To evade or focus
Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:36 PM
I usually only take an evade action if I'm using the falcon and I already have a focus lined up for shooting. Are they more worthwhile than that? Do other people use the evade action? I think that with three dice, it's always worth taking focus, especially because it can be used for attacking and defending.
Posted 09 November 2013 - 04:40 PM
Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:03 PM
most of the time i use focus. imperial squads tend to concentrate firing arcs on a single target where possible. focus fire ensures u get the best opportunity to get in some early hits.
i really think this is still quite an unknown in x-wing. i guess u evade with ur guys u really want kept on the table the most? howlrunner for example. iv always thought PTL on howlrunner would be a good idea as she can focus and evade for defense in the same round although i rarely see this combo used.
wave 3 has made doubling up focus actions in the same turn easier to achieve which is quite powerful - recon specialist, kyle katahn.
"There will be a substantial reward for anyone who finds the Millenium Falcon. You are free to use whatever means necessary, but I want them alive. No disintegration!".
Posted 09 November 2013 - 05:34 PM
I've done the math, actually.
If you are rolling 4 dice or more, a defensive Focus is better
If you are rolling 3 dice or fewer, Evade all day.
The only times in which Evade are better than Focus at 4 or more dice are when you need to block 1 more damage than you have dice, or when you need to block exactly 1 damage.
Of course, this ignores abilities that would prevent you from using specific tokens or using dice to cancel (Looking at you, Ten, Carnor, and Autoblaster!). Even at 4 dice, blocking 2, 3, and 4 damage are all likelier with Focus than with Evade (though, admittedly, not by much. A 5% greater chance of blocking exactly 3 damage was the largest difference).