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I have (finaly) got the new Canoness model but cannot decide between using the boltpistol or the inferno pistol! Is it really worth it?
My canoness has a retinue of 10 Celestains that is also joined by a Preist. That means that the 6" IP would only really be shot once and my Canoness would lose a power weapon attack. Naturally a S8 shot hitting on a 2+ is better than a S3 PW strike but is it really 14pts better?
Witch Hunters W2 D0 L0
My canoness carries one and its worth it.
Last edited by Montford981; August 29th, 2005 at 04:26. Reason: spelling
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I find with the super craptastic range of the inferno pistol its better to have it on a model with a jump pack. they get to get into position better for hitting things. Im not sure what the point cost difference is between an IF and a power weapon compare to a blessed weapon but you might be better off with one of those instead. sure you loose the extra attack from an extra CCW but you loose the charge attack the other way if you shoot first. besides im pretty sure the killing effecientcy is better with the blessed weapons all s5 attacks.
I personally use a cannoness all by her little self with a power weapon, inferno pistol and a jump pack (probably some other things in there as well but I havn't played sisters in a few months and I cant remember). she flys around behind my rhino with xtra armor and smoke bombs and then pops out when theres a tank in range to shoot. she goes from a 12" inferno pistol effective range to an 18" range. and the nice thing about her being solo is that if she dies i get 2 more faith points as well. *shrugs*
Last edited by Deathwishjoe; August 29th, 2005 at 18:54.
In the new rules you dont lose an attack from shooting before charging.
Just go for a blessed weapon as Deathwishjoe said, sure your initiative isnt hot, but wonunding on threes against marines and on twos agianst guard is worth it
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Inferno Pistols realy are worth it, I use an canoness which has a blessed weapon and a damn load on gear. But the Str 8 really is REALLY nice. They are good at insta killing things like broadside's, crisis', multi wound marines. It really helps and you probably will fire the same ammount of shot with the inferno as with any other gun since you don't want to be at 12" at the end of your turn.
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Hey, if it kills 1 marine (15pts) its already got its points back. So, if you want to insta-kill HQ's and the like, the Inferno Pistol is worth it. You won't lose an attack aswell, so go for it!
So I can shoot with it before charging? EVEN with a priest in my squad!? NEAT! If only Necron Lords were T4...
Witch Hunters W2 D0 L0
you cant shoot rapid fire weapons, only assault, as they dont stop you from charging(see codex Witch Hunters errata on GWs site).
I use the blessed weapon and a bolt pistol. the blessed weapon is worth every point, a power weapon that is master-crafted and ads 2 str is worth every point
And when it comes to the inferno pistol... I dont use it because its to exspensive with a canoness with both inferno pistol and blessed weapon, but if I would used a power weapon I would probarley have it
Last edited by Nebulas; September 1st, 2005 at 17:26.
just use a cannoness with a combi melta or inferno pistol. give her a jumo pack if you have to... with a 2+ save, she can make the spirit of the martyr on ld 10.
Without things like powerfists and chainfist's I find an inferno pistol is well worth it, although if you get charged by a dreadnaught you can't use it anyway, and melta bombs arn't that useful against naughts, so when jetting around a battlefield the last thing you want your cannoness to do is be confronted by any sort of vehicle (let alone a furioso). It just becomes even more important when playing in a battlefield with alot of terrain that won't allow exorcist or other ranged anti armour support.