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As I've mentioned in a previous post, I'm new to Necrons and 40k. Some of the local players at the game store I play at have given me some great advice. One tactic in partiuclar seems too good to be true, though. I'm hoping someone can clarify.
I have heard in past editions that units behind a Monolith could fire under/through the Monolith because it is a skimmer. Is this still the case with 5th edition, and if so, are they still eligible for the cover save?
This is no longer the case, or at least, not quite. 5th uses "true Line of Sight", so you look from the viewpoint of your minis to check LoS. If you put the 'lith on a high enough base so that your minis can see from underneath, then yes, you can fire from behind. BUT you can also be fired at...
True line of sight does mean exactly what it says, if you ain't got a true line of sight then you can't shoot. Although I wouldn't dare put a Monolith on a base high enough for units to shoot under it, mainly because it's handy mobile cover but also due to the fact that Necrons using the portal to teleport have to deploy within 2" of the portal. If your portal is an inch off the ground already then it might get a bit sticky...
Pretty sure you can shooting from under neathe floaters. Despite the LOS rule.