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  1. We had a 17 person 2nd edition tournament a few weeks ago. Howl + Iden + Academy swarm took first place. I was the only 4-0 in swiss with Fenn + 2 Skulls + Lando craft. I beat a Boba + Fenn + L3 list in round 4. Lost by less than 20 points to the same player in the cut. That player then lost to the swarm. Swarms are strong and with the named pilot synergy you still get decent mods even if you screw up. Two dice can still put some hurt down against a lot of things, especially when you have 7 ships chucking that many dice. But I think Trajectory Simulator and just simply more interesting squad choices exist in extended keeping them suppressed.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    What if you put Vader on Whisper? If you can super nat Vader you can put some work in a phantom.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Lando crew is a riot. Especially with that Han reroll. Why even take the title at that point. Lando is cheaper.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I'm suggesting that about as much as you are giving the person across the table from you any credit. You both have win conditions. The higher ship count lists can make Vader's harder to achieve.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    If dodging hard counters in swiss is a skill then we'll fist bump and brohug it out.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    And all I'm trying to say is that in a one on one situation I totally agree. Vader is an absolute monster. But he's not played in a vacuum and consumes a very large part of a list. Due to his cost and the now mortal nature of aces he's a lot harder to build around. High ship count lists can give him a very hard time. Skill can only take you so far when you've got such a tight number of points to build around him and risk facing hard counters in the way of 4+ ship lists. He's not like 1.0 Soontir or Quiz that can turtle up and take a nap at range 3. He's now vulnerable to even a 2 dice attack there. Skill can only compensate so much for a chassis that is still vulnerable to damage and consumes such a heavy part of your list.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    15 red dice and 5 crack shots seems pretty good.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I've just got roughly 50 games of Second Edition under my belt and am firmly under the belief that if you cast a wide enough net and toss enough red dice at something, it eventually dies.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    Here's been my experience vs Vader. He's pushing 85-90 points, or almost half your list. That leaves room for a 61 point Redline, naked Soontir and a 2pt bid. In this situation I've almost always seen the Vader player peel vader off and not engage with him initially. If I'm running 4-5 ships I'm likely losing 1 in the exchange with Redline + Soontir and hopefully taking out Redline in the process. Soontir annoys for a few rounds and you loose another before you kill him. You are down to 3-4 ships and vader on the other side of the board. You can start to cast the net and herd him. He's vulnerable to high ship count lists and/or ship lists with good control (bombs and tractor beam). In 2.0 limited format he's even more vulnerable since he has jack and crap for wingmates vs extended format.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    In 1.0 it was not unusual to run into a 2 or 3 ship list. A ship like Kylo could easily nope out of action with that few of ships on the board. In 2.0 you are seeing more 4+ ship lists. With that many ships you can spread out and bully a ship like Vader easier. Plus in 2.0 even a 2 dice gun can stand a legitimate chance at plinking a damage through on Vader since he doesn't have a native evade and likely no Palp backing like before. If you can get an arc or two on him eventually variance will work against him.
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    Strategies to beat Scum swarms

    1. Bring debris and smallest ones you can. 2. Opponent is probably bringing the biggest rocks possible. Stick them in the corners and out of your way. 3. From there it's just range control management. Both on opponent and the obstacles near you. Try not to end a move near an obstacle. If you are, when you set your dial be mindful you may not be where you started before revealing. If you are running redline + double ace you stand a very good chance of nuking 1 per turn for the fist two engagements.
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    Does Dash Suck as Much as Everyone Says?

    He hits like a hammer and with Bistan gunner, title and trickshot is very scary to low health ships. His price point is very awkward. I'm afraid that adjusting his cost any lower would put him in a very NPE area of play and it just gives you that much more wiggle room to squeeze in a better +1 or two weaker +2's.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I ran Fenn, 2 skulls and Lando craft with TacOff. All four had crack at a 17 person 2e tournament over the weekend. Only person to go 4-0. Faced 2 beefy rebel lists, a Supernatural Vader and a Boba + Fenn list. I beat the Boba + Fenn in game 4 very easily. Faced him again in the cut and lost by less than 20 MOV. Had some dice variance go sideways (had range 1 bullseye with Lando, used by action to BR out of arc and threw three focus results...SAD!). Plus my opponent is just a very good player and corrected a couple mistakes in the 2nd match. Oh well. In 2e fangs are VERY good. I'm now 7-2 in 2e tournaments using lists with 2+ fangs in them.
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    Carolina Krayts is the best X-Wing podcast

    I think of football plays. Now where do the sick blocks go?
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    Fly Casual X-Wing Simulator

    Was trying to play an online game tonight and every time my opponent or I attempted to use a TL it would bring up the dice selection screen. You could select the dice but it would never let you click the "OK" button. Happened for both me and my opponent over multiple games. I'm on Win 7 and he was on Win 10 FWIW.
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