Not something you’ll really need most of the time, since even with a 17” move, Keepers of Secrets still lack FLY, and Winged Daemon Princes don’t need 15” movement all that much. – Gives your Warlord +D3 Attacks on the charge. $42.50. I used to always take the Shining Aegis for the additional defense or Sinistrous Hand for the healing, but I’ve grown to love the Living Whip for the ranged damage. In addition, the Keeper of Secrets is going to be safest when it’s locked in combat – its, gives enemies -1 to hit it in melee and the. There are three main varieties of Chaos Lord we want to talk about with Emperor’s Children: Forget Abaddon; This guy is the real big bad boss of the April 2019 Codex release. With the CP refund if your warlord is in the battalion, you save 2 CP that way, although you’d have to drop an HQ. All told, its stats are tasty as hell, but the Epitome’s main strengths lay in its Psychic shenanigans and the Horrible Fascination rule. Slaanesh is depicted, in both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy as the youngest of the four major gods. If the unit has a power level of 9 or more, this costs 2 CP instead of 1. This means that they are fast but fragile. Hopefully we’ve given you a solid rundown of your options and how you can build Slaanesh-devoted armies that really do some damage, using the faction’s unique blend of fast movement, powerful melee, and shooting to disrupt opponents early and often. Sorcerers with the Mark of Slaanesh have access to the Delightful Agonies psychic power. Goatboy here again with a Slaanesh idea I thought about the other day. That leaves the major value of the Enrapturess as the perils on any doubles ability, which when combined with the. So taking this pair allows you to skip out on adding a Herald to get the Strength boost. A very solid power, and while the nearest clause isn’t amazing, you can work around it thanks to the visibility restriction. We’ve covered a lot of these already, but there are a few things to go over when it comes to putting this all together on the battlefield: Faith and Fury came out, followed shortly after by Chapter Approved 2019, and then the holiday season hit and no one played in any events, making it difficult to analyze the meta and understand the true impact of these rules. It particularly doesn’t look great when compared to extra attacks and strength on the charge, disgustingly resilient, and an improved invulnerable save. That’s a huge drop, and gives the list a ton to work with for next time. Below are a few sample competitive Slaanesh Daemons lists which you can use for inspiration when writing your own lists, or playtest yourself. CaptainA here to talk Daemons. Unfortunately, you need three to fill out a Supreme Command, but either choice works, depending on your style. Thanks Fred! Helpful when you need to protect a large unit of Seekers or Daemonettes from being shot up. Herald of Slaanesh (7/10): The Herald on foot isn’t a great unit, but at a mere 55 points she provides enough value to justify her cost. The Exalted Seeker Chariot makes your Herald targetable with 12 Wounds, and so is actively detrimental in most cases. ArmchairArbiter. Speaking of which, it works very well on a Contorted Epitome with said power. Per the FAQs, this can only give an aura to characters from the Daemon faction, but once it does, the aura itself can boost Slaanesh Daemons from the Chaos Space Marines faction, making it a very strong combo with effects like. I don’t know what it is – just the idea of this wave of twisted flesh whispering vile things as they move […] Great article. And that hasn’t even touched on Syll’Esske’s combat ability. Slaanesh Daemons get their own set of six Warlord Traits. Syll’Esske, and the Contorted Epitome, and every Chariot variant. Their large number of models are excellent for covering space and touching multiple units, which is a great way to ensure that one unlucky Horrible Fascination roll from the Contorted Epitome doesn’t expose your Daemonettes to an entire army’s worth of shooting. The Epitome is both strong in combat (10 multi-damage attacks is nothing to sneeze at) and in the Psychic phase with bonuses to both casting and denying, but what elevates it to truly top-tier is it’s “Horrible Fascination” special rule. This is a great way to protect your units in combat, and because it’s a 3” aura, it’s really part of the engine that makes large squads of Seekers work, allowing them to both protect their fragile bodies and also spread out and protect other units by giving their combat opponents an extra -1 Attack. This is a very powerful effect and on that will succeed most of the time given that an average roll on 3D6 is 10.5 (and that’s before you start factoring in Ld modifying abilities and psychic powers like. In 8th edition, Chaos Space Marine rules tend to favor Shooting units with the Mark of Slaanesh, though there are a few areas where CSM characters with the Mark of Slaanesh are some of the game’s nastiest melee fighters. Like the other Chaos gods, Slaanesh grew from a single survivalist emotion: pleasure. The Contorted Epitome (10/10): Like Syll’Esske, the Contorted Epitome is a complicated and expensive bundle of rules that ends up being 100% worth it. Can be useful against the right armies, though. $76.50. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. keyword, which is relevant if you’re running the Masque. The named character variant of the Keeper of Secrets, Shalaxi trades out the Keeper’s Wistealer Sword for the Soulpiercer spear, which allows it to attack at S12 AP-4 and do D6 damage, upgraded to 6 against Characters. You cannot just stand on objectives and taking 3 or 4 full rounds of shooting, or you will get tabled. All Variants of Herald on Chariots (4/10): The Herald on Exalted Seeker Chariot is basically the answer to the question, “What if someone took a Lord Discordant from the Chaos Space Marines codex, and just removed every single possible reason to actually take it?”