Where is the Necromancy or are people so 'in the moment' that anything more that a day old and unanswered just just be asked again in a new thread?As for the worth of an engine upgrade it is like so many other things and depends on what it is used on. You should not feel bad buying the ships that include the upgrade so that 'worth it' question doesn't matter much. When it comes to using it the question is a bit harder as 4 points can make some ships far too expensive while other may really like that action based movement option. Both while using them myself and while playing against them, it has been my opinion that a Vader or Corran without Boost is a dead Vader or Corran.Corran doing green moves to heal shield with R2 needs boost to not stay totally predictable and not lit up. Plus you won't be maximizing his cost since you have no way of consistently sliding into range 1.Of course a less common Corran Horn build, NOT running R2-D2 for example, maybe doesn't care about gaining boost as much and can do something different. If all you can do is green moves it really helps to be able to modify your flying with your action.
X-wing Engine Upgrade
X Wing Engine Upgrade
The same logic goes for PTL Dash Rendar, getting to use his native barrel roll or his EU granted boost to move around after clearing stress.Vader meanwhile really needs to arc dodge AND get in range 1 to be worth his points. You can use him without EU of course, but it is like night and day for me. EU is basically an auto add on him, unless you are really hard up to build a stealth device version instead, but never getting range 1 shots limits Vader to taking pot shots instead of laying 3 dice plus a crit or shooting Prockets for example.Anywho.it's not like you need to buy a lame ship to get EU either.lol.you HAD to buy TIE defender for example to get Predator for example until recently.that was robbery in comparison. It's a very useful upgrade - adding the Boost action to a ship which doesn't have it normally - and shines on already expensive ships (pimped out freighters, high PS aces) or ships with limited dials (Shuttles, Yv-666).However, a note of caution: rely on it too much and it rapidly becomes a crutch (as evidenced in some of the rather myopic posts earlier in the thread). Not every ship in the game is intended to be an arc-dodger, and not every ship in the game has the action economy necessary to be an effective arc dodger. You can throw PtL and Engine Upgrade on a lot of ships, but that doesn't make them Soontir Fel.