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PostSubject: Master Swordsman   Sun Jul 05 2015, 02:59

I just saw the White Dwarf published Black Templar Warlord Traits list and something caught my eye.

Trait number 1: Master swordsman.

Let's compare and contrast here for a moment shall we?

Space marine trait:
+1 WS, +1 Attack.

Dark Eldar Blood Dancer warlord trait:
+1 WS.

GW, we all know that your special snowflake Space Marines are always going to get parental favoritism, but could you at least PRETEND there's some degree of equity?
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PostSubject: Re: Master Swordsman   Sun Jul 05 2015, 03:03

Never. Ever.


Ever.
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PostSubject: Re: Master Swordsman   Sun Jul 05 2015, 03:11

@Jimsolo wrote:
Never.  Ever.


Ever.

Such refreshing honesty.

Another GW "Upgrade" that was recently drawn to my attention:
Genestealers can upgrade their Rending Claws to Scything Talons for 4 points. What's the difference?
Scything talons are AP 6 to Rending Claws AP 5 and Rending.

Totally worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: Master Swordsman   Sun Jul 05 2015, 07:59

That's just stupid. "So... MARINES FOREVER! WE'RE BETTA"
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PostSubject: Re: Master Swordsman   Sun Jul 05 2015, 08:17

I'll do you one better. Been thinking about it, and Master Swordsman is better than Blood Dancer and Soulthirst COMBINED!

After all, what is Soulthirst but an extra +1 attack on the charge on top of what you normally get. Not anywhere near as good as having +1 attack at all times.

So yeah. Space Marine Warlord trait > 2 Dark Eldar Warlord traits together.

I am depressed now.
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PostSubject: Re: Master Swordsman   Wed Jul 08 2015, 05:47

Genestealers can PURCHASE a set of scything talons, not replace their rending claws. Basically outfits them with an extra close combat weapon, and therefore an additional attack.
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PostSubject: Re: Master Swordsman   Wed Jul 08 2015, 12:31

Gene stealers have always been CC maniacs, though.
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