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Which armies seem to be the best of the best right now? Which do you feel are the most competitive, and possibly over-powered?
In conversation, players usually refer to 3 tiers: 'bottom/low tier' for the less effective and compeitive armies, 'mid tier' for the armies that are good (especially in the hands of the right player) but aren't as powerful as others, and 'top tier' for the 2-4 best armies out there.
So which armies do you feel qualify? Feel free to vote for more than one choice, as 2-4 armies (at any given time) are usually considered to be top tier.
Hasnt this topic been exploited already...
Top Tier army is and always will be Deamon Hunters because no army can out shine them!
Not that I've seen recently. The topic 'which army is the best/most competitive' has certainly come up a lot, but I was interested in what armies everyone thought were the best and/or most competitive, not just the single best, but all of the best.
This is kinda surprising me. Every time I've seen tyranids played since the new codex they've been absolutely trounced.
Really? I've seen them played 3 by three different players, and they were fairly dominant. They especially excel in objective based games, now that they can field far more troops, including a monstrous creature. They didn't have as much an advantage in annihilation games, since some kill points were a lot easier to attain then others (gaunts vs mawlocks).
The best tier army ive seen is mech IG alot of people well call these people "noobs" dont know how to deal with overwhelming tanks and mass weak troops. IG runs right over these people at the moment.
Space marines 6 dread army Wins: 4 ties:2 Loses:7 Modified Standard nilla marines Wins:37 Ties:8 Loses 42 Daemonhunters Wins:3 Ties:0 Loses:1 Full assualt concept army wins: 6 Ties: none Loses: 2
It's interesting, but the results are fairly close to what I thought it'd be, with two notable exceptions: I think Space Wolves are currently the most powerful army out there, not IG, although it's just by a hair. Second, I think Orks should be a little closer to the top (as an Ork player, I might be prejudiced, however ^_^).
Here's how I see the tiers right now:
Top Tier: Space Wolves, Space Marines, Imperial Guard, Tyranids
Mid Tier: Ork (close to top tier though), Eldar, Chaos Marines, Chaos Daemons
Low Tier: Witch hunters (strongest of the low tier), Daemonhunters, Necron, Dark Eldar, Tau
I tend to agree with it accept for a few points.
Tau should be mid tier. Their extensive use of mech and strong armaments should guarentee at least average success in the 5th Ed. And Dark Eldar are pretty powerful too. Its just the lack of players and updates which hamper them from being high up on the list. In fact, the whole thing could be mistaken for a popularity contest.
Necrons, DH & WH are definitely the most underpowered and yet again three armies in desperate need of an update. No one should have to play with a 3rd Ed codex but they do.