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Subject: Homing missile question rss

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Stupid question, I did a search and couldn't find it (I'm not the best forum searcher) - from the text on the card it appears that the homing missile is the one missile that does NOT expend the Target Lock, and its only 5 points. Am I right? All other missiles state "expend the lock" - homing missile doesn't.
 
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SanguinousRex wrote:
Stupid question, I did a search and couldn't find it (I'm not the best forum searcher) - from the text on the card it appears that the homing missile is the one missile that does NOT expend the Target Lock, and its only 5 points. Am I right? All other missiles state "expend the lock" - homing missile doesn't.


Correct. But "only 5 points" depends on perspective. Proton Torpedoes and Concussion Missiles get a built-in Focus-like effect, and Assault Missiles can do a tremendous amount of "splash damage" if used correctly (and assuming they hit). But Homing Missiles launched with both TL & Focus is the closest thing to a guaranteed hit in the game.

*edit* well, aside from Wedge with Expose and both Target Lock and Focus granted by Lando + Dutch and fired at Range 1...
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Homing Missile is your ordinance of choice if you really wanna take out that stealth device.
 
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Brian1981 wrote:
Homing Missile is your ordinance of choice if you really wanna take out that stealth device.

Fixed that for you.

It's an opinion, but to me unless you have a way to get an extra action (or a pilot ability that works like an action), you shouldn't be running any missile other than a Homing Missile. The other choices are just too likely to fail.
 
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