The Shadow Spectres are members of a recently-rediscovered Eldar Warrior Aspect. This shrine specializes in the deployment of stealthy, highly-mobile heavy. Alaitoc would be -2 to hit, good movement, decent guns. Why not?. So I’ve been tempted by the Shadow Spectres mainly due to the models being cool.

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Spectres can be taken in smaller and therefore cheaper units. Unfortunately, the 7th edition codex has enshrined Warp Spiders as the Eldar solution to Jetpack Infantry, which is clearly why Forge World invented these guys. The Crimson Hunters are few in number, though their Shrines are becoming more widespread. Versus Tyranids 2 games total: In addition to a Jetpack and Holo-field emitter, Shadow Spectre Exarchs are also outfitted with the more advanced Exarch Armour for their Aspect and a weapon known as a Prism Blasterwhich is similar to a Prism Rifle but with a longer barrel that further focuses and refines the weapon’s beam to provide even greater range with a more powerful beam, and a Haywire Launcherwhich fires a potent anti-vehicle warhead similar to the Haywire Grenades used by the Dark Eldar.

In battle Dire Avengers operate in squads of five to ten warriors, which sometimes includes an Exarch, and can ride into battle within a Wave Serpent transport. These can range from recovering an ancient artifact, aiding Exodites from an incursion by Greenskins to acting as bodyguards for a Farseer to even conducting business with the Inquisitionwho are sneaky, manipulative, and judgmental like the Eldar. An Exarch is the leader of an Aspect Shrine.

During his training under Asurmen, Irillyth was gifted with a terrible psychic vision of the future. Instead of firing their Prism Rifles or the Exarch’s Prism Lance individually the squad may take a single Ghostlight shot of greatly enhanced power which is particularly useful when used against the most powerful armoured targets like Space Marine Land Raiders. Still reeling from the near-destruction of his race during the Fall of the Eldar in the 30th Millennium, Irillyth vowed not to allow any more of his kin to be wiped out and he set out to find Mymeara and prepare it for the battle that lay ahead.


Maybe if the FAQ came out before the lists were to be sent in they wouldn’t be blanket banned.

Shadow Spectres

Over the millennia after Irillyth’s disappearance, the Shadow Spectre Aspect Shrines were soon deserted, one by one on every Craftworld, until eventually the Shadow Spectres Aspect became extinct amongst the Eldar. Contents [ show ].

Between their ghost-like appearance and name, and their tendency to become Wraithguard after they die, they represent Khaine’s aspect as an eternal warrior, even after death. It gets a lot better with Guide and somewhat better with an Autarch, though of course Guide can only benefit one unit. Sepctres from ” http: Eventually, the Shadow Spectres Aspect became extinct on all of the known Craftworlds or so it was thought by the Eldar, who did not know that a small number of Shadow Spectres had remained active on long-hidden Mymeara.

Considering they have either single hitting S8 shots or multi-hitting S5 blasts that do multiple wounds per hit, they can effectively end most non-horde infantry and vehicles down wind of them. For most people they just are to expensive to points cost to be viable spamming then though. So I’ve been tempted by the Shadow Spectres mainly due to the models being cool.

With a movement stat of eight, being able to charge whadow advancing, and getting three extra inches on their charge distance, Banshees can threaten anything within an average of twenty one and a half inches. This message was edited 1 time.

As of 8th edition, they are possibly one of the best Heavy Support units in the game.

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Die for the Emperor or die trying! A Banshee Exarch may wield twin powerblades, a power sword and boomerang, or a badass Executioner, which is basically an Eldar power naginata. Their Phoenix Lord, Fueganis the bestest tank destroyer out there, better even than railguns and Leman Russ Vanquishers.

They represent the Blinding Blades of Khaine, which were forged from the blood that constantly drips dpectres his hands.


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. The morale debuff is barely shavow considering and the haywire launcher is awful. Doubly so with eldar. A small squad could potentially down minimum MEQ or Guardsmen squads.

In addition to the wargear of the aspect, the Exarch can be armed with a number of special weapons:.


However, due to Eldar anal-retentiveness, sometimes it can edar them to become utterly obsessed with their jobs, and Aspect Spectees can shadpw incapable of separating their War Masks from their everyday personalities.

The Shadow Spectres use their Jetpacks to remain highly mobile across the battle space and to find the most advantageous terrain from which to strike against enemy armoured vehicles. As has been the case for basically as long as M3 has been a thing, the Banshee has been let down by not having enough attacks or a high enough strength value to outpreform the Striking Scorpion convincingly enough to take them over them outside of situational cases.

I guess I was asking how viable you thought zpectres hawks are atm. The turn right after that, my opponent reduced the unit to 2 models, so he made the assumption that they lost their effectiveness and threat and honestly, so did I.

Banshees need psyker support or else basic bitch Necron Warriors will tie up the brides of Khaine all game long. Also, is the Exarch upgrade or Irrilyth worth it?

The Shadow Spectres are masters of striking at an enemy’s ledar armour forces from the unseen, using their Jetpacks, Prism Rifles, Prism Blasters and the Ghostlight targetting matrix to destroy armoured vehicles from far across the battlefield where retaliation is almost impossible because the Shadow Spectres will be long gone before the enemy can return fire to their location.