X-Wing Pilot Skill Chart

Note: Update 4/17/2017 through Wave 10 and C-ROC

Recently, I was in the process of trying to build a squadron and I wanted to include pilots of the same Pilot Skill. As I was thinking about what to add, I had to keep bouncing around between ship lists which, not that there are quite a few ships in X-wing, took a little time. So I decided to compile all the pilots together in a reference chart to show the spread of pilot skill and ship types.

 

Pilot Skill Rebels Imperials Scum
PS 9
  • 29- Wedge Antilles (X-Wing) (EPT)
  • 33- Poe Dameron (T-70 X-Wing) (EPT)
  • 46- Han Solo (YT-1300) (EPT)
  • 27- Soontir Fel (TIE Interceptor) (EPT)
  • 29- Darth Vader (TIE Advanced) (EPT)
  • 29- Quickdraw (TIE S/F) (EPT)

 

  • 28- Fenn Rau (Protectorate Starfighter) (EPT)
  • 28- Talonbane Cobra (Kihraxz) (EPT)
  • 33- Dengar (Jumpmaster 5000) (EPT)

 

PS 8
  • 19- Airen Cracken (Z-95) (EPT)
  • 25- Jan Ors (HWK-290) (EPT)
  • 25- Horton Salm (Y-Wing)
  • 26- Tychu Celchu (A-Wing) (EPT)
  • 28- Luke Skywalker (X-Wing) (EPT)
  • 29- Miranda Doni (K-Wing)
  • 29- Wes Janson (X-Wing) (EPT)
  • 31- Ten Numb (B-Wing) (EPT)
  • 31- Poe Dameron (T-70 X-Wing) (EPT)
  • 35- Corran Horn (E-Wing) (EPT)
  • 45- Rey (YT-1300) (EPT)

 

  • 18- Howlrunner (TIE Fighter) (EPT)
  • 21- Omega Leader (TIE F/O) (EPT)
  • 23- Duchess (TIE Striker) (EPT)
  • 24- Tomax Bren (TIE Bomber) (EPT)
  • 25- The Inquisitor (TIE Adv Prototype) (EPT)
  • 26- Carnor Jax (TIE Interceptor) (EPT)
  • 27- Captain Kagi (Lambda)
  • 28- Juno Eclipse (TIE Advanced) (EPT)
  • 37- Rexler Brath (TIE Defender) (EPT)
  • 39- Boba Fett (Firespray) (EPT)
  • 46- RA Chiraneau (Decimator) (EPT)

 

  • 20- Serissu (M3-A) (EPT)
  • 39- Boba Fett (Firespray) (EPT)

 

PS 7
  • 17- Ahsoka Tano (TIE Fighter) (EPT)
  • 22- Hera Syndulla (Attack Shuttle) (EPT)
  • 24- Jake Farrrell (A-Wing) (EPT)
  • 26- Jek Porkins (X-Wing) (EPT)
  • 29- Keyan Farlander (B-Wing) (EPT)
  • 29- Nora Wexley (ARC-170) (EPT)
  • 29- Nien Nunb (T-70 X-Wing) (EPT)
  • 30- Ello Atsy (T-70 X-wing) (EPT)
  • 36- Dash Rendar (YT-2400) (EPT)
  • 40- Hera Syndulla (VCX-100)
  • 44- Lando Calrissian (YT-1300) (EPT)

 

  • 17- Mauler Mithel (TIE Fighter) (EPT)
  • 17- Scourge (TIE Fighter) (EPT)
  • 20- Omega Ace (TIE/FO) (EPT)
  • 20 Zeta Leader (TIE/FO) (EPT)
  • 24- Tetran Cowell (TIE Interceptor) (EPT)
  • 25- Turr Phennir (TIE Interceptor (EPT)
  • 26- Major Rhymer (TIE Bomber) (EPT)
  • 27- Maarek Steele (TIE Advanced) (EPT)
  • 27- Redline (TIE Punisher)
  • 27- Backdraft (TIE S/F) (EPT)
  • 32- Whisper (TIE Phantom) (EPT)
  • 35- Maarek Steele (TIE Defender) (EPT)
  • 38- Kath Scarlett (Firespray) (EPT)

