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ok so i have read alot about this viewed different opinions and im still confused. Im going to be running 8 wytches with agoniser on the Hek and some hydra gauntlets. now i dont know why people favour the shardnet over them. yeah the shardnet -1a is useful but is it more useful than putting more dice in your hand? The way i read it you get, your plus one attack for the charge, your one attack basic attack, and D6 attacks. if you roll a 1 your wytch has its normal amount of attacks anything over is a bonus that i would think is well worth the cost. im goint to use the spare witches to make the other 2 optoins because i can. but im just curious as to what you all think.
Depends on what you want them to do. If you want them to do as much damage as possible, you give them the guantlet. If on the other hand you want them to survive as long as possible then you would give them the net and impaler.
so would you say a shard net is more worthwhile against... say... dreads or other walkers? holding them there as long as possible
Basicaly if you are using them, focus on assaulting small squads or individual units that have multiple attacks in their profile.
Shardnet and impaler works best IMO when you have a succubus or archon in the unit - that way you can dramatically reduce down the return attacks on your own IC which - naturally - will increase their chances of living.
Hydra gauntlets are for a squad that is to function on its own without direct support from a character.
Since I fall into the latter category so my bloodbrides run 2x hydra gauntlets and 1 razorflail (I couldn't be bothered to convert a second gauntlet so I went with the existing razorflail model).
And since I use a haemie to give FNP to my bloodbrides from the start, I like the Shardnet since it can cut down on the number of PW/PF attacks that are more likely to do damage, esp if there's an HQ or higher WS squad leader.
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