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Community Transmission — Anakin Skywalker

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EA_Charlemagne
60 posts EA Community Manager
edited February 27
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Incoming Transmission
“You are strong and wise, Anakin, and I am very proud of you. I have trained you since you were a small boy. I have taught you everything I know, and you have become a far greater Jedi than I could ever hope to be.”
— Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, Revenge of the Sith

Few truly knew Anakin Skywalker, though many spoke of him and his countless feats during the Clone Wars. Hero of the Republic and one of the most valiant Jedi Knight on any battlefront, Anakin’s story is one of tragedy and longing, but also one of hope and love.

His power and skill were virtually unmatched, though his overconfidence and anger could get the better of him. Even still, when innocent people were in danger, he would never hesitate to put his life on the line to save them; when his friends needed his help, he wouldn’t abandon them.

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Bringing Anakin Skywalker to Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II

With the arrival of the Chosen One comes one of the strongest light side hero in Battlefront II. Anakin’s ability to unleash a barrage of fast, devastating attacks is unlike any other Jedi and set him on another level. While his offence is practically unmatched, his defensive capabilities aren’t up to the same calibre. Anakin won’t be able to sustain his blocking for as long as some other light side heroes against lightsaber strikes, but he is still very adept at deflecting blaster bolts. His lightsaber attacks deal 140 base damage (+40 from behind). Additionally, Anakin has a base health pool of 800 HP and a base regen pool of 250 HP.

Quick to anger at times, Anakin’s Passionate Strike is an overwhelming vertical slash that he’s used in many fights during the Clone Wars to break through his enemy’s guard, just as he did against Count Dooku before “disarming” him. Even the strongest Sith Lord’s block will be rendered useless against this heavy attack, so timing it well is key to taking down opponents as it will deal full damage against a blocking enemy. This ability deals base damage of 180 to heroes and 250 to non-heroes.

Anakin isn’t limited only to his prowess with a lightsaber. Tapping into his incredible powers with the Force, Anakin can unleash a powerful Force blast all around him, similar to what he did against the Son and Daughter while his friends were being held against their will. While using his Heroic Might ability, Anakin steels himself in place and focuses on concentrating the Force within him, charging the ability while taking a damage reduction of 90%. During this time, the radius for this ability will increase. However, the radius will also increase passively as Anakin funnels the damage he would otherwise take while charging the ability. With the ever-increasing blast zone, the damage the ability deals will also increase exponentially up to a maximum of 400 damage and a minimum of 100 to heroes or 130 to non-heroes. The radius increases by 1m for every 50 damage Anakin takes (before damage reduction is taken into account). When he’s ready, Anakin will thrust both hands out and release his power, hitting all enemies around him.

However, should you wish to bring the enemy to you rather than launch them away, Pull Dominance allows Anakin to reach out and heave his enemies towards him, similarly to how he did against Barriss Offee when she betrayed the Jedi Order. Any foes caught in this attack will be ripped into the air and dropped down in front of him in the range and at the mercy of his powerful lightsaber strikes. This ability does base damage of 70 to heroes and 100 to non-heroes.

Some might say Anakin’s strength was also his greatest weakness as it too often went hand-in-hand with his rage. Unlike many other heroes, Anakin has a fourth ability, one which is darker in nature than his others.

As Anakin and his allies take damage and as he inflicts damage to his foes, his raw power will build alongside his fury. Once this ability is fully charged, Anakin will be able to unleash his Retribution onto any enemies unlucky enough to be in range. Anakin will be punished his enemies with a Force choke similar to Darth Vader’s ability, except this one, like Heroic Might, has a 360° area of effect and will affect all enemies in its area of effect.

Upon use, the charge resets and can be built up once again. This ability does 100 damage over time to heroes and 150 damage to non-heroes. As his anger flows through him, Anakin takes 90% damage reduction during this ability’s duration, too.


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Anakin unleashes a heavy strike, breaking his opponent's guard and dealing high damage.

