Legion: Craelix, Fang of Everblight 101

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Legion has a hot new sniper solo ‘Craelix’ hitting the battlefield.  Lets check him out.

CRAELIX, FANG OF EVERBLIGHT

Legion is already known for some sick sniper solos in the deathstalkers and other great ranged bow fire damage from  raptors.  This new many armed solo is a great addition to your deadly sniper like shots.

Craelix Rules Breakdown

As you can see on Craelix card he has ok SPD with Pathfinder and above average RAT with elite level defense.  At 6 points he is a little pricey.

He is armed with a magic longbow ROF3 which is nice to have these days vs cryx and respectable melee at 2x POW10 for a primarily ranged solo.

  • Sac Pawn (Nyss Archer)His point cost is a little more justifiable since this will increase his survivability.
  • Steady:  Nice to have
  • Swift Hunter: Great combined with the Rate of Fire 3 bow.  He can really scoot around in a turn popping off shots.
  • Arcing Fire:  He can shoot over stuff woohoo.

Bow Attack Types:

  • -Blight Spasm:  Great to use vs low armor models.
  • -Poison:His melee sword is poison as well. With the 3rd dice of damage he can threaten damage on living warbeasts vs hordes or living warcasters in warmachine.
  • -Weaken: Arguably a defensive ability.  Lowering the strength on 2 to 3 warbeasts combined with a high armor battle group lead by Thagrosh can potentially be devastating.

 

A Craelix Kind of List

This Children of the Dragon list has some really annoying character heavies with a decent amount of support shooting to back it up.  Better yet, with 2 units of archers to hide behind, Craelix will have not much to fear from enemy ranged attacks.  It also can be kind of tanky with Typhon and Zuriel in the frontline with Thagrosh -Str Aura combined with the Weaken shot of Craelix.

Legion Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] Children of the Dragon

(Thagrosh 1) Thagrosh, Prophet of Everblight [+28]
– Azrael [21]
– Nephilim Protector [10]
– Typhon [24]
– Zuriel [18]
Blighted Nyss Shepherd [1]
Blighted Nyss Shepherd [1]
Blighted Nyss Warlord [0(5)]
Craelix, Fang of Everblight [0(6)]
Blighted Nyss Archers (max) [13]
Blighted Nyss Archers (max) [13]
Swamp Gobbers Bellows Crew [2]

Revenant’s Final Thought

I like Craelix and think he can be a nasty solo.  I do believe you need to take a unit of Archers to keep him from being picked off to early.  Watch out for blast damage as he can’t shrug that off and with that defense the enemy might miss easily.

~I give him a B+ wishing he was only 5 points or less restricted in other themes.

  • marxlives

    And don’t also forget, your go to for Company of Iron as well.

    • zeno666

      He looks like a lot of fun. And awsome in Company of Iron!
      Perhaps a tad undercosted 😉

      • marxlives

        True, that is pretty much how I feel about all Legion stuff and Trollblood stuff. 20 point tax for any armies that get additional rules like Eyeless Sight or Tough. Hell even Convergence, with that stupid construct rule. Every time one of those armies loses a battle, a Khador player gets their wings.

  • petrow84

    You brought archers, but spared points on the UA?
    I’d rather take the UA, and a Hellion for the Blight Storm. Then let the arrows fly. Also, you have 2 brawly warbeasts with Flight who could use Aerial Coordination too.

    • marxlives

      True, Hellions are so under rate them but as someone fights against legion, they terrify me.