Don't know if the following build is a well known build for Dark elf players, but looked through the army book and stumbled over an item build that I think is hard as nails. Would like to hear your opinion - is it too broken?
Dreadlord (277 points)
- Sea dragon cloak
- Heavy armour
- Crown of command
- Pendant of khaeleth
- Riding a Cold one
So basically you got a guy with 1+ armour save, reversed ward save, 2+ ward against flaming attacks, stubborn ld 10. Although he strikes last he's near unkillable and he hits like a truck with WS 7, hatred, strength 6, armour piercing, 4 magical attacks, plus cold one attack. Perfect for hunting monsters, killing characters or tying up expensive infantry units. The way I see it the only way you can kill him is through forcing him to take characteristics tests (like dwellers) or something that denies armour save and his reversed reward save (and both these things are pretty rare in my opinion). Lore of metal is not that effective either since he's got a 2+ ward against flaming attacks.
Avoid models with killing blow or the OP dwellers spell and he'll be able to survive an average of 10+ rounds of combat against almost any unit (try and do the math - he's got a very small base size so only a few models will be able to attack each round). With a BSB nearby he's unlikely to flee from combat with his LD 10 stubborn.
He's so cheap that you can even fit him in 1,500 point army lists. Thought about trying out a 1,500 point list with dual hydras, 40 warriors with shields (joined by a bsb), a small unit of CoK (the dreadlord can even get Look out sir! rolls then) and finally a sorceress with a small Repeater crossbowman bunker.
- Thank you