keyword and is -1 to Hit in combat while within 6″ of The Masque? It’s no 3D6” charge, but it’s a very fine ability to have, and will benefit you more on larger squads. But further investigation reveals a deep, versatile faction that can work well either on its own or as part of a soup army. Each time a friendly SLAANESH HERO inflicts a wound or mortal wound by an attack or spell (and is not negated) on an enemy model, but that model is not slain by that wound you receive 1 depravity point. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun. This is really good, and we’ll explore some areas where it can provide value. aura, which frankly, you don’t really need given that the Herald’s best trait is costing 50 points and you have the Epitome for that. Very cool article…how do you think slaanesh has been impacted with the meta being invaded by the new meltas? – When an enemy psyker suffers a perils, they take another 1D3 mortal wounds. Beautiful. But with the release of Faith + Fury, Emperor’s Children Lords Discordant have become a real contender as well. $42.50. It’s a brave new world out there for followers of the Dark Prince and we’ve been eager to revisit our tactics article with an eye toward the changes. Enjoy a comprehensive Tactics review of the 4 Chaos gods and what their minions can bring to the table! Slaanesh psychic powers aren’t great in general, and being to cast 2 isn’t fantastic. With the added boost of a Herald and the ability to Advance and Charge in a pure Slaanesh detachment, Seekers can be an incredibly fast, relatively cheap (15ppm) melee unit that can help tie up enemy units early by having a 24-25” threat range on T1. – Similar to the Seeker Chariot, the Hellflayer adds D6 additional Sx2 (so 8), AP-1, 2 Damage attacks to the chariot’s profile, – These options give you larger, faster, beefier platforms for the. The ability to re-roll Morale tests pairs very well with large blocks of Daemonettes with Daemonic Icons to fish for a 1 and bring d6 models back, and both the re-roll 1’s to hit aura and +1 Strength auras are excellent force multipliers. There are two core Relics available to all Slaanesh-marked Chaos Space Marines units: The Emperor’s Children get a solid list of relics to call their own, with most of their options supporting the strategy of “make some insane melee characters who will be absolute buzzsaws,” though Remnant of the Maraviglia is cool for supporting a longer-ranged shooting strategy with multiple units. Still haven’t got their access to Legion traits back, but now have a points cut to reflect this which puts them back into the range of cheerfully cheap meatshields. Slaanesh units are focused of speed and the excess of pleasure. Advancing and charging as Slaanesh means they can’t shoot as their guns are Heavy (also keep in mind the main gun is Blast, and can’t be shot in combat), and Khorne has better synergies for their overall offense. Slaaneshi forces are split into two major factions that we’ll be talking about today: Daemons of Slaanesh and Chaos Space Marines devoted to Slaanesh. . However, as with the Lord Discordant, the Keeper of Secrets is powerful enough, fast enough and, following the Chapter Approved 2019 balance update, cheap enough to more than make up for that fragility. With help from the. tend to play more aggressively, using their ability to Advance and Charge to ensure that their melee units can get into combat early and often. Twistbray [7pts]: Tzaangor blades, Foul Blightspawn DEATH GUARD[4 PL, 77pts], Bikers BLACK LEGION [11 PL, 250pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 2x, Biker w/ Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts], Meltagun [14pts], 6x. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun Tzaangors THOUSAND SONS [10 PL, 195pts]: Brayhorn [10pts] INSTRUMENT OF CHAOS [10pts] . Can be useful against the right armies, though. You often won’t have enough attacks to really make this work for you. The Legion Trait for Emperor’s Children allows them to always fight First in the Fight phase which, as we discussed above, isn’t particularly good (the better way to word this is to make their opponents always fight last, a wording that has become more common as 8th edition has gone on, but Chaos missed the boat on that one). This is one of Slaanesh’s very best tools, and has seen a lot of tournament play, so make sure you get one! Good question, Daelnoron. Nurgle really isn’t my aesthetic. A kind of sorcerer who only really works with DAEMON units, the Master of Possession got 10 points cheaper in Chapter Approved 2019 but hasn’t gotten good enough to really see the table. The Contorted Epitome also has the keywords, meaning it can use the Sinuous Undulation stratagem from Engine War to receive -1 to Hit when targetted in the enemy’s shooting phase. Unlike many factions, the core strength of Chaos is in its troops, leading to builds that see players marching large hordes of lesser daemons across the table. Credit: Steel_Mentor. Ultimately, these aren’t as good overall as the Contorted Epitome, another source of this effect but their ability is more reliable against non-flying targets, and having the ability to deploy it in multiple places at once adds a lot of value. The best of these are Cursed Earth, which gives him a 6″ aura that improves a Daemons invulnerable save by 1 (to a max of 3+), Infernal Power, which gives them a 6″ aura that allows Daemons to re-roll hits and wounds, and Mutated Invigoration, which gives a Chaos Spaw, Possessed, or Cult of Destruction unit within 18″ the ability to re-roll key rolls such as the number of Attacks possessed get. At 6 points per model, Slaanesh gets some of the cheaper useful Troop choices. It’s OK, but it’s not really the effect you want to spend a relic slot or CP on. Also known as the Heralds of Slaanesh, these Daemons are more powerful than their sisters, and are allowed free reign within the Pleasure Palace in the Realm of Chaos. The Flawless Host get a relic of their own as well. Their large number of models are excellent for covering space and touching multiple units, which is a great way to ensure that one unlucky Horrible Fascination roll from the Contorted Epitome doesn’t expose your Daemonettes to an entire army’s worth of shooting. I’m planning to experiment with Daemonic Ritual in my Chaos Knights list and Slaanesh reinforcements seem like a fun option. Making it a 12” aura helps a lot here. $38.25. The Pure Chaos Space Marines by Tyler “Coda” Moore. The Scything Impact rule (each enemy model within 1″ take a Mortal Wound on a 6+ after the Seeker Chariot completes its charge) seems interesting on paper but just doesn’t work in reality. Beings whose only desire is to consume, gain power, shed blood, or cause pain flood through the slim rift that separates the world of man from the world of the Daemon. Possessed are a unit that sees constant theory crafting as players fantasize about increasingly more insane Possessed bombs that stack a dozen different buffs, but the reality is that with a 3 ppm drop in Chapter Approved and the addition of Hateful Assault, they’re likely worth considering just on their own merits, or with 1-2 key buffs rather than with a crazy web of buffs piled on top of them. Having a unit leave the board at the beginning for the movement phase to re-enter at the end of the same phase is extremely powerful to … Anvil of War Gaming 4,470 views. The fiends are too flimsy to be really of any use. Daemons of Slaanesh Tactics. That didn’t really work in 8th Edition, which revolved competitively about bringing brutal shooting and consistently holding a limited number of objectives. