You Build the Character #31 - Darth Bane

This contest is now closed.

Hi everyone, and welcome back to You Build the Character. This month we tackle a man who's come a long way - from an offhand reference by George Lucas, to a comic series, to his own trilogy of novels that make him the Sith's own Chosen One. Not bad for a dude rocking the bald head and eyeliner look. I am, of course, talking about Darth Bane. You have until 11.59pm (PDT) on Thursday 5 July to post your RPG stats, and any notes you want to post explaining your decisions. Once submissions have closed, all forum members will have until 11.59pm (PDT) on Thursday 19 July to vote for their favourite. Whichever build receives the most votes will win.

The prize for winning is having your stats enshrined in the YBtC Hall of Fame, as well as the bragging rights.

The following rules apply to all submissions:

  1. All builds must be created according to RAW, with no house rules (no single Athletics skill, no bonus feats for bloodlines etc).

  2. You may use "unlimited" point buy for Bane's ability scores, provided each score is between 3 and 18 at first level (before racial and age adjustments).

  3. You are free to use material from all official Saga Edition books, up to and including The Unknown Regions.

  4. Your stats may represent Darth Bane at any point during his life, or serve as an overall interpretation of the character as a whole. You may even include multiple stats to represent multiple points in time, provided they are all different level versions of the same build (ie no swapping out talents or feats).

  5. Darth Bane is a Human, and as such uses the Human species traits provided on page 23 of the core rulebook.

  6. You may change your stats at any point up until submissions close, at which point any edited stats will be disqualified.


Have fun everyone, and may the Force be with you. Smile

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Love Darth Bane. I know you've probably answered this before, but how do I add my contest win to the bottum of my posts?
Love Darth Bane. I know you've probably answered this before, but how do I add my contest win to the bottum of my posts?

Click on Preferences/Forum Preferences on the top-left of the page (below the Home|Profile|Inbox bar and above the forum path). This will take you to a page with a section to create a signature. To include a link, you'll need to create the link in a post, then click the 'HTML' button and copy the code into your signature.

Hope that helps. Smile 
Josh Cheesman - journalist and Star Wars fan. Visit the YBtC Hall of Fame to see the winners of the Praxeum's regular You Build the Character competitions. Need roleplaying stats for a miniature you're using in your Star Wars game? Try the [Saga] Star Wars Miniatures RPG Stats thread. Check out the The Great Mess Hall Food Fight, the Star Wars thread that can't be derailed. Any and all discussions welcome! I never listen to the Order 66 Podcast.
Here's an interesting fact:

Of all the statblocks made in the books, Darth Bane has the highest point-buy ever used: a whopping 78-point buy! (Threats of the Galaxy page 85.)

I'm not suggesting you use that insane point-buy. It's just an observation. The second-highest is Darth Nihilus at 57 point-buy (KOTOR page 160)




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Love Darth Bane. I know you've probably answered this before, but how do I add my contest win to the bottum of my posts?


At the risk of insulting your coding savvy, here's a template you can use—just click "Quote" at the top of my post as if you're replying to me, and then copy the text below.

Winner of You Build the Character #27 - Cad Bane

Then follow Jedi_Comedian's instructions (Preferences link on the top left of any the Thread page—doesn't show up when you're replying to a post) and paste the text, substituting your own text and URLs.
I never listen to the Order 66 Podcast. Winner of You Build the Character #27 - Cad Bane
 

Oh. Yeah. Finally the Sith'ari. Now if I can just get my hands on Dynasty of Evil in time....
Yes, I know I misspelled "Jensaarai".
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Darth Bane
Darth Bane, Dark Lord of the Sith (as of the end of Path of Destruction) CL 16
Medium Adult Male Human Scoundrel 1/ Soldier 3/ Jedi 5/ Jedi Knight 1/ Sith Apprentice 4/ Sith Lord 2
Destiny* 5; Force 7, Strong in the Force; Dark Side 18
Init +14; Senses Perception +17
Languages Basic, Bocce, Sith
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Defenses Ref 31 (Flat-footed 30), Fort 33, Will 34; Block, Deflect, Soresu
hp 186; Threshold 33
Immune Fear effects
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Speed 6 Squares
Melee Unarmed +18 (1d4+11) or
Melee Duelling Lightsabre +19 (2d8+14) or
Melee Duelling Lightsabre +23 (2d8+22) with Powerful Charge
Base Atk +15; Grp +18
Atk Options Bantha Rush, Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Powerful Charge
Special Actions Battle Analysis, Djem So, Equilibrium, Power of the Dark Side, RiposteKotOR, Soresu, Temptation
Force Powers Known (Use the Force +21): Dark Rage, Falling AvalancheJATM, Force Grip, Force Lightning (2), Force ShieldtFU/LE, Force Slam, Move Object, Rebuke, Surge
Force Secrets Devastating Power
Force Techniques Improved Dark RagetFU, Improved Force LightningtFU
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Abilities Str 17, Dex 13, Con 17, Int 15, Wis 18, Cha 16
Special Qualities Fearless, Temptation
Talents Battle Analysis, Block, Dark Healing, Deflect, Djem So, Equilibrium, Force Deception, Power of the Dark Side, RiposteKotOR, Stolen Form (Soresu)TotG
Feats Armour Proficiency (Light), Bantha Rush, Force Sensitivity, Force Training (2), Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Powerful Charge, Skill Focus (Use the Force), Strong in the Force, Weapon Focus (Lightsabres), Weapon Proficiency (Lightsabres, Pistols, Rifles, Simple Weapons)
Skills Deception +16, Initiative +14, Knowledge (Galactic Lore) +15, Knowledge (Tactics) +15, Perception +17, Persuasion +16, Use the Force +21 (may substitute for Deception checks)
Possessions Commlink, Lightsabre Energy Cell, Red-bladed Duelling LightsabreJATM (self-built with blade lock)JATM, Sith Robes, Valcyn
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*Darth Bane is considered to have fulfilled the Corruption (+1 bonus to Wisdom and Charisma), Discovery (+1 bonus to all Defences) and Destruction (+2 bonus to Constitution) destinies.

Character Notes
This is going to be (relatively) brief for a few reasons:
1) It's late at night
2) I made these a long time ago, so the following is based on some admittedly hazy memories.

Point Buy 38 - as the BBEG (or heroic equivalent), he gets the highest point buy I'm willing to assign to a character.
Classes Scoundrel reflects his time as a miner, but is primarily there to gain access to skills he needs later on (including deception, perception and persuasion which he certainly used on Apatros during his time playing sabacc). Soldier reflects his time as a member of the Gloom Walkers and his initial military training before being recognised by Kopecz as a potential Sith Lord. Jedi reflects his time at the Korriban Academy as a large proportion of the Brotherhood's trainers were fallen Jedi/ had Jedi training that they would have passed on. Jedi Knight may be controversial, but IMHO, the Brotherhood weren't training true Sith and more Dark Jedi given their beliefs which Bane was first exposed to. Sith Apprentice and Sith Lord round out Darth Bane as he discovered how the Brotherhood had fallen from the true path of the Sith - only he developed the knowledge truly necessary to become a Sith.
Talents Power of the Dark Side is no brainer and actually was earned in his scoundrel level and the various duelling feats (Block, Deflect, Riposte, Djem So, Soresu) reflect his mastery of the lightsabre - Djem So he was certainly trained in and by Rule of Two he was also using Soresu, though I feel he was using this against Sirak (he definitely was using Soresu by Dynasty of Evil, managing to avoid getting hit by a single drop of rain using the sequences of the form). Dark Healing reflects his time on Ambria when he used it to limit the effects of Synox by 'draining the health' of a father and children team of salvagers. Equilibrium reflects Bane's sheer stamina and his ability to shrug off incredible amounts of damage in pursuit of his goals (resisting the following problems: hunger during his exploration of the Korriban temples, synox poisoning long enough to find a cure, the aftershocks of the thought bomb that were causing significant pain, orbalisk poisoning, etc.).
Force Deception may seem out of place, given that he is already trained in Deception, but doing so grants an increased chance of success and also shows that Bane layered his considerable skills in deceiving his opponents with Force techniques.
Block and Deflect are no brainers, but I decided to give Darth Bane Riposte rather than Redirect Shot for two reasons: 1) Throughout the Darth Bane Triliogy, I cannot find a single definitive example of an occasion when he returned blaster shots to their sources (deflected yes, but not returned) 2) He was a very formidable duellist and Riposte makes much more sense IMHO
Feats Nothing overly special here, but as his lightsabre form was renowned for brutality and strength he has feats to maximise this (Bantha Rush, Power Attack, Powerful Charge - his use of Powerful Charge is especially obvious when he has his orbalisk armour). Strong in the Force is there to reflect his nature as the Sith'ari.
Force Abilities Everything here is what I feel Darth Bane used/uses during the course of Path of Destruction. In particular, he is known to have a special affinity for Force Lightning, so he also has a Force technique to enhance it. As he remains in control of himself as he draws on the Dark Side of the Force, Improved Dark Rage reflects this aspect of his ability. Devastating Power is simply to demonstrate his extreme power in the Force that even other members of the Brotherhood feared.
Destinies Corruption is for falling completely to the Dark Side when he murdered Sirak, Discovery is for finding Darth Revan's Holocron and the realisation that the Brotherhood was an abomination of what the Sith stood for and Destruction is for his successful annihilation of the Brotherhood of Darkness through his tactical prowess.

BTW: I know he didn't build his duelling lightsabre, as it was a gift from Kas'im (and was originally Kas'im's Master's sabre) - I don't think it's unreasonable to assume that he replaced the crystal and attuned himself to it, so that's why it mentions the self-built section.



Darth Bane, Dark Lord of the Sith (as of the end of Rule of Two) CL 18
Medium Adult Male Human Scoundrel 1/ Soldier 3/ Jedi 5/ Jedi Knight 1/ Sith Apprentice 5/ Sith Lord 3
Destiny* 5; Force 8, Strong in the Force; Dark Side 18
Init +15; Senses Perception +18
Languages Basic, Bocce, Sith
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Defenses Ref 33 (Flat-footed 32), Fort 35, Will 36; Block, Deflect, Soresu
hp 208; DR 10 (applies to lightsabres); Threshold 35
Immune Fear effects
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Speed 6 Squares
Melee Unarmed +20 (1d4+12) or
Melee Duelling Lightsabre +21 (2d8+17) or
Melee Duelling Lightsabre +25 (2d8+26) with Powerful Charge
Base Atk +17; Grp +20
Atk Options Bantha Rush, Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Powerful Charge
Special Actions Battle Analysis, Djem So, Equilibrium, Improved Dark Healing, Power of the Dark Side, RiposteKotOR, Soresu, Temptation
Force Powers Known (Use the Force +22): Circle of ShelterJATM, Crucitorn, Dark Rage, Falling AvalancheJATM, Force Grip, Force Lightning (3), Force ShieldtFU/LE, Force Slam (2), Move Object, Rebuke, RepulsetFU, Surge
Force Secrets Corrupted PowertFU, Devastating Power
Force Techniques Improved Dark RagetFU, Improved Force LightningtFU
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Abilities Str 17, Dex 13, Con 17, Int 15, Wis 18, Cha 16
Special Qualities Fearless, Temptation
Talents Battle Analysis, Block, Dark Healing, Deflect, Djem So, Equilibrium, Force Deception, Improved Dark Healing, Power of the Dark Side, RiposteKotOR, Stolen Form (Soresu)TotG, Weapon Specialisation (Lightsabres)
Feats Armour Proficiency (Light), Bantha Rush, Force Sensitivity, Force Training (3), Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Powerful Charge, Skill Focus (Use the Force), Strong in the Force, Weapon Focus (Lightsabres), Weapon Proficiency (Lightsabres, Pistols, Rifles, Simple Weapons)
Skills Deception +17, Initiative +15, Knowledge (Galactic Lore) +16, Knowledge (Tactics) +16, Perception +18, Persuasion +17, Use the Force +22 (may substitute for Deception checks)
Possessions Commlink, Lightsabre Energy Cell, Mystic, Orbalisk ArmourTotG, Red-bladed Duelling LightsabreJATM (self-built with blade lock)JATM, Sith Robes
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*Darth Bane is considered to have fulfilled the Corruption (+1 bonus to Wisdom and Charisma), Discovery (+1 bonus to all Defences) and Destruction (+2 bonus to Constitution) destinies.

Character Notes
Darth Bane hasn't levelled as much in the intervening years - given his focus on training his apprentice, attempting to construct his own holocron and developing a network of contacts for information gathering. He has grown more powerful in the Dark Side of the Force (hence Force Training and Corrupted Power) while Improved Dark Healing is a buy in for a later ability he is known to use. Repulse is a power he often used by this point - against technobeasts, Jedi warriors and even Sith Assassins.



Darth Bane, Dark Lord of the Sith (as of Dynasty of Evil) CL 20
Medium Middle Age Male Human Scoundrel 1/ Soldier 3/ Jedi 5/ Jedi Knight 1/ Sith Apprentice 5/ Sith Lord 5
Destiny* 5; Force 8, Strong in the Force; Dark Side 20
Init +16; Senses Perception +20
Languages Basic, Bocce, High Galactic, Sith
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Defenses Ref 35 (Flat-footed 34), Fort 37, Will 39; Block, Deflect, Soresu
hp 230; Threshold 37
Immune Fear effects
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Speed 6 Squares
Melee Unarmed +22 (1d4+13) or
Melee Duelling Lightsabre +23 (2d8+18) or
Melee Duelling Lightsabre +27 (2d8+28) with Powerful Charge
Base Atk +19; Grp +22
Atk Options Bantha Rush, Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Powerful Charge
Special Actions Battle Analysis, Dark Healing FieldKotOR, Djem So, Equilibrium, Improved Dark Healing, Power of the Dark Side, RiposteKotOR, Soresu, Temptation
Force Powers Known (Use the Force +24): Circle of ShelterJATM, CrucitornJATM, Dark Rage, Falling Avalanche (2)JATM, Force Grip, Force Lightning (4), Force ShieldtFU/LE, Force Slam (2), Move Object, Rebuke (2), RepulsetFU, Surge
Force Secrets Corrupted PowertFU, Debilitating PowertFU, Devastating Power, Multitarget Power
Force Techniques Improved Dark RagetFU, Improved Force LightningtFU
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Abilities Str 16, Dex 12, Con 16, Int 16, Wis 20, Cha 18
Special Qualities Fearless, Temptation
Talents Battle Analysis, Block, Dark Healing, Dark Healing FieldKotOR, Deflect, Djem So, Equilibrium, Force Deception, Improved Dark Healing, Power of the Dark Side, RiposteKotOR, Stolen Form (Soresu)TotG, Weapon Specialisation (Lightsabres)
Feats Armour Proficiency (Light), Bantha Rush, Force Sensitivity, Force Training (3), Point Blank Shot, Power Attack, Powerful Charge, Skill Focus (Use the Force), Strong in the Force, Weapon Focus (Lightsabres), Weapon Proficiency (Lightsabres, Pistols, Rifles, Simple Weapons)
Skills Deception +19, Endurance +18, Initiative +16, Knowledge (Galactic Lore) +18, Knowledge (Tactics) +18, Perception +20, Persuasion +19, Use the Force +24 (may substitute for Deception checks)
Possessions Commlink, Lightsabre Energy Cell, Red-bladed Duelling LightsabreJATM (self-built with blade lock)JATM, Sith Robes, Triumph (Theta-class T-1 vessel)
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*Darth Bane is considered to have fulfilled the Corruption (+1 bonus to Wisdom and Charisma), Discovery (+1 bonus to all Defences) and Destruction (+2 bonus to Constitution) destinies.

Character Notes
Darth Bane at the height of his power. He has now reached middle age, but his physical form is still formidable and his cognitive abilities continue to grow more so. Given the copious amount he used it, he now has 4 instances of Force Lightning. Further, Dark Healing Field is here to represent what he did to Darth Andeddu's cultists on the rooftop landing platform.

I know retraining is not allowed, but were it to be so - Dark Healing Field would be replaced with Transfer Essence after he mined Darth Andeddu's Holocron for that information as he attempted to use it, unsucessfully, against Darth Zannah.
In Threats of the Galaxy Orbalisk armor doesn't slow Bane's Speed, but the version presented in The Jedi Academy Training Manual would. Which version are we supposed to use? Academy came out later. 
In Threats of the Galaxy Orbalisk armor doesn't slow Bane's Speed, but the version presented in The Jedi Academy Training Manual would. Which version are we supposed to use? Academy came out later.

As both versions are legal, I'd imagine you can use either version as long as you mention which one you use.


