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I'm trying to build a 1500pt list and was wondering which unit was more efficient. Immortals or Pariahs? Also, what are the roles of each unit? What I mean by that is what do they do best?
it depends on wether it is a close quarter or ranged fight which one is it:sleep:
In general, Immortals are by far more effective. Generally used in the "flying circus" config (Full Squad of Immortals + Lord w/ VoD and Ord) they are a very deadly unit. They put a a LOT of firepower and with the assault value of their weapons, dont lose anything when VoD'ing. Personally I think this is the most effective thing Necrons have at their disposal.
Pariahs are much different and due to teh fact that they are slow as well as not being necrons (not to mention rediculously expensive) peole generally stay away from them. I wouldnt use them in a 1500 point battle, there are other things you need far more.
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Efficiency VS Point Cost VS Ease Of Use - Your best bets:
1) Chaplain led Assault squad - 2 plasma pistols, powerfisted sergeant
2) 8 man Devastator squad - 4 missile launchers
3) Land Speeder Tornado - HB + AC
9/10 people will say that immortals are better, they play up to necrons strengths (high firepower) and they count towards phase out.
A better question to ask would be are pariahs better than the other units that do not count towards phase out (monolith, c'tan etc). What let pariahs down are their massive cost and lack of WBB, I personally wouldn't use them in a 1500 list unless you aren't taking a monolith (in which case I would urge you to take one).
I love pariahs but in a 1500 list they are too much of a risk to be really any good, they are great for friendlies down your local club/GW but for anything else they are pants.
As for their roles, pariahs are pretty much immortals with warscythes and are S5, they lose out fom that amazing loadout and statline because they have too low I to be really effective.
Against marines they are pretty good and can carve bloody ruin, but they really have to go toe-to-toe with terminatoes to earn their points, no sesible SM player would ever put their terminators up against the only necron unit that can beat them.
I would honestly love to say take pariahs but they should practically never be taken in games of 1500 points or less (at 1750 a squad of them are rather good IMO).
Hope this helps.
ok thanks that helps a lot.
So what sort of sized squad of immortals should I take? 5 or 10?
Well, more is always better, but if you are on a point budget I would try to get 8, any lower and IMO they are too easy to wipeout.
OK. I will deffo get immortals but right now i can only afford to buy 3 or 4 I'm poor at the moment
Thanks for the help guys,
I'm converting Immortals out of Warriors- just doubling gauss rods, interesting paint job, sort of thing.
You should definitely proxy them before buying anything so expensive.
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If I had the warriors spare to proxy them then I would do that first but unfortunately I haven't! Besides I like the immortals so expense doesn't bother me as long as I get them all 8 by August! Which is when my first tournament is ...
then you have plaenty of tiem to buy, stick and paint them. Are you going to put your lord with them?