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When you field biovores, do you use toxin, frag, or bio-acid. I have found some success using toxin against high toughness targets and open-topped vehicles. However, I find that the biovores are not always that helpful. What do you all think?
I use bio-acid. Mainly because I play against marines & daemon/witch hunter. Bye Bye 3+ saves, it infuriates my friends to no end.
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I like acid too, but I am not a fan of Biovores in general.
Bio-acid is generally the preferred spore mine, as it allows us to beat 3+ saves as well as deal with armour. However, if you search for Spore mines and kill points you'll find that Biovores work against us in 5th ed.
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And if they hurt us in Kill points or not, well the jury is still out on that one
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My usage of biovores in past games have been met with moderate success. The advantage to fielding biovores, especially three in a brood, is that they, 9 games out of 10, stick around till the end of the game. That allows me to get a full six turns of shooting in. I normally take toxin with the biovores, because they are devestating to open-topped vehicles (they get two automatic glancing hits) and you only ever need a four or better to wound regardless of toughness. This useful for things like, plauge marines, wraith lords, monsterous creatures, and other high toughness targets.
The down side to biovores is their terrible leadership, poor close combat stats, and limitation of the spore mines. When I have used biovores with bio-acid, the only time I had success was going against space marine speeders. With the bio-acid you only need to roll a sever or greater in order to glance the vehicle.
Tried all three, they never do decent enough to continue fielding biovores. Takes up a valuable HS slot and it's just too random in it's effectiveness for me.