Hi guys, Im thinking of switching factions due to the introduction of Colossals.
Would love some thoughs on this.
I find Cryx to be a Heavy Infantry Faction that really relies on them to get the job done. Our jacks average Pow is only 16. With the Colossals really putting the focus on infantry killing power so far im finding Cryx lacking.
The ability for the Stormwall to throw out Lighting Pods and bouce Electro Leaps around ignores our high defence and then combine that with our low arm and i find im losing most my infantry before i get to my opponent. 3 Points for 3x Stormsmiths mean that each time the Stormwall puts down a Lighting Pod each Stormsmith can hit 3 models each for a total of 9 models with power 10s.
To deal with the Colossal i think you need to focus on killing it in one strike as most people will run a Mech with them. With Cryx im finding it very hard to do this, My infantry are normaly down before i get to the thing.
So to my Jacks, If i average out 2x Heavys with one being the Nightmare/Deathjack ( Pow 18 ) and another being power 16. Stormwall is Arm 20. I know we have debuffs but they have buffs so lets take them out for now.
Deathjack = 35 Damage ( If all hit ) Nightmare = 25 Damage ( If all hit ) Slayer = 15 Damage ( If all hit )
Other than a Deathjack/Nightmare combo no other 2x Heavys will take thing down.
So i then start thinking about range options to plink away at this thing. Leviathan is sitting at 5 down so i was finding
that most the time the Mechs would heal through the damage.
Winterguard, and Kayazy are all boned by this things as well but i dont normaly run them. The ability to run lists like E Irusk with Cav, Man O War and some range 20 mortars under Fire for Effect means you can out range most Colossals. I know thats just one caster but i thing we can all agree khador ability to hit hard is not lacking. I think the High Arm is better than Def with the ammount of blast these things are putting out i mean POW 18 AOE 5 from the Ret one. Pow 10 Blasts from the Cryx one. Hitting is not going to matter neally as much. Im finding that at least as Khador your still sitting 9 down on my units. Pow 10 Electro leaps dont even matter.
Then with the Hitting power of Khador in combat 2 heavys can take one of this boys down.
Also with Khador you dont lack the range fire power to hit back while advancing up the field.
Is just seems like Colossals have been made to deal with High Def and this really see the death of Cryx.