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or tips and tricks of your own, feel free to drop us a note in the comments below, or email us at contact@goonhammer.com. The only downsides are the need to keep a unit in combat past the charge and the WC 8 cost, but the Contorted Epitome can help make this a more reliable cast. Just because they aren’t completely in the bag for Slaanesh doesn’t mean that other legions don’t want to have Slaanesh-aligned units! – Large, conspicuous melee units that are likely to be shot off the board before they can do much damage and aren’t much of a threat when they actually do arrive in combat, thanks to having low Strength and AP on their attacks. – Use at the start of any phase. Improves a unit of Daemons’ invulnerable saves by 1 for a phase (to a max of 4+), but they can’t re-roll any of their saves. Moist Chocolate Cake Ala Red Ribbon Recipe, Grilled Vegetable Sandwich With Pesto, Cordyline Electric Pink, Filweb Asia Careers, Skyrim Adoption Benefits, How To Use Kalenji Scale 500, Bressi Ranch Restaurants, " /> keyword and is -1 to Hit in combat while within 6″ of The Masque? It’s no 3D6” charge, but it’s a very fine ability to have, and will benefit you more on larger squads. But further investigation reveals a deep, versatile faction that can work well either on its own or as part of a soup army. Each time a friendly SLAANESH HERO inflicts a wound or mortal wound by an attack or spell (and is not negated) on an enemy model, but that model is not slain by that wound you receive 1 depravity point. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun. This is really good, and we’ll explore some areas where it can provide value. aura, which frankly, you don’t really need given that the Herald’s best trait is costing 50 points and you have the Epitome for that. Very cool article…how do you think slaanesh has been impacted with the meta being invaded by the new meltas? – When an enemy psyker suffers a perils, they take another 1D3 mortal wounds. Beautiful. But with the release of Faith + Fury, Emperor’s Children Lords Discordant have become a real contender as well. $42.50. It’s a brave new world out there for followers of the Dark Prince and we’ve been eager to revisit our tactics article with an eye toward the changes. Enjoy a comprehensive Tactics review of the 4 Chaos gods and what their minions can bring to the table! Slaanesh psychic powers aren’t great in general, and being to cast 2 isn’t fantastic. With the added boost of a Herald and the ability to Advance and Charge in a pure Slaanesh detachment, Seekers can be an incredibly fast, relatively cheap (15ppm) melee unit that can help tie up enemy units early by having a 24-25” threat range on T1. – Similar to the Seeker Chariot, the Hellflayer adds D6 additional Sx2 (so 8), AP-1, 2 Damage attacks to the chariot’s profile, – These options give you larger, faster, beefier platforms for the. The ability to re-roll Morale tests pairs very well with large blocks of Daemonettes with Daemonic Icons to fish for a 1 and bring d6 models back, and both the re-roll 1’s to hit aura and +1 Strength auras are excellent force multipliers. There are two core Relics available to all Slaanesh-marked Chaos Space Marines units: The Emperor’s Children get a solid list of relics to call their own, with most of their options supporting the strategy of “make some insane melee characters who will be absolute buzzsaws,” though Remnant of the Maraviglia is cool for supporting a longer-ranged shooting strategy with multiple units. Still haven’t got their access to Legion traits back, but now have a points cut to reflect this which puts them back into the range of cheerfully cheap meatshields. Slaanesh units are focused of speed and the excess of pleasure. Advancing and charging as Slaanesh means they can’t shoot as their guns are Heavy (also keep in mind the main gun is Blast, and can’t be shot in combat), and Khorne has better synergies for their overall offense. Slaaneshi forces are split into two major factions that we’ll be talking about today: Daemons of Slaanesh and Chaos Space Marines devoted to Slaanesh. . However, as with the Lord Discordant, the Keeper of Secrets is powerful enough, fast enough and, following the Chapter Approved 2019 balance update, cheap enough to more than make up for that fragility. With help from the. tend to play more aggressively, using their ability to Advance and Charge to ensure that their melee units can get into combat early and often. Twistbray [7pts]: Tzaangor blades, Foul Blightspawn DEATH GUARD[4 PL, 77pts], Bikers BLACK LEGION [11 PL, 250pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 2x, Biker w/ Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts], Meltagun [14pts], 6x. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun Tzaangors THOUSAND SONS [10 PL, 195pts]: Brayhorn [10pts] INSTRUMENT OF CHAOS [10pts] . Can be useful against the right armies, though. You often won’t have enough attacks to really make this work for you. The Legion Trait for Emperor’s Children allows them to always fight First in the Fight phase which, as we discussed above, isn’t particularly good (the better way to word this is to make their opponents always fight last, a wording that has become more common as 8th edition has gone on, but Chaos missed the boat on that one). This is one of Slaanesh’s very best tools, and has seen a lot of tournament play, so make sure you get one! Good question, Daelnoron. Nurgle really isn’t my aesthetic. A kind of sorcerer who only really works with DAEMON units, the Master of Possession got 10 points cheaper in Chapter Approved 2019 but hasn’t gotten good enough to really see the table. The Contorted Epitome also has the keywords, meaning it can use the Sinuous Undulation stratagem from Engine War to receive -1 to Hit when targetted in the enemy’s shooting phase. Unlike many factions, the core strength of Chaos is in its troops, leading to builds that see players marching large hordes of lesser daemons across the table. Credit: Steel_Mentor. Ultimately, these aren’t as good overall as the Contorted Epitome, another source of this effect but their ability is more reliable against non-flying targets, and having the ability to deploy it in multiple places at once adds a lot of value. The best of these are Cursed Earth, which gives him a 6″ aura that improves a Daemons invulnerable save by 1 (to a max of 3+), Infernal Power, which gives them a 6″ aura that allows Daemons to re-roll hits and wounds, and Mutated Invigoration, which gives a Chaos Spaw, Possessed, or Cult of Destruction unit within 18″ the ability to re-roll key rolls such as the number of Attacks possessed get. At 6 points per model, Slaanesh gets some of the cheaper useful Troop choices. It’s OK, but it’s not really the effect you want to spend a relic slot or CP on. Also known as the Heralds of Slaanesh, these Daemons are more powerful than their sisters, and are allowed free reign within the Pleasure Palace in the Realm of Chaos. The Flawless Host get a relic of their own as well. Their large number of models are excellent for covering space and touching multiple units, which is a great way to ensure that one unlucky Horrible Fascination roll from the Contorted Epitome doesn’t expose your Daemonettes to an entire army’s worth of shooting. I’m planning to experiment with Daemonic Ritual in my Chaos Knights list and Slaanesh reinforcements seem like a fun option. Making it a 12” aura helps a lot here. $38.25. The Pure Chaos Space Marines by Tyler “Coda” Moore. The Scything Impact rule (each enemy model within 1″ take a Mortal Wound on a 6+ after the Seeker Chariot completes its charge) seems interesting on paper but just doesn’t work in reality. Beings whose only desire is to consume, gain power, shed blood, or cause pain flood through the slim rift that separates the world of man from the world of the Daemon. Possessed are a unit that sees constant theory crafting as players fantasize about increasingly more insane Possessed bombs that stack a dozen different buffs, but the reality is that with a 3 ppm drop in Chapter Approved and the addition of Hateful Assault, they’re likely worth considering just on their own merits, or with 1-2 key buffs rather than with a crazy web of buffs piled on top of them. Having a unit leave the board at the beginning for the movement phase to re-enter at the end of the same phase is extremely powerful to … Anvil of War Gaming 4,470 views. The fiends are too flimsy to be really of any use. Daemons of Slaanesh Tactics. That didn’t really work in 8th Edition, which revolved competitively about bringing brutal shooting and consistently holding a limited number of objectives. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or tips and tricks of your own, feel free to drop us a note in the comments below, or email us at contact@goonhammer.com. The only downsides are the need to keep a unit in combat past the charge and the WC 8 cost, but the Contorted Epitome can help make this a more reliable cast. Just because they aren’t completely in the bag for Slaanesh doesn’t mean that other legions don’t want to have Slaanesh-aligned units! – Large, conspicuous melee units that are likely to be shot off the board before they can do much damage and aren’t much of a threat when they actually do arrive in combat, thanks to having low Strength and AP on their attacks. – Use at the start of any phase. Improves a unit of Daemons’ invulnerable saves by 1 for a phase (to a max of 4+), but they can’t re-roll any of their saves. Moist Chocolate Cake Ala Red Ribbon Recipe, Grilled Vegetable Sandwich With Pesto, Cordyline Electric Pink, Filweb Asia Careers, Skyrim Adoption Benefits, How To Use Kalenji Scale 500, Bressi Ranch Restaurants, " />

