Droid Army Commander
Melee. Triple Attack, Jedi Hunter, Blaster 20
CE: Droid followers gain +4/+4 and gain twin attack
We look at what is perhaps the biggest meta changer
of the new set. For his points, his HP is a bit on
the low side. The defense is subject to
interpretation. Its not bad, but isnt great either.
The +8 is absolutely horrible.
He has triple attack, which is nice, but if you cant
hit the broad side of a barn, does it really matter
how many rocks you have to throw? The Jedi hunter
does help some. He is now a +12 for 30. Some decent
die rolling could seriously hurt an opponent's Jedi.
The blaster 20 is an interesting ability. It gives
grievous the chance to shoot from range, but there
is one problem. Currently, since it does not say
anything about being a non-melee
attack, the attack is blocked instead of deflected
even though you can do it from across the board. I
am really hoping this gets changed as it makes no
Where Grievous really earns his points as a meta
changer is the CE. Droids gaining a +4 attack and +4
defense actually makes them scary as you can still
add in the battle droid officer for 4 more ATK. Not
only that, but this Grievous also gains twin attack.
The nicest thing about this is that it is making a
lot of people dust off their Geonosian Overseer as a
cheap form of double attack, giving any droid a quad
attack. There are two things of note about Grievous'
CE. First off, it lacks a range, so unlike the old
commander Grievous, you dont have to keep him close
to the attacker. The other thing of note is that it
is for droids - not NON-UNIQUE droids. Iggy, 4-LOM,
HK-47 all are subject to the CE, making them much
100pts: He is a commander first and fore most. He
wont have enough room to work here. Although against
an all melee team a squad of Grievous, BDO, and
overseer with battle droids could do a lot of
damage, but it would still be a long shot.
150pts: Here he is finding playability as there are
countless droids that can be brought along to help
him. The most popular right now are the lancer bikes
and the Chameleon droids. His big drawback is going
to be running into disruptive. Many people are
dusting off their Kyle BMs as a strong source of
disruptive. The Grievous squads tend to be low on
activations, but high on damage output and strike
200pts: Here you will see Grievous at its deadliest.
He has lots of room for all of his help and
followers like the BHs, lancers, and such. Grievous
with an overseer are just sickly good.
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Grievous, Droid Army Commander
Droids are subject to this effect: Droid followers
get +4 attack and +4 defense and gain Twin Attack
Hmm, today we look at probably the most Meta
changing piece in the CW booster. Why is he that
Well it’s not his stats that’s for sure for a deep
57 points you get only 100 HP, which is utterly
atrocious for the cost. A defense of 19, which is
horrid, and to round it of a very low +8 attack
against non- force users. Plus a standard 20 damage.
His abilities make up for his stats he has triple,
which is very nice, and has JH, which is a very good
against those high defense Jedi. He also has a weird
ability called blaster that is like the poisoned
blade on the Genoharadan. Accept that it’s ranged
and your attack goes from +8 to +12. I’m pretty sure
that this benefits from Jedi Hunter but I’m no rules
guru. But again, this wouldn’t make him the most
Meta changing piece is the CW booster.
His CE is what makes his beastly. He can give all
those huge droids (Tank droid, Huge Crab Droid) the
stat boost’s they desperately need plus they give
them twin which with most of them having 30 damage
twin makes them very deadly. One great combo is him
with the lancer droid. But really, what makes this
CE so good is that you can use almost any type of
droid and still get away with a win.
The only weakness he has is his bad stats but since
he’s so important, you’ll probably keep him back
anyway. Usually being separatist is a bad thing but
with all the droids, it is the perfect faction for
this beast, The Wizos finally got a Grievous right.
100: 2.5/5 Not enough room for droids so you
basically have just him and a few droids but that
won’t do it.
150: 4/5 He’s good but you can only put in low HP
droids and with Yobuck running around but you can
still definitely win most of the time.
200: 5/5 Now you can use any droid and have a bunch
of them you can us all the IG’s in the game and you
will definitely be solid. Use the IG lancer droid
with Grievous and Dart Sidious and you can having
some strafing death going on. Really the options are
limitless and most of them are very good still so a
definite 5 out of 5.
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