“Bounty Hunters! We don’t need their scum.” –Admiral Piett, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™
Bounty hunters have been involved with all manner of significant events in the Star Wars™ saga. Usually hired to capture or assassinate high-profile targets, they have also been known to accept other dangerous missions. Bounty hunters usually pursue their targets solo, but occasionally work in teams for especially notorious quarries. They may even be hired to work as mercenaries for powerful individuals or factions—as long as the price is right! In this installment of Scene to Stats, we’re taking a look at updates coming to three bounty hunters with the Upgrade Card Pack II for Star Wars™: Legion!
The first bounty hunter to see an update is the Transdoshan Terror himself: Bossk! To start, Bossk’s cost has been reduced to 105 points. This allows him to make full use of his three upgrade slots and find his way into more armies. To go along with that, Bossk can now be added to Imperial or Separatist rosters. This new update also adds a couple small changes to his mobility and survivability. Notably, Bossk gains Scale, which replaces Expert Climber and Unhindered. Finally, Bossk gains Independent: Surge 2 which gives him two surge tokens if he did not receive an order. These tweaks make this Bounty Hunter deadlier than ever—but he’s not the only one to see changes!
One of the most infamous bounty hunters of all time, Boba Fett is the next unit to receive improvements during this update. He now benefits from Independent: Aim 1 or Dodge 1, allowing him the flexibility to gain a token based on whatever situation he finds himself in. Offensively, his Integrated Rockets increased in power, receiving an extra black die and gaining Versatile. Boba’s Boot Spikes also gained an additional red die to his melee attack and he gained a comms upgrade slot, allowing him to benefit from a myriad of upgrades that were previously unavailable to him. This increase in power matches Boba Fett’s reputation as a fierce bounty hunter.
The final bounty hunter in this update needs no introduction, and Cad Bane’s changes live up to his reputation. His new unit card comes in at 105 points, leaving you with plenty of room to spend on his many upgrade slots. Speaking of upgrades, you may notice that he has been given a second training upgrade slot. This reflects his proficiency as a master tracker and fighter. Cad Bane also sees his Danger Sense increase from 2 to 3. Combined with the addition of Independent: Dodge 2, Cad will have no trouble sticking around on the battlefield. Offensively, his surge chart has also been upgraded from surge to hit to surge to critical hit. Finally, he is no longer restricted to the Separatist Alliance only, and can now be added to Imperial armies. All these changes give Cad Bane a serious improvement on his previous unit card and make him a force to be reckoned with in Star Wars: Legion.
That’s all for our first look at the new updates to Bossk, Boba Fett, and Cad Bane. Be sure to check back for yet another installment of Scene to Stats, the series where we give you your first look at how your favorite characters transition to the tabletop in Star Wars: Legion. Pre-order your own copy of Upgrade Card Pack II at your local game store or through our webstore today.
Until then, Atomic Mass Transmissions, signing off!