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Vote for which you think is better, Chaos Defiler or Chaos Vindicator. Please leave a comment as to why you belive so.
Is much more versatile and useful. Can sustain more damage and still be a threat. I'd spend a little more time explaining, but I just did in a thread with a similar line of thought not too long ago. Cheers.
The defiler is simply more versatile. Plus, once you consider that most people upgrade vindicators with daemonic possession, they essentially become the same price.
The main issue with the vindi is that it's easily taken out by cheap shots along the sides of its hull, which is unfortunate, considering it's cannon requires 24" proximity to enemy units- thus placing it within the vulnerable reaches of incoming fire to its less formidable side-armor plating. In fact, the only scenario where vindis outclass defilers is in their tank busting, which is nominal, considering scatter.
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Gotta go with Defiler on this one aswell, it's just capable of so much more than a vindi and so can fill more rolls in the army and respond to threats much quicker
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I have yet to vote as both are good at what they do. i would say that the Defiler is more versatile, but at the same time it has a huge target on it's back and very rarely does it ever get a cover save due to it's size.
The thread could be a little more specific, ie..."For a cartain role, which is better?"
Defiler, definitely. And it's much cooler looking.
Actually, ZMB, you bring up a good point about the size of the Defiler, which works for and against it. Obviously, the beast is challenging to hide behind cover, but at the same time, it's elevated view permits it to see its targets. This can sometimes be an issue for the vindi, which has a low set hull-mounted cannot (easily blocked by friendly rhinos).
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Maybe it's just what I see played...When I do see a defiler it tends to the only one in the list and by the same tocken, tends to be the only dead Defiler on the list. It's size does not help it out too much...Personally, I kinda like the deepstriking soul grinder though.
I do see people spam Vindis though, and that can be very effective...I would put more stock into oblits, but for the points oblits scare the crap out of people and rhino tactics come into play that actually keep them alive.
But it really depends on what you using it for.
mine is usually used as a fire magnet to help protect my fragile, fragile rhinos something a vindicator doesnt do as well.
a vindicator can completly splat anything it gets to and will likely last longer than a defiler.
my 2 cents
I love Pathfinders.