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Ok I was sitting at work the other day watchen tv and thinking about the army i wanted to take to ard boys tourny coming up and thought of using a chaos Sorcerer. Could you go with MoN ,Nurgle Mount, Nurgle Rot, Familiar and Gift of Chaos to make his stat line almost like the DP. I no this isnt as good as a DP but could he be good at all. I was going to put him in a Land Raider with a Squad of Berzerkers and 2 squads of T.S, N.M and 3 squads of Oblits backing him up. Idk Im still iffy on it and was just wondering what other peoples thoughts where on it.
I like where you are going with that idea but I would suggest that you may want to think more on the powers you take. You can only use one power per turn and essentially have three for while your in close combat (force weapon, rot, and gift). I would suggest picking either rot or gift and dropping the other (I like rot a lot).
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That's probably one of the most reasonable basic set-ups for a Sorc these days - tooled up in a landraider with a combat unit. Works particularly well for a Nurgle Sorc if you're taking Rot.
And I'll have to back up student's suggestions. You could trim a little off him to make him a bit cheaper. I'd do away with the Familiar and the second psychic power (also suggesting you keep Rot). You're already pushing his points past a DP with the steed, and you probably don't want to go too far off that. His IC status should come in handy, though. That, and he won't be a huge target getting shot at.
Yah I remembered that you could only use one if u didnt take MoT, So dropping the GoC and Familiar is a good thing. keeping the rot is a seems very strong. Its almost giving you a free attack on your enemys entire squad in the shooting phase then getting a power weapon attack right after that for only 150pts (im pretty sure thats adding right, Im doing it from memery) but I cant test it out in till tuesday because of work. Hoping itll work out.
If you love rot that much stick with a nurgle sorcerer, i myself go for Tzeentch and that second power. Maybe a familar for a 3 if i have the points left.