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I was planning on using a spore cyst biomorph on my shooty fex, but now I'm not sure if it is a smart thing to do, does it only create a spore mine on the roll of 1, from where it suffers one wound??? Maybe I then need to put regeneration on my fex which makes it very expensive to field. It would be a fex w/ TL Barbed Strangler (two set), spore cyst, regenerate, enchanced sense, which makes it 168 pts, is that too much for a single shooty unit with BS3???
stick the spine backs instead, much more reliable.
I think you are right, don't know I got the idea that I could hurled a spore mine into the enemies from the distance, I might have read something wrong.... Perhaps I should try actually learning English eventually
Yeah that's a good one, and translated Codexes aren't reliable either, GW makes really big mistakes on those too.
Yeah, but what about this one:
Fex w/ TL Barbed Strangler, spine banks, Tail scythe, enchanced senses total 128 pts???
Spore Cyst is one of the worst bio-morphs that a 'Nid player can take. Not only does it harm you 1/6 of the time just by using it, the enemy gets one full turn to shoot it before it moves away from base contact with the 'Nid, possibly hurting the 'Nid that fired the Spore Mine in the blast.
Spine Banks is a much, much better investment.
Edit - Wow... that came up about ten minutes too late.
If you're going to take the TL Strangler, keeping the spine banks might be OK but taking the tail weapon is really a waste. You want him to sit back and shoot, not get in where the tail weapon will make a difference.
Also, the loadout that you have is 148 pts. You only counted the points for the strangler once. You have to buy it twice to make it twin-linked.
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for pure shooting I would rather have:Originally Posted by Arakiaz
2 twin-linked devourers, spine banks.
For armour and mass troop removal:
Venom Cannon, Barded Strangler.
But then again that's just me.
2 twin-linked devourers & spine banks ??
An MC can only fire 2 weapons.
Firing the 2 TL-Devs will use up your 2 shooting attacks.
.. Spinebanks on a Fex with TL-BS makes sense though.
(mind you, I dislike like TLing-BS)
As of Tyranid 5th Ed. codex I have the Gaunts I wanted. I did, however, loose the sniperfexs I relied upon and they were more important then the gaunts.
Spine banks say that they release a spray of spines in the shooting like a spine fist. It does not say that it is a spinefist, merely that it acts as one. Also it says that it may do that in addition to any shooting.Originally Posted by Zarathustra
So yes you can get 10 shots per turn with your fex.
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