Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Good Evening. Im definately no native of these pointy eared forums but I needed some advice from you guys and gals.
Ive been talking to Archnomad about a Eldar list ive been considering for the furture. Now, can Farseers cast psychic powers that require no LOS from inside transports? There is no section in the Eldar book, 5th ED nor the latest FAQ that says otherwise. Also for the able side, Chaos marines can take advantage of Icons inside rhinos. This says to me that casting certain powers out of transports is possible.
Correct me if Im wrong.
Im oretty sure you can cast phsycic powers from inside tanks, as long as they don't require los. Atleast ive seen people doing it at the GW stores
I've done some research for you Dan. It was in the old (4th Ed.) Eldar FAQ, that Farseers couldn't cast powers from inside Transports.
That FAQ is now gone, making a Farseer a very nice choice. Only problem I have with it is it means I have to lose an Autarch.
The issue was previously, IIRC, that whereas the Rhino has firing ports, Wave Serpents (and Falcons too for that matter) have pressurised compartments, and no firing ports. That said, I never did see the correlation between firing ports and being able to use psychic powers (PP)! However, even if PP can now be used from inside a transport (please note that I'm not saying they can, I'm saying "if" they can), then some still need LOS, like Mind War IIRC. In addition, since many (if not most?) PPs replace shooting, it could be argued that if a Psyker can't shoot from a vehicle, then he could also be prevented from using a PP. Hardly definitive, I have to admit, but it's another angle, nonetheless.
~ Raven ~
Well most psychic powers, in this case Mind War and Eldrich storm, wouldn't be able to fire out out of the wave serpent or falcon because they are used like firing a weapon and require LOS. And there's no firing ports in Eldar vehicles.
However, Guide, Doom, and Fortune are an exception to most psychic powers.
They are done at the start of the Eldar turn, and not the shooting phase. It also states they require no LOS.
In which case you should be able to use them while inside the vehicle.
It does go without saying that a PP cant be cast if it needs LOS and there isnt any, hes in a metal box. But, although I didnt state it, which I should have, i was talking about Guide and Doom. Both these, as Renziroth said, need no LOS and are not a shooting attack.
Its still up for debate.
I'm fairly sure that you can use those particular powers from inside the vehicle. Psykers can use powers inside vehicles now, and LoS still isn't required for those. I personally am going to keep my farseer with my Avengers in a serpent, allowing them to disembark with guide and doom active for maximum pain.