The old before the new. Today we look at the
original Dengar from RS. He actually isn't too bad.
For 15 pts you get a solid HP usually not seen at
this point level. Defense that is good, moderate
attack and a solid DAM output. The bounty hunter +4
helps him to be a +12 against uniques.
That's really about all there is to him, but here
are a couple other perks to this Dengar. At 15 pts
he can be brought in through either Jabba or Lobot's
reserves if you are facing uniques armies. He is a
follower so he can get all follower effects, but
cannot get non-unique follower CE's, which hurts a
100pts: He can be a decent filler here, but as has
been said, in 100pts you usually pick your beatstick
and then fill in the rest to up the activation
count. If you are using a duo over a single
beatstick Dengar may be a good add. The solid stats
for the level are good.
200pts: Here he can also be a good add if you are
trying to fill out the end of your points, but he
suffers a bit from not having either mobile or evade
in today's world, but it will still take two shots
from everything short of the AT-STs to kill him
which is always good. If he fits your theme, then
add him and give him a shot. He is not a great
piece, but for the points he is a very solid piece.
I've always hated Dengar. Not nessisarilly because
of his playability, but because I pulled FAR too
many than I would EVER LIKE TO when buying Rebel
Storm boosters. I bought 8 boosters a few weeks
ago... FOUR of them were Dengars. You can imagine
that I didn't quite like him too much after that.
With that being said, on to the actual stats. 40
hitpoints is pretty bad, but being only 15 points
makes it somewhat understandable. He also has a
17 defense, +8 attack, and 20 damage. Not terrible
stats, but not great ones.
His only true ability is his Bounty Hunter +4, which
is a great ability, bringing his attack to a notable
+12 against those pesky uniques. Honestly, I don't
like this piece too much, for a few reasons: a) We
have better pieces for 15 points. b) 40 hitpoints
limits his usefulness. c) This will not allow you to
use the new Dengar, which is supierer (but not by
much) and we will review tommorrow. and finally...
d) This is a throw-in Unique. I hate those.
100 points: 1.5/5 Don't bother. We have better.
200 points: 2/5 Same.
Sculpt: 2/5 Arr! I'm a pirate bounty hunter star
When Rebel Storm came out over 2 years ago, there
were a total of 6 bounty hunters. While not the best
of the six, Dengar was average. He wasn’t meant to
be a beatstick. At 15 pts, he was only meant for
filler. He was nice to have for those of us who
liked building theme squads for fun.
With the release of BH, this particular mini has
probably seen its last day, if you ever used him to
begin with. In today’s game, a figure with these
stats would be considered a disappointment. See
Zuckuss. Will he last long in a battle? Maybe, if he
stays behind stronger characters and away from Acc
Shot. Will he do much damage? Possibly. Is he worth
15 points? No. There are commons and uncommons with
15 pts or less with better stats than his. To top
that off, the new Dengar, while at twice the point
cost, is 5 times better. I’ll expand on that another
Bottom line…this figure does not have any use in
tournament play. There are so many other figures
that could be used that have CEs or other special
abilities that can actually be useful.
100pts, 200pts…doesn’t matter. This is yet another
example of a RS character that has become obsolete.
wookie lover 11
Set: Rebel Storm
Special Abilities: Bounty Hunter (+4 attack against
Dengar, he is OK, but he is only 15 points, so you
can add a lot more, and he an okay shooter, but the
problem is, Dengar, Bounty Hunter. He simply is a
lot better. He does cost more, and his HP sucks A
LOT. But you get +1 attack, Deadeye, Deadly attack,
Grenades 10, and Bounty Hunter. He is probably worth
the cost, though he is easy to kill. But back to the
RS version. He is definitely overshadowed by the new
version, but for 15 points, he is good, and is worth
his low cost. His main stat problems are his low
attack, but bounty hunter fixes that a little, so he
won’t be shooting high defense non-uniques. But he
is useful. The problem is, a lot of factions offer
better alternative, (RCs) and so he isn’t that
great, but as a cheap backup mini, with the likes of
Aurra, etc. He can see play so he isn’t horrible.
His best thing is his defense, so grunts can’t drop
him. So a good shooter should go after him to get
consistent hits. 40 hp makes him okay as a
distraction, but the attack means that he has
trouble hitting, and 15 pts is a lot just to give
your other minis a turn or 2 to attack, baby boba
might be better for the cost anyway.
So the ratings are
100 pt: 2/5, played well he might work, but you
might as well get baby boba, seeing as he is a
better grunt dropper, and double attack lets him
miss a little.
200 pt: 2.2/5 you could play him with Jabba/lobot,
but still then you’re paying for them, so you might
as well use baby boba or the new Dengar.
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