Developer Insights: Tech

680 posts EA Community Manager
edited April 2021
[ Developer Insights - Kit Reveal ]

Hi Holotable Heroes,

The next Bad Batch Clone Trooper to join the Holotables is Tech! The highly specialized trooper in scout armor serves as the brains of the Bad Batch and provides his allies support by handling the more delicate parts of their operations. He has modified his armor with advanced electronic systems that allow him to calculate complex trajectories, translate alien languages, and access many different types of computer systems.

While Tech is leaner compared to his clone counterparts, he is no less skilled in combat. He can use his Brilliant Idea ability to deal damage to his enemies and dispel all debuffs from Clone Trooper allies while all Bad Batch allies gain Foresight, Tenacity Up, and Stealth.

Unlock Tech in the all new Marquee event: Clone Force 99 II

The Basics:
  • Tech is a Bad Batch Support unit that sets up his allies to deal damage.
  • His Basic ability, Call the Shot, can spread many instances of Target lock across the enemies squad.
  • Special 2, Brilliant Idea, provides his Bad Batch allies with a large amount of survivability from Foresight, Tenacity and Stealth buffs.

Unique Attributes:
  • Tech is the second unit to grant the Translation buff but only to Clone Troopers and Bad Batch units.

  • Tech’s appearance in the seventh season of the Clone Wars showed him as the group’s translator on more than one occasion, so it made sense that he would have a similar effect as C-3PO does in Translation. During implementation we realized that it should just be the same thing as C-3PO and wrote the ability (and retroactively C-3PO’s) to work with one another… to a point.
  • Most of his ability names are inspired by lines from Season 7 of Clone Wars
    • In the episode, On the Wings of Keeradaks, there is a scene where Tech and the rest of the crew are trapped on the bridge and says “I do have a brilliant idea!”
    • There are a couple great interactions between Wrecker and Tech where they are discussing “Delicate Operations” though Wrecker might be saying it sarcastically.
  • Tech has some of our favorite animations in Galaxy of Heroes. His idle animation feels very fitting for a mobile game.

Strategy Tips:
  • Tech’s Unique, Clone Interpreter, allows him to start the battle stealthed if all allies are Clone Troopers and he can use his Special 1, Delicate Operation, on his first turn to quickly grant all Bad Batch allies a stack of Translation.
  • Attacking enemies that already have the Target Lock debuff with Tech’s Basic ability will spread Target Lock to the rest of the opposing squad very quickly.
    • In this scenario, his Basic will trigger an extra attack and apply Target Lock to the next healthiest enemy without Target Lock two times in a row, once on his first attack and then again on his second volley.
    • He also re-applies Target Lock twice to the unit he is attacking which may cause an important interaction with future kits ;)
  • Tech is a powerful unit for Grand Arena Championships and continues to grow the Bad Batch squad as a solid team that can deny some easy banners while on Defense.

  • How does Tech interact with C-3PO’s Translation?
    • The 3rd stack of Translation only works if you have one ally who can provide Translation in a squad.
    • Thus if you have C-3PO and Tech in the same squad then allies will not receive any cooldown reduction with Basic attacks - units will still get the 3rd stack of Translation but it will have no effect while both units that can provide Translation are alive.
    • If one of these two units are defeated then units with the 3rd stack of Translation will start applying cooldown reduction with Basic attacks.
  • We have updated the Translation description for both C-3PO and Tech to specify that the cooldown reduction only triggers when one ally who grants Translation is present.
    • Translation - Beneficial effects build based on the cumulative number of stacks:
      • Gain +30% Max Health
      • Gain +15% Critical Chance
      • If only one ally who grants Translation is present, decrease this character's cooldowns by 1 when that ally uses their Basic ability (limit once per turn)
    • C-3PO will continue to work exactly the same as before as long as you don’t have Tech in the same squad.
  • The description of Translation on C-3PO has also been updated to clarify that the cooldown reduction can occur only once per turn even if an ally attacks twice on their turn (such as Tech attacking with his Basic against Target Locked enemies)
    • This effect has always worked this way but the description did not specifically call out this interaction.
  • Special 1, Delicate Operation, gives Tech 2 stacks of Translation, one from Delicate Operation and one stack from his Unique, Clone Interpreter, since it is a special ability.
    • “all other Bad Batch allies also gain Translation for 3 turns” all other refers to other than Tech and his Target
  • If all allies that can apply Translation are defeated, all stacks of Translation expire.
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