Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Dark eldar - what will they bring ?
So the new codex is soon to release. It could be a breathe of fresh air. Consider that this will be only their third codex they are a fairly new race even though they are the true original eldar. When the Chaos god Slaanesh was birthed creating the Eye of Terror only three types of eldar survived the whole sale destruction:
Exodites - these are the hill billies... They left the home world long ago to get back to their roots on maiden worlds. They have some dragons and that's cool. Don't mess with them and they won't mess with you.
Craft World - these are the hippies... They built inter planetary space ships and left the home world in protest. They have all the high tech and are always a pain. Often you can't avoid them for whatever reason. They have to prove a point.
Dark Eldar - these are the true original eldar. The only survivors were taking off world vacations when the sheet went down so they don't have much in the way of technology compared to Craft World since they weren't prepared. True Born are created via natural birth while the rest are vat grown. Dark eldar are extremely hedonistic and represent all the worst things.
To me this is a hard codex to write - it's either going to be a wet noodle or completely over the top. I expect to see a lot of players say the new codex is awful. The truth is both codices have revolved around the gun boat approach - lots of Raiders and Ravagers were competitive in the first codex then venom spam and Ravagers in the next codex. Obviously Vect will be a Lord of War so no matter how amazing his rules you probably won't be able to field for a year or two at big competitive events. The Baron is probably going to disappear since there isn't an official model - to be honest I'd love to see BeaStar go belly up... It's so annoying.
The new codex could be something really amazing that changes the game but I'm not holding my breath. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.