Speed is not everything!
My personal strategy is have Lasers +1, Shields 0 and throttle at two thirds. That gives you a speed of 80-90 (which is enough to outrun most rebel & indy fighters anyway), plus
giving youself the ability to out manoeuvre the nimblest of nimble craft (unlike the usual half system turn most often encountered when flying a TIE/D at full speed). There is nothing quite as satifying as looping up and over an A-Wing, bringing it nicely into your sights and splattering it all over the cosmos...well, nearly nothing
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