Hi, my name is Chris and I’m from Hamilton, Ontario. I figured that since people will be comparing the two YT-models, I’d be comparing two similar pilots, both of whom deal with crits they’re dealt in a unique way, and are both PS 5. Please note I will not be discussing the ships, just the abilities, and will be taking one particular EPT into account.
So some of you pulled out your Outrider expansion packs (or knew before hand from spoilers) and saw this card:
Choosing your crit seemed underwhelming, as you got a defensive version of this seldom used pilot, with even fewer options:
Also disappointing was comparing it to someone who, instead of ‘picking your poison, is simply immune to it:
So, many of you were likely disappointed. Two choices instead of the three given by one of the least chosen pilots in the game, and pales in comparison to someone else. Its like FFG has the determination to make Leebo a poor choice. Until you notice this:
Now that’s interesting, not flip discard. So while Chewie can stop a critical from being…critical, he still has to take the damage, but this card can even mitigate that. Wow! So what are the chances of crit you draw being a pilot critical? Well, sadly they’re pretty slim:
8/33. Yeah, that’s why determination only costs 1 point.
So, Leebo, when you draw a ship critical for your first of the two cards you have an 8/33 chance to draw a pilot crit. If that’s a hit, good, use determination to cancel it. If not, 8 or the remaining 32 cards are pilots. Also, keep in mind that Chewbacca can pick determination and cancel pilot crits (its in the FAQ, for those wondering) for Leebo to gain the advantage when both have determination, you need the second critical to be of the pilot type.
The chances of getting each particular pair of crits:
case 1: Ship-Ship: 600/1056 (56%)
case 2: Pilot-Pilot: 56/1056 (5%)
case 3: Pilot-Ship: 200/1056 (19%)
case 4:Ship-Pilot: 200/1056 (19%)
Note: 1056 came from multiplying 33 and 32, as after drawing a card, you only have 32 left. All numbers are rounded. There is a 1% margin of error.
We will do two comparisons, with the difference being if Chewie has determination. Leebo will have determination in both examples.
When they both have determination, they would both take no damage in cases 2 and 3 (24%), with Leebo taking a crit and Chewie taking 1 damage in case 1 (56%), while only in case 4 does Leebo take no damage, but Chewie does (19%)
However, if Chewie doesn’t take determination, cases 2 and 3 become identical to case 4 in the above scenario, with only case 1 being advantageous. Keep in mind in both scenarios, Leebo getting to choose which ship crit to take will also minimize how game-changing it is (for example, weapons malfunction won’t effect you much if you take the Outrider title, and having Leebo as your pilot makes this card more likely)
In the end, the choice of who to play is yours, with even both being an option. I personally have played Chewie a lot, and look froward to doing the same with Leebo.
May the force be with you, pilot