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I'm about to model my Destroyer Lord generally do people take him with a staff or scythe? What are the pro's and con's of both weapons?
I have the apoc foot lord and his staff could be considered either for WYSIWYG rules, however my D. lord has to make a more permanent choice.
SoL: good against MEQ.
WS: No Inc Saves
Now, usually i dont bother with the WS, but on a Dlord, having recently run mine on vassal in my Combat Cron list, i think a WS is a must. WS4 is not a good stat. S5 is ok, so when he hits, you really want those wounds to get through. The amount of times terminators shrugged off the SoL with their Inv Sv just frustrated me, so i made the switch to a WS.
I would go Warscythe. Staff of light, not being a gauss weapon, just doesn't do it for me. Plus I like the fact that if they do get in hand to hand with your lord he's got a decent shot of smacking them down.
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Well.... This is a long debated topic, I assume since your using a D. lord your going to run some wraiths with it. I would say go for the WS and hit up 5 man terminator or HQ units. On foot SoL is always better seeing as the lord never gets into combat so the assault 3 marine killer is nice and a power weapon is great to fend off weakened assault units. ( It's useful when theres those squads that you kill except for one guy thats 6 inchs away from you... grrrrrr annoying!)
I have no wraiths right now, only warriors, destroyers, H. Destroyers and monoliths. I don't plan on purchasing immortals or wraiths until some firm information about necrons in 5th edition is released.
I was planning on running my D.Lord with the destroyer and H.Destroyer units or just running him solo and harassing whatever he can.
The D. Lord does'nt need to be with destroyers... they're fast enough that you should always be able to keep distance from power weapons and anything short of a 10 strength 10 hit won't keep them down. For running him solo the SoL of is the best though I would'nt recommend him going solo.
A DLord is built for combat. Its a waste running him with Shooty Des'. If you want a unit for him, get 3 Wraiths. If not, run him cheap and Solo, or just put him on foot.