Today we do a very interesting character. Darth Sion
is a character that hates so much that he can "hate"
himself back to life. But is that a whole lot of
For 69 points, you get some pretty bad stats. The HP
is good, but the 17 DEF is horrible as is the 11
attack. He has duelist, but that still only puts him
at a 21 against Jedi. Usually when a high priced
character gets janked on his stats it is because he
has some kicker abilities/force powers. Not sure
that measures up here.
Sion is limited to his 5 force points, which is
going to limit what he can do (for now). Sith rage
is nice, but his 11 is going to hurt against the big
Jedi, so using it will generally mean that you are
going to miss your attacks. Riposte is good because
he can do some damage off of his turn, but again
that +11 is going to hurt. The final ability is the
reason for his huge cost and low stats. Eternal
hatred, for 2 force points, not only keeps him
alive, but also restores all of his hit points, save
6. This should be good as you have to kill him three
times, but somehow it never quite pans out. It can
be force absorbed/defensed. Ysalimari can shut it
down, or you can simply miss your save, in which
case you just paid a lot for nothing.
On the plus side, the Sith have renewal squad wide
in the new set, but even, then there is still so
much that can go wrong. Not only that, but his
offense is not enough to make him worth it either.
When you have to be afraid of ugs, you got problems.
100/150pts: Forget it. He isnt worth it in either
format. If he makes all of his saves, then he stands
a chance of being good, but it has long odds,
especially with the sure fire counters.
200pts: He can be played here, but again, you fail
your save and you just paid 69pts for horrible
effectiveness. His cost works against him as well
because Malak helps Talon, but with Sion you have
129pts tied up between Malak, Sion and Sidious,
hologram. Save him for fun games, but even then be
ready to take it in the face with a bad roll.
Eternal hatred: (Force 2: Whenever this character
would be defeated, make a save of 6; on a success,
this character is restored to full hit points
instead of being defeated.)
Today is another weird piece from the set. Sion has
probably the worst stats for his points possibly
attainable. He has 110 HP which is very very low for
69 points. His defense is also garbage for the
points at 17 there are people in the low twentys
with that Defense value. His attack is also
atrocious at 11 and his damage is 20.
He has Duelist to get the low defense but he’ll only
get that 33% of the time. He has double while this
is good he could’ve probably got away with having
triple. Oddly enough he has no Jedi Hunter which was
his life work.
His force powers make him maybe worth his points. He
has Riposte which is nice but with his other force
power you wont use that to much. He has rage which
has the same problem as Riposte.
Now we get to his final force power Eternal hatred.
Basically when he is killed he can use 2 force
points, if he makes a save of 6 he is brought back
to life with full health. However with his fixed
force points he can only use this twice per
skirmish. So with the need to use Eternal Hatred
most players will automatically not use there other
force points. This is a good strategy until you fail
the save WHICH WILL HAPPEN EVENTUALLY.
He’s weakness is the reliance on a save to stay
alive. His weak stats also will mean that he can’t
survive for more than 1-2 rounds when the fighting
starts so your better off using Caedus if you ask
Again like Jar Jar to save reliant to give a rating.
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