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So, we're starting an escalation league at the club and I've decided this was a good excuse to get my dark elves painted. As we've decided to keep it low-powered I'm going for a cult of excess theme, which means no khainite unites (at least not in their pure form) or characters. Now, I'm debating what kind of character to bring. A sorceress or a noble? I'd love a sorceress but I'm not really sure she's worth it compared to a hero with an armour of darkness and crimson death
The master with AoD and Crimson Death is pretty awesome for the points, but man, whenever I make a list that doesn't have good magic I usually end up regretting it. I'm finding that with changes to magic in 8th ed, the DE sorc is now a little overpriced (225 for supreme sorc is a little much compared to say a vampire lord at 205), but she's a necessary evil. I'd go with a wizard myself just to have the magical defense cause if you start getting railroaded in a magic phase...it can really, really hurt.
You can always put the crimson death in a small unit of Black Guard...it's not the best compromise....but if I had to choose I'd always go magic over CC for De heroes. That toughness factor of 3 really hurts...and with only 3 attacks, which will maybe land 2 wounds...he probably wont turn many combats to your advantage.