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Privateer: List Building with Warwitch Initiate Deneghra

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Mar 25 2019
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The new solo model for Denny takes us back to her junior warcaster days. Check out how you can use her in your Cryx lists.

Deneghra was molded into a weapon for the Cryx from the beginning. She was identified by prophecy, and snatched from her home by satyxis at the tender age of five to be given to Asphyxious. Once in his care she was raised to use her innate warcaster abilities for the Nightmare Empire; and was mentored by the iron lich to prepare her for entrance into the warwitch tradition. Deneghra took to her training, showing a propensity for malice and darkness that would have horrified the family she was stolen from.

Jeff Olsen over at Privateer Press shows how you can use her powers – including Curse of Shadows, Witch Bond, Venom, and – in a list. Check out his Denny0 list…

First, I tackled the problem of building a cool list by trying to make something super fluffy. I prowled through some books and was dangerously close to settling on a list that featured Iron Lich Asphyxious and Initiate Deneghra leading a horde of Mechanithralls because it just seemed rightBut then I started getting a little weird. I figured, “Hey! There are two junior warcasters in Cryx now! How many of them can I jam into a list?”

Obviously, the answer was both. And an Iron Lich Overseer. So, then I started playing around with the idea of MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY! Here is the list:

[Theme] Black Industries
[Asphyxious 1] Iron Lich Asphyxious [+28]
– Inflictor [13]
– Inflictor [13]
– Nightwretch [0(7)]
– Seether [13]
Aiakos, Scourge of the Meredius [4]
– Stalker [8]
– Stalker [8]
Iron Lich Overseer [5]
– Seether [13]
Soul Trapper [1]
Warwitch Initiate Deneghra [4]
– Nightwretch [0(7)]
– Seether [13]
Warwitch Siren [4]
Warwitch Siren [4]

My goal was to make my ’jacks as efficient as possible. With that in mind, I selected Seethers as my workhorse ’jack. Thanks to Berserk, Countercharge, free runs/charges, and a naturally high MAT, they can spend most of their focus on their damage rolls or buying additional attacks.

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The Inflictors are there mostly because I’m a sucker for Shield Guards, and they’re darn good at that. Since the army is basically composed of three high-value models (Asphyxious, Aiakos, and Deneghra), a cagey opponent will realize that managing to shoot one of them off the table can have a big impact on the output of the army.

I like Iron Lich Asphxious because of his spell list, which provides some serious armor reduction like Parasite and Scything Touch, and with an arc node in play, he is always scary at just feating and nuking your ’caster to death.

When in doubt, Denny0 also has an arc node, so she throw out a Hail Mary Curse of Shadows, or perhaps she has loaded up with souls from her Seether and Witch Bond, giving her a little bit more room to play with her spell list.

And Aiakos with Stalkers? Man, that is a good package.

Obviously, the Warwitch Sirens are primarily there for Empower for MORE EFFICIENCY!

Finally, the Soul Trapper is there because I had an extra point to play with, and he sure can sit in a zone or score a flag!

So, what about you? Do you often build new lists to play with a fresh concept or try and stretch an idea to its limits?

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