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As the title says is putting a shaper in a kroot squad really worth it? It cost as much as 3 kroot not to mention you have to upgrade one of your kroot into it. You wont have as many attacks as 3 kroot and only get a 6+ armor save so hardly more survivable. The only benifit I see is you get 8 leadership for the sqaud. So would anyone really want a shaper then?
Is it me or does any other necron player get annoyed when they see people saying "Necrons eat souls". How is that even possible as souls are part of the warp and necrons want nothing to do with it? Eh probaly me just me being picky.
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I upgrade it purely for the Leadership. It used to be that you had to buy the armor for all the kroot for them to get it, and thus it is better now! *is happy*
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You answered it yourself No a Shaper is not worth it, kroot are so cheap they can be expended and if you use them right the LDS is not all that important, i have never used a Shaper and I have never had problems keeping Kroot on the table.Originally Posted by Lictor1989
For one Shaper points you can get 3 kroot with 3 shots and 9 attacks in CC on the charge and thats much more usefull than 1 extra point of LDS, and the 6+ armour is absolutely worthless even in CC, you will be lucky to get one saved and a unit of 10 that means 2 Kroot lost for the points needed to give them worthless armour.
Kroot have two advantages 1 cheap and 2 numbers, 20 Kroot for 140 points and 12 Hounds for 36 points thats better than Gaunts, so why bother with a shaper go for the numbers every time and use the Kroot cleverly and you will not miss either the LDS or armour save trust me.
i'm with riki. i have squads of 20 kroot and never use the shaper. it's not worth it.
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IMO shaper should realistically never be taken unless you're using the kroot mercenaries army list *because you're forced to*
the 6+ save is useless in all aspects. basically any weapon fired into the kroot squad will pierce the 6+, with the exception of the las gun, and even then only on a 1/6th.
you don't need the extra 4+ kroot worth of points (remember, not only is it a 21 pt UPGRADE [not just flat cost], but also an additional point for each kroot, so normally you're looking at 5 kroot wasted in points).
maybe if the shaper actually got bonuses worth its points cost, it would get used.
in any situation, just throw kroot into woods and they get like a 4+ cover save and a ton of other forest based bonues.