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Old 14 Jul 2007, 03:44   #1 (permalink)
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Hey. I was wondering what are the best armies for taking lots of psykers.

I got.

Thousand sons.
Grey knight thingies.

Possibly Eldar...

Input? thanks.
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 03:47   #2 (permalink)
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Eldar and Thousand Sons - both let you take powerful Psykers in your HQ, Elites, and Troops slots as squad leaders.
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 03:53   #3 (permalink)
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Eldar and Thousand Sons - both let you take powerful Psykers in your HQ, Elites, and Troops slots as squad leaders.
What psykers can be taken in Eldar? I'm aware of warlocks and farseers. That's it, ya?
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 04:07   #4 (permalink)
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don't play eldar so i could be wrong but i believe the exarchs are psykers
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 04:12   #5 (permalink)
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Technically all Eldar are psykers. But as far as the game is concerned, only Farseers, Warlocks & Shadowseers are psykers
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 13:07   #6 (permalink)
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Blood Ravens...
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 13:27   #7 (permalink)
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Blood Ravens...
Blood ravesn aren't Psyker heavy even fluf wise.


They have a lot of psykers sure, but they aren't a psyker heavy army.


Thousand sons have the most "proper" psykers game wise, I.e. the psycic test (with the new rules anyway) and all the psycic powers available to hero level psykers, Eldar have a lot of squad leaders who game wise are sort of lesser psykers.

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Blood Ravens...
Blood Ravens are very psyker heavy for Marines, but not when matched against the Eldar or Thousand Sons. The Eldar can take a great many Farseer's, Warlocks and Shadowseers should the Eldar player so chose. Thousand Sons can also take a great many psykers, I generally see between 4-6 full fledged psykers in each Thousand Sons army I play against.
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 16:46   #9 (permalink)
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As everyone have said, Eldar and thousand Sons come hand in hand. However, the Eldar psykers are more or less a supporting role-type psyker while the Thousand Sons are the agressive-style psykers. Compare the two of them and you will notice that.

Grey Knights may be psykers in fluff, but gamewise they are not a full psyker force army.
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 16:56   #10 (permalink)
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Quick count for Eldar (though the army list would be insanely unbalanced and expensive in points)

You can have up to two Farseers.
Each Farseer can have a retinue of up to 10 Warlocks.

You can have up to three Elite choices:
Wraithguard can be lead by a Warlock
Harlequins can be lead by a Shadowseer

You can have 6 troops choices:
Any unit of Guardians (storm, defender, or jetbike) can be lead by a Warlock.

So army totals would be:
0-2 Farseers
0-29 Warlocks
0-3 Shadowseers

for 31 Psykers total.

But keep in mind that that works out to over 835 points in just psykers...with no upgrades. So it's probably not do-able.
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