So I faced a Venethrax list last night for the first time. Needless to say, I lost to it miserably. I played Mohsar against him figuring that I could try and control his soul consumption with Pillars, and hopefully remove his tarpit/soul harvester target with Crevasse. This was my list:
Min Wolves of Orboros
2x Gallows Grove
2x Shifting Stones
His list (from what I can recall) looks something like this:
A Pistol Wraith or two
In hindsight, I wish I hadn?t played a list with so much infantry, but I like my Mohsar list this way for Sands of Fate shenanigans. I also wish I had tried to take out his damn defiler first, because it was one of the few things that could take out my pillars with ease (corrosion spray). It was the defiler that cleared the Pillars so that Tarterus could curse my BT and have the Banes Harvest some souls from them. Otherwise I would not have been alpha?d, and my BT?s preying the Banes could have torn them apart the next turn. He was also able to kill my Stalker who was full on fury, putting his ARM to about 30.
So I did a bit of searching, and found a thread about Venethrax that just basically turned into ?how do I crack high ARM?. So everyone said the same thing ?Feral + Primal + (Stone Skin or Forced Evo) kills everything!? While I will have to resort to that anyway, I feel the bigger issue at hand is how else I can deny him souls, because ?Feral + Primal? hitting at 3d6 ? 11 for damage isn?t going to kill Venethrax at ARM 30. I realize that I made mistakes and that I can make some improvements in how I played it out, but I would like to hear what has worked for others. I was considering playing the non-living Woldstalkers (not in Mohsar) so I?m not feeding him souls with BTs. I was also considering eKrueger?s NQ theme list with pEiryss, or Thrullg in another list. My concern with the NQ theme is the lack of hitting power in the constructs that the theme makes me take. Even if I deny him souls his ARM is still pretty high.
From what I have heard, Venethrax is not exactly common in the national meta, but I think Terminus is, and denying souls is just as important in games against him, right? (I haven?t played against Terminus yet.)
What warlocks are best for these match-ups?
(I don?t necessarily have my heart set on Mohsar)
What ?tactics? are used for the purpose of soul denial?
Is it better to just win by scenario? (So, eKrueger?)