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    Next Hyperspace monster? Briliant Luke

    Brilliant evasion would have to be free to be worth taking on Luke. When you factor in the stealth device as well you're talking about spending 9-10 points on a marginal increase in defence. There are better ways to build a tankier Luke (e.g. shields and regen) or you could just bid.
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    Wave 5 predictions!

    The Ark Angel .
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Armada and Imperial Assault have translucent regional dice this year, so there's a good chance the dice will be similar for X-Wing.
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    Its Here: Lanbo

    A wild space fringer with Bistan and Perceptive Co-pilot seems like a better option. It double taps and frees up points for Lando.
  5. I doubt it unfortunately. Imperials still have strong options that benefit from large bids. The costing of T-70s and the abilities that let them double reposition means this will probably be the case in hyperspace as well.
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    Supernatural Luke

    Supernatural is now costed on initiative and got a big hike for I5 and I6. Luke is at the price point where it might still be viable, but you have to compromise from what you had before.
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    More proof this game is dying

    Thread, let me learn you something big. It's all a troll, partner. Live free, don't join.
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    More proof this game is dying

    Some podcasts have been talking about it for a few weeks, but the system open this weekend and a few threads have made people more aware of it.
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    More proof this game is dying

    I'm impressed. You've managed to make a post worse than your original one. The game will be fine.
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    More proof this game is dying

    They nerfed Dash and made no change to the shuttle or scum Han.
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    He lost the Talent slot
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Supernatural 4/4/4/8/16/24/32 based on initiative.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    The amount they are used distorts the meta further in favour of high initiative pilots as they increase the chance of PS-killing lower initiative ships, which is way more important in second edition when defensive abilities are much weaker. On the other side, being high initiative gives you a better chance of avoiding that damage. The only low pilot skill ( < I5) ships that have been able to compete until now have very strong control elements/built in abilities. At the very least recosting them hurts the bid of high initiative squads.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    You said it yourself, they are far better than the alternatives. There's no reason to take the other torpedoes. You could drop the points of those, but given that proton torpedoes are the most used upgrade by a mile (way more than even S-Foils) they seem like a valid target.
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    2 more days!

    You are going to be unhappy. That's a very selective group of cards you listed and there's plenty of other things that are clearly undercosted. Proton torpedoes are the single most used card in the game (more so even than S-Foils!). In the past the devs haven't looked favourably on cards that are a no-brainer choice for an upgrade slot.
  16. Ran this last week, it seemed strong. Vennie (67) Trajectory Simulator (3) C-3PO (Resistance) (6) Rey (14) Proton Bombs (5) Seismic Charges (3) L’ulo L’ampar (38) Heroic (1) Nien Nunb (55) Heroic (1) Integrated S-Foils (0) Pattern Analyzer (5) Total: 198 View in Yet Another Squad Builder 2.0 There's room to play around with it to improve the bid a bit. Pattern analyzer on Vennie would be nice if I could fit it in.
  17. This is pretty interesting. Do you know if the builds changed or just the threat? I wonder if this reflects the upcoming points changes.
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    Putting a Face to the Name: Pilots

    Yeah, this thread is fantastic. Thanks for putting the work in OP.
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    Day 2 Coverage of the Mynock Open Starts at 10 am PACIFIC

    Are the final swiss standings for day 1 available?
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I think German nationals may have passed. Dutch nationals is the 17th and French nationals is the 24th of November.
  21. Seconding this. It makes the X-Wings a lot more fun to fly and includes a U-Wing which you don't have if you skipped wave 10. The 2.0 squadbuilder also revealed the existence of repackaged versions for second edition, which means this one may become unavailable sooner than the others (this is speculation on my part).
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    FSR is back in 2.0?

    Half points is also a thing to content with now. Part of the strength of the original was all of the ships surviving until the end with damage spread between them.
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    Will we get Yaddle?

    "my friend"
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    Playing with K-Wings in 2E

    Barrage rockets seem great on K-Wings, since they can leave their turret arcs set to the side for most the game. If I was going to be running Miranda in 2E I'd be starting with something like this: Miranda Doni — K-Wing 48 Barrage Rockets 6 Han Solo (Rebel) 12 Bomblet Generator 5 Advanced SLAM 3 Ship Total: 74 I think Han gunner is the only way to get an extra attack that also lets you fire a missile/torp, so Miranda can use her ability on her Han attack and fire missiles as normal. I guess I'd probably stick Sabine or Jyn on there too since they're so cheap.
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    Article: "Qualify for Worlds in Less Than Twelve Parsecs"

    For players in the UK the cost of going to worlds was already a huge barrier to participation. Our system open had 500 players this year and our regionals regularly exceed 100 people, so that barrier just got raised further relative to a lot of places where events aren't as large. I hope there are going to be a lot more of these events.