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Hello fellow Nid lovers,
I personally love the biovore model although it sounds like it is goign to get changed in the new dex. As we all kow currently biovores are awful but what could be done to make them a viable choice in the HQ slot again. Im curious to hear your ideas some I've thought of are
1. spore mines never give kill points when fired from a biovore
2. Use the large blast template for the detonation of spore mines
3. Possibly improve the strength of spore mines by 1
4. Reduce the point cost of biovores
5. Allow them to fire at different units
Anyways I'd love to hear your ideas and hear how likely you think some of mine could be in the next codex.
Give them a basic cost with all types of ammo included. GW gave the new Whirlwinds ability to fire whatever ammo they wanted which is awesome. Biovores would be more versatile if they could just shoot whatever they wanted.
This might be over the top but an ability called synapse targeting. Biovores in synapse can use the Synapse creature's LoS to target enemies and subtract BS from scatter rolls. Basically the Hive Mind sees the target and relays info to the Biovores making them more accurate.
I've had a pretty good amount of success with biovores in 5th. They do have one of our only AP3 weapons, and the fact that it's the longest gun in our standard army is excellent. I've even had some luck against popping tanks with them. Seems to be they are at least an O.K. choice for use against AV14 from any army, as you can pen with a good roll.
I do admit I would like to see them be able to change ammo during a fight, or at least each be able to take a different ammo even if we have to fire them at the same thing.
Do remember that when you hit with biovores you don't actually give up a kill point, as no new unit is created. But missing is still O.K. in non-KP games. Used them to stop a group from being able to charge as doing so meant moving through a fairly large group of them.
I would most like to see the 0-1 restriction taken off of them, or just an increase in max brood size would be nice.
Yeah, I'll echo this. The only two things they would need is bigger blast templates and bigger broods. Just doing this would make them viable, even if they remain a 0-1 choice.
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