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Luke Skywalker, Legacy of the Light Side


Date Reviewed: July 17, 2008

Sith Dragon

Luke Skywalker, Legacy of the Light Side
Cost: 39
HP: 70
DEF: 19
ATK: +9
DAM: 20

Double Attack; Accurate Shot; Careful Shot; Stealth; Greater Mobile

Force 2: FR1; deflect; Jedi Mind Trick

Today we look at the new Luke.  He comes so close to being good.  He is one you will keep picking up and trying desperately to make a good squad around him because he has such promise.  Sadly, he never quite cuts it.

For a semi-steep 39 points, you have a low 70HP, a solid 19 DEF, and pretty low +9ATK, and base 20DAM.  The HP need to be a bit higher for a cost like this.  90 would have been a bit better.  The attack really needs a boost as well.

Its his abilities that are really eye catching.  Double attack is very nice, but almost a prerequisite at 39 points.  Accurate shot is a very nice perk.  It will allow Luke to go after the mid level grunts, which he is better suited to handle.  Careful shot is a great way to boost his sub par attack into a decent +13, but the problem is that he has greater mobile attack.  You are not going to want Luke to sit still.  With only 70HP, your opponent is going to try to take him down early for a quick 39 points.  Stealth helps a little, but without a super stealth character like Nom or Nyna, it is very hard to make effective use of it.

He has force renewal, which is good because you are going to be rerolling a lot of attacks.  Deflect is a must for his cost.  It is a nice way to extend his HP, but you better be rolling a hot die for it to make much difference.  He also has jedi mind trick, but i have never liked this power.  You just cant get it when you need it against the characters you need.  If you tack on Mettle, then he might have been good.

100pts: forget it.  Luke is far too weak here.

150pts: Same here.  He is just too expensive and does not have the reliable damage out put or support needed.

200pts: Here you can play him, although i don't know why you would want to.  If they had made Deena Shan bigger and work in tandem with Luke it might have been fun, but nope.  Throw in a couple strong Jedi that the Rebels now have access too, and you can run him in a JIS build where he might be okay, but in the end he is just too expensive for what he does - or doesn't do.

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