Let's take an example squad with Jonas (could be one of many squads, it's for emphasizing the point)
Total Squad Points: 99
Pilot: Tempest Squadron Pilot
Tie Advanced (21)
Pilot: Krassis Trelix
- Heavy Laser Cannon (7)
- Advanced Proton Torpedoes (6)
- Slave-1 (0)
Pilot: Colonel Jonas
Tie Bomber (22)
With Jonas set up as he is, he can allow Trellix to reroll both HLC dice, which synergies with Trellix own ability. He can help with Trellix Advanced Proton Torpedoes by allowing rerolls and he can help the tempest pilot by providing rerolls on the missiles. He can also give the other two pilots an extra action.
Let's use Tempest Squadron as an example.
Tempest Squadron moves and Target Locks an X-Wing. Jonas moves and gives a focus action to Tempest via Squad Leader.
Tempest fires it's CM at the X-Wing. The first missile rolls "hit" and two blanks. Jonas allows two dice to be rerolled, so the two blanks, they come up 2 hits, so missile one has three hits now instead of one. X-wing evades one with defense dice. 2 shields down.
Tempest rolls for CM 2, scores 1 focus a crit and a miss. Jonas allows the rerolls, tempest rerolls the miss and gets a focus. So far only one hit. Now tempest uses his focus (given by Jonas for squad leader) to get 2 hits and a crit. The X-wing evades one hit with defense dice. One hull point is lost and a second is lost plus a crit. The crit turns out to be double damage. Dead X-Wing.
Without Jonas, the Tempest would have scored only one hit for CM 1 and no damage and 1 crit for CM 2 and no resulting damage.
That is how useful Jonas is :-)
With Trellix he's even better.
Edited by Englishpete, 05 September 2013 - 11:58 AM.