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A lot depends on your play style, but wyches and warriors are typically your mainstay troops. To me, DE fall into one of three catagories
Fast and shooty
Fast and choppy
Slow and durable.
No matter which style you choose tho you will want to get some raiders and/or venoms.
Quick overview of our units for youHQs
are ok - mainly cc oriented and can do some impressive damage. An Archon
can get the much talked about shadow field with the best save in the game, while a Succubus
can be a CC monster, but is a bit more fragile. Haemonculi
are ok, they have some fun toys and are really good in a Hamey focused army. This thread has some good info Thoughts on New Codex HQs?
is really nice now too, able to tailor to make up for what your army may be lacking.Elites
are very nice. True born
are our ranged specialists, and trueborn with blasters in a venom is downright deadly. Incubi
will mow through almost anything in CC, but their lack of a inv save can hurt them with staying power. Bloodbrides
, to me, are not worth the upgrade. This is because I view wyches as simply a tar pit unit and why pay more to do the same thing? Madrakes
are very nice now, but require a scalpel approach. They can do some damage in shooting, and some in cc, but the need to target weak units and things they can isolate and gang up on. In cover they are very survivable but watch out for templates.Wracks
are ok, but two slow and not shooty or chopy enough. They are more just durable. Although they have some nice short ranged weapons. Grotesques
are more durable, slower, and more choppy, but still not enough. Lack of power weapons brings them down for me.Troops
- you've got your two options. Warriors to shoot. Wyches to tar pit. Wyches can do some cc damage, but they mainly tie things up for a good while.Fast Attack
- B.E.A.Utiful! Scourges
can be geared to be anit infantry or anti tank, and wreck havoc in either capacity. Reavers
can wreck havoc too, being much more cc oriented but still with some nice anti-armor capabilities that their speed allows them to really capitalize on. Beastmasters and co
can be geared for a variety of things and are absolutely sick in CC. Hellions
are the let down of this section. But still not awful. They give some decent anti infantry shooting, but are a little too high priced imo for what they offer compated to other places in the dex you can fill this roll (mainly warriors, scources, Razorwing and truborn).
is my personal favorite. I gear mine to be anti infantry, and take it stock missiles with dissys and a sc. With the change this addition to the number of missiles you can fire per turn (i.e. as many as weapons you can shoot), you can really do some damage with this baby. And then afterwards his two dissys can open everything from light vehicles to termis, yet still has the RoF to shred swarms too. I run two every list.
The heavy support
section is a little iffy. Ravagers
are not as good as they used to be, but still a decent gun ship able to go anti infantry or armor. The Void Raven
is over priced for the anti armor capabilities is brings. The talos
and the cronos
are just too slow for me, but can really bring some pain and make a huge threat and fire magnet.
Also, we have a formation, as you may well know, that allows for a whooping 6 fast attack slots to be used. I have yet to play test it but my thought is to do 2 Reavers, 2 Scourges, and 2 Razorwings.