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rossco13.com
29-04-2008, 17:38
i have wanted to get eldar for ages but iam going chaos marines now but my question what is the best eldar weapon?

i would have to say the starcannon is the best because strength 6 or 5 and ap 3 brillant

Visionary
29-04-2008, 17:48
Best in what manner?

ALso you can look at the refernece sheets on the GW website for all the stats of the eldar army.

rossco13.com
29-04-2008, 17:57
whatever weapon and its your opinion of whats the best eldar weapon

x-esiv-4c
29-04-2008, 18:16
Pulsar lance?

The Anarchist
29-04-2008, 19:10
ummm might be bit cheese but I'am a big fan of the prism cannon, and even better when you got afew of them. it can take out tanks or infantry as and when needed.

jsut my two cents to this rather open ended question.

Isambard
29-04-2008, 19:18
i have wanted to get eldar for ages but iam going chaos marines now but my question what is the best eldar weapon?

i would have to say the starcannon is the best because strength 6 or 5 and ap 3 brillant

That will be S6 and AP2, but you were close.

The best Eldar weapons?

Shuriken Cannon - dirt cheap and great against light infantry and vehicles. The same can be said for Death Spinners.

Witch Blades - wound on a 2+, lethal against all vehicles and just sexy over all.

elvinltl
30-04-2008, 09:38
StarCannon is good but Eldar has MUCH better weapons to offer.
No doubt they are S6 AP3 Ideal for taking out MEQ flat in theory but in practise they are expensive for what they do.

In fact, the best Eldar weapons are Shiruken Cannons. They are dirt cheap and can easily mass enough S6 shots to make MEQ take obscene amount of amour saves. Second in line comes their scatter laser counter-parts which are longer ranged and has 1 additional shot.

Nothing is more satisfying then making your SpaceMarine opponent take 10 amour saves. Just watch in excitement as he shivers and <<Pray to his False Emperor>> as he roll each amour save reciting the litany of protection (or whatever it is to save themselves).

In fact, i consider massing Strength 6 shots the "flaw" in the gamplay. Massing Strength 6 shots works extremely well against BOTH MEQ & GEQ. Forcing many wounds on MEQ is as effective as quality AP3 shots while the amount of S6 shots is enough to take out horde armies.
Nothing is better then the fact Eldar has the doom spell. 2+ to wound on a T4 re-rollable is literally the same as rolling to hit -> instant wounding and making him take amour saves for the shots that hit.
Just imagin shooting 24 S6 shots, 4+ to hit = 12 wounds. 2+ to wound re-rollable... Chances are 11/12 or 12/12 wounds. 12 Wounds on a squad of 3+ saves marine will yield on average of 4 death according to mathshammer.

The beauty of massing shots is that it has the potential to cause 8 death. Yet again if luck is not on your side you could score 0 deaths.

Halucinagen
30-04-2008, 22:30
Scatter Lasers.

Hell everyone is scared when I have 3 war walkers fully with scatter lasers and a farseer casting doom and guide nearby.

Deadly and cheap.

24 shots a turn with re-rolls to hit and wound, awesome.

wickedvoodoo
30-04-2008, 22:34
Another vote here for the high rate of fire weapons. Both the scatter laser and shuriken cannon kick ass. Elvinltl said it all really.

Personally the shuriken cannon edges it for me for fluff reasons. What a cool gun.

senorcardgage
01-05-2008, 01:06
No doubt they are S6 AP3 Ideal for taking out MEQ flat in theory but in practise they are expensive for what they do.
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Well, actually there is a doubt... They are AP2...

solva_darius_wizard
01-05-2008, 01:34
shurkien cannons are definitly the most noble of the guns the eldar utilise

fwacho
01-05-2008, 03:28
I'm an Eldar Missle Launcher fan. blast template (which gets better in 5th) pinning (which gets better in fifth) and AP4 which give Tau and carapace armor guard fits. and that's just the frag option that will count as a defensive weapon in fifth (allowing it to be paired with shrurican cannons)

But wait... theres more. it also has krak rounds for all that tank busting goodness. seriously if you aren't kitted out heavily with eldar missle launchers yet... you will be.

Trickle
01-05-2008, 06:28
i would have to say the starcannon is the best because strength 6 or 5 and ap 3 brillant

If the Marine equivalent is in cover, then Ap2 doesnt help that much. The Scatter Laser is better. They should have left the Starcannon at 3 shots, but made it a further 5pts more expensive.

Count Demandred
01-05-2008, 06:44
My favourite has to be the Death Spinners.

Absolutely fantastic idea. A web of uber-sharp fibres that enmesh the enemy. Once they start to struggle the razor web cuts in deeper and deeper, if they stay still it will eventually shred them too. You can just sense the panic the weapon ensues.

titan033
01-05-2008, 07:06
id have to go with wraithcannons
there just deadly against anyone, even vehicles

chance of insta killing characters on 6s even if it doesnt insta kill wounds anything on 2+ ap2 and glance vehicles on 2-4 and penetrate on 5-6 = win

though only one shot though but i love wraithguard

sidestreaker
01-05-2008, 08:20
It really depends on what you're facing. Eldar weaponry is perhaps one of the best in the gameplay.

Against hordes and low saves infantry - Shuriken Cannon, catapult and scatter lasers
Against termies and MEQ - Starcannon, reaper launcher
Against Armor - fusion guns, pulse laser, bright lance

Missle launchers and fire prism can be almost multipurpose.

But eldar is somewhat a specialist army and aspect warriors carries exotic weapons or skills that can do what they do best (eg. fire dragons against tanks and howling banshees against termies or scorpions against large horde armies).

It's just a matter of balancing between points and stats.

elvinltl
01-05-2008, 09:39
Yep, lol AP2... Good against Terminators. Then again if you really want to do Terminator hunting get 10 FireDragons. Not to mention S8 AP1are more effective against high Toughness 2/3+ saves unit as compared to S6 AP2.

I simply love massing shots... In fact my 1500 Alaitoc army is capable of producing near 100 shots per turn. Not to mention Harlequins Rending as well.

LirEdinSun
05-05-2008, 09:24
I'm quite fond of the vibro cannon, as a heavy choice, but brightlances as anti-vehicle, but missile laucher as the allrounder

Vaktathi
05-05-2008, 09:40
Personally I'm a huge fan of the Scatterlaser, followed by the EML and Shuriken Cannon. The two shots on the Starcannon just doesn't do it for me.