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Monday, May 13, 2013

Eldar Rumors 2013.5.13: Behold the Shuriken!...y'know, maybe...



"via BoLS 5-13-2013 
Word has reached us of two divergent schools of though for the latest codex shuriken family, and the jury is still out on which one was ultimately selected. Both are highly divergent from the short-ranged 12" S:4 AP:5 Assault 2 weapon we have now (oh those poor, poor Guardians). Here we go folks: 

 OPTION A: The Bane of Flesh 
 Shuriken Pistol 12" S:4 AP5 Pistol, Fleshbane 
Shuriken Catapult 18" S:4 AP5 Assault 2, Fleshbane 
Dire Avenger Shuriken Catapult 24" S:4 AP:5 Assault 2, Fleshbane 
Shuriken Cannon 24" S:6 AP:5 Assault 3, Fleshbane 
Shuriken Shreiker Cannon 24" S:6 AP:5 Assault 3, Fleshbane, Poison(4+), Pinning 

OPTION B: The Rain of Shuriken 
Shuriken Pistol 12" S:4 AP5 Pistol 
Shuriken Catapult 18" S:4 AP5 Salvo2/4 
Dire Avenger Shuriken Catapult 24" S:4 AP:5 Salvo 2/4 
Shuriken Cannon 24" S:6 AP:5 Salvo 3/6 
Shuriken Shreiker Cannon 24" S:6 AP:5 Salvo 3/6, Poison(4+), Pinning"

Oh god, the first one! Make it for first one for the love of Khaine (and the bloody-handed hate of all primitive Monkeigh)! Considering Eldar were given assault weapons in the first place to make them more mobile than the old way rapid fire worked I would not discount that unbelievable profile yet. Best rumor yet!

Edit: Both of these seem pretty unlikely on second thought. The first would be OP in the extreme and the second goes against the Eldar being a mobile force. Still, I'm drooling looking at the first one.