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X-Wing: TIE Silencer Unboxing

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Jan 6 2018

The TIE Silencer is a scary new ship in the Imperial Fleet – Get ready to see the Dark Side!

Kylo Ren has a new ship in The Last Jedi which means X-Wing has a contender ready to battle. The TIE Silencer is here and it’s ready to pounce!


Aside from having a sleek new design and darker paint scheme than some of the more traditional TIEs, the Silencer is different in other ways, too. It’s a larger ship – it looks like it should be on a large base, but it’s not! That’s the first thing we noticed because it’s really going to mess with folks and there positioning.

The menacing profile of the ship is one thing, but the stats on it are pretty gnarly by themselves. It’s got a 3 dice primary, 3 agility, 4 hull and 2 shields. It’s a dial is pretty maneuverable on top of all that.

It’s an attack dog that can go heads-up or stick to the flanks and tear you to shreds! To top that off, it’s also got a tech slot (which just gets better and better with more releases), an advanced sensor slot, and with the right pilot, an EPT. It’s action bar is also pretty amazing (as if you needed any more reasons to fly this ship). It’s a tad pricey in terms of points…but you’re paying for a quality of ship the Empire doesn’t see very often. This ain’t a rank and file TIE – this is the SILENCER!


Kylo Ren is back in this ship and it’s a pretty mean package!

We cover all the cards in the video but we wanted to focus on Blackout for just a moment. Somehow, this pilot gets better when the shots are obstructed. If you can make that happen consistently, Blackout will really do a number on the enemy squad. If you wanted to get really crazy you could toss in Trick Shot for fun:

Another option is Debris Gambit:

Basically, if you want to go for more damage, slap Trick shot on there. If you want to be more defensive, Debris Gambit is your friend.


The TIE Silencer will be a force to be reckoned with on the tabletop. It’s going to reward pilots who want to fly in dangerous Debris and Asteroid areas. Do you have the piloting chops to successfully navigate an Asteroid field? If so, then try running Blackout in the TIE Silencer.

TIE Silencer Expansion Pack $29.95

Engineered for speed and incredible handling, the TIE silencer is devastating in the hands of those who can unlock its full potential. Lesser pilots, however, are often overwhelmed and unable to maintain control of the nimble craft. Fortunately for the First Order, the TIE Silencer Expansion Pack for X-Wing™ pairs its sleek and menacing, pre-painted miniature starfighter with a quartet of talented pilots, including the dark side Force user Kylo Ren. Additionally, you’ll find twelve upgrade cards, one condition card, a maneuver dial, and all the plastic and tokens you need to launch this lethal fighter into action!


What’s your take on the new TIE Silencer?

Author: Adam Harrison
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