I've been thinking about a variation of the Super Dash & Corran Horn (R2D2+VI+FCS) build, using Etahn A’baht instead. Apparently Etahn's ability comes after the Heavy Laser Cannon changes the dice, so the build goes something like this:
Dash Rendar (36)
- Lone Wolf (2)
- Heavy Laser Cannon (7)
- Recon Specialist (3)
- Outrider (5)
- Engine Upgrade (4)
Etahn A’baht (32)
- R2-D2 (4)
- Elusiveness (2)
- Sensor Jammer (4)
The point here is to make Dash's offensive capabiities a tad stronger by creating synergy between Etahn A’baht's passive skill and Dash's HLC.
Etahn's upgrades also have in mind his survivability whenever he's attacked. Example: Etahn gets attacked > attacker rolls and then changes his dice > Etahn activates Elusiveness, gains 1 stress token > Etahn activates Sensor Jammer. Next Round: Etahn does a green maneuver to get rid of stress and is able to recover 1 shield with R2-D2.
- This doesn't seem bad on paper, but I'm afraid these pilots are somewhat vulnerable to enemy high PS pilots (Wedge, Soontir, Phantoms with VI, etc.) or up-and-coming meta pilots like Omega Leader.
- It is also a build highly dependant on good maneuvering and distance-finding to make use of it's abilities (ranging for Lone Wolf, HLC, Etahn...)
Slight variations of the build could possibly trade Lone Wolf from Dash to Predator, for 100 points, maybe? OR to create more chance of crits for HLC, Marksmanship (again, for 100 points)? Although Marksmanship is a bit counter-intuitive with Recon Specialist in the sense that you either Focus for an action or use Marksmanship...
Whats your feedback about this? Give me your thoughts, pros, cons.