Main issue with crisis is the odd relation between support systems and weapons. Really, Crisis should have 4 slots total with one being purely for support systems (same for commanders imo). I mean, when you put an ATS on a riptide with a HBC it is literally an Avenger Gatling Cannon and let me tell you from my knights, those are some good pieces of kit!
Some things to note, while not a T'au player myself I have had experience from helping a friend build his tau army and even consider jumping in when CA arrives or just after but some things I noticed.
EWO is straight garbage due to it being on a model to model basis. If it allowed a unit to react by having one member take it, it could have some viability.
CDS is...well...I call it the "points wasted on trying to fix something that has gone too far south now". It is a system you never want to have to make use of and thus could be points spent elsewhere. Really, this could of been like stims and turned into a stratagem rather than a system really.
ATS is arguably one of the best systems you can add along with 3 others I will mention. Due to just adding raw stats to a weapon, it can make some weapons really good, mainly those who have low AP benefitting the most (though AP5 fusion blasters are funny!..to have...just not so much to use!)
Multi-Tracker is another option that holds weight, having the re-roll 1s if you focus fire isn't a bad deal really but it can be more detrimental to bigger units like the stormsurge.
Shield generator: support system number one. Bar none. Do NOT knock 4++ especially considering where you will have it, it can make crisis a lot more durable and able to survive a round of shooting.
Target Lock. More like System Locked because you are taking this on riptides. No Excuse. Take it. No, just stop. Let me help. "Riptides have a target lock support system and one other support system from the list" Broadsides can take this if they want to...move...
Velocity tracker I feel is the ultimate tech choice system. Very powerful, especially against any army that doesn't know what wheels are!
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