A new thread topic for us to sink our teeth into . My hope is that as a community we can come up with a list of the very best special characters (so named characters from the army books, and not custom built generic characters) in the entire game. The plan is threefold: Come up with a list of worthy candidates (suggest a special character and provide a rationale as to why they are so powerful) Analyze each other's candidates and debate (strengths and weaknesses, value for their points cost, what they bring to the battlefield and/or how they change the game/army) Rank the Special Characters from best to worst (and then I'll compile everyone's rankings into one master list) What do I mean by best?... Simply performance on the battlefield. All we care about is how competitive they are rules-wise. Fluff is irrelevant. Model quality is irrelevant. Not every army needs to be represented, only the ones that have the truly most powerful special characters. On a scale of 1 to 10 (where a 1 is the worst special character and a 10 is the best), we're looking for 8's, 9's or 10's. The point is not to list well-balanced special characters or ones that are merely worth their points cost, but ones that are overpowered, undercosted or cheesy. Consider each Special Character REALTIVE to their points cost!! For instance, Mazdamundi is more powerful than Tetto'eko, but Mazamundi is overcosted and is a detriment to the creation of a powerful army list, and therefore not a worthy candidate (imo). Conversely, Tetto'eko is undercosted; his inclusion makes for a stronger army build and thus he is a worthy candidate. Don't feel bad if you disagree with someone's selection or if someone disagrees with yours. Friendly debate is good! The point is to create a discussion and for us to mutually gain a better understanding of the game. Make your best points for and against each character, and then we all have an equal vote in the end. It's go time!