SWGoH New Character Proposal: Bossk

I’m excited about this character! Bossk is much needed in this game and should really add to a Bounty Hunter team – especially with a Jango Fett or Boba Fett Leadership ability. Check out the other posts of Jango Fett, Aurra Sing, and Hondo Ohnaka for comparison.

The following is paraphrased from Wookieepedia and Starwars.com Databank to give a little insight before I get into his move set:

Bossk was a fierce and skilled Trandoshan (reptile-like humanoid) bounty hunter and the son of Cradossk who was known for hunting Wookiees. During the Clone Wars, Bossk worked alongside fellow hunter Aurra Sing to mentor the orphaned Boba Fett. He was later one of the six hired bounty hunters trusted enough by Darth Vader himself to track down and capture the Millenium Falcon.

His favored weapon was his Relby-v10 micro grenade launcher. Based on a BlasTech Industries design, this weapon could carry up to 55 micro grenades, each with a blast radius of up to three meters. Since it also included a scope, Bossk could easily soften up targets with controlled explosive projectiles before capturing them. Bossk also carried standard blasters as well as heaver weapons like thermal detonators and flame throwers.”

It would make sense for Bossk to have synergy with Aurra Sing and/or Boba Fett specifically.

The following move set is either Omega’d or Zeta’d.

Bossk

Dark Side, Scoundrel, Bounty Hunter, Tank
Power: 8,500  Health: 22,000  Speed: 103  Max Damage: 2,650

Basic: Relby-v10 Micro Grenade Launcher
This attack has a 60% chance to inflict Tenacity Down for 2 turns. If this scores a Critical Hit, Bossk throws a Thermal Detonator at the target that will explode after 2 turns dealing 20% less damage.

Special: Trandoshan Scent   (Zeta)
Cooldown – 4
Select an enemy target to gain Taunt for 3 turns (This ignores Buff Immunity) and Bossk gains Taunt until that enemy is defeated or until Taunt is dispelled. In addition, if Bossk has full health, inflict Evasion Down on all enemies for 3 turns, otherwise Expose the target enemy along with another random enemy for 3 turns.

Unique: Thrill of the Hunt
Bossk gains Speed Up and Accuracy Up for 2 turns after attacking an enemy with a Thermal Detonator. In addition, if Bossk attacks an enemy that is suffering any negative status effects, he inflicts a Damage Over Time for 2 turns. If Bossk is Taunting, he recovers Health equal to 75% of the damage dealt by any enemy who suffers from Damage Over Time.

Move set explanations:

Basic: Relby-v10 Micro Grenade Launcher
The original text upon unlocking him reads: “This attack has a 45% chance to inflict Tenacity Down for 2 turns. If this scores a Critical Hit, Bossk throws a Thermal Detonator at the target that will explode after 2 turns dealing 45% less damage.”

Ability Level Bonus
2 +5% Damage
3 +10% Damage
4 +10% Tenacity Down Chance
5 -10% Damage Penalty
6 +15% Tenacity Down Chance
7 -15% Damage Penalty
8 +15% Damage

The animation on this could be cool. He shoots a grenade or two at the target enemy that shows a fiery explosion followed by a pillar of heavy smoke dissipating in the air after impact.

 

Special: Trandoshan Scent
The original text reads: “A random enemy that isn’t taunting gains Taunt for 1 turn and Bossk gains Taunt until that enemy is defeated or until Taunt is dispelled (on either character). In addition, if Bossk has full health, inflict Evasion Down on all enemies for 1 turn, otherwise Expose the target enemy for 1 turn.”

Ability Level Bonus
2 Evasion Down Duration + 1
3 Taunt Duration + 1
4 This ability ignores Buff Immunity on target enemies
5 Expose Duration + 1
6 Taunt Duration + 1
7 Another random enemy will become Exposed for 3 turns
8 (Zeta: Cooldown – 1. Select a target enemy to gain Taunt for 3 turns. Evasion Down Duration + 1. Expose Duration + 1.)

