A look into the Iyanden codex supplement and some of the army builds you might be seeing or wanting to use.


Wraithguard with D-Scythes
The first of these is the Wraithguard with D-Scythes and a spiritseer. Spiritseers can be taken as a council called a shadowcouncil, so 1-5 per HQ slot. The importance of this is that the Runes of Battle primaris power for Iyanden Spiritseers is Voice of Twilight.

Voice of Twilight
Wraigthguard, Wraithknights, Wraightblades, and Wraithlords within 12" get battlefocus.

Now this means that Wraithguard in a Waveserpent can move 6", deploy 6", run  d6, and flame with their D-Scythes 8" template. This is a S4 AP2 template with distort. Instant death and always wounds on a 6 or penetrates armour on a 6.

Dont forget Vectored Engines for wave serpents, so that you can turn your wave serpent back around so you do not lose it. The addition of a Farseer with doom really shows off the power of this, as you can re-roll to wound or penetrate with your D-Scythes. Just wow.

Spiritseers and Wraithknights
The next build is with a Spiritseers and Wraithknights. The goal here is to take enough spiritseers to get the first power on the runes of battle, Destructor/Renewer. The power is one friendly model within 18" regains a lost wound. Powerful when you are talking Wraithlords and Wraithknights.

So multiple Spiritseers with Renewer, along with one that carries the Wraithforge Stone can get very powerful. This stone makes one Wraithlord or Wraithknight within 6" regain a lost wound on a 3+ during the movement phase.

This makes an already powerful unit very strong, and the need to be able to drop in a single round becomes very important, and very difficult.


15 Comments:

  1. With iyanden spiritseers, do you have to swap out the primaris power? Or is it an option to do so?

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    1. You don't have a choice.
      If you play with the iyanden supplement, the primaris become Voice of Twilight (only for Spiritseers).

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  2. For that D-scythe combo, my main concern is the cost as the whole unit (415pts!!!!)
    They will hurt a lot, but, will it be enough to get our many back before they die?

    If you run one of those squad, let me know :P

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    1. This is my problem with them as well.

      Great, they kill marines kind of well (although S4 is meh). Remember that due to the new wound allocation rules they can only wound things 8" away.

      Like, it's a nice idea, but it really is a one trick pony. "They're really good with doom" isn't enough. The other thing is if you're playing a canny opponent, all their squads are going to be combat squadded, and then you get to kill 5 marines a turn, provided they're not in combat. Hooray.

      There are much better ways of killing things in the eldar book, I just don't think the flamer wraithguard get a look in.

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  3. You read that you cannot use another supplement when building an army. I would doubt this would apply to a second primary detachment/second allied detachment. What are your thoughts?

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    1. it says nothing about detachments, it says army.

      So one supplement per army.

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    2. It says per army, not per detachment. The army is all detachments, no no using more than 1 supplement together.

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  4. Hey natfka black library just released the eldar codex for Android and kindle check it out http://www.blacklibrary.com/games-workshop-digital-editions/codex-eldar.html

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  5. Hey natfka black library just released the eldar codex for Android and kindle check it out http://www.blacklibrary.com/games-workshop-digital-editions/codex-eldar.html

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    1. Why is there a $17 difference between the iPad version and the Android version?

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  6. Jeez, China gets all the GW stuff before us! :P

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  7. Unfortunately the vectored Engines tactic does not work for the same reasons you can not Assault out of an assault vehicle the turn you come on from reserves.
    There is a restriction to vehicles pivoting after moving and disembarking. This vehicle upgrade currently does not override that.
    I beleave FAQ will fix this, but currently...

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    1. You're mistaken, that restriction applies to the normal pivot, this is a pivot which you're allowed to do after shooting

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  8. Thanks a lot for sharing. i am agree with your point hat supplements are important and essential for keeping human body healthy. i am taking prohormone supplement to keep myself healthy and fit.

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  9. If you choose a Wraithlord/Wraithknight as your Warlord, can it choose Gifts of Asuryan ?

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