Old Ben Kenobi has been reworked with two unavoidable attacks and a new special ability: "Devoted Protector" which allows him to taunt at will, making him a threat from the very start of the battle.
Old Ben now has the Rebel category tag!
BASIC: Elegant Form
Now grants Potency Up instead of Evasion Up
Omega upgrade is now: "This attack can't be Evaded and inflicts Evasion Down for 2 turns"
SPECIAL 1: Mind Tricks
This ability can no longer be Evaded
Omega upgrade now grants "Jedi and Rebel allies gain 3% Turn Meter for each effect Resisted" in addition to previous bonus of "+15% Turn Meter Reduction Chance"
SPECIAL 2: Devoted Protector
Fully Upgraded Without Zeta: "Old Ben gains Taunt for 2 turns. All allies gain Defense Up for 2 turns." (Cooldown 4)
Fully Upgraded With Zeta: "Old Ben gains Taunt for 2 turns. When this Taunt expires, Old Ben gains Taunt for 1 turn. All allies gain Defense Up for 2 turns." (Cooldown 4)
UNIQUE: If You Strike Me Down(REWORKED)
Ability reworked, and gained a new ZETA upgrade: "+2% Turn Meter Gain, +20% Heal, +20% Protection Recovery, and the first time Old Ben is defeated all allies gain 25% Turn Meter"
Fully upgraded, it reads: "Whenever another Jedi or Rebel ally takes damage, Old Ben gains 5% Turn Meter. The first time Old Ben is defeated, all allies gain Offense Up and Speed Up for 2 turns, recover 50% Health and 50% Protection, and gain 25% Turn Meter."
Now tagged as a Rebel, Old Ben fits perfectly under leads such as Jyn Erso. He is able to provide AoE Offense Down, Ability Block, and Turn Meter Removal all in one ability, Mind Tricks.
We have changed the way his Unique, “If You Strike Me Down”, works, granting Old Ben 5% Turn Meter each time a Jedi or Rebel ally is damaged. Old Ben cannot be ignored as each strike against his allies gets him closer to ‘Mind Tricking’ you again.
Old Ben Gains a new Special Ability, “Devoted Protector”, that grants Old Ben a Taunt for 2 turns that if dispelled or simply runs out due to its duration, grants Old Ben another Taunt for 1 turn.
Was just about to ask that. If he loses his Jedi tag (which he **** well shouldn't), there go my immediate plans for his rework.
I just assumed fracture disappeared because thrawn would have taken another turn after doing fracture. There by removing fracture
His abilities have positive effects for both rebels and jedi so yes, he's still a jedi
He has taunt and Fracture at the same time if you watch closely.
Though, since his abilities grant "Jedi and Rebels" stuff, I think we can be sure he won't lose his Jedi tag.
But this rework looks pretty good IMHO.
August . . . .
Design around this rework doesn't feel smooth nor quite logical to me.
Buffing his potency and making him automatically taunt upon X situation on his unique or on another would have been way better than another uninspired taunt skill.
Using a zeta on him feels like a theft and locking the 5% TM gain behind it is utterly frustrating. Old ben could have been awesome but in the end he's a really awkward, better but still bad overall. Ok more TM means faster mind trick but (1) his basic is worthless and even worse with potency up (only his special needs it, seriously) (2) Mind trick CD is too long anyway, everyone will be dead before he'll be able to use it (3) his speed his still totally bad and i can assure you he'll still be the last who will be killed, ever.
Plus I don't get much the new obsession around putting zetas everywhere, especially on terrible toons.
This...this is a weird gif. We're looking to replace it with something more clear to better showcase the ability. Cheers!
We were discussing this in our guild chat just now, and it wouldn't follow the rules of fracture if he were to gain a buff after being fractured. I hope that gif is not a correct representation of what will happen though.
love this. love the taunt, love the taunt after the taunt, love the TM gain when not hit.
im sure he still doing like... 0 damage, but im kinda fine with it, his job is crowd control and take hits. gonna be great with r2d2, enemy will have to atc obi!
but very important - can we get the IYSMD description without the zeta ? im having hard time understand its level 7 @CG_Kozispoon or anyone else that understood.
This contradicts fracture because fracture means you cant gain buffs
December 2016 Arena Shard
How so? They only added to it