FFG: Star Wars Destiny – Scoundrels Of Empire At War
Check out the scoundrels, rogues, and roguish scoundrels of Star Wars Destiny’s new Empire at War expansion.
A veritable hive of scum and villainy has opened up its doors with the latest preview from FFG. We’ve got a look at some of the Yellow heroes and villains from Empire at War, which is the new expansion for Star Wars destiny. And Yellow heroes, for those of you who aren’t sure, are the scoundrel types of Star Wars. They’re the bounty hunters and thieves and “galactic entrepreneurs” like Lando Calrissian or Cad Bane. Basically if there’s someone who makes the most of a bad situation, it’s these guys.
Let’s start with a look at some of the Bounty Hunters–and a moment of silence for Tales of the Bounty Hunters–you’ll see figures like Bossk and Cad Bane, both of whom bring a variety of abilities and equipment with them. In Empire at War, you can find Bossk’s ship, Hound’s Tooth, or Cad Bane’s LL-30 Blaster Pistol. These combo well with their associated heroes, making Bossk an efficient resource gatherer, or Cad Bane a hard-hitting combatant who does damage before they know what hit them.
Yellow heroes are great at manipulating the dice and the battlefield. Cards like Anarchy or Bounty Postings help you even the playing field, either through damage or minimizing card advantage.
Or gather enough resources to play powerful cards like Pilfered goods, which is my favorite card of the set. Take a look at it.
Every time I look at this, I keep seeing some new detail that just enhances my enjoyment. Let’s start with the Twi’lek with an almost comically oversized weapon. Then there’s the professor in the green suit and brown turtleneck sitting next to her, who has taken a break from teaching at the local community college to show up and appear on this album cover, next to his friend the WeeQuay who’s just hanging out, reading a datapad casually. Everything about this card is gold. Plus the ability is pretty powerful too.
Moving on, it’d be pretty scandalous to mention scoundrels and not have Lando Calrissian put in an appearance. So here he is, paired with the X-8 Night Sniper and Chopper, all of which are good at making sure you’ve got the ability to manipulate the dice to be what you need them to be.
But this sort of trickery is what makes the Yellow cards unique. Take some of the other cards, like Energy Slingshot, or Tough Haggler which let you keep the hits coming. And if you somehow managed to get attacked, you’ve got Impersonate which lets you distribute damage however you like, or Tenacity, which makes sure that even if you’re getting overwhelmed, the opponent never has the true advantage.
Anyway, that’s the scoundrels of Empire at War. Be sure and add them to your deck, and your opponents won’t even know what hit ’em.
And with enough of these cards in your deck, you’ll always shoot first.