UNIT NAME: Hound's Tooth ALIGNMENT: Dark CATEGORIES: Bounty Hunter, Scoundrel, Tank CREW: Bossk Sustainable Bounty Hunter Tank that debilitates enemies
Basic: TOOTH AND NAIL
FINAL TEXT: Deal Physical damage to target enemy and dispel all debuffs on Hound's Tooth. Hound's Tooth recovers +10% Health and +10% Protection if it has Taunt.
Special 1: DEVOURER OF PREY (Cooldown 3)
FINAL TEXT: Deal Physical damage to target enemy and inflict Breach for 3 turns, which can't be Evaded. Hound's Tooth gains Taunt for 2 turns.
Breach: -25% Speed, -25% Defense
Unique 1 (crew): TRANDOSHAN BARRICADE
FINAL TEXT: Hound's Tooth gains 25% Protection Up (stacking) whenever it takes damage from an enemy’s attack. While not Taunting, it has +50% Tenacity and gains +25% Turn Meter whenever another ally takes damage from an enemy’s attack. Attacks that deal damage multiple times will not trigger these effects more than once. When Hound's Tooth loses Taunt, it gains Taunt for 1 turn if an enemy is Breached. While Hound's Tooth is active, Breached enemies have -25% Evasion.
Reinforcement: SECURE THE HUNT
FINAL TEXT: Enter Battle: Grant all other allies +25% Tenacity. Other Bounty Hunter allies also gain +5% Counter Chance (stacking) whenever they Resist a detrimental effect.
Fair shout. Forgot about that. Cheers. It'll be Thrawn for me then
Currently there are 2 ways to kill it:
1. Chimera's ultimate
2. Buff immunity (which you need to stick on a ship that has 50% bonus tenacity, and cleanses itself with its basic), followed by hits from your fleet timed just right, so that Hound's Tooth can't cleanse itself, or a nearby Plo can't cleanse it.
So, what little diversity there is is probably going to disappear... everyone will need to run Chimera (the ultimates of the other 3 capital ships actually BENEFIT Hound's Tooth, since they just feed it protection up). The fastest Chimera will win, taking out the opponent Hound's Tooth without losing your own.
Run Bistan and Vader, to ensure your Hound's Tooth gets a constant supply of Turn Meter, and call in Plo so that he is ready to cleanse Hound's Tooth at any time. Or TFP, for bonus TM for your capital ship, since the enemy capital ship under AI control will use its AoE, when while your TFP has Foresight.
So it will always come down to Chimera's ultimate.
Don't ruin ships again, please!
Heal Immunity doesn't work vs. Nest ... I don't see that it would work on Hound's Tooth.
Unless you mean that attacks bypass protection ... but Hound's Tooth has over 90k health, and heals itself, so I don't think it will be that easy
This protection doesn't act like nest's. It gains a buff, so any buff immunity will shut it down immediately.
Yes, except that getting BI to stick will be difficult given the cleanse on basic if not taunting
Discord: Iona Starbound#5299
Except there aren’t many ships that have buff immunity, he has +50% tenacity if he has taunt, and he can cleanse on basic if he doesn’t.
Oh aye buff Immunity would work, I agree. But not Heal Immunity from Sith Fighter ...
There is a reason the devs stressed how sith fighter bypasses protection, looks like hounds tooth is the reason no?
We have updated the Hound's Tooth's Basic Ability text to:
"Deal Physical damage to target enemy and dispel all debuffs on Hound's Tooth. Hound's Tooth recovers +10% Health and +10% Protection if it has Taunt."
We had previously posted an outdated version of the basic ability text. Sorry for the inconvenience!
So if you hit him with for 15k damage, he will gain protection... You need to hit him with high damage ships to blast thru this mechanic.
If you want to maximize his ability to take a hit, use fives as reinforcement to give him defense up. Or use him with Gauntlet Star fighter. IF you use thrawn's ship then his special can give defense up as well.
Except then you have to use Wedge...
They will help, but it will still be difficult. Ahsoka could be a very interesting counter actually though. Not only her high damage dispel attack, but she gains 20% max Health per debuff dispelled as a reinforcement. Call her in while Bossk has 5 protection ups, taunt, and defense up and she gets 140% health!
It's entirely possible that Hounds Tooth will work the same as Nest, but the two abilities are worded differently so I don't expect that they will. Nest "gains bonus protection," which adds a number to her Protection stat, while Hounds Tooth will "gain Protection Up" which is a buff, and subject to a whole host of things like buff immunity and heal immunity.
So unless the wording is wonky, it should be affected by all that stuff.
Still a strong ship and makes me glad I worked on Wedge's reinforcement ability a bit. Now I've got to get another 75 to bring it up to max.
Have been heavily investing in GEOS the last couple of weeks and now this...
Seriously...give us time to actually enjoy our investments a little before you screw us...