. Slaaneshi units are no slouches in the melee department, either — both on the Daemons side and the Chaos Space Marines side they have some incredibly powerful melee options that can tear through enemy units. After being (justly) maligned for a long, long time, Warp Talons finally have their time to shine. It’s really only good because the entire Daemons army can have it, and all of them can fight. Between Codex: Chaos Space Marines and Vigilus Ablaze, there are sets of stratagems available to all Chaos Marines as well as those that are unique to Slaanesh-aligned Chaos Space Marine legions and those which can only be used by units with the Mark of Slaanesh. We are writing this article in the first week of January, 2020, shortly after the release of Psychic Awakening II: Faith and Fury, and Chapter Approved 2019’s Balance Update. Massive points drops to many of the Daemons of Slaanesh and Chaos Space Marine units that work best with the Mark of Slaanesh, combined with new rules like Hateful Assault and the Emperor’s Children content from Psychic Awakening, have changed the game entirely. Still, with a Banner in place, making an 8” charge with a CP re-roll puts the odds in your favor. – Gives your Warlord +1 Attack. After seeing a tidy points drop in CA it’s likely that we’ll see a lot more Obliterators running around, especially Slaanesh-marked. This turns Bikers and Terminators into bullet hoses and gives marines a nice extra boost when they’re sitting on objectives. This means that smash captains attempting to take down Shalaxi will be hitting on 4s and wounding on 4s. The epitome comes with the Herald’s Locus of Slaanesh, but is faster (12″ Movement), and much beefier, sporting 5 Toughness and 8 Wounds. As-is, it’s a solid defensive boost and being a 6” aura means it’s likely the most useful of the Warlord traits all-around, but may not fit a more aggressive playstyle. The best of these are Cursed Earth, which gives him a 6″ aura that improves a Daemons invulnerable save by 1 (to a max of 3+), Infernal Power, which gives them a 6″ aura that allows Daemons to re-roll hits and wounds, and Mutated Invigoration, which gives a Chaos Spaw, Possessed, or Cult of Destruction unit within 18″ the ability to re-roll key rolls such as the number of Attacks possessed get. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun Tzaangors THOUSAND SONS [10 PL, 195pts]: Brayhorn [10pts] INSTRUMENT OF CHAOS [10pts] . I often see people asking which loadout to use on their Keepers (they have the option of a 6″ Assault 6 S6 AP2 D2 whip, a 6+++ Feel No Pain, healing d3 Wounds after a Fight phase in which it killed any non-vehicle models, and additional MW after consolidating). Deadly. They usually get shot off the board before they can even enter meele. The ability to re-roll Morale tests pairs very well with large blocks of Daemonettes with Daemonic Icons to fish for a 1 and bring d6 models back, and both the re-roll 1’s to hit aura and +1 Strength auras are excellent force multipliers. The biggest downside is that despite their 9” movement, Syll’Esske lacks the ability to jump over screens like a Winged Daemon prince, so you’ll have to be very considered in how you use their multiple pile-in moves to move through crowds. Finally, Syll’Esske also has the DAEMONETTE keyword, which is relevant if you’re running the Masque. The Glutton for Punishment Warlord trait makes them much more durable, while the Loathsome Grace trait lets them re-roll their Charge rolls and gives them +1 Strength and Attacks when they charge, freeing them up to take a new relic instead of the Intoxicating Elixir (though that’s still a fine option, mind you). A helpful boost when taking on marines, AdMech, Knights, Guard, and Sisters. I know it’s not been the best unit in the past, but what is your opinion on Soul Grinders in Slaanesh? Ultimately, these aren’t as good overall as the Contorted Epitome, another source of this effect but their ability is more reliable against non-flying targets, and having the ability to deploy it in multiple places at once adds a lot of value. Keeper Monster Mash (2000 Points, list is arranged in 3 Patrols), Travis Starnes’s 2nd Place San Antonio Shootout List (2000 Points). The named character variant of the Keeper of Secrets, Shalaxi trades out the Keeper’s Wistealer Sword for the Soulpiercer spear, which allows it to attack at S12 AP-4 and do D6 damage, upgraded to 6 against Characters. If they hit you at all, that is — Shalaxi can also move 6” when Heroically Intervening, allowing you to play some truly nasty tricks (in combination with fighting first) if opponents aren’t paying attention. Lords Discordant in particular enjoy. With the added boost of a Herald and the ability to Advance and Charge in a pure Slaanesh detachment, Seekers can be an incredibly fast, relatively cheap (15ppm) melee unit that can help tie up enemy units early by having a 24-25” threat range on T1. Even Phantasmagoria, which would normally be a marginal effect at best, has real value on a Contorted Epitome. Slaaneshi units can make up for this with a psychic power (more on that below), making it both more repeatable but less reliable and harder to set up. This list took a hit with the changes in Chapter Approved 2019, where the points increases to the Winged Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, the Masque, and the Tzaangors weren’t quite offset by the drop in points cost for the Cultists. This makes Syll’Esske good at clearing out both hordes and heavier targets. Fortunately, Havocs work well in Devastation Battery specialist detachments and love to use the Endless Cacophony Stratagem to double up on their shooting. Still just… fine, but lacking anywhere you’d really wanna put it. Ultimately, these aren’t as good overall as the Contorted Epitome, another source of this effect but their ability is more reliable against non-flying targets, and having the ability to deploy it in multiple places at once adds a lot of value. Warp Talons are a great way to coordinate your assaults so that none of your daemons can be fired at in Overwatch — just drop in the Warp Talons and charge everything that might shoot at your daemons, then charge with the daemons once the Warp Talons have tied them up. In addition, Fiends have the keyword and can go through ruins, while Seekers are and have to go around every terrain piece. Shalaxi is a strong addition to a Slaanesh Daemons detachment running multiple Keepers of Secrets as combat threats, and the massive 40-point drop it received in Chapter Approved 2019 pushes it well into the realm of competitive viability. Some of this can be mitigated with the. Again. With help from the. On their own merits, they’re decent fighters, with 4 Attacks at S5, AP-1, 2 Damage that can be AP-4 on wound rolls of 6+. Unlike the Contorted Epitome which has to roll to keep opponents in combat, Fiends are guaranteed to trap an opposing unit in combat unless it has . Twistbray [7pts]: Tzaangor blades, 24x Tzaangor w/ Tzaangor Blades [168pts], + Elites [4 PL, 77pts] + Foul Blightspawn DEATH GUARD[4 PL, 77pts], + Fast Attack [11 PL, 250pts] + Bikers BLACK LEGION [11 PL, 250pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 2x Biker w/ Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts], Meltagun [14pts], 6x Biker w/ Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts], Biker Champion [38pts]: Combi-bolter [2pts], Combi-melta [15pts], ++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Daemons) [34 PL, 5CP, 585pts] ++ Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh, + HQ [14 PL, 260pts] + The Contorted Epitome [10 PL, 195pts] The Masque of Slaanesh [4 PL, 65pts], + Troops [20 PL, 325pts] + Daemonettes [12 PL, 205pts]: Alluress [6pts], 29x Daemonette [174pts], Daemonic Icon [15pts], Instrument of Chaos [10pts] Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress [6pts], 9x Daemonette [54pts] Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress [6pts], 9x Daemonette [54pts], ++ Supreme Command Detachment (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [27 PL, -1CP, 480pts] ++ Legion: The Flawless Host Specialist Detachment [-1CP]: Soulforged Pack [-1CP], + HQ [27 PL, 480pts] + Lord Discordant on Helstalker [9 PL, 160pts]: Autocannon [10pts], Mark of Slaanesh, Master of the Soulforges, Helstalker: Techno-virus injector Lord Discordant on Helstalker [9 PL, 160pts]: Autocannon [10pts], Mark of Slaanesh, Helstalker: Techno-virus injector Lord Discordant on Helstalker [9 PL, 160pts]: Autocannon [10pts], Mark of Slaanesh, Helstalker: Techno-virus injector. This is in part because the Reaper Chaincannon, an ideal weapon for clearing out hordes, just isn’t what Chaos Space Marines needed, and as the meta has become choked with marines who have 30″ range, the gun’s 24″ range has become a real impediment. When paired with the Endless Cacophony and Veterans of the Long War stratagems, a squad of 9 bikers can put out an obscene number of shots. Daemons of Slaanesh Tactics. This can be particularly good on units that have Heroically Intervened however, so look out for opportunities to use it with a Lord Discordant, Master of Executions, Chaos Lord, or Winged Daemon Prince. The Flawless Host get a relic of their own as well. Given that this makes your base profile attacks Strength 7 instead of Strength 8 on a Keeper of Secrets, it’s not something they want to take, which leaves Daemon Princes where it’s a significant upgrade on the Hellforged Sword. Still worth taking and very easy to cast. Asa Carlson's Slaanesh Daemons List - Click to Expand++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (Chaos – Daemons) [39 PL, 750pts] ++ + No Force Org Slot + Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh+ HQ + Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Delightful Agonies, Shining aegis, Symphony of Pain, Warlord Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Daemons) [72 PL, 1,250pts] ++ Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh+ HQ + Shalaxi Helbane [14 PL, 270pts]: Shining aegis The Contorted Epitome [10 PL, 195pts]: Hysterical Frenzy, Phantasmagoria, The Forbidden Gem+ Troops + Daemonettes [8 PL, 88pts]: Alluress, 12x Daemonette, Instrument of Chaos Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette+ Elites + Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend+ Fast Attack + Seekers [20 PL, 325pts]: Daemonic Icon, Heartseeker, Instrument of Chaos, 19x Seeker Richard Cozart’s Slaanesh-Heavy Chaos SoupThis Chaos Soup list, which Richard Cozart piloted to a first place finish at Slaughter Fest in July 2019, relies heavily on Slaanesh-devoted units, including a large squad of Black Legion bikers who use the Endless Cacophony Stratagem to shoot twice, three Flawless Host Lords Discordant to make early charges using the Master of the Soulforges stratagem. A strong buff, though easier to cast (WC 5 vs 6) and less powerful (ignore wounds on a 6+ instead of a 5+) than the CSM version. Richard Cozart's Chaos List - Click to Expand++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – MIXED HERETIC ASTARTES) [47 PL, 8CP, 923pts] ++ Legion: MIXED LEGIONS+ HQ [16 PL, 311pts] + Ahriman [7 PL, 131pts] Daemon Prince of Tzeentch THOUSAND SONS[9 PL, 180pts]: 6. These powers are all pretty good! Pick a Slaanesh Daemon unit in your army, and units within 3” of that unit get -1 Attack (to a minimum of 1) for the rest of the phase. Great article. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. $76.50. I highly recommend getting your Slaanesh Daemons on the tabletop and playing 5-10 games before you make any judgements on the strength of your army or list, although that may not be possible for many people currently. It’s a very solid power and great for putting on large units of Cultists or Bikers that lack strong defenses and might eat a bunch of AP-1 firepower. – Use at the start of any phase. The QCC V9: Chaos Terminators, The Powerhouse of Shooting and Melee, The QCC V8: Plague Marines, the Makings of a 9th Edition Deathstar, Fiends of Slaanesh (opposing units cannot Fall Back from Fiends unless they have Fly), The Contorted Epitome’s “Horrible Fascination” aura, Using the Forbidden Gem to turn off an opposing Character in the Movement phase, Wrapping (surrounding an opponent’s model so that they physically can’t move away), Aura of Acquiescence (1 CP, reduce enemy Attacks within 3″ by 1): Crucial for keeping your wrapping units alive, and a game winner in matchups against hordes, Sinuous Undulation (1 CP, -1 to Hit in Shooting against Slaanesh Cavalry): A great durability boost that should be popped whenever your Epitome or Seekers are targetted, Razor Sharp Caress (1 CP, +1 AP for Daemonette Infantry attacks): Makes your Daemonettes significantly more dangerous against power armour, and generates an absurd -5 AP on a 6+ to Wound, Bewitching Aura (Enemy models within 6″ have -1 Attacks): Giving nearby opponents -1 or -2 Attack makes opposing melee Characters much less threatening. This is really good, and we’ll explore some areas where it can provide value. Use this Stratagem at the start of any Fight phase. The auras suffer from the Master of Possession’s lack of mobility, while Mutation Invigoration is useful but not so useful that it makes up for being WC and costing you an 80-point character. You have very little access to heavy weapons of any kind, and volume of attacks can only do so much. The Sonic Dreadnought is a standard Helbrute who must have the Emperor’s Children faction and has the option to take a Doom Siren (+8 