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  1. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I've always assumed Han ignores Blinded, Midnight, and, well, everything else. I don't necessarily like it, but "other game effects" seems largely clear to me. It's basically everything.
  2. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    @Tlfj200 I think you've been running a Vader/Hask/Striker/Vermeil list, right? In Extended, I've been playing around with variants of 3 Interceptors and Vermeil. I can attest that that level of offense makes stuff really nervous and sad. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see that working in Hyperspace.
  3. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I think it makes sense to categorize broad openings, but you can't get too specific. Lots of ships move differently, and must be coordinated in different ways. Consequently, each squad likely has different specific openings it is good at or less good at. I suspect it's not discussed as much because a.) It's hard to talk about, and b.) Once you play enough to figure out good openings, you want to keep that information for yourself.
  4. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Yeah, I spent some time trying to figure out the torrent, and it definitely came down to price. The ship has bad raw stats and a real bad dial, so efficiency is literally the only thing it can do. I seriously think it starts looking interesting at Academy Pilot points for the I2 pilot. The dial pretty heavily informs it's usage, which I think means you have to leverage the slow moves to keep them on target and occupy space consistently. They build a line that the fast and maneuverable Jedi fighters can move around. That's all theory, of course, and it's definitely an open question as to how much the dial downgrade is worth. I could see using 3 of these with 2 Jedi aces instead of a 3rd ace.
  5. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I'm in the position that I've never won anything big, and I want to, but I was also always was flying my own thing. I always wondered if results would have been different if I played meta lists I didn't enjoy, but at the same time, I enjoyed every big and small tournament I played in, even the competitive events in the worst of 1.0 ****.
  6. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Looks like it's about to "Give him the Clamps!"
  7. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    That's what I thought. Decimator being next was a hard blow. Bomber or Lambda is one thing, because that would just check off a movie ship. Decimator is as good as no progress toward Interceptors, because it shows movie ships aren't a priority.
  8. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    *looks at TIE Interceptors longingly
  9. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I think the draw of 5th Brother for RAC is that RAC's ability is just kinda bad. So you get to make it work if you have the target in arc AND you took a reinforce action AND put the reinforce in the right spot. (Tua makes it easier, but also stresses you). Then and only then do you get RAC's ability to trigger. 5th Bro just says "it works". The only requirement is to have something in arc. If you're not getting shot at, you just Lock for double modded shots. If you're getting shot at you Reinforce and don't worry about putting the reinforce in the right place vs putting it in a place to trigger RAC's ability. You're basically just not using his ability at that point, but he's still I5 and there will be a few times where you can use both.
  10. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Yeah, I think Backdraft's primary selling point is that he doesn't need Gunner to get 3 red dice.
  11. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    He flew BB8 Poe. Understandable confusion.
  12. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Bring friends.
  13. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    For 0 points, they don't have to be that common. The main usefulness is being a backstop against alpha strikes. If you never hit alpha strikes, that's totally cool, right? No points spent anyway.
  14. Biophysical

    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I know you're sort of joking here, but it's not that hard to make the right decisions on taking a Jamming shot or not. I don't even think you even have to search for weird edge cases. The main question you worry about for using Jamming Beam is: "Do I have a ship likely to take meaningfully reduced damage if I use Jamming Beam vs my normal attack?" For a ship at Range 1 of its attacker, if you can jam off a lock or focus from the attacker, you're probably saving a point of damage. If that point matters to you more than doing a point or two of damage with primaries, then Jamming Beam is a good call. There are also offensive uses against reinforcing stuff, sure, but I think the main use will be preserving your squishier elements in bad situations.
  15. You almost never see Serissu. She might be more meta relevant someday, and she might be fine, but she's not a commonly taken cannon carrier.
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