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Anakin Skywalker
Set: Clonestrike

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2007

Ratings:  Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

100 pt: 1.50
200 pt: 1.50

 
Sith Dragon Anakin Skywalker
Republic
Cost: 25
HP: 70
DEF: 18
ATK: +8
DAM: 20

Double Attack; Impulsive Sweep

Force 4
Lightsaber Precision; Lightsaber Riposte


Here is a piece that was outdated before it even came out. I do not know that it was ever really playable. As a comparison lets compare him to another 25pt Jedi, Jaina Solo. Both have 70 HP and 20 DAM (lightsaber - duh), but Jaina out swings the chosen one with a +1 higher defense, and a +2 base attack. Anakin does have precision, which is a good thing, but with only a +8, good luck hitting anything. The base attack can be boosted with either Master Kenobi or Tarfful, but why not spend the extra point for a weapon master or the four extra points for Jedi Anakin. However, Jaina has cunning and defense, so Anakin's grand daughter totally out classes her grandfather. Riposte can be nice on any Jedi, but it has kind of fallen by the wayside with the dominance of shooters. Anakin's Impulsive is pretty pointless. his 70 HP won't last long enough to allow him to use it, and if you try and use R2 to set it up you are wasting R2's tow on a horrid figure.

100/150/200pts: Um yeah. If you are a collector, get him to complete your set, but don't ever bother trying to play him. He is just to horrible all the way a round. You will always find a better option for those last 25 points than CS Anakin.


"Dude, the fat guy totally just blew up!" -Pink 5
Ten-Eyed Man

Anakin Skywalker needs to get a better agent. Given that the whole of the Star Wars film saga is supposed to be about him, his fall, and his redemption, the "good guy" versions of him in the minis game have thus far been sorely lacking.
As a case in point, check out the wretchedly unusable mess that is the Anakin Skywalker. To be completely fair, he's from the original design run, when they hadn't quite figured out how to cost melee-only characters, and he was the cheapest character at that point who could swing twice for 20 damage each time. Throw in Lightsaber Riposte, Lightsaber Precision, and Impulsive Sweep, and he packed a lot of offense into his little 25-point cost.

Even in Clone Strike, however, Ani was outclassed. Quinlan Vos costs only one point more, is mostly similar, and adds 30 hit points and another +5 to his Attack, for the measly price of losing his mind entirely whenever one of his Unique friends is killed.

By Revenge of the Sith, a new Anakin Skywalker came out, with substantially improved stats and still in the same price bracket, but only Rare instead of Very Rare. This was the last nail in the coffin for the idea of anyone ever using CS Anakin for anything besides decorating the top of their computer monitor.
To recap, he's useless for competitive play, and the ROTS version is better for theme play. On the other hand, he's holding not one but two lightsabers. So he's got that going for him.

Overall rating in 100: 1.5
Overall rating in 200: 1.5


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