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Subject: Wave 9 meta rss

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Richard Spruce
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I have a tournament this weekend but haven't got any of the wave 9 ships yet (nor played against them). Are there any meta-defining ships or cards that came out in wave 9 that I should watch out for?

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Quickdraw is a weird one with the ability to shoot with full mods in the activation phase.

Only a huge worry for PS9+ aces.

Assaj Ventress is a return for stress control, giving automatic stress without needing to shoot.

Slicer Tools make is a bit more squeaky being a stressed low-hull ace.

Fenn Rau with Fearlessness and Manaroo support hits like a damn truck.

And /x7 Defenders are amazing now, though that's pre-w9 it's still worth bearing in mind.

Big meta lists are probably still:

Dengaroo
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Palp/Aces (though the aces will typically feature one or more /x7s now)
Trip /x7s
Dash/Ghost
Biggs and friends.
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Probably Fennaroo, though there haven't really been enough (or indeed any) big tourneys where w9 is legal to work that out yet.

I don't feel like w9 has delivered anything wildly meta-warping except just maybe Slicer Tools.
 
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There are some real nasty 4x protectorate close combat (range 1) lists.
 
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Richard Dickson
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The Special Forces TIE with the Special Ops Training title can be nasty. You either get an extra die when attacking from your primary arc, or you get a second attack from your auxiliary arc. I've seen them used to protect the flanks of non-turret ships.

And don't underestimate the effect of Black Market Slicer Tools on ships that are regularly stressed. I took out Soontir Fel in three rounds and only fired one shot at him. The other two damage came from the Slicer Tools. Sure, a ship has to be stressed first, but you have the same odds of triggering it as you do rolling a hit or a crit on an attack, there's no defense roll, and it ignores shields and deals a card directly.
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Tail Gunner on Kath Scarlet or Boba Fett (esp. with Lone Wolf) is going to give either one of them a nice attack boost.
 
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