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Retribution: Soulless Voidtracer 101

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May 11 2016
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Elf Gingers! Check out Retributions new cheap solo. Time to take a closer look.

Initial Impressions

The Soulless Voidtracer is a fun one point throw in. Boasting decent melee attributes a magic weapon with reach, stealth and spell ward what more could you want for one point?

I see him being useful for clearing a charge lane or taking care of other pesky solos that require a magic weapon but you do not want to use an entire unit, such as Paladins.

The Voidtracer’s signature ability is Arcane Vacuum. Arcane Vacuum deals damage to a magic user that targets anything in its command before the spell is resolved. This is a handy ability that kills off single wound spell casters and can do some damage to warnouns at least soften them up anyways.

 

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While Arcane Vacuum is a nice ability it is rather short ranged.  Also, unless you are not very spread out it has a short area of effect.  After you kill the first model , druid force bolting for example, your opponent will probably target something not effected by the Vacuum or not attack at all.  A very gotcha model. Keeping 2 around a colossal could be a deterrent to casters from trying to debuff it.  Lady Aiyana dies probably if 2 Void’s are hanging around Hyperion or Imperatus and she goes in for the debuff..

 

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On the Field:

Like many other solos, Voidtracer is sometimes forgotten or lost in the middle of all the other models on the field. He is useful for clearing a charge lane or freeing up one of my mage hunter strikeforce. When I run a single Voidtracer rather the max field allowance of two it tends not have much of an impact since opponents can more readily redirect their spells outside of his 5 inch command.
I think he is a much better grab than the Souless Escort, but falls short of an Arcanist.

MK3:

Since the Void was so late in the release cycle he will probably not change much.  Most likely just a point cost adjustment.  Maybe a 2 pointer maybe stay 1.

 

What do you think BoLS?  Have you been vacuuming up your opponents spells?  Please share in your comments below.

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