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best way to take out archaon?

Discussion in 'Gateway to the Realms' started by Woodsie, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Woodsie

    Woodsie Zombie

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    Any opinions on this...... I was thinking a menagerie. Terrorgheists and zombie dragons. .... maybe a couple of zombie hordes.... ?
     
  2. Aranei

    Aranei Ghoul

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    I have encountered the new Archaon too, so I have a few ideas.
    Terrorgeists and zombo dragons (ridden, preferably) are not bad. My vampire lord dragonrider survived for 4 close combat rounds against Archy while dealing a good number of wounds in return.
    Do not ever let you 1-wound infantry be anywhere near Archy, he eats them with his Nurgle head and heals a lot. So, zombies are a terrible choice.
    I find that softening him from range before charging helps. Death has little quality shooting, however. Screaming Skull catapults and bow ushebti can rend a bit, at least, so you can try them. Bonus points for bringing along a necrotect for buffs.
    Banshee and t-gheist screams are effective, but short-ranged, so if you use them, you should charge the same turn. Zombo dragon breath can add to your firepower, too, especially the flesh-eaters variant (rend -3!).
    Finally, spirit hosts buffed by mystic shield can ve a problem for Archy, with their unrendable save and ability to deal mortal wounds in melee.
     
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  3. Woodsie

    Woodsie Zombie

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    I was thinking spirit hosts but it has an ability were the player gets to pick a number on hit rolls... eg 6 and they have to be rerolled..
     
  4. Lord Elpus

    Lord Elpus Ghoul

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    hordes of Zombies and maybe a Lord on Zombie Dragon...
     
  5. Demian

    Demian Vampire Count True Blood

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    The Eye of Sheeran is not a reliable effect, because it requires him to roll a dice and depending on the result then those successful To-Hit results must be re-rolled.

    I'd Say Catapult + Summoneable Terrorgheist (3d6 scream) can do the most damage to him.

    Anoyther thing to try is Neferata + Cursed Book + Mournghul on him and well, everything else. Our Queen can execute him with enough luck should he drop below a D6 wounds, and negating most of his Hits is the way to avoid his insta-kill with his sword.

    Mournghul alone + Shield, really.

    Necrosphynx with Righteous Smiting / Blood Feast / Who Dares Disturb my Slumber / And He did say War and the World Trembled. One well placed Decapitating Strike and Archaon is done for.

    EDIT: Red Fury Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon!! or Tomb King on Royal Sphynx
     
  6. Infernal Skull

    Infernal Skull Wight King

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    I'd suggest Morghast Archai-- They have 3 attacks with -2 rend and each wound that gets through inflicts 3 damage. They have a 4+ save, with Mystic Shield becomes 3+. Put a buff on them for an extra attack or extra pile-in and attack.

    Wight Kings with Black Axes can also be effective character killers. They dish multiple wounds per attack, their armor halves wounds suffered, and if they wound a model and it doesn't die, roll a dice: If the result is higher than the number of remaining wounds, the model is slain. Only useful when it's down below 6 wounds, so Archaon will need some softening up first, but a couple Wight Kings can certainly finish him off.
     
  7. Aranei

    Aranei Ghoul

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    I'm sure that Morghasts can't be buffed by Vanhels, they are not deathrattle/deadwalkers/mordants.
     
  8. Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer Crypt Horror

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    Neferata can't equip artefacts because she is a named hero.
     
  9. Infernal Skull

    Infernal Skull Wight King

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    Ah, that's right. They could still get a bonus attack from a Vampire Lord though.
     
  10. Demian

    Demian Vampire Count True Blood

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    Well, no, she can't herself, but an accompanying hero can (like an Ayssal Terror Vampire Lord, for a cheaper version of a ZD one) and comboes well with her.
     

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