Champion of Nelvaan
Twin Attack; Djem So
FR1, Grip 10, Block
Today we look at the newest of the Anakins. We
haven't had one for some time, so we needed a newer,
better Anakin. I just dont know if this is it. The
first stat is by far his worst and is what has me
turned off the most about this Anakin. He is a
whopping 49 points. For those points, you get a
normal HP, a below average Def that will get lit up
fast, and an okay attack. So far its not worth the
cost, but a lot of times the abilities cover stat
Abilities are interesting. He has twin attack.
This is good because he is the first major republic
piece to get twin. Moving and still loosing two
attacks is big. It makes him a natural fit for his
main squeeze, Padme, and her free attack. Djem So
is a decent ability. On Ani with his twin, it can
be down right deadly. If someone hits him with a
melee attack he has the chance to hit back twice.
Since a double attack would then trigger two more,
assuming the save, it could get ugly fast.
Force powers are pretty simple. Like a lot of
Anakins, he has grip. This can be nice to pick off
small pieces, but it is an ability that i have never
though much of. The sight range does help though.
Finally he has block. I really dont like this
choice. I would much rather have seen him have
deflect. He is already an anti melee piece with his
Djem So. By giving him block instead of deflect, it
basically makes him major hate for melee, but leaves
him all but dead against solid shooters. Deflect
would have balanced him and made him good. As is, I
really do not think he is worth his points. Put him
in the low 40s and he is a bit better. He is jsut
too one sided.
100pts: Here he could do well as he can drop most
melee pieces here in a heart beat. He can add Padme
for more offense and his block/djem is a nightmare
for the melee beats. Against shooters he will
suffer, but again that can be built for. Plus with
R2 doombot, any character is better.
150/200pts: He can work in either of these. The
fact i do not like him and think he is too expensive
for a one sided buffalo does not mean that he isnt a
quality piece. If you can build around him he can
really dish some damage, but playing Nelvaan Anakin
will take some practice in both running and building
for him. He should have had deflect or been 5-8
Anakin Skywalker, Champion of Nelvaan
Djem So Style
Force Renewal 1
Force Grip 1
Ah my first review in a while and its
Ani Champion of Nelvaan I like this piece especially
with Yobuck swap squads so I can have a power Jedi
to fall back on if Yobuck runs into a big character
he can’t handle. But is Ani the best 45-55 point
Jedi in the Republic? Personally I think no I’d
rather use Shaak Ti, JM, but this Ani definitely has
some nice things to go with him.
His stats aren’t all that great for his
points. His 120 HP is decent while the 19 defense
and +12 attack are below average. The damage is a
standard 20. But he’s pretty good from there on out.
He is definitely the most anti melee
character combining Djem So with Twin attack and
block which means you can block an attack then smack
the person, for 40 damage assuming all attacks hit.
His force powers are pretty good grip 1 has its uses
especially against trooper swarms and block is good
while deflect would have been better.
So all in all he makes for a good piece
with some nice anti-melee abilities and if the
national meta moves toward a melee component like in
the times of the JWM then this piece will become