Okay I like Librarians, always have enjoyed psychic powers. My favourite model I own and painted is my Librarian converted from Cotez. However I just don't see the point in running him anymore.
Looking at stats Chaplain & Captain have him beat.
Looking at buffs to nearby units Chaplain & Captain have him beat (but that's expected).
But the kicker is the Space Marine psychic powers.
The Null Zone feels beyond limited unless you're fighting a T'zeentch army.
The "model buff" power is okay, but only when you've actually reached melee, which means 1 or 2 turns not using it
The Veil of Time while it has some uses, based on transports now anyway I can't justify it.
Smite is decent but it's just Smite
I'm sure for some armies he has his benefits. But I'm looking at my Salamanders build for example, where I'm building short-range fire fight systems (for fluff reasons more than competitive). And sitting there going is there anything he can give me over a Captain/Chapalin for one less power level that I would miss? I don't want to stick him with my Sternguard in a Razorback - a Captain is gonna buff the rapid fire shooting much more. And I don't want him sitting back on my gunline for the same reason.
Based on my limited knowledge the only useful deployment method I see is taking Terminator armour, dropping him next to some Assault Terminators, casting Veil of Time & Might of Heroes on the unit and getting them stuck in with a 9'' charge. Or sitting him next to a Dreadnought and throwing Might of Heroes at it for 5 Str 14 attacks at T 8.
I am still likely to play him when I'm wanting to have fun and put my favourite model on the field, but I do think that realistically I'd be better off with other options for cheaper.
Anyway I guess I'm wondering if this is a general consensus, whether I'm totally insane, or what. I'm not an expert by any stretch I largely play for fun.
Thanks in advance
Edited by Custodian Athiair, 29 June 2017 - 09:44 PM.