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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 19:08

Maybe, maybe not. Hard to say when these updates haven't unveiled much so far. I'm just glad that we are getting an updated model, and that in some form incubi will probably get boosted rules.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 19:12

krayd wrote:
Hopefully, the Klaivex will get the 'list of 6 powers' treatment that the aspect warrior exarchs are getting, since they are the DE equivalent.

I'm highly doubtful, to say the least. If they really were getting extra powers I imagine it would have been mentioned here. If they were getting 6 powers I'm 100% certain it would have been mentioned.

I mean, the fact that they had a golden opportunity to finally fix the godawful Demiklaive rules and ignored it entirely certainly doesn't fill me with confidence.

It is a nice model, though. Swap out the weapons and you've got yourself an Archon that doesn't look like absolute arse. Twisted Evil


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Hopefully, the Klaivex will get the 'list of 6 powers' treatment that the aspect warrior exarchs are getting, since they are the DE equivalent.

of course he will, just like our fliers are exactly as agile and our hqs as viable as their eldar counterpart

This.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 19:16

The innate statline of the Demiklaive isn't bad at all in a vacuum - if Wyches could take them they'd be pretty good, for instance.

The issue is that Incubi are stuck with S3 and no way to reroll wounds (unless Ynnari). If that changes...
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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 20:01

CurstAlchemist wrote:

*Edit: Even if the cloth components don't make sense in conjuntion with one another. Why are the arm ribbons being blown back while the loincloth is still and static?

If i get any of the new models, i'm honestly cutting off the ribbons.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 20:14

I'll probably do the same if I do buy a box or two. Or green stuff them to be more static.
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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 20:24

I went from excited to pissed when I saw the demiklave is still D1. No extra mortal on a "6", not D2, just as useless as it was before.
So now you can have new, pretty plastic incubi to sit on the shelf.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 20:25

i agree the ribbons look awful... the rest of the model is amazing
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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 20:41

DevilDoll wrote:
i agree the ribbons look awful... the rest of the model is amazing

From the look of it the ribbons are just attached to the arms and we're one of the easiest factions to do arm-swaps with. Shouldn't be much of an issue.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 21:45

Soulless Samurai wrote:

I'm highly doubtful, to say the least. If they really were getting extra powers I imagine it would have been mentioned here. If they were getting 6 powers I'm 100% certain it would have been mentioned.

I mean, the fact that they had a golden opportunity to finally fix the godawful Demiklaive rules and ignored it entirely certainly doesn't fill me with confidence.
This.

Let's not be 100% certain about stuff we can't possibly be certain about. The first unveiling of the new banshee models 2 weeks ago came with no rules at all, entirely possible incubi will get some update that hasn't been revealed yet. Sure the demiklaive stats aren't great, but if incubi are say base s4 now, that's at least an improvement. Who knows, my point is let's just wait and see what the first psychic awakening book brings instead of declaring for certain that incubi won't get any improvements.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 22:45

Soulless Samurai wrote:
DevilDoll wrote:
i agree the ribbons look awful... the rest of the model is amazing

From the look of it the ribbons are just attached to the arms and we're one of the easiest factions to do arm-swaps with. Shouldn't be much of an issue.

apart from that, does anybody feel the same that the horns and trophy racks are too long? I got a sirious sylvaneth vibe from the model
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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 22:56

AzraeI wrote:
apart from that, does anybody feel the same that the horns and trophy racks are too long? I got a sirious sylvaneth vibe from the model

The trophy racks hadn't really caught my eye but I certainly got a Sylvaneth vibe from the head.

It reminded me an awful lot of the Arch-Revenant head:

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 23:38

We do a custom hero league time to time, im going to use the Arch-Revenant the next time we do it to make a Flying Archon.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 16 2019, 23:39

thatsl the one i was talking about
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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 17 2019, 00:24

Hu didn't think about that at first, but now I see it. Regardless it's still a cool helmet that captures the classic incubi look, so doesn't bother me.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 17 2019, 01:17

If nothing else, I'll be getting it to make something close to a modern interpretation of the beloved 5th edition Archon

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 17 2019, 03:38

The model looks cool but the stats for the demiklaives are still awful. I’m holding out hope there are more rules forthcoming to make Incubi playable. GW has demonstrated they understand that rules are what sell models so I hope they don’t selectively forget that lesson with Incubi and Banshees.
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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 17 2019, 05:18

For me it's a given that the rules are going to be updated in some form... It would be stupid to remake and release a model that noone uses on the tabletop like ever...

maybe if its true and they remake Drazhar he will buff them so hard (reroll hit and wounds?) that you HAVE to buy both of them ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 17 2019, 09:49

Hope there will be option to assemble it as double klave.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 17 2019, 13:55

Yeah I think I'd prefer to have the klaivex wielding his weapon in double klave mode, hard to tell though if that will be possible.

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 17 2019, 13:56

Incidentally, is he storing cricket balls on his Klaives?

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PostSubject: Re: Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising   Psychic Awakening: Phoenix Rising - Page 5 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 17 2019, 14:14

As i said in other places.

Remember Grotesques are 35ppm (2 Incubi are 32pts) they have 4 wounds 5++ base, obsession (Incubi dont have) for a 4++. For the same points they are literally over double the toughness and more damage, given they are also Str 5 and 4 attacks, i think it fair to say incubi needs a stat buff, i would do this to make them playable, +1t, +1w, +1d, +1atk, +1str for 16ppm.

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amishprn86 wrote:
As i said in other places.

Remember Grotesques are 35ppm (2 Incubi are 32pts) they have 4 wounds 5++ base, obsession (Incubi dont have) for a 4++. For the same points they are literally over double the toughness and more damage, given they are also Str 5 and 4 attacks, i think it fair to say incubi needs a stat buff, i would do this to make them playable, +1t, +1w, +1d, +1atk, +1str for 16ppm.

Getting +1T and +1W doesn't seem right for Incubi.

It would also be a little weird in that it would give them higher toughness than Archons.


They really do need a buff though. I think giving their weapons +1S and D2 would help.

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Yeah I'm fine with incubi staying a single wound with t3, I don't need them to be durable if they actually kill things more like they are supposed to. An invul would be nice, but I doubt that will happen, and a +5 or +6 invul doesn't help deal with the new prevalence of ap-2 bolters.

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But thats the point, with no hero support (re-rolls from archon) no obsessions, no other buffs other than 1 overcosted named character that doesnt work after turn 3, 1/2 the stratagems wont effect them, why take them over any other melee unit? Literally all other melee units are better in almost everyway, even if they are +1D and +1str, so what who cares, they wont survive and still wont do more damage than our other choices. In 8th you either are so glass you kill everything, or you need survivability to make it to round 2. Incubi cant do either, and in order for a 16pt model to do real damage without supporting buffs (Wyches can be 4-5 attacks for 4-5str, and are 1/2 the points). Thats why i want both, if they are elite specialist, make them elites, otherwise make them cheap like wyches. AT 10ppm i most likely would play them for fun, but not more than 1 5man unit in a venom, as they still dont do anything worthwild at all.

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But thats the point, with no hero support (re-rolls from archon) no obsessions, no other buffs other than 1 overcosted named character that doesnt work after turn 3, 1/2 the stratagems wont effect them, why take them over any other melee unit?

But this is part of the problem, isn't it?

We're trying to fix one problem with the codex whilst ignoring all the related issues.

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