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So we ran into an interesting question during a battle the other day- Can a powerfist damage a Monolith?
The rules for living metal state "In practice, any weapon attacking the Monolith will roll for armour penetration using its unaugmented strength and a single D6 no matter what"
Does this mean the powerfists does not double the models strength?
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I do believe it is FAQ's on the GW website that Powerfists and the like get the Double Strength. But then again, the marine is looking to cause a glancing hit on a 6, so it's not that likely to cause any damage.
Edit: yeah it's in the FAQ, found at http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_...th_Edition.pdf
Last edited by Alex2284; July 24th, 2009 at 00:05.
You have the "unrevised" codex, as Alex has mentioned Powerfists do work against the 'lith (to deal glances, at least).
The normal and revised codex are only different in some minor rules, reading the FAQ/Errata will fix any issues that may arise.
I have the unrevised one as well. Which is quite annoying since I only got it last Christmas.
I realized I do have the unrevised codex, so I checked out the faq snf eratta. That powerfist business is a bit disappointing, but hey.
Remember to always move your monolith at least an inch so at least there is only a 50% chance to hit vs. an auto hit. for assaulting models.
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Even though Power Fisted marines can indeed glance it, you have to consider what that really means. Assuming you move the Monolith 6"...
Opponent will hit on 4+
They will glance on 6+
- On the glancing table, 1-2 does nothing.
- The Power Matrix can still be used when Shaken or Stunned (3 or 4)
- Monoliths are effectively immune to Weapon Destroyed on a 5 (-1 Shots for the Flux Arc)
- Monoliths are not destroyed when Immobilised on a 6
I mean... seriously. The worst your opponent can do on a glancing hit is Immobilise you. And for that, a Space Marine would need 4+, 6, 6. Even if he gets 3 attacks, that's still only a 4% chance. I wouldn't even worry about it, tbh.
Yeah, it's nigh impossible to glance a 'lith to death, and that's the best that 90 percent of the 40k weapons can hope to do to it. The thing's a beast.
Also, even MCs have trouble destroying a 'lith. The best anti-lith weapons are Barrage weapons, like the Vindicator cannon, because they roll 2D6 and pick. But I've had a Monolith hold back a Wraithlord for 3 turns. I baited him with my warriors, and the turn before he could reach them teleported them out of harm's way, using one of my liths to block the MC's path. Choke points between impassable terrain do that to you. :3