X-Wing Slang and Acronyms

Some Ships
Some Ships
Here’s a list of common slang names for X-Wing, if I’ve missed anything or you disagree why not let me know.

Cards:

  • AC – Accuracy Corrector
  • ACD – Advanced Cloaking Device
  • APL – Anti-Pursuit Lasers
  • APT – Advanced Proton Torpedoes
  • AR – Adrenaline Rush also see Arush
  • AS – Advanced Sensors
  • AT – Autothrusters
  • ATC – Advanced Targeting Computer
  • Buff – A power up fix to a ship
  • Chimp – Guidance chip
  • Nerf – de-powering fix; the opposite of a Buff
  • DTF – Draw their Fire
  • EI – Experimental interface
  • EH – Expert Handling
  • EU – Engine Upgrade
  • FCS- Fire Control System
  • FT – Flechette Torpedoe
  • HLC – Heavy Laser Cannon
  • HU – Hull Upgrade
  • IA – Intelligence Agent
  • LW – Lone Wolf
  • MF – Munitions Failsafe
  • PTL – Push the limit
  • RC – Rebel Captive
  • RS – Recon Specialist
  • SD – Stealth Device
  • SU – Shield Upgrade
  • SL – Squad Leader
  • SPA – Stygium Particle Accelerator
  • ST – Swarm Tactics
  • SOT – Stay on Target
  • TC – Targeting Computer
  • TLT – Twin Laser turret
  • VI – Veteran Instincts

Ships:

  • AP – Academy Pilot
  • BH – Bounty Hunter
  • BSP – Black Squadron Pilot (TIe Fighter)
  • Buzzsaw – A ship with Gunner and Fire Control System
  • Doom Shuttle – Lambda shuttle w/ Vader Crew
  • Doom Boat – The Decimator w/ Vader Crew
  • Fat Han – Han with a ton of upgrades, usually with defensive upgrades like 3PO, Millennium Falcon Title, Lando, R2D2, Engine Upgrade, etc. Most of the time is maxed out in upgrades.
  • Fettigator – Boba Fett with Navigator
  • GSP – Green Squadron Pilot
  • OGP – Omicron Group Pilot (shuttle) aka OMG shuttle
  • ORS – outer rim smuggler
  • Ors – Jan Ors
  • RAC – Rear Admiral Chiraneau (see also Chirpy)
  • RGP – Royal Guard Pilot
  • Rhino – Decimator
  • Space cow, space manatees etc – the Shuttle
  • Stress hog – Usually a Gold Squadron + R3-A2 + TLT + BTL-A4
  • Super Dash – Dash + PTL + Kyle Katarn + Outrider + HLC + EU
  • TAP – Tie Advanced prototype
  • Warthog – Y-Wing + Ion Turret + BTL-A4

General Terms:

