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2x TL Devourers with Senses
Scything Talons, and Barbed Strangler
Just wanting a poll on which elite class carnifex players are prefering now...
the good old dakka with its 2x TL devourers and Senses,
or the Scything talons and barbed strangler variation?
both 113 pt.
I like the Dakka-dakka fex (though I like to give him flesh hooks (just because)
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I actually like 2x Scything talons + Tusked fex personally. I proxied two of these in a game starting a couple of weeks ago and it was fun. They provided mobile cover for my walking dakka tyrant and there's nothing more satisfying than hitting a unit with twelve S9 attacks in CC.
I went with the ST + BS because I'm running a psychic choir list at the moment. The more moral checks I force, the better.
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I prefer the strangler-fex, as it has a much greater range versus devourers, powerful against squads (and instakills T4 and below) and can penetrate vehicles. It allows you to be more effective against horde squads and tanks, and it's better in close combat should your hand be forced. This guy will be firing the whole game too, whereas the devourer-fex will have to wait until it gets into range. More turns shooting are more turns earning your weight in points.
EDIT: Also, I forgot, pinning checks and a superior AP.
Last edited by lLonginus; August 28th, 2008 at 05:55.
My gaming group's new motto: That army you're using is overpowered because it hurts my guys, codex is broken and needs a rewrite.
The Boomfex is fun that way, though I went with the Devilfex....I love lots of devourers. But I will be making myself a boomfex.
Well, last game I proxied three boomfexes... and they do kick behind. Seriously.
The extra range keeping you safe and away from deadly short range weaponry (melta, plasma, inferno rounds) is priceless, and the extra melee ability is a welcome addition against deepstrikers or fast opponents. (Also, to get free of melee faster when he's trying to tie you up).
The high strength also means instant death for any marine character that fails his save (or ogryns or other T4 multi-wound models, like the old 1ksons).
Vs light vehicles it's clearly worse than the dakka (when in range), but it can still blow heavy vehicles (AV13+) like reinforced dreads, and even harm land raiders/monoliths. (I blew one land raider, but it was with my melee flyrant).
I never managed to pin, but I guess that's only bad luck on my behalf.
I'm not saying one or the other is better; both are very good and have different uses. Dakkafexess are more offensive, Boomfexes are easier to keep alive. It's a matter of picking one that goes with your playstile.
Last edited by kalender; September 2nd, 2008 at 09:46.
I voted for the strangler and scything talon option because I want to try it out, (have to make it first). Though it is possible to give one of these things rending claws and spine banks instead. The rending claws to fill in the slot for a second bio-weapon and the spine banks to shoot up infantry types. Not as strong as the extra attack for the scything talons but it could be handy as the Carnifex will be shooting and not running so won't be likely to get in assault and use it's talons easily.
Interesting idea Leech!
I must say I still like my dakka fexes, but I also want to try out that strangler elite - that with some sniper fexes = pure template madness
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high volume of fire with rerolls for everyone!! go go dakka fex's!!!
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I've been looking at a few of the options on this and can't help but side with the Boomfex, but then again I have a Barbed Strangler obsession...
Last edited by Emerald Cat; September 23rd, 2008 at 08:13.
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