So I'm building a tournament list for saterday and my question is not about my list but if you think that a lictor would be worth it, or should i get some more guants or warriors. Perhaps even a Ravener?
This is as true as anything that is on this site.i like lictors. BUT, you have to run them in groups of 2 or 3... one lictor is never worth the points... we all know they are one hit wonders... but with 2 charging the same target (strategically) they tend to work a lot better. plus if its a tourney list your talking about... pheromone trail can be a life saver.
I don't think lictors are a unit that buys thier points back. I see them as a unit that prevents your opponent getting his by killing your gaunts and tyrants with basalisks and sniping units. Take out a pie plater or tie up a shooty sniper unit for a turn = get safe approach for the rest of the swarm. I think this is a better view than the one whereby you need to make at least x number of point killings to get the lictors investment back.It's very challenging to reliably earn your points back with Lictors. Their best value is pheremone trail in case you roll escalation.