I used the Threats of the Galaxy version, as I think that is the better of the two... though I don't like either. My own version is slightly modded to include a trait that 'Orbalisk armour' granted in Rule of Two:

Orbalisk Armour: When a host is covered in orbalisks, the creatures grant the Damage Reduction 10 and Fast Healing 10 special qualities to that individual. Unlike normal forms of Damage Reduction, the orbalisks’ protection applies even to lightsabres.
@Darth_Scorpion doesn't JATM say that with the help of a holocron a Force user can retrain a Force power or talent by swapping it for another talent or power?

you could say that Bane retrained Power of the darkside while on the ratka (spelling?) homeworld.   
That it does, but Power of the Dark Side was always intentionally my choice for Dessel's/ Darth Bane's first talent (regardless of class - in my version, that just happens to be scoundrel) as he always had an instinctive connection to the Dark Side of the Force.
I can't find anything in the rules that states a character's Dark Side Score must start at zero, which makes Power of the Dark Side a legitimate choice for a first level character.

The only retrained talent I would have done, as you mentioned using JATM rules, is a swap of Dark Healing Field for Transfer Essence after he used Darth Andeddu's holocron on his return from Prakith. Besides, from developer comments/ clarifications - you can still use any talent/ feat/ Force power/ ability/ artefact that increases your Dark Side Score by 1 even if that score has already reached its maximum (therefore Darth Bane can still make use of the Power of the Dark Side talent).
I'm sorry I miss spoke, I ment swap dark healing feild for transfer essence useing the JATM rules but under raw that would not work as dark healing feild is not a Force talent. 

 
Just to clarify a few points that have been raised...
 
In Threats of the Galaxy Orbalisk armor doesn't slow Bane's Speed, but the version presented in The Jedi Academy Training Manual would. Which version are we supposed to use? Academy came out later.

As both versions are legal, I'd imagine you can use either version as long as you mention which one you use.

Actually, I would say to use the version from JATM. The Orbalisk armour in TotG doesn't have a proper item listing, and so would be superceded by the newer version.

Retraining

Retraining using a holocron is legal in YBtC. The rule about "no swapping out talents or feats" is just to stop people making completely different builds for the same character. Since holocron retraining is codified in the rules, I see no problem wiht it being used (although like october_knight says, it only works with Force powers and Force talents).

Anyway, less than two weeks now until submissions for this contest close. 
Josh Cheesman - journalist and Star Wars fan. Visit the YBtC Hall of Fame to see the winners of the Praxeum's regular You Build the Character competitions. Need roleplaying stats for a miniature you're using in your Star Wars game? Try the [Saga] Star Wars Miniatures RPG Stats thread. Check out the The Great Mess Hall Food Fight, the Star Wars thread that can't be derailed. Any and all discussions welcome! I never listen to the Order 66 Podcast.
Ah - this'll mean I'll have to make at least one change to my entry (when I have time, I don't have much at the moment)...
Ah - this'll mean I'll have to make at least one change to my entry (when I have time, I don't have much at the moment)...

Sorry to cause you more work man.

Don't worry too much about making the changes though - if your entry wins, I'll just make the necesary adjustments when I enter it into the Hall of Fame.

(Note to everyone else: that's if DS wins. Wink
Josh Cheesman - journalist and Star Wars fan. Visit the YBtC Hall of Fame to see the winners of the Praxeum's regular You Build the Character competitions. Need roleplaying stats for a miniature you're using in your Star Wars game? Try the [Saga] Star Wars Miniatures RPG Stats thread. Check out the The Great Mess Hall Food Fight, the Star Wars thread that can't be derailed. Any and all discussions welcome! I never listen to the Order 66 Podcast.


"Don't try to sell me on your Jedi and your Republic, because that's exactly what it is: 
your Republic. You say the Sith only respect strength? Well, thats pretty much the way things are out here in the Rim, too. You look out for yourself, because no one else will. That's why the Sith keep finding new recruits willing to join them out here. People with nothing feel like they've got nothing to lose.
-Dessel