points) and replace its Multi-melta with a pair of Blastmasters (+24 points). Emperor’s Children Noise Marines. The Blightspawn is a fun surprise here as well, and an excellent way to keep the skies clear should you run into lots of flyers that your Bikers may struggle to shoot down.This list took a hit with the changes in Chapter Approved 2019, where the points increases to the Winged Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, the Masque, and the Tzaangors weren’t quite offset by the drop in points cost for the Cultists. Slaaneshi Daemons in particular are among the least resilient options available to the army, with Daemonettes topping the list. Until your next Psychic phase, roll a D6 each time they take a wound and, on a 6, they don’t lose it. – Similar to the Seeker Chariot, the Hellflayer adds D6 additional Sx2 (so 8), AP-1, 2 Damage attacks to the chariot’s profile, – These options give you larger, faster, beefier platforms for the. The list also runs a heavy presence of Damonettes, with a full-size squad backed by the Masque. I am back with news that I am going to a GT with Mono-Slaanesh! Dark Apostles also factor into the equation here, where Warp-Sight Plea can give a unit +1 to hit as well and Soultearer Portent gives +1 to wound rolls that can combine with Locus of Grace if you’re trying to build the most insane Possessed bomb you can think of. This article is your guide to getting those wins with Slaanesh Daemons. It’s refreshing to see Daemons in a good spot competitively speaking. Citadel Daemons of Slaanesh: Infernal enrapturess Warhammer Age of Sigmar 4.4 out of 5 stars 15. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun Chaos Cultists WORLD EATERS [3 PL, 50pts]: Mark of Khorne . The list can easily be shaved to fit by cutting 3 Tzaangors (24 points), or a pair of Tzaangors and a Daemonette (22 points) without losing too much.Richard Cozart's Chaos List - Click to Expand++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – MIXED HERETIC ASTARTES) [47 PL, 8CP, 923pts] ++ Legion: MIXED LEGIONS+ HQ [16 PL, 311pts] + Ahriman [7 PL, 131pts] Daemon Prince of Tzeentch THOUSAND SONS[9 PL, 180pts]: 6. Daemonettes aren’t as tough as Plaguebearers and they’re not quite as good at fighting as Bloodletters, but they come with 2 Attacks base (which jumps to 3 when the unit numbers 20+), and AP-1 weapons that jump to AP-4 on Wound rolls of a 6+. Fulgrim’s personal fancy lads got a hell of a bonus from Faith and Fury, adding a whole slew of fun new Traits, Artifacts and Stratagems on top of their existing rules. You can summon units of SLAANESH DAEMONS to the battlefield if you collect enough depravity points. in a pure detachment, they gain the ability to Advance and charge, giving them the ability to get into combat without teleporting onto the battlefield. Heralds are going to be essential to buff your forces. So they’re fine, but you aren’t going to get the most out of them. The rest of the list is backed up by a mix of good stuff, with cultists to screen, a Dark Matter Crystal Daemon Prince to mix it up in combat and teleport around the Tzaangors, and Ahriman to throw out a ton of psychic pain. The big downside here is going to be the lack of any AP on the shooting, though you can mitigate this by giving two bikers either meltaguns or plasma guns and giving a combi-melta or combi-plasma to the Champion. By now you should have everything you need to start building lists and testing out concepts of the table. The Legion Trait for Emperor’s Children allows them to always fight First in the Fight phase which, as we discussed above, isn’t particularly good (the better way to word this is to make their opponents always fight last, a wording that has become more common as 8th edition has gone on, but Chaos missed the boat on that one). Hopefully we’ve given you a solid rundown of your options and how you can build Slaanesh-devoted armies that really do some damage, using the faction’s unique blend of fast movement, powerful melee, and shooting to disrupt opponents early and often. She’s a brilliant model, and I hope the next codex gives her datasheet a makeover so that we see more of her model on the tabletop. – Use at the start of the Fight phase. – Roll 2D6 and add 2 if your test result was 10+. Warptime is also huge for Sorcerers of Slaanesh who want to help push melee threats like Lords Discordant and Daemon Princes into early charges. You often won’t have enough attacks to really make this work for you. They also don’t benefit from any of the new toys for the Emperor’s Children in Faith + Fury either. And in meele they perform pretty poorly. This turns squads of bikes, Noise Marines, Obliterators, Terminators, and Havocs into double-shooting monsters and creates an incentive to take large squads. New melta is rough, but not a huge issue because Slaanesh has many tricks to avoid being shot and Daemons can generally screen out 12″ or bad touch opposing shooting units quite well. Good question, Daelnoron. These can also carry the Forbidden Gem Relic, which makes them a great counter to Knights in a mixed Detachment. I took a Magnus and Mortarion list to a 5-1 record at LVO during the Knight Castellan and Ynarri meta (a sorrowful time in 8th edition for anyone not playing those particular factions), and I have a number of thoughts and tactics that I feel might be taking a … Relic, which makes them a great counter to Knights in a mixed Detachment. Built using WordPress, For Chaos Space Marine units, the mark of Slaanesh has been the go-to blessing for shooting units, owing almost completely to the. Otherwise, it doesn’t do quite enough without the help. The Dark Hereticus version can only target SLAANESH HERETIC ASTARTES units and is more difficult to cast (WC 6) than its Daemons counterpart, but has a better bonus (5+ to ignore wounds instead of 6+). Part of this is their lack of mobility – With no access to Jump Packs, Masters of Possession can’t really keep up with the faster Daemon units they want to buff, and won’t usually be in the right place to meet Obliterators teleporting in from deep strike. Probably going to give you the most value on a Hellflayer Herald. You can go wild and run around with 2 Keepers and Shalaxi at 1000 points, if you wish. get some interesting tricks that let them give a character the POSSESSED and DAEMON Keywords, letting them make Chaos Lords who can benefit from Slaanesh Daemon auras. