Developer Insight: Threepio & Chewie

CG_SBCrumb
596 posts EA Community Manager
edited July 15
[Developer Insight - Kit Reveal]
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Hi Holotable Heroes,

Few pairings in Star Wars have had each other’s backs like Threepio & Chewie, who are arriving as a unique combo on the Holotables! The bond forged on Cloud City between one of our favorite droids and Wookiees showed the Empire this unlikely duo is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to being a unique combination unit, Threepio & Chewie offer new gameplay strategies by providing both damage and support abilities, ramping damage, and afflicting Blind on enemies. Only an overgrown mophead would miss out on the chance to add Threepio & Chewie to their collection! So, don't do anything foolish and make sure to participate in the Marquee event, Escape From Cloud City.


The Basics:
  • Threepio & Chewie are inspired by the offensive style of Chewbacca with the Support role of C-3PO to create a unique character can fill both these positions in a Rebel squad
  • His Special abilities recover Protection and can stack up Offense, and when these abilities are combined, they are particularly useful in multi-encounter battles

Unique Attributes:
  • There are only a few characters that can deal multiple instances of damage with a single ability and Threepio & Chewie can inflict AoE damage up to 6 times with his Special 2, Chewie's Rage
  • Threepio & Chewie are called to assist whenever Rebel allies use any ability, including Basic Abilities
  • His Unique, I Must Tell the Others, prevents all Blinded enemies from attacking out of turn
  • It’s going to be hard to keep these two down as Threepio & Chewie’s Unique allows them to revive any time another Rebel ally revives

Inspiration:
  • We are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Empire Strikes Back and we really wanted to find a unit that would bring something fun and unexpected for this occasion
  • We have also wanted to add an additional variation of both C-3PO and Chewbacca for a while now and this gave us both in a single unit
  • With as bright as Cloud City’s corridors were, we felt it thematic that was Threepio’s golden body would be able to blind opposing units
  • We purposely used the two units’ nicknames of Threepio and Chewie to help set the unit apart even further from the units C-3PO and Chewbacca

Strategy Tips:
  • Special 2, Chewie's Rage, inflicts AoE damage multiple times and is great for dealing with stacks Droid Battalion on Light Side Geonosis
  • Focus on giving Threepio & Chewie the final blow with his Special 2 to gain stacking offense
  • Threepio & Chewie should be paired with other Rebels to increase the number of assist calls
  • Don’t wait for the best moment to use Special 1, it has a low cooldown so try to use it frequently

Squad Suggestions:
  • Old Ben’s Leader Ability can synergize with Shining Distraction to provide an ally Turn Meter whenever they evade an attack due to the enemy being Blind
  • C-3PO can allow Threepio & Chewie to use Special 1 every turn if Threepio & Chewie have 3 stacks of Translation and C-3PO has used his Basic before each of Threepio & Chewie turns
  • This can be hard to maintain before you already winning the battle
  • Scarif Rebel Pathfinder or Cara Dune can keep Threepio & Chewie in the fight with their constant revives that will bring back Threepio & Chewie if they are defeated
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