Dessel (as of the Battle of Phaseera)    CL 3
Medium Human soldier 3
Destiny 2; Force 5, Strong in the Force; Dark Side 8
Init +; Senses Perception +
Languages Basic
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Defenses Ref 16 (Flat-footed 15), Fort 17, Will 15
hp 42Threshold 17
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Speed 4 squares
Melee unarmed +7 (1d6+5) or
Melee vibro-blade +2 (2d6+5) or
Ranged blaster rifle +4 (3d8+1) or
Ranged disruptor pistol +4 (3d6+1)
Base Atk +3; Grp +7
Atk Options Martial Arts I
Force Powers Known (Use the Force +7): battle strike, dark rage, hatred
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Abilities Str 18, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 11, Wis 15, Cha 13
Talents Armored Defense, Melee Smash
Feats Armour Proficiency (light, medium), Force Sensitivity, Force Training (1), Martial Arts I, Strong in the Force, Weapon Proficiency (pistols, rifles, simple)
Skills Endurance +8, Initiative +7, Knowledge (Tactics) +6, Use the Force +7
Possessions blaster rifle, disruptor pistol, vibro-blade, battle armor, power pack, hip holster
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Destiny: Corruption.  Dessel's destiny is to fall to the Dark Side and join the Brotherhood of Darkness.






"Help me, Lord Bane."
"My name is Darth Bane."
-A Sith Warrior and Bane

Darth Bane (as of the end of Seventh Battle of Ruusan)    CL 15
Medium Human soldier 3/ Jedi 6/ Sith apprentice 4/ Sith Lord 2
Destiny 3; Force 7, Strong in the Force; Dark Side 19
Init +13; Senses Perception +11
Languages Basic, Sith
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Defenses Ref 29 (Flat-footed 28), Fort 32, Will 32; Block, Deflect
hp 162Threshold 32
Immune fear effects
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Speed 4 squares
Melee unarmed +19 (1d6+11) or
Melee duelling lightsaber +20 (2d8+13) or
Melee duelling lightsaber +20 (2d8+17) with both hands or
Melee dueling lightsaber +20 (3d8+13) with Mighty Swing or
Melee dueling lightsaber +20 (3d8+17) with Mighty Swing and both hands
Base Atk +15; Grp +19
Atk Options Power Attack, Martial Arts I, Mighty Swing
Special Actions Block, Deflect, Djem So, temptation
Force Powers Known (Use the Force +21): circle of shelter, battle strike (3), dark rage, hatred, kinectic combat, falling avalancheForce grip, Force lightning (2), Force shield, Force storm, move object, surge
Force Secrets Enlarged Power
Force Techniques Improved Dark Rage, Improved Force Storm
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Abilities Str 18, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 12, Wis 19, Cha 17
Special Qualities fearless, temptation
Talents Armored Defense, Block, Charm Beast, Deflect, Force Deception, Melee Smash, Stolen Form (Djem So), Weapon Specialization (lightsabers)
Feats Armour Proficiency (light, medium), Force Sensitivity, Force Training (3), Power Attack, Martial Arts I, Mighty Swing, Skill Focus (Use the Force), Strong in the Force, Weapon Focus (lightsabers), Weapon Proficiency (lightsabres, pistols, rifles, simple)
Skills Deception +15, Endurance +14, Initiative +13, Knowledge (Galactic Lore) +13, Knowledge (Tactics) +13, Use the Force +21 (may substitute for Deception checks)
Possessions duelling lightsaber (red standard synthetic crystal, blade lock), medium dark armor (Dark Side energy), Sith robes, Valcyn (T-class long range personal cruiser)
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Destiny Fufiled: Corruption. Darth Bane has completed the Corruption destiny by falling to the Dark Side and joining the Brotherhood of Darkness, giving him a +1 to Int and Dex.

Destiny Fufiled: Destruction. Darth Bane has completed the Destruction destiny by bringing about the destruction of the Brotherhood of Darkness, giving him a +1 to Cha.


"Equality is a lie…A myth to appease the masses. Simply look around and you will see the lie for what it is! There are those with power, those with the strength and will to lead. And there are those meant to follow—those incapable of anything but servitude and a meager, worthless existence. Equality is a perversion of the natural order!…It binds the strong to the weak. They become anchors that drag the exceptional down to mediocrity. Individuals destined and deserving of greatness have it denied them. They suffer for the sake of keeping them even with their inferiors. Equality is a chain, like obedience. Like fear or uncertainty or self doubt."
―Bane