I like his special because it allows him, a Bounty Hunting lizard with a good sense of smell and talent for tracking down his victims, to make any enemy taunt so that his allies can attack who he picks out. I think the animation could be fun. It starts off with him sniffing around for one second then simultaneously growls and points one finger at the target enemy to gain taunt as well as taunting himself. At the same time, either Evasion Down or Expose is inflicted to other enemies based on the circumstances. I think this perfectly matches the episode where it shows other Trandoshan warriors track down Ahsoka Tano, Chewbacca, and the other Jedi during the hunt, so why couldn’t Bossk have an ability like this?

This attack also goes hand in hand with his Unique which allows him to gain health with his taunt. I also think that the Bounty Hunters are desperate for a taunter and Bossk would be the best for the job seeing as he has hard scaly skin, armor, and animalistic tenacity.

Unique: Thrill of the Hunt
The original text reads: “Bossk gains Speed Up and Accuracy Up for 1 turn after attacking an enemy with a Thermal Detonator. In addition, if Bossk attacks an enemy that is suffering any negative status effects, he inflicts a Damage Over Time for 1 turn. If Bossk is Taunting, he recovers Health equal to 15% of the damage dealt by any enemy who suffers from Damage Over Time.”

Ability Level Bonus
2 +5% Heal
3 +15% Heal
4 Speed Up Duration + 1
5 Damage Over Time Duration + 1
7 +15% Heal
8 (Omega) +25% Heal

The 1st and 2nd sentences are pretty simple to understand. The 3rd sentence means he simply heals equal to the damage done to an enemy suffering from DoT. For example, let’s say the round starts and Bossk has “Thrill of the Hunt” Omega’d. Boba Fett on my team goes first and does his AoE inflicting Damage Over Time for 2 turns on all 5 enemies (who are: Yoda lead, QGJ, Anakin, Ahsoka, and Mace Windu). Let’s say Yoda and QGJ go, but don’t hurt Bossk and don’t cleanse or raise Tenacity, then finally Bossk goes and he is Zeta’d (even though it really doesn’t matter if he is or not) and does his special “Trandoshan Scent” and selects an enemy to Taunt.  Bossk then taunts and inflicts Evasion Down on all enemies for 3 turns. Now let’s say Anakin goes and suffers 1,000 damage from his DoT. Bossk then recovers 75% of 1,000 which equals 750 Health recovered. Anakin then does his AoE and does massive damage to everyone. Then Ahsoka goes and suffers 700 damage from the DoT. Bossk then recovers 525 Health (75%). So as you can see, DoT can be very important for Bossk. This puts Bossk up there with the best taunters of Stormtrooper Han, Shoretrooper, Baze Malbus, Sith Trooper, Royal Guard and Sun Fac. Also keep in mind that this move has weaknesses. Healing Immunity can be a big detriment as well as Ability Block, Stun, Shock, etc. However, maybe a Shock would be nice because he could still make an enemy Taunt without him having to, haha. Also notice that his Speed is very low so it will take a while for him to get it off unless he’s well moded with Speed. That’s why it could be fun if he gains Speed Up (and Accuracy) for 2 turns if he attacks someone with a Thermal Detonator.

4 Comments on "SWGoH New Character Proposal: Bossk"

  1. Caracter proposal sux | April 25, 2017 at 8:19 am | Reply

    Who cares about caracter proposal? I’m almost stopping come here besause of this BS.

    • Sorry to hear that – I think it is a nice change from the standard content. Kind of a “what if” for the game.

    • If you want to offer actual solutions over just complaining, I am all ears on what you would like to see.

  2. I haven’t encountered many character proposition threads, but most of the ones I have come across are short lists of names.

    Frankly, I’ve only seen one other post that included the amount of character detail and game speak that your proposal has. Get this. It was for a squadron proposal…Uh, yeah. Like yours, I didn’t read it all. Sorry.

    Anyhow, your proposal shows you know how to speak the language of SWGOH, and hints at the amount of time you spent conceptualizing your character. Instead of reworking and rewriting your proposed character, which I think may have been memorized by now, I think your efforts with this proposal might be better spent by developing character imagery and employing better page formatting.

    Have you thought about creating a character webpage to present your character proposal? I think building a webpage that has the appearance of a real character web page from EA/Capital Games would help your proposed character appear authentic.

    Good luck on this project. I hope it becomes real for you.

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