Guri

David Yun David Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2017-09-27 22:47:47

Guri: 30 points, PS 5, EPT (v1.0 W11)


"At the start of the Combat phase, if you are at Range 1 of an enemy ship, you may assign 1 focus token to your ship."

Guri bothers me as a character. She's most commonly depicted as an objectified honey pot. "Assassin Sex-Bot" is a lazy (and typically misogynistic) trope. Fortunately, her X-Wing representation is killer sexy minus the actual pandering. She is a tremendously provocative Attanni Mindlink trigger. As of this writing, the Guns for Hire expansion hasn't yet released, and rumors of nerfs are swirling. For the time being, I'm proceeding under the assumption that we'll have full access to past and future content.

Guri kits out extremely obviously: Attanni Mindlink, Autothrusters, and the new StarViper Mk. II title. If points are available, the Virago title gives her access to several excellent options; the pre-dial barrel roll or boost from Advanced Sensors is a personal favorite. Her Pilot Skill 5 places her in an interesting place. She can reposition into range 1 of lower pilots, or block higher ones. Ideally, a Guri squad is equipped with Intelligence Agent to assuredly block opponents while simultaneously sprinkling focus tokens about. This diagram depicts the massive range of repositioning options available to Guri:

Guri Boats - Rank A

(30) Guri: Attanni Mindlink, Autothrusters, StarViper Mk. II
(35) Contracted Scout: Attanni Mindlink, R4 Agromech, Extra Munitions, Plasma Torpedoes, Intelligence Agent, Rigged Cargo Chute, Guidance Chips
(35) Contracted Scout: Attanni Mindlink, R4 Agromech, Extra Munitions, Plasma Torpedoes, Intelligence Agent, Rigged Cargo Chute, Guidance Chips

I've futzed around with any number of Guritanni wingmen, from Asajj to Zuckuss, but Torp Boats are the cream of the crop. They bring control, carry Intel Agents, and deliver knockout punches. There aren't enough points around to give Guri a Systems upgrade, but she's just fine lean and mean. The only 2 points I might mess with are the Rigged Cargo Chutes. Burnout SLAMs are also usefully entertaining tools.

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