Which is precisely what is wrong with the Squalo. Another NCA TAG that struggles to contest Camo in his frontyard and lacks a proper layer of defense (mostly against CC and again Camo). A HFT doesn't make these problems null and void. It just gives you options and the other guy has to work a little to set up the takedown. Ofc you're still screwed if someone chuggs a Smoke and sends a CC Specialist in. But at least he has to chugg the Smoke, which means spending Orders on moving someone over and rolling for it. @Stiopa I am pretty sure we all agree that PanO has a massive problem of being too streamlined, too spartanic on variation, Skill and Equipment choices. When I am looking at a Shpinx that is 7 points more expensive but spends it's point budget on massive improvement across several important areas across the board. Minus 1 BS, a Feuerbach and 9 points (including the downgrade to HMG) buy you: - 2 HFTs and a WIP13 Upgrade to use them effectively - DAM16 EXP CCW with the means to use it thanks to +3 CC - TO instead of Camo - 6-6 Multiterrain & C+ I'd take any one of those Upgrades over the Feuerbach. All 4 of them matter, all 4 of them on their own would make the Sphinx a good TAG at the respective price range (although the CC capability is a reliant on access to Marker State to be really useful). The issue is not that I want a Sphinx in PanO, the issue is that the Uhlan doesn't get to have 4 distinctivly useful upgrade packages over his baseline Camo. He gets a second gun and triple nothing. I'm aware that it is by design that some Factions naturally get more gear and Skills and some less. So lets take a stroll through PanO. /edit: Note that this treats a cheaper S6 and a more expensive S7 with higher ARM as equivalent in terms of traits. Tik: Mimetism, C+, Mines, HFT, (AP CCW, Jungle Terrain) - 4 ignoring the AP CCW & Jungle Terrain as they are very low impact Seraph: Auxbot, CC Kit, DTW, Superjump - 4 Jotum: HFT, Multi HMG, D.E.P., increased stats across the board - 3.25 (not counting the D.E.P. as a full feature) Squalo: Multi HMG, HGL, Heavy Pistol, Advanced ECM - 2.5 (rating HGL, AECM and Heavy Pistol at 1 point each is a little too much to ask) Dragao: HRMC, HFT - 2.5 (rating he HRMC higher than even a Multi HMG) Cutter: TO Camo, Multi HMG - 2.5 (if Camo is worth a whole point TO should be slightly more valueable) Uhlan: Camo, Feuerbach - 1.5 (HMG+Feuerbach is overall simply worse than a Multi HMG for the average situation) The Uhlan is a very badly designed TAG and bland even for PanO's low Standards. Now this isn't a PanO specific issue as Nomad TAGs are even worse off. Nontheless the Uhlan deserves a proper secondary trait, even despite cursed with being a PanO TAG.