View Full Version : Venethrax 15pt MM, viable?
08-17-2011, 10:14 PM
Short summary, MM 15pt tournament coming up and I NEED to use Venethrax. It helps that most players are using hordes. However, I'm thoroughly confused on what to get for him in MM setting. Seether + Deathjack? Deathjack + Malice? Do I need to worry about arc nodes at all? I can't find any 15pt lists for the ol' dragonslayer that are mangled metal format, so I need advice and help...
By the way, don't play Cryx, so I will order whatever I need to as soon as I'm feelin' good about the list. The reason I'm playing them this time is I painted up Venethrax like this:
...and I want to surprise everyone. Whatever I add to this list will also be painted up to ancient Egyptian status as well.
Lemme know what I need! I need to order and get my Cryx mummies painted up and ready to go in two weeks! Thanks so much in advance!
08-17-2011, 10:38 PM
You asked for my advice, and while I'm not a Cryx player, I have played them a lot!
2x Seether 8pts
Seems like a simple, fun list to me. I really like Seethers, and their Chain attack should be fantastic in MM.
08-17-2011, 11:30 PM
^ Seethers are 9 points, unfortunately. Seether + Deathjack might be the best option, since they both require almost no focus and will leave Venethrax all his focus for which to be the badass that he is.
08-18-2011, 12:55 AM
Oops sorry, I plugged it into iBodger. Does Venethrax's theme force maybe drop them to 8pts?
08-18-2011, 02:44 AM
Greggle you are right Seether in tear list is for 8 pts. Bud in my opinion when i used to play tear list i will rather use small unit of mechanicthralls with necro surgeon against arch node (or not rip jaw take rather defiler with spray for corrosion) or gerlak with skarlock or necrosurgeon. Arch node are preaty useless. Maybe Malice and DJ should be nice option... Bud definitely ill use venethrax against hordes he is absolutely killing machine for beast...
08-18-2011, 04:36 AM
He is joining Mangled Metal so using tier list with 2 Seethers and and arcnode bonejack works.
08-18-2011, 11:41 AM
Ok, awesome advice all around, I'm really leaning towards deathjack + seether right now specifically because I want 'Thrax to keep his focus to himself. Honestly, after looking at the rules for 'Thrax I might have to start a Cryx army, this guy seems like a blast :)
More importantly, DJ+Seether make excellent candidates for an egyptian paint scheme. Thanks everyone for all your help!
08-18-2011, 12:16 PM
Your original plan would work to. Venny is greedy about his focus, so the more focus efficiency you have, the better. And, with no infantry for him to soul harvest, you're going to be hanging onto as much as you can. On the flip side, going up against a FnC list would make him smile. Just have a seether throw an enemy beast back to him, and have Venny cast Dragon Slayer, then go to town. Good times.
Off topic: DUDE! That Venethrax is epic! Seriously! Good job.
08-18-2011, 01:19 PM
Venny is greedy about his focus, so the more focus efficiency you have, the better. And, with no infantry for him to soul harvest, you're going to be hanging onto as much as you can. On the flip side, going up against a FnC list would make him smile. Just have a seether throw an enemy beast back to him, and have Venny cast Dragon Slayer, then go to town. Good times.
My thoughts exactly. My meta is VERY hordes heavy, so I should have a grand ol' time chucking and chopping some beasts. Seether and Deathjack ordered, I'll get them up in the painting forums as soon as they're done! Thanks everyone for all your feedback!
08-18-2011, 02:17 PM
I'd actually go with Malice over a Seether to combo with Venethrax & the DJ, just because of the extra long threat range and higher ARM. Less DMG output though.
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