i've got an 35 pt. Assassination tournament coming up on the 28/7 and really can't decide which 'Caster to take. At present i have p+eAsphyxious,pDenneghra, pGoreshade, p+eSkarre, Vennethrax, and the Witch Coven. With any luck Scaverous will be here in a week or two but i probably won't have time to get much practice in with him before the day. Normally pAsphyxious is my go to guy, but i used him in the last tournament i played in (didn't drop a game) and wanted something different. Not keen on pDenneghra's playstyle so would prefer not to use her. Both version of Skarre rely on losing health to use their Feat, which could be a problem due to the format, there are scenario's but assassinations will gain bonus pts and settle ties. The Witch Coven are good but are pretty fragile so i'm dubious about them. So that leaves Asphyxious (of either version), pGoreshade, and Vennethrax (who i really like but struggle with).
In terms of forces to choose from i have at least one of nearly everything, be it 'Jacks, Units, and Solo's which means that i can produce a fairly decent force, especially at 35pts. We have a ton of LoE players in my meta which makes some abilities like cloud effects virtually worthless except for damage.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to which will likely be the most useful 'Caster? Leaning towards Vennethrax because he can be hard to assassinate (and he's freaking cool) or sticking with what i know and taking pAsphyxious. Highly likely my list'll include min Banes+UA, BLT, the WSC, an Arc-Node and a Desecrator (which has so far worked great with the Banes due to it's Affinity). Strongly considering a Stalker for its Grievous Wounds ability, although highly unlikely to kill a 'Caster/'Lock outright robbing one of Tough, the ability to heal/be healed, or to transfer could well set up a kill for a harder hitting model.
Thoughts, suggestions and input greatly appreciated.