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Old 04 Jan 2005, 21:05   #1 (permalink)
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I have been reading the board a bit, and I see a lot of occurences of 'fireknive' crisis suit.

I did a search, but since it is so much used, I was unable to find the definition of 'fireknife'

Seeing the context of most occurences, I assume it is some kind of configuration for a crisis suit ( most likely, plasma rifle and missile pod). However, sometimes it is mentioned, as if the fireknive suit is a variant of the crisis suit, instead of some configuration (perhaps something from a chapter approved?)

Could someone please tell me what is exactly meant by 'fireknife'? Simple a type of weapons configuration, or something more??

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Old 04 Jan 2005, 21:07   #2 (permalink)
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its:
Plasma Rifle + Missile Pod + Multi Tracker
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 21:08   #3 (permalink)
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so yes its a weapons configuration for Crissi suits...
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why is this one so popular?
Is it the range, and that it is fairly powerful.
I mean isn't Pulse Rifle + Fusion Blaster + Multi Tracker good?
As i havent played any games, im just wondering.
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its the most versatile, the MP deals to light armoured troops and light tanks glance an a 3+ while the plasma slaughters tough troops, and the MT lets you do both.
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 21:22   #6 (permalink)
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why is this one so popular?
Is it the range, and that it is fairly powerful.
I mean isn't Pulse Rifle + Fusion Blaster + Multi Tracker good?
As i havent played any games, im just wondering.
The fire knife combo tends to have a higher hit/wound ratio due to that combination of weapons... there is a thread with the stats of it somewhere in the tau board... here you go, look here for more info...

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=3554.0
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 21:26   #7 (permalink)
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This means Fireknife have problem with heavy stuff?
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nope, plasma deals to heavy armour troops and missiles can pop most side armour, its stuff like LR and preds that make it tough but nothing short ot a raider or 'Lith is impossible.
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 23:56   #9 (permalink)
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There's something I've noticed a lot, and that is the lack of shield generators/drones. I can see why one would opt for the multi trackers for a squad of battlesuits, but if I were to have 1 suit per unit, would it be wise to get a shield generator, team leader upgrade (+5) and hard wired multi-tracker? 3+ seems pretty vulnerable to me.
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that would work, i've done it before.. but it gets expensive points-wise.. :S but it will hopefully extend the life of your crisis suits :P
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