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    Witchblade and singing spear

    When i read the rulebook it says the wielder of a witchblade triples his strenght against vehicles. That means a warloch would strike at S9. The singing spear also strikes at S9 angainst vehicles.
    Then what is the point of taking singing spear when witchblade grants another attack and the same striking power?

    And by the way, this is my first topic in the forums.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MyGreenFriend View Post
    Then what is the point of taking singing spear when witchblade grants another attack and the same striking power?
    The ranged attack, plain and simple (which is a bit like an extra attack). Attack a vehicle at range with the equivalent of a BS4 lascannon has its uses.


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    Well i personally dont use singing spears at all... im planning un having a Biking Seer Council. Though it is very useful on a 3 man jetbike squad with warlock
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    I thinka lot of people have a jetbike farseer for various reasons.

    The spear, while worse in CC, gives them a nice anti vehicle ranged attack. For the OP melee against vehicles is usually extremly chancy. First vehicles that are moving a lot or skimmers are only hit on a 6 whereas the thrown spear always hits on a 2+.

    Also when charging a vehicle you're often putting your model in a really risky place. Whereas with a jetbike you can fire at 12" and hop back another 6" which can be enough to get you back someplace where the enemy can't target your IC.

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    Singing spear is a natural choice for a farseer or warlock on jetbike. Both usually do best when they stay out of cc, and the spear works very well with the jetbikes ability to move back behind cover after shooting. At the cost of one melee attack (and a few points) you get a much more versatile weapon that is far better suited to what your warlock and farseer should be doing than the witchblade.

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    Not to mention that you don't need 6's to hit skimmers when u throw the spear.
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    sorry but witchbalde hits on a 2 plus regardless of the fact the vehicle is a skimmer

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    sorry but witchbalde hits on a 2 plus regardless of the fact the vehicle is a skimmer
    Nope. Witchblade wounds on a 2+ - still have to roll to hit normally. Therefore it is often better to throw a spear at a tank than try and smack it with a witchblade - moreso if it is a skimmer

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