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Warhammer 40,000 Highlight Report: Blood Angels vs Daemons of Slaanesh 2000pts Tabletop Tactics September 3, 2020 27 121 27 Likes Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: *NEW CODEX* Blood Angels vs Black Legion 2000pts The epitome is an incredibly underwhelming unit and has lost me every single game I have taken it in. All told, its stats are tasty as hell, but the Epitome’s main strengths lay in its Psychic shenanigans and the. The Daemons of Chaos under Slaanesh the Dark Prince are a race who will become playable in Total War Warhammer 3. This can be particularly good on units that have Heroically Intervened however, so look out for opportunities to use it with a Lord Discordant, Master of Executions, Chaos Lord, or Winged Daemon Prince. On their own merits, they’re decent fighters, with 4 Attacks at S5, AP-1, 2 Damage that can be AP-4 on wound rolls of 6+. Only 2 left in stock - order soon. There are potentially two ways to run these, and while neither is great, I do think both are interesting and cheap enough to be worth playing around with: Venomcrawlers saw a modest (-15) point drop in Chapter Approved, and combined with the extra attack from Hateful Assault can pack a real punch. While its true that you could get an entire Keeper of Secrets or block of 30 Daemonettes for the points you pay for Syll’Esske, they provide enough value to justify those points. , Painted by Tyler “Coda” Moore. Be sure to throw in, Prior to Chapter Approved 2019, the new iteration of the classic Obliterator was a unit often speculated on as being a competitive threat but passed over due to their cost pushing them just outside of the sweet spot for efficiency. She gives all units within 6″ -1 to Hit combat, and gives all attacks against one enemy unit she is in combat with +1 to Hit. Painting. Slaanesh Daemons get access to 4 relics. By now you should have everything you need to start building lists and testing out concepts of the table. The downside is that for your Emperor’s Children Lords Discordant, only one will get these bonuses, while all three will get the benefit of the Flawless Host legion trait. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun Tzaangors THOUSAND SONS [10 PL, 195pts]: Brayhorn [10pts] INSTRUMENT OF CHAOS [10pts] . – Once per game, you can use the gem to try and hypnotize an enemy character within 12” at the start of any enemy phase. After seeing a tidy points drop in CA it’s likely that we’ll see a lot more Obliterators running around, especially Slaanesh-marked. Lord Discordant on Helstalker [9 PL, 160pts]: Autocannon [10pts], Mark of Slaanesh, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), MasterSlowPoke’s 2019 in Review: Rainbows at the End of a Storm, Age of Sigmar Battletome Review: Kharadron Overlords, Non-Slaanesh Chaos Space Marine Warlord Traits, incredibly official Goonhammer store on RebBubble. saw a significant boost in Psychic Awakening, but don’t have so much to offer when it comes to the mark. These are all at least interesting, and priced to move. While some armies run them with a Daemon Engine-heavy strategy, they’re good enough on their own. The good news is that prior to the new marine codexes, about half the field were IMPERIUM armies and post-codex, that number has only gone up. Stratagem, giving them the most potent potential Slaanesh Possessed bombs. Part of this is their lack of mobility – With no access to Jump Packs, Masters of Possession can’t really keep up with the faster Daemon units they want to buff, and won’t usually be in the right place to meet Obliterators teleporting in from deep strike. This turns squads of bikes, Noise Marines, Obliterators, Terminators, and Havocs into double-shooting monsters and creates an incentive to take large squads. Slaanesh units have access to some solid powers and some good tricks for casting them. Seeker Chariot (3/10): It’s not the worst option in the game, but there is just no reason to use Seeker Chariots when the Exalted Seeker Chariot exists. Like the other Chaos gods, Slaanesh grew from a single survivalist emotion: pleasure. The Vigilus Ablaze campaign book introduced four Specialist Detachments we’re particularly interested in for Slaanesh-aligned Chaos Space Marine detachments. prayer to get extra attacks on Wound rolls of a 4+. Slaanesh armies are spoiled for choice when it comes to HQ choices. In addition to disrupting psychic powers, Fiends are useful for trapping enemy units in combat, either to protect your larger units or stop those enemy units from shooting. In a Slaanesh detachment that means casting Delightful Agonies on a 4+ and Hysterical Frenzy on a 7+ and in mixed settings casting Symphony of Pain on a 5+. Horrible Fascination is the other major draw here, preventing enemy units within 6” from falling back unless your opponent can roll under the unit’s Leadership on 3D6. In several situations, I actually think they can be a bit more stable than the Nurgle ones. The preferred build for these is Autocannon + Techno-virus injector, which is the cheapest loadout and gives you the most oomph against enemy vehicles. 4. In addition, the Keeper of Secrets is going to be safest when it’s locked in combat – its Mesmerizing Aura gives enemies -1 to hit it in melee and the Witstealer Sword gives enemies that have been wounded by it a further -1 to hit. There are some stratagems shared across all Chaos Daemons that we’ll discuss here, and three that are unique to Daemons of Slaanesh. Furies are a solid unit for 9th Edition and will be rated much higher in my Nurgle and Tzeentch faction overviews. Beasts of Nurgle: The Most Underrated Unit in the Game? Syll’Esske (9/10): I’ll address the biggest issue with Syll’Esske right off the bat: they are expensive. himself has the Mark of Slaanesh. These can also carry the Forbidden Gem Relic, which makes them a great counter to Knights in a mixed Detachment. Playing Slaanesh revolves around using Fight phase movement to consistently end up in situations where large parts of your army can’t be shot at all, and then killing the unit you are locked in combat with in their turn (or your Psychic phase) and then repeating the cycle by charging other units. With the Locus of Swiftness, Slaaneshi Daemons can advance and charge in the same turn, helping them close the distance they need. The Glutton for Punishment Warlord trait makes them much more durable, while the Loathsome Grace trait lets them re-roll their Charge rolls and gives them +1 Strength and Attacks when they charge, freeing them up to take a new relic instead of the Intoxicating Elixir (though that’s still a fine option, mind you). This Chaos Soup list, which Richard Cozart piloted to a first place finish at Slaughter Fest in July 2019, relies heavily on Slaanesh-devoted units, including a large squad of Black Legion bikers who use the Endless Cacophony Stratagem to shoot twice, three Flawless Host Lords Discordant to make early charges using the Master of the Soulforges stratagem. is the other major draw here, preventing enemy units within 6” from falling back unless your opponent can roll under the unit’s Leadership on 3D6. Keeper Monster Mash (2000 Points, list is arranged in 3 Patrols), Travis Starnes’s 2nd