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  1. PJetski

    AoS 2 - Stormcast Eternals Discussion

    Longstrikes are 180pt for 3, and only 6 wounds. They are a fragile and expensive unit. If they ever take damage you are in a seriously bad position, and sometimes you just can't stop that from happening, like when facing Skyfires. From ~1.5 years of playtesting and tournament experience with Longstrikes (first with Aetherstrike, now with Anvils) I have found 9x Longstrikes is the perfect amount - it deals enough to kill almost any target with a double tap, but it doesn't overcommit to shooting and gives you enough points to bring the right support units. You can bring 12, but the extra 3 shots per volley is often overkill and increases the footprint of your unit significantly. You never want to fully commit to shooting with any army in AOS 2 because there are some hard counters (Sylvaneth woods, Plaguebringers, Fulminators) and specific Realm rules can completely neuter you. A mix of melee and shooting is preferable since it gives you tactical flexibility. Furthermore, while it is tempting to go all-in on shooting with the Anvils command ability you don't want to put all your eggs in one basket. A dual threat approach of Longstrikes and Evocators (or a similar melee powerhouse) makes it much more difficult for your opponent to counter since they have to wipe both units off the table to deny your insane damage output. When building Anvil lists you should try to strike the right balance of long range shooting power, a melee hammer unit, and the right support units. It just so happens that 9 Longstrikes is the right amount to optimize all these factors.
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    AoS 2 - Stormcast Eternals Discussion

    Dracolines have a lot more tactical flexibility (especially with a Heraldor) because of their speed, but the mortal wound output from Evocators on foot is absurd. I think Evocators work better in Anvils, Astral Templars, and Gavriel lists, while Dracolines do better in any other list.
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    The Rumour Thread

    This thread needs more rumour representation
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    The Rumour Thread

    The hinge flair is the same as the Taurox
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    So what about DoK and Legions?

    I think @AverageBoss hit the nail on the head. There is more to balancing the game than a small sample size of heavily biased data. Don't fall into the trap of believing that collected data is the same thing as a fact. Many factions seem incredibly powerful at first but once you learn the weaknesses of their gimmicks and how to exploit them then you realize they're just good factions and not overpowered. People thought the same thing about Sylvaneth (OMG 2+ saves and free spawn trees!?) and Stormcast (OMG you can deep strike your army directly into melee?!?) but neither of those armies are overpowered because they have distinct weaknesses and their strengths have limitations that can be played around. There are a few outliers that need surgical fixes (Witch Elves and Hags need a small point increase, and Grimghast Reapers should be Allies for LON instead of a regular unit) but DOK and LON have never been overpowered - they are just strong factions with a powerful gimmick that became popular with tournament players partly because they were new & exciting releases and partly because they were among the first factions to get modern era battletomes.
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    AoS 2 - Seraphon Discussion

    You should always take Ignax's Scales on an EOTG if you are playing Thunderquake
  7. PJetski

    Adepticon Predictions

    I would not be surprised if they released a Codex: Primaris and left the old space marine stuff in the previous book.
  8. It's that time of year again. Last year at Adepticon they announced: 3 codexes Imperial Knights Full spoiler of Idoneth Deepkin Malign Sorcery teaser Nightvault teaser Warhammer Legends Sisters of Battle This year I expect: Pull the veil off Forbidden Power Reveal the last two Nightvault warbands and maybe tease Season 3 More stuff for Vanguard Primaris More stuff for Kill Team & Blackstone Fortress 2 updated battletomes for AOS (Seraphon & Tzeentch?) A full reveal of Warcry News about Darkoath and Slaanesh
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    AoS 2 - Stormcast Eternals Discussion

    I can't help but feel envious of the new Skullcrushers, especially at their point cost. I really hope GHB2019 has some significant point cuts for Dracoths and Drakesworn Templar.
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    AoS 2 - Stormcast Eternals Discussion

    Im expecting another battletome + chamber in 2020, but definitely not in 2019
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    The Rumour Thread

    It's obviously an Idoneth endless spell
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    The Rumour Thread

    My favourite part of every preview is when everybody loses their minds despite only seeing a tiny piece of the whole picture
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    The Rumour Thread

    At least we're not arguing about gold coins any more
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    AoS 2 - Stormcast Eternals Discussion

    There's still a place for melee units, but Stormcast definitely have to take a mix of shooting/magic and melee. I think Dracoths are going to be a super important unit going forward. Fulminators being able to get 0+ save rerolling 1s against shooting is really valuable.
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    The Rumour Thread

    GW did not create your expectations. You have only yourself to blame.