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Old 18 Jan 2009, 08:38   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, erm, I had a problem:
In the 'nids codex the profile of a ravener says is has 3 attacks.
Then at the weapons section, it says that it has scything talons.
I guessed the talons were already taken in account for, but, as an example, the broodlord and hormagaunts have, in their profile, 3+1 or 1+1, as for the scything talons. Why isn't this with the ravener, should it be like he has 4 attacks+rending or 5 attacks (with 2x ST)?

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Old 18 Jan 2009, 13:21   #2 (permalink)
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The Ravener does NOT come with Scything Talons as standard, which is why he is not listed as 3 + 1 attacks; he only has 3 attacks. However, his only weapon options are either Scything Talons + Rending Claws or 2 x Scything Talons, which means he always ends up with Scything Talons. This is a small, but important distinction. Bonus attacks from potential weapons options are never included in the basic profile (such as for Tyranid Warriors - you might not always equip them with the Scything Talons). However, in the odd case of Raveners, where they will ALWAYS come with Scything Talons, regardless of their weapon choice, it seems odd but it is consistent with the way the rest of the codex is worded.

You are correct that he ends up either either 4 Rending attacks or 5 attacks, depending on his weapon loadout (though recall the Scything Talon bonus attacks do not count towards the number of shots taken from the ranged thorax biomorph-weapons).
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Old 18 Jan 2009, 15:08   #3 (permalink)
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Thespian is entirely correct. And yes, this means a single Ravener with 2x Talons can get 6 attacks on the charge. Awesome, huh?
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Old 18 Jan 2009, 20:24   #4 (permalink)
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And that same Ravenor can get 6 devourer shots off a turn... put in a big unit of 6, and your enemy has something to be scared of
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Old 18 Jan 2009, 20:35   #5 (permalink)
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yeah I knew that one about the devourer...thanks for answering, and I'm glad that this little thing is totally clear to me now n____n
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