Units of the Week: Old One Eye, Parasite of Mortrex, Deathleaper, Doom of Malan'tai - Warhammer 40K Fantasy
 

Welcome to Librarium Online!

Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!

Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!


Register Now!

User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Shire can't handle me Warlord Vrrmik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    With the Fellowship of the Bling
    Posts
    6,167
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputation
    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    2085 (x8)

    Units of the Week: Old One Eye, Parasite of Mortrex, Deathleaper, Doom of Malan'tai

    This week's units are all the unique ones!

    This can include the Swarmlord if you wish, but I believe people covered that in my previous thread.

    Do you include them? What do you use them for? Are they worth it? Those are the kinds of questions you need to be answering.

    Post away.

    The Warlord


  2. Remove Advertisements
    Librarium-Online.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Member AJ Tyrant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Australia, Melbourne
    Age
    30
    Posts
    228
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Reputation
    16 (x1)

    Ive converted a Deathleaper and I really want too use him in all my games from now on, to help lowering LD on all those annoying space wolf rune priest that I encounter >_< gerrr, and to chop up all those heavy weapon troopers hiding in cover (longfangs).
    I think the Deathleaper would help us immensely all round, great abilities there, worth the points.

    Old one Eye not worth it at all. tho I have the model all nicely painted up, never in a million years would I take him, unless I wanted to lose purposely.

    Dont know much about the Parasite, I guess it would fit in nicely as a stronger flying warrior and join a brood of them, but I don't have any at the moment.

    Ive been told and shown what the Doom of Malan'tai can do if given a spore, and MY GOD that's an OP unit totally worth its points, I want to convert one and use it in my games but I feel that its just plain too harsh on my opponent, maybe vs the wolves id use it, but friendly games id leave it at home.
    Yay I'm getting back into the hobbie! 14/1/2011

  4. #3
    Shire can't handle me Warlord Vrrmik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    With the Fellowship of the Bling
    Posts
    6,167
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputation
    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    2085 (x8)

    I use the Swarmlord regularly (perhaps every third or fourth game) and he has done me wonders. Just look at his stat line and abilities - nothing more needs to be said.

    I don't really use Old One Eye, mainly because of what people have said about him. I would like to try it some day.

    Now the Doom of Malan'tai. It just, well, the best way to describe it is a 12" Aura of Death. It just kills everything. Full stop. Don't use this unit if you want friends though - only in tournaments and other competitive games.I mean seriously it is way overpowered especially seeing as it is 90 points. Put it in a Spore and bam in the middle of the battlefield he's sucking life out of everyone.

    @ AJ Tyrant regarding the Parasite, it isn't an independent character so it can't join units. Plus it mainly revolves around Rippers, and the abilities sound nice but Rippers are just... wastes of biomass.

    I have't used Deathleaper. I'd like to give him a go as well.

  5. #4
    Member AJ Tyrant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Australia, Melbourne
    Age
    30
    Posts
    228
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Reputation
    16 (x1)

    Yes I have converted a lovely Swarmlord too and I use him almost every game, Totally worth the points If you look at its abilities closely.
    Swarm leader: basically if you know your Hormagaunts or whatever Tyranid you are using are going to benefit and use the furious charge, (or that lovely Preferred enemy rule) why not save points on not buying the biomorph, and instead pick and choose who needs it and when with this awesome power, for every time you put this ability out there, you are saving 40+ points depending on the size of your broods

    The swarm lord is focused, its all melee. none of this "should I shoot my range weapons or run" nonsense, Its got all the important stats high enough to make it a pain, Its got a High enough ws meaning Ws 4 enemies hit on 5+ now. Its Initiative beats the other common Hq Initiative of 5, another wound over the normal Tyrant, its got a very nice Inv save in cc AND Instant Death + re-roll your successful inv save thank you very much, .
    Give it two Tyrant guard and your set.
    The ability to use two psychic powers a turn, add +1 to reserve and allow a re-roll for flanker and having a 18 inch Synapse rage the party dosn't stop
    When the average normal Tyrant it around 240 points, I cant see its points cost (Swarlord) its been given in the codex a problem.
    Yay I'm getting back into the hobbie! 14/1/2011