  • AFM – A Few Maneuvers
  • Alpha Strike – An alpha strike is the firepower you can put out at the start of an engagement. Basically, a powerful alpha strike evokes shock and awe, and forces your opponent to begin the match on a reactive basis, rather than a proactive one.
  • AOE – Area of Effect
  • Arc – the primary targeting area of a ship
  • Arc Dodging: – Maneuvering a ship outside of another ships Arc
  • BGG – Board Game Geek
  • Biggles – Biggs (Thanks Neil!)
  • BR – Barrel Roll
  • Brobots – A pair of IG88 ships with the title
  • Bug Zapper – Z95 w Feedback Array
  • Bumping – When maneuvering a ship having it end its turn touching another ship
  • Control – Lists and strategies that emphasize limiting or influencing the opposing player’s options
  • Doom Leader – Patrol Leader Decimator with Vader Crew
  • Double Tap – This refers to Corran Horn’s abilty to fire a second time at end of combat.
  • Donut hole – The range 1 no shot area around an HLC outridered YT-2400. It can only shoot at range 2-3 due to the HLC range
  • Epic – Sometimes it’s used instead of “Fat”, like Epic Chewie. It is also used when referring to the Epic version of the game.
  • EPT – Elite pilot talent
  • EU – Expanded Universe
  • F – Focus
  • Fat – Maxed out, almost maxed out with upgrades, usually more defensive upgrades
  • FFG – Fantasy Flight Games
  • FLGS – Friendly Local Game Store
  • Focus Bank – Any Hwk with Moldy Crow title
  • Formation – Flying ships close together
  • Fortress – a formation of ships positioned so that by self-bumping can stay stationary indefinitely. Also called castling by some.
  • GOAT – Paul Heaver
  • Jousting – Each opponent flying ships straight at each other, like knights of old with lances
  • LGS – Local Game Store
  • LOS – Line of Sight
  • LRS – Long Range Scanners
  • Meta – “metagame”. Loosely, it’s the collection of lists that you’re likely to find when you play somewhere. The term carries with it the knowledge that how good a card is isn’t determined just by the game, but also by the metagame. E.g. Autothrusters would probably not be worth its points without so many powerful turrets in the meta.
  • Mini-Swarm – 3-5 Ships. A piece added to another more expensive ship like a Phantom or Fat Han. Example “Something plus mini-swarm, Echo plus mini-swarm”
  • MM – Miniature Market
  • MoV – Margin of Victory
  • Naked – Any ship flown with no upgrades
  • NPE – Negative play experience
  • Pancake – Any large based, PWT ship.
  • PRockets – Proton Rocket
  • PS – Pilot Skill
  • PWT – Primary Weapon turret
  • RAI – Rules As Intended
  • RAW – Rules As Written
  • Rocks – Astroids
  • Scrum – A large engagement of fighter aircraft
  • Self Bumping – Deliberately bumping your own ship.
  • Spam – Any singular squad list of one ship type. 5 B-wings, 4 Y-wings, 8 ties or Z-95’s
  • Special K – Khirahxz fighter
  • SuperFel – Soontir Fel + Push the Limit + Autothrusters + Royal Guard Title + [stealth Device / Hull Upgrade / Shield Upgrade / Targeting Computer]
  • Stressbot – R3-A2
  • Swarm – 7 + Ships, you can go as low as 6 ships but really it’s 7 or more
  • SWT – Secondary Weapon Turret
  • TC – Team Covenant
  • TIE Swarm – 6-8 TIE Fighters, usually centered around Howlrunner
  • TL – Target Lock
  • TL+F – Target Lock + Focus
  • TL/F – Either target lock or focus but not both
  • Turtle Up – Focus + Evade
  • ULGS – Unfriendly Local Game Store
  • WAAC – win a all costs (someone who will win even if that means being unsportsmanlike. For example, trying to rush an opponent. Usually they do annoying, inconsiderate things that aren’t explicitly against the tournament or game rules, but sometimes they do break little rules and hope not to get called out on it.)
  • Zback – Scum Z95’s with Feedback array

Imperial Ship Designation and Slang

  • TIE Fighter: TIE/ln “eyeballs”
  • TIE Advanced: TIE/Ad “brights” This could also mean the TIE Avenger. Will need more info to confirm.
  • TIE Interceptor: TIE/In “squints”
  • TIE Bomber: TIE/sa “dupes”
  • TIE Defender: TIE/D “trips”
  • TIE Phantom: TIE/P “blinks”

Rebel Ship Designation and Slang

  • X-Wing: “pointer”
  • Y-Wing: “wishbone”
  • A-Wing: “slim”
  • B-Wing: “cross”
  • Z-95: “skull”

Builds:

  • Rebel Convoy – 2X ORS + 2 Gold Squadron Pilots with Ion Turrets (credit KeniticOperator)
  • Alabaster Hippo Ballet – 2X OGP + FCS, Doom Shuttle, and Soontir Fel + PTL (credit Dom Cario)
  • Biggs Walks the Dogs – Biggs, 2X B Dagger Squadron + AS and a rookie pilot (credit Paul Heaver)
  • Six Sigma – Echo + Sensor Jammer + RC + ACD and 2X Sigma + Enhanced Scopes + IA + SPA (credit KeniticOperator)
  • HSF – Han Shoots First, The original build was Han + Marksmanship + Gunner + Chewbacca and 2X x-wing (credit not sure)
  • Panic Attack – 3X Blue Squadron Pilot + E2 mod + Tactician, and Gold Squadron + R3-A2 + Ion Turret (credit Jonathan Gomes and Scott Williams)
  • Fat Han – Han Solo + Predator + C-3PO + R2-D2 + Falcon Title + Engine Upgrade and 3X Tala Squadron Pilots (credit to Paul Heaver)
  • AC/DC – 4x Tempest Squadron + Accuracy Corrector with Dark Curse.
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