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"Padawan to Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker became a Jedi Knight during the Clone Wars. Secretly married to Padmé Amidala, he was the biological father of Leia and Luke."
— In-game Description

Anakin Skywalker is a Light Side hero for the Galactic Republic in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II.[1] He arrived on February 27, 2019, as part of The Chosen One Update.[2][3]

Overview Edit

As the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker is a powerhouse. A largely offensive hero, Anakin channels his emotions and inner conflict into his Force powers and abilities, and despite still being on the light side, Anakin can momentarily tap into the dark side.

Anakin's Passionate Strike ability deals high damage to the enemy hit by it. The Passionate Strike also breaks an enemy's guard, allowing Anakin to deal damage to lightsaber heroes blocking him.

Anakin brings enemies to him with his Pull Dominance, where enemies fall at his feet and take some damage, allowing Anakin to finish them off with his melee attacks.

Anakin unleashes a massive burst of power all around him in a circular radius with his Heroic Might ability. Anakin can charge up Heroic might with the more enemy players damage him (though Anakin also takes less damage while charging up Heroic Might), allowing Anakin to maximize his power and deal more damage to enemies within his large range.

Finally, Anakin taps slightly into the dark side with his unique, fourth ability: Retribution. When he and nearby allies take damage, Anakin's Retribution charges up. When Retribution is used, Anakin uses the Force to grasp and choke all enemies around him, dealing a high amount of damage to those caught in his punishing grip.

StatisticsEdit

Anakin Skywalker Health Statistics
Base Health 800
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Tenacious large Tenacious
Increases base health to
825 / 850 / 875 / 900
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Reprisal large Reprisal
Regain 20 health per trooper elimination
Regain 30 / 60 / 90 / 120 health per hero elimination
Health Regen Rate 50 health/sec
Max Health Regen 250
Regen Delay 4.5 sec
Anakin Skywalker Movement Statistics
Sprint Speed 8 meters/second
Maximum Jump Height 10 meters
Number of Dodges 2
Dodge Length 5.5 meters
Anakin Skywalker's Lightsaber
Weapon Image SWBFII Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber Icon
In-game Description Anakin's second lightsaber was constructed after the first battle of Geonosis where his first lightsaber was destroyed.
Damage 130
170 (Rear)
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Massive Strikes large Massive Strikes
Increases damage to:
135 / 140 / 145 / 150
175 / 180 / 185 / 190 (Rear)
Melee Attacks 12 swings possible
Blaster Deflections 31 deflections possible
Deflection Spread (angle multiplier) 0.3
Melee Deflections 10 melee deflections possible
Stamina Regen Delay 2 seconds
Stamina Regen Speed (from empty) 1.65 seconds

Abilities Edit

Ability Icon SWBFII Anakin Skywalker Ability Pull Dominance Icon
In-game Description Anakin pulls enemies in front of him to a center point, leaving them open for attacks.
Damage 120 (Non-heroes)
80 (Heroes)
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - All Of Them large All Of Them
Increases damage by 50 if a minimum number of enemies are affected.
Minimum number of enemies required:
5 / 4 / 3 / 2
Effect Knocks down opponents
Area of Effect 18 meters
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Attraction large Attraction
Increases range to:
20 / 21 / 22 / 23
Ability Cooldown 15 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Anakin Skywalker Ability Heroic Might Icon
In-game Description 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.
Damage 130 (Non-Heroes)
70 (Heroes)
+50 damage for every 50 damage Anakin absorbs
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Raw Strength large Raw Strength
Increases the base damage by:
20 / 30 / 40 / 50
Effect Grants 90% damage reduction to Anakin
Area of Effect Minimum: 10 meters
Maximum: 20 meters
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Control The Force large Control The Force
Increases the base radius by:
2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Ability Cooldown 18 seconds

Ability Icon SWBFII Anakin Skywalker Ability Passionate Strike Icon
In-game Description Anakin unleashes a heavy strike, breaking his opponent's guard and dealing high damage.
Damage Non-heroes: 125 (First strike), 250 (Second strike)
Heroes: 40 (First strike), 130 (Second strike)
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Pressure large Pressure
Increases second strike damage to:
260 / 270 / 280 / 290 (Non-heroes)
140 / 150 / 160 / 170 (Heroes)
Effect Damages through block
Ability Cooldown 13 seconds
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Fierce Fighter large Fierce Fighter
Reduces cooldown to:
12 / 11 / 10 / 9 sec

Ability Icon SWBFII Anakin Skywalker Ability Retribution Icon
In-game Description 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.
Damage Choke:
100/second (Non-heroes)
75/second (Heroes)
400 total damage (Non-heroes)
300 total damage (Heroes)
Push:
100 (Non-heroes)
75 (Heroes)
Effect Grants 90% damage reduction to Anakin, chokes and knocks down opponents
Area of Effect 15 meters
Ability Duration 4 seconds
Ability Cooldown Ability charges when Anakin or his allies near him are damaged. (1,500 Hit Points)

Star Cards Edit

Boost Cards Edit

SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Tenacious large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Massive Strikes large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Pressure large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Control The Force large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Reprisal large
Tenacious Massive Strikes Pressure Control The Force Reprisal
SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Fierce Fighter large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Attraction large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - Raw Strength large SWBFII DICE Boost Card Anakin Skywalker - All Of Them large
Fierce Fighter Attraction Raw Strength All Of Them

