Although it can function in space, the TIE striker was designed primarily for use in atmosphere and features a sleek profile with an extended cockpit and advanced high-speed wings.
In X-Wing, these wings continue to set the TIE striker apart from other TIEs. First of all, they help translate the TIE striker’s speed and power to the pre-painted miniature from the TIE Striker Expansion Pack. But more importantly, they allow your TIE striker pilots to make lightning-quick adjustments to their maneuvers.
Among the expansion’s three upgrades are the TIE Striker only Title, Adaptive Ailerons , which state that immediately before you reveal your dial, if you are not stressed, you must execute a white left-bank, right-bank, or straight maneuver.
Although the ability may seem unnecessarily restrictive at first glance, it is important to remember that you do not need to equip your TIE striker with Adaptive Ailerons. Also, you execute this free Speed « 1 » maneuver before revealing and executing the maneuver locked into your dial. Given the right measure of pilot skill, your TIE striker’s Adaptive Ailerons allow it to begin its activation by repositioning itself with the equivalent of a boost action after your opponent’s ships have already activated.
In such circumstances, a TIE striker with Adaptive Ailerons is a uniquely responsive fighter, especially since it already features the barrel roll action.