Place San Antonio Shootout List (2000 Points). The other major benefit to Emperor’s Children is that they can take. – Gives you +1 Attack and an extra +1 each time you kill a CHARACTER or MONSTER. Only 10 left in stock - order soon. The Slaanesh Herald is one such unit that can enhance just about any Slaanesh … Finally, Syll’Esske also has the. The Enrapturess doesn’t really do much for Slaanesh strategies; the vanilla +1 Strength aura is arguably more helpful when you’re running Daemonettes or Possessed, and while the option of resurrecting dead Obliterators is tantalising, it’s tricky to set up as you are probably deep striking them, sometimes away from your main force, and it relies on your opponent failing to wipe the squad. This would be great on Syll’Esske, but they have to take Bewitching Aura instead. Hopefully we’ve given you a solid rundown of your options and how you can build Slaanesh-devoted armies that really do some damage, using the faction’s unique blend of fast movement, powerful melee, and shooting to disrupt opponents early and often. So we’ll be focused on those units and strategies that align with the proclivities of She Who Thirsts. This is in part because the Reaper Chaincannon, an ideal weapon for clearing out hordes, just isn’t what Chaos Space Marines needed, and as the meta has become choked with marines who have 30″ range, the gun’s 24″ range has become a real impediment. Warhammer Daemon Prince 4.8 out of 5 stars 188. Fiends move just as fast (slightly slower since they can’t take an Instrument of Chaos, to be fair), do roughly equal damage to everything besides hordes, but also come with the no-Fall Back rule that is one of the most valuable in the game. Bikes still only have WS 3+, and benefit greatly from being accompanied by a Jump Pack Sorcerer to cast Prescience, or a Jump Pack Chaos Lord or Winged Daemon Prince (RIP Chaos Lords/Sorcerers on bikes and Steeds of Slaanesh). Another major improvement for Chaos Space Marines this year, Bolter drill lets bikers, terminators, and marines that stand still double-fire their bolters at full range. Or rather, two Heralds riding a sentient, malevolent mirror into battle. Slaanesh is depicted, in both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy as the youngest of the four major gods. A major upgrade but not something you desperately need on a model whose primary purposes is buffing others. This is a very big army-wide upgrade that Chaos Space Marines badly needed and helps transform a number of otherwise middling Chaos Space Marines units into real combat monsters. Fiends are fast (14” Movement) melee fighters that come with 4 Attacks each and come with 2 incredibly destructive auras: The first is Disruptive Song, which gives enemy Psykers -1 to their Psychic tests within 12”, and the second is Soporific Musk, which stops units within 1” from Falling Back unless they can FLY. The Lord Discordant is an absolute buzzsaw in melee combat, throwing out absurd numbers of attacks with a degrading profile that doesn’t really lose much as he loses wounds. Dakka Veteran Hello all. As always, have fun, stay safe, and may the true gods bless your rolls. Many competitive lists just run 3 of these, charging them up the board and using them to take out large targets. – Non-Vehicle enemy models get -1 Attack while they are within 6” of your Warlord. The SLAANESH, DAEMON and CHARACTERkeywords are used in following Chaos Daemons datasheets: HQ. “Fighting first” has largely not been such a great ability in 8th edition and it’s clear that GW doesn’t really know what to do with it. Goatboy here again with a Slaanesh idea I thought about the other day. The Epitome is both strong in combat (10 multi-damage attacks is nothing to sneeze at) and in the Psychic phase with bonuses to both casting and denying, but what elevates it to truly top-tier is it’s “Horrible Fascination” special rule. Stratagem gives Emperor’s Children a near-surefire way to make charges out of Deep Strike. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun Chaos Cultists WORLD EATERS [3 PL, 50pts]: Mark of Khorne . In combat, they can be -1 to Hit from the Masque and give -1 Attack opponents through the Aura of Acquiescence. Many competitive Slaanesh lists simply couldn’t function without Fiends. The list can easily be shaved to fit by cutting 3 Tzaangors (24 points), or a pair of Tzaangors and a Daemonette (22 points) without losing too much.Richard Cozart's Chaos List - Click to Expand++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – MIXED HERETIC ASTARTES) [47 PL, 8CP, 923pts] ++ Legion: MIXED LEGIONS+ HQ [16 PL, 311pts] + Ahriman [7 PL, 131pts] Daemon Prince of Tzeentch THOUSAND SONS[9 PL, 180pts]: 6. I’m not sure how CP-hungry that list would be, though. gives enemies that have been wounded by it a further -1 to hit. Note that the Flawless Host are a Renegade Chapter and so lose Veterans of the Long War. The trapped Chaos god was a major protagonist in the lore accompanying the Daughters of Khaine release earlier in the year. The Contorted Epitome. Daemons of Slaanesh Warhammer Age of Sigmar 4.8 out of 5 stars 44. Infernal Enrapturess (5/10): Remember when we discussed Syll’Esske and the Contorted Epitome, and came to the conclusion that they were expensive and had a lot of unrelated auras but it added up to a total package that was absolutely worth bringing? High Magister, Dark Matter Crystal, Malefic talon [10pts], Warlord, Wings [1 PL, 24pts]+ Troops [16 PL, 285pts] + Chaos Cultists WORLD EATERS [3 PL, 50pts]: Mark of Khorne . This power is incredibly good, giving you a free additional Fight phase that occurs before the Charge phase, allowing you to clear your way for another charge or just get in an extra round of damage before your opponent has a chance to hit you again. This article is your guide to getting those wins with Slaanesh Daemons. Troops in battle-forged Chaos Space Marine detachments get this rule, which allows them to control objectives regardless of the number of models. It’s a very solid power and great for putting on large units of Cultists or Bikers that lack strong defenses and might eat a bunch of AP-1 firepower. The Keeper of Secrets got a huge size boost and a profile boost to give them higher BS, more Wounds, and a higher Movement attribute, helping the KoS get into combat quicker. In a 1000 pti list we can have only 2 similar datasheet and the 3x keeper or 3x fiends is incorrect. Although the Epitome works great in a Slaanesh Daemons detachment, it also fits fine into a mixed Daemons list owing to its ability to cast and dispel two powers per turn with a +1 to cast and dispel. Night Lords Warp Talons are a good fit for the Mark of Slaanesh when run with other Daemons, though they’d usually prefer to have the Mark of Khorne instead. Generally speaking, SLAANESH Warlords in Chaos Space Marine armies want to be strong melee fighters, either being major damage threats on their own, or acting as part of a melee-focused spearhead. Stratagem, which allows a SLAANESH Infantry or Biker unit to shoot again at the end of the Shooting phase. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun Chaos Cultists WORLD EATERS [3 PL, 50pts]: Mark of Khorne . They’re fine targets for Endless Cacophony, though you’ll often be disappointed with the results of S4 AP0 shooting if you’re firing at marines. --Tin Can Tactics--The Slaanesh Chariots all have the same Armor Value of 11/11/10, now for what they are this its expected, but in the minefield of strength 6-7 spam it can't hold up. “First of all, I love their speed, as charging after having advanced is huge. Some of the biggest winners from the addition of the Bolter Discipline rule, these guys can pop off 4 bolter shots per turn, every turn at 24″ range. The most clever trick to remember with this is that the, Stratagem can only be used after a charging unit has fought, so if you have several units that haven’t charged, you can prevent an opponent from using Counter-Offensive by activating those units, If all the units in your Chaos Daemons detachment have the SLAANESH keyword, then the Characters in that Detachment get this aura ability, which gives. Gives non-Cultist Chaos Space Marines units +1 Attack until the end of the phase when they charge, are charged, or they Heroically Intervene. The Dark Hereticus version can only target SLAANESH HERETIC ASTARTES units and is more difficult to cast (WC 6) than its Daemons counterpart, but has a better bonus (5+ to ignore wounds instead of 6+). In addition, Fiends have the keyword and can go through ruins, while Seekers are and have to go around every terrain piece. The rest of the list is backed up by a mix of good stuff, with cultists to screen, a Dark Matter Crystal Daemon Prince to mix it up in combat and teleport around the Tzaangors, and Ahriman to throw out a ton of psychic pain. Celerity of Slaanesh (+3″ to your Movement): Simple, but very effective on models like Keepers or the Contorted Epitome that need to get where they’re going quickly. If not, then at least will soak some bullets. The rest of the list is backed up by a mix of good stuff, with cultists to screen, a Dark Matter Crystal Daemon Prince to mix it up in combat and teleport around the Tzaangors, and Ahriman to throw out a ton of psychic pain. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the creepy daemons of the grim dark 40k universe. Just make sure to play extra cagey, and give Daemonette heavy lists more of a look. The Emperor’s Children Lord Discordant also has access to the Incessant Disdain Stratagem, giving him a 6″ Heroic Intervention, and powerful add-on relics like the Armour of Abhorrence (can’t be Overwatched) and the Raiment Revulsive (re-roll all charges, hits, and wound rolls), which feels a bit like burying the lede because it’s so good. But then they never really saw use. This 6″ aura, which completely prevents enemy units from Falling Back if you roll 3D6 equal to their leadership, opens up so many possibilities for trapping units in combat to keep the rest of your army safe. Twistbray [7pts]: Tzaangor blades, 24x Tzaangor w/ Tzaangor Blades [168pts], + Elites [4 PL, 77pts] + Foul Blightspawn DEATH GUARD[4 PL, 77pts], + Fast Attack [11 PL, 250pts] + Bikers BLACK LEGION [11 PL, 250pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 2x Biker w/ Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts], Meltagun [14pts], 6x Biker w/ Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts], Biker Champion [38pts]: Combi-bolter [2pts], Combi-melta [15pts], ++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Daemons) [34 PL, 5CP, 585pts] ++ Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh, + HQ [14 PL, 260pts] + The Contorted Epitome [10 PL, 195pts] The Masque of Slaanesh [4 PL, 65pts], + Troops [20 PL, 325pts] + Daemonettes [12 PL, 205pts]: Alluress [6pts], 29x Daemonette [174pts], Daemonic Icon [15pts], Instrument of Chaos [10pts] Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress [6pts], 9x Daemonette [54pts] Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress [6pts], 9x Daemonette [54pts], ++ Supreme Command Detachment (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [27 PL, -1CP, 480pts] ++ Legion: The Flawless Host Specialist Detachment [-1CP]: Soulforged Pack [-1CP], + HQ [27 PL, 480pts] + Lord Discordant on Helstalker [9 PL, 160pts]: Autocannon [10pts], Mark of Slaanesh, Master of the Soulforges, Helstalker: Techno-virus injector Lord Discordant on Helstalker [9 PL, 160pts]: Autocannon [10pts], Mark of Slaanesh, Helstalker: Techno-virus injector Lord Discordant on Helstalker [9 PL, 160pts]: Autocannon [10pts], Mark of Slaanesh, Helstalker: Techno-virus injector. Deadly. The fact that the Bladed Axle is now S9 instead of S10 near a Herald, and thus wounding all the common T5 units in the game these days on 3’s instead of 2’s, is the final nail in its coffin. With help from the Locus of Swiftness in a pure detachment, they gain the ability to Advance and charge, giving them the ability to get into combat without teleporting onto the battlefield. You cannot just stand on objectives and taking 3 or 4 full rounds of shooting, or you will get tabled. Stratagem to clear a path to other targets, but you may need to do more work clearing a path beforehand. The main use of the Herald on foot is as a cheap holder for the Forbidden Gem relic in a mixed Gods Daemon lists or Chaos soup. $76.50. – Pick a visible enemy within 18” and roll a D6 for each model in the unit. Has a cool name, and is great for winning decisively, which you’ll want to do most of the time. So they’re fine, but you aren’t going to get the most out of them. The greatest of their kind are even privileged enough to ascend Slaanesh's dais, where they feed their twisted patron sweetmeats and stroke its body with their oiled claws. I know it’s not been the best unit in the past, but what is your opinion on Soul Grinders in Slaanesh? Unlike the Contorted Epitome which has to roll to keep opponents in combat, Fiends are guaranteed to trap an opposing unit in combat unless it has . The renegade legion that appeared in Vigilus Ablaze, Flawless Host units have to take the Mark of Slaanesh and while they lose access to the, , which gives Flawless Host units an extra attack every time they roll a 6+ to hit in the Fight phase. A helpful boost when taking on marines, AdMech, Knights, Guard, and Sisters. A good option to think about here is piling a squad of them and a Greater Possessed into a Terrax Termite Pattern Assault Drill, where they can pop out and use the stratagem to immediately get into combat. Chaos Space Marines have the superior Daemon Prince of Slaanesh options, owing to the Hateful Assault ability, a better save, access to subfaction traits, and better warlord traits and relics. After being stuck with a dopey metal model and mediocre rules for the better part of three editions, Slaanesh’s greater daemons finally made a comeback in 2019, with a new model that demanded new rules. A transport that Chaos likes a lot more than Loyalist marines, the Terrax is great both for its 12 model carrying capacity and the fact that once it arrives, it’s a combat monster in its own right and if an opponent doesn’t take it out, they’ll regret it. His aura, which allows Black Legion units within 6” to re-roll hit rolls, combos very well with Obliterators, Bikers, Terminators, and Cultists using the Mark of Slaanesh to double up on shooting. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or tips and tricks of your own, feel free to drop us a note in the comments below, or email us at contact@goonhammer.com.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related, ++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (Chaos – Daemons) [39 PL, 750pts] ++ + No Force Org Slot + Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh, + HQ + Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Delightful Agonies, Shining aegis, Symphony of Pain, Warlord Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis, ++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Daemons) [72 PL, 1,250pts] ++ Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh, + HQ + Shalaxi Helbane [14 PL, 270pts]: Shining aegis The Contorted Epitome [10 PL, 195pts]: Hysterical Frenzy, Phantasmagoria, The Forbidden Gem, + Troops + Daemonettes [8 PL, 88pts]: Alluress, 12x Daemonette, Instrument of Chaos Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette, + Elites + Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend, + Fast Attack + Seekers [20 PL, 325pts]: Daemonic Icon, Heartseeker, Instrument of Chaos, 19x Seeker. I took a Magnus and Mortarion list to a 5-1 record at LVO during the Knight Castellan and Ynarri meta (a sorrowful time in 8th edition for anyone not playing those particular factions), and I have a number of thoughts and tactics that I feel might be taking a … Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Tzaangors THOUSAND SONS [10 PL, 195pts]: Brayhorn [10pts] INSTRUMENT OF CHAOS [10pts] . The Blightspawn is a fun surprise here as well, and an excellent way to keep the skies clear should you run into lots of flyers that your Bikers may struggle to shoot down.This list took a hit with the changes in Chapter Approved 2019, where the points increases to the Winged Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, the Masque, and the Tzaangors weren’t quite offset by the drop in points cost for the Cultists. Give everyone else a free Chainsword to give the squad some extra punch in melee, where they’ll be able to put out 3 attacks each on the charge or when charged. The other challenge is that Syll’Esske’s 4+ armor save and 5+ invulnerable saves aren’t great, but as an 8-Wound character, you can protect them from enemy fire using the character rules. If you're going mono-Slaanesh, you basically have three (maybe four) choices for heavy hitters. Shalaxi Helbane has to take this. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Trim. Havocs seemingly got a large boost with the new Codex back in April, becoming tougher, ignoring the move-and-shoot penalty, and getting access to the Reaper Chaincannon that can put out 8 S5 AP-1 D1 shots per turn at 24″. Red Corsairs Lords Discordant benefit from having the Mark of Slaanesh and the Intoxicating Elixir for the boost it provides. Thanks Fred! Ultimately, these aren’t as good overall as the Contorted Epitome, another source of this effect but their ability is more reliable against non-flying targets, and having the ability to deploy it in multiple places at once adds a lot of value. – Allows you to put units of Daemons in Reserves during deployment, to teleport onto the table at the end of your Movement phase more than 9” away from enemy units starting on turn 2. The single most important key to victory with Slaanesh is keeping opponents locked in combat with you. I often see people asking which loadout to use on their Keepers (they have the option of a 6″ Assault 6 S6 AP2 D2 whip, a 6+++ Feel No Pain, healing d3 Wounds after a Fight phase in which it killed any non-vehicle models, and additional MW after consolidating). Change ), on Beautiful Violence: How to Win (Excessively) with Slaanesh, The QCC V8: Plague Marines, the Makings of a 9th Edition Deathstar, Tournament Report: Going 3-0 with Daemons, Beating The Bogeyman: Winning Against Marines, Blood, Skulls, and Victory Points: How to Win with Khorne Daemons, Beautiful Violence: How to Win (Excessively) with Slaanesh, Review of the 9th Edition Forgeworld Daemons Updates, Review of the 9th Edition Forgeworld CSM/DG/Tsons Updates, Just As Planned: Winning with Secondaries in 9th Edition, Excellent Exaltations: A Deep Dive Into Optimizing Your Exalted Greater Daemons, Medium Guns Sometimes Tire: Evaluating The Shooting Options in the Daemons Codex. The increased invuln or Disgusting Resilience/healing from Tzeentch or Nurgle would be the best way to use them. They’re likely outclassed by Bikers, whose extra mobility and the ability to tack on special weapons instead of taking combi-weapons gives them a clear edge. – Gives your Warlord +1 Attack. Units with this ability get an additional attack each time they roll a to hit roll of 6+ against IMPERIUM units. That leaves the major value of the Enrapturess as the perils on any doubles ability, which when combined with the Daemonic Possession Stratagem can really wreck an opposing psyker but won’t happen reliably enough to be worth banking on. The Keeper of Secrets got a huge size boost and a profile boost to give them higher BS, more Wounds, and a higher Movement attribute, helping the KoS get into combat quicker. Per the FAQs, this can only give an aura to characters from the Daemon faction, but once it does, the aura itself can boost Slaanesh Daemons from the Chaos Space Marines faction, making it a very strong combo with effects like. Syll’Esske’s biggest unique factor is the ability to fight twice every turn, once with each of its two weapons (the Axe of Dominion hits at S8 AP-3, 3 Damage, while the Scourging whip hits at S5, AP-1, 1 Damage and makes D3 hit rolls instead of 1 for each attack. Biker w/ Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts], Biker Champion [38pts]: Combi-bolter [2pts], Combi-melta [15pts], Daemonettes [12 PL, 205pts]: Alluress [6pts], 29x Daemonette [174pts], Daemonic Icon [15pts], Instrument of Chaos [10pts], Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress [6pts], 9x Daemonette [54pts], Specialist Detachment [-1CP]: Soulforged Pack [-1CP]. The result is a tough unit that can teleport anywhere onto the table and put out 20-40 bolter shots or 10-20 combi-plasma shots before charging in with 3 chainaxe attacks each. It also makes 10 Attacks in combat, 2 with S6 AP-2 D3 tendrils, and 8 more with S6 AP-1 D2 claws (which can proc an AP of -4 when it rolls a 6+ to wound). The weakness of Slaanesh Daemons is their low strength. Warptime is also huge for Sorcerers of Slaanesh who want to help push melee threats like Lords Discordant and Daemon Princes into early charges. So taking this pair allows you to skip out on adding a Herald to get the Strength boost. We covered the probability of getting out mortal wounds with this power in our Diet Smite Hammer of Math series (LINK, https://www.goonhammer.com/hammer-of-math-diet-smite-chaos-edition/. It doesn't help either, two of three have only two hull points to spare. Some of this can be mitigated with the. Not something you’ll really need most of the time, since even with a 17” move, Keepers of Secrets still lack FLY, and Winged Daemon Princes don’t need 15” movement all that much. The key thing to keep in mind is that Daemonettes can be very durable against melee attacks, but are very fragile to shooting attacks. Especially looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Khorne and how one might play them as a mono-faction. High Magister, Dark Matter Crystal, Malefic talon [10pts], Warlord, Wings [1 PL, 24pts], + Troops [16 PL, 285pts] + Chaos Cultists WORLD EATERS [3 PL, 50pts]: Mark of Khorne . Even a few Heavy Bolters can take out a these Chariots.--Death Trap-- As with the Keeper of Secrets, you’ll want to give Shalaxi a Shining Aegis 100% of the time to maximize their survivability. Syll’Esske, and the Contorted Epitome, and every Chariot variant. Slaanesh units also have access to a number of psychoactive drugs and narcotics. ​Asa Carlson's Slaanesh Daemons List - Click to Expand++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (Chaos – Daemons) [39 PL, 750pts] ++ + No Force Org Slot + Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh+ HQ + Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Delightful Agonies, Shining aegis, Symphony of Pain, Warlord Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Daemons) [72 PL, 1,250pts] ++ Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh+ HQ + Shalaxi Helbane [14 PL, 270pts]: Shining aegis The Contorted Epitome [10 PL, 195pts]: Hysterical Frenzy, Phantasmagoria, The Forbidden Gem+ Troops + Daemonettes [8 PL, 88pts]: Alluress, 12x Daemonette, Instrument of Chaos Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette+ Elites + Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend+ Fast Attack + Seekers [20 PL, 325pts]: Daemonic Icon, Heartseeker, Instrument of Chaos, 19x Seeker Richard Cozart’s Slaanesh-Heavy Chaos SoupThis Chaos Soup list, which Richard Cozart piloted to a first place finish at Slaughter Fest in July 2019, relies heavily on Slaanesh-devoted units, including a large squad of Black Legion bikers who use the Endless Cacophony Stratagem to shoot twice, three Flawless Host Lords Discordant to make early charges using the Master of the Soulforges stratagem. Or just pushing a few piles of Nurglings around some Daemon Princes. Lords Discordant in particular enjoy. Seems like keepers will fall like flies. Fiends are rather expensive and quite fragile, so you have to use all of your Fight phase tricks to keep them alive, such as charging your Fiends into one end of a line of units and charging another unit into the middle of that line of models so they can’t pile in towards your Fiend and only one enemy model can fight your Fiends. Only 6 left in stock - order soon. As a result, Slaanesh Daemon armies are better off running multiple smaller squads of Daemonettes to fill out detachments rather than taking a large blob. Sorcerers of Slaanesh are great additions, both as backline support and using a jump pack to keep up with frontline units. Your multipurpose rabble for Deep Strike screening, Overwatch sponging and objective sitting, and still the cheapest unit Chaos Space Marines have access to when it comes time to fill out a detachment. There are two fully Slaanesh-aligned subfactions for Chaos Space Marines. , which would normally be a marginal effect at best, has real value on a Contorted Epitome. It’s got some nasty disruption in the form of the two units of Fiends, as well as the ability to lock down enemy units, trapping them in melee combat with the Fiends and the Contorted Epitome. As a result, this list currently clocks in at 2,021 points. New melta is rough, but not a huge issue because Slaanesh has many tricks to avoid being shot and Daemons can generally screen out 12″ or bad touch opposing shooting units quite well. Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Adeptus Mechanicus vs Daemons of Slaanesh 2000pts Tabletop Tactics November 14, 2020 34 144 34 Likes Dungeons & Dragons Cast of Players: The Blood Temple Origins – Rynirak Chapter 1 units within 6” the ability to Advance and Charge in the same turn. In addition to disrupting psychic powers, Fiends are useful for trapping enemy units in combat, either to protect your larger units or stop those enemy units from shooting. Because of its 16 Wounds and degrading profile, you’ll pretty much always want to drop the Shining Aegis on your Keepers in order to give them the extra survivability of a 6+ ignore wounds save (effectively giving them 20% more wounds). The Blightspawn is a fun surprise here as well, and an excellent way to keep the skies clear should you run into lots of flyers that your Bikers may struggle to shoot down. As a result, this list currently clocks in at 2,021 points. They really enjoy the +1 Strength boost that they can get from a Herald’s Locus of Slaanesh aura, and if they’re on foot, they really like the Locus of Quickness aura as well to let them Advance and Charge. When Chapter Approved hit, almost every model in the list got cheaper, and today this list is only 1,741 points. Alluring. The Masque’s +1 to Hit buff is declared at the start of the Fight phase, so even if the enemy interrupts combat to kill The Masque, your other units will still keep the +1 to Hit buff against that enemy until the end of the phase. Celerity of Slaanesh – Adds 3” to your movement characteristic. Daemonettes of Slaanesh are the best troop choice for Daemons. This list, which Asa piloted to 3rd place at the, When Chapter Approved hit, almost every model in the list got cheaper, and today this list is, Asa Carlson's Slaanesh Daemons List - Click to Expand, Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Delightful Agonies, Shining aegis, Symphony of Pain, Warlord, Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis, Shalaxi Helbane [14 PL, 270pts]: Shining aegis, The Contorted Epitome [10 PL, 195pts]: Hysterical Frenzy, Phantasmagoria, The Forbidden Gem, Daemonettes [8 PL, 88pts]: Alluress, 12x Daemonette, Instrument of Chaos, Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette, Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend, Seekers [20 PL, 325pts]: Daemonic Icon, Heartseeker, Instrument of Chaos, 19x Seeker, Richard Cozart’s Slaanesh-Heavy Chaos Soup, Richard Cozart's Chaos List - Click to Expand, Daemon Prince of Tzeentch THOUSAND SONS[9 PL, 180pts]: 6. It’s really only good because the entire Daemons army can have it, and all of them can fight. Slaanesh units tend to be solid in melee, but you only get one shot to do any damage you’re going to do — all of the “fight again” stratagems are locked behind the Mark of Khorne. We’ve covered a lot of these already, but there are a few things to go over when it comes to putting this all together on the battlefield: Faith and Fury came out, followed shortly after by Chapter Approved 2019, and then the holiday season hit and no one played in any events, making it difficult to analyze the meta and understand the true impact of these rules. They can’t double shoot with Endless Cacophony, and they don’t really want the benefit from either the Emperor’s Children nor Flawless Host Legion traits. Alpha Legion Lords Discordant are good picks for the Mark of Slaanesh and the Intoxicating Elixir, as are Alpha Legion Terminators and Bikers. Every Dark Apostle devoted to Slaanesh also knows the Blissful Devotion prayer, which allows the Apostle to Advance and Charge in the same turn. The stratagems Slaanesh Daemons have access to are all at least decent, and the Aura of Acquiescence and Rapturous Standard are helpful for making large squads of Seekers viable. Chaos Daemons can largely be divided into two camps – aggressive and defensive models. Remember that death due to Perils causes wounds to nearby units, making this a rare but fun treat to use. When we first published our tactics article on Slaaneshi units back in July, some new units had just hit battlefields but in the time since, we’ve seen a massive shift, both in terms of the meta becoming saturated with marines, and in terms of the Slaanesh-aligned units themselves. The list also runs a heavy presence of Damonettes, with a full-size squad backed by the Masque. Masters of Possession have access to the Malefic Discipline, which gives them their tricks. Chaos Daemons are an army that at first glance, may seem very straightforward and limited. This combines well with powers and abilities that reduce Ld and when combined with the Epitome’s 12” Movement range means you can run the Epitome up alongside your Daemon Princes, Keepers of Secrets, and Lords Discordant, protecting it thanks to its 8 Wounds, and then use it to protect your big characters by keeping them locked in combat the turn after they complete their charges. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun. CaptainA here to talk Daemons. The correct adjective of things associated with Slaanesh (such as its worshipers) is \"Slaaneshi\". Daemons of Slaanesh vs World Eaters Banter Batrep Ep 37 - Warhammer 40k Battle Report ... Let's Talk Tactics: Khorne Berzerkers - Duration: 15:37. For Emperor’s Children, these make a fine target for the Cruel Duellists stratagem, where the volume of attacks (30 at full strength) is likely to give you a few AP-3 wounds, particularly if they’re still getting the buff from Prescience. Slaaneshi forces are split into two major factions that we’ll be talking about today: Daemons of Slaanesh and Chaos Space Marines devoted to Slaanesh. In a mono-Slaanesh army, their biggest advantage is their Locus of Slaanesh aura, which gives +1 Strength to SLAANESH DAEMONS within 6”, a benefit that is particularly strong on Chaos Space Marines units that share the DAEMON keyword and can really use the extra strength, such as Warp Talons and Possessed. Daemonettes (8/10): One of the better Troops choices in the game currently, Daemonettes are just quick and deadly enough to overwhelm the opponent in large numbers. Citadel Daemons of Slaanesh: Infernal enrapturess Warhammer Age of Sigmar 4.4 out of 5 stars 15. There are four ways a Slaanesh Daemons army can keep an opponent locked in combat: 9th Edition introduced the Desperate Breakout stratagem, which for 2 CP allows an opponent to remove a unit from a wrap. The named character variant of the Keeper of Secrets, Shalaxi trades out the Keeper’s Wistealer Sword for the Soulpiercer spear, which allows it to attack at S12 AP-4 and do D6 damage, upgraded to 6 against Characters. ), but in the meantime Seeker Chariots can be safely ignored unless you just painted up the model and really want to use it. I hope next edition gives us better unit balancing, I’d love the chariots to be better, Very good read. Let’s dive right in. In part because the Chaos faction is massive, in part because there are many Slaanesh-specific strategies worth looking at, and in part because while many competitive strategies call for souping daemons, most Chaos players prefer to avoid that kind of apostasy. That leaves the major value of the Enrapturess as the perils on any doubles ability, which when combined with the. Fun fact: You know who else has the keyword and is -1 to Hit in combat while within 6″ of The Masque? It’s no 3D6” charge, but it’s a very fine ability to have, and will benefit you more on larger squads. But further investigation reveals a deep, versatile faction that can work well either on its own or as part of a soup army. Each time a friendly SLAANESH HERO inflicts a wound or mortal wound by an attack or spell (and is not negated) on an enemy model, but that model is not slain by that wound you receive 1 depravity point. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun. This is really good, and we’ll explore some areas where it can provide value. aura, which frankly, you don’t really need given that the Herald’s best trait is costing 50 points and you have the Epitome for that. Very cool article…how do you think slaanesh has been impacted with the meta being invaded by the new meltas? – When an enemy psyker suffers a perils, they take another 1D3 mortal wounds. Beautiful. But with the release of Faith + Fury, Emperor’s Children Lords Discordant have become a real contender as well. $42.50. It’s a brave new world out there for followers of the Dark Prince and we’ve been eager to revisit our tactics article with an eye toward the changes. Enjoy a comprehensive Tactics review of the 4 Chaos gods and what their minions can bring to the table! Slaanesh psychic powers aren’t great in general, and being to cast 2 isn’t fantastic. With the added boost of a Herald and the ability to Advance and Charge in a pure Slaanesh detachment, Seekers can be an incredibly fast, relatively cheap (15ppm) melee unit that can help tie up enemy units early by having a 24-25” threat range on T1. – Similar to the Seeker Chariot, the Hellflayer adds D6 additional Sx2 (so 8), AP-1, 2 Damage attacks to the chariot’s profile, – These options give you larger, faster, beefier platforms for the. The ability to re-roll Morale tests pairs very well with large blocks of Daemonettes with Daemonic Icons to fish for a 1 and bring d6 models back, and both the re-roll 1’s to hit aura and +1 Strength auras are excellent force multipliers. There are two core Relics available to all Slaanesh-marked Chaos Space Marines units: The Emperor’s Children get a solid list of relics to call their own, with most of their options supporting the strategy of “make some insane melee characters who will be absolute buzzsaws,” though Remnant of the Maraviglia is cool for supporting a longer-ranged shooting strategy with multiple units. Still haven’t got their access to Legion traits back, but now have a points cut to reflect this which puts them back into the range of cheerfully cheap meatshields. Slaanesh units are focused of speed and the excess of pleasure. Advancing and charging as Slaanesh means they can’t shoot as their guns are Heavy (also keep in mind the main gun is Blast, and can’t be shot in combat), and Khorne has better synergies for their overall offense. Slaaneshi forces are split into two major factions that we’ll be talking about today: Daemons of Slaanesh and Chaos Space Marines devoted to Slaanesh. . However, as with the Lord Discordant, the Keeper of Secrets is powerful enough, fast enough and, following the Chapter Approved 2019 balance update, cheap enough to more than make up for that fragility. With help from the. tend to play more aggressively, using their ability to Advance and Charge to ensure that their melee units can get into combat early and often. Twistbray [7pts]: Tzaangor blades, Foul Blightspawn DEATH GUARD[4 PL, 77pts], Bikers BLACK LEGION [11 PL, 250pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 2x, Biker w/ Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts], Meltagun [14pts], 6x. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun Tzaangors THOUSAND SONS [10 PL, 195pts]: Brayhorn [10pts] INSTRUMENT OF CHAOS [10pts] . Can be useful against the right armies, though. You often won’t have enough attacks to really make this work for you. The Legion Trait for Emperor’s Children allows them to always fight First in the Fight phase which, as we discussed above, isn’t particularly good (the better way to word this is to make their opponents always fight last, a wording that has become more common as 8th edition has gone on, but Chaos missed the boat on that one). This is one of Slaanesh’s very best tools, and has seen a lot of tournament play, so make sure you get one! Good question, Daelnoron. Nurgle really isn’t my aesthetic. A kind of sorcerer who only really works with DAEMON units, the Master of Possession got 10 points cheaper in Chapter Approved 2019 but hasn’t gotten good enough to really see the table. The Contorted Epitome also has the keywords, meaning it can use the Sinuous Undulation stratagem from Engine War to receive -1 to Hit when targetted in the enemy’s shooting phase. Unlike many factions, the core strength of Chaos is in its troops, leading to builds that see players marching large hordes of lesser daemons across the table. Credit: Steel_Mentor. Ultimately, these aren’t as good overall as the Contorted Epitome, another source of this effect but their ability is more reliable against non-flying targets, and having the ability to deploy it in multiple places at once adds a lot of value. The best of these are Cursed Earth, which gives him a 6″ aura that improves a Daemons invulnerable save by 1 (to a max of 3+), Infernal Power, which gives them a 6″ aura that allows Daemons to re-roll hits and wounds, and Mutated Invigoration, which gives a Chaos Spaw, Possessed, or Cult of Destruction unit within 18″ the ability to re-roll key rolls such as the number of Attacks possessed get. At 6 points per model, Slaanesh gets some of the cheaper useful Troop choices. It’s OK, but it’s not really the effect you want to spend a relic slot or CP on. Also known as the Heralds of Slaanesh, these Daemons are more powerful than their sisters, and are allowed free reign within the Pleasure Palace in the Realm of Chaos. The Flawless Host get a relic of their own as well. Their large number of models are excellent for covering space and touching multiple units, which is a great way to ensure that one unlucky Horrible Fascination roll from the Contorted Epitome doesn’t expose your Daemonettes to an entire army’s worth of shooting. I’m planning to experiment with Daemonic Ritual in my Chaos Knights list and Slaanesh reinforcements seem like a fun option. Making it a 12” aura helps a lot here. $38.25. The Pure Chaos Space Marines by Tyler “Coda” Moore. The Scything Impact rule (each enemy model within 1″ take a Mortal Wound on a 6+ after the Seeker Chariot completes its charge) seems interesting on paper but just doesn’t work in reality. Beings whose only desire is to consume, gain power, shed blood, or cause pain flood through the slim rift that separates the world of man from the world of the Daemon. Possessed are a unit that sees constant theory crafting as players fantasize about increasingly more insane Possessed bombs that stack a dozen different buffs, but the reality is that with a 3 ppm drop in Chapter Approved and the addition of Hateful Assault, they’re likely worth considering just on their own merits, or with 1-2 key buffs rather than with a crazy web of buffs piled on top of them. Having a unit leave the board at the beginning for the movement phase to re-enter at the end of the same phase is extremely powerful to … Anvil of War Gaming 4,470 views. The fiends are too flimsy to be really of any use. Daemons of Slaanesh Tactics. That didn’t really work in 8th Edition, which revolved competitively about bringing brutal shooting and consistently holding a limited number of objectives. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or tips and tricks of your own, feel free to drop us a note in the comments below, or email us at contact@goonhammer.com. The only downsides are the need to keep a unit in combat past the charge and the WC 8 cost, but the Contorted Epitome can help make this a more reliable cast. Just because they aren’t completely in the bag for Slaanesh doesn’t mean that other legions don’t want to have Slaanesh-aligned units! – Large, conspicuous melee units that are likely to be shot off the board before they can do much damage and aren’t much of a threat when they actually do arrive in combat, thanks to having low Strength and AP on their attacks. – Use at the start of any phase. Improves a unit of Daemons’ invulnerable saves by 1 for a phase (to a max of 4+), but they can’t re-roll any of their saves.

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