In-game Hints Edit

"Anakin Skywalker's ultimate ability RETRIBUTION charges up when friendly characters near him are defeated or damaged, as well as when he is injured."
— First hint
"Anakin Skywalker's PULL DOMINANCE can easily be combined with area of effect abilities from friendly characaters."
— Second hint
"Anakin Skywalker's HEROIC MIGHT can be held down to highly reduce damage and increase its final effect."
— Third hint

Appearances Edit

Victory Poses Edit

  • I Am Ready
  • I'll Take You Now
  • Onward
  • Brace

Quotes Edit

"This is where the fun begins."
— First emote
"You call this a diplomatic solution?"
— Second emote
"Obi-Wan's gonna kill me."
— Third emote
"A very wise Jedi once said, 'Nothing happens by accident.'"
— Fourth emote
"My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count!"
— Banter with Count Dooku
"General Grievous. You're shorter than I expected."
— Banter with General Grievous
"I will not give in to you. Ever!"
— Banter with Darth Vader

Trivia Edit

  • Anakin Skywalker is voiced by Matt Lanter, who previously voiced him in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series.
  • The Dark Side persona of Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader, is already playable in the game as a separate hero for the Galactic Empire despite being the same person.
    • It was at once believed by some that Vader's presence in the game meant that Anakin could not be in the game due to contradicting canon, but this theory was shot down by a developer.
  • Anakin Skywalker's attack animations were datamined from the game's files after the Battle of Geonosis Update and leaked by dataminers.
    • After the Darth Tyranus Update, more of Anakin's animations were also datamined, including updated attack animations and his front-end menu pose animations.
  • Anakin's emotes and their respective animations were also datamind prior to their official announcement. They were found to be called: "Fun Begins," "Diplomatic Solution," "ObiWanKill," and "A Wise Jedi."
  • Anakin's ability names were also datamined prior to their official announcement. They were found to be called: "Retribution," "Pull Dominance," and "Heroic Impact."
  • Anakin has the same walking and jumping animation as Darth Vader.[4]
  • Anakin is one of the first heroes to have four abilities instead of just three.
  • He originally cost 35,000 credits to unlock but this cost was removed in the Capital Supremacy Update.
  • He was the first hero with temporary prices, his cost was 8,000/12,000 (dependent on era) Battle Points. However, this feature was removed in the Giants Above Kachirho Patch.

Updates Edit

Giants Above Kachirho Patch

  • Increased the recharge time of Heroic Might from 14 to 18 seconds
  • Reduced the friendly damage charge-up speed of Retribution from 2% per 100 damage to 1,33% per 100 damage
  • Reduced the Health Increased stats of the TENACIOUS Star Card from 50-100-150-200 to 25-50-75-100
  • Reduced Anakin's lightsaber damage from 140 to 130 points
  • Reduced Anakin's MASSIVE STRIKES Star Card bonus damage from 10-15-20-25 to 5-10-15-20
  • Delayed the effect of Retribution by 5 frames
  • Fixed an issue where damage from sources other than enemy players caused Anakin’s Retribution ability to charge up.
  • Anakin’s Retribution ability now has a maximum value increase per damage event.

Giants Above Kachirho Update

  • Reduced Anakin's Pull Dominance base range from 20 to 18 meters.
  • Reduced Anakin's Retribution range from 20 to 15 meters.
  • Removed the push effect from Anakin's Passionate Strike
  • Fixed an issue where Anakin's Retribution ability could be re-triggered too quickly, leading to unwanted cancelling.
  • Fixed an issue where Anakin's Lightsaber would occasionally turn off during Passionate Strike.
  • Anakin's deflect stamina has been reduced from 14 to 10 melee attacks.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Anakin Skywalker to get stuck during the Heroic Might ability animation, due to a bad connection with the server.
  • Fixed an issue where Anakin would not blink when performing an emote.
  • Fixed an issue where Anakin's eyelashes would stretch when performing the Grumpy Master emote.

Capital Supremacy Hotfix

  • Balanced damage and cooldown values for Anakin's abilities:
    • Reduced Retribution choke damage (86->75 points per second)
    • Reduced Retribution push damage (80->75 points per second)
    • Reduced Passionate Strike first damage (50->40)
    • Reduced Passionate Strike last damage (150->130)
    • Increased Passionate Strike cooldown (12->13)
    • Reduced Heroic Might base damage (100->70)

Capital Supremacy Update

  • Removed 35,000 Credit unlock cost
  • Improved the timing of Anakin's abilities, to allow for more timely attacks after an ability is performed.
  • Adjusted the button placement for Anakin's abilities to allow for more intuitive controls.
    • Left trigger - Pull Dominance
    • Middle trigger - Heroic Impact
    • Right trigger - Passionate strike
  • Fixed an issue where Anakin would be unable to attack or cast abilities if he was stunned by an ability while "Retribution" was active.
  • Edited the description text of Anakin's Heroic Impact ability for clarity.
  • Edited the description text of Anakin's Pressure Star Card for clarity.
  • Fixed various clipping issues with Anakin's Victory Poses.

The Chosen One Hotfix

  • Balanced Anakin Skywalker’s “Heroic Might” ability. The max radius of the ability is now locked to 20 meters and max base damage to 450 points.

The Chosen One Update

  • Added.

Gallery Edit

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