Ibtisam

Ibtisam is a female Mon Calamari pilot whose ship of choice was the B-Wing. After her people were enslaved by the Galatic Empire she joined the Alliance Starfighter Corps and volunteered to fly in one of the first B-Wing starfighter squadrons. She piloted her modified B-Wing in the Battle of Endor, during which she was shot down in the second wave. She later joined Rogue Squadron and to her annoyance was forced to pilot an X-Wing.

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Pilot Ability

Ibtisam’s pilot ability typically activates when she perform a red maneuver, which B-Wings have in large supply. It may be activated on demand by actions that generate stress.

Upgrades

Ibtisam may be upgraded with an Elite Pilot Talent, System Upgrade, Cannon, or Torpedoes.

  • Advanced Sensors is a solid upgrade for any B-Wing, but it is especially good for Ibtisam. Focus before she K-Turns and the stress token provides a mini target lock.
  • Push the Limit is a good way to gain a stress token to make use of her pilot ability.
  • Take a Fire Control System and Heavy Laser Cannon to boost her offense. An Autoblaster may also be taken, but it’s less common.
  • An Engine Upgrade pairs well with Advanced Sensors for 45 degree K-turns.
  • With Push the Limit she’s a good Torpedo platform. Acquire a target lock, focus, then use her pilot ability for a reroll.
  • Elusiveness not only makes the attacker reroll one die, but Ibtisam may then reroll one defense die.
  • Ion Cannons are a popular choice, but they waste her attack of 3.
  • Opportunist not only raises her attack to 4, but also allows a reroll.

References

This article uses material from the “Ibtisam” article on the Star Wars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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