First off, I've been really busy with trips, work, and other stuff going on. So it has been a bunch of time. The weird thing is, I have a couple of draft blog entries in the que, but just have not finished them. On the fly, I thought I'd just push forward one of my favorite things for 7th Edition - the fact that if you choose all your librarian spells from one discipline, it can be fun!
So, my favorite Librarian is Tigurius. He is a level 3 psycher, with OK stats, mediocre armor, and a plain old master crafted stick to smack opponents with. But, imaging what happens when you play a game with his spells assigned! He rolls for three spells and gets re-rolls for the spells you don't want. Once in play, he shines, since you can reroll your failed spell rolls! So, what does that mean in a practical sense?
The ideal spell set includes (he gets 4 plus force):
Force (of course, its free with the stick, which is 2+S, concussive, soulblaze)
Flame Breath (primaris, template, S5AP4,assault, soulblaze)
#1 Fiery Form (yields a 4+ invulnerable to Tiggy, rerolls every failed to wound roll inflicted by other pyromancy powers).
#4 Sunburst Nova (9", 2D6, S4, AP5, ignores cover, soulblaze).
# 6 Molten Beam (12", S8, AP1 Meltabeam).
Alternate for #1 is #2 (Fireshield, 4+cover save plus 6" dangerous terrain bubble for the unit)
Alternate for #4 or#6 is #5 (Inferno, 24", large blast, S4AP5, ignores cover, soulblaze).
So, pretty much every power (except #3) is really really good!
Remember, in this edition, a psycher can use the powers on as many different targets as possible.
Assuming that PyroTiggy gets an average roll of 4, +3 for his level, you have 7 psychic dice. So, in an ideal perfect turn, he could roll up all 4 spells plus force successfully...with an extra dice or so to give some extra support and make it happen! Sweet!
Of course, my dice never let me actually get perfection. I don't know how many times I've tried to roll up a #1, rerolled it, and got #3 or #2...not that I can complain for a #2. I also don't know how many times I tried to get Tiggy in Nova range and failed that too.
I have a few more games playing PyroTiggy. Then maybe on to TeleTiggy!
Playing in a tournament this weekend, wish me luck!