Using Jess efficiently

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Gallant
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Using Jess efficiently

Post by Gallant » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:02 pm

I use Jess quite often, it's most probably my most used CO followed by Rachel and Collin. However, I have problems figuring out a strategy to use with her. I know I try to avoid air and sea units and focus on a swarm of tanks and rockets. Which end up being quite a good strategy, finishing them with ease when I use her SCOP. But... Is this the only thing I can do? There should be more. I'm focusing on leveling her to rank 8 to get that skill which increases direct damage by 8%, which I think should be useful for a swarm strategy. But I'm unsure about which (other) skills I should use for her.
I'm leaning towards both +5% and +8% boost to direct damage, Direct damage defense +12% and Fire Sale.

But which maps should I use her more? Do I always need to avoid air and sea units? Which tag fits her style better? That is, a good synergy. I thought of Collin, but I also like Max's D2D ability.
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Re: Using Jess efficiently

Post by hawkesnightmare » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:36 pm

Muck Amok is a great map to use Jess on. Jess/Javier, Jess/Max, hell, even Jess/Grit is a good combo. If I remember correctly, Sand Scorpion is a rank 7 ability. Pair this with the 5% damage boost and Prairie Dog, and you've got yourself an overpowered Oozium buster. Also, if you do it on hard, and complete the map within 13 days and take out all cannons/pipelines/oozium, you have just gained yourself 1200 easy points.
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Gallant
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Re: Using Jess efficiently

Post by Gallant » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:12 pm

Yeah, I've did that with her and man, it was awesome. It's definitely a good combo. I've gained an S rank with it, though it was on normal campaign. Surprising for me, still. I always gain B or an A.

Anyway, that "X movement = 1" is a very nice ability. I didn't knew. Specially (and I'd say most specifically) for her. Allowing her Tanks and AA to move so freely is so damn nice. I discovered this specially on the War Room map Moji Island, with the Forest movement = 1. Which allows me to reach their front so easy.

Also, does ALL vehicle units gain bonuses? I mean, does it include Rocket and Artillery? I always thought it didn't, but I'm unsure.
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Re: Using Jess efficiently

Post by hawkesnightmare » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:18 am

Yes, all vehicular units gain a 20% attack boost. Infantry are normal power, and naval and air units lose 10%. Also, i forgot to mention, if you still need to level up jess, pair her up with Grimm. He has a base power boost of 30% and his -30% vulnerability doesn't apply when there are oozium as the only enemy. Make his abilities sand scorpion and add both direct and indirect 8% bonuses, and you've got yourself an oozium busting powerhouse tag team.
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