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Daniel Blue
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I am torn on what if anything to buy in the new scum faction. I am mainly an imperial player that sticks to either phantom mini swarm, phatom decimator or some niche phantom interceptor lists. I play rebel occasionally and normally go with like xxbb or bbbbz. I don't see me actually playing scum right now but I play in a local league and some local Tournies that require you to have the actual cards. So do any of these new cards significantly help the common lists I play? It might be to early to tell but any opinion is welcomed.
 
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Starviper has 2 autothrusters
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DanielFirestorm wrote:
Starviper has 2 autothrusters


Yeah, kind of a day one for me, as soon as my FLGS get's it. Followed by the S&V expansion box. Gives me enough to play S&V and boosts interceptors and A-wings for me
 
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DanielFirestorm wrote:
Starviper has 2 autothrusters

...which might well make Interceptors no longer niche again, IMHO.
 
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Daniel Blue
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Autothrusters do seen awesome and other opinion?
 
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TheBlueOne37 wrote:
Autothrusters do seen awesome and other opinion?


My scientific opinion after trying them out once (so, totally legit): They are pretty excellent and I feel like they make my preferred built of at least 2 Interceptors a lot more viable.
 
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Depending on your B-wing lists, you may want to pick up an M3-A or two. Each one comes with a Mangler, Flechette, and Ion Cannon. The Mangler looks to be especially useful, though moreso on the Outrider.
 
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Danishdonut wrote:
Depending on your B-wing lists, you may want to pick up an M3-A or two. Each one comes with a Mangler, Flechette, and Ion Cannon. The Mangler looks to be especially useful, though moreso on the Outrider.


Dunno, unless your Pilot comes with an ability that gives benefits to secondary weapon attacks I think the 4 points for a Mangler is a bit much for just turning a hit into a crit.
IMO it is more worth it for ships with a natural 2 Attack dice.
 
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Danishdonut wrote:
Depending on your B-wing lists, you may want to pick up an M3-A or two. Each one comes with a Mangler, Flechette, and Ion Cannon. The Mangler looks to be especially useful, though moreso on the Outrider.


But also on Ten Numb (and Kath Scarlett, but you don't seem to fly Firespray lists).

chrisdk wrote:
Dunno, unless your Pilot comes with an ability that gives benefits to secondary weapon attacks I think the 4 points for a Mangler is a bit much for just turning a hit into a crit.
IMO it is more worth it for ships with a natural 2 Attack dice.


It also negates the additinal defense die at range 3, because it is a secondary weapon. That alone might not be worth 4 points, but paired with Ten (or Kath or Krassis) it is getting more valuable.
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prokto wrote:

chrisdk wrote:
Dunno, unless your Pilot comes with an ability that gives benefits to secondary weapon attacks I think the 4 points for a Mangler is a bit much for just turning a hit into a crit.
IMO it is more worth it for ships with a natural 2 Attack dice.


It also negates the additinal defense die at range 3, because it is a secondary weapon. That alone might not be worth 4 points, but paired with Ten (or Kath or Krassis) it is getting more valuable.


Hence my caveat about Pilots with benefits for secondary weapon attacks. I am personally not a big fan of Ten and Kath, but of course they would also gain some more use out of manglers.
 
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I was also looking out for Accuracy Corrector system for when the Tie Advanced fix comes out. Those are located in both the IG-2000 and the Starviper. One in each.

M3-A Intercpetors are great for the Mangler Cannons, but I'm also happy to use them anyways. Lots of people want to take swarms of them or cannon platforms, but I just see them as an upgraded Tie Fighter. Take a few to fill out your lists.

Also, one Most Wanted and a couple of the others will give you a lot of ships to play a S&V list, too. I wasn't going to buy into S&V until I saw that. Most Wanted was $25 online and then I wanted the other upgrades. It wasn't long and I've got enough for a bunch of S&V lists.
 
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