Anakin Skywalker is being added into Star Wars Battlefront 2 on February 27. As such, EA and DICE have dropped a new Community Transmission discussing the Chosen One, where they broke down all of his abilities and star cards. It has been stated that Anakin will be the most powerful light side Hero when it comes to offensive capabilities.
"My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count."
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) February 21, 2019
Anakin Skywalker’s stats have been revealed, giving players an idea of what to expect once the Chosen One update releases. Anakin’s lightsaber attacks have a base damage of 140, dealing an additional 40 damage from behind. Anakin’s base health pool starts at 850 HP, and his base health regeneration pool is 350 HP. It was also mentioned that Anakin will not be able to block lightsaber attacks as easily as other light side Heroes, but he is still adept at blocking and deflecting blaster bolts.
Anakin is the first Hero in Star Wars Battlefront 2 to have four abilities, three of which are normal abilities, and the last being a passive ability that accumulates charge before becoming a usable ability. These four abilities are as follows:
“Anakin unleashes a heavy strike, breaking his opponents’ guard and dealing high damage.” This attack deals 180 damage to Heroes and 250 damage to Infantry. They cited Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith as a reference point, stating that this ability is similar to the strike Anakin used to break Count Dooku’s block before disarming him in the film.
“Anakin is more resistant to attack while holding the ability. When released, he pushes enemies away from him, the range and strength of his attack being multiplied by the damage he would typically be susceptible to.” This attack deals 100 base damage to Heroes and 130 base damage to Infantry. It also grants Anakin 90% damage resistance while using the ability. Heroic Impact’s radius will increase by 1m for every 50 damage Anakin takes, increasing the damage dealt by the ability to a maximum of 400.
“Anakin pulls enemies in front of him to a center point, leaving them open for attacks.” This ability deals 70 damage to Heroes and 100 damage to Infantry.
“Anakin’s powers intensify whenever he and any nearby allies are attacked, building towards the ultimate punishment of a swift and inescapable grip seizing all enemies around him.” This ability starts off as a passive, but once fully charged, Anakin will unleash a 360 degree Force Choke that deals 100 damage over time to Heroes and 150 damage to Infantry. Just like Heroic Impact, Anakin receives a 90% damage reduction while using this ability.
New Star Cards
Anakin Skywalker has increased maximum health.
Whenever Anakin Skywalker defeats an enemy trooper he regains 20 health. Whenever he defeats an enemy hero, he regains even more.
Anakin Skywalker deals more damage with his lightsaber attacks.
Passionate Strike deals more damage.
Cooldown time for Passionate Strike is reduced.
Control the Force
The radius of Heroic Might is larger.
Heroic Might deals more damage.
Pull Dominance has a greater range.
All of Them
Pull Dominance deals more damage to each affected target.
Anakin Skywalker will release with two appearances. The first being his Jedi Knight (default) appearance, and the second being his Jedi Robes. Both of these appearances are based on Anakin’s looks from Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith.
Anakin himself will cost 35,000 credits when he releases on February 27, are you excited for the Chosen One’s arrival? Let us know in the comments!