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Old 04 Aug 2008, 23:20   #1 (permalink)
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If I purchase the amor upgrade for a Shas'el to give it a 2+ armor save does that mean that the shield drones attacted to the unit if commanded by the Shas'el have a 2+ armor save as well?
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Old 04 Aug 2008, 23:24   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, that gives you a 2+/4+ save Shield Drone. The Shiled Drone takes the same Toughness and Armour Save as the unit it is protecting, so take a unit of 2 and your Shas'El and you've got a 3 man terminator unit, with about 1/3 of the hitting power :P
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But, because your shield drone can only block every other hits in 5th ed, it also make you more likely to be targetted by AP2, AP1 and instantkill weapon, to go for a sure kill.

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Old 05 Aug 2008, 16:48   #4 (permalink)
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Just like LT said, Shield drones take the same armor save and toughness as their owner. Its a sepecial rule in their codex.

But like Boneguard said, your Shas'el will most likley be "Public enemy #1" on the battlefield by Ap1 and Ap2 weapons due to the new 5th ed wound allocation rules.
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Yes, that gives you a 2+/4+ save Shield Drone. The Shiled Drone takes the same Toughness and Armour Save as the unit it is protecting, so take a unit of 2 and your Shas'El and you've got a 3 man terminator unit, with about 1/3 of the hitting power :P
A three-man TZEENCH Terminator unit, since only they have 4+ Invulns. But Shield Drones can only do so much- if your opponent hits you with more than two Lascannons then the suit is mushed anyway, since you put one wound on each Shield Drone, which get 4+ Saves, and one on the suit, which goes "BOOM". Which by default kills the Drones, too.
There are two ways to avoid this, then:
>Avoid squads with multiple AP2/1 weapons to make sure the Shas'el never takes a hit, or
>Take a Shield Generator as well. But that's 50 points spent on protecting him.
I recommend a 2-man bodyguard with 2 Shield Drones each. That means 6 drones, and it's going to take a while to get through them and both XV8s. Expensive, but it's highly effective.
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