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or tips and tricks of your own, feel free to drop us a note in the comments below, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are two core Relics available to all Slaanesh-marked Chaos Space Marines units: The Emperor’s Children get a solid list of relics to call their own, with most of their options supporting the strategy of “make some insane melee characters who will be absolute buzzsaws,” though Remnant of the Maraviglia is cool for supporting a longer-ranged shooting strategy with multiple units. Biker w/ Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts], Biker Champion [38pts]: Combi-bolter [2pts], Combi-melta [15pts], Daemonettes [12 PL, 205pts]: Alluress [6pts], 29x Daemonette [174pts], Daemonic Icon [15pts], Instrument of Chaos [10pts], Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress [6pts], 9x Daemonette [54pts], Specialist Detachment [-1CP]: Soulforged Pack [-1CP]. One of the few Chaos Daemons Characters that didn’t drop in points in Chapter Approved 2019, Syll’Esske, The Vengeful Allegiance carries a similar statline to a Daemon Prince only with double the attacks, plus both the Daemon Prince and Herald aura buffs in addition to a unique morale aura buff. While some armies run them with a Daemon Engine-heavy strategy, they’re good enough on their own. – Used at the start of the battle to upgrade a Daemonic Icon to a Rapturous Standard. That unit can fight as though it were the Fight phase. Slaanesh Daemons get access to 4 relics. Guess I’ll make sure to magnetize my Soul Grinders so that I can easily switch them to Defilers for a Chaos Space Marine auxillary! Slaaneshi Daemons have high movement values, and the. Slaaneshi forces are split into two major factions that we’ll be talking about today: Daemons of Slaanesh and Chaos Space Marines devoted to Slaanesh. Exalted Seeker Chariot (7/10): The Exalted Seeker Chariot is quietly an excellent anti-horde option, hitting on a 2+ with a large volume of attacks (and a stratagem to get additional hits on unmodified 6’s to Hit), and is surprisingly durable for the points. Celerity of Slaanesh (+3″ to your Movement): Simple, but very effective on models like Keepers or the Contorted Epitome that need to get where they’re going quickly. This Chaos Soup list, which Richard Cozart piloted to a first place finish at Slaughter Fest in July 2019, relies heavily on Slaanesh-devoted units, including a large squad of Black Legion bikers who use the Endless Cacophony Stratagem to shoot twice, three Flawless Host Lords Discordant to make early charges using the Master of the Soulforges stratagem. That unit takes a mortal wound for each 6 you roll. It’s a brave new world out there for followers of the Dark Prince and we’ve been eager to revisit our tactics article with an eye toward the changes. Shop Age of Sigmar: Daemons of Slaanesh - Keeper of Secrets at Miniature Market. Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Adeptus Mechanicus vs Daemons of Slaanesh 2000pts Tabletop Tactics November 14, 2020 34 144 34 Likes Dungeons & Dragons Cast of Players: The Blood Temple Origins – Rynirak Chapter 1 They also work well with the Rapacious Talons, and having the ability to fire them around using the Warptime power gives them an added boost of mobility. – Herald only. In a Slaanesh detachment that means casting, At 50 points apiece, Heralds of Slaanesh are a solid addition to a Daemons army looking to fill out a detachment, because they are literally the cheapest HQ option a Daemons army can take. Tzaangors THOUSAND SONS [10 PL, 195pts]: Brayhorn [10pts] INSTRUMENT OF CHAOS [10pts] . Unlike Horrors and Plaguebearers, Daemonettes have to be aggressive. Bloodletters and Daemonettes are very much the former. Although the Epitome works great in a Slaanesh Daemons detachment, it also fits fine into a mixed Daemons list owing to its ability to cast and dispel two powers per turn with a +1 to cast and dispel. – Gives your Warlord +3” Movement. Sorcerers of Slaanesh are great additions, both as backline support and using a jump pack to keep up with frontline units. Hellforged Contemptors, Deredeos, and Leviathans are all fine units and strong, but they don’t really gain much from having the Mark of Slaanesh. Alluring. These can also carry the. One of the few Chaos Daemons Characters that didn’t drop in points in Chapter Approved 2019, Syll’Esske, The Vengeful Allegiance carries a similar statline to a Daemon Prince only with double the attacks, plus both the Daemon Prince, Herald aura buffs in addition to a unique morale aura buff. These powers are all pretty good! The Daemons of Chaos under Slaanesh the Dark Prince are a race who will become playable in Total War Warhammer 3. One of them is pretty interesting, and the rest are rather boring. Masters of Possession have access to the Malefic Discipline, which gives them their tricks. This makes it much harder in general for armies to do what Slaanesh needs to do, but Slaanesh was ironically one of the least affected armies because we have so many other ways to keep opponents in combat. These guys work very well as Flawless Host fighters, but are likely even better as Emperor’s Children, where they can use the Combat Elixirs stratagem to boost any one of their stats (all of the options have their uses, depending on what you’re up against and how you’re using them), and they can use the Honour the Prince stratagem to quickly close gaps and make charges. After seeing a tidy points drop in CA it’s likely that we’ll see a lot more Obliterators running around, especially Slaanesh-marked. Units with this ability always fight first in the Fight phase, even if they didn’t charge. I’d love to see this rule re-written in the next codex to actually mean something (maybe d3 Mortal Wounds to an enemy unit you charged on a 2+? They can also have boosted summoning with the, Stratagem, and they can give Possessed units +1 damage for a phase using the. Playing Slaanesh revolves around using Fight phase movement to consistently end up in situations where large parts of your army can’t be shot at all, and then killing the unit you are locked in combat with in their turn (or your Psychic phase) and then repeating the cycle by charging other units. Through dark rituals and horrific sacrifices, the Daemons of the warp are summoned to the material realm to do the bidding of the Chaos Gods. This makes Fiends hilariously good as harassment units, able to really wreak havoc on your opponent’s plans if they can reach their back lines. Chaos Space Marines have a number of special rules to be aware of, two of which they received in 2019 – Bolter Drill and Hateful Assault – that dramatically improve the army. Still haven’t got their access to Legion traits back, but now have a points cut to reflect this which puts them back into the range of cheerfully cheap meatshields. Pure Chaos Daemons list (undivided/Slaanesh) 40k List. She gives all units within 6″ -1 to Hit combat, and gives all attacks against one enemy unit she is in combat with +1 to Hit. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or tips and tricks of your own, feel free to drop us a note in the comments below, or email us at email@example.com.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related, ++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (Chaos – Daemons) [39 PL, 750pts] ++ + No Force Org Slot + Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh, + HQ + Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Delightful Agonies, Shining aegis, Symphony of Pain, Warlord Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis, ++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Daemons) [72 PL, 1,250pts] ++ Chaos Allegiance: Slaanesh, + HQ + Shalaxi Helbane [14 PL, 270pts]: Shining aegis The Contorted Epitome [10 PL, 195pts]: Hysterical Frenzy, Phantasmagoria, The Forbidden Gem, + Troops + Daemonettes [8 PL, 88pts]: Alluress, 12x Daemonette, Instrument of Chaos Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette, + Elites + Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend, + Fast Attack + Seekers [20 PL, 325pts]: Daemonic Icon, Heartseeker, Instrument of Chaos, 19x Seeker. Only 2 left in stock - order soon. If an enemy did charge, you alternate activating units, starting with the player whose turn it is. The result is a tough unit that can teleport anywhere onto the table and put out 20-40 bolter shots or 10-20 combi-plasma shots before charging in with 3 chainaxe attacks each. They’re fine targets for Endless Cacophony, though you’ll often be disappointed with the results of S4 AP0 shooting if you’re firing at marines. Slaanesh is, broadly speaking, an anti-melee melee army. Because only INFANTRY and BIKERS can use the, Stratagem to fight an additional time in a Chaos Space Marines army, the Mark of Slaanesh ends up being the preferred mark for many of the army’s melee units, owing to psychic power access/benefits and access to the, One of the biggest winners out of the two-punch combo of Faith + Fury and Chapter Approved 2019, historically Noise Marines have suffered from being far too expensive and their unique Sonic Weapons just not doing enough to justify using, especially the, . These are all at least interesting, and priced to move. Stratagem, giving them the most potent potential Slaanesh Possessed bombs. Overview. While normally our Start Competing articles focus on an entire faction, as with our Start Competing: Khorne article, we’re focusing purely on Slaanesh here. The Deamonettes of Slaanesh. The Vigilus Ablaze campaign book introduced four Specialist Detachments we’re particularly interested in for Slaanesh-aligned Chaos Space Marine detachments. In the fictional universes of Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Fantasy, Slaanesh (pronounced "sla-a-nesh") is one of the four major Chaos gods. Note that the Flawless Host are a Renegade Chapter and so lose Veterans of the Long War. Never. Glad you enjoyed the article, thanks for reading! The fact that it has a 2+++ against FNP is nice, but I never get any use out of it. Well, I could even try to summon KoS . 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun, Cultist Champion [5pts]: Autogun Tzaangors THOUSAND SONS [10 PL, 195pts]: Brayhorn [10pts] INSTRUMENT OF CHAOS [10pts] . If the opponent has their models in a straight line, or really any shape besides a concave U-shape with the opening facing towards you, you’re never going to get more than 3 or 4 models in range, which means you’re doing on average only around half a Mortal Wound. There are some stratagems shared across all Chaos Daemons that we’ll discuss here, and three that are unique to Daemons of Slaanesh. Their point is to tie units up in combat, but once they do they can barely do anything themselves, Also, it’s a shame that our KoS pretty much have to carry our whole army. Quick. If you like a fight than Daemonettes are for you! In part because the Chaos faction is massive, in part because there are many Slaanesh-specific strategies worth looking at, and in part because while many competitive strategies call for souping daemons, most Chaos players prefer to avoid that kind of apostasy. 2. At first glance, the Keeper of Secrets appears to be hampered by having 16 Wounds and thus being targetable. Making it a 12” aura helps a lot here. – Each time you roll a wound roll of 6+ in the Fight phase, your target takes a mortal wound on top of any other damage. . We covered the probability of getting out mortal wounds with this power in our Diet Smite Hammer of Math series (LINK, https://www.goonhammer.com/hammer-of-math-diet-smite-chaos-edition/. – Large, conspicuous melee units that are likely to be shot off the board before they can do much damage and aren’t much of a threat when they actually do arrive in combat, thanks to having low Strength and AP on their attacks. Credit: Steel_Mentor. The only downsides are the need to keep a unit in combat past the charge and the WC 8 cost, but the Contorted Epitome can help make this a more reliable cast. One of the biggest winners out of the two-punch combo of Faith + Fury and Chapter Approved 2019, historically Noise Marines have suffered from being far too expensive and their unique Sonic Weapons just not doing enough to justify using, especially the Blastmaster. This would be great on Syll’Esske, but they have to take Bewitching Aura instead. There are four ways a Slaanesh Daemons army can keep an opponent locked in combat: 9th Edition introduced the Desperate Breakout stratagem, which for 2 CP allows an opponent to remove a unit from a wrap. The Flawless Host have a single Stratagem of their own. Seekers (6/10): My main issue with Seekers is that Fiends have made them rather redundant in most lists. Syl’Esske isn’t that fantastic either, but he provides that much needed 1 reroll aura and has a STR8 weapon. Syll’Esske is a … So we’ll be focused on those units and strategies that align with the proclivities of She Who Thirsts. It is easy to make a positioning mistake and have the whole house of cards fall apart, so the most important