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Anakin is more resistant to attack while holding the ability. When released, he pushes enemies away from him, the range and strength of his attack being multiplied by the damage he would typically be susceptible to.

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Anakin pulls enemies in front of him to a center point, leaving them open for attacks.

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Anakin’s powers intensify whenever he and any nearby allies are attacked, building towards the ultimate punishment of a swift and inescapable grip seizing all enemies around him.


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Name: TENACIOUS
Effects: Health increase
Description: Anakin Skywalker has increased maximum health.
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Name: REPRISAL
Effects: Health recovery
Description: Whenever Anakin Skywalker defeats an enemy trooper he regains 20 health. Whenever he defeats an enemy hero, he regains even more.
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Name: MASSIVE STRIKES
Effects: Lightsaber damage increase
Description: Anakin Skywalker deals more damage with his lightsaber attacks.
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Name: PRESSURE
Effects: PASSIONATE STRIKE damage increase
Description: PASSIONATE STRIKE deals more damage.
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Name: FIERCE FIGHTER
Effects: PASSIONATE STRIKE cooldown reduction
Description: Cooldown time for PASSIONATE STRIKE is reduced.
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Name: CONTROL THE FORCE
Effects: HEROIC MIGHT radius increase
Description: The radius of HEROIC MIGHT is larger
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Name: RAW STRENGTH
Effects: HEROIC MIGHT damage increase
Description: HEROIC MIGHT deals more damage.
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Name: NO ESCAPE
Effects: PULL DOMINANCE distance increase
Description: PULL DOMINANCE has a greater range.
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Name: ALL OF THEM
Effects: PULL DOMINANCE damage increase
Description: PULL DOMINANCE deals more damage to each affected target.

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  • This is Skywalker, on site and ready to assist.
  • You underestimate my power.
  • Surrender. I won't tell you again.
  • (To Dooku) You’re going to pay for all the Jedi that you killed, Dooku.
  • (To Grievous) What's the matter? Someone forget to change your battery?
  • (To Vader) I will not give in to you. Ever!
    (Obi-Wan and Anakin)
  • [O] Why do I get the feeling you're going to be the death of me?
  • [A] Don't say that, Master.
    (Grievous and Anakin)
  • [G] I expected someone with your reputation to be a little... older.
  • [A] General Grievous. You're shorter than I expected.
    (Dooku and Anakin)
  • [D] Brave of you, boy. But I would have thought you had learned your lesson.
  • [A] I am a slow learner.

And, of course….
  • I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating...and it gets everywhere.

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  • I AM READY
  • I’LL TAKE YOU NOW
  • ONWARD
  • BRACE


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  • Fun – This is where the fun begins
  • Diplomatic – You call this a diplomatic solution?
  • Obi-Wan – Obi-Wan’s gonna kill me.
  • Wise Jedi – A wise Jedi once said, “Nothing happens by accident.”

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  • PASSION – Defeat 30 enemies with the IMPASSIONATE STRIKE ability.
  • STRENGTH – Defeat 50 enemies with the HEROIC IMPACT ability.
  • POWER – Hit 30 enemies with the PULL DOMINANCE ability.
  • EXPERIENCED ANAKIN SKYWALKER – Earn 122,721 score as Anakin Skywalker.
  • VETERAN ANAKIN SKYWALKER – Earn 389,809 score as Anakin Skywalker.

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  • Jedi Knight (default) – Based on his appearance from Episode III
  • Jedi Robes – Based on Anakin’s robed appearance in Episode III
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Anakin will soon be deploying onto the battlefront with his loyal 501st Battalion on 27 February 2019. He will be available for 35,000 credits. The 501st Battalion clone legion armours will individually be available for 20,000 credits/500 Crystals (Phase II) or 5,000 credits/100 Crystals (Phase I). They can also be purchased in a Phase II bundle for 60,000 credits or 1,500 crystals.

