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Can anyone tell me what our special characters abilities and special weapons are?
I appreciate it's a big ask - and I don't know if it's something LO would allow? - but, again, I'm stuck without access to the book and I won't be seeing it for a while.
I'm mostly interested in Archaon. I believe he's considered the most combat-effective unit in the game. Is this still true? And, if so, why? What are his special abilities?
Thanks in advance!
Yeah thats a pretty tall order, especially considering how many special characters there are in the new book.
Check out this link - about 99% accurate for the info: Chamber of the Everchosen -> The Awaited Chaos Summary
As far as Archaon - yes he's great in CC, but suffers from high points cost compared with his stats. Yes he can take out some folks, but he isn't going to win the game for you.
I think you'd be better reading the above thread, figuring out an effective Lord combination and using him.
Thanks for that link. I realise I was asking a bit much. In honesty, it's really just Archaon I want to know about - I can see his stat line on that link, but his special items aren't explained.
Ignoring the other characters, can you tell me what Archaon's special abilities are? Again, if it's too big an ask, don't worry.
Thanks for the response, though!
Okay going from memory (so pardon me if I'm a little off), he gets a 3+ ward save against any attacks in addition to his 1+ armor save, can't suffer multiple wounds, (can't remember what the crown does), and gets uber-bonus attacks from his sword much like the Chaos Daemon Sword (although suffers from the same limitations as rolling 1s to hit). Not exactly sure what could take him out in a challenge - of course- thats how he's designed.
Flip side though - don't, don't ever try what I saw one guy do and run him around into a unit by himself. With the new rule they have to challenge, you have to max out your overkill points in the challenge - otherwise your already looking at a -3 rank, -1 outnumber, -1 standard - musican breaks the tie.
Ok, nice. Thanks. Further details appreciated, but what you've given sounds impressive!
I ran an exalted hero into a unit on his own about a week ago. Was amazing fun. Last turn of the game and I was holding the objective I needed to win, so I released the hero from the unit to charge a bunch of dwarf Longbeards. I lost the combat but sruvived the leadership roll. Superbly fun! I can imagine doing it with Archaon at some point when the outcome either isn't so important, or it just feels... fluffy!
Archaon..... I won't get into detail, but he has the MoN, he's a Tzeentch wizard, he has extra range as the general and MoS, he has MR, he has a great ward save, a really good normal save, he has a super powerful daemon weapon with all the normal drawbacks but its also a power weapon and doubles his attacks rather than just adds to them, he can't be wounded on a roll better than 3+ even against auto-wounding attacks (Ghal Maraz, anyone?), he's immune to poison, he makes the mandetory knight unit ItP if he joins them, he causes terror, is a "bsb", and he ignores difficult terrain. He also has great stats and his horse is about as powerful as a chaos sorcerer lord in combat.
In other words, he's pretty crazy. and can probably roll up most enemy units (like dragon princes) on his own without any trouble- just don't go against fully ranked units with champions as you can probably do better than the overkill bonus with normal attacks on the unit. Now if only he could ignore regen....
Last edited by Phalanx; October 28th, 2008 at 16:07.
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Again, thanks for some more info!
He's sounding increasingly bad-ass!
His terror range is 12" and if you unleash his demonsword and roll a 1 you can hit friendly models in B2B with him instead of himself.
I just played a game with him last night and his unit got run down on turn 2. Combo charge of a shaggoth, beast chariot and their special lord that rides on a chariot(impact hits out the butt and a str7 shaggoth to boot). But he put 2 wounds on their lord before he went down and my nurgle mage took the 3rd wound off later. Game ended a draw.
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