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So the rules say that "...melta weapons, flamers and heavy flamers cannot wound an avatar."
In the offical GW Eldar FAQ it states that he is also immune to "...incinerators, inferno cannons and inferno pistols" as they are flame weapons of a different name.
How do we feel about warpfire from Flamers and Horrors? It would imply fire and altough it also implies warp, well the Avatar is a daemon as well isn't it?
Any advice gratefully received as I am about to go up against a Daemon player tomorrow and I'm sure he'll be very happy if I tell him his flamers can't shoot my avatar!
RAW is RAW, if it doesn't say he's immune, he isn't immune. If you want to argue fluff or RAI with him, feel free.
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GMail = MVBrandt
RAI = Rules as intended.
I don't think he's immune to warp fire attacks, since, logically, you could interpret his immunity to cover plasma weapons as well (which is not the case).
Rules As Intended.
RAW - Rules As Written.
C'mon though, you have veil of tears and holofields. Don't make other codexes suffer for no reason!
Thanks for the feedback guys, I was just hanging on to the fire part of warpfire. Gotta give me credit for trying though.
So it appears that the Avatar may have exemptions against only what is specifically listed - not against a general class of weaponry?
I wondered the same thing actually!
But the 2008 FAQ does go on to say that the reason the Avatar is immune to what is stated is because they are either melta or flame weapons.
So it infers that a weapons class is indeed what the ruling means. Anything that is a 'Melta' or 'Flame' weapon is what the Avatar's rule is referring to.
Now I don't think that 'Warpfire' falls into this category, as it is a psychic attack that does not use a template or have a melta type.
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