Imperial Knight; Triple Attack; Opportunist; Its a
Trap; Synergy (Imperial Knights); Cortosis Guantlets
Force 4 Lightsaber
CE: Adjacent followers gain bodyguard.
WOW! The Emperor is incredible and for once we
are not talking about Palpy. Fel Has a whole
slew abilities that make him one bad puppy.
The other cool thing is that they all really fit his
personality from the Legacy comics.
For 57 points, you get some pretty average stats.
The HP is rather low. The DEF is only so/so.
The attack is only a +12, and he has the standard 20
DAM. All in all, his stats leaving him pretty
wanting, but as with most characters, the reason for
low base stats is some nifty SAs and force powers,
which is most certainly the case here.
He is an Imperial Knight. The reason this is
important is that he can boost Antares and the other
Generic Knights through synergy. Through the
Emperor's own synergy, he gets a boost from fellow
knights as well. Now he has a +16 attack that
puts him where he should be. His attack doest
stop there though. He also has opportunist.
Now you have a character with a +20 for 30 DAM.
Top that off with his triple and you are looking at
an almost guaranteed 90 DAM! Roan also has
"Its a Trap". While the name of the ability is
one that should only go to Ackbar, the end effect is
very appropriate. Roan is very good at
smelling out traps and reversing them.
For force powers he is pretty simple. All he
has is lightsaber block, but you throw in his CG17,
and every Jedi will be quaking in their boots.
Like with Antares, if you land a CG17, it will all
but cripple most every Jedi in the game. It
becomes a very strong argument to run NR Mara, since
she isnt Melee.
His 100HP is very low, but that is because of his
CE. Any Adjacent follower becomes a bodyguard.
This can be 3 point ugnaughts, or Boba BH or any
follower you want. The only thing i do not
like about this is that with all the disruptive and
the fact Fel has to run straight at it, means that
there is a good chance he is going to lose this,
making his 100HP very fragile.
100pts: I dont see him being very playable here, but
this is one i could be very wrong. He is cheap
enough you could run a mini B&B, or just load up the
rest of the squad with Ugs for some powerful BGs.
He can do 90 DAM a triple and if he happens to CG17
someone like Bane or Vader, the should be all you.
He will require some luck, but he might just cut it
150pts: Here he can be run, but you are going to be
stuck with a B&B build for the most part.
Without any type of defense against shooters, he can
take too much of a pounding to be run otherwise.
Plus the swap gives you a very nice triple.
200pts: Here you can run him for all his glory.
He will have plenty of support, bodyguards, and
anything else, since he belongs to one of the most
powerful factions in the game. Good BGs would
be any Vader with Dark Armor, high ph/cost ratio
characters like Jag Fel or Wookiee commandos, or
lots and lots of Ugs. He is going to take some
skill to use. His low HP and DEF means you are
going to have to perfect your build and then execute
near flawlessly. If you can do these, then
Emperor Roan Fel will be a very powerful character.
Emperor Roan Fel Faction: Empire Cost: 57
HP: 100 Def: 20 Att: +12 Dam: 20
SA: Unique Imperial Knight Melee Triple Attack It's a Trap! Opportunist Synergy (+4 attack while an
allied Imperial Knight is within 6 squares) Cortosis Gauntlet 17 (whenever
this character rolls an 17 or better on a save when
using Lightsaber Block against an enemy with a
lightsaber, that enemy gets -20 Damage fo the rest
of the round
Force 4: Lightsaber Block
CE: Adjacent followers gain
So, take Wednesday's Antares
Draco and put him on steroids. The end result
would be Emperor Roan Fel, who's stats are
deceptively close to Draco's. The only
difference is an extra +2 attack. Now,
normally 100 HP on a melee beatstick at this price
range would be atrocious. However, Roan's
killer CE makes up for this is most situations.
Essentially he can surround himself with ugnaughts
or whatever you like for cheap/effective bodyguards.
So, you just crit on me with Bane for 80 damage?
Here, you killed an uggy. Of course you need
to be very careful around flamethrowers, missiles,
grenades, repulse, etc. So, what else does
Roan have over Draco? Well, triple instead or
double for one. Two, he also has opportunist
which, with synergy, means he can't hardly miss for
90 damage on activated opponents. This works
great with a Thrawn Swap by swapping him in at the
end of a round adjacent to an activated opponent and
wailing for 90 damage, followed by 60 dam at the
start of the next. It's the same as black and
blue, only now we call it purple and blue :P
There are a couple other handy
additions/upgrades over Draco as well. For
one, Gauntlets 18 is now Gauntlets 17.
There's now a one in five chance of it going off,
which means with 4 force points for blocks, chances
are rather good that it will happen. The other
thing is "It's a trap!" I kind of have a
problem with Ackbar's famous line-turned-ability
being given to half of the figs in this set, but
whatever. It's a handy addition at times as it
negates stealth within six squares of Roan but
honestly, you probably won't get too much use out of
it. Roan's biggest weakness, like Draco's, is
his lack of defence versus ranged opponents.
Bodyguards help that a lot but it's still a huge
100pts 3/5: Like
Draco, his success here largely depends on block
saves. He can work, but he's at a disadvantage
with his low HP and defence. It's worth
nothing though that Roan, Draco, and Jagged Fel
comes out to 100 pts exactly. It could work
depending on who you face. Play with it a bit
and decide for yourself though.
150pts 4/5: Here he can
be run in either a Thrawn swap squad (purple and
blue) or as an Imperial Knight squad. Purple
and blue is your best bet but either variant can do
200pts 4/5: He's about
the same here I would think. Again, your best
bet is a swap squad, as he is a bit of a glass
cannon, especially against shooters who dominate
here. Bodyguard helps but Roan will still
struggle if you try to take a more conventional
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