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I've got ARC-170 as a Christmas gift (to have the support of your wife - priceless).

 

The problem is, I have only one copy and no idea what to fly alongside it. I would like to make Norra Wexley work, but if you have ideas how to make other pilots shine, please do not hesitate explaining it. I think it's too wide topic to post it in lists forum.

 

I have 2x A-W, B-W, X-W, T-70, 1xE-W, Falcon, Z-95.

I'm thinking of buying K-W. I enjoy flying Corran Horn with PTL FCS RD-2D EU, but I'm not sure if an ARC is a good wingman for him.

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Lucky you,

all I got was smelly socks underneath my three :)

 

I really like the Arc, either as a loaded out ace like Norra (R2D2 - Kyle Katarn - Push the Limit - Vectored Thrusters - Alliance Overhaul) or a stressbuild with Braylen Stram with R3-A2 and Gunner.

 

If you buy a K I think Norra with Miranda bomber could be something gnarly.

 

Anyway,

Enjoy your x-mass present,

'm off trying to figure out a deadly build with 3 HWK's and a pair of stale socks!

 

 

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The 2 most popular builds seems to be Regen Norra and Braylen with Stressbot. These are pretty self-sufficient and can be slotted into any builds provided you have the points. Thane can work too, particularly with M9-G8. Only Shara Bey seems to be rather lacklustre.

 

32 Braylen (25), Gunner (5), R3-A2 (2), Alliance Overhaul (0)

32 Thane (26), M9-G8 (3), Weapons Engineer (3), Alliance Overhaul (0)

38 Norra Wexley (29), R2-D2 (4), Tail Gunner (2), PTL (3), Alliance Overhaul (0)

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As for complete lists, an ARC, a K-Wing and Biggs to protect the lumbering heavy ships is probably a good combo. Try this perhaps.

 

42 Miranda Doni (29), TLT (6), Homing Missiles (5), Extra Munitions (2)

26 Biggs (25), R2 Astromech (1), Integrated Astromech (0)

32 Braylen (25), Gunner (5), R3-A2 (2), Alliance Overhaul (0)

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I like flying Norra, Thane and Biggs.

 

Norra: PTL, Rey, R5-P9, Alliance Overhaul, Guidance Chips, Plasma Torpedo

Thane: Ezra Bridger, R3-A2, Alliance Overhaul, Guidance Chips, Plasma Torpedo

Biggs: R4-D6, Integrated Astromech

 

I try to fly them in formation. When they attack Biggs that allows Thane to take a target lock so he can usually fire the torpedo pretty quickly. Ezra with the stress bot has also been good because I get to change a focus to a crit.

Rey on Norra has been pretty good for me, it allows me to stockpile some Focus tokens so I can start regening shields later on in the game.

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Do I understand Norra's ability correctly - she has to spend TL to add a focus result while attacking and for that she is unable to reroll other results. Correct?

You can spend your TL to add a focus OR use it as always to reroll the dice you choose

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Do I understand Norra's ability correctly - she has to spend TL to add a focus result while attacking and for that she is unable to reroll other results. Correct?

You can spend your TL to add a focus OR use it as always to reroll the dice you choose

 

and it works when defending, also, fyi.

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Do I understand Norra's ability correctly - she has to spend TL to add a focus result while attacking and for that she is unable to reroll other results. Correct?

 

Correct, while it sounds mediocre, you have to remember that if you have something to turn that Focus into Hit (or a Crit like Tail Gunner) that is a guaranteed result. You need to have rolled at least 2 blanks on your attack dice for the average result of your rerolls to be better than that.

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I've got ARC-170 as a Christmas gift (to have the support of your wife - priceless).

 

The problem is, I have only one copy and no idea what to fly alongside it. I would like to make Norra Wexley work, but if you have ideas how to make other pilots shine, please do not hesitate explaining it. I think it's too wide topic to post it in lists forum.

 

I have 2x A-W, B-W, X-W, T-70, 1xE-W, Falcon, Z-95.

I'm thinking of buying K-W. I enjoy flying Corran Horn with PTL FCS RD-2D EU, but I'm not sure if an ARC is a good wingman for him.

Help me Forum Com-Munity, you're my only hope!

 

You'll need a few things for this build, but it's very fun and can be quite good.

 

Norra Wexley (PTL, R5-P9, Kyle Katarn, Overhaul)

Shara Bey (Draw Their Fire, R2-D2, Weapons Engineer, Overhaul)

Biggs Darklighter (R4-D6, Integrated Astromech)

 

I heard a Brit that I met at the World Championship call this list "MILFs and Biggs", with MILFs standing for Mom's I'd like to fly of course (Norra is Snap's mom and Shara is Poe's), but I prefer the very punny name I came up with - MILF Moustache :{)

 

You'll need to get another ARC obviously, and then a couple of droids from the Rebel Transport, and maybe Kyle depending on if 1 of your A-wings and the 1 B-wing came in that Rebel Aces pack or not.  Norra has a very high chance of getting 5 hits at range 1 if Shara also has a TL on the defender.  R4-D6 is good to negate danage coming in for Biggs, but crits ruin his day, so make sure Shara stays close by.  The ARCS can take a couple hits too with Biggs still alive and then just regen the damage, so don't be afraid to fly in a loose formation if you can.

