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Okay you all know about the Wave serpents shields yes? Any weapon that shoots at the front or side of a Wave Serpent that has a S higher than 8 is counted as 8. So S9 and S10 weapons are resolved as S8 for armour penetration.
In apocalypse they have Destroyer weapons which are represented a SD in the weapons profile. D-Strength weapons automatically penetrate armour, no need to roll armour penetration.
So my question is this, does SD get down graded to S8 or does the fact that D-Strength weapons score auto-pens over-rule the Wave Serpents energy shield?
I was thinking about and basically when you look at it the Strength chart would look something like this
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 SD
but SD could basically be any S value over 14 but since the highest S value you can have is S10 is the fact its represented as SD just for simplicitys sake or is it just a special rule for weapons that don't have a particular S value like a poison or sniper gun that are represented by SX?
Without evidence, my assumption would be that as 'D' isn't specifically a higher number than 8, therefore it can't come down to 8. Its obviously an algebraic value, and SX weapons wouldn't be modified to S8 by a wave serpent, so following that logic surely it remains as SD as normal?
Its a good question though, interesting to see if anyone can dig up some evidence on it?
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My take is that it's so darn powerful it would overpower even a void shield, so bye bye Wave Serpent.
Yup, the rule doesn't apply to anything that doesn't have a strength value.
Strength D weapons would still auto penetrate.
I think you answered your own question in your original post,
You said "So S9 and S10 weapons are resolved as S8 for armour penetration" and "D-Strength weapons automatically penetrate armour, no need to roll armour penetration."
Like you said Stength D weapons dont roll for penetration and the wave serpent rule affects the armour penetration roll.
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