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Upgrades/Pilots that we never use...Convince us we are wrong

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I actually got some good use out of Expose by putting it on Wedge.  I had Biggs stay close to draw fire and Katarn in the Crow to pass Focus tokens.  Wedge was one-shotting Ties left and right.  It's especially easy at close range, he rolls 5 dice with a focus and they roll one less agility from his special text.  The subtraction to his own agility didn't have an effect since they had to keep shooting at Biggs. 

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I actually got some good use out of Expose by putting it on Wedge.  I had Biggs stay close to draw fire and Katarn in the Crow to pass Focus tokens.  Wedge was one-shotting Ties left and right.  It's especially easy at close range, he rolls 5 dice with a focus and they roll one less agility from his special text.  The subtraction to his own agility didn't have an effect since they had to keep shooting at Biggs. 

You could accomplish the same thing without the expose but with Jan Ors. I think that would be a little better

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Dude…. the whole point of Deadeye is so that you don't have to have a TL in the first place. You know, for instance if you were a low PS pilot who had to fly up first and had no one in range of your target lock.

 

Yeah I get that, but I just would never fire a missile without some kind of buff to the attack.  I mean to spend all those points on a one-shot attack, there's nothing more frustrating than wiffing your roll or having your opponent get an amazing evade result.  So I guess I would never fire it off that way.  I'm perfectly happy waiting an extra turn to get that focus to make the shot more likely to deal damage.  Hence the reason I'd never use deadeye, but if other ppl are using to get reliable assault missile hits, then more power to them!

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Dude…. the whole point of Deadeye is so that you don't have to have a TL in the first place. You know, for instance if you were a low PS pilot who had to fly up first and had no one in range of your target lock.

 

Yeah I get that, but I just would never fire a missile without some kind of buff to the attack.  I mean to spend all those points on a one-shot attack, there's nothing more frustrating than wiffing your roll or having your opponent get an amazing evade result.  So I guess I would never fire it off that way.  I'm perfectly happy waiting an extra turn to get that focus to make the shot more likely to deal damage.  Hence the reason I'd never use deadeye, but if other ppl are using to get reliable assault missile hits, then more power to them!

 

 

I personally think deadeye only works with PT, HM, or Conc.  Conc and PT because they modify non-hits to hits, giving you an average hit of 3.  HM because you can spend the F on the attack, giving you an average hit of 3.  

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Dude…. the whole point of Deadeye is so that you don't have to have a TL in the first place. You know, for instance if you were a low PS pilot who had to fly up first and had no one in range of your target lock.

 

Yeah I get that, but I just would never fire a missile without some kind of buff to the attack.  I mean to spend all those points on a one-shot attack, there's nothing more frustrating than wiffing your roll or having your opponent get an amazing evade result.  So I guess I would never fire it off that way.  I'm perfectly happy waiting an extra turn to get that focus to make the shot more likely to deal damage.  Hence the reason I'd never use deadeye, but if other ppl are using to get reliable assault missile hits, then more power to them!

 

Personally, I'm right there with you. But then, I strongly dislike low-PS lists so I tend not to have that problem. However, for those that do use it I can see the use. It's a tradeoff: lower possible output for the ability to fire your ordinance before you get taken completely out in the first round of combat. I've killed many an A-Wing like that. I however tend to run high-PS guys with Concussion Missiles, and further modify them with focus tokens or Marksmanship. You have to have a truly terrible attack roll to miss with that.

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I personally think deadeye only works with PT, HM, or Conc.  Conc and PT because they modify non-hits to hits, giving you an average hit of 3.  HM because you can spend the F on the attack, giving you an average hit of 3.  

 

I've only ever used assault missiles successfully (with any kind of consistency) on Vader.  And generally, I prefer HM or Conc, but I shy away from protons...perhaps I had too much bad luck with them when I first got into this game, because its hard for me to actually put them into a list these days...

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I've used Expose to good effect on Mauler as I like to close to Range 1 with the TIEs. Combine with Colonel Jendon, or Howl with Squad Leader if she doesn't need the action) and he can hit pretty hard. It's daring, but can work to serious effect. Getting five dice (2 base, +1 range 1, +1 card ability, +1 Expose) with some reroll is pretty sweet. All for just 21 points.

I'm just waiting for Aces to add the Targeting Computer TL to this option too. For 23 points, it'll be a decent close-in slugger for how I play and I won't need to stick as close to Jendon then.

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