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Hi new to Nids and also Warhammer. My son currently has a Space Marine Army and is now getting into Necrons. I love the looks of Tyranids and decided to play him to have some quality time together. Ok my question cause I want to kick his butt...
I have one Carnifex and want him to be armed as he makes his way to close combat. What is a good weapon give him. I was thinking Venom Cannon or Barbed Strangler but I hear alot about twin linked devourers on here. Can you guys give me the pros and cons...
The first question to ask about the carnifex is: Elite or Heavy Support? If it's elite, the best variant to use is dual twin linked devourers plus enhanced senses. Eight shots, hits on 4+, reroll misses, str 6, reroll misses to wound. Practically guaranteed wounds, and even terminators will roll 1s eventually. The biggest drawback is the range, at a measely 18 inches. If it's a heavy carnifex, you're really not going to do that much damage to him, to be honest. The VC will get two shots at str 10, but won't negate his armor save. It will mean instant death if you can nail a character with it, though. The Strangler is better because of the number of hits it should generate, and at str 8, but again it won't negate armor saves. If you're using those str 10 and 8 weapons on his infantry though, you're doing him a favor, as they should really be used to kill vehicles. The VC/BS fex does have good range though.
Take A look at the tactica mate, it's all there.:yes:
Thanks to both of you. I have been reading but am a bit confused by all the options. I think what I will wind up doing is getting at least one more carnifex for close combat. It just seems like a waste that he can't do anything until he gets there.
One question though (and I ask because I saw some confusion on this in another post) if I give him both a barbed strangler and a Venom Cannon can he shoot both in the same round and also would they both have to be shot at the same target?
Thank you again for clearing this up for me.
He can shoot them both, and they would have to be at the same target.
A carnifex shouldn't mix different ranges. Devourers and Venom Cannons are nice, but they have different ranges. The two main set-ups for a carnifex are Venom Cannon/Barbed Strangler or 2x TL Devourers.
TL Devourers are better on a Tyrant cause you get a lot more shots. I alos like using 2x Barbed Stranglers on my Carnifex, which in turn makes it TL.