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AoS How survivable is the Dread Saurian?

Discussion in 'Seraphon Discussion' started by Jason839, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Jason839
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    Jason839 Well-Known Member

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    Ive never played with one before and I was curious how resilient it actually is.
     
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  2. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Well-Known Member

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    If you Mystic shield it and keep it in combat it's very hard to kill, as long as it causes damage it heals D3 wounds
     
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  3. Aginor
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    Aginor Well-Known Member

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    Dread Saurian's best friends:
    - Starpriest (mystic shield and serpent staff and Starlight)
    - Priest (rerolls)

    Starseer is also cool. His spell that is.
    So taking a Slann with the Skink spells trait makes the Dread Saurian pretty awesome I guess.
     
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  4. Robertxtrem
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    I'm currently planning a 1500 point list that is basically a dread saurian, slann, starpriest, priest and starseer all just buffing the dread then teleporting in to murder things.
     
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  5. Aginor
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    This one could work:

    Allegiance: Seraphon
    Skink Priest (80)
    - Priestly Trappings
    Skink Starpriest (80)
    Slann Starmaster (260)
    - General
    - Trait: Vast Intellect
    - Artefact: Incandescent Rectrices
    40 x Skinks (200)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    40 x Skinks (200)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    10 x Skinks (60)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    10 x Chameleon Skinks (240)
    Dread Saurian (380)

    Reinforcement Points (0)

    Total: 1500 / 1500
    Allies: 0 / 400
     
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  6. Aginor
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    And perhaps this one for 2K.


    Allegiance: Seraphon
    Skink Priest (80)
    - Priestly Trappings
    Skink Starpriest (80)
    Slann Starmaster (260)
    - General
    - Trait: Vast Intellect
    - Artefact: Incandescent Rectrices
    Engine of the Gods (220)
    - Artefact: Prism of Amyntok
    40 x Skinks (200)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    10 x Skinks (60)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    10 x Skinks (60)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    10 x Chameleon Skinks (240)
    6 x Terradon Riders (240)
    - Sunleech Bolas
    Dread Saurian (380)
    Shadowstrike Starhost (170)

    Reinforcement Points (0)

    Total: 1990 / 2000
    Allies: 0 / 400
     
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  7. Aginor
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    Just thought about how this list could be fun:
    @darren watson aka "Mr. Kroaknado" might approve... :D


    Allegiance: Seraphon
    Skink Priest (80)
    - Priestly Trappings
    Skink Starpriest (80)
    - some item
    Lord Kroak (450)
    - General
    Saurus Astrolith Bearer (160)
    - Incandescent Rectrices
    30 x Skinks (180)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    10 x Skinks (60)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    10 x Skinks (60)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    6 x Ripperdactyl Riders (280)
    Dread Saurian (380)
    Shadowstrike Starhost (170)
    Balewind Vortex (100)

    Reinforcement Points (0)

    Total: 2000 / 2000
    Allies: 0 / 400
     
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  8. skipperyoss
    Saurus

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    You can give it a 2+rerollable save that heals D3 a turn. It shouldn't really die unless they over commit a lot to it or it gets gimmicked by Archaon. Everytime I've used mine my opponent usually ignores it to kill other units like my priests or Slann so it causes a lot of damage (probably not earning its points back but who cares)
     
  9. Aginor
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    Well, Nagash can also just kill it with one spell. But yeah it is pretty good.
     
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  10. Paul Beenis
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    Take auto unbind with Starpriest to stop that happening

    In all honesty I'm really stoked with my first use of the Dread Saurian! He definitely exceeded expectations in the game I had. And the heal during both yours and your opponents combat phase when you do a single 1 damage is great!
     
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  11. Killer Angel
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    Yeah, a properly buffed DS is a killing machine.
    Especially now that we've got the teleport ability.
     
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  12. spess
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    It might be fun to use firelance with dread. lots of battleshock play with dread, carnosaur, and stardrake icons. priests + kroak should have no problem keeping buffs going

    kroak - 450
    scar vet on carnosaur - 240
    priest - 80
    starpriest - 80
    40 skinks - 200
    3 x 5 knights - 300
    dread - 400
    firelance starhost - 110
    rippers - 140

    2000/2000
     
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  13. Paul Beenis
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    Dread's at 380 points now :) I'll be using mine much more often after my last game ;) he might even have a place regularly in competitive lists!
     
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    I really need to pick a DS for my army.
    Luckily, xmas is coming... :rolleyes:
     
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    Santa might have to drop by Jurassic Park ;)
     
  16. Jason839
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    I'm also planning on ordering one as an xmas present to myself.
     
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    What I had completely overlooked is the Skink Starpriests Serpent Staff doubling the damage from the jaws. Combined with the Curse of Fates it's going to get bloody really fast! Can't wait to field one!
     
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  18. Paul Beenis
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    If you're gutsy enough to commit. Run allegiance Order and bring in a lore master rerolls hit and wound, Amber battlemage for +1 to wound and a skink starpriest for double damage now on 5's and 6's ;) you are doing some hefty numbers there!
     
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    Tasty. Worth losing the teleport is the question. Using a priest, starpriest, starseer and a slann you can get a pretty beasty dread teleporting in. +2 to charge and rolling charges.
     
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    Don't forget that after you cast Curse of Fates that you'll get to move after teleporting 33% of the time. So you'll have a guaranteed charge.
     
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