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What is the best weapon setup for a chaos drednought?
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The short answer is whatever you need to complete your army.
In general I would just stick more cc weapons on it as it will do some major damage to you with a plasma cannon.
TL laser may seem like a good idea but you can get 2 oblitz instead unless your HS choices are full in which case you will do just as well with a marine squad with a lascannon.
The dread really is good for tearing infantry to pieces in cc and acting as fire magnet let it do what it does best.
Just remember blood frenzy. Loyalist dreads can take las cannon and missile launchers as a cheap AT unit. We have the possibility that the dread wil go nuts and charge the enemy. I would always keep the CCW on chaos dreads.
Personally I take a Plasma dread as my plague marines get their feel no pain roll if it fire frenzys at my own men. I also have a las cannon dread (bought before the new codex and the rather harsh fire frenzy rules) but I don't dake that anymore as the 2LC&AC pred is more survivable/predictable/potent for only 5 more points. It gets used in apocalypse games now and then.
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wouldn't the plasma cannon negate the FNP rule?Personally I take a Plasma dread as my plague marines get their feel no pain roll if it fire frenzys at my own men.
No it doesn't have that much strenght to negate FnP.
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alot can also be said for the ML + DCCW dread. If he does happen to fire frenzy your own troops you can just use the missile that hurts you the least.
And its super cheap as well...
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Dreads totally suck in this new codex. I think the only version that is worth taking at all, is 2 CCW. I have tried a few games using one, with either TLLC and CCW, or TLAC and CCW. Both games I kept screwing myself by rolling that 1 on frenzy. I honestly can't recommend anyone using them. Take a defiler if you want something that can move across the table and fire big weapons, and tear things up with S10 arms. They cheap, get more attacks, and much more reliable.
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I agree with IronAngel, the missile launcher dread sounds quite cheap and effective, although I haven't even tried it out so, meh.
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