Anakin Solo (24/40, Rare—Jedi
Academy; HP 50, DEF 18, ATT 8, DAM 20, DEP 23)
The final Solo
child finally makes his appearance on the minis
field and for 23 points, you’re getting a
surprisingly stacked stat card. Being a family
player, Anakin has Synergy with anyone who
has Solo in their name and with four other Solos out
there he can pick up a whopping +16 bonus to attack
if all of them are within six squares of him. That
synergy really offsets his weak attack bonus because
if played correctly, you should be able to at least
keep one Solo near him to make him a +12 to hit.
Reflecting his natural mechanical aptitude, Anakin
also has Industrial Repair 30 which can be
pretty handy. Finally, he comes equipped with
Double Attack which is always nice and with
Pilot it may be possible for Anakin to pick up
some other random bonuses down the line.
powers are impressive and thanks to the natural
power creep of the game, Anakin definitely
outclasses his siblings in terms of Force abilities.
He comes equipped with Force Renewal, which
is a godsend compared to his Force-limited siblings.
Lightsaber Block gives him some protection
from your opponent’s Melee attackers. With
Force Push 2, Anakin can also deal some damage
at range, which is always a plus and Push can
also wind up knocking a key opponent’s piece out of
position which can be incredibly annoying. Once a
Force user is defeated, Anakin really becomes pretty
nasty because of Unleash the Force. Where he
has a distinct advantage over Jacen is that he won’t
take damage from being able to access it.
biggest drawback is that he’s still just a kid. His
hit point levels are very low and he won’t last long
once your opponent decides to focus on him. With his
low HP levels, he honestly could wind up being the
first Force user defeated and he won’t be able to
take advantage of Unleash the Force.
Industrial Repair 30 also seems somewhat
unnecessary since there aren’t any pieces with
Mounted Weapon that are New Republic specific.
100 POINTS: Here, he just
doesn’t have enough damage-dishing capabilities to
really be an effective piece. While Unleash the
Force could be pretty nasty at this level, it’s
just not reliable enough and there’s not enough room
to put another cheap Force user in there for him to
use as fodder for it. SCORE: 2
200 POINTS: At this level,
since there’s a lot of room for other characters
(including the entire Solo family), Anakin can
become a pretty powerful little piece. While you’ll
need to find a way to protect him to be effective
for the entire game, he’s still definitely worth the
23 points it will cost to get him out. SCORE: 3.5