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Offline LoreGar

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Chainaxes irrelevant?
« on: February 1, 2021, 08:13:58 AM »
With the new updates on chainswords having -1 AP, same as chainaxes, Berzerkers no longer gain an advantage with axes against regular Space Marines. The strength bonus doesnt help since you're already having higher strength than MEQ toughness, so the strength bonus doesn't help on wound rolls. Since there isn't an AP advantage anymore, and the Strength advantage never was there (against regular marines) is there any point in taking axes? It seems like the extra attack is better than the strength bonus in case I have to fight a tank.

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Re: Chainaxes irrelevant?
« Reply #1 on: February 1, 2021, 08:53:06 AM »
You're paying for the strength bonus at this point, so the value is based on that.

It does allow you to wound most vehicles on a 4+ instead of a 5+. It's also a basically free upgrade, so there is really no reason not to take it. Unless you're really scrapped for points.
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Re: Chainaxes irrelevant?
« Reply #2 on: February 1, 2021, 02:55:23 PM »
A lot of things in the new marines codex is T5, soo yeah, for the point cost, chain axes are still worth it. There are also T3 armies floating around, you'll most likely run into sister and Dark Eldar soon.


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