ok this is my list, see agree (1 being the worst)
- Land raider
- servitors (compared to other builders)
- howling banshees
- defiler (on patch 1.4 that is)
Land Raider is good, it's just good against Infantry and Infantry only :( and Servitors suck in all aspects, bonesingers can KILL them in melee combat (no, really, they're stronger than Warp Spiders at melee combat.) Howling Banshees are good if you know how to use War Shout. I believe the recharge time was reduced, that might help? Assault terminators are good against the space marine player who loves using Orbital Bombardment - you reinforce them and put them in your CB - when the FC uses bombardment, deepstrike and knock him over right as he finishes! (It won't kaboom anything, and you'll probably kill the FC ^^) Bloodthirster is a distraction and nothing more. Defilers are good if you know how to use them (even in 1.4, though they were further nerfed.) You give a move order, and as soon as you get in artillery range, you hit G, bombard, then hit V and click again quickly. They'll stop to shoot but then keep on moving! And defilers are only great in melee combat (with some spaz-out building destruction animations). Rangers - no comment.
I'm not saying that the units are bad, just not as good as the other units you have the choice of the landraider cost way too much resources and you even need a damn relic when you would be better off having 2 dreads for about the same cost built by the time you start building a land raider. Howling banshees are good only because of their cost and the speed of them along with the ability to use fleet of foot, but yet in a moderate lenghth game if you charge an equally sized sm army (which is in fact cheaper on 1.4) you will have hardly anything left by the time you are in melee along with the fact that they are not going to let you just chop em up, they have ranks for that job. termies are good, but too slow, too much pop cost and too dear, also you need a relic. Bloodthirster is a bloody daer distraction, although he/she/it does cost no pop (i think) Defilers are ok, but you have to micro manage with them too much for them to be worth there cost. P:s what would you say is the best builder (- servitor) gretchins have numbers, cost and invisibility (for what its worth with ork), bone singers have teleport and moderete strength and heretics can build like a b***h, excuse the language.
I agree about the land raider it costs too much but: Howling Banshees are the best melee attackers early in a match. very good against CM and SM to begin with. From personall experience they are good for cacapturing req points in the middle of the map because in the beginning there isn't really anything to compare. Bloodthirster costs 5 inf unit cap but can if summened when entire unit cap is used it will be summoned on top of that. so you end up using 25/20. Very powerful though and can soak up firepower with 7500 HP. Rangers i Dislike. Defilers are amazing. they are the best walking viechle of any of the sides. wraithlord comes close though. they have highest mellee attack of any also start with flamers 2 smashing claws, and bolters. dreadnaughts need to sacrifice an arem to get ranged capabilities. they also have artillary which makes them even better. The avatar is very good because it powers up units around it, it takes up 5 unit cap but adds 4 infantry and also adds to viechle unit cap. also stronger than bloodthirster with more health and greater melee attack. I dislike personally dislike termies too slow and cant reallly compare too their CM counterparts.
blood thirster is a research, NO CAP COST! bone singer is the best builder it beats every other builder and 2 of them can take a guard squad in cc. assault termies stun units 1 squad can kill a squigoth blood thirster land raider ect but stun is all there good for
BTW has anyone ever found a use for rhinos? (i forgot to add them to my list at no1 lol)
rhinos are uselsss
Slightly cooler than a n00b
27th August 2005
not really, good distraction fast way 2 get across feild, to get past a couple turrets, if the rhino dies the squad is fine and just pops out so 2 all u turret spammers out there go die!! DEATH BY RHINOS! oh and when the squad comes out if its really close a flamer goes off for a little bit
useless unarmed 500 hp? tank vs dreadnought or a landspeeder? why send 2 squads in with rhinos when u can just use a scout and pwn the turrets with missles?
No, rhinos are the worst uniot ever, ive used them once to get my fc across the battle field early game to join my army cos they are fast to build and beter than walking