Im always excusing myself as a noob, so I guess i´ll start by stating ere aswell that ive only played a handful of matches so far.
I love the SFA, between beeing able to Snipe and Brutal shot they bring a world of hurt to those who would oppose the Retribution.
But I still have to get a grasp on the Star Strike. It is a 33% chance of not doing any damage at all, and even IF it does damage it is lagging one turn. Im no mathematician, but given a hitrate of about 50% (that is, versus DEF 12) I gather that the dmage output is about the same.
1. Turn X. Hit. With SS = no damage / Without = POW 12
2. Turn X+1. Miss. With SS = 66% chance of 12 POW / Without = no damage.
3. Turn X+2. Hit. With SS= 48% chance of POW 12 / Without= POW 12
4. Turn X+3. Miss. With SS = 28% chance of POW 12 / Without = no damage.
So over the course of 4 turns there is only 28% chance that I do EQUAL damage to shooting directly. This is ofcourse not taking into account outside factors such as melee, brutal shot, the target dying from this or other sources etcetc.
It just seems very meh to me. Am I missing usage here or is it just more of a situational shot than the others?