Preview Leaders & Troopers in Spark of Hope, New Booster for Destiny

Preview leaders & troopers in Spark of Hope, new Booster for Star Wars: Destiny from Fantasy Flight Games.

Spark of Hope continues the themes found in Convergence, while introducing new ways to defeat your opponents in Destiny’s epic duels. Look for diceless characters to fill out your team, a new form of Lightsaber mastery, and an emphasis on subtypes like Jedi, Sith, leaders, and troopers.

While regimes like the Empire and the First Order rally their troops around fear, rebels rally around their leaders and the purpose they provide to a galaxy in turmoil. During the darkest hour of the Resistance, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Spark of Hope, 75) provided a spark of hope to rebels on the run. In Star Wars: Destiny, Holdo can still provide that spark when all seems lost, allowing you to ready a vehicle after she is defeated, or playing one at a discounted cost with her special symbol. This can allow you to utilize new vehicles like the B-Wing (Spark of Hope, 86) to ignite the spark of hope and find victory with overwhelming firepower.

Holdo becomes even more valuable if she is equipped with the Admiral  (Spark of Hope, 136) title, an expensive upgrade that can see you activating your characters and vehicles multiple times a turn provided you roll its special symbol. While it is an expensive investment, You Are In Command Now (Spark of Hope, 132) provides a discount to these resource-heavy titles that can drastically shift the course of a game.

Holdo is a leader that stands out from the rest, willing to do whatever it takes to protect a small band of rebels from complete destruction. She even went so far as to perform a Lightspeed Assault (Spark of Hope, 81) to save the last remnants of the Resistance. This event requires great sacrifice, but a  Firm Resolve (Spark of Hope, 87) can ensure your band of heroes has a chance against overwhelming forces. With some clever setup, you may even be able to Take Control (Spark of Hope, 85) of an opponent’s vehicle and use that for your lightspeed assault, softening the blow to your own forces while dealing heavy damage to your opponent.

But what’s a leader without loyal troopers to follow them into battle? If it wasn’t for the skill and sacrifice of those on the front lines of the battlefield, there would be no victory. The Hoth Trooper  (Spark of Hope, 78) is one of the new diceless characters in Spark of Hope, but can still deal damage to your opponent every time they are activated. At five points, Hoth Troopers can fill out your team, and their resolve and a strong leader can push your team to victory.

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