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Subject: Targeting Computer on Acadamy Pilot rss

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Tim Pitsch
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As I was running through lists for when the Aces get released, i though, how good would Targeting Computer be on an Academy Pilot? Its 2 pts, pushing the acadamy to 14 pts.

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98 points
14 points
Academy Pilot #1
Targeting Computer
14 points
Academy Pilot #2
Targeting Computer
14 points
Academy Pilot #3
Targeting Computer
14 points
Academy Pilot #4
Targeting Computer
14 points
Academy Pilot #5
Targeting Computer
14 points
Academy Pilot #6
Targeting Computer
14 points
Academy Pilot #7
Targeting Computer
 
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Howlrunner already give a reroll to every ship in range 1 for 4 points instead of 14 points for this build. And for my part, with a 2 attack dice ship, I would always opt for a focus or evade action anyway, except when there is no one to shoot at and shoot at me, in that case I would do a target lock and hope it will be in position to be my next target.
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I don't think Targeting Computer is really not worth it for a regular TIE:

1) Imperials already have howlrunner, who allows rerolls and doesn't synergize well with TL.

2) It significantly increases the cost of the ship

3) You don't roll enough dice to make a really powerful shot worth boosting (by getting TL+Focus)

4) You aren't using your action to roll/evade/focus and keep the ship alive. Likely this means that your TIEs are rolling unmodified green dice and will die to ships rolling 3-4 modified attack dice.

I'd suggest instead that the Targeting Computer was really designed for Backstabber, Mauler Mithel, or any of the Unique TIE Interceptor pilots who have an EPT, to make them more powerful when they don't need to take defensive actions.
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Also, since Academy pilot are PS1, most of the time you would target lock an opponent without knowing if you'll be able to shoot at it or not, which is a waste of action.
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Focus is free. Why pay 2 to Target Lock instead?
(4x Academy + 4x Obsidian > 8x Academy > 7x Academy w/ Targeting)

On the other hand, Mauler Mithel + PtL + Targeting Comp could be interesting at just 22 points.
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Red Castle wrote:
Also, since Academy pilot are PS1, most of the time you would target lock an opponent without knowing if you'll be able to shoot at it or not, which is a waste of action.


This x 2 - My sentiments exactly
 
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Enjoy buying 4 Imperial Aces boxes for all those Targeting Computers!

Seriously I think that you'll get more value out of the mod using higher skill pilots that can take PtL. Mauler and any Interceptor pilot with an EPT slot will be able to maximise the effectiveness of this upgrade as they have a great chance of knowing that they'll be out of enemy fire arcs when they choose to TL+Focus to improve the odds of inflicting some real damage with their attack.
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iNano78 wrote:
On the other hand, Mauler Mithel + PtL + Targeting Comp could be interesting at just 22 points.


Mauler Mithel + PtL + Targeting Comp (22)
Sabre Squadron + PtL + Targeting Comp (26)
Sabre Squadron + PtL + Targeting Comp (26)
Sabre Squadron + PtL + Targeting Comp (26)

If you can somehow get them all into range 1, that's 16 attack dice with TL + Focus! Take that, Rebel Scum!
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Tim Pitsch
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commuterzombie wrote:
Enjoy buying 4 Imperial Aces boxes for all those Targeting Computers!

Seriously I think that you'll get more value out of the mod using higher skill pilots that can take PtL. Mauler and any Interceptor pilot with an EPT slot will be able to maximise the effectiveness of this upgrade as they have a great chance of knowing that they'll be out of enemy fire arcs when they choose to TL+Focus to improve the odds of inflicting some real damage with their attack.


ok, done, lol
 
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