Second only to her epic form, pFeora has the best statlines for a Menoth caster and one of the best in the game. Average SPD for a melee caster she sports the best DEF/ARM combo Menoth has to offer adding up to 32(I commonly add the DEF and ARM to as a means to rate a models survivability, not word of law). She has the RAT of a melee caster as well but a defining difference is that her ranged attack is a spray which with the way spray attacks work now her RAT is respectable. On the high end for CMD, she can keep things from running though with how many fearless models we have it may or may not come into play, but it's good and there if needed. Her MAT is a little on the lowside for a melee casterbut thankfully it is overcome by Engine of Destruction and two initial attacks. Finally her FOC is in the mid range for a melee caster which is on the lower end of average for Menoth. Pretty much a cut and paste from eFeora with a few changes.
While not a spectacular ability in and of itself, it can be a game breaker when facing off with another Menoth player or Legion ranged beasts like Serephs. If she happens to be tied up by enemy fodder you can always drop a Vanquisher, Repenter or Cleanser template with little fear of hurting her...though with her armor she has little to fear from blast damage anyways.
Makes all Flameguard models fearless/rally within her Command Range. A nice ability that may seem redundant with her high command and access to commanders. However if you want to take Cleansers, TFG and Daughters(all rather inexpensive) but don't want to splurge on a commander then it's value starts to show.
Flame Thrower x2
There are two significant advantages of having dual spray templates. First is coverage. If in range, you can hit many a model with these. Second is that you can lay one over the top of the other which gives you two attack rolls on the same models, making her accuate and focus effeciant when it comes to her ranged attacks. Add the fact the new spray rules in that it ignores just about everything as well as it has the fire continuous effect and you have a fairly potent weapon. Don't over look these. It should be noted that the damage type is fire so make note of it when facing enemies that have the immunity.
Truth & Consequence
On their own they are not that impressive for a melee caster(lack of reach and lower P&S) other than she has two initial attacks, which is significant. What makes her potent is her spell, Engine of Destruction, which turns her into a fearsome beatstick. They are magical and have crit fire though there is nothing worth putting fire on that she's swinging at...if it survives.
Feat: Scorched Earth
Simple in it's use and application, this feat is what it is. Against some lists it is nothing more than a tickle, against others it is devistating. Every enemy model in 12" of pFeora suffers the fire continuous effect. Statisticly 2/3s of your opponent's army(in her control area) will be taking a POW12 damage roll. While MK2 is seeing a much improved jack(seemingly making her feat less effective), troops and support are still valuable and will be on the board in a majority of games. Even still, a POW12 against an ARM18 jack can put a dent in over a few turns.
One of her signiture spells this requires you to have a jack, thankfully in Mk2 you'll want to take one. The nice thing about this spell is it autohits everything within 2" of the target jack and with a respectable power. This can be enough to kill many casters and it has a sneaky way of getting places due either from the jack running, trampleing, slamming, charging. The only real downside is it's cost which can be mitigated with a Hierophant and Wracks. This spell should be looked to to either free up a jack, kill mass troops(even multiwound) or go for the assassination.
Engine of Destruction
No longer a signiture spell, it is a defining spell in her arsenal letting her become a SPD8, MAT10, P&S17 on two inital attacks for two focus. She can and will drop just about anything she hits making her an excellent assassination option. With the meta shift towards jacks she can pound them down with the greatest of ease as she presses closer to her goal. At two focus you may want to consider the hierophant and Wracks to give her a few extra attacks or boosts though she may not need it.
d3 damage to any enemy model that casts a spell or animus in her control area...pretty straight forward. You'll likely know when and when not to cast and upkeep this spell. This is the bane of Greylords, Druids, JMWC, Magisters, ect. It can even do some respectable damage to casters who are liberal with their spell casting(such as Denny or the Coven) though spellslingers will likely be haning back so you may have to be aggressive(and catious) in getting to work. Not a spell you'll use every game but it's handy to have in her arsenal.
