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Abbadon the Despoiler
Typhus, the Traveller, Herald of Nurgle, Host of the destroyer hive
Kharn the Betrayer
Lucius the Eternal
What character do you like the best?
my favorite is kharn the termi butcher, how does 7 attacks at str 6 I 6 hitting on 2+ sound to you? althought abbadon is good the cost kills him but he owns. although lucius is decent too, ahriman can cast lotsa powers. fabius bile, has anyoen found a use for him yet? typhus a little overpriced but a good daemon weapon/armor save but i think he should have warp time. huron blackheart i dunno never used him and never will.
Last edited by Sesshomuronay; October 11th, 2007 at 08:39.
No question, Kharn the Betrayer.
What an absolutely horrible nutcase. A truely dispicable guy, that embodies Khorne more than anyone else embodies their respective allegiences.
I'm all about anything which can kill your own side (I love Commissars in IG, and max out on plasma guns where possible!), and Kharn takes this to new levels of awesomeness.
Kharn is my man, lets not forget that he hits skimmers and vehicles that have moved more than 6" or moved at all with 2+'s, on top of that 2d6 armour pen.? Homg is what the master of the ravenwing on his landspeeder thinks.
Originally Posted by swntzu
where id the spot to vote for none? i'll never use the special charaters they cost too much.
Abbadon - fluffwise he's the inheritor of Chaos - he's a beast and nobody would dare to stand against him - the most feared and powerful man in the galaxy
Rules-wise he's also a major beast, I don't think any special character has a better stat-line than that.
"If you can wait til I get home, then I swear we can make this last."
I went with Huron. Not that I would actualy use any special characters in a game, but if I had to pick one, it would be him. He can be tossed in a rhino with a squad, and with warp time, a heavy flamer, a power weapon and a power fist he basicaly can deal with anything out there and all for a respectable cheap cost.
Don't underestimate the damage he can do with the warped time heavy flamer to a lot of troops.
Anyways there is nothing wrong with Kharn and he would be my second choice. Abbadon and Typhus are great, but really costly and in termi armour. If you use a land raider to get them up the board, thats a lot of points in 1 tank, so you had best be playing a large points game.
For fun I would definataly take Fabius Bile. A mass of augmented marines screaming at your opponent just seems like the kind of thing to pass an afternoon.
If I had to choose anyone I'd choose Kharn. He's cheap, always hits on 2+ has 2S6 AP vs vehicles. However, idk if I'll ever take him over a Prince with wings and LOS.
I replied in a thread with the same topic earlier.... For peoples benefit i will repeat what i said:
Abaddon- Too expensive, and slow, he needs a raider to take him around, but once he gets stuck in he eats everything.
Ahriman- Good... But he gets shut down vs anything with anti psyker, also too expensive.
Fabius- His enhanced marines are good... But he himself sucks vs everything in combat, his gun is nice for killing C'tan etc though
Huron- Second best for points effectiveness.... I dont like his power Fist
Kharn - The best of them for points effectiveness
Lucius - this guy sucks imo... He has an ability that gets better when lucius gets battered.... hmmm... Also, his -1 attack rule is on the opposite side of the fence from his "hit me i kill you" rule.
Typhus - Too expensive, but hideous. Much like abaddon, but ouch! hes hard. In an apocalypse game he took 240 conscript lasgun shots on the chin (by himself) and proceeded to kill 4 allied wraithlords (the game was eldar+IG vs Chaos). Nurgles rot is nice too.
Also, if you put them vs each other, they come out at points cost (its creepy)
But for points effectiveness:
(This was tested on average for 3 games per character... i was bored one afternoon, so what?)
I still don't know, I would say abbadon. Yes, he's beefy, and points heavy, but I think he is sooooo worth it. Stuck in a land raider with daemonic possesion, with a "retinue" of termies w/ lightning claws = death and pain for any enemy unit. Not only that, but he is the only character (that I can remember) that WON'T get popped by a lascannon if they happen to fail their invulnerable save.
Everyone has been voting for kharn, but I don't like him AS MUCH, (I still really like him, though). He kills his own troops if they are there, and I like running IC without support, but if you do, then he doesn't pop if he fails his 4+ inv save. Kharn, on the other hand, would.
That's just me, though.