|Commander Cody during the Clone Wars.|
|Aiding his allies is Cody's specialty.|
Here, Cody has a number of abilities that allow him to heal his allies and expose weaknesses in enemies for his allies to use to their advantage. He also has the ability to direct a nearby ally to attack, whether it be a ranged basic attack or a melee basic attack. One of the things that the Essentials did was make the Warlord abilities more useful; the basic attack of several of the Essentials character classes are more useful than they had been in original PHB classes (i.e. the slayer fighter). Thus, Cody's ability to direct his allies attacks have more utility than they would have in an earlier version of the game.