Knights of Ren, happy mid week! This card comes from popular demand on our #Discord channel: https://discord.gg/8z5mKRB so lets take a look at Leia Organa.
1) Leia clocks in at 11HP for 12/16 points. Her die faces are: 1 Range Damage/2 Range Damage/ 2 Range Damage (pay 1 Resource)/ 1 Focus/ 1 Resource/ Blank. Her points put her in a place where in the current card pool, if you run her at Elite status, the other character on your team will likely be using 1 die. So this means you have to consider to run Leia at 2 dice and lead the charge or fill in the team points as a secondary character. With a larger card pool this will change, but we will address that when more cards are revealed. Right now Leia has a lot to offer her team in terms of reliable damage as well as abilities that will always be available unless her die is removed from the field. She is especially reliable with 50% of her die rolling damage. This is something to note since most characters have 1/3 of their die faces rolling damage. Leia can help make up for inconsistent damage rolls with not only her own die, but her special effect...
2) Leia's special effect is " Action - Remove this die to reroll up to 2 of your dice." This effect is very powerful because no matter what you roll, it is always available to be used. Players who don't know Leia well often overlook the fact that a blank die face is still useful for you because of her effect. It's not uncommon to load Leia up with blasters and pistols and when you get a bad roll, remove her die to fix your board state. She is also a prime target to roll early in the round because opponents will usually see damage on her roll and have to commit to removing her dice or you can start to deal decent damage quickly. And even if you don't roll damage on her die, between the 1 focus and her special effect, you will usually be able to get the die faces you're looking for on any given turn.
3) Leia offers a lot with her card and die, but currently needs some more characters and support to shine. Her options are limited right now and so she suffers in comparison to a Jango/Kylo deck for damage output. The current card pool of characters leaves some uneven gaps in the 30 point team comp. She is usually 1-2 points over a 2x2 team build or there are extra 3-5 points unused. As the game goes on and more cards are revealed, I sincerely believe Leia will be a viable choice for Red deck characters. But right now I feel she is going to be hard to fit into a team able to fight against the more dominant decks on TTS at the moment.
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