While definitely informative, I would disagree with your recommendation NOT to take Draigo. While my meta is uber-competitive (yay me), giving full rerolls, while remaining one of the strongest beatsticks in the game, he is too good not to take. Then there is the fact that he knows two powers and can cast two/deny two. Other than that, agreeing with Reskin and the strikes - they do have a place, but if you have the points to take terminators, why would you not take them?
Other than that, good video, and I hope to see more soon!
Skywrath, I definitely see the argument there. When his storm shield gave him a 3++, he was just too good not to take. But now I feel like I can comfortably step away from Draigo (and named characters in general). He's still good from a competitive standpoint by now I don't feel like he's necessary for my lists.
, this stupid stormshield change has really affected Draigo more then the intended buff to termies that I think it was meant to cause. I used to take Draigo and also have his as my warlord, because he was completely un-killable. And it denied my opponent VP based on slay the warlord in previous editions. And even in the early stages of 9th, deny a few options for secondary objective. Everyone takes abhor the witch against GK
now and with other better secondary objective options. Having an un-killable warlord isnt necessary.
He's still one of the best options we have in the HQ slot though. With the current auras, hes such a force multiplier, and GK
's really need force multiplying!
Good note about deathstars in 9th. I've definitely noticed the efficiency of my Paladins has dropped since this edition rolled out.
I think that Strike Squads can definitely do work. You can pump out a lot of smites with MSU and if you go first you get a ton of storm bolter shots for their price. I just have a hard time stomaching how squishy they are, which is all personal preference. In my mind's eye, my Grey Knights are implacable and indestructible. One dying to a single lasgun shot makes me sad.
Thank you for your kind words!
Smites get harder to cast now, but the idea of just more objective denial and board control really questions what to take in 9th edition.
Dude, even losing a strike marine, I want to cry, having been on the losing end for quite a few editions now, I've learnt to deal with the pain and heartbreak of putting models on the table and taking them right back off again. All the while, having my friend across the table laugh and cackle like some dark jester harlequin or something.
I think sadistically, I take strike squads to deny my opponent the pleasure of killing a terminator.
Edited by Reskin, 15 October 2020 - 04:59 AM.