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Is there some trick to keeping him from getting shot out of the sky. It doesn't seem to matter what I outfit him with, he seems to get smoked.

What are some good builds? Do I load him with range 1 weapons like autoblaster cannon and advanced torp or do I not rely on his pilot skill and just baby him?

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Personally, I have always treated scum version of Boba Fett as a plain and simple Firespray with all the necessary slots, PS8 and an _occasional_ pleasant ability to re-roll something. As for upgrades, I like Push the Limit, Recon Specialist, and HLC. Tested it with Kaa'to Leeachos with Wingman (steals focus token from Boba for protection, removes stress even if bumped). Or it could be Palob Godalhi with his usual equipment and Wingman, as well.

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Well, the problem for scum boba is that range 1 means extra attack dice (for all).  If you are in range 1 of 3+ enemy ships, that's 3+ extra attack dice on him.  So you need to be careful about when you get him into range 1.  Spending more points on him isn't necessarily going to help. 

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If you're playing Scum Fett, ignore his pilot ability when you're making your list. Large ships usually don't like Range 1, so if you get tunnel vision about using his pilot ability you're going to put Boba in situations you really shouldn't.

 

He's like Rexlar in this way -- take him for his pilot skill, and if you get a chance to use his ability without going out of your way, great.

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1 • Boba Fett - Slave 1 (39)
Card_Talents.pngPush The Limit (3)   Card_Cannons.png"Mangler" Cannon (4)   Card_Crew.pngRecon Specialist (3)   Card_Illicit.pngInertial Dampeners (1)   Card_Upgrades.pngEngine Upgrade (4)   
Total: 54 points

 

2 • IG-88B - Aggressor (36)

Card_Talents.pngPush The Limit (3)   Card_Cannons.png"Mangler" Cannon (4)   Card_Systems.pngFire-Control System (2)   Card_Illicit.pngInertial Dampeners (1)   
Total: 46 points

 

total:  100 points

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To be honest, FFG had a second chance to give Fett a really cool ability. They missed it. Yeah his ability is good, but not what it should be. He is a deadly bounty hunter and his ship feared across the galaxy. Yet his ability doesn't reflect that. Scum Kath has a better ability and so does Bossk.

I like LordVogi's list but I would trade recon specialist for the security droid.

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To be honest, FFG had a second chance to give Fett a really cool ability. They missed it. Yeah his ability is good, but not what it should be. He is a deadly bounty hunter and his ship feared across the galaxy. Yet his ability doesn't reflect that. Scum Kath has a better ability and so does Bossk.

I like LordVogi's list but I would trade recon specialist for the security droid.

I've seen him live through incredible odds. His ability is fine. Kath and Bossk are just as situational. Different abilities for different play styles.

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Thematically we don't see him perform ship combat in the films.  Sorta.  we see Jango Fett (of which Boba is a clone) in ep II.  But of Boba's personal combat style, we see a man that isnt afraid to take on anyone, including a Jedi Knight.  He engages Luke on cloud city to stall him from rescuing Han and he quickly jetpacks over to the skiff from Jabba's barge to again engage and attempt capture of Luke.  Ultimately, he fails and is likely digested for 1,000 years.*  

 

His game ability seems to reflect his brave, risk-taking style.  

 

 

*canon

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Thematically we don't see him perform ship combat in the films.  Sorta.  we see Jango Fett (of which Boba is a clone) in ep II.  But of Boba's personal combat style, we see a man that isnt afraid to take on anyone, including a Jedi Knight.  He engages Luke on cloud city to stall him from rescuing Han and he quickly jetpacks over to the skiff from Jabba's barge to again engage and attempt capture of Luke.  Ultimately, he fails and is likely digested for 1,000 years.*  

 

His game ability seems to reflect his brave, risk-taking style.  

 

 

*canon

Aye exactly. Boba to me is probably very skilled, but not a subtitle individual. His skill is his pilot skill, of which there is only one other pilot in scum that can claim that title, and he's dangerous at point blank. I have had him eat ships foolish enough to get close all the while other engagements are errupting around the table.

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Thematically we don't see him perform ship combat in the films.  Sorta.  we see Jango Fett (of which Boba is a clone) in ep II.  But of Boba's personal combat style, we see a man that isnt afraid to take on anyone, including a Jedi Knight.  He engages Luke on cloud city to stall him from rescuing Han and he quickly jetpacks over to the skiff from Jabba's barge to again engage and attempt capture of Luke.  Ultimately, he fails and is likely digested for 1,000 years.*  

 

His game ability seems to reflect his brave, risk-taking style.  

 

 

*canon

Except Disney says that he escapes and lives on.

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I've ran:

 

Fett + Calculation + Seismic + Rec Spec + Deadman switch for decent effect. He can hit pretty hard at range 1 with re-rolls and crit turning with calculation. Rec Spec keeps him fairly tanky. Only think I might change is deadman switch. Its usually doesn't do much and I've even hurt my own ship before.

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Thematically we don't see him perform ship combat in the films.  Sorta.  we see Jango Fett (of which Boba is a clone) in ep II.  But of Boba's personal combat style, we see a man that isnt afraid to take on anyone, including a Jedi Knight.  He engages Luke on cloud city to stall him from rescuing Han and he quickly jetpacks over to the skiff from Jabba's barge to again engage and attempt capture of Luke.  Ultimately, he fails and is likely digested for 1,000 years.*  

 

His game ability seems to reflect his brave, risk-taking style.  

 

 

*canon

Except Disney says that he escapes and lives on.

 

which is exactly what happens in the script and would have been in the film if gorge didn't feel it was obiviouse

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Except Disney says that he escapes and lives on.

