Four of us just picked up boxes and had our second night of learning experiences. We have a Skorne, a Circle, a Cryx and a Retribution player (me). My friend the Cryx player is having a hard time seeing the usefulness of his force. He's lost once to Skorne because that player learned slam rules first. Won against me once, after I had crippled all his jacks but poorly positioned my caster, then lost to me twice more.
I tried telling him pDeneghra is a bad matchup against Kaelyssa, the anti-magic caster, but he looks at his list and just doesn't see its effectiveness. 3 arc nodes, but only one killer. Tons of debuffs, but not anyone to take advantage of them. 4 jacks, but only 7 focus to divide between them and debuffing. Not enough ranged attacks or speed to initiate (at least compared to Ret).
Any tips I can give him before he gets frustrated and switches to Legion? I tried telling him to just move to 15 points vs me, or to start learning the terrain/objective rules, but we're still rocky enough on the basic rules that he legitimately believes that we need to get in more battle box games.
p.s. How does her feat work? Is the debuff a pulse that lasts for one round (meaning if she moves back, or I move back, the model is still affected), or is it an aura that lasts for one round (meaning if she moves up or I move up, a model will come under the effect)?