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Ok, i've been really lucky to see a lot of really helpful topics being presented. I have one question...... Aside from the obvious DA's and Guardians what unit do YOU take in every army list that you create. Now by this i can mean what is one of your essentials, it might not be every army list but the majority! What's your's?
Depends on what list i take but i suppose falcons,wave serpents, wraithlords, avatar and farseers top the list.
2 farseers? sweet
avatar and 3 wraithlords? mwuhahaha
3 falcons and 2 wave serpents? evil
all good choices but i don't have one unit that i always bring coz of the different lists i have. well i suppose since i got the forge world avatar hes made a lot of appearances......
Last edited by Pheonix Lord; August 31st, 2008 at 00:36.
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I would say Pathfinders make many appearances in my lists since they are pretty rock solid.
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Avatar- I love the fluff behind him and he makes a wonderful fire magnet.
Fire Prisms- I prefer them over Falcons for their fleixbility. Good for anti tank or anti infantry.
Banshees- Good for taking out high armor troops without having to hear the cries of "Cheese!" that Harlequins used to induce. With 5th edition rending being nerfed Banshees are a slightly better CC choce, at least in my opinion.
Waveserpents- Useful for getting troops where they need to be safely and adding a little more firepower along the way.
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Farseers are the first easy choice that comes to mind. After that Pathfinders and warwalkers for me.
i agree with badxample, pathfinders and warwalkers are in almost EVERY list i EVER make. i love both of these units. im not so sure about 'seers tho. for some reason ive been doing a lot of playing around with my hq's, trying various phoenix lord combos, and other stuff. i havent taken an avatar in forever. im thinking that i need to start changing some stuff up tho. i like the idea about 3 wraithlords and the avatar. that would be SICK SICK SICK.
I'd have to say triple fire prism on that one.
After that, I'm a huge fan of 10x Storm Guardians with double flamers, Destructor 'lock, all in a TL Lance Wave Serpent.
Falcons get very expensive very quickly, and wave serpents carry more people than them anyways. Especially with the new vehicle shooting rules, these gunboats have lost their place in my lists.
I don't know, Falcons still seem like they could be useful for ferrying fire dragons. If you move 12'' you can deploy the dragons who can shoot, and the falcon still shoot as well.
Dark Reapers with a Tempest Launcher Exarch.
They scythe through power armour grade troops and the exarch is capable of clearing a dug in enemy out of cover on demand by themselves. Cracking unit for adding some additional punch to my guardian line.
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I would say the only eldar unit that is even close to essential is the farseer. Other than that, you can make a pretty good list with any troop base and any other supporting units you think work. Two successful eldar armies can field not a single shared model (except I think there's a good chance both will have a farseer). Of the units that have been mentioned as "essential", I've probably only ever considered 50% of them for my current army.
I would say that wave serpents always appear in my lists just because I can't leave my toughness 3 units just sitting in the open can I?