Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fun with Dragons

Dragons are cool.  Fuck you, they are.  Unfortunately, they also cost a shit ton of points and fall over dead when a 100 point cannon so much as looks in their direction.

Today we lament over what could have been.

High Elf Prince - Star Dragon, Star Lance, Charmed Shield, Talisman of Preservation, Potion of Foolhardiness, dragon armor (614)

Star Dragons are silly enough on their own, but the guy riding it is nuts.  How many S7 attacks will he be dishing out with re-rolls to hit?  4+ ward, immunity to fire and 3+ armor is pretty good protection, but obviously his offensive power is the real deal here.  He will most likely ignore the first hit coming his way too, too bad his Dragon won't benefit.

Dark Elf Dreadlord - Black Dragon, Deathpiercer, Pendant of Khaleth, Charmed Shield, Black Dragon Egg, heavy armor, sea dragon cloak, dual repeater handbows (570)

Looks similar, but different in some key areas.  First off, instead of S7 he rocks the Killing Blow and he's rocking the super ward in addition to his 2+ save.  Charmed Shield is probably the best 5 point magic item out there, maybe even better than some of the pricier armors.  With the Egg both he and his mount can do 2D6 hits before Thunderstomping some poor fools, hilarious.  Also, he's got 4 shots for lols.

High Elf Dragon Mage - level 2, Talisman of Preservation, Potion of Foolhardiness (5 point magic sword maybe?) (435)

Not as impressive as the others, but he's a Hero choice and a caster to boot.  Flaming Sword of Rhuin isn't so useful on individual models, but Fire magic has some cheap zappy powers to help in a fight or get rid of pesky blockers/fast cav/flankers.  Even a Sun Dragon can tear shit up, just don't expect to tango with real killy units and come out alive.

Anybody else have some fun Dragon builds?  How about ideas on how to actually use them without eating up 1/4 of your points and giving your opponent an obvious and easy target?


Asmo said...

Man, I hadn't thought about that Dark Elf build. I don't know how effective it would be, but holy crap that would be kind of fun...

Chumbalaya said...

That, a Manticore with the Ring of Hotek and 2 Hydras would be hilarious. Monsters everywhere!

Brother Loring said...

Alright guys, I'm not gonna lie to you. This is gonna get kinda weird... Two dragons.

Sorry... it had to be done!

Von said...

The Dark Elf monster mash might be semi-viable: lots of large targets, all of which pose significant threats, although one of them is noticeably more expensive than the others and so has "shoot me to deny the Massacre" written on its scaly face. I wouldn't like to try it with any book that didn't have big scary Rares, though.

Xaereth said...

I think it's sad Dragons got nerfed- they're one of my favorite things in this game. My old Dark Elves had the Dragon Lord w/ a 3+/Reverse ++/ 4+++ (regeneration).

Now... it's just not viable.

But you're right, if I ran one now, it would be w/ a black dragons egg, for 4d6 S4 hits alongside the rest of the ridiculous attacks the two riders get. Who needs ranks?

Xaereth said...

...and by riders I meant the rider/mount. Who needs proofreading?