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So what is the most effective way to deck out your HQ in this thing? See a lot of warcythes which makes great since at that 2+ strength but what else do you equip on the guy? Should i have him geared up if the barge gets shot down so he can survive and still be a threat or just keep him naked with his weapon?
And if not a basic overlord what special Characters benifit on top this throne? Does trayzn's weapon special ability work in the sweep attack? and finally Gauss or tesla for your shooting wepon?
I run with Necron Overlord with warscythe, MSS, and Tesla. Running with the MSS because it keeps him useful in a fight should he be shot down and survive. I do see some use in sacraficing a wound to keep him aloft but i'm not sure if its all that worth it for 3 sweep attacks in the movment phase. Then again i kinda have him screening my footslogging warriors advance.
Just going on my opinion here.
Maybe a Tachyon arrow, but it's pricey as hell.Well Anrakyr and Nemesor took a huge hit not being about to use their special abilities while embarked (BRB FAQ). I currently find almost all Cron special characters overpriced....but if you want one in a barge, Anrakyr is still probably the best option.And if not a basic overlord what special Characters benifit on top this throne? Does trayzn's weapon special ability work in the sweep attack? and finally Gauss or tesla for your shooting wepon?
Trazyn's ability does not work with sweep attacks (Necron FAQ)
And I'd probably go with Gauss.
Thank you for the Trazyn info!!!! Found the FAQ shortly after i started this up lol
Such a shame too. He'd be just a nightmare against ork/nid armies if he could fly around with that ability
Cheap and to the point, I run Overlord with warscythe on a command barge, if I have left over points I give him Mind shackle scarabs.
I keep it cheep so WHEN it dies, I'm not screwed
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I'd probably just go with Warscythe. If he's going to be behind enemy lines trying to scythe vehicles, I don't want to lose too many points when he finally gets brought down. I would probably go with Gauss Cannon too, as with only 2 shots from either weapon, there's not much chance of 6's to kick off the Tesla effect (plus the gauss's AP3 is nice).
Also, I'd recommend avoiding Tachyon Arrows. It's a very expensive one-shot weapon, it will never hit when you need it to (which, of course, is almost every time you fire one!). I've never actually managed to score a hit with a Tachyon Arrow, for some reason, one-shot weapons will always miss for me. So I just don't bother wasting the points anymore.
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I agree, keep him simple and sweet. All you need is a Warscythe, because when he IS brought down he'll most likely be behind or near enemy lines. Sometimes you may be able to get a charge off against a nearby vehicle if the CCB does brew, but otherwise he's useless on his own, so his other upgrades will just be a waste.
Only thing I would consider adding is Tachyon Arrow if you have the points to spare when the rest of your list is finished. It's expensive for one-use only, but if it hits Str 10 AP 1 can cause some serious harm. But really, there's always room for another model in a unit, wargear on special units, Royal Courts to spread around, etc.. so really only use I see for it is to add some fat to your list when you don't have the models to bring you up to a certain points level.
I agree with the above posters. I used to run Anrakyr until the FAQ. Now it is just an overlord with warscythe. I definitely am finding uses for the extra points.
other than a warscythe and if you have a few extrea points, givem the 2+ weave for 15pts. hes basically on a suicide run to kill tank lines, or termies??? so keep him cheap
I'm still going to try to include him in my army lists, just because my WIP Dynasty fluff supports a counts-as character in a major role. So, since you were the resident Anrakyr fanatic, I'm curious to hear your experiences, if MitM was the deal breaker, or if it has still been useful via disembarking.