Now I'm trying to make discard deck and I think Golden is the way to go. So far X-Men seem like the best option thanks in part to Rachel Summers <> Marvel Girl, Deathmarked being dual affiliated. I was thinking of going with her on 5 and on 4 Rogue, Power Absorption so that she can copy her ability. On 3 I was thinking of using Professor X, Protector of the Mind Gem. With him I have access to Realm of the Mind for draw and discard. His ability while not a real discard will help me with the task at hand if I had another Illuminati on the deck and since I don't want him to be a useless character if I don't draw into Realm of the Mind I was thinking of using Mr. Fantastic, Protector of the Power Gem to get Xavier's ability off. That would either make work towards an Illuminati/X-men build or F4/X-men build and with the exception of Iron Man and Black Bolt I got all members in the team with the F4 X-Men build so I am leaning towards that.
No matter what route I take I can play Dr. Strange, Ally of the Four on the 6th turn so I can manage some extra discard effects. That would also give me a chance to play a Sub-Mariner and perhaps Atlantis.
Havok proud son on the 7th seems like the best idea even though he isn't Illuminati or X-Men.
Thanks to Justice League of Arkham being banned I think all discards will happen during the combat phase. I don't intend for my opponents to miss playing resources but I do want to limit their options and perhaps for them to miss some drops.
Seeing as I don't want to miss my 2nd drop I think a Black Bolt can fit in the list quite nicely as my alternate 2 drop.
I was thinking that perhaps I could use Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters to get Pof X ready for double duty. Once for his payment power and the second for Realm of the Mind.
So far this is what I got:
4x Mr. Fantastic, Protector of the Power Gem
3x Black Bolt, Illuminati
4x Professor X, Protector of the Mind Gem
4x Rogue, Power Absorption
3x Rachel Summers <> Marvel Girl, Deathmarked
1x Sub-Mariner, Uncertain Ally
3x Dr. Strange, Ally of the Four
2x Havok, Proud Son
4x Government Sponsored
4x Enemy of my Enemy
4x Realm of the Mind
4x Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters
As you can see I am missing a few cards as I only have 46 cards in the deck. The thing is I really don't know if I should pursue the Illuminati Route. With Rachel and Havok having Energize and Dr. Strange getting everyone ready I think Clandestine Operations is a good addition to the deck should I fail to disrupt their hands. I know the Gauntlet will let me discard their entire hands but I want to mess it up by other means and having all 6 members of the Illuminati is not as easy a task as one would imagine.
Anyway LMK what you guys think would be the appropriate way to finish up the deck.