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Old 18 Jun 2008, 13:52   #1 (permalink)
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A friend and I were wondering if swarms are immune to instant death because it is assumed that you don't hit all of them at once ???. is this true? does vulnerable to blasts/templates make up for this?
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Old 18 Jun 2008, 14:41   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, swarms are not immune to instant death (with the exception of nurglings). Combined with vulnerable to blasts this can make weapons like plasma cannons very nasty to swarms.
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Old 18 Jun 2008, 14:43   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, It seems the lascannons on my predator should have killed more scarabs then :P
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Old 18 Jun 2008, 18:03   #4 (permalink)
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A single lascannon insta killing a scarab swarm can be justified by the heat of the lascannon bolt vaporizing all the scarabs that are nearby, since they are quite fragile.

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Old 18 Jun 2008, 18:07   #5 (permalink)
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i had a lovely battle against Lee* ages ago when he had orks, a mini-battle between a large squad of rippers and some ork nobs.
those power klaws are nasty...

but my rippers won ;D

despite having to fight a mega armour warboss!
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Old 18 Jun 2008, 18:18   #6 (permalink)
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Nurglings are immune to Instant Death, but that's because they are Eternal Warriors, despite being swarms.
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Default Re: are swarms immune to instant death?

Rippers are also immune if they are in synapse range. Hope that answers your question
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Old 18 Jun 2008, 19:30   #8 (permalink)
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Ripper are specifically the exception to the rule that nids are immune to instant death in synapse range. You can insta kill them, quite easily, in fact.
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 00:43   #9 (permalink)
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I'm not the expert on swarms but I always view them as models with multiple wounds that have different abilities/effects.
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 04:28   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah...Im not aware of any way scarabs can gain immunity to ID, though(Id love to be wrong, though), so stuff like plasma cannons are pretty much the ideal way to chew through them.

Fear the demolisher cannon...that pretty much pwns the unit right there.
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