  6. #5
    The Ninja Viking VB the small's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sweden
    Age
    22
    Posts
    1,360
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Reputation
    Reputation
    775 (x8)

    The doom of malan'tai is wonderful. I love to suck out peoples brains...
    I also really like the deathleaper as his abilities is awesome and he has the coolest names on the special rules^^ to bad he is an elite choice

  7. #6
    Son of LO Heirodule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2,138
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    344 (x8)

    Quote Originally Posted by Warlord Vrrmik View Post
    @ AJ Tyrant regarding the Parasite, it isn't an independent character so it can't join units. Plus it mainly revolves around Rippers, and the abilities sound nice but Rippers are just... wastes of biomass.
    Erm.... it is an IC actually. But certainly right about it being useless.
    Your friendly neighbourhood gargantuan creature

  8. #7
    LO Zealot greggles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1,036
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    192 (x4)

    Doom is hit or miss. But his point costs are so low, there is no reason not to take him.

    I've seen him blown up immediately after podding in...but last game I played him, he lasted 5 rounds...he was responsible for wiping out almost 1000 points of enemy units.

    He single handedly killed...
    15 loota's
    12 daemon flamers
    20 ork boyz.

    The only thing that threatened him was the nob PK...and I kept making his saves. He was amazing.

    Death leaper on the otherhand? His reduce LD skill is awesome...but his lack of multiple ranged attacks makes him rather pointless.

    He drops in, he gets to shoot twice, then all holy hell unleashes on him and kills him.

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    73
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Reputation
    2 (x1)

    The only unit I've tried using on this list is DOOM, and as people have commented, it's often hit-or-miss. If he drops in on Turn 2 before I've really blown up enemy transports, he is useless. Also since I play a lot of marines with 10 Leadership, it's a 50/50 chance that he will even hurt them.

    That being said, when he does his job, it's simply amazing. In a recent game used him to wipe out a 10-man assault squad, Wreck a Razorback, then destroy a Walker after making his Invuln saves, all in a 1k point game. When he works, he's the MVP.

    I've seen people run the Swarm Lord, but it's too slow to be useful. People either avoid it completely (not hard to do when it can't fly), or find a way to tarpit it. If he had wings, I would absolutely use him. But without, he's not worth the point. It's possible that he's more valuable in a larger game where there is less room to run away... but I've seen one do near nothing in 2k points. (similar problem with giant Eldar units, though I forget the name).

  10. #9
    Shire can't handle me Warlord Vrrmik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    With the Fellowship of the Bling
    Posts
    6,167
    Mentioned
    39 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputation
    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    2085 (x8)

    Quote Originally Posted by Heirodule View Post
    Erm.... it is an IC actually. But certainly right about it being useless.
    Really? Oh yes, so it is. All this time I was thinking that the 'nid Prime was the only IC in our army. That gives Ol' Zogwart another target for his ability XD I love that guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by regleant View Post
    I've seen people run the Swarm Lord, but it's too slow to be useful. People either avoid it completely (not hard to do when it can't fly), or find a way to tarpit it. If he had wings, I would absolutely use him. But without, he's not worth the point. It's possible that he's more valuable in a larger game where there is less room to run away... but I've seen one do near nothing in 2k points. (similar problem with giant Eldar units, though I forget the name).
    Mmm, his speed is probably one of his few downfalls. But nevertheless he's an awesomely powerful unit. I think you might be referring to Avatars? If not, Wraithlords? I never take him at 2K anyway, only 2.5K plus because I invest another 120 points in his Tyrant Guard, making him a lump of 400 points.
    Last edited by Warlord Vrrmik; July 15th, 2011 at 00:33.

  11. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    El Paso TX
    Posts
    549
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputation
    74 (x2)

    I've only used the doom. My results have not usually been great. As soon as he hits the field every squad with S8 weapons is taking shots at him. all he has to do is fail 1 invuln save. And he's not even a synapse creature.

    Yes he can cause pure havoc when he works, but for me it's been about 1 in 3 games that he even makes 130 points back (him plus spore.)

    Now in 500 point games... Ha.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts