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Which is better Scorpions or Banshees?
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Old 10 Jun 2009, 11:30   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which is better Scorpions or Banshees?

Which do you take Striking Scorpions or Howling Banshees?
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Default Re: Which is better Scorpions or Banshees?

Ok as a rule these post are forbidden: see [url:http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=5481.msg1329#msg1329]here[/url]. Especially this bit:

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Both the Banshee and Scorpion are equally good in their respective role.
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Default Re: Which is better Scorpions or Banshees?

This thread's been beaten to death several (hundred) times. Refer to the search function.



In a simple summation, apples and oranges.

Banshees are good at faster assaults due to a higher kill rate per turn and fleet of foot, also they're better at killing TEQs, units with FNP and are more effective combined with Doom. Essentially they're good shock units with low mileage.

Scorpions have a lower kill rate but will kill more for every type of unit except TEQ. (And in the case of GEQ Scorpions are without contest better). They're also beneficial due to being able to outflank, and don't require an expensive delivery system like the Banshees do. And of course they're durable in combat. However due to how slow they are to arrive (without fleet of foot and out flanking is unpredictable) they're pretty bad as vanguard/shock units.




Basically:

Banshees

Use against: TEQ, MEQ which you need to kill as fast as possible (say they're in a critical location and you have one turn to dislodge them)

Use with: Doomseer, Falcon/Wave Serpent


Scorpions

Use against: Hordes, MEQ which you're in no hurry to kill

Use with: Autarch helps, but fairly independent otherwise




Also there's a point in there somewhere probably about Banshees being made semi-obsolete by harlequins.


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