Darth
 Bane (as of the Duel on Tython)    CL 18
Medium Human soldier 3/ Jedi 6/ Sith apprentice 5/ Sith Lord 4
Destiny 4; Force 9, Strong in the Force; Dark Side 20
Init +15; Senses Perception +13
Languages Basic, Sith
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Defenses Ref 32 (Flat-footed 31), Fort 35, Will 36; Block, Deflect
hp 192Threshold 35
Immune fear effects
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Speed 4 squares
Melee unarmed +22 (1d6+12) or
Melee duelling lightsaber +23 (2d8+14) or
Melee duelling lightsaber +23 (2d8+18) with both hands or
Melee dueling lightsaber +23 (3d8+14) with Mighty Swing or
Melee dueling lightsaber +23 (3d8+18) with Mighty Swing and both hands
Base Atk +18; Grp +22
Atk Options Power Attack, Martial Arts I, Mighty Swing
Special Actions Block, Deflect, Djem So, temptation
Force Powers Known (Use the Force +23): circle of shelter, battle strike (3), dark rage, hatred, kinectic combat, falling avalancheForce grip, Force lightning (2), Force slam, Force shield, Force storm, move object, repulse, sarlacc sweep, surge
Force Secrets Devastating Power, Enlarged Power, Multitarget Power
Force Techniques Improved Dark Rage, Improved Force Storm
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Abilities Str 18, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 13, Wis 20, Cha 19
Special Qualities fearless, temptation
Talents Armored Defense, Block, Charm Beast, Dark Scourge, Deflect, Force Deception, Lightsaber Throw, Melee Smash, Stolen Form (Djem So), Weapon Specialization (lightsabers)
Feats Armour Proficiency (light, medium, heavy), Force Sensitivity, Force Training (3), Power Attack, Martial Arts I, Mighty Swing, Skill Focus (Use the Force), Strong in the Force, Weapon Focus (lightsabers), Weapon Proficiency (lightsabres, pistols, rifles, simple)
Skills Deception +18, Endurance +16, Initiative +15,  Knowledge (Galactic Lore) +15, Knowledge (Tactics) +15, Use the Force +23 (may substitute for Deception checks)
Possessions duelling lightsaber (red standard synthetic crystal, blade lock), orbalisk armor, Sith robes, holocron of Belia Darzu, holocron of Freedon Nadd, various personal belongings
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Destiny Fufilled: Corruption. Darth Bane has completed the Corruption destiny by falling to the Dark Side and joining the Brotherhood of Darkness, giving him a +1 to Int and Dex.

Destiny Fufilled: Corruption. Darth Bane has again fufilled the Corruption by turning Zannah fully to the Dark Side, giving him a +1 to Int and Cha.

Destiny Fufilled: Destruction. Darth Bane has completed the Destruction destiny by bringing about the destruction of the Brotherhood of Darkness, giving him a +2 to Cha.




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"I have surpassed you, Bane. Now I am the Master."
"Then prove it."
―Zannah and Bane

Darth
 Bane (as of the Second Duel on Ambria)    CL 20
Medium middle aged Human soldier 4/ Jedi 6/ Sith apprentice 5/ Sith Lord 5
Destiny 2; Force 12, Strong in the Force; Dark Side 22
Init +16; Senses Perception +15
Languages Basic, Sith
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Defenses Ref 34 (Flat-footed 33), Fort 37, Will 38; Block, Deflect
hp 212Threshold 37
Immune fear effects
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Speed squares
Melee unarmed +24 (1d6+13) or
Melee duelling lightsaber +25 (2d8+15) or
Melee duelling lightsaber +25 (2d8+19) with both hands or
Melee dueling lightsaber +25 (3d8+15) with Mighty Swing or
Melee dueling lightsaber +25 (3d8+19) with Mighty Swing and both hands
Base Atk +20; Grp +24
Atk Options Power Attack, Martial Arts I, Mighty Swing
Special Actions Block, Deflect, Djem So, temptation
Force Powers Known (Use the Force +25): circle of shelter, battle strike (3), dark rage, hatred, kinectic combat, falling avalancheForce grip, Force lightning (3), Force slam, Force shield (2), Force storm, move object, repulse, sarlacc sweep, surge, vornskr's ferocity
Force Secrets Devastating Power, Corrupted Power, Enlarged Power, Holocron Loremaster, Multitarget Power
Force Techniques Improved Dark Rage, Improved Force Storm
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Abilities Str 17, Dex 12, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 22, Cha 20
Special Qualities fearless, temptation
Talents Armored Defense, Block, Charm Beast, Dark Scourge, Deflect, Force Deception, Lightsaber Throw, Melee Smash, Stolen Form (Djem So), Transfer Essence, Weapon Specialization (lightsabers)
Feats Armour Proficiency (light, medium, heavy), Force Boon, Force Sensitivity, Force Training (3), Power Attack, Martial Arts I, Mighty Swing, Skill Focus (Use the Force), Strong in the Force, Weapon Focus (lightsabers), Weapon Proficiency (lightsabres, pistols, rifles, simple)
Skills Deception +20, Endurance +16, Initiative +16, Knowledge (Bureacracy) +17, Knowledge (Galactic Lore) +17, Knowledge (Tactics) +17, Use the Force +25 (may substitute for Deception checks)
Possessions duelling lightsaber (red standard synthetic crystal, blade lock), Sith robes, Triumph (Theta-class T-1 vessel), various Sith artifacts, mansion, various personal belongings
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Destiny Fufiled: Corruption. Darth Bane has completed the Corruption destiny by falling to the Dark Side and joining the Brotherhood of Darkness, giving him a +1 to Int and Dex.

