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I'm fairly new to the Sisters and have just finished putting together and painting my first 1000 pt. SoB army. My 2nd thousand points should be arriving by UPS on Tuesday. Yay me! I'm absolutely loving the girls.
To the point... I've played quite a few battles with them now and have been reading SoB army composition lists online. I see so many people giving their Cannoness an Eviscerator. What am I missing? Why do that as opposed to spending 5 extra points for a Blessed Weapon?
To me, it seems like she is a lot better off with the Str. 5 power weapon that can reroll one of her missed swings. She also continues to go at her same initiative. I know the Eviscerator doubles her Str., but going on Init. 1 just doesn't seem like a worthy tradeoff.
Do most of you or others plan on solely using her for tank busting? In my eyes, it just seems like it would be a better option for a Veteran Superior in a squad. Anyone have some insight or creative thoughts that could help clear up my confusion?
It's also under my understanding that since it acts as a chain fist it doubles her strength, which is better than a blessed weapon would do. Also a blessed weapon isnt automatically a power weapon.
Codex clearly says it's a power weapon.Also a blessed weapon isnt automatically a power weapon.
Not only a power weapon but a "master crafted power weapon that adds 2 to the bearer's strength."
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Because 6 + 2 (hand of the emperor) = 8 --> Instant Death on T4 enemy character. Blessed weapon cannot do that, (on top of the ability to pop tanks.) Her I is only 4 anyway, so even with a blessed weapon she'll still go after many dedicated CC troops and HQs. I'd rather wound T4 on 2s and instant kill T3, than have one reroll to hit (and you can always just pay for mastercrafting on an eviscerator)
1) Blessed weapon not good enough when you're facing MC's like daemons/daemon princes, hive tyrants, carnifexes, etc. Most of those creatures will attack before your canoness with blessed weapons anyways.
2) You need eviscerator for vehicles. It'll save you the cost of buying an inferno pistol. Also, what would you do if you were charged and/or locked in combat with a dreadnought? You can't harm it with a blessed weapon, but do so easily with an eviscerator.
I appreciate all the replies. You've definitely given me a good bit to think about. I guess my main thought was using my Cannoness in CC with infantry as opposed to vehicles. My concern was swinging at Init. 1 and only having a T3, I would be smashed before even having a chance to strike. I know I can use an act of faith to gain an invulnerable, but with the blessed weapon I was gonna blow an act on bumping up my Init. Neither thought is appealing.
I'll be playing several games with my local gaming group tomorrow, so I'll give both options a shot and see how it goes. Thank you all for the help.
Also, when fighting nids, I find the St6 goes a long way against MCs. At St8 (after act of faith), my VSS can kick some Carnifexes down!