When is a good thing plus a good thing a bad thing?
When it is called General Secura. This is a figure
people have been dying to get a remake of pretty
much since the revenge of the sith set came out.
Let's start with her stats. She is 50pts. This is a
stat we will come back to later. Her defense is
really good at 22. This is among the top of the Jedi
with only a rare few having the higher 23 (most
being Sith). The 12 attack is pretty bad for 50pts,
but is still do-able.
Her abilities are pretty simple. She has the
standard double attack, but she also has cunning. I
would really have liked to have seen twin attack on
her for what she does. I think it would make her
much more effective as an attacker. The cunning is
nice because then she is a 16 for 30 damage. Also,
the way she dies on felucia, it is kind of like the
clones won that initiative anyway. :)
Her force powers are really interesting, but again i
think they kind of got it backwards. She has
deflect, which is good, dont get me wrong, but its
her second power that seems out of place. For two
force she can gain force cloak like Juhani. This is
a great ability, especially on a commander. It makes
her very hard to take her out first. Here is why i
say it is backwards. Most of the upper powered Jedi
recently seem to be coming out with a greater
percentage of block than deflect. Deflect is near
worthless once she cloaks herself. Block would have
made her a better defender as her main threat will
usually be other melee since shooters will generally
not base her unless you place her poorly. Granted,
deflect is still good because once based, she can
deflect a couple shots when based with a shooter.
Her CE is a good one for O66 fans. Characters with
O66 gain double attack. This is great as there are
only two O66 pieces that currently have double - the
ISP and the kashyyyk trooper. Neither of these is
exactly overpowering or widely played.
Now here is where i have my problem, and this is
pretty much a me thing. Is she a Jedi or is she a
commander? As a Jedi, she really lacks that certain
something that makes you want to play her at
50points. Most Jedi at 50+ pts have some gimmick
that makes them pretty good. She isnt bad by any
means, but she lacks that something extra. As for
her being a commander? Even though it is a great CE,
50 points is way too expensive for a clone
commander. If clones were self reliant that would be
different, but most clone squads need at least 1-2
more commanders. That will usually add up to 100pts
of just commanders. If that wasnt bad enough, the
only really good clones are either really expensive
(15-17pts) or just lack...well...everything. Whether
it is ARCs, Star Corp troopers, or Commandos you are
going to be running the upper point cost characters.
100pts of commanders for 3-4 followers that are
extremely fragile? That is never a good recipe.
Is she a good Jedi? Yes. Is she a good commander?
Yes. Is she good at both for 50pts? Not so much. She
just isnt good enough a Jedi for 50pts, and is too
expensive a commander to really help the clones. As
i said if you could run straight followers, she
would be good, but you are going to need, the RCTS,
Rex, Queen Amidala, Bacara, Gree, etc. Its just too
100pts: Nope. She lacks the power to do well here
and you dont have room to make her a commander.
150pts: Her it is run at your own risk. Can she work
here? Yes against some things, but i think her cost
is just too prohibitive at 150. You cannot afford
the other commanders that the clones need.
200pts: This is going to be her most effective
format as you can get a good mix of commanders and
followers. I really dont expect her to be tier 1
here, but she should be solid in most squad builds.
Want fun? Pull her out and she will be pretty good.
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