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    Dark elf magic items guide

    i am an expert on magic items on almost any list and im constantly on the lookout for new better combinations and here is my analysis of DE's list of magic items:

    Executioners axe
    basicaly allways wounds on a 2+ and with a healthy save modifier but at 80 pts there are not much left for anything else

    6/10 useful against anything (except openents with T3 troops all through their army) but costs to much

    venom sword
    i have 2 problems with this first its cost and second it means you only strike at s4

    2/10 only anu use against elven characters with no defence at all

    gauntlet of power
    s8, ignores armour saves if only it did not strike last, see the main advantage of elven characters over others are its I but saying that its great for hunting big monsters and with the sheild of light it is a very good combo.

    8/10 good but strikes but at 60pts good value

    blade of ruin
    dont even bother you only stike at s4 although it is better than the venom sword

    3/10 never

    hydra blade
    decent value but you only have s4, ok against other elven armies

    3/10 about at the the standard as the blade of ruin

    draich of dark power
    now where talkin s6, killing blow and does not strike last and only 50 pts bargain

    9/10 i never leave home without it

    crimson death
    simular to the draich but cheaper and without the killing blow

    8/10 very useful

    lifetaker
    never even think about it, it will never earn its points back and you want ya characters in combat.

    1/10 the worst item in list with the ring of hotek

    web of shadows
    2d6 s3 hits on a single model never do its useless if you wanna go a character hunting go for the draich

    heartseeker
    again only s4

    3/10

    chillblade
    only any use against t3 characters which are not that common
    2/10

    dark sword
    only 15pts but thats 15pts to much for me
    2/10

    blade of spite
    good against very tough openents (anything above and including T6) but otherwise not that good

    6/10 depends on the army your facing but decent value for 25pts

    armour of living death
    +1w and +1t but 100 pts! rip off!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2/10 not worth 100 pts

    armour of eternal servitude
    60 pts for regeneration and only light armour rubbish

    2/10 rip off

    sheild of ghround
    useful item but limits you, good with the sword of might for a good combo or a lance if mounted

    7/10 decent item, good value

    armour of darkness
    good on a beastmaster on a manticore otherwise i would not bother

    6/10 only on a beastmaster

    blood armour
    it has uses but to be honest i would save my points for something else as with all the armour you have its not worth it

    4/10 i can see how it might be useful but i would not bother

    black amulet
    turns defence into attack and it gives your openent the willies once he finds out and you go after hes leader, great with the draich

    8/10 very useful

    deathmask

    on a noble, on a pegasus or with an assasin you could pose even reasonably LD armies a problem

    7/10

    heart stone of darkness
    a good honest item that will give any character a high degree of safety

    8/10

    crown of black iron
    ok but not as good as any of the other ward save items.

    6/10 ok but there are better in the list

    seal of ghround
    a simple item but is very useful as it makes magic defence alot easier

    8/10 cheap, simple, i would not leave without it

    ring of hotek
    never the worst item ever divised

    0.00000001/10 a waste of ink on the pages of the magic items list

    rubric of dark dimensions
    decent against other elven characters other wise no

    4/10 to expensive

    ring of darkness
    a good defence item that i have one problem with it can be dispelled but if you plan your magic phase right it can weaken there magic defences as they save dispel dice for this or can make your character very tough indeed

    7/10 good

    wand of kharaidon
    a good magic item that every magic heavy army should take

    7/10

    cloak of dark souls
    i can see its uses but i would pick an assassin as it can do this without paying for it out of your allowance and can bu further items to boost him

    3/10

    souls stone
    miscasts are rare but if you are scared of them then this is decent security

    5/10

    balckstaff
    potnetialy devastating with a high sorceress but risky

    6/10

    darkstar cloak
    every magic heavy army should take this

    7/10

    tome of furion
    a decent item but there are better options in your army

    6/10

    banner of nagraythe
    making a unit umbreakable is useful but at 150pts is very pricey

    3/10

    hydra banner
    extra attacks sound good but must be carried by a battle standard bearer

    6/10

    dread banner

    ok but there better banners

    5/10

    souls shadows standard
    if only dark riders could have this but it is still good

    6/10

    banner of murder

    this banner + executioners = a good attacking unit

    7/10 best a banner

    banner of slaughter
    hmmm extre combat res but only for one turn so i say no go for the war banner instead

    5/10

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    I don't mean to get on your back, but would you mind formatting this a little... better? It is very hard to read without any punctuation!

    Also, could you possibly go into more detail? A lot of what you've said is just opinion with no tactical advice or examples to back it up at all. One sentence does not describe the complex manner in which a good number of these items can be used!

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    First you're arrogant enough to claim you're an expert and then you go on to give a vague, badly structured analysis with very little backup for what you are saying.

    A little modesty would not do any harm and like sophia said, you should go into much more detail.

    My mouse is hovering over the bad rep button...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuy
    First you're arrogant enough to claim you're an expert and then you go on to give a vague, badly structured analysis with very little backup for what you are saying.

    A little modesty would not do any harm and like sophia said, you should go into much more detail.

    My mouse is hovering over the bad rep button...
    look i was just trying to help OK get off my back, do you have any idea how long it took me to find out which items where good at how to rate them and then i had to type it all up which took me ages, if you think you can do any better fine go ahead

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    The Ring of Hotek is not bad. The only major downside in it is that it is a Talisman.
    Other deficiencies of it can be overcome with good use.

    Certainly not the best item in the game, but nowhere near as crap as you claim it to be.
    Use Light, Beasts, Metal instead of Heavens
    NecroLords: Use at least one Death Mage
    Brets: Use Peasants&Damsels
    Skaven: Don't use Skryre SAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99sw2usjh
    look i was just trying to help OK get off my back, do you have any idea how long it took me to find out which items where good at how to rate them and then i had to type it all up which took me ages, if you think you can do any better fine go ahead
    I appreciate that you took the effort to write out the post but maybe next time you should be more thorough, look around at some of the other articles and look at the detail they go into. Well anyway sorry if I sounded really harsh and good luck! ^_^
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    um... i have my army book in front of me and i dont see some of the items you refer to. like the Gauntlet of Power and a Draich of Dark power. These items do not appear in my army book. Where are you getting these rules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil von Doomstein
    um... i have my army book in front of me and i dont see some of the items you refer to. like the Gauntlet of Power and a Draich of Dark power. These items do not appear in my army book. Where are you getting these rules?
    You may have an old Army book??

    Look on Games workshop at the Dark Elf updates for the book. It's under "Warhammer Chronicles."
    40K: Tyranid, Necron, Space Wolves
    Fantasy: Dark Elves, Lizardmen, Orcs & Goblins, Dwarves

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    Nah, neither one of those is in the Army Book in the first place.

    Gauntlet of Power is spoils of war from the Albion Campaign:
    http://us.games-workshop.com/games/gaming/treasures.pdf

    And Draich of the Dark Power saw the light of day during the Storm of Chaos, along with the Cult of Slaanesh:
    http://stormofchaos.uk.games-worksho...ofslaanesh.pdf
    Use Light, Beasts, Metal instead of Heavens
    NecroLords: Use at least one Death Mage
    Brets: Use Peasants&Damsels
    Skaven: Don't use Skryre SAD

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    There are other items that arent in the Army Book too. souls shadows standard, cloak of dark souls, wand of kharaidon, blade of spite, heart stone of darkness, and he forgot the Crystal of Midnight.

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