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Hi everyone,

I'm mocking up some 60 point lists for a 2v2 game I'll be running, and am considering making one of the squads a double phantom. I've hit a little bit of decision paralysis on upgrades to add to either the sigma or shadow squadron pilots though, as they don't have elite pilot training available.

Which upgrades are good for these ships? Is are their relative pilot skills high enough to warrant taking advanced cloaking device?

Thanks!
 
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Dolono wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm mocking up some 60 point lists for a 2v2 game I'll be running, and am considering making one of the squads a double phantom. I've hit a little bit of decision paralysis on upgrades to add to either the sigma or shadow squadron pilots though, as they don't have elite pilot training available.

Which upgrades are good for these ships? Is are their relative pilot skills high enough to warrant taking advanced cloaking device?

Thanks!


While Advanced Cloaking Device is great if your ships shoot first, it doesn't do much (aside from let you decloak every turn) if you put it on a low PS ship.

I'd go with Stygium Particle Accelerators. This way, you get a defensive bonus that doesn't depend on PS. It's kind of like PtL in that it gives you a free Evade action whenever you take a cloak action, and you can still Focus for attack when you decloak and have a defensive token to spend, too.
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Do any of the following look reasonable?

2 Sigma + Stygium + Recon Specialist

OR

2 Shadow + Stygium

OR one each of the sigmas & shadows above?

Does recon spec compete too much with the cloaking action economy?

Thanks for the advice!
 
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Dolono wrote:
Do any of the following look reasonable?

2 Sigma + Stygium + Recon Specialist

OR

2 Shadow + Stygium

OR one each of the sigmas & shadows above?

Thanks for the advice!


Depends how important the PS increase is, which depends on your opponents (i.e. it's a meta call). In a vacuum, I'd go with the Sigmas because RecSpec is always good to have. But if you know your opponents like to run PS3-4 ships, then it might be worth moving up to Shadows.
 
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Haha ~ I'm the one building lists for all the participants (2 60 point squads/side), so I guess I am the meta.

Since it's a bit of a teaching match, I think I'll run the 2 sigmas, to better illustrate how the various actions work.

Thanks again!
 
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You might also try one of each to allow some experimentation.
 
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