Hello, just to be sure that we play the same game:
“Dashel: I think summoners should all go to around 18-19SS outside of Keyword. I managed to Summon 23SS of models during the game (2x Mounted Guard + Sergeant). They will always be worth the cost, even with 2 summoned models at the same time. Overall apart from hiring, I think he's OK.“
When you count on summon you will pay 19 soul stones for Dashel and Dispatcher. In common games you have no “red jokers-fall” sometimes you haven’t got even 10 after 2 ss broken.
2 models in same time? With only 2 upgrades avalible outside of keyword... those 2 zombie dogs... from friendly scheme marker or 2 guard patrols from enemy scheme marker...
To feel the pain playing journalists nowadays I suggest to try to achieve Asami Tanaka for instance. When they attack your field reporter with focus and flicker adding... good old double focus. Serena and distract makes a straight flip to attack but damage flip is still with 2 positives. Also I used against distract assist action to remove some stacked distracts... by insignificant model
PS: Distract, working only when attacking an enemy model for crew using it as basic mechanic without anything else is crappy a bit, same as Phiona is not having a “focus for interact in los” ability.