A great spell that is a staple for a couple of our casters. This simply improves a model/units hitting power. Very straight forward. It does cause crit fire which is something to remember when facing off against multiwound or tough models. Unit, jack, solo are all good targets for it. Not particulary suitable for Daughters(unless fighting Cryx), most Menoth melee models are good canidates. You can always place it on pFeora as well, stacking it with Engine of Destruction, giving her a P&S19 and up to 4-6 attacks(again hierophant, wracks)which is enough to make a Devistator wet itself.
A spell shared by many Menoth casters, Immolation is great for surgically removing a single target. If you need something removed and you don't think the feat is enough or can't worry about the 1 in 3 chance of the fire going out then cast this. Most of the time though this spell will be redundant.
Wall of Fire
A great little spell for dictating the movement of low armor models when you want to stop charge lanes or advance distances. Unfortunately it does little against heavy armor(or medium armor with multiwounds). Another use for it is to place it ahead of pFeora and have her advance into it, giving her concealment, bumping her DEF to 17 which puts her outside of boostable range(on average rolls).
Focus effeciency is key when choosing jacks for pFeora. Outside of Ignite, she has no boosts for them other than focus and she likes to keep her focus close to her. Fortunately we have a few jacks that work well with little to no focus. Four jacks come to mind when choosing, the Avatar, Fire of Salvation, Vanquisher and Devout. My only other recommmendation would be a Crusader and thats only to use up her jack points in the event that you didn't want to take a jack or have the Avatar.
The Avatar is the creme de la creme for pFeora. It can be targeted by both Ignite and Blazing Effigy and it requires no focus from her(despite the fact that she couldn't if she wanted to). If you're going to take a jack then this would be it, even if you can't use jack points on it, the Avatar more than makes up for it's cost.
Fire of Salvation is great in that for 1 focus all attacks are boosted and it gains attacks each time it destroys a model with a melee weapon. Pretty simple.
Vanquisher is on the lowest end of my choices as it does a lot of what pFeora does already, clear troops. It does however need little to no focus to run efficiently. It can range further ahead without the risk of hanging pFeora out in the open but still, I'd rather have the Avatar or FoS.
Devout is a good choice. It's an inexpensive jack that offers protection to pFeora with little investment. In a pinch it can be a good target for Blazing Effigy.
While Inspiration is nice, I wouldn't use it as a deciding factor for troops, just an added bonus. As she excells in troop clearing, you should focus more on troops with hitting power and defensive abilities. Bastions, TFG, Errants are solid choices which do well in blending defensive and offensive power which are ideal targets for Ignite. KE, Idrians and Vengers fall in the hitting power category. Zealots are a good option as well for defensive and offensive capability though they do not benifit from Ignite. Due to the fact that you won't run as many jacks with her it's easy to have an extra unit or two with pFeora.
Solos and support
While she's not a jack caster, if you invest the points into the Avatar or FoS then it's a good idea to bring along a Vassal and Chior. At the very least a Vassal. The Covenant, as always, is a no brainer. pFeora will likely have quite a few points for solo's to play with. One of my favorites would be Gravus if you have the exemplars to support him. Gorman isn't a bad choice either.
The lack of finesse makes pFeora extremely predictable, 9 times out of 10 she'll be marching up the field. Obviously models with high armor or immunity to fire will nulify her feat so make sure you're able to deal with them if they arrive. She does well at cracking armor but you may not want to hang her out there to do so, again make sure you have options to crack the armor.
She's very focus dependant. If you're going to do something with her focus, you're doing little else. Again this can make her predictable and your opponent can dictate what she does with that focus. Having multiple vecotors of attack will do well to keep your opponent from forcing your moves.
Feora doen't do much for your army. She's quite different than all other Menoth casters which support and synergize, she's more of a super solo which has her army to support her. This limits her choices when building an effective army with her.