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by Elder_Basilisk
Fri May 05, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: AP Rounds vs reworked Stiletto, Flechette and Needle Rounds [balance]
Replies: 10
Views: 5428

Re: AP Rounds vs reworked Stiletto, Flechette and Needle Rounds [balance]

I expect they'll probably work best at the coil tier. Starting with armor pierce 1 makes the math a lot better for +1/+2 DMG vs armor pierce 2. It seems likely to be a lot harder to make the sale at other weapon tiers.
by Elder_Basilisk
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Holotargeter animation should be shorter
Replies: 8
Views: 4282

Re: Holotargeter animation should be shorter

I don't know that it's really high on my priority list but I always grimace when I decide to use the holotargeter. Making the animation shorter would be a nice quality of life upgrade.
by Elder_Basilisk
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Is There Any Reason to Develop Plasma?
Replies: 8
Views: 6146

Re: Is There Any Reason to Develop Plasma?

Plasma is nice in combination with AP ammo. Ignoring 3 armor is often overkill but the bonus damage comes through. It is also nice for burning through relays and the few naturally unarmored targets that show up.
by Elder_Basilisk
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Sniper: AMF vs Double Tap
Replies: 23
Views: 12189

Re: Sniper: AMF vs Double Tap

I think the boost to minimum damage is a key point in amf's favor. One shot, one kill is great but if your range goes down to 7, then there are a lot of enemies that will die to an average damage shot but live through all your low rolls. Add and in and you get a lot closer to a kill on minimum damag...
by Elder_Basilisk
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: If you could "rig" the AWC...
Replies: 25
Views: 13802

Re: If you could "rig" the AWC...

Special shots not being usable at squadsight range and serial only refunding action points if the first shot of double-shot abilities kill are both from vanilla if I am not wrong. I didn't report it as a bug but it's a little hard to tell if it is a vanilla issue or not. Vanilla doesn't give you ma...
by Elder_Basilisk
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: If you could "rig" the AWC...
Replies: 25
Views: 13802

Re: If you could "rig" the AWC...

I landed rupture and chain shot on my shooty holotarget sniper. Neither are usable at squadsight range and so far it looks like serial won't give me back the action I use for them (also true on my shooty shinobi who landed chain shot and took serial). A little disappointing but once you know, you ca...
by Elder_Basilisk
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Your general purpose squads?
Replies: 29
Views: 15316

Re: Your general purpose squads?

My generalist squads depend upon who is wounded at the time. I have 5 full squads, but sometimes I have to mix and match. Ideally, I go with a DFA sharpshooter, a specialist officer, and a mix of 3 Gunner/ranger/grenadiers. Maybe a technical if there's room. And a shinobi scout if there's room for a...
by Elder_Basilisk
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Usefulness of Plasma Grenades/Medics
Replies: 28
Views: 12865

Re: Usefulness of Plasma Grenades/Medics

Discussing medics: what do you all think of field medic on a shooter (ranger, assault, sniper, etc) as an AWC perk? Worthless? Enables you to run without a specialist? Useful backup for a specialist on high body count missions like supply raids, psi gate, and waterworld? I had the fortune to roll fi...
by Elder_Basilisk
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Questionable Perks
Replies: 57
Views: 22149

Re: Questionable Perks

I'll say this for bladestorm. It's not nearly as terrible as flush. Because I was a nub, I built my second shinobi with bladestorm and it actually came in handy a few times. It was pretty effective at keeping chrysalids off of him and I do fleche a bad guy, it's about 50/50 that they'll trigger blad...
by Elder_Basilisk
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Are mags better than lasers
Replies: 15
Views: 8083

Re: Are mags better than lasers

It depends on the enemies you are fighting. If the extra damage knocks an attack off the numerous of attacks it takes to kill enemies, then mags are worth it. If it doesn't, then lasers are better. Now, enemies get tougher as the game goes on so the calculations will change. I went with lasers initi...
by Elder_Basilisk
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Wet Work Balance
Replies: 44
Views: 17709

Re: Wet Work Balance

Last time I had an extract VIP mission, it said it was light but I found at least 3 pods of 4 aliens camping within a blue move of the extraction point. Plus one more on patrol, a turret, and a pair of chrysalis's due to a dark event. My A team might have been able to fight through it but probably n...
by Elder_Basilisk
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Questionable Perks
Replies: 57
Views: 22149

Re: Questionable Perks

In defense of killzone for specialists: if you have a decent aim specialist, you can give them an expanded magazine and hair trigger and-especially if they picked up shooty AWC perks like grazing fire or center mass- turn a pod cracking manuever like a rocket or saturation fire into a pod deleting m...
by Elder_Basilisk
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: [Feedback] 1.2 Perk Tree: Tier balance (Wall of Text Warning)
Replies: 45
Views: 18255

