Ricordis wrote:I like how the FAQ cleared pretty much up and it doesn't have that big impact I was afraid of.
Did anyone actually had to change any lists or general tactics after being FAQed?
The return of the ECPA Riptide is about all for me. Most competitive players use Riptide Wing so it is not worth the points to them (probably).
If I had more Skyrays I would definitely be tempted by the Skysweep Missile Defence now - a full 12" move followed by shooting all the missiles at full BS is pretty good. Markerlights got a lot better with Seeker Missiles which I feel also helps the Skyray; moving or jinking does not negate the BS5 Seeker shot anymore.
Piranha Firestream really does do exactly what its rules appeared to say it does. Personally I think the sweet spot here is units of 2-4 skimmers that are frustratingly hard to finish off and keep coming back at full strength - a really effective skirmish force.
If I was in the mood to go out and buy models right now it would be Piranhas and Skyrays. I do feel like mechanised Tau are in a slightly better place after this FAQ.