Destiny Fufilled: Corruption. Darth Bane has again fufilled the Corruption by turning Zannah fully to the Dark Side, giving him a +1 to Int and Cha.

Destiny Fufiled: Destruction. 
Darth Bane has completed the Destruction destiny by bringing about the destruction of the Brotherhood of Darkness, giving him a +2 to Cha.



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A couple of small point's JensaariWarrior: your final Darth Bane entry (as of the second duel on Ambria) has 7 levels of Sith Lord, when you can only have a maximum of 5. Also, he appears to have gained Deception as a trained skill (as of the seventh battle of Ruusan) but he has no access to that skill from the classes he's made from (only Noble, Scoundrel or Jedi [with the Dark Deception talent] have access to the Deception skill).
Ah, thank you. I had no idea there was a limit on the levels someone could take. And as for Deception, I believe Force Deception says something to the effect of "You are considered trained in Deception". I could be wrong though.
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A couple of small point's JensaariWarrior: your final Darth Bane entry (as of the second duel on Ambria) has 7 levels of Sith Lord, when you can only have a maximum of 5. Also, he appears to have gained Deception as a trained skill (as of the seventh battle of Ruusan) but he has no access to that skill from the classes he's made from (only Noble, Scoundrel or Jedi [with the Dark Deception talent] have access to the Deception skill).



It seems in the source books that if the Jedi or Sith character picks up a talent that allows a Use the Force to substitute a skill (for example, Force Perception or Force Deception), the statblock shows the character as having the skill with the UtF modifier. The best example I can think on the top of My head is Darth Krayt's statblock in the Legacy guide has Deception as a skill listed, even though it does not add up for his intelligence skill bonus or any Skill Training (Deception) listed.

So, it would not be 'incorrect' to have Deception listed in a character's statblock if they have Force Deception. 
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I vote for Darth_Scorpion's Darth Bane. Is that too many Darths in one breath?
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JensaariWarrior's build is exactly the way I would have built Bane (which is why I didn't enter one), so I vote for JensaariWarrior.
I vote for Darth_Scorpion.
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I cast my vote for JensaaraiWarrior, in particular the Dressel build.  It just seemed fun Smile.

For movie characters, I like to see someone that is not a main character:  Captain Panaka, Captain Typho, Sabe, Chancellor Valorum, Sebulba, General Rieekan, General Dodonna, General Madine, Bib Fortuna, etc. etc. 
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Was Kir Kanos or Carnor Jax ever done as YBTC challange? Crimson Empire III finished up not to long ago, and there is only a (kinda poor) version of Carnor Jax in the Jedi Academy Training Manual.

For the next EU challange, I think Kir Kanos would be neat.

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I vote for JensaariWarrior's buiild. Also, has their been a YBTC Jayden Korr yet? If not, I think that would be fun.

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I vote for Darth Scorpion.

I'd still like to to see "Battle Droids of the Separatist Army"! It'll be cool to see what new versions of classic droids people come up with.



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Annie (i.e. Anakin from TPM specifically), Old Ben Kenobi.

So, just to check, you want to redo Anakin and Obi-Wan?
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I vote for Darth Scorpion. 
I vote for JensaariWarrior. 
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Sorry Chosenjedi, but your vote was made after the deadline closed. As such, it can't been counted.

Anyway, the winner is... Darth_Scorpion! Congratulations DS, your entry will be added to the Hall of Fame. Feel free to add "Winner of You Build the Character #31" to your signature.

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