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Strike from the Shadows + Hellblasters?
Posted 04 May 2021 - 03:47 AM
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Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:12 AM
Never used them but just looking at datasheets is enough to know that plasma inceptors are straight up better. More shots, more toughness, more wounds, deep strike for free.
If I was hellbent on hellblasters I would look at the 3 shot version first.
Posted 04 May 2021 - 09:04 AM
I've done that with the assault hellblasters (3 shot version). 30 plasma shots to the face is awesome.
Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:13 PM
In the beginning when the primaris range was considerably smaller (and the only Gravis unit was the Captain and Bolter Inceptors from the Dark Imperium Starter), it was fairly common for Raven Guard forces to use our strats to dump hellblasters closer to the enemy. This in conjunction with the old banner that allowed shoot on death (4+ pre-nerf) was quite strong with allowing you to overheat, kill your own dudes, and shoot again was pretty decent.
The thing I think you will find is that they are a very glass cannon unit that is 1) Very expensive and 2) Not likely to live long once they have conducted their alpha
Like my homie SG mentioned, Plasma Inceptors just perform that task better. The movement and blast rules alone make them better suited to the task than anything comparable.
Side note: PL/Points being so high can also mean it can be difficult to balance the 50/50 starting/reserve quota for the start of the game and reserves, so thats also something to consider with Hellblasters as well.
Edited by Shadow Captain Vyper, 05 May 2021 - 08:14 PM.
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