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Topic of the Week - Plauge Priest and the Plague Furnace
This is the start of a new series, that will hopefully bring new ideas and tactics to the forums. Each week, a new topic will be posted up about a different unit in the army book. This gives you your chance to discuss the unit to its fullest. So, please leave your comment!
This week's topic is - Plauge Priest and the Plague Furnace
How good is the priest? What items do you give him? Is it worth upgrading him to have an extra magic level? Is he better off naked, or do you give him a flail and magic items? How do you mount him?
Is the Plague Furnace a good option for him? How useful is it? How do you use it?
Im a very big fan of the plague priest, his spells tend be to very useful at times, and quite intimidating. Spells like pesitlent breath and plague terrify my standadrd oppents, (i.e. brets, empire, dwarfs.) because of the lack of armour saves. I tend to run him on foot, with a censer, a token, and the book of woe, in a unit of plague monks, or if againt a magic heavy army, I run him same setup up, except two scrolls instead. Im still yet to try a plague furnace, although it looks amazing! Im defitnaley planning on picking up one very soon!
unit of 25 to 30 monks with banner of underempire, a priest with flail or censor, power stone or two and LV2 on a furnace is just nasty.... if they decide to focus all shooting at the furnace then the unit gets through, or vise versa.
all three are great in H2H, monks have 3 attacks while frenzied, and their banner gives 2D6 S2 hits at the beginning of each round of CC, the priest has 4 S6 attacks in the first round, the furnace gives out D6 T checks to each unit (not so bad for the monks who need 6's) and the wrecking attack: 1 artillery dice of S5 auto hits!!! all with movement 5 and if you consider the spells the priest can stack on the enemy, THIS UNIT IS TO BE FEARED!!!!
I love priests as they have good short ranged magic which was the potential to wipe out units from the game(friend and foe).
They are also good generals as they have Leadership 6 and toughness 5. They already start of as level 1 wizards and have 4 attacks standard.
Overall they are great leaders, especially s i only have 1000pts of Skaven so far. I find hes awesome as is and simply buy him a additional hand weapon so i can afford more units or upgrade existing units.