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by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Build order. When the AWC?
Replies: 2
Views: 5570

Re: Build order. When the AWC?

It depends on your strategy. GTS -> AWC -> Power/Resistance Com -> PG -> Laboratory -> PSI I tend the build the laboratory quite late but the tech comes around the time I have the resources to spend.Another reason for making the laboratory a bit later is that I put it on Power Coil. Laboratory is on...
by WanWhiteWolf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Veteran Diff, its December, how far should I be?
Replies: 5
Views: 4119

Re: Veteran Diff, its December, how far should I be?

That's pretty standard. I mean...on Veteran difficulty you can probably reach plasma on September or something like that if you know exactly what you are doing. But if you have a solid strategy, you might as well go on a higher difficulty to begin with. Coil guns + Predator armor is enough to finish...
by WanWhiteWolf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Can't find a codex to skulljack
Replies: 3
Views: 3967

Re: Can't find a codex to skulljack

A lot of people had issues in spawning one for the quest. You can use console command to spawn one: dropunit cyberus 1 I am not sure if you can finish the campaign if you have only 10 days left. You will set back the timer after you take the codex but endgame, it goes back pretty quickly. You might ...
by WanWhiteWolf
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Grenadiers suck.
Replies: 58
Views: 24645

Re: Grenadiers suck.

I don't think they are weak. They are the best CC class in the game. If you are into "but I kill everything on 1 turn anyway" camp, then sure, they don't have a usage. Otherwise ... they are pretty good. Don't trust all that you see on JoinRbs channel. First, because he didn't play LW lately and the...
by WanWhiteWolf
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Farming troop columns?(rants included)
Replies: 3
Views: 3094

Re: Farming troop columns?(rants included)

Troop columns require STR 4. On supply raid you remove STR from the the incomming region (and prevent the STR on the region you detect it).Troop column removes the STR in the region it is detected. Usually I scan for them on STR 4-STR5 region with 8+ rebels. Above STR 6 I prefer to go on supply sinc...
by WanWhiteWolf
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: OW Tactics
Replies: 7
Views: 4299

Re: OW Tactics

You have to consider that you do damage on Alien + XCOM turn. That said, an OW ranger can attack 5 times (3 OW shots + 2 standard shots), instead of 4 (1 OW shot , 1 standard shot , rapid fire). The advantage of OW ranger vs a standard ranger: - Takes one additional shot - Has 3 accurate OW shots th...
by WanWhiteWolf
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Command pod in Supply Raids
Replies: 9
Views: 5489

Re: Command pod in Supply Raids

Command pod for supply raids depends on STR and FORCE level. Supply raids get a STR bonus (I believe it's +3) and they are equal with the STR of the highest region - e.g. either the source or the destination of the supply raid. Below STR 5 there is no command pod. Considering the Supply raid has +3 ...
by WanWhiteWolf
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Legend difficulty vigilance generation mechanics
Replies: 13
Views: 7056

Re: Legend difficulty vigilance generation mechanics

I tried both spiking vigilance vs non-spiking vigilance strategies. The heavy spiking vigilance postponed the Avatar timer on November without doing anything against it. But I had 90 Legions on November and most missions were on STR 5-7. By December I rushed the end campaign with EXO and Coils. I ha...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Bug Reports
Topic: Slow strategy progression?
Replies: 12
Views: 5279

Re: Slow strategy progression?

Dark events are visible without liberation. I don't know if it's something related to difficulty. Maybe they start showing up a bit later on Veteran. Easiest way to test it - is to make a save and then simply pass the time / ignoring everything. It may take 5 minutes of globe scanning , but you can ...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Psionics - I was doing it all wrong.
Replies: 24
Views: 18996

Re: Psionics - I was doing it all wrong.

Most people are not very enthusiastic about psionics, and it's easy to see why. In the typical game, by the time they even come into play at all you're at least up to magnetic weapons, if not coilguns, and the demand for resources makes training up a whole new soldier class when you've already got ...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: September brick wall advice
Replies: 7
Views: 4644

Re: September brick wall advice

As far as late game goes (October+), the following applies to me: GOps STR 1-5(6): 5 Man Ex Light (10-15%) 6 Man V Light (70%) 7 Man Light (10-15%) I actually prefer 6 man V Light over Ex Light due to flexibility when encountering a strong enemy (e.g. Andromedon). Also, Ex Light is pretty hard to fi...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Why can't I find a facility lead?
Replies: 24
Views: 10299

Re: Why can't I find a facility lead?

Man, I skullmined the crap out of these guys, never had any facility leads. Same with Intel Package missions, never a single lead. Skullmine gives you only intel, unfortunately. On higher difficulty you need to start doing this early; otherwise you straight up lose to Avatar. The fact that a single...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Can a region running out of supply?
Replies: 4
Views: 3126

Re: Can a region running out of supply?

