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After fore filling the base of 2 squads of 10 Warriors and 1 Lord in their army most Necron players will likely get a Monolith. Then with their remaining points max out on two of the most destructive Necron units: The Immortal & the Destroyer.So out of the two which do you prefer more…?
The speed and range of the Destroyer for 50pts?
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The firepower and toughness of the Immortals for 26pts?
Actually, the Immortal and the Destroyer have the same toughness, and the same save, so it really comes down to a choice between the speed, and the weight of firepower. (Both can be extremely mobile, but this will generally cost more for the Immortals by using a VoD Lord)
A single max squad of Immortals can put out 20 shots however they move, while a max squad of Destroyers can only put out 15 shots (fortunately this is also, however they move). But the Destroyer's Gauss Cannon has a slightly higher Strength than the Immortal's Gauss Blaster.
To further complicate matters, the full Destroyer squad is significantly cheaper than a full Immortal squad. On the other hand, Immortals provide a larger contribution to Phase Out than Destroyers. This can be negated by the fact that the difference in points is a little over the cost of 5 Warriors, bringing the Phase Out to the same level.
Personally I went with Destroyers. Because they look cooler ;Y
It really is one of those "Six of one, half a dozen of the other" situations, entirely dependent on your personal gaming style and what fits in with the army list best.
Last edited by mpdscott; April 7th, 2008 at 14:00.
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I will usually give preference to Destroyers against MEQs (T4) and Immortals against GEQs (T3), since Gauss cannons are over-kill against them. However, the increased mobility of the destroyers gives them additional utility, so I would lean towards them.
The Immortal hands down for me. They are very versitle and can come in large numbers, in lower point games destroyers are too easy to pick off and lower your phase out count.
I prefer Destroyers. Not only are they good tactically but they are significantly cheaper to buy- especially if you get one of the smaller starter boxes.
I think both units are great, but monetary costs definitely put destroyers over the line for now...
In game I usually take both whenever i play Shooty Crons. Its a very tight decision, but i went with Immortals on a defensive basis. Greater unit size/points means they can weather enemy fire better generally. 3 Destroyers go down fast to any sort of concentrated enemy fire.
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If I had to pick one though, it would probably be destroyers. Because without destroyers, you're enemy can out-range you, and that's never fun...
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I voted for Immortals.
I find that my opponents spend an entire game shooting at them and as there so numerous and tough I still have aload left at the end.
Destroyers are equally targeted but as there are less of them I normally lose them all by the middle of the game.