Obi-Wan List Building 2.0

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Execute Order 66…”

Is that Emperor Palpatine calling for the destruction of the Jedi or is that the developers of Legion made the conscious decision to change how Clone Troopers interacted with stand by tokens? Both sort of fit the bill here. Between the rule changes, and the points changes, the landscape of the Clone army is quite different.

I’m sure that our resident ARC Star degenerate, Mike Barry, will find a way to make ARC Star still a thing, however I am the resident Obi-Wan enthusiast. With the changes, recent releases (Maul, specifically), and upgrade cards now at the hands of Kenobi…he is in quite a position to succeed in a post stand by world. All Force Users are, to be fair. 

Lets go over some list building, post RRG changes:

You Were My Brother

786/800
Anakin Skywalker (186)
 – Force Push (10)
 – Force Choke (5)
 – Seize the Initiative (5)
 – Endurance (6)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (200)
 – Force Push (10)
 – Force Barrier (10)
 – Strict Orders (5)
 – Seize the Initiative (5)
Phase I Clone Troopers (52)
Phase I Clone Troopers (58)
 – Portable Scanner (6)
Phase I Clone Troopers (58)
 – Portable Scanner (6)
Phase I Clone Troopers (58)
 – Portable Scanner (6)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)

This is the dream right here for me. As you know by either reading, or listening to the Notorious Scoundrels, I love myself a Force User….well why not two! Of course having two Jedi in a list makes the list sort of unorthodox. I am constantly discussing how I think a Force User needs heavy weapons to back them up and guide them along the battlefield. Well, this list has none. You can fit two Z6’s in there if you trim some of the fat, but I’m not sure if that’s the way to go.

You can probably tell by the amount of Portable Scanners in the list that you are going all in on the Jedi more than you were as it obi-wan anakinwas. The idea is to just beef up the boys on the approach and insulate them as much as you can, until they get in. Once you get in, that’s where the fun begins! With two copies of Seize the Initiative you can guarantee that you have orders on both of the
Jedi’s low pip cards. You have suppression management for Anakin to try and mitigate the Flaw card. You have a decent bid to try and bring a battle deck that supports your Jedi as much as possible. 

The versatility in the list comes from having two copies of Force Push and Exemplar on Anakin. Taking a stand-by on Obi-Wan and Seizing the Initiative with Anakin (assuming he’s near Obi-Wan, as he should be) can lead to some shenanigans. Feels very Clone Wars the tv show and I’m so here for it! 

 

The Hermit 

799/800
Obi-Wan Kenobi (195)
 – Force Barrier (10)
 – Force Push (10)
 – Defensive Stance (5)
Phase II Clone Troopers (89)
 – Z-6 Phase II Clone Trooper (27)
Phase II Clone Troopers (89)
 – Z-6 Phase II Clone Trooper (27)
Phase II Clone Troopers (89)
 – Z-6 Phase II Clone Trooper (27)
Phase I Clone Troopers (88)
 – Fives (36)
Phase I Clone Troopers (75)
 – Z-6 Phase I Trooper (23)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)

Sometimes the best Kenobi is a solo Kenobi. This list is very much how I love to play Legion and love to play Jedi. It’s basically an old school Luke Skywalker list with better saves. You have three snipers, five heavy weapons (Four of them have courage 2!), a lot of Reliable, and the new hotness: Force Barrier.

Basically the list functions as so: Obi-Wan doubles down on protecting the Clones around him in the early rounds, bides his time to find an opening, and then he becomes the closer. It’s a bland list, really, with very little pizazz but I think it’s a very effective list that can deal with most things thrown at it. 

 

The General and The Captain 2.0 

800/800
Obi-Wan Kenobi (185)
 – Force Push (10)
 – Seize the Initiative (5)
Clone Captain Rex (97)
 – JT-12 Jetpacks (10)
 – Recon Intel (2)
Phase II Clone Troopers (93)
 – Z-6 Phase II Clone Trooper (27)
 – Offensive Push (4)
Phase II Clone Troopers (93)
 – Z-6 Phase II Clone Trooper (27)
 – Offensive Push (4)
Phase I Clone Troopers (79)
 – DC-15 Phase I Trooper (27)
Phase I Clone Troopers (79)
 – DC-15 Phase I Trooper (27)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)

A list archetype I loved but haven’t played in a while. It’s time to dust it off! It looks slightly different than it once did, but it absolutely functions the same. You just basically trade the overwatch Phase II’s that you once had for some DC-15 Phase I’s. I obi-wan rexhad some discussion about possibly putting Force Barrier in this list, and I do think there is merit to it, however I like the pure versatility of the list. 

