That's also partially why the Y'vahra is such a delightful unit - it CAN jump right out of combat, then do absolutely horrible things to almost anything within its firing radius, and with drone support can survive some CQC to do the same again and again.
I've been considering how I'm going to outfit my XV-84 Battlesuit Commander.
With 3 Weapon/Support Slots, and the Commander's BS of 2+, it simply feels a waste to give the commander anything but 3 weapons (a mix, or all of one kind), and with only 3 slots and no appreciable defensive features, you'd be bringing either less firepower or less durable firepower than a standard Commander XV-8-05. That to me leaves out the short-range "Manta-Strike" enhanced weapons, since that role is simply better performed by other Commanders.
Given the above, I've been basically set on a 3 Missile Pod XV-84 that will sit back in my small gunline to issue Kauyon or Mont'ka in the back line if need is great while providing comparable MP firepower to a HYMP Broadside.
I'll have another couple commanders with CIBs, Fusions, or both for Manta-Strike duty, but a 1st turn practically guaranteed 5 to 6 MP hits is always nice to have flying out of one's backfield, especially if that's also being used to make, say, a paltry BS4+ unit into the much more respectable Rerollable 3+ army (or without other ML support, a still-respectable Rerollable 4+.
For purposes of keeping my Warlord alive, it seem worth making it this XV-84 Triple Missile Commander (who will almost certainly have a nice quantity of Drones to use for ablative wounds against nasty stuff like Plasma and Lascannons, and who will generally be able to stay away from the worst of the melee/close range through judicious use of the MP's 36" range). Not only is this a backfield commander, but its one with plenty of wounds and a 3+ armor save, so you'd need a LOT of snipers or a LOT of unanswered rounds - another useful defensive trait as a Warlord. And yes, the +1 Ld bubble would be worthwhile for a backfield commander to be handing out...
For purposes of getting something out of the Warlord trait, another of my Commanders might make better use of it? Tenacious Survivor can be a nice capstone to other defensive benefits, or putting the Ld bubble on a Coldstar for more mobile, hot-spot Ld boosting.
Anyone else with an XV-84 consider where it could have a place?
Am I shooting myself in the foot with my intended loadout? Can it contribute enough over 5-6 rounds?