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Hey all. Long time lurker first time poster.
After a 3/4 year long break I've revisited my Eldar army with the release of 5th edition. Due to the massive amounts of Marine players at my local club I've bought a squad of Dark Reapers for one of my HS options, but I have no idea what to equip the exarch with.
How effective is this new-fangled Tempest Launcher? Crack shot seems like it would be pretty awesome with it due to the ignoring Cover thing, but if I took an EML wouldn't Fast-shot be better for two Krak Missiles in one shooting phase?
Regards, thanks in advance.
There's probably no single greater combination in the Eldar army for wiping out entire squads of marines than a reaper exarch with a tempest launcher and crack shot. The EML with fast shot brings you up to two potential kills a round (right where you'd be with a regular reaper launcher anyway), and they still get to take a cover save. The tempest launcher fires two blasts that could potentially hit 10+ marines at AP3, wounds on a rerollable 4+, but best of all ignores cover saves. Plus, that lovely BS5 goes a long way to making you hit dead on even when you scatter.
i usually give my exarch fast shot with the tempest, and end up killing most of a tactical squad by himself every turn (and then the other 4 wipe them out).
I'v always ran mine with a tempest and fast shot, due to the fact that they dont get cover from being behind something or someone. but this has become a problem as of late for my opponents have learned to stay in cover and in marine players case, drop a big blast template. So take crack, fast is only good as long as they dont stay in cover. and dont take a full squad as the exarch is the one that offers the most marine killing bang.
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