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How would you arm a Carnifex for a third support choice out of the selections below or your own ideas? Already have one decked for assault and one sniperfex w/strangler and cannon.
Sniperfex w/senses, reinforced chitin, strangler and cannon 163
carnifex w/senses, reinforced chitin, strangler and claws 158
Carnifex made for assualt w/adrenal glands(both), claws and lash whips 130
Carnifex w/senses, talons, devourer 111
any ideas the community has would be nice? i have already thought of putting either biovores or zoanthropes in and although the troop kill rate was better with the thropes then anything
else, the survibility of the fex out did even the thropes, tested against a lascannon
If you don't like that option, and only want to use the Carnifex options you listed, I personally feel that #1 is the best. Mixing ranged and melee (#2, #4) is typically a waste of points (especially #2, with Crushing Claws). Every turn you shoot, the point spent on assault biomorphs is wasted... every turn you assault, the points spent on ranged biomorphs is wasted. I really don't like #3, because I feel that Lash Whips and Crushing Claws are not very good, so I can't advocate their use. From my experience, Crushing Claws are just too expensive and too random to justify an average of half an extra attack (when compared to 2x scything talons), and Lash Whips are a "meh" option on anything other than Tyrant Guard.
If you're willing to use any 'Fex, then I suggest:
Dakkafex: 2x Twin Linked Devourers, Enhanced Senses
Sniperfex: Basically what you listed above
Baitfex: 2x Scything Talons, AG(I), AG(WS), Flesh Hooks (and, if you feel it's helpful: Toxic Miasma, Implant Attack, or Toxin Sacs)
I often change the Barbed Strangles to Venom Cannon from nr1. This way, you will almost always hit at least one shot, and 1 str 10 at tank is pratically always price.
The Tyranid Faq later on explains that this doesn't apply to weapons that are already twin-linked (such as the TL Devourers or TL Deathspitters).
Last edited by PoptartsNinja; November 6th, 2006 at 19:24.
In support of PoptartsNinja:
Codex page 30, left column, "Ranged Weapon-Symbiotes", first paragraph, last sentence: "A Tyranid that carries..."
Sure, a Monstrous can fire two weapons. However, if You take two of the same non-TL weapon, they become one TL weapon and You do not have the option to fire them separately. Note that although they now count as one TL weapon, You've still used up Your bioweapon slots as You needed to buy two to make them TL in the first place.
The reason TL Devourers and TL DSpitters are a single choice is because they're listed that way.
As for the 'Fex, I also definitely recommend a ranged one, either in the form of a Gunfex (what I call the VCan + BStr, EnhSen one with added resiliency morphs) or the Dakkafex (2x TL Devourer, EnhSen). Prime targets are vehicles, and if opponent doesn't have any I probably wouldn't even consider a 'Fex.
If one already has two HvySup 'Fexes (with bioguns), then I'd also take Zoans for the third slot unless one wants to go 'Nidzilla.
I do not tend to bother with combat 'Fexes, especially HS ones as they're eating up a FOC slot better used for a Gunfex. The only CC 'Fex I field from time to time is the Elite version with 2x ScyTal, AG WS, ToxMsm, FlsHks (was this the Ninjafex? Never heard of an actual popular designation X) thanks to being cheap and pretty much as effective as a CC 'Fex can hope to be. Even then, my priority for Elite 'Fexes is on the Dakkafex build. =)
And magnets, partial pinning or another way of making the weapons interchangeable is definitely recommended. (Y)
Last edited by Uzi-99; November 6th, 2006 at 23:07.
"The meat things seek to destroy ourselves. They hunt us as we hunt them but they are weak and uncertain. The inferior flesh will be entirely destroyed, all biomatter consumed. Ourselves will fight to the last, all weak flesh must be devoured."
Personally I still use a twinlinked bs, although in reality its because I made the model in 3rd edition and love how the double bs looks, but it still works okay. I don't particularly have a trouble with tanks and against guard or marines, it is in actuality probably better for troop shredding, especially since my friends place their models very close together
I always loved the idea of a bait fex but it kinda seemed a waste of a fex to me. If I didn't have to spend $45 on another fex, I would probably actually make one.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey