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Dark Trooper Phase III
Set: Universe
#36/60

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2007

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

100 pt: xx
150 pt: xx
200 pt: xx

 

The Lonesome Stranger
Hit Points: 80
Defense: 17
Attack: +10
Damage: 20
25

Special Abilities:
Droid Immune to critical hits; not subject to commander effects
Missiles 20 Replaces attacks: sight; 20 damage to target and to each character adjacent to that target; save 11.

The Dark Trooper Phase III is the last in a series of 3 (meant to be five) possible replacements of the stormtrooper. Its is a droid, so it may not get the bonuses of many commander effects, but it is immune to "one hit wonders". My personal favorite thing about this guy is Missles 20. He can hit from a distance, and hit the targets surround what he hits, good against the Bodyguards.

100- 2 (1/4th your squad)
150- 4 (1/6th)
200- 4.5 Best option
Chinchilla
Sith Dragon Dark Trooper Phase III
Imperial
Cost: 25
HP: 80
DEF: 17
ATK: +10
DAM: 20

Droid; Missiles 20

Today's mini is pretty cool. He was the first real serious threat to contain missiles. For 25points you really are getting quite a package. He can take a few hits with his 80 HP, and a 17 defense is about standard for a good droid. The +10 is also decent for 25 points. Despite that, most people will play him to use his missiles. I am not an overly big fan of a single grenade/missile character as saves tend to work against you when you need them the most, but it can still be a nice option when facing swarms or someone with a super high defense.

So why don't we see more of this guy? Simple, he is a droid in a faction with some of the best commander effects in the game. He can't get any power boosts. He can't be swapped with thrawn and his damage cannot be increased. Being immune to all that means you generally will have better options to choose from.

100pts: He in not strong enough to be played here, but then again most are not.

150/200pts: Here he can be played if you like him, but as i said you will generally find better pieces for your army than this guy. He really is a solid piece, but his being a droid in a faction of uber commander effects leaves him by the wayside.


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