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    Are Plasma weps worth the risK?

    i have been condsidering adding some plasma weps to my current army. with the spacemarines having a good armor save, i've wondered if these powerful weps are worth the risk.

    Sometimes, you've just got to say, "what the f***" and take some chances.

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    Undoubtly the answer is yes, one of the best assault weapons that is available to SM and should be employed by most close range tactical squads. And you got it right there, with power armour there is no excuse not to take a plasmagun.
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    i'm going to have to agree with you about that. even with the risk, i think they will really help me out against my friend who plays nids. i need some extra punch besides my predator's lascannons.
    Sometimes, you've just got to say, "what the f***" and take some chances.

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    Yeah with Ig the plasma guns are a bit more risky but with power armor, I mean come on! Its like there isn't even a risk!


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    If you rapid fire, then there's 1/9 chance of killing yourself, single shot: 1/18.
    So i'd say go for it, it's worth it and always fun too.

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    I would say it is worth it. I would say it is worth it even for guardsmen so it is definately woth it for space marines.

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    Plasma weapons are definately well worth the risk as they can dish out heavy damage,especially plasma cannons.Besides it isnt the highest chance that they will overheat anyway though in saying that,thats for ONE plasma weapon if you have more than one plasma weapon then the ods start to increase.But yeah they are worth the risk definately.

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    I love plasma models, a str 7 shot from a pistol is well worth the risk! and if you put it on an hq with atricifer armour you have a nearly nonexistant chance of failing
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    If you have the option to mastercraft a weapon, and can afford the points, then the re-roll can help to further minimise the risk of overheating.
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    They are definitely worth the ristk. In fact, I consider them worth the risk no matter what army is weilding them.

    I max out my plasma options in my White Scars army and I max out my plasma options in my Imperial Guard army.

    The chance of losing a SM to plasma is relatively low, which is why it's worth it for them. The chance of losing a guardsman is much higher, however you spend a lot fewer points on a guardsman with plasma than an SM with plasma so it's worth the risk with IG too.

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