thing you can do after reading this guide is go practice it yourself. Slaaneshi forces are split into two major factions that we’ll be talking about today: Daemons of Slaanesh and Chaos Space Marines devoted to Slaanesh. After being stuck with a dopey metal model and mediocre rules for the better part of three editions, Slaanesh’s greater daemons finally made a comeback in 2019, with a new model that demanded new rules. Trim. It may be not working in super competitive games but being able to bring 20 Deamonetes and few Fiends or Seekers sounds fun. Winged Daemon Princes of Slaanesh are fine. Seeker Chariot (3/10): It’s not the worst option in the game, but there is just no reason to use Seeker Chariots when the Exalted Seeker Chariot exists. Prior to Chapter Approved 2019, the new iteration of the classic Obliterator was a unit often speculated on as being a competitive threat but passed over due to their cost pushing them just outside of the sweet spot for efficiency. The renegade legion that appeared in Vigilus Ablaze, Flawless Host units have to take the Mark of Slaanesh and while they lose access to the, , which gives Flawless Host units an extra attack every time they roll a 6+ to hit in the Fight phase. This procs in addition to, and, because it doesn’t specify unmodified hit rolls, can be improved to 5+ with help from the. is the other major draw here, preventing enemy units within 6” from falling back unless your opponent can roll under the unit’s Leadership on 3D6. When Chapter Approved hit, almost every model in the list got cheaper, and today this list is only 1,741 points. The Heralds below 10 Wounds are decent because they can benefit from “Look Out, Sir!”, but at that point I would question why you didn’t just run a Herald on foot and use the significant amount of points saved somewhere else. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun. Daemonettes, known also as the Children of Slaanesh, the Debauched Ones, the Bringers of Joyous Degredation and the Decadent Seekers are the most numerous of all Slaanesh's servants. Emperor’s Children Warp Talons also make great targets for the Combat Elixirs Stratagem, where boosting their Strength is a huge benefit. Some of the biggest winners from the addition of the Bolter Discipline rule, these guys can pop off 4 bolter shots per turn, every turn at 24″ range. DAEMONS who can teleport in and can’t be fired at with Overwatch the turn they’re set up on the battlefield, Warp Talons’ major boosts come from the Host Raptorial detachment, which can get them a 7″ charge out of Deep Strike, and the Honour the Prince Stratagem, which makes said charge guaranteed, or makes the 9″ version very easy to make. At 6 points per model, Slaanesh gets some of the cheaper useful Troop choices. The Contorted Epitome. Possessed are a unit that sees constant theory crafting as players fantasize about increasingly more insane Possessed bombs that stack a dozen different buffs, but the reality is that with a 3 ppm drop in Chapter Approved and the addition of Hateful Assault, they’re likely worth considering just on their own merits, or with 1-2 key buffs rather than with a crazy web of buffs piled on top of them. Slaanesh units also have access to a number of psychoactive drugs and narcotics. Many competitive lists just run 3 of these, charging them up the board and using them to take out large targets. In a Slaanesh detachment that means casting Delightful Agonies on a 4+ and Hysterical Frenzy on a 7+ and in mixed settings casting Symphony of Pain on a 5+. In combat, they can be -1 to Hit from the Masque and give -1 Attack opponents through the Aura of Acquiescence. While Fiends require finesse to use, the upside is so, so high (complete immunity from shooting for large parts of your army) that they have to be rated as one of the army’s strongest units. The heart of any Slaanesh army is a solid core of Daemonettes. The epitome is an incredibly underwhelming unit and has lost me every single game I have taken it in. His aura, which allows Black Legion units within 6” to re-roll hit rolls, combos very well with Obliterators, Bikers, Terminators, and Cultists using the Mark of Slaanesh to double up on shooting. This makes Syll’Esske good at clearing out both hordes and heavier targets. That didn’t really work in 8th Edition, which revolved competitively about bringing brutal shooting and consistently holding a limited number of objectives. $38.25. Keepers of Secrets (10/10): Keepers of Secrets are truly one of 40K’s All-Star units. For Emperor’s Children, these make a fine target for the Cruel Duellists stratagem, where the volume of attacks (30 at full strength) is likely to give you a few AP-3 wounds, particularly if they’re still getting the buff from Prescience. Daemons of Slaanesh Warhammer Age of Sigmar 4.8 out of 5 stars 51. Obliterators can and often will teleport onto the table, which helps protect them before they get a chance to shoot and mitigates their 24″ range. Otherwise, the Masque is a so-so fighter itself and lacks the +1 Strength aura. Your multipurpose rabble for Deep Strike screening, Overwatch sponging and objective sitting, and still the cheapest unit Chaos Space Marines have access to when it comes time to fill out a detachment. The Emperor’s Children get access to a very good array of stratagems that really make them competitive with Flawless Host and should see Noise Marines actually getting some play based on how much they can improve a unit’s shooting output. Even a few Heavy Bolters can take out a these Chariots.