|The best Clone Wars tech 10 points can buy!|
|See, he jumps super good|
Y Wings are primarily Bombers. As we covered before, the primary role of your bombers is to hit enemy ships. Every turn (except 1) that they're not hitting enemy ships is a turn they're not getting more value for you that they could be. The ideal case is that you're somehow hitting ships with your Y wings on turns 2 through 6, but that's not always an actual thing that happens. The more turns you have them hitting ships, though, the more turns you have them rolling black dice. There's nothing more satisfying than watching someone have to decide if they really want to spend the Raider's Brace to reduce the Hit+Crit down to the more manageable one damage that MAY keep them alive. Mmmm, tasty.
That cheapness is another benefit of the Y wing. Speed 3 keeps them the same speed as your X-wings, so they can escort them into combat, let Intel and your fighters lock down the enemy squadrons, and then send the Y-wings on in. ISDs die to concentrated squadron fire, just due to sheer overwhelming of the defense tokens. When it has to choose to redirect 2 damage from one bomb to just not take it on the unshielded side, that's great usage for the Y-wing's cost. Imagine doing that 3-4 times..... And big ships without shields are just floating rocks, waiting for death.
|So I hear you want to swarm....|
Let me propose a scenario for you. Norra and 3 Y-wings are attacking a Raider. Norra goes first and thanks to Bomber Command Center, gets a hit and crit. The Raider braces it down, but the crit still triggers and down goes its 2 side shields. The remaining 3 Y-wings now can, with some good rolls and a lucky crit or two, deal the necessary 4 damage to kill the Raider. That's a terrifying thing that ships need to be concerned about. Or, even more terrifying, if the Y wings wipe out the shields on an ISD on 2-3 sides, the MC30 that follows up with all the black dice cant WAIT to hit an unshielded ship that has 2 useless redirects. Norra is a FORCE multiplier, and she needs to be respected for what she can do for your squadrons. Her nearby 2-3 other squadrons all getting help from Yavaris can WIPE an entire ISD's worth of shields, and then some.
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How to Use Them
Y-wings can get work done. They're not as glamorous as B-wings, not as good against squadrons as X-wings, but for sheer points and ability, they can wreck big ship lives. They're basic bombers, but their damage is significantly higher than you'd think for their cost, just rolling wave after wave of damage into ships. Admirals on ISDs need to learn to fear the Wishbone...
|The other one. Man, these jokes are getting ruff.|
If your opponent didn't bring squadrons, hit his ships with your squadrons. Show him the might of squadron play!