After a very interesting game against Kris in last weeks tournament I have my eye on eDeneghra again. Every time I play her I find myself doing almost nothing except feat (or something stupid), but against Kris I began seeing her potential.
She’s a lot harder to keep alive then her prime version (hence the camping and doing nothing), and she’s not as obviously powerful either, so I think that might be why I was initially disappointed with her.
In everything I’ve read about her, people suggest playing her very aggressively, so that’s what I’ve been doing, but I found that all the ranged attacks and steady models turning up, made it extremely hard to ‘pop feat an win’, and especially so with SR 2013.
No, I think I’ll try a slower approach, attempting to minimize casualties with defensive abilities, while saving my feat for the late game if possible. Standing still for a round is bad, but standing still for a round in the late game, where you have very few pieces left, could be worse.
In the mean time I could hide down back throwing spells, getting some use out of her rather nifty spell list, and then move up aggressively when most threats to her are gone.
The list itself should mainly be things that can take or entirely avoid a beating, while hitting hard enough to handle most problems, and I’m not entirely sure what it should be like, but here’s my rough idea.
Wraith Witch Deneghra
Bane Thralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
– Bane Thrall Officer & Standard
The Withershadow Combine
Bane Lord Tartarus
Gorman di Wulfe
How effective it is remains to be seen, but in case I’m forced into an early feat the defensive nature of the list should ensure that a large part of my list survives, and even if my entire list is wiped of the table there’s no touching the Helldivers until I let him.
Helldivers remain a major threat to most squishy casters, and they arrive in round three or four, which is perfect for a back-line eDeneghra. If she can catch a caster with her feat, the Helldivers will hit most of them reliably, and if both Helldivers get there it’s slam or head-butt time!
I’ll give it a spin tonight and let you know how it performs.