 

  • 17- N’dru Suhlak (Z-95) (EPT)
  • 19- Genesis Red (M3-A) (EPT)
  • 19- Constable Zuvio (Quadjumper) (EPT)
  • 23- Dace Bonearm (HWK-290) (EPT)
  • 24- Kavil (Y-Wing) (EPT)
  • 26- Old Teroch (Protectorate Starfighter) (EPT)
  • 28- Zuckuss (Mist Hunter) (EPT)
  • 30- Tel Trevura (Jumpmaster 5000) (EPT)
  • 31- Prince Xizor (StarViper) (EPT)
  • 35- Bossk (YV-666) (EPT)
  • 38- Kath Scarlett (Firespray) (EPT)
  • 38= Ketsu Onyo (Lancer) (EPT)
PS 6
  • 17- Lt. Blount (Z-95) (EPT)
  • 21- Kyle Katarn (HWK-290) (EPT)
  • 23- Arvel Crynyd (A-Wing)
  • 23- Dutch Vander (Y-Wing)
  • 26- Garven Dreis (X-Wing)
  • 27- Cassian Andor (U-Wing) (EPT)
  • 28- Ibtisam (B-Wing) (EPT)
  • 28- Esege Tuketu (K-Wing)
  • 28- Shara Bey (ARC-170) (EPT)
  • 28- Snap Wexley (T-70 X-Wing) (EPT)
  • 29- Red Ace (T-70 X-Wing)

 

  • 15- Youngster (TIE Fighter) (EPT)
  • 16- Dark Curse (TIE Fighter)
  • 16- Backstabber (TIE Fighter)
  • 19- Epsilon Leader (TIE/FO)
  • 22- Captain Jonus (TIE Bomber) (EPT)
  • 22- Valen Rudor (TIE Adv Prototype) (EPT)
  • 22- Pure Sabaac (TIE Striker) (EPT)
  • 24- Kir Kanos (TIE Interceptor)
  • 22- Royal Guard (TIE Interceptor) (EPT)
  • 26- Zertik Strom (TIE Advanced) (EPT)
  • 26- Colonel Jendon (Lambda)
  • 26- Deathrain (TIE Punisher)
  • 30- Echo (TIE Phantom) (EPT)
  • 34- Glaive Squadron (TIE Defender) (EPT)
  • 34- Kylo Ren (Upsilon Shuttle) (EPT)
  • 35- Colonel Vessery (TIE Defender) (EPT)
  • 44- Cmdr. Kenkrik (Decimator) (EPT)

 

  • 18- Laetin A’shera (M3-A)
  • 18- Quinn Jast (M3-A) (EPT)
  • 25- Graz the Hunter (Kihraxz)
  • 25- Kad Solus (Protectorate Starfighter) (EPT)
  • 27- 4-LOM (Mist Hunter) (EPT)
  • 34- Moralo Eval (YV-666)
  • 36- IG-88 A/B/C/D (Aggressor) (EPT)
  • 36 Emon Azzameen (Firespray)
  • 37- Asajj Ventress (Lancer) (EPT)
PS 5
  • 15- Sabine Wren (TIE Fighter) (EPT)
  • 21- Sabine Wren (Attack Shuttle) (EPT)
  • 22- Gemmer Sojan (A-Wing)
  • 25- Hobbie Klivian (X-Wing)
  • 25- Biggs Darklighter (X-Wing)
  • 26- Nera Dantels (B-Wing) (EPT)
  • 27- Blue Ace (T-70 X-Wing)
  • 32- Etahn A’baht (E-Wing) (EPT)
  • 34- Leebo (YT-2400) (EPT)
  • 38- Kanan Jarrus (VCX-100)
  • 42- Chewbacca (YT-1300) (EPT)

 

  • 15- Winged Gundark (TIE Fighter)
  • 15- Nightbeast (TIE Fighter)
  • 18- Zeta Ace (TIE/FO) (EPT)
  • 19- Gamma Squadron Veteran (TIE Bomber) (EPT)
  • 20- Countdown (TIE Striker)
  • 23- Lt. Lorrir (TIE Interceptor)
  • 23- Fel’s Wrath (TIE Interceptor)
  • 25- Cmdr. Alozen (TIE Advanced) (EPT)
  • 25- Omega Specialist (TIE S/F) (EPT)
  • 27- Shadow Squadron (TIE Phantom)
  • 34- Countess Ryad (TIE Defender) (EPT)
  • 36- Krassic Trellix (Firespray) (EPT)

