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am still new to vampire counts and i love the rules and fluff for cairn wraiths and i was wondering, is a tomb banshee worth the points?
To be honest, it will all depend on the army you face and the unit that you pit the banshee against. For low leadership I think that you stand a great chance at doing some damage. Will it earn its points back? That can be hit or miss. Elves and characters are your hardest to wound, but that is just one of the downsides. I've seen where people will try to get the wraiths in combat as soon as possible but more often than not CR will kill them off in a heartbeat.
I personally always take two wraiths and a banshee because next to the black coach, I think the banshee is the most fun unit to use in Warhammer. I like to maneuver with freedom and I love the idea of just screaming at an enemy to cause some wounds. It feels like I hit the lottery if I ever roll double 6's for her attack too!
thanks i just wanted to get some info before i got the models
I've killed my share of of units with Banshees, but it only ever works well ifnyou can debuff your opponent's leadership. (with a certain lore and aura of dark majesty.
The real problem Wraiths have is that they compete with blood knights.
ha, they don't compete price wise. Tomb banshees are the only shooting our army has, but it's not something you can base an army on because any wounds it does won't be heavy enough to count for proper shooting. The way I see it, if you can use the howl in CC and it does more wounds than if you hadn't upgraded it's been worth it.
i wast going to base an army on them i just wondered if it was worth upgradeing 1 of a unit of 5 carin wraiths
and thanks for the help i will buy one when i get some wraiths
Used cairn wraiths for the first time last weekend in a tourney. Had 4 wraiths and a banshee and that unit is awesome. The banshee makes it easy to get flyers skirmishers (something that my previous build lacked) and the I like the versatility of the scream as if you go second sometimes you can get a scream off first turn.
Be warned though, I completely forgot that the banshee counts as a unit champion. Since the unit is so small if a character challenges you have to accept with her, often causing you to crumble due to combat res.
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