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Leia Organa Solo, Jedi Knight
LOTF

#35

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2008

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

100 pt: 1.00
150 pt: 2.00
200 pt: 2.00

 
willis
maximus
Leia Organa Solo, Jedi Knight
Faction: New Republic
Cost: 40
 
HP: 100
Def: 19
Att: +10
Dam: 20

SA:
Unique
Melee
Double Attack
 
Force 2:
Renewal 1
Battle Meditation (Force 2; replaces attacks; for the rest of the skirmish, this character gains the following Commander Effect: Allies who combine fire grant an additional +2 attack, and enemy characters cannot combine fire.)
Lightsaber Deflect
Jedi Mind Trick
 
I'm just going to say it up front: I don't like this piece.  For a hefty cost of 40 points one would expect Leia's first appearance in the New Republic Faction to be a bit more significant.  Stat-wise, she's low across the board.  Particularly of note is the +10 attack and no abilities to boost it.  In fact, the only abilities we're given is Double Attack and the Melee restriction.  So surely she has some awesome new-fangled force powers to make up for her deficiencies, right? 
 
She has 2 force points and renewal, so that's good.  Deflect will help her low HP versus ranged opponents.  Mind trick is pretty situational, but it comes in handy from time to time.  Finally she has Battle Meditation. Why?  I don't think anyone really knows.  Unfortunately it rarely comes in handy, and when it does it usually doesn't amount to much.  That's it folks.  That's all we get for 40 points :(
 
She really reminds me of Luke, Young Jedi, actually.  She has similar force powers and only marginally better stats.  However, Luke is very playable at 21 points.  Leia is nearly double that.  And for what?  Renewal and Battle Meditation?  Am I missing something?  Perhaps we'll get some synergy for her in a later set.  For now, don't even bother.
 
100pts 1/5:  No. 
 
150pts 2/5:  No.
 
200pts 2/5:  No. 
Sith Dragon

Leia Organa Solo

New Republic
Cost: 40
HP: 100
DEF: 19
ATK: +10
DAM: 20

Double Attack

Force 2; FR 1
Battle Meditation, Deflect; Jedi Mind Trick

Today we review Leia as a Jedi.  I picked this one for one simple reason - to rip her to shreds!  I dont lambaste many minis but this one makes me madder than any other mini to date.  There are so many ways they screwed this character up it isnt even funny.

Her stats are not real good, especially for a 40pt piece.  100HP seems to be the norm for this set.  The defense is a bit low, but then again she was never a premier Jedi even though she has held her own in every battle.  The +10 attack is horrendous!  Normally figs with base stats and a cost like this have some boosts to make them worthy.  Nope.  Double Attack.  That is it. 

Okay, what about force powers?  She has renewal.  That is good.  She has deflect - also good.  Jedi mind trick i have never liked.  It is way too iffy and never seems to come when you need it.  Then lastly you have battle meditation, something she has never shown the ability to do, BTW.  This is the most janked up power in the game.  It could have been uber good had they done it right, but they really missed the mark and hurt some very good figs in the process. 

And that's it.  Leia should have been costed as a 34 point piece, not 40.  Jaina costs 2/3 less and is way stronger than Leia can ever be.  I would even take Jacen over Leia, too.  Her cost is just way too high and she has absolutely nothing to offer.  Not only is her cost completely over rated, but this was their chance to bring out a Leia that would finally have affinity for noghri.  We even got a fantastic new Noghri in Legacy to boot.  She should be able to bring in Noghri and then have the special ability called Mal'ary'ush where they gain bodyguard for Leia, but nope - left empty there was well.

So in review: Bad stats, no abilities, no force powers, no Noghri.

This is the most craptastic piece they have made to date.  I would say this even outclasses the Nikto for bad pieces.

100, 150, 200pts: Craptastic.  Get her to complete your set if you must.  Otherwise dont even think of playing her.  Absolute 0!


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