/D7; draw a card.
Why Tweak Luke? To make him slightly stronger but mostly less annoying. Luke & Leia are mostly a great design but when they don’t get their cards in the right order they are pathetically weak. Luke has always had low staying power, and once people figured out not to kill Leia, he lost his primary path to victory. We don’t really mess with his deck, just boost it a bit and add more of a dilemma as to whether or not to kill Leia.
Tweak 2x JUSTICE from A4 to A6; still A10 if Leia is destroyed.
Tweak 2x LUKE’S IN TROUBLE to: Move Leia adjacent to Luke, Luke recovers 4 damage, Leia recovers 4 damage if Luke is destroyed.
Theme: Alternates between being passive and angry
Path to Victory: LATENT FORCE ABILITIES + Leia’s death + JUSTICE
Strengths: Forces opponents to discard, potentially big attacks, solid movement, strong minor
Weaknesses: Poor defense, potentially mediocre attacks, needs to get cards in the right order.
Strategy: Use I WILL NOT FIGHT YOU to control opponents, use Leia’s offense early and finish up with JUSTICE.
Test Level: Very High
Notes: Original Luke’s I WILL NOT FIGHT YOU is already much more powerful in a 2v2 game, where your partner can take advantage of a foe weakened by it, and it remains the key to Luke’s effectiveness. He can be a great teammate but also suffers from bouts of insignificance. The boost to JUSTICE makes it useful when Leia’s alive, and the boost to LUKE’S IN TROUBLE boosts Luke’s staying power while increasing Leia’s overall value to where it is actually a difficult decision of whether or not to kill her.
Want more Luke?
With the possible exception of Darth Vader, there are more decks for Luke than for any other character, for fairly obvious reasons. Just on our site alone we have not one, not two, not three, but four other Luke decks.