Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Alston, Cumbria
Yeah, you simply need to have a Focus or TL token on your ship in order to use the attack, you don't need to spend them in the case of IPMs and Prockets. I think this was a deliberate move by FFG to increase the power of ordnance as the waves came on, as it's very underpowered at the moment. Allowing you to use the Lock or Focus to modify the attack roll with the Torps is a big step forward.
Failsafe is still worth it, as even if you roll 4 hits (or something) it's equally possible that you might be throwing it at a Phantom who's sitting on 5 green dice and an evade token, in which case it can still dodge all of those hits you managed to get with the Target Lock reroll, or the Focus for Prockets. It allows you to keep using the missiles until you actually get damage through onto the ship, and thus an Ion or Stress token depending on the warhead. If you're taking the Ordnance as a kind of "optional extra points filler" then you might skip the Failsafe in favour of another Modification, but if it's the primary role of the ship, I'd never leave home without it.
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