Kit Touch Up: Darth Vader

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CG_SBCrumb
594 posts EA Community Manager
edited June 22
Darth Vader's kit will be receiving some changes in today's update.

[Developer Insight - Kit Update]

UNIT NAME: Darth Vader
ALIGNMENT: Dark
CATEGORIES: Dark Side, Attacker, Leader, Sith, Empire

ABILITIES:

Changes in Green

NEW ABILITY Special 3: (ZETA) Merciless Massacre (Cooldown 9)

FINAL TEXT: Gain Merciless and take a bonus turn after this one. All enemies gain Merciless Target, which can't be evaded or resisted. When Darth Vader uses an ability, Merciless Target is removed from the targeted opponent and Darth Vader takes a bonus turn. If the target did not have Merciless Target, then Merciless expires, and Merciless Target is removed from all remaining enemies. Darth Vader can ignore taunt effects when targeting enemies with Merciless Target.

While Merciless, Darth Vader is immune to Fear and Turn Meter manipulation, and his bonus turns do not trigger other characters' effects based on bonus turns or Turn Meter gain.

Merciless Target: Darth Vader must target a unit with this or a taunt effect, can ignore Taunt to target this unit, and takes a bonus turn after using an ability while targeting this unit

Merciless: +50% Offense, +25% Critical Chance, and +50% Critical Damage; immune to Fear and Turn Meter manipulation


Unique 1: (ZETA) No Escape

FINAL TEXT: At the start of each encounter Darth Vader gains 8 Speed until the end of the encounter for each of the following: Empire ally, Sith ally, Jedi enemy, Rebel enemy. Darth Vader is immune to Turn Meter reduction and recovers 5% Health whenever a Damage Over Time effect on an enemy expires. Whenever Darth Vader activates Merciless Massacre, dispel Stealth from all enemies.

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  • What is the cooldown for merciless massacre?
  • Fhoenix
    81 posts Member
    <3
  • Well this actually sounds like fun, MUAHAHAH
  • Nauros
    3443 posts Member
    When using his AoE, he dispels Merciless Target only from the targeted enemy and not all of them, right?
    Revive the stores, the game needs it.
  • Boros
    505 posts Member
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  • Phoenixeon
    1218 posts Member
    I should be sleeping right now but after seeing this....
  • @CG_SBCrumb does the second part of the new unique mean that the addition/dispelling of merciless target and any other debuffs while he takes bonus turns won't generate TM under an EP lead? Or does this just prevent Malak/JKA/Padme from jumping in the middle of his bonus turns?
  • Will this change how he acts within the JKL event?
  • Now this is exciting! All they need to do now is center Vader's chest.
  • Is there a difference between the TM part of “ While Merciless, Darth Vader is immune to Fear and Turn Meter manipulation,” and his current zeta which makes him immune to TM reduction?

    So I’m thinking under a palp lead he wouldn’t get extra TM from buffs expiring (TM manipulation) and just Take the bonus Turns?

    Mainly thinking about his last bonus turn... would he get TM from palp lead if his last attack isn’t against a merciless target
  • A surprise to be sure but a welcome one
  • Ultra
    5859 posts Member
    CG_SBCrumb wrote: »
    and his bonus turns do not trigger other characters' effects based on bonus turns or Turn Meter gain.

    Any examples?

    All the bonus turns so far do not depend on other characters bonus turns (Sith Trooper, Malak, Jedi Knight Anakin)
  • Monel
    2356 posts Member
    Happy Days!
  • CG_SBCrumb
    594 posts EA Community Manager
    @CG_SBCrumb does the second part of the new unique mean that the addition/dispelling of merciless target and any other debuffs while he takes bonus turns won't generate TM under an EP lead? Or does this just prevent Malak/JKA/Padme from jumping in the middle of his bonus turns?
    His bonus turns do not trigger other characters' effects based on bonus turns or Turn Meter gain so, yes that would prevent other characters from taking a turn in the middle of his rampage. Counter attacks can still happen though
  • Now this is exciting! All they need to do now is center Vader's chest.

    It is. His head is turned so it looks off from the side. Spin it around to the right. The plate is centered on his chest.

  • So basically you can start off with this new ability and apply the debuff to 5 enemies. You gain pretty much 5 bonus turns, as you can hit each of them once and then assuming you're running Palp lead, you can aoe which will give you another turn as long as the enemy doesn't resist a ton of DOTs, so that will be 6 turns taken + 1 after you first use the ability, so totally 7 turns for Vader before somebody else can move. Which means you will have only 2 turns left on Merciless after that, which means every 2 turns Vader will be able to take the total of 7 turns without anyone interfering o.O.
  • So glad to see communication. Keep it coming. CG
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    Chest plate is centered.
  • Impressive. Most impressive. Love this touch up and the way it attempts to capture the pure mayhem of that R1 hallway scene.
  • Pretty cool! So it looks like he can take up to 6 bonus turns, including ally slot enemies.
  • When is update?
  • MeowbaccaHSP
    24 posts Member
    edited June 22
    Dude, @CG_SBCrumb how are we supposed to hate you guys when you make comments like this in your update notes :)
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  • Will there be a touch up on his damage?
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