Kevin Leintz - 2016 X-Wing Runner-Up
As is the case with most top-tier lists, we see Push the Limit in use here. This iconic upgrade which allows for double actions really goes a long way in ensuring action economy, and in essence people build their game around that very fact. Corran Horn is one of the definitive pilots to use this with.
Adding Fire Control System does a few things. Firstly, it mitigates the reason to take a Target Lock as an action, rather using the two actions available to barrel roll and boost to arc dodge, or alternatively focus and evade if you're heading into the thick of it. Whatever the situation, you have appropriate options available. Another reason of course is directly related to Corran's pilot ability. Whatever you attack and do not kill, you then have the option to unload on again during the end phase (with a target lock, this time).
The regeneration capabilities come from R2-D2. Any green manoeuvre will allow the E-wing to regain a shield. The E-wing boasts 4 green manoeuvres, which on it's own isn't particularly amazing. However, combined with the ability to barrel roll as well boost, it somewhat minimises the opponent predicting where Corran will end up.
The real tricks come from the bombs however, and these aren't normal run-of-the-mill munitions, but rather Sabine has tinkered with each of them adding some splash damage to the already controlling and crippling effects of Conner Net and Ion Bombs. Partnering with Corran, this allows some fierce engagements to be setup and dictated on the Rebels' terms.
Advanced SLAM allows you to get into some solid positions to drop that Conner Net or gain some much needed distance to lick wounds and return to the fight with a few extra shields.
Finally Twin Laser Turret provides Miranda a excellent way to consistently deal out the damage from afar if needs be.
I really like the look of this list and even tried it although I'm sure I suck hard because I hardly ever play Rebels and I imagine the learning curve with this squad can be steep. What do you like about this list? How would fly against it?
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