We’ll be back next week with a full look at the February update and all that you can expect from it. Stay tuned for the next Community Transmission!

Charlemagne, signing off.
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  • WOW!!! I love the voice lines! really nice job right there :)
    General Grievous...
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  • Finally! Someone to counter Grievous and Dooku’s obscene amount of damage. Anakin sounds like a blast to play!
  • DarthJ
    6822 posts Member
    Looks good! Waiting for the nerf lovers to start threads on this one before release
    PSN: ibrajoker59
  • So 4 abilities? Then how does he turn on and off his lightsaber?

    Maybe Retribution is a passive ability.
  • AzorAhai wrote: »
    So 4 abilities? Then how does he turn on and off his lightsaber?

    Maybe Retribution is a passive ability.

    It clearly has an activation with the 360 choke it wouldn't just activate automatically when it's full
    The ability to speak does not make you intelligent. - Qui-Gon Jinn
    Never tell me the odds. - Han Solo
  • So 4 abilities? Then how does he turn on and off his lightsaber?

    Kinda wanted to say something stupid, then your question had me concerned, how is he going to turn off the lightsaber?

    Maybe the addition of the emote wheel leaves a button available.
    right stick or left stick.

    Maybe
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  • Cadoth
    1186 posts Member
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    Finally😆😆
  • AzorAhai wrote: »
    So 4 abilities? Then how does he turn on and off his lightsaber?

    Maybe Retribution is a passive ability.

    It clearly has an activation with the 360 choke it wouldn't just activate automatically when it's full

    Maybe I'm just reading too much into the 'building towards' phrasing.
  • @F8RGE Is there also this banter between Anakin and Dooku "My powers have doubled since the last time we met Count" "Good, twice the pride, double the fall"????? I love that banter between them.

    Looking forward to seeing Anakin in action. He sounds a little too OP, but I'll wait to play as him to make that determination. I can't wait to see him fight alongside the 501st :).
  • I love the addition of damage values for this CT! :)<3
    What will be my work now on the 27th?
    Battlefront II has a 45.8% chance of success.
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  • @F8RGE Is there also this banter between Anakin and Dooku "My powers have doubled since the last time we met Count" "Good, twice the pride, double the fall"????? I love that banter between them.

    Looking forward to seeing Anakin in action. He sounds a little too OP, but I'll wait to play as him to make that determination. I can't wait to see him fight alongside the 501st :).

    Yes, there is, they actually gave an audio sample of it, don't remember where but I'm pretty sure StarWarsHQ made a video about it
  • Whodunnit wrote: »
    I love the addition of damage values for this CT! :)<3
    What will be my work now on the 27th?

    Giving us actually accurate numbers
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  • AzorAhai wrote: »
    AzorAhai wrote: »
    So 4 abilities? Then how does he turn on and off his lightsaber?

    Maybe Retribution is a passive ability.

    It clearly has an activation with the 360 choke it wouldn't just activate automatically when it's full

    Maybe I'm just reading too much into the 'building towards' phrasing.

    Probably, it seems to not have a cd but depends only on the damage takken/given to get it back.
    Whodunnit wrote: »
    I love the addition of damage values for this CT! :)<3
    What will be my work now on the 27th?

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    The ability to speak does not make you intelligent. - Qui-Gon Jinn
    Never tell me the odds. - Han Solo
  • awakespace
    1199 posts Member
    edited February 22
    Please let us know how Retribution is triggered

    Is it with R3 - Melee? That would make sense
  • AzorAhai wrote: »
    AzorAhai wrote: »
    So 4 abilities? Then how does he turn on and off his lightsaber?

    Maybe Retribution is a passive ability.

    It clearly has an activation with the 360 choke it wouldn't just activate automatically when it's full

    Maybe I'm just reading too much into the 'building towards' phrasing.

    Probably, it seems to not have a cd but depends only on the damage takken/given to get it back.
    Whodunnit wrote: »
    I love the addition of damage values for this CT! :)<3
    What will be my work now on the 27th?