 

  • 15- Kaa’To Leeachos (Z-95) (EPT)
  • 17- Tansarii Point Veteran (M3-A) (EPT)
  • 18- Sarco Plank (Quadjumper) (EPT)
  • 20- Palob Godhali (HWK-290) (EPT)
  • 22- Drea Renthal (Y-Wing)
  • 23- Black Sun Ace (Kihraxz) (EPT)
  • 23- Concord Dawn Ace (Protectorate Starighter) (EPT)
  • 25- Gand Findsman (G1-A) (EPT)
  • 30- Guri (Starviper) (EPT)
  • 33- Latts Razzi (YV-666)
  • 35- Mandalorian Mercenary (Firespray (EPT)
  • 35- Sabine Wren (Lancer)
PS 4
  • 13- Tala Squadron (Z-95)
  • 14- Captain Rex (TIE Fighter)
  • 19- Roark Garnet (HWK-290)
  • 20- Grey Squadron (Y-Wing)
  • 20- Ezra Bridger (Attack Shuttle) (EPT)
  • 23- Red Squadron (X-Wing)
  • 24- Dagger Squadron (B-Wing)
  • 25- Guardian Squadron (K-Wing)
  • 25- Bodhi Rook (U-Wing)
  • 26- Thane Kyrell (ARC-170) (EPT)
  • 26- Red Squadron Veteran (T-70 X-Wing) (EPT)
  • 37- Chopper (VCX-100)

 

  • 14- Black Squadron (TIE Fighter) (EPT)
  • 14- Wampa (TIE Fighter)
  • 17- Omega Squadron (TIE/FO) (EPT)
  • 17- Epsilon Ace (TIE/FO)
  • 18- Gamma Squadron (TIE Bomber)
  • 19- Baron of the Empire (TIE Adv Prototype) (EPT)
  • 20- Black Squadron Scout (TIE Striker) (EPT)
  • 21- Saber Squadron (TIE Interceptor) (EPT)
  • 23- Storm Squadron (TIE Advanced)
  • 23- Black Eight Squadron (TIE Punisher)
  • 24- Captain Yorr (Lambda)
  • 32- Major Stridan (Upsilon Shuttle)
  • 42- Captain Oicunn (Decimator)
  • 20- Hired Gun (Y-Wing)
  • 27- Manaroo (Jumpmaster 5000) (EPT)
PS 3
  • 13- Zeb Orrelious (TIE Fighter)
  • 18- Zeb Orrelious (Attack Shuttle)
  • 19- Green Squadron (A-Wing) (EPT)
  • 23- Tarn Mison (X-Wing)
  • 24- Hef Tobber (U-Wing)
  • 25- Braylen Stramm (ARC-170)
  • 25- Jess Pava (T-70 X-Wing)
  • 29- Blackmoon Squadron (E-Wing)
  • 32- Eaden Vrill (YT-2400)
  • 35- Lothal Pilot (VCX-100)
  • 38- Resistance Sympathizer (YT-1300)

 

  • 13- Obsidian Squadron (TIE Fighter)
  • 14- Chaser (TIE Fighter)
  • 16- Zeta Squadron (TIE/FO)
  • 17- Deathfire (TIE Bomber)
  • 18- Scarif Defender (TIE Striker)
  • 20- Avenger Squadron (TIE Interceptor)
  • 23- Zeta Specialist (TIE S/F)
  • 23- Lt. Colzet (TIE Advanced)
  • 25- Sigma Squadron (TIE Phantom)
  • 31- Lt. Dormitz (Upsilon Shuttle)
  • 32- Onyx Squadron (TIE Defender)
  • 33- Bounty Hunter (Firespray)
  • 40- Patrol Leader (Decimator)

 

