Yoda's Jedi Mentor Card is the Key to Balance
Out of expedience, I always use 130 as the base damage for examples since 3 out of 5 characters on both sides have 130 damage when not carded or using abilities.
Without Jedi Mentor and no buff:
130 x 6 = 780
130 x 2 = 260
With current Jedi Mentor
JEDI MENTOR 8%:
- 130 x .08 = 10.4 ~~ 130 - 10.4 = 119.6
- 119.6 x 6 = 717.6 ~~ 119.6 x 7 = 837.2
- 119.6 x 8 = 956.8 ~~ 119.6 x 9 = 1076.4
A 700 Health Yoda with: 12% damage reduction against lightsabers
JEDI MENTOR 12%:
- 130 x .12 = 15.6 ~~ 130 - 15.6 = 114.4
- 114.4 x 6 = 686.4 ~~ 114.4 x 7 = 800.8
- 114.4 x 8 = 915.2 ~~ 114.4 x 9 = 1029.6
His swing is fairly slow, his dash is now horrendous, his Presence exposes him now, his Unleash has terrible range - is buggy - and his recover speed from this animation stops him from even pulling off a punish most times. Meanwhile the enemy can just stand up and block or dash, and with an 85 dash he isn't keeping any good player's health down
If they were to go a step further; A 700 Health Yoda with: 16% damage reduction against lightsabers (Pretty sure Maul's is the same amount but flipped to apply to blasters):
JEDI MENTOR 16%:
- 130 x .16 = 20.8 // 130 - 20.8 = 109.2
- 109.2 x 6 = 655.2 ~~ 109.2 x 7 = 764.4
- 109.2 x 8 = 873.6 ~~ 109.2 x 9 = 982.8
Even with 16%, he obviously still wouldn't win out in a direct spam contest with a Dooku, Grievous, or Vader, but this actually makes him great again, while not affecting blasters whatsoever. Hitbox means nothing to sabers that can magnetically lock onto Yoda with their attacks even through his dash or through his dash attacks.
My suggestion is to change this to 12% (16% would return him to a decent state), but to buff his Dash attack damage and presence again, in 'Yoda Changes'. This Topic was made simply to highlight the full extent of what can be done with JEDI MENTOR in terms of balance in 'Blaster vs Saber' mechanics, not to talk about what kind of particular changes I support - that lies in 'Yoda Changes'.
16% would be great if keeping Presence nerfed to 150. (This helps Blasters, but keeps him at the right level against Lightsabers, because Presence is regular health while JEDI MENTOR would be Lightsaber damage resistance only, thereby retaining the 700(910 Pbuffed) Yoda health the same
He can be nerfed harshly against the former or the latter depending on the state of this card if it were to be changed, and however it were to be changed, while disregarding Presence entirely.
I am Darth Vader, he said within himself.
The dragon tried again to whisper of failure, and weakness, and inevitable death, but with one hand he caught it, crushed away it’s voice; It tried to rise then, to strike
But the Sith Lord laid his other hand upon
it and broke its power with a single effortless twist
I am Darth Vader, he repeated as he ground the dragon’s corpse to dust beneath his mental heel. And you- You are nothing at all.
He had become, finally, what they had all called him:
The Hero With No Fear.
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