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Old 13 Sep 2009, 22:58   #1 (permalink)
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Default Two point costs for weapon symbiotes

Why is this? is one normal and the other twinlinked?
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Old 13 Sep 2009, 23:14   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Two point costs for weapon symbiotes

It is quite clearly stated that the first cost is for purchasing the weapon on its own and the second is the cost should you have already purchased the Toxin Sac upgrade; the Toxin Sac upgrade is point-costed accordingly to how it affects the creature's melee attacks so you pay a premium for the ranged weapon to balance out the fact that you gain a benefit whilst shooting with it.

Edit: Apologies for the random initial post; my keyboard went berserk and posted it just after I started writing it. I edited it immediately, but you had obviously already seen and responded to the initial post.
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Old 13 Sep 2009, 23:16   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Two point costs for weapon symbiotes

Where does it say this?
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Old 14 Sep 2009, 14:06   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Two point costs for weapon symbiotes

I believe it is said on the weapon symbiote page that describes each in detail.

As well, you should check out the Tyranid FAQ, I know the cost of the Barbed Strangler on the carnifex is listed at two costs, but it has been FAQed to the same lower cost now (if you think about it, toxin sacs do not affect the BS STR as the carnifex always shoots it at STR 8). There were a few more changes like that as well I thought.

Tyranids funny way of Twin linking is that if two of the weapon exists, it is twinlinked, so it costs double the weapon's cot to twinlink. This is barring the strange MC rules etc.
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Old 14 Sep 2009, 20:00   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Two point costs for weapon symbiotes

ok i think i get it....but could u have toxic sac and go with the cheaper point cost and use the shooting as one less strength?
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Old 14 Sep 2009, 20:02   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Two point costs for weapon symbiotes

No, you don't have a choice in the matter. If you purchase Toxin Sacs, you MUST purchase the weapon symbiote at the higher cost and you MUST use the weapon at its full Strength.
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