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14 December 2010

New Necron Codex Review - Deceiver

Nick speaking,

The next C'Tan to get a New Necron Codex Review, is the mighty Deceiver. Although the Deceiver is less in points cost to the Nightbringer, he still racks up 300 points, so once again we have to ask ourselves, is he worth it?


I was never really interested in the Deceiver back in forth edition, If I ever thought about sticking a C'Tan into my list, it was always the Nightbringer! But with the way fifth edition has progressed, the Deceiver seems to be able to offer a lot more to our very outdated army and Codex than a Nightbringer can.

Taking advantage of the Deceivers 'Grand Illusion' ability is where we start, baiting your opponent away from your core units with an isolated unit, and then moving it back to your core after deployment, can give you a bit of breathing space, just make sure you only leave one unit isolated, as that is all you can guarantee to move.

The Deceivers special 'Deceive' and 'Misdirect' rules are great for playing mind games with your opponent, and for me, he somehow seems more playable than a Nightbringer at the moment.  Pinning your opponent or forcing them to run as they come in, then using him to tarpit incoming units with Hit and Run when needed, is fantastic. Hit and Run also has the added advantage of giving you some much needed extra movement.

So what will happen to the Deceiver in the New Necron Codex? A points cost reduction? Even more abilities? or will he be totally revamped? What do you think?

3 comments:

  1. With the way powerhouses are going, I can see them actually increasing his points or dropping his stats a bit. Otherwise, I'd like to see his ability to simply remove himself from combat get toned down. Either remove it completely, or only allow him to do it after combat (ie. Hit and Run).

    Rumor has it they're supposed to get a third C'tan in the next edition as well. I wonder if they'll create them as a h2h version, a shooty version, and a third sort of tricky version. In that case, I'd expect Deceiver to fill the last role, in which case, I'd like to see some lower stats all around, but even more devious abilities.

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  2. Every one that I have talked to knows that the Deciver will get hit and run in a new codxe. And his stats are fine right where they are points are a little high I think.

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  3. Anything with toughness 8 needs to be nerfed. I suspect new codecies
    will show that in the future--if the Tyranids are any indication of
    where things are going...

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