This week's conflict gives us the ability to get the Starfighter pilots again!
But that got me thinking like with many other conflict unlocks: Are they really worth it?....
In this post i will explain few things: is it worth getting Starfighter pilots? should you unlock conflict units? is it worth the stress and trying to get to the top 2% in a week?
First up: The StarFighter Pilots
They are basically a more powerfull and specialized version of infantry looters (rebel pathfinders and scout troopers)
with the ability to call down their respective faction's Starships to deal damage on the enemy base,
Both Starfighter pilot types take 3 space, while rebel pathfinders take 2 and scout troopers take 1, are they worth using then? this depends on few things, 1: do you wanna just get some credits and alloy from the enemy base, not really caring about destroying it 2: do you wanna use both looters and bruisers to destroy the enemy defences AND get the loot?
3: since when you unlock the pilot units they are olny level 1, and propably your looter units are already level 4 or 5 or even above, arent pilots worse then?
1: for just looting the enemy base, not really destroying anything else, normal looter units are MUCH better for that job, they take less space and still deal good amounts of damage to resource buildings without the strafing units, so 1-0 for normal looters
2: for both looting AND destorying the enemy base, starfighter pilots are the way to go, the strafing runs can be usefull because dont olny target the resource buildings, and also attack other buildings, so 1-1 for the pilots
3: now for this i had to look on the unofficial SW:Commander wiki, and as it turns out, starfighter pilots deal around 50% less damage than stardard looters, but have twice as much health, this can be usefull is enemy has some mortals to protect the resource buildings before your bruisers can reach them first, so its just a matter of the enemy's base design and your attack strategy, a tie for 2-2
Well. Starfighter pilots have more health but deal less damage without the strafing runs, i couldnt really find any data about how much damage the strafe runs do, so i guess i will have to find out if i manage to unlock the starfighter pilot (hopefully i wont end up with 2.1%...)
So which is better?
Its basically a matter of opinion... the extra health can be helpfull but less damage can be crippling, also scout troopers olny take 1 space while imperial pilots take 3, which means you can spam the scout troopers more, but with rebel pathfinders its much less noticable space diffrence
Honestly i think you should decide, i mean i think any unit can be used very effectivly depending on your strategy.
I'd like to hear your opinion too! are the starfighter pilots better or worse than normal looters
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