 

got a source for that?

New battlefront trailer, this article explains it.http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2015/04/disney-makes-it-official-that-boba-fett-survived-the-sarlacc-in-return-of-the-jedi.html

Sometimes I wonder if google exists (seriously first result)

That's paper thin

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I think there are several ace pilots who are 'tricky' in that if you try to hard to trigger their ability then you will be more sad than if you just play them normally and use their ability when it's the most useful. I consider both Bobas and scum Kath to fall into this category, otherwise you spend a lot of energy being cute with a Firespray, rather than just using it like a work horse that has benefits in certain situations you'll naturally encounter.

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My current Boba build, that have served me well for now is:

 

Boba Fett+Lonewolf+Tactician+Engine Upgrade+Inertial Dampeners

 

Lonewolf have helped me a lot to survive longer or stay offensive even when I boost (something I do a lot with him). It also pairs really well with his ability. When using Boba, you should only aim for range 1 under your condition, that is 1 opponent, or a second one that can't shoot back. This way, with only one opponent at range 1 and paired with Lonewolf, you get to reroll both of your defensive dice (unless you roll two focus) and half your 4 attack dice (which should be enough on average). Tactician keep your opponent in respect since there is few ships that handle stress well and those that do usually run with with PtL so can't handle a second stress. The trick with him is to control your range: Range 1 gives you more rerolls/Range 2 hands out stress/Range 3 help you defensively. Use boost to control it and always fight under your own terms.

 

That's why I'm considering this other build

 

Boba Fett+Veteran Instinct+K4 droid+Engine Upgrade+Inertial Dampeners

 

I expect to see a couple of Decimator with Rebel Captive and Fel or other high PS maneuvrable ship. So, I think that raising my PS to 10 will help against the little buggers and the K4 droid will allow me to take a TL when doing a green move, something that should happen a lot because of Rebel Captive, Tactician against me, the occasional K-Turn and Inertial Dampeners. I would still get an action even when I bump or is double stressed. The lack of Lonewolf to boost my defense would hurt, but I would be more inclined to fly Boba closer to his ally, something I currently try to avoid, and I'm not sure that it is always a good thing.

 

Either way, I personally really love Scum Boba. He's not as straight forward has he seems to be at first sight. Like other have already said, range 1 is not the best spot to be for a large base ship, but then again, his ability make him not the best ship to try to block (since the blocker won't be able to shoot him but still give him a reroll.

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It could also just be some aspect of the game.  Maybe you unlock the special characters on any level.  So, Yoda can fight for the Rebels on Endor.   Video games are little proof...especially the sneak peak at some game. 

 

 

 

Anyways, I was surprised at how well Recon Specialist keeps a Firespray alive.  Try that....and not flying him into the teeth of the enemy.  Remember that he gets that bonus when firing from the front or the rear.  So, surprise zipping past your enemy and boosting to get rear R1 shots is not a bad idea. 

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Except Disney says that he escapes and lives on.

 

got a source for that?

New battlefront trailer, this article explains it.http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2015/04/disney-makes-it-official-that-boba-fett-survived-the-sarlacc-in-return-of-the-jedi.html

Sometimes I wonder if google exists (seriously first result)

He is officially alive and dead according to Lucasfilm. Until he has a story that let's him crawl out, he's dead.

http://au.ibtimes.com/lucasfilms-pablo-hidalgo-teases-boba-fetts-fate-future-star-wars-films-1442023

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Put something in your list that your opponent will want to kill before Boba to make him live longer. Like Emon Azameen with 3 Prox Mines.

 

Also Engine Upgrade is essential for arc-dodging while keeping your range 1 rerolls and blasting people with your rear arc.

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Except Disney says that he escapes and lives on.

 

got a source for that?

New battlefront trailer, this article explains it.http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2015/04/disney-makes-it-official-that-boba-fett-survived-the-sarlacc-in-return-of-the-jedi.html

Sometimes I wonder if google exists (seriously first result)

 

 

 

Sometimes I wonder if people actually use the Subforums :P

 

https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/index.php?/topic/173645-so-mr-fett-survived-the-sarlacc-officially/

 

3 page discussion on it. A DICE Dev has stated that the planet in the trailer is indeed Tatooine. But it could be a coverup!

Edited by Jo Jo

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The trick is getting behind them at range 1. This maximizes your ability and keeps you out of arc arc, except for turrets and other firesprays of course. Thus, I would take navigator for Bobba to increase flexibility with your PS8. Engine really is a must for any firespray to maintain your own arcs, but because of Bobba's ability I would pair it with Veteran Instincts, to get you to PS10 and maximize navigator, or Daredevil, which will maximize arc potential and let you bump someone who has you in arc at range 1 and take away their shot. Bumping when you still have a shot on someone is ideal with Bobba's ability. I'd also recommend a bomb/mine since you will be close or bumping and that is the best time to drop one. As for illicits, Glitterstim (when it comes out) seems ideal for Bobba given his potential to get caught in the fray, but until then I like cheap inertial dampners - you can sit still when someone bumps you or keep your arc and ideal range when you have an opportune moment. Fett lives!!!

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He is officially alive and dead according to Lucasfilm. Until he has a story that let's him crawl out, he's dead.http://au.ibtimes.com/lucasfilms-pablo-hidalgo-teases-boba-fetts-fate-future-star-wars-films-1442023

Except he is alive. There is no debate. Battlefront takes place after Endor and as we can all see, hes fighting in those battles. Disney has put a much stricter use of canon for characters now, so if we see him alive years after the event, it kinda means he escapes.

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