skeletoro Posted November 5, 2012 Share Posted November 5, 2012 Hey guys, I just thought this would be an interesting exercise. You can include any powers that are available to Rune Priests (codex or BRB) Here's my list: 1. Prescience. Truly amazing power. It is made even better by the simple fact that it's a Primaris power, so you can always take it. 2. Misfortune. I know, I know, they get to Deny the Witch. But it's more proactive than Forewarning as it will apply to your shooting attacks THIS turn. And you can focus fire on that unit if necessary to ensure that it is obliterated. If you had 2 GH squads facing off against 2 tactical squads, you could Misfortune one tactical squad and then shoot it with both GH squads. 3. Endurance. Put it on a Death Star and let craziness ensue (preferably one with at least one 2W model; if your TWC are within the 24" range it will be crazy). 4. Smite. 4 AP2 shots is pretty nice. It's also a Primaris power which makes rolling Biomancy for Endurance worth the risk. The only thing is that you will need to put your Rune Priest into danger. 5. Forewarning. In the right situation it should be great. To use it to full effect, you need to have a unit within 12" that you are fairly certain will be attacked even after your opponent knows that they have a 4+ invulnerable save. For example, if they're the only unit nearby, or they're about to charge into melee. A few honourable mentions: Foreboding, Enfeeble. I wouldn't really consider taking SW codex powers because it would mean no Prescience. Also, I'm not so sure about Telekinesis. The thing that I find interesting is that I can hardly imagine ever using anything on this list apart from Prescience, unless I was using a Master of Runes. Misfortune might be better occasionally. If a single enemy unit is a very high priority and you want to shoot everything you have at it, for example. Doubly so if there is not going to be any assault any time soon. Endurance might be worth using over Prescience if you have a Thunderwolf Cavalry unit within range that has already taken hits and would benefit from both It Will not Die and Feel No Pain. But it seems that a lot of these other powers are only better than Prescience in quite specific cases. Anyway, anybody else want to chime in with their thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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