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Would taking a Vampire Lord with the Sword of Unholy Power and Red Fury be a good effective combination if I wanted a lord that could hold his own in melee while still being a spell-slinging monster?
Its a pretty good combo, given that you could generate 8 power/dispell dice given the right circumstances. Perhaps with infinate hatred and the flayed hauberk in order to keep him alive and cause more hits. He would be awesome against rank and file troops!
The other option is generally thought to be the gem of lahmia (take a wound for a power dice) and the blood drinker.
Isn't the sword of unholy power only available for manfred? Don't have my book to hand!
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That would be an awesome combo, except, as starshower there indicated, the Sword of Unholy Power is Manfred's sword. You can't just give it to anybody.
Army Builder says I can buy it for a regular Vamp. Lord.
I don't have my book with me right now, so I'll double check when I get home to make sure.
Hmm, I believe you may be using the old VC datafiles. Does it still have blood lines?
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No it doesn't.
It's the latest one on Wolflair's site.
Sorry lachlarlan but they're right I've got the book in front of me now and it's only Manfred who gets that sword. Good idea otherwise though.
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I was wondering why they took Sword of Unholy Power out of the regular magic items and gave it to Manfredd only. A hero being able to generate up to 6 extra PD/DD for the next magic phase, that would be over powered.
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I believe the justification fluffwise is that Mannfred is possibly still "alive" so no other Vampire Lord could have acquired his sword.
Another combo I thought beacause vampires can't take the hits against pretty much most decent rank and file and other characters specially assassins was this combo:
Armour of Night
Tasliman of Lynch or Lynx or whatever.
Various magic stuf.
Been alone and able to run 18 inches this guy can sling spells all over the place yet be at -3 to hit from enemy fire. Just keep him out of sight of enemy mages.