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Dark Eldar Whispers


Long time readers here on Faeit 212, know that I am a huge Dark Eldar fan, and in fact the last release of Dark Eldar is what turned this site into its current form. So of course I pay attention to any Dark Eldar rumors, and in this case, forget to hit the publish button for just over a week. So here are some whispers of when we might be seeing Dark Eldar come for 6th edition.


Please remember that these are rumors.

via KiriONE from the Dark City Forums
Hey all, made an account because I recently started a DE army.  But that's also why I'm posting.

I was recently in a U.S. GW shop and while I was at the hobbying table I noticed a guy with a GW sweatshirt who wasn't one of the normal staffers there and we got talking.  Turns out he was from GW corporate, pretty cool dude, not what I would expect from a corporate guy.  

Anyway, I was talking about how I started the DE army because I figured with the way the codices were being published (6 out this year + supplements) it seemed natural that DE would come out sometime in 2014.  He said that with WHFB 9th coming out, I shouldn't hold on out expecting DE in any part of 2014.  He said at best it would be the end of 2014.  This is obviously rumor but it was coming from a GW corporate guy, so that's good enough for me but then again who knows how high up this guy is.

With what we've seen with Tyranids (Dec rumors became January) I'd say January 2015 might be when that codex comes out.  January is supposedly a historically bad month for GW since everyone splurges around the holidays.

Again, rumors.

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  1. Got my hopes up with the headline, Natfka! :P

    Either way, I find my DE do just fine right now. I didn't expect them to get an update anytime soon.

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  2. Yeah, I don't want them to nerf my mighty, mighty venom spam.

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    1. Please don't nerf my 600pts list where I killed 50% of an entire ork/guard/nid army in 1 turn... :P

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  3. I don't think we will see much more 40K than Nids, IG and Orcs next year. May-July is usually used to push a new edition. According to rumors Dwarves, Breton, Wood Elves, Empire and Orcs&Goblins are all in line to get new books...

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  4. The local Meta must be doing something wrong if your DE are doing fine. Around here they get destroyed by pretty much anything. Including the one SoB player.

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    1. or maybe hes just doing something right?

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    2. I would theorise that Dark Eldar players in your area very poorly understand the codex, me and my gaming partner topped the points table at a Warhammer World in one of their tournaments using Dark Eldar. Dark Eldar is a very powerful army, but equally a very difficult army to master, if you dont play them just right, they will flop like wet paper. They aren't like marines where you can throw them into every conflict and still come out ok, you have to pick your fights well.

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    3. ^This.

      I'm a DE player (or was, haven't touched them in almost 3 years), and they are definitely a finesse army, more so than even Craftworld Eldar. You need to pick your fights, move fast, and play to your strengths more than most other armies. I really enjoyed playing my DE, but I got distracted by GKs when they came out, then got tired of 5th Edition (and the drama at my then-LGS), and got out of the hobby for about 15 months waiting for 6th Edition and the CSM codex to drop.

      But good DE players around here still do very well...

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    4. Dark Eldar can definitely win games, but they're still at a bit of a disadvantage if you ask me (like many 5th edition codices). For example an average game against two equally skilled players, one playing Tau and one playing DE. If I had to bet on one, I would bet Tau every time just because they can kill vehicles easily and have loads of S5 which just wrecks DE. Also, against armies like SM, the poison is a bit irrelevant. They are a situational army, I find that they either win very convincingly or get destroyed horrendously. Just my opinion though, I am sure you can make them work.

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    5. You're right, Yoyo Man, and you pretty much summed up ever game with DE I've ever played: You either win very convincingly, or you get destroyed horrendously. It does seem to go that way, but it's still going that way for experienced DE generals.

      And I agree, in the hands of equally skilled players, the Tau player is more likely to win, assuming they each brought "standard" lists and not lists tailored against each other. DE vehicles are made of crepe paper, and are easily popped, leaving units with very bad armor saves with their butts in the wind.

      They definitely should get an update, but I think the place they're in in the rumored lineup is fine. IG, Orks, Space Puppies and Blood Angels all need a new codex sooner, IMHO, and I don't play any of those armies...

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  5. 2+ venom guns ... because f*** everyone -.-

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  6. We'll I can say I don't feel threatened at all when I see DE across the table from me... Unless I'm playing Tyranids...

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    1. And that sir, like many of my former opponents is a vital mistake and has itself led to many a loss from overconfident and thus careless players. Spae marines boast to be precise appropriate force. Dark eldar live it.

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