TH1000 @theorist ?

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"We are down to Final 4 in the TC Open! I take on Dallas Parker, and Sideslip takes on Paul Heaver! There is no final table that won’t be bananas. We might even see a repeat of Wave 3 Worlds [...]" View
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Imperial Navy Just Got Epic
    The Jonus assist to deliver super-missiles is interesting, but PS 2 platforms are really awful at Range 3 deliveries and you’ve got all your eggs in one basket with it. I don’t think it will work. At the very least, I’d scrap the x2 APs and build it more this way: 36 Maerek w/ X1 [...] 6 hours, 44 minutes ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post TC Epic Round 2
    It is legal to use, if you like. If it survives the battle, you still have it. If you do lose it, it’s gone forever. I don’t recommend using a Bonus Ship in qualifying unless you are really worried that not using it will definitely be the difference between winning and losing the battle. A [...] 8 hours, 20 minutes ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Imperial Navy Just Got Epic
    Alozen is an odd pilot. I have no idea what ept would even go on him. I did mention him; my thought is that his ability is too weak, and he’s not likely to see play as a result. Those mid-PS buys really need a solid ability to have a place in the game, and [...] 18 hours, 41 minutes ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Imperial Navy Just Got Epic
    Alozen* 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Imperial Navy Just Got Epic
    My initial thoughts: The Raider looks cool. I like the Interceptor-esque fins, more than I might expect to actually. Maybe it’s just because I like Interceptors so much and can see a themed force. Ion weapon hardpoints will be… interesting. There is some use vs enemy huge ships to suppress secondary weapons (while landing damage), [...] 20 hours, 54 minutes ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Fun with Fleet Officer
    Some of us still believe. I want a shirt with a Lambda Shuttle on it, that reads only: “I’M A DOGFIGHTER.” 1 day, 5 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post The Chewie-Leebo 1-2 Combo
    With Barrel Roll on a large base, you can roll back into the enemy path very easily. You can’t really fight that way, but it keeps you alive so that the rest of the squad can save you. And you can get some distance too, sometimes — take off after the block on a 4 [...] 1 day, 10 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    I’d say Outmaneuver is reasonable here, yes. You are giving up a measure of offense — Outmaneuver is “off” more often than Predator, which makes it less useful. However Boba has the right PS (and ability actually) to make Outmaneuver sing just enough in all games. Usually I’m not a fan of Outmaneuver because C3P0 [...] 2 days, 9 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post So…what next?
    The Imperial Aces pack is a good buy. It comes with 2 copies of PTL, which you need if you want to play Interceptors to their potential. If you are less concerned about build a squad that could win often in Wave 5, 2 core sets and Imperial Aces gives you some very fun squads [...] 2 days, 20 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    In fact to some degree that’s what happened in the late Wave 4 meta. Some Phantom players, frustrated with fat Han, switched to HLC Defender which is very good at surviving and replying. Others switched to some TIE Fighters to mob fat Han. Both switches saw some success, but not enough to push Han out [...] 2 days, 20 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    There’s definitely an issue with any Phantom getting beat by superior PS shooters. The last pilot Echo ever wants to face is Han Solo — superior PS, with extra accuracy/damage as an ability. SJ helps push Han off of using MF, but you really do have to hit Han with both ships and not die [...] 2 days, 20 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    Firespray absorbs heavy fire from swarms a bit better than Falcon — extra AGI makes it much better vs small guns. It costs a bit less to field, 61-62 foe fat Han vs 49-52 for Boba Fett. It has the option of a cannon and/or bomb if the meta calls for it. 2 days, 20 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post So…what next?
    The core set comes with 1 X-wing and 2 TIE Fighters. It’s worth grabbing a second core set, for the extra ships and copies of things like dice and templates. From there, you are 1 expansion ship away from being able to field a full squad for either side. If you are looking to play [...] 3 days, 7 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    My first thought is that if you are going to be slower and easy to concentrate fire upon, at the very least you should switch to 44pt Kath there. Her ability is more in play than Boba’s when you have to choose a hard turn so often and can’t catch up to Dash’s Range 1. [...] 3 days, 11 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post OutRyder Cup Results
    In my experience yes. And actually Arvel can live a long time, since he plays to get a collision and contributes while doing so. With Gemmer you have to choose between block and shoot sometimes, so when he’s surviving sometimes he’s doing nothing else. 3 days, 12 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    You just hit on a favorite build of mine, CoryJ: 42 BH w/ Gunner + Engine 58 (x2) Royal w/ PTL + Shield It was not so good in the Wave 4 meta, and it will not be all that great in the Wave 5 meta without some really stellar Dash blocking. I think its [...] 3 days, 15 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    51 Boba w/ Predator + Gunner + Engine 48 Patrol w/ Vader + Gunner 51 Boba w/ Predator + Gunner + Engine 48 Oicunn w/ Predator + Vader You could switch out Predator on Boba in either list — that moves you to 2 spare points, where there are some cards worth taking. Seismic Charge, [...] 3 days, 16 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    I don’t think Whisper survives Wave 5 as a popular ship, because the number of counters to her has gone up. PS 7 Dash can beat PS 9 Whisper more than 50% of the time, because he just drags her into his support guns as she tries to get Range 1. Echo has the option [...] 3 days, 17 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    If someone wanted to try Lone Wolf + Mara Jade + Engine on Boba, that might not be terrible. If he’s playing aggro tank and forcing enemy attention his way (via Mara), then Lone Wolf to help defend seems practical. You’d be taxed to present much offense without an offensive Focus token though, for such [...] 3 days, 17 hours ago
  • TH1000 commented on the blog post Boba Fett and the Wave 5 Meta
    I’ve always liked Boba Fett, and found him to be good. Firespray is hard to fly well though. Players who know you are about to turn away and use your rear arc will often head the other way from you, putting you out of the fight a turn or two. Certain obstacle formations are hard [...] 3 days, 17 hours ago
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