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Ok, a thread i think the Vampire forum is going to need, to prevent the mass rush of "what should i give my count?", or "is this a good combo" threads.
What we are going to do is make some good cookie cutter vampires (*hefts club* Arent we!) so we can pool knowledge and maybe get a few things we wouldnt normally come up with. Make sure to specify if your character is a hero or a lord, what items he has and what powers he has. It doesnt have to be maxed out, vampires can be cost efficient cheap.
I will start with;
This seems to be the generally agreed cookie cutter combat vampire. I thought we may as well start with him
Take it away guys!
I was thinking something like:
Talisman of Lycni
Like the wolf thrall of old (as in now...), but with added combat resolution. Or switch the Walking Death for Avatar of Death, for the chariot-smashing action.
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I have some nice ideas in mind, especially a lvl4 Lord, able to summon zombies on a 3+ and ghouls\skellies\bats\whatever on a 2+, with 8 power dices available each turn...but I'd translate the book in a crappy way -___-°
It's hard to translate 40k names from italian to english, but Fantasy is even worse >__<
40k : Necron ,Chaos, Space Orks ,Eldar ,Dark Angels, 'Nyds
WHFB : Orks & Gobbos, Vampire Counts
G3n3s1s is located at:
I see a Vampire (Thrall)
With Forbidden Lore (Lore of Beasts)
and the Black Periapt.
Unless I'm missing something (entirely possible) He elects the First spell from the Lore of beasts. The Black Periapt is not essential, but I like to find ways to get it in the list.
Could be interesting.
With Forbidden Lore you don't have to choose the first spell, you get all six. And I don't feel Forbidden Lore is worth it on a lvl 1 vampire, as you'll only be able to cast 1 spell pr turn, and only the ones with pretty low casting rolls (admittedly the casting rolls for beast are pretty low though...).
But I admit, a vampire in bearform would be a killer...
I am already planning on converting a Vampire BSB from the KotBK musician. Probably going to go with:
> Dread Knight
> Walking Death
The combination of a lance, 2+ armour and +3CR is damn tempting.
Another tempting option would be taking an ethereal Vampire BSB but I think that theirs probably too many magic weapons about to be useful.
Although if I didn't want a magic banner I can't help but think:
> Sword of Kings
> Gem of Blood
= 3 Wounds, and a 2+ ward save on the first one that if passed inflicts a wound with no armour saves ^_^. Add in Killing Blow on 5+ and it's a resilient and dangerous BSB.
Due to his two arcane item rule, he's the first character you can 'customise'. Personally he seems like the perfect Skull Staff user (due to his 6+ personal dice pile), this puts you on +2 to raise Skeletons, Dire Wolves and Bats.
You can then also use him as the book of Arkhan carrier, or give him the Crimson Gem to pull off an additional Vanhels etc when your opponents not expecting it.
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To court controversy I'm going to say I think the cookie cutter combat vampire isnt a great combo!
Sure on the charge he's incredibly dangerous, but hes only a lvl2 mage, only has a 2+ armour save and has no ward at all, and after the charge he's a vampire with a hw that cost you ~320 points.
No matter how I combine items/powers the only Lord (general) Vampire I would be confident to throw into combat with anything is Vlad due to the ring. The one thing it's hard to give a Vamp by the new book is resilience, and even the Dreadlance/Fury combo won't finish off everything.
One use only otherwise it'd be insane ;? though for its price its still good anyway.
Wait youre complaining about a vampire in combat....
Im into cheap vampires mate
Also, does he not still always hit with this hand weapon, and wound most infantry on 2's, and get further attacks?