The Soul Weaver: Part 5

I’ve had ten games with the current list, and while I’ve won eight of them – and one loss was because of a total brain fart – I’ve come to realize that most of the list isn’t really doing anything. In general the list just dicks around and tries to not get Deneghra killed until the Helldivers arrive. Having given that some thought over the last couple of days I’ve decided to try out a new build, which is more focused on actually doing something while the Helldivers advance.

Denghra, the Soul Weaver
– Helldiver
– Helldiver
– Helldiver
– Helldiver
Mechanithralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
– Skarlock Commander
Mechanithralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
– Skarlock Commander
Necrosurgeon (Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls)
Necrosurgeon (Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls)
Satyxis Blood Witches (Leader and 9 Grunts)
– Satyxis Blood Hag
Ogrun Bokur
Ragman
Soul Trappers (2)
Soul Trappers (2)
Skarlock Thrall
Wrong Eye
– Snapjaw
It’s been my experience that the Arc Node is only really useful with a ranged presence, and I haven’t actually used it much even with Nyss Hunters in the list (because of Ride-by attack on Deneghra), so I’m going to see if I can do without it for a while. The list has 55 models so there’s a lot of dudes for the enemy to focus on, which should allow me better positioning and let me actually win an attrition war instead of simply surviving it until the divers arrive.
The list also opens up some more interesting companion builds. I’m thinking I might give Deneghra1 a chance at proving the Swamp Gobber River Raiders are worth fielding (though I still need to buy the last six models), or maybe actually dealing with the Legion matchup. In any case this list has to prove itself first, but hopefully it’ll get a chance come Monday.

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  1. Do the list is there to deliver the caster….reminds me if someone….can’t quite put my finger on it.

    On another note I’ve been thinking about your success with scraps lately and wondering how far we can push the idea. I’ve decided to embark on sone experiments to proxy 6pts of scraps and see if its enough anti infantry tech.

  2. First game was a win against Feora2. The list has issues I need to work on, but in general I like it quite a lot. The lack of WSC was huge though.

    • I really felt the absence of both Arc Node and ranged attacks, but on the other hand I couldn’t have played a grind against Menoth with my old list. I’m going to experiment with even more dudes.

      Denghra, the Soul Weaver
      – Helldiver
      – Helldiver
      – Helldiver
      – Helldiver
      Bane Thralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
      – Bane Thrall Officer & Standard
      Mechanithralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
      – Skarlock Commander
      Mechanithralls (Leader and 9 Grunts)
      – Skarlock Commander
      Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls
      Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls
      Bane Lord Tartarus
      Darragh Wrathe
      Ogrun Bokur
      Soul Trappers (2)
      Soul Trappers (2)
      Skarlock Thrall

  3. Don’t you feel a lack of other soul collectors (other than trappers)? I’ve played a few games with Denny3 now, and the ones that had soul hunters and/or withershadow combine in them went much better, just because I could snag souls of them after feating — in one game I feated, filled up some jacks and cast mortality, and then sucked back enough souls to be back on seven.
    I’ve forgotten to cast mortality, forgotten that scourge knocks things down, had issues getting a landing space for the huge base (arrgh… charge a target, move halfway and land for impact attacks which I need to clear the ONE GUY in the way to continue on, FAIL with impact attack, end up ending activation in the wrong spot entirely. Turn out going a different way I would have been just in scourge range). Still have had a great time with her every time.

  4. Testing this tomorrow:

    Deneghra, the Soul Weaver
    * Skarlock Thrall
    * Helldiver
    * Helldiver
    * Helldiver
    * Helldiver
    Mechanithralls (max)
    Mechanithralls (max)
    * Skarlock Commander
    Mechanithralls (max)
    * Skarlock Commander
    Ogrun Bokur
    Soul Trappers
    Soul Trappers
    Soul Trappers
    Necrosurgeon & Stitch Thralls
    Necrosurgeon & Stitch Thralls
    Darragh Wrathe
    The Withershadow Combine
    Ragman
    Gorman di Wulfe

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