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    You must have an IQ of 300
  • @F8RGE Is there also this banter between Anakin and Dooku "My powers have doubled since the last time we met Count" "Good, twice the pride, double the fall"????? I love that banter between them.

    Looking forward to seeing Anakin in action. He sounds a little too OP, but I'll wait to play as him to make that determination. I can't wait to see him fight alongside the 501st :).

    It was in a teaser video they released awhile back, so I'm guessing yes. The voice line section of this CT is very likely incomplete, I'm sure there are plenty more.
  • Whodunnit wrote: »
    I love the addition of damage values for this CT! :)<3
    What will be my work now on the 27th?

    Giving us actually accurate numbers

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    Battlefront II has a 45.8% chance of success.
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  • I don't think I can handle this much podracing.
  • Darth_Farquaad
    35 posts Member
    edited February 22
    Charlemagne has stated on Reddit that Anakin's ultimate is mapped to Y/Triangle/2 and that they've changed the saber ignition button to X/Square/G.
  • Raices
    1443 posts Member
    The older hero's would of been fine had it not been for unnecessary nerfs, also Vader needs a serious buff if this is how anakin is going to be portrayed

    100%, Vader>Anakin
  • The worst thing about Anakin is his face - just looks wrong

    Everything else sounds very fun =)
  • adamjbamford
    1450 posts Member
    edited February 23
    [word] awesome!!! (Don’t care if I get another warning because little ani looks dope! Also hope some of the other heroes get a bit of love since they haven’t had many changes in ages. Fantastic work!
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  • JMaster wrote: »
    Charlemagne has stated on Reddit that Anakin's ultimate is mapped to Y/Triangle/2 and that they've changed the saber ignition button to X/Square/G.

    I thought that was awesome, but then I realized something...
    Anakin won't be able to play the objective. At least ones where you activate or place something. Great...

    I'm sure the objective function will override the lightsaber ignition function when you're at an objective.
  • awakespace wrote: »
    The worst thing about Anakin is his face - just looks wrong

    Everything else sounds very fun =)

    It really looks wierd in this Picture, but I'm sure he will look much better ingame.
  • Good work, keep this up whilst making it more consistant and you'll have a satisfied community
  • I just knew the Force Push-Pull attacks he used on the Son and Daughter would be part of his Abilities
  • DarthJ wrote: »
    Looks good! Waiting for the nerf lovers to start threads on this one before release

    literal nerf-herders hahahaha
  • The older hero's would of been fine had it not been for unnecessary nerfs, also Vader needs a serious buff if this is how anakin is going to be portrayed

    It has been established that Anakin would have been a much more powerful Force and lightsaber-user withoutthe suit. It makes sense that he is stronger than Vader, since the Vader's suit is very detrimental to his abilities.

    False. All of it.

    Not all false, Anakin is able to use the force easier than vader and be more agile, who knows maybe vader could be able to take anakin in a 1v1
  • Wolfman91
    670 posts Member
    edited February 22
    Well, sounds like he'll be veeerrry powerful. That's ok, but I'm afraid that in comparison to him, characters like Luke and Obi-Wan will look more like reinforcements, not heroes. They'll need some tweaks for sure.
  • il96
    584 posts Member
    Just thinking of potential combos on DS Saber heroes..

    A successful Pull Dominance should allow the following; 70 on pull, quick saber hit 140 as they stand up into Passionate Strike when they block 180 + Heroic Impact to fling them away 100... 490! which can also be boosted with Star Cards.

    Essentially any DS blaster hero is dead upon engagement. Nothing will make my happier to pull a Bossk or Boba into certain death.
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  • [G] I expected someone with your reputation to be a little... older.
    [A] General Grievous. You're shorter than I expected
    .

    The best voice lines ever!!!

    But just to be rigorous, the exact Grievous line is:

    "I was expecting someone with your reputation to be a little... older."
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