Emberkahn wrote:Arka0415 wrote:Emberkahn wrote:However, his gun isn't really that good. Will take a couple of wounds of a russ here and there, but it's not really that amazing.
This is the problem with R'alai. Tau currently do not have access to amazing firepower- we need to spam multiple of the same gun to have any effect. Commanders are only good because they have BS2+ and can take several of the same weapon- R'alai is basically a pile of upgrades and wargear that just aren't useful. His special Marker Drones are no different from ordinary ones and can't be replaced with Shield Drones, his BS2+ is wasted by having one gun, two systems, and an empty 4th slot, his "Assassin" special rule and special Shield Generator offer no real benefit.
For 155 points what are you getting? A durable character whose weapon is essentially two neutered Plasma Rifles? Sure, he's surprisingly durable, but that's his only redeeming feature.
Personally, I just don't see it.
His drones are AMAZING!!! Why? BECAUSE THEY ARE FRCKIN NINJAS!!! WS3+!!!! In all seriousness though I do love this part of their rules.
I must have missed the note where two WS3+ S3 AP0 D1 attacks is considered good. Especially on a unit that doesn't want to be in melee in the first place.