  • 13- Black Sun Soldier (Z-95)
  • 15- Inaldra (M3-A) (EPT)
  • 17- Unkar Plutt (Quadjumper)
  • 19- Torkil Mux (HWK-290)
  • 22- Concord Dawn Veteran (Protectorate Starfighter) (EPT)
  • 23- Ruthless Freelancer (G1-A)
  • 25- Contracted Scout (Jumpmaster 5000) (EPT)
  • 27- Black Sun Vigo (StarViper)
PS 2
  • 12- Bandit Squadron (Z-95)
  • 16- Rebel Operative (HWK-290)
  • 18- Gold Squadron (Y-Wing)
  • 21- Rookie Pilot (X-Wing)
  • 22- Blue Squadron (B-Wing)
  • 23- Warden Squadron (K-Wing)
  • 23- Blue Squadron Pathfinder (U-Wing)
  • 24- Blue Squadron Novice (T-70 X-Wing)
  • 30- Wild Space Fringer (YT-2400)

 

  • 16- Scimitar Squadron (TIE Bomber)
  • 16- Sienar Test Pilot (TIE Adv Prototype)
  • 21- Tempest Squadron (TIE Advanced)
  • 21- Omicron Group (Lambda)
  • 21- Cutlass Squadron (TIE Punisher)
  • 30- Starkiller Base Pilot (Upsilon Shuttle)

 

  • 14- Cartel Spacer (M3-A)
  • 18- Syndicate Thug (Y-Wing)
  • 20- Cartel Marauder (Kihraxz)
  • 29- Trandoshan Slaver (YV-666)
  • 33- Shadowport Hunter (Lancer)
PS 1
  • 17- Prototype Pilot (A-Wing)
  • 27- Knave Squadron (E-Wing)
  • 27- Outer Rim Smuggler (YT-1300)

 

  • 12- Academy Pilot (TIE Fighter)
  • 15- Epsilon Squadron (TIE/FO)
  • 17- Imperial Trainee (TIE Striker)
  • 18- Alpha Squadron (TIE Interceptor)
  • 30- Delta Squadron (TIE Defender)

 

  • 12- Binayre Pirate (Z-95)
  • 14- Sunny Bounder (M3-A)
  • 15- Jakku Gunrunner (Quadjumper)
  • 16- Spice Runner (HWK-290)
  • 20- Zealous Recruit (Protectorate Starfighter)
  • 25- Black Sun Enforcer (StarViper)

 

Analysis

We’re only going to do a surface level analysis here, just looking at a few interesting things that stood out. First, there’s only slightly more PS 1 pilots than there are PS 9. This leaves both extremes as a special place.

The Rebels really dominate PS 8 and PS 2. This meshes well with their overall synergy as a faction. It’s relatively easy to fly their ships in a formation because you can easily find a pilot at the proper level to group together, particularly at PS 8. Every small ship has a PS 8 pilot. You can take three elite pilots of almost any Rebel ship and fly them together. PS 2 is also the starting point for the majority of their ships, meaning it’s fairly easy to form a swarm at PS 2, which will give them a leg up over the Empire’s or Scum’s swarm levels of 1, 2 or 3.

What else is interesting about the low level pilots is how many of the Empire’s ships start at PS 3. Firespray, Decimator and Phantom all begin at 3 so have no lower PS pilots. That puts them out of Predator double reroll range right off the bat. Though a lot of their ships also top out at PS 7.

The Scum also get the shaft in terms of high PS. They only have three pilots above PS 7. This is partially due to their smaller number of releases. No Aces packs so they lack a good spread of pilots.

Finally, let’s talk Elite Pilot Talent (EPT) for a second. Aside from those few ships that just never get a pilot with an EPT (Rebel Y-Wing, K-Wing, Lambda, Punisher) every pilot PS 7 and above have an EPT. Below that, it really waffles. PS 6 sees a lot of ships lose access to the EPT completely as they have no pilots below that have one. Some have a dead zone of named pilots (A-Wing, TIE Fighter, TIE Interceptor in particular) without EPT’s but then some generics below that do.

What’s really interesting is the Scum dominance at PS 5. Almost every ship has a PS 5 pilot, majority of which have an EPT. This really fits with the Scum’s feel of average pilots.

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