Monday, May 7, 2012

Tigris Weapons Class Plane Released

FA-87 Tigris
We have a new skin out there modeled after the F-111 Aardvark!  The Tigris reminds me a little of the Hurricane with boosts in speed (BEST IN CLASS for SPEED), missile tracking (2nd in class only to the Liberty/Helix) and missile reload (same reload speed as Hawken).  A small addition of critical strike rating helps with the bonus damage for some strikes.  Of note, no agility upgrades which will hurt if you go head to head against a Hawken.  Overall, an ok plane - nothing too crazy to get me excited, but not bad.


F-111 Aardvark - real life shot

24 comments:

  1. Why would tou want to buy this? Obviously its crap.I think save your coins for the Nightwing

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    1. Nightwing is Defense Class and thisone is weapons. Its Fifth
      Best in weapons class : Sentinel Liberty Eagle Hawken then Tigris...litlle better the Hurricane.

      as For Nightwing : Good for Survival mode. Tigris is 10% less in defense But Double capable in Attack. So Nightwing is NOT a Good Purchase when thinking Battles.

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    2. woah woah woah,liberty is NOT BETTER than the hawken and hawken is better than the eagle. and how did the red widow get thrown out of the equation? come on people back me up!

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    3. I agree. The Hawken, I thought was considered to be the best Weapons Class plane until the Red Widow came along, which pushed back the Hawken to second. It is true that Sentinel and Eagle X do more damage than the Hawken, but I would think that if there was a contest to see which plane could inflict the most damage in 1 minute, the winner would be the Hawken because it can reload so quickly and shoot again. That's what makes the Red Widow so dominant- It does more damage than the Hawken but with the same reload speed.

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    4. The hawlken is garbage, I have nearly all of the weapons class, and I hardly ever use it, there is so much better, I would put top 5: 1: red widow 2: paladin 3: Titan 4 : cyclops 5 :eagle X

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  2. Its weapons, not defence.:)Im a different guy than Hawken pro; i dont have lowercase p in pro.

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  3. how dare you use my name!

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    1. he is just jealous

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  4. Crap,and the annoying pop up keeps coming up...

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  5. I kill this crap twice with my P-79 spectre with raam

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  6. Why the heck is this on the Defense Class list? It's a Weapons class plane.

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  7. It is weapons clas!

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  8. Obviously crap? I think not. I hammered a FA-119 Reaper, P-79 Spectre and somebody's "Iron Fang" last night and all pilot's skill ratings were superior to mine (8000+)

    Fly it like a bat outta hell and keep missiles in the air - I LOVE this beast!

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  9. Missile tracking and Missile reload is perfect match. Facing endless missiles, no plane can dodge them all. Actually, I can’t tell damage or critical strike which is better. Someone can do a calculation comparing them.
    Love this plane, its limited edition. Bored with Hawken…

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  10. I fought a Tigris with my paladin and it was good. Somehow, it defeated me first round by critical hits i think.The paladin has good missile reload (10%) but not the missile tracking. On the good side, the paladin has 11% armor, which helped me win the match 1-0

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  11. the tigris has some pretty good stats individually, bet even better together. first of all, there is missile reload speed, meaning more missiles for your opponent to dodge. extra missile tracking means more missiles will hit their mark. along with some extra critical strike, if many missiles hit your opponent, you will probably get an extra 1-2 critical hits, will will rack up some good amount of damage. i really value the missile tracking and reload speed that the tigris has. however, i still think the red widow is a better choice for a weapons class plane.

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  12. I think the Tigris is an interesting weapons class plane. The missile tracking and speed stats make it seem like a Hurricane or a Liberty. This plane has good speed and good missile reload- excellent for making high speed missile runs in Campaign mode or in Versus mode. The extra critical hit boost makes it a very curious plane. Overall, this plane has characteristics similar to a Liberty, a Hawken, and a Hurricane. Still, this is a weapons class with no extra damage. This plane is an interesting buy. I'd like to hear about this plane from Tigris pilots.

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  13. there is a new plane called the sky demon.

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  14. the sky demon unlocks at level 50.

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  15. The awnser... Get a paladin, it is this with more!

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  16. I have a fully upgraded Tigris. Honestly, it's not much with the stock missiles in versus - an agility plane would do better. With credit RAAMs or even Lancers farmed from campaign mission though, it's pretty good as in you simply can't dodge all that missile spam with amazing tracking - even in close combat. You can out-fly it with agility plane, but speed opens some ways to counter it. Criticals also happen pretty often along with damage upgrade.

    I wouldn't say it's better that Hawken, but it can still give it a run for it's money.

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    1. Argh, I mean weapons class criticals upgrade

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    2. As for campaign or survival runs, it is pretty fast even with stock missiles. Pretty easy farming. After 17-18th wave you'd have troubles with surviving though; and last campaign mission is kind of a bother without a defence plane. That's where I prefer my KD-90 Sphynx - regen is nice to have in tough places.

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  17. I have been flying this beast for about 2 months now, and i have killed just about most planes in game! I kove to fly it, just handles so well. My SR 27489... Just watch out for your energy though- but if you have some skills that shouldn't be a problem... Buy this plane yall!!

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