You have control of Obi-Wan on Rex’s 1 pip, if you need to use it like an Ambush, Rex has a jetpack for the games he needs to be aggro, four heavy weapons (two of which have offensive push for TTC), and still arguably one of the best six card command hands in Legion. We’ll see how much the list misses Aggressive Tactics, I should be playing it soon!

 

Kenobi and The Senator

797/800
Obi-Wan Kenobi (184)
 – Force Push (10)
 – Tenacity (4)
Padme Amidala (90)
Phase II Clone Troopers (93)
 – Z-6 Phase II Clone Trooper (27)
 – Overwatch (4)
Phase II Clone Troopers (93)
 – Z-6 Phase II Clone Trooper (27)
 – Overwatch (4)
Phase I Clone Troopers (88)
 – Fives (36)
Phase I Clone Troopers (75)
 – Z-6 Phase I Trooper (23)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)
ARC Troopers Strike Team (58)
 – DC-15x ARC Trooper (31)

What if I told you Stand By sharing still exists?! If you ask me, no units stock went up more than Padme’s in this update. It’s showcased quite a bit here. As you can see she is a plain jane, featuring zero upgrade cards, and effectively will be working as a token battery in this list. With two copies of overwatch, it allows you to have two squads available to you to set up a quadrant obi-wan padmewhen you really need to. Now is it as good as it once was? Of course not. You will only be able to do it once a turn as opposed to the entire turn (which is a good thing, that was oppressive) but it’s still better than not having it. Not to mention Padme’s cards and abilities also benefit Kenobi, it’s not all about the stand by sharing capabilities. I’m not sure that this is any better than bringing the Rex list, however it does bring a different kind of playstyle that might suit you!


Final Thoughts

Truth be told Obi-Wan lists never really used stand-by tokens like other Clone lists before. It was something that you would use when you found it to be opportune as opposed to setting up a quadrant of the map as a death zone. That makes all of these changes somewhat of a double dip. First of all, you already weren’t using stand-by tokens, like a Rexstar list. Second of all, you now don’t have to worry about stand-by sharing in any mirror Clone games. Both points are absolutely vital for Obi-Wan going forward. I think the competitive meta is going to shift to Force User heavy and it’s also possible that Armor becomes more prevalent. In the event that armor DOES become a thing we see a lot of, well then it may be time to test out Obi-Wan with Saber Throw. While I typically don’t like Saber Throw on a Force User without Relentless, it would be a decent tool for if you see armor across the table.

Hopefully this light Sunday read can help you with some competitive Obi-Wan list building. Whether you had been using Obi-Wan before, or you’re starting to think about running him now after these changes, I think he’s poised to be in a better spot now than ever before. Maybe my Obi-Wan enthusiasm will finally pay off and hopefully for you, too!

 

 

One thought on “Obi-Wan List Building 2.0

  1. Daniel Friesen says:

    800/800 (9 activations)
    Commanders:
    – Obi-Wan Kenobi (170): Force Barrier (10), Force Push (10), Situational Awareness (2) = 192
    Operative:
    – Padmé Amidala (90): Improvised Orders (5), Seize the Initiative (5) = 100
    – R2-D2 = 45
    Counterparts:
    – C-3PO = 15
    Corps:
    – Phase I Clone Troopers (52): Fives (36) = 88
    – 2× Phase II Clone Troopers (62): Z-6 Trooper (27), Overwatch (4) = 186
    Special Forces:
    – 3× ARC Troopers Strike Team (27): DC-15x ARC Trooper (31) = 174

    I am testing this list since 4 games and am quite comfortable with it. Opponents have problems doing enough damage quick enough and in round 5 or 6 Padmé and R2 always come through and win the game.

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