--Death Trap-- Only 10 left in stock - order soon. – Used at the start of a Fight phase to give a SLAANESH DAEMON CHARACTER from your army an aura that gives all SLAANESH DAEMON units within 6” of that character the ability to make an additional attack each time they roll a to wound roll of a 6+. Daemons Of The Ruinstorm armies have a Strategy Rating of 2.All detachments have an Initiative rating of 2+.For each Daemonic Horde detachment taken, one Follower of Chaos detachment (of the same god affiliation or undivided) may be selected. A major upgrade but not something you desperately need on a model whose primary purposes is buffing others. Fun fact: You know who else has the keyword and is -1 to Hit in combat while within 6″ of The Masque? I hope next edition gives us better unit balancing, I’d love the chariots to be better, Very good read. They can’t double shoot with Endless Cacophony, and they don’t really want the benefit from either the Emperor’s Children nor Flawless Host Legion traits. Slaanesh psychic powers aren’t great in general, and being to cast 2 isn’t fantastic. The Masque (8/10): If you’re running a Daemonette heavy list, the Masque is an excellent pick. Because of its 16 Wounds and degrading profile, you’ll pretty much always want to drop the Shining Aegis on your Keepers in order to give them the extra survivability of a 6+ ignore wounds save (effectively giving them 20% more wounds). Lord Discordant on Helstalker [9 PL, 160pts]: Autocannon [10pts], Mark of Slaanesh, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), MasterSlowPoke’s 2019 in Review: Rainbows at the End of a Storm, Age of Sigmar Battletome Review: Kharadron Overlords, Non-Slaanesh Chaos Space Marine Warlord Traits, incredibly official Goonhammer store on RebBubble. Slaanesh Sorcerers also love the Prescience power for its ability to give +1 to hit with ranged attacks for a shooting phase, in no small part due to how it combos with Endless Cacophony to create very powerful shooting phases. – Pick a friendly SLAANESH DAEMON unit within 18” that is within 1” of an enemy unit. This combines well with powers and abilities that reduce Ld and when combined with the Epitome’s 12” Movement range means you can run the Epitome up alongside your Daemon Princes, Keepers of Secrets, and Lords Discordant, protecting it thanks to its 8 Wounds, and then use it to protect your big characters by keeping them locked in combat the turn after they complete their charges. The Murderdance – Adds d3 attacks if the unit charges. Advancing and charging as Slaanesh means they can’t shoot as their guns are Heavy (also keep in mind the main gun is Blast, and can’t be shot in combat), and Khorne has better synergies for their overall offense. Though it’s worth mentioning the Sonic Dreadnought variant, which is an option created by the Imperial Armour – Forces of Chaos FAQ for Emperor’s Children. As you would expect given that Morathi spent centuries within the bowels of Slaanesh and has been changed forever by the experience. Also known as the Heralds of Slaanesh, these Daemons are more powerful than their sisters, and are allowed free reign within the Pleasure Palace in the Realm of Chaos. It would also often mean using the, stratagem to teleport her onto the table and there are probably better units to spend that CP on. Shalaxi Helbane has to take this. Just make sure to play extra cagey, and give Daemonette heavy lists more of a look. This list, which Asa piloted to 3rd place at the, When Chapter Approved hit, almost every model in the list got cheaper, and today this list is, Asa Carlson's Slaanesh Daemons List - Click to Expand, Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Delightful Agonies, Shining aegis, Symphony of Pain, Warlord, Keeper of Secrets [13 PL, 250pts]: Shining aegis, Shalaxi Helbane [14 PL, 270pts]: Shining aegis, The Contorted Epitome [10 PL, 195pts]: Hysterical Frenzy, Phantasmagoria, The Forbidden Gem, Daemonettes [8 PL, 88pts]: Alluress, 12x Daemonette, Instrument of Chaos, Daemonettes [4 PL, 60pts]: Alluress, 9x Daemonette, Fiends [6 PL, 126pts]: Blissbringer, 2x Fiend, Seekers [20 PL, 325pts]: Daemonic Icon, Heartseeker, Instrument of Chaos, 19x Seeker, Richard Cozart’s Slaanesh-Heavy Chaos Soup, Richard Cozart's Chaos List - Click to Expand, Daemon Prince of Tzeentch THOUSAND SONS[9 PL, 180pts]: 6. If you're going mono-Slaanesh, you basically have three (maybe four) choices for heavy hitters. Stratagem can really wreck an opposing psyker but won’t happen reliably enough to be worth banking on. It is very expensive for what it gives you. In a meta filled with both this can prove a decisive pick. Be sure to throw in Veterans of the Long War while you’re at it. Always take the Phantasmagoria psychic power on your Contorted Epitome, as the -1 Leadership bubble helps proc both the Horrible Fascination rule and the Forbidden Gem relic. – Allows you to put units of Daemons in Reserves during deployment, to teleport onto the table at the end of your Movement phase more than 9” away from enemy units starting on turn 2. The biggest downside is that despite their 9” movement, Syll’Esske lacks the ability to jump over screens like a Winged Daemon prince, so you’ll have to be very considered in how you use their multiple pile-in moves to move through crowds. aura, which frankly, you don’t really need given that the Herald’s best trait is costing 50 points and you have the Epitome for that. While its true that you could get an entire Keeper of Secrets or block of 30 Daemonettes for the points you pay for Syll’Esske, they provide enough value to justify those points. The other major benefit to Emperor’s Children is that they can take. As a result, Slaanesh Daemon armies are better off running multiple smaller squads of Daemonettes to fill out detachments rather than taking a large blob. It was a bit of an odd choice, given that the Masque has only seen limited competitive play. A good option to think about here is piling a squad of them and a Greater Possessed into a Terrax Termite Pattern Assault Drill, where they can pop out and use the stratagem to immediately get into combat. Hi everyone, my name is Camden Jansen, guest writer for Art of War, and I love playing Chaos Daemons and assault armies in general. And because it’s monofaction Slaanesh, every Character in the army can advance and charge in the same turn, giving them some amazing threat ranges. Check out our huge collection of hot Table Top Miniatures and receive Free Shipping at $99 to the continental U.S. 40k chaos chaos daemons chaos space marines featured Slaanesh SteelMentor Tactics thechirurgeon, © 2020 Goonhammer. It’s OK but narrow, and both Shalaxi and Keepers of Secrets already re-roll wound rolls of 1 and hit on a 2+, making it less important to take. The Scything Impact rule (each enemy model within 1″ take a Mortal Wound on a 6+ after the Seeker Chariot completes its charge) seems interesting on paper but just doesn’t work in reality. , which stops units within 1” from Falling Back unless they can FLY. This combines well with powers and abilities that reduce Ld and when combined with the Epitome’s 12” Movement range means you can run the Epitome up alongside your Daemon Princes, Keepers of Secrets, and Lords Discordant, protecting it thanks to its 8 Wounds, and then use it to protect your big characters by keeping them locked in combat the turn after they complete their charges.
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