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Once I get my second ARC I'll be running:

 

Biggs Darklighter (29)
X-Wing (25), R2-D2 (4), Integrated Astromech (0)

Thane Kyrell (33)
ARC-170 (26), R5-P9 (3), Jyn Erso (2), Alliance Overhaul (0), Vectored Thrusters (2)

Shara Bey (37)
ARC-170 (28), M9-G8 (3), Veteran Instincts (1), Weapons Engineer (3), Alliance Overhaul (0), Vectored Thrusters (2)

 

It gives you 2 Regen ships with some decent support. Here's the synergy:

Biggs has shield Regen, which is normally fairly bad. However, Thane's movement phase action is Jyn, giving Biggs up to four focus tokens for defense. I.e. he probably won't die on the first combat round. Shara, combined with M9-G8 and weapons engineer, means that she can either give her two allies an offense boost, or reduce the attack power of two opposing aces (Say, Soontir Fel or defdners, which normally don't have a target lock of their own). Its one of the many Biggs variations, but I believe this is particularly tough to kill.

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I'm thinking of something different - triple regen:

 

Luke Skywalker (34)
X-Wing (28), Lone Wolf (2), R2-D2 (4), Integrated Astromech (0)

Thane Kyrell (31)
ARC-170 (26), R5-P9 (3), Rey (2), Alliance Overhaul (0),

Miranda Doni (35)
K-Wing (229), Twin Laser Turret (6)

 

Rey will bank focuses for later regen. She could be swapped for recon specialist to guarantee more focuses later, but then I should chance LW for VI on Luke. Or swap Luke for Wedge with adaptability. Of course non of those ships will last under focused fire, but on the other hand - you have three ships regenarating shields. How cool is that? :)

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I think Thane and Biggs pairs together well, for example.

 

Biggs always get shot first, giving Thane a free action, which is always nice. I'm going to try out the following list tomorrow, against a friend who will probably bring a bunch of Interceptors:

 

Thane Kyrell (38)

ARC-170 (26), R2-F2 (3), Proton Torps (4), Vectored Thrusters (3), Recon Spec (2), Title (0)

 

Biggs (29)
X-Wing (25), R2-D2 (4)

 

Dagger Squadron Pilot (33)

B-Wing (24), Heavy Laser Cannon (7), Fire Control System (2)

 

Thane can barrel roll, get a plus green dice, two focus tokens or TL from free actions, DSP can lay down some suppressing fire with 4 red dice. We'll see how it goes. :)

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I think Thane and Biggs pairs together well, for example.

 

Biggs always get shot first, giving Thane a free action, which is always nice. I'm going to try out the following list tomorrow, against a friend who will probably bring a bunch of Interceptors:

 

Thane Kyrell (38)

ARC-170 (26), R2-F2 (3), Proton Torps (4), Vectored Thrusters (3), Recon Spec (2), Title (0)

 

Biggs (29)

X-Wing (25), R2-D2 (4)

 

Dagger Squadron Pilot (33)

B-Wing (24), Heavy Laser Cannon (7), Fire Control System (2)

 

Thane can barrel roll, get a plus green dice, two focus tokens or TL from free actions, DSP can lay down some suppressing fire with 4 red dice. We'll see how it goes. :)

 

Biggs will get nuked with R2D2 only triggering maybe once.  Without R4D6 to cancel damage, there are too many red dice out there now.  Don't waste the points on a regen Biggs.  It might work occasionally, but it seems like a really bad idea.

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As I, and many it sounds like, don't have a Striker yet and with Sabine's TIE not release yet - I'll test this on Vassal sometime soon.  Not competitive, but looks fun/trollish.

 

Wrecksley Leader

 

Norra Wexley:  41

Swarm Leader

R2D2

Experimental Interface

Tail Gunner

Alliance Overhaul

 

TWO Green Squad Pilots: 20ea

Crack shot

Chardaan Refit

Auto Thrusters

AWTP

Adaptability (Decrease)

 

Ahsoka Tano: 19

Veteran Instincts

Captured TIE

 

 

Three options to raid evade tokens from, one of which cant be shot at except by PS9 and higher ships.  This lets Norra throw up to 5-6 dice out the front and 4-5 out the back.... and still add an evade result.  

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Lucky you,

all I got was smelly socks underneath my three :)

 

I really like the Arc, either as a loaded out ace like Norra (R2D2 - Kyle Katarn - Push the Limit - Vectored Thrusters - Alliance Overhaul) or a stressbuild with Braylen Stram with R3-A2 and Gunner.

 

If you buy a K I think Norra with Miranda bomber could be something gnarly.

 

Anyway,

Enjoy your x-mass present,

'm off trying to figure out a deadly build with 3 HWK's and a pair of stale socks!

Stale socks is a deadly build no matter how you look (smell) at it.  :o  :rolleyes:

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