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Shaltari Fleet Build
08-10-2017, 07:38 PM
Post: #1
Shaltari Fleet Build
Okay folks, I'm starting to build a Shaltari fleet, so far I have:
4 cruisers including the starter fleet build of 1 Obsidian, 1 Amber and 1 Emerald - 1 to build
12 Frigates including the starter fleet build of 2 Jade and 2 Topaz - 8 to build
4 Voidgates

I want to try and have a few games with this before I look at buying/building/painting anymore. The list I'm thinking of trying with these is:

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Shaltari 1250 Clash - 1110pts
Shaltari - 4 launch assets

SR10 Vanguard battlegroup (155pts)
1 x Obsidian - 155pts - H
   + Star Elder (40pts, 3AV)

SR9 Line battlegroup (258pts)
1 x Amber - 110pts - M
4 x Topaz - 148pts - L

SR9 Line battlegroup (160pts)
1 x Emerald - 100pts - M
2 x Voidgate - 30pts - L
2 x Voidgate - 30pts - L

SR5 Line battlegroup (145pts)
1 x Basalt - 145pts - M

SR4 Pathfinder battlegroup (192pts)
2 x Amethyst - 96pts - L
2 x Amethyst - 96pts - L

SR4 Pathfinder battlegroup (180pts)
4 x Jade - 180pts - L
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Any suggestions or feedback would be appreciated (I know I need more voidgates but I only have 4 right now, you only get 1 per cruiser sprue....).

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08-10-2017, 09:21 PM (This post was last modified: 08-10-2017 09:21 PM by jaqenhgar.)
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RE: Shaltari Fleet Build
I like the Amber, and the basalt is fairly decent. Jade's are good but a bit expensive, not sure about the 4 amethyst group now they have been nerfed. I like the 4 topaz.

Don't like the obsidian as very hard to pull off a weapons free, and the damage output is a bit weak. i would go for an onyx instead as the fire arc is great and if you can pull off two weapon free turns it can do some serious damage.

I know it sounds a bit overkill with the big scan range of shaltari but you need an active scan group - maybe 4 topaz and a single amethyst - two active scans a turn and you try and kill two enemy cruisers before you take any return fire.

Of course going forward you need a second Emerald and at the very least I'd say 9 voidgates in total.

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08-10-2017, 10:39 PM
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RE: Shaltari Fleet Build
Thanks for the advice Chris, unfortunately I already have the obsidian as its one of the starter fleet ships. All 3 are built as per the starter fleet build.

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