I am not really sure what you asking so I will give a general answer. Your supply income is generated by all regions you control, and more specifically, the sum of all rebels assigned to Supply Job across the globe. I've had income of 2000+ supply and I didn't see any cap. To get 2000+ you need at l...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Why can't I find a facility lead?
Replies: 24
Views: 10299

Re: Why can't I find a facility lead?

Honestly, I just dunno what am I doing wrong, but in like 3 commander difficulty playthrough I lost to avatar project, because not once I found a facility lead. Missions became ridiculous aswell, as in a extremely light recover item mission in an advent strength 2 region I encountered a pack with O...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Psionics - I was doing it all wrong.
Replies: 24
Views: 18996

Re: Psionics - I was doing it all wrong.

On Legend I find the best spot for PSI is after magnetic + EXOs. Usually that's the time when the trial-by-fire officer starts to kick in and when you can also dedicate a scientist for the training. That's pretty much the same as rushing PSI but not assigning SCI to PSI labs (since you probably don'...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Black site mission question 1.4
Replies: 4
Views: 3105

Re: Black site mission question 1.4

The evac is fixed to the spawn point, so you have to go aaaaall the way to the vial and then aaaaaall the way back. Also I think RNF start dropping as soon as you grab the vial, regardless of the RNF timer, but you get plenty of turns to kill everything before you grab the vial, if you aren't OW le...
by WanWhiteWolf
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Over watch ranger question
Replies: 4
Views: 3657

Re: Over watch ranger question

I go with Combat fitness on all Rangers. It's a pretty good perk and the others don't seem that interesting. On a Shooter ranger it's better in almost all cases to use rapid fire over rupture. The Cone attack is pretty much a trap. You can only use it effectively when breaking concealment, and even ...
by WanWhiteWolf
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: No Reinforcement Farming vs No Experience
Replies: 23
Views: 10793

Re: No Reinforcement Farming vs No Experience

RNF only missions will give XP according to their own rules - in fact, I'm pretty sure they already do. Heaven Defense is rated as Very Light. Pretty sure you are going to kill more than 12 enemies before the minimum 5 turn evac timer runs out. And you can still farm XP in different ways - like doi...
by WanWhiteWolf
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: No Reinforcement Farming vs No Experience
Replies: 23
Views: 10793

Re: No Reinforcement Farming vs No Experience

I've tried farming reinforcements. It's really not that fun and rather boring. It doesn't really add that much xp in the scheme of things either. I think capping the xp and intel from kills is a reasonable solution. These could be capped at 2-3 times the number of Advent on the board at start for G...
by WanWhiteWolf
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Can we have (old) Supply Raids back?
Replies: 11
Views: 6751

Re: Can we have (old) Supply Raids back?

I think supply raids are useless content at this point. It depends on difficulty, of course, but on Legend it's not worth trading the intelligence boost to do this mission. Without boost, you are not doing it (or you go with like 3 people). Yes, if you are 1 year in the campaign with 13 rebels, half...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: a few newbie questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3481

Re: a few newbie questions

The tower is usually very light / light , depending on your infiltration and STR in that region. From what I've seen, you are up against 4 pods, 1 pod at the console. Easiest way to do the mission is to have a stealth shinobi. - The shinobi gets close to the console - Make sure you are close to the ...
by WanWhiteWolf
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Supply Missions
Replies: 22
Views: 10012

Re: Supply Missions

Producing a supply mission is relatively easy. Just do more mission in the same region without hiding rebels after. Advent will try to reinforce the region by sending supply raids. In order to detect them, you need a lot of rebels (10+) to have a decent chance of finding them with a good timer. By g...
by WanWhiteWolf
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Long War 2: Strategy
Topic: Need some pointers
Replies: 5
Views: 3686

Re: Need some pointers

March: Buy SCI from market. Look for lib chain mission. April: Buy SCI from market. Look for Lib chain mission. Laser research. May: Magnetic research. Ablative vest research. Look for Lib chain mission June/July: Exo research. Liberate first region. Get vulture GTS Build laboratory. Optional - PSI ...
by WanWhiteWolf
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Long War 2
Topic: Aren't advent rocketeers not supposed to shoot a rocket after moving?
Replies: 4
Views: 3166

Re: Aren't advent rocketeers not supposed to shoot a rocket after moving?

They can move and shoot the rocket. I don't think they have penalty either for move + shoot.

You need to spend 1 consumable (e.g. flash / fire grenade) if you cannot kill them.

Leaving them uncontrolled can lead to squadwipes.