Kit Reveal: Ebon Hawk

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CG_SBCrumb
442 posts EA Community Manager
edited March 7
UNIT NAME: Ebon Hawk
ALIGNMENT: Light Side
CATEGORIES: Light Side, Old Republic, Support, Cargo Ship
PILOTS: Carth Onasi, T3-M4
Durable Old Republic Support that dispels enemies and prevents Target Lock

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ABILITIES:

Basic: Heavy Laser Turrets
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FINAL TEXT: Deal Physical damage to target enemy and attack again. Grant another random buffed ally 15% Turn Meter for each attack.

Special 1 (Carth Onasi): Potent Pilot (Cooldown 3)
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FINAL TEXT: Deal Physical damage to target enemy and dispel all buffs on them. This attack deals 20% more damage for each ally with Chaff, and can't be evaded by Sith enemies.

Chaff: Immune to Target Lock

Special 2 (T3-M4): Scramble Scanners (Cooldown 3)
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FINAL TEXT: Deal Physical damage to target enemy and inflict Buff Immunity for 2 turns. Dispel Target Lock from all allies and grant them Chaff for 2 turns. This attack gains 20% Critical Chance for each other Cargo Ship ally.

Unique 1: Critical Cargo

FINAL TEXT: The Ebon Hawk gains Foresight for 1 turn each time it is critically hit. It has +15% Defense for each other ally, doubled for Cargo Ship allies. All allies have +20% Potency, and the Ebon Hawk gains 30% Turn Meter each time it scores a critical hit.

Hardware: Special Delivery

FINAL TEXT: Enter Battle: Dispel Target Lock from all allies and grant them Chaff for 2 turns. Dispel all buffs on all enemies and inflict Evasion Down on them for 2 turns, which can't be evaded.

Developer Notes:
The Ebon Hawk was a really interesting ship to design because we don’t have an Old Republic fleet for it to nest into, and there are a limited number of scenes in the original games where it was directly involved in combat. From the outset, we designed this ship to be a viable plug-and-play option with more focus on strong reinforcement utility (vs. front line play).

Compared to character combat - which has a tremendous breadth of status effects - ships lacks some of that diversity today, so we're interested in continuing to expand this part of combat whenever we can. Early on in the design process we aligned around granting immunity to allies as the core of the new status effect, and this became central to how we built up what would eventually become Chaff.

We think the Ebon Hawk pairs particularly well with the Galactic Republic, Geonosians, and Bounty Hunter, however the ability to dispel all enemy buffs on reinforcement should help many different fleet configurations fare better against some of the more challenging fleets you may face.

Here are some of the lineups we played with:
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Post edited by CG_SBCrumb on

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  • This kit doesn't seem all that great but the stats are going to be important, we will see how the survivability is
  • Awesome so glad you put T3M4 in there
  • theatomicpun
    442 posts Member
    edited March 6
    Dispel enemies and inflict evasion down on reinforce. Another way to kill HMF.
  • I'm actually excited for this ship to come. The debuffs and extra attack sound nice.
  • Why not just call it Target Lock Immunity instead of Chaff?
  • So does Chaff prevent Tie Advanced from reapplying target lock? Since it specifies immune I’d assume so, but looking for clarification. In the same vein, does it apply Chaff before cleansing target lock?
  • CG_SBCrumb wrote: »
    This kit doesn't seem all that great but the stats are going to be important, we will see how the survivability is

    It's probably going to be strongest as a reinforcement ship with that AoE enemy team cleanse but removing target lock can also be helpful in some situations

    I agree. It seems like it will be the key to many things, like how Jolee was: seemed to be "okay" but will be much better in actuality. Truth is, I'm incredibly excited, I absolutely love the Ebon Hawk and I can't wait to get it. I do hope the sequel KotOR characters will be appearing with it too.... ;)
  • Ultra
    3782 posts Member
    Shame we didn't get a puzzle for this reveal
  • Iy4oy4s
    1001 posts Member
    edited March 6
    Why not just call it Target Lock Immunity instead of Chaff?

    Because chaff make radar all screwy, which hinders targeting.
  • Wow that reinforcement ability is pretty great
  • Mstrefe1
    262 posts Member
    edited March 6
    So if Vader was on the other side, the clear would be pointless? Wow.
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  • Mstrefe1 wrote: »
    So it doesnt actually prevent Target Lock, but can clear it? So if Vader was on the other side, the clear would be pointless? Wow.

    Chaff: Immune to Target Lock
  • Mstrefe1 wrote: »
    So if Vader was on the other side, the clear would be pointless? Wow.

    If they have Chaff, it would prevent it...
  • VonZant
    3843 posts Member
    Anti Falcon Ship is good. Cargo Ship is Good.

    Anti-Sith Ship for yet to be released Sith Ships maybe? We will see.

    Got a picture?
  • Tbirds01
    1235 posts Member
    Everyone saying they can’t wait for ebon hawk. Now the time has co e and everyone is hating it. Help please, I’m very confused.
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  • Ultra
    3782 posts Member
    Mstrefe1 wrote: »
    So if Vader was on the other side, the clear would be pointless? Wow.

    If they have Chaff, it would prevent it...
    Can you be immune to something you are already afflicted with?

    I think its an interesting scenario which is a race in order of operations

    Target Lock is dispelled and then it depends on what happens first, Chaff or Vader's re-applying Target Lock similar to Fracture and Old Ben Zeta

    Hope they tested out and we don't get a bug on this
  • Ultra wrote: »
    Mstrefe1 wrote: »
    So if Vader was on the other side, the clear would be pointless? Wow.

    If they have Chaff, it would prevent it...
    Can you be immune to something you are already afflicted with?

    I think its an interesting scenario which is a race in order of operations

    Target Lock is dispelled and then it depends on what happens first, Chaff or Vader's re-applying Target Lock similar to Fracture and Old Ben Zeta

    Hope they tested out and we don't get a bug on this

    Ebon Hawk applies Chaff anyway. Which means that if it throws Chaff onto them ("Dispel Target Lock from all allies and grant them Chaff for 2 turns.") they won't be getting Target Lock for those two turns. All I agree with hoping that Chaff prevents the re-application of Target Lock with order of operations though, that would just make sense to me.
  • Iy4oy4s wrote: »
    Why not just call it Target Lock Immunity instead of Chaff?

    Because chaff make radar all screwy, which hinders targeting.

    Is that a term used in KotoR then? Because none of the dictionary definitions I’ve found say that chaff messes with radars.
  • Gair
    518 posts Member
    a ship with Old republic tag .. you know what that means...
  • This is cool, was expecting JKR though instead of Carth as Pilot
  • UdalCuain
    2897 posts Member
    edited March 6
    @DaPowerfulJedi found by googling "chaff radar.

    Edit: link doesn't link right. Google as above. Wiki page" chaff countermeasure"
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