Super Battle Droid #2
Guest Reviewer: Jason
ATTACKTIX CLASS: Trooper
STAR WARS CLASS: Droid Army
POINT VALUE: 20
SPECIAL POWER: Attackback (Droid Army)
SPECIAL POWER RATIO: 6/26 (23%)
ATTACK TYPE: Shooter (Small Missile)
The only thing the Super Battle Droid has in common with the regular Battle Droid is his name. In all other ways, he is vastly superior. First of all, he has a much larger base, allowing for better defense. In fact, only Mace Windu and a handful of 40 point figures have a larger base than the SBD. In addition to that, his head is part of his chest, making him a hard target to hit. In short, he is the best 20 point launcher in Series 1, in this reviewer's opinion.
Tips for attacking with Super Battle Droid:
The SBD is a tough little guy to bring down. Since his head is a part of his chest, he is shorter than a normal figure. He is also very smooth, allowing a lot of shots to glance off of his body.
Another key for the SBD is that his gun is on his left hand. This gives him some unique opportunities to shoot around other figures. You can place him next to a right-handed launcher, and then let them both hide behind a stronger figure, still allowing them both to shoot.
Because of these defensive abilities, the SBD is a good choice for a front line shooter. But since he has a small projectile, he will require some accurate shooting.
When firing with the SBD, be sure to stabilize his base with your non-shooting hand and aim for any extended body parts.
Tips for attacking Super Battle Droid:
Because of his previously mentioned strengths, the SBD can be a challenging opponent. Be sure not to aim too high, as shots can easily go over his head or just ricochet off of it.
His chest is the best target, and from close range it is a guaranteed take down.
From long range, a small projectile is able to bring him down, but it has to be a direct hit. His gun is a good target as well, and a direct hit there will nearly always finish him off.
The SBD is also good for defense. His large base can backup your figures, and his gun can rest against their backs, providing a great defensive boost.
Make sure he is teamed up with other Droid Army figures. Even though his special power is rare, it still has a legitimate possibility of happening. This means a free move and attack for any of your other Droid Army figures, including General Grievous. And any free attacks for Grievous are deadly to your opponent.