Re: [Feedback] 1.2 Perk Tree: Tier balance (Wall of Text Warning)

There's a lot of exaggeration on both sides in the grenadier debate. The control difference between a support grenadier and a damage grenadier before sting grenades is: what kind of grenade gets a bonus use, whether you get a free action support grenade, and whether your flashbangs effect robots. A ...
by Elder_Basilisk
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: [Feedback] 1.2 Perk Tree: Tier balance (Wall of Text Warning)
Replies: 45
Views: 18255

Re: [Feedback] 1.2 Perk Tree: Tier balance (Wall of Text Warning)

I think you are underestimating rapid fire as a shinobi perk. Yes, it takes a long time to get there, but when you do, it is very useful on stealth shinobi for two reasons: 1. Destroy the relay missions. The cheesy way to do this according to forum wisdom is to take a sharpshooter, have the shinobi ...
by Elder_Basilisk
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: How are people liberating regions so fast?
Replies: 45
Views: 42069

Re: How are people liberating regions so fast?

Just because you can liberate regions quickly in Long War 2 doesn't mean you have to. I started off not understanding a bunch of aspects of Long War 2 (didn't run stealth missions, didn't appreciate some of the good perks and selected some really bad ones, built a workshop first and didn't get gueri...
by Elder_Basilisk
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Resistance mecs
Replies: 4
Views: 3442

Re: Resistance mecs

I'm not sure how many POIs there are. The first two I found gave me resistance mecs. Since then (1.2 patch--maybe even 1.1 patch) I've just seen the ammo+grenade PoI. Gave me a bunch of ammo I wouldn't have bothered making in the proving grounds but which are interesting options but a few other rewa...
by Elder_Basilisk
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Dead or Captured?
Replies: 11
Views: 6627

Re: Dead or Captured?

I wouldn't say casually leave soldiers behind. He could show up as a rescuee on a mission with no time to infiltrate or in a strength 10 region or during a vigilance/faceless infiltrators dark event two-fer.
by Elder_Basilisk
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: DFA vs. Rapid Targeting
Replies: 33
Views: 14105

Re: DFA vs. Rapid Targeting

I took rapid targeting on my first sharpshooter and he's never been terrible due to steady hands from AWC and high native aim (now that he's a master sergeant major look forward to playing with his AWC chain shot and rupture abilities) but my dfa snipers have been more effective level for level and ...
by Elder_Basilisk
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: What classes/starting stats should choose for officers?
Replies: 8
Views: 5313

Re: What classes/starting stats should choose for officers?

I've had some good success with specialists. I have a few different specialist builds I've been using and though things change with AWC abilities (I got grazing fire on one, chain shot or rapid fire would make a big difference), I find there are only a few times that I don't have spare actions for t...
by Elder_Basilisk
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Avatar facility missions
Replies: 10
Views: 7032

Re: Avatar facility missions

I completed the blacksite mission with a 3man stealth team. Got in, threw the flare, reconcealed, planted the x4, tried skullmining one of the enemies then commanded my 3rd ninja to get back to the evacuate zone in the evacuate turn. As for improving stealth gameplay on these missions, I think that ...
by Elder_Basilisk
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: I think i'm losing...
Replies: 3
Views: 2867

Re: I think i'm losing...

By third one, do you mean codex coordinates?
by Elder_Basilisk
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Avatar facility missions
Replies: 10
Views: 7032

Avatar facility missions

In vanilla, the Avatar facility missions were very easy to stealth, plant the x4 and escape without firing a shot. From the mission description, it seems that they're more like the HQ assault in LW2. Is this right? And do you usually need a full 10 man team or can it be done with 5-6 or 7-8?
by Elder_Basilisk
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Trap mission
Replies: 8
Views: 5503

Re: Trap mission

Turned out not to have been a trap. Fought it out and got the rewards plus a little extra for skulljacking advent and for having an actual specialist to do the hacking.
by Elder_Basilisk
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: My humble input on the Blacksite mission
Replies: 9
Views: 5215

Re: My humble input on the Blacksite mission

I don't mind that you can stealth the blacksite mission. Maybe it should be harder (a hackable lock on the back door would require a demo charge or hack which would break conceal and make it a bit harder assuming a sectopod doesn't just randomly walk through the wall like it did on mine). But if you...
by Elder_Basilisk
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Trap mission
Replies: 8
Views: 5503

Re: Trap mission

Strength in the region is 2 or 3, so I guess it's not supposed to be a trap mission. Still, it seems like crazy good rewards. We'll see how it turns out.