Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
100 pt: 2.00
200 pt: 3.50
Normally, I'm not a huge fan of non-Jedi melee
attackers. They are simply too frail and difficult
to get into the fight, and when they do, they really
don't end up doing a whole lot. That being said,
there are a few good non-Jedi melee attackers in the
game, most of them due to the abilities they have.
The question is, does Leia BH have enough of these
abilities to warrant use?
For starters, Leia is a cheap (but not too cheap!)
unit, costing 26 points. Her stats are pretty
average for her cost. 70 HP is solid and an odd
number, which is always good (to avoid being 3hko by
pesky 20 damage attackers). 9 attack isn't too
shabby, but the 17 defense is on the low end. She
also has the normal damage value of 20, which is
actually pretty good. I half expected her to have
10, considering she isn't wielding a lightsaber.
Last, she is a Melee Attacker which is horrible,
since that requires her to get adjacent to enemy
units to attack. She does have Double Attack, but
she will hardly get a chance to use it since she
won't be able to take too many hits from Melee
enemies. Leia BH does have Stealth, which means she
will be able to sneak up on enemy squads, which is a
plus, as well as Evade which also helps her take
nonmelee hits. Surpsinginly enough, Leia BOUNTY
HUNTER does not actually have the Bounty Hunter
special ability... which would've been nice to have.
There are two reasons why you would want to play
Leia BH. The first is one of her abilities,
Electrostaff +20, which is a great ability. It makes
Leia BH deal 20 damage more when hitting non-living
enemies and has a chance to activate living enemies.
Leia BH can easily sneak up on enemy squads with
Stealth and Evade, then activate a powerful living
character or simply smash a powerful droid in the
face for 40 damage. Of course, the first scenario
also requires you to win initative next round or you
are about to be smashed by a powerful living
character... The second reason you would use Leia BH
is her rather interesting Force ability, Force
Sense. This is a very powerful ability that gets rid
of those annoying Stealth characters in your
opponent's squad for a turn. While Leia BH only has
two force points, you can combine her with a force
battery like Yoda of Degobah to really abuse this
effect. Unfortanutely, these two abilities don't
really have great synergy since Leia would like to
stay in the back lines and abuse her Force power,
yet in order to make use of the Electrostaff, she
has to get close.
Overall, we have an average piece. She can still be
good in the right team, since she does have a useful
and pretty exlusive force ability (not to mention
the Electrostaff). Go ahead and try her out, but
don't expect too much. If she didn't have Melee
Attack, she would be an excellent piece for the
Rebels but she does so... just another pretty
average Leia, overall.
100 points: 2/5 I don't really like her here. Too
many points for too little nothing... with so many
heavy beatsticks in this format, she really won't be
200 points: 3.5/5 Here she is a little easier to fit
into a squad and Stealth armies seem to be pretty
common, so she would be a good counter to those. I
like her in 200 points. If I can get my hands on
one, I think I'll play a Rebel squad with her in my
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