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  1. TheCeilican

    This can’t be right...

    I2 dude is definitely on the punchy end - +1pt on the B-Wing for hull @ rear arc. But nothing else in the faction is great, they really need that guy.
  2. TheCeilican

    This can’t be right...

    It gets slightly better with the 7B title on but it's still not great. The examples I've used in other discussion were Mace Windu and Anakin. Without 7B Mace is a bad Seventh Sister, with 7B he becomes a bad Luke Skywalker (same cost, same stats, worse Initiative & ability). Without 7B Anakin is ~Grand Inquisitor, with 7B he's an expensive Kylo Ren, or put another way he's 16 points more than Luke for +1 Initiative and an arguably better ability... but 16pts! None of these comparisons make the Aethersprite look good.
  3. TheCeilican

    This can’t be right...

    Exactly. You don't need to use the mystic arts to work out if they're good or not. Simple reading skills are all that is required. Maybe points will fix it in July but currently it's 'ARC: The Faction'. It might even be 'Generic ARC: The Faction'
  4. TheCeilican

    This can’t be right...

    Your friends are correct.
  5. TheCeilican

    Who'd you rather?

    Vader by a mile. Anakin is naff.
  6. TheCeilican

    This can’t be right...

    Of course you can because once they hit the table it's the same game. The same stats need to square up against the same stats with a similar level of efficiency. You can say that one faction is deliberately being under/overpriced for a stat to create faction identity (eg. Rebel ARC pilots vs Republic ARC pilots) but that doesn't change their positioning in the power tier. All the Jedi pilots are bad with the exception of Anakin, who is mediocre.
  7. TheCeilican

    This can’t be right...

    No, they're all too expensive. You're comparable to stuff like Seventh Sister without the linked red Focus action, but for the same cost. And Seventh Sister isn't great. There's legit only one pilot in the entire faction that's costed to the current power level, and that's the generic ARC.
  8. TheCeilican

    This can’t be right...

    The I2 generic is about the only ship in the whole Republic faction to be correctly costed. Don't take that away from them!!!
  9. TheCeilican

    The Impact of Y-Ion Wings & 5 RZ-2s on the New Factions

    People are confusing "what I saw somebody cry about" with "overpowered". And when the people they saw crying about something were only crying because somebody else was crying it becomes a ridiculous vicious circle where one person had a legitimate concern and 50 people complained about it.
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    The Impact of Y-Ion Wings & 5 RZ-2s on the New Factions

    I don't know if the Ion Turret is a massive additional threat to Droids. When you're firing at 2/3 agility ships you spend most of the time just chipping a damage and not actually dealing Ion anyway. If anything the sheer volume of lasers coming back at the Y-Wings should be something that the 5Ys need to be scared of as their 1 Agi ships are going to burn down real fast. The A-Wings are a different beast. But I don't think many people actually own 5 A-Wings and they're out of stock most places I look.
  11. TheCeilican

    Hyperspace 4 Yise guys

    Cool, ok... never know where somebody is up to when you first start talking to them - you may never have heard of 5Ys! We ran Dutch/Norra/Horton/Magva for a while because all those abilities are strong and I'd recommend taking a good look at those. I'd also recommend looking at what you can trim back in order to get up to Gold Squadrons and can strike early against Greys. Something like Norra/Dutch/Gold/Gold should bring you in with enough points for some upgrades. I played against something like your squad when former system open/national champ Tom Reed ran 4x Gold against me with loads of bombs & upgrades. The consensus we reached was it was worse than 5Ys (I was 5Ys and definitely bossed the matchup) and that the pilot abilities on the aces were worth their money. And yes, it has Hyperspace potential. Pretty much any Rebel list has. IMHO too many upgrades you won't get full value from (2 bombs is probably plenty) and not enough tactical variety, but its still going to do work.
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    Hyperspace 4 Yise guys

    I think you're caught awkwardly between two stools because of all the upgrades you're using. I think 5 Grey Squadrons without all the upgrades is probably better than this, but if you want to run 4 Y-Wings not 5 then the ace abilities of Norra & Dutch in particular are well worth taking over some of those upgrades too. We took 4 Ys and gradually boiled it down and down and down until we wound up only using 1 or 2.
  13. TheCeilican

    Hyperspace Rebel Squad Repaint (XYYU)

    They're in action here: ...and in the round after that as well. In both games I can point to the move I made with Wedge that won me the game.
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    Hyperspace Rebel Squad Repaint (XYYU)

    Well it worked well enough for me to go 6-0 through the Swiss in my Hyperspace Trial. A couple of games got streamed from my run, and I was really happy with my Wedge play in particular. Then I tanked my top 16 match and died in like 3 turns. Oh well.
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