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2 X Scything Talons
2 X TL Brainleech Worms
TL Brainleech Worms + Bonesword and Lash Whip
We are speaking of a Winged Hive Tyrant with "Hive Commander", "Leech Essence" and "Paroxysm".
I tryed the dual Scything Talons configuration, that lacks of ranged kill power.
I tryed the dual TL Brainleech Worms, that is expensive and have gives limits to the psychic powers (12 shots or 6 shots + Paroxysm??).
Next time I want to try the TL Brainleech Worm + Bonesword and Lash-Whip:
It should be able to mitigate the defects of both the previous builds, giving a MC with 6 S6 shots plus a psychic power in the shooting phase, the ability to deal with high Initiative elite troops and the possibility to assault an enemy in cover making some wounds before getting killed.
What do you think??
TL Brainleech worms shouldn't give you a dilemma as to what to fire. At +30pts it is by no means the most expensive upgrade either. Basically, if it's a choice between it and Paroxysm then look at the context. Are you going to assault that unit this turn? If not, is that a particularly damaging unit in the shooting phase? If the answer to both these questions is no (and I'd argue even if number 2 is yes, I'd still use the Devourers anyway) then use both the Devourers. If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then use Paroxysm! Hang on, I'll draw a diagram...
There! Aha! The wonders of MS Paint!
Anyway, to actually answer your question I'd say there's nothing really wrong with 2 sets of TL Devourers, it doesn't really reduce the CC capabilities of the Tyrant (at the end of the day he's still a MC with high strength, high toughness, high Initiative, lots of wounds, great WS, etc etc etc.) and just gives him a bit more ranged capability.
I think that I would go with the devourers along with the lashwhip and bonesword because they are flexible, with thos weapons it can go after many different types of opponent. I think though that creating one that is more specialised may be better. Lots of devourers gives you the option to shoot up a squad lots if paroxysm won't be that great. Lots of shots can be put to use more quickly.
Or you can go for a hand-to-hand psycho. It does lack ranged ability but it can destroy vehicles more easily with the rerolls. However you can get the rerolls with old adversary if you want it.
How do you say paroxysm? Par-oxy-SM, PARO-ox-SIM? I don't know.
Paroxysm --> [Paro-cysm] or something like that, that's how I pronounce it anyway
I haven't used all that many different kinds of tyrants yet. I've tried walking and flying of some variations, but by no means have I varied them enough to come with any good input.
"I have seen you humans, trying to forge an Empire in the name of a corpse"
Oh I just usually chuck a set of scything talons on him, and seeing as I play with nice people who realize that tyranids care not for"lists" i can just switch them out for boneswords if they have harlequins ect-plus two sets of brainleechdevourers is a lot of points, I like my tyrants cheap, seeing as they can already beat any other character in the game...when they have a lash, plus paroxysm to make him ws1....O hai bloodthirster!
I assume this includes an express delivery of thunder hammer to face?
But you have to admit, the new tyrants got a huge revamp from the 4th ed codex, and Id say lysander would still have trouble beating a kitted out tyrant. im not saying he is the absolute best*well i may have in my last post >.>* but he is a monster, the swarmlord however...Lol don't get too cocky. I play nids, chaos, and marines. Imperial Fists to be specific. And my Captain Lysander has killed his fair share of Tyrants, Carnifex, and the like.
I'm the only one who voted the twin linked devourers!
I guess thats because my flyrant isn't magnetised and I always used to run him this way in the old codex and run him this way in the new one.
It has been very beneficial when hunting hellhounds. I pound him with the devourers usually glancing and stopping him shooting and hopefully moving. before I try and destroy him by rolling a 6.
Also devourers have an 18" range most psychic powers are 12" aand it allows you to do a world of hurt and there is nothing like killingjust over half a squad making them break at -1 to their leadership and then not letting them regroup.
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Lol, carnifexus I have the same problem, I was meant to get a devourer tyrant last edition but I just didnt get around to it.=P
On that note however, I believe a podding carnifex with 2x brainleech devourers is around the same points, I like my tyrants assaulty