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Jack of Blades
18-12-2010, 00:31
Let's hear it ;)

EDIT: treat any references to Manticore in all following posts as Chimera (feels like making an errata :p)

grumbaki
18-12-2010, 00:33
You only have a dragon model.

Jack of Blades
18-12-2010, 00:39
Yeah... :P

No really, they gave the Manticore everything. It's arguably better at everything :confused:

Torpedo Vegas
18-12-2010, 01:26
Dragons are awesome.

decker_cky
18-12-2010, 01:57
-When WS7 vs 8 matters (characters)
-Fighting against poison and/or lots of attacks
-Don't want to be drawn out by frenzied pursuit
-Leadership matters for a special ability (Primal Fury)
-Fighting against S6+
-Fighting against S6+
-Fighting against 1+ or 2+ saves
-Swiftstride pursuit
-Not in combat but using breath weapon
-You just miscast (protection from Magical Feedback)

Lots of reasons to use the dragon. Breath weapon outside combat is probably the most common, but any of those advantages combined with the better breath weapon makes the dragon just as good in combat.

ooglatjama
18-12-2010, 02:01
Fighting flammable units or lots of regen.

EDIT: Wait nevermind,the FIRE dragon doesn't have flaming attacks...

decker_cky
18-12-2010, 02:22
Fighting flammable units or lots of regen.

EDIT: Wait nevermind,the FIRE dragon doesn't have flaming attacks...

It could if it was in a unit with the banner of eternal flame. :)

Reimu
18-12-2010, 10:51
Reiterating "dragons are cool".

Korraz
18-12-2010, 11:03
Because announcing "My Mage is channeling the powers of the Wind of Ghur and transforms himself into...a DRAGON! *dramatic thunderclap*" is way cooler than doing it with a manticore.

Also, decker_cky has some good points. The breath weapon can be really viable, even in CC.

Vsurma
18-12-2010, 11:42
Mountain chimera is the way to go, random attacks are awesome.

Sexiest_hero
18-12-2010, 14:14
Because you can be the evil queen from disney.

arthurfallz
18-12-2010, 14:40
Plain and simple, dragons are awesome.

sulla
18-12-2010, 22:23
Why would anyone transform into the manticore? Did the OP mean Chimera?

Jack of Blades
18-12-2010, 22:35
Yes I meant the Chimera :)

theorox
19-12-2010, 10:13
It's a DRAGON! :D

Theo

Loopstah
19-12-2010, 14:55
If you have the Forge World Fire Dragon model.

Morkash
19-12-2010, 15:31
I always transform into the chimera, but on the other hand I don't own a dragon model... :O

Sexiest_hero
19-12-2010, 20:38
I do both. need more attacks chimera fire breath and extra def dragon.

Vsurma
19-12-2010, 21:39
I think if your up against a fire dragon, turning into one yourself is the better course of action.

jumai
20-12-2010, 03:36
Fighting flammable units or lots of regen.

EDIT: Wait nevermind,the FIRE dragon doesn't have flaming attacks...

The rulebook errata gives the breath weapon flaming attacks.


The dragon's also alright if the wizard is your general and you want your opponent to spend power dice to dispel. Inspiring Presence at Ld 6 is pants.