The rag-tag nature of salvaged, retrofitted and “alternatively” acquired star fighters of the Rebel Alliance always benefited from talented pilots, who helped each other out in a pinch. X-wing Second Edition seems to continue this tradition with pilots allowing extra actions for their companions or share tokens or otherwise boost their allies’ defensive or offensive capabilities.
To this day, we’ve had a lot of information revealed about Second Edition, but two very important aspects probably won’t be available to us players before the early release at Gen Con 2018, when – hopefully – the squad building app will be released as well. Along with it we will finally have access to point of ships and upgrades and which upgrades will be available to which ships. Until then squad building will be pure speculation but since all the rebel pilot abilities from the conversion has been revealed, we can start making fun combinations from these. This article will preview some of the rebel pilots whose abilities revolve around the use of
The first look we had at X-wing Second Edition featured two new pilots from Saw Guerra’s splinter group, the brothers Two-Tubes. The combination of these two Tognath eggmates – affectionately referred to as Four-Tubes – allow for some fancy flying and great action economy for the X-wing pilot Edrio Two-Tubes.
In Second Edition performing more than two actions per turn seems to be limited to a select few (Darth Vader springs to mind), but with Edrio’s ability, he can start with a
"Your focus determines your reality."
Although Benthic Two-Tubes is limited to pass on his
The possibilities are within acceptable parameters
Although the cost of pilots and upgrades are still unknown to us and any list-building at this point is speculative, that will not keep me from making an attempt. Based on ships and upgrades from reveal videos and what-not, we can sort of gauge the cost of upgrades relative to First Edition costs. In one video both lists would be around 111 points based on the First Edition counterparts (disclaimer: this is a very loose assumption).
Four focused pilots
Based on these numbers, you could fly Garven Dreis in the ARC-170, Jake Farrell, Kyle Katarn and Evaan Verlaine in one list. With a couple of upgrades, you could end up having up to 10
And that is not considering the many upgrades relying on or complementing the