This is the current Edition's Eldar tactics. The Aeldari Eldar , are all about elegance, efficiency, finesse, style, and precision, and are basically alone in this aesthetic among the races of Warhammer 40, In the game, the Eldar are a fast army with great guns, awesome toys and the resilience of strawberry shortcake. Each unit plays a very particular role, usually, everyone in a squad has the same gun and the squad as a whole aims for one goal, as opposed to squads of dudes each toting a different gun for a different kind of foe. This can help new players by not forcing them to keep all of a squad's weaponry in mind, but it also requires you move the right squad for the job to the right place, which can be tactically challenging. An ill-positioned Eldar squad has a greater chance of doing nothing than those of other armies.
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This is the current Edition's Eldar tactics. The Aeldari Eldar , are all about elegance, efficiency, finesse, style, and precision, and are basically alone in this aesthetic among the races of Warhammer 40, In the game, the Eldar are a fast army with great guns, awesome toys and the resilience of strawberry shortcake. Each unit plays a very particular role, usually, everyone in a squad has the same gun and the squad as a whole aims for one goal, as opposed to squads of dudes each toting a different gun for a different kind of foe.
This can help new players by not forcing them to keep all of a squad's weaponry in mind, but it also requires you move the right squad for the job to the right place, which can be tactically challenging.
An ill-positioned Eldar squad has a greater chance of doing nothing than those of other armies. Some units, like Jetbikes, overcome this disadvantage with superior speed and mobility.
This is huge in a game where most of the missions are about capturing objectives. If you are the kind of elf who likes it when a plan comes together , you might be tactical enough to lead the Eldar to their victory upon the battlefield. This can easily be worked around by simply taking these units in a separate detachment, and this rule does not apply for Narrative or Open Play games.
The Craftworld army is divided under several major keywords of note, each with a variety of specialized perks associated with them. For convenience, the major keywords and their associated units are listed in the table below.
The Asuryani units not listed here fall under the Warhost keyword, which just kind of Introduced in the Vigilus Defiant campaign, several "sub-factions" were made available for players wishing to create specialized, thematic armies while rewarding them with unique tactics and abilities.
Any battle-forged Asuryani detachment can be chosen to become either a Windrider Host or Wraith Host at the cost of 1 CP, with all applicable units gaining the respective host keyword associated with them. Do keep in mind; Ynnari detachments are ineligible for these specializations per the recent FAQ, so plan accordingly.
These are the classic, original Craftworlds that you may select for Your Dudes. While they are certainly less customizable that the build-a-craftworld attributes listed further below, these have the benefit of unique Stratagems, Relics and named Characters that are otherwise unavailable to you.
More elaborated unit recommendations can be found in the Army Building section. Remember that your Ynnari or Conclave units don't gain any benefits from these. In practice, Alaitoc reflects this by encouraging you to play very defensively. Many of your units can become extremely difficult to shoot at range when properly supported with Alaitoc's attribute and the myriad of other hit-modifiers available to you, forcing opponents to get closer or get into melee combat to reliably deal damage.
Conversely, this attribute is virtually useless for any of your units who rely on being in close range to do their jobs, such as Howling Banshees or Fire Dragons. Biel-Tan is arguably the most "thematic" of your choices and the vanilla craftworld that Aspect Warrior enthusiasts benefit from most.
Leadership and Shuriken buffs provide considerable support for an infantry focused army and a degree of offensive flexibility other craftworlds may find somewhat lacking. Iyanden's playstyle very much reflects their fluff; massive casualties will do little to intimidate your blobs of infantry and your opponents will find your vehicles and constructs almost oppressively effective as long as they remain standing.
Your bikers in particular will prove exceptionally mobile when fielded under Saim-Hann, even by eldar standards. Armies looking for raw speed and maneuverability will not be left wanting under the banner of Saim-Hann. Like the Space Marines' Successor Tactics, the Eldar can now create their own Craftworld Attributes by combining any two of the following 22 attributes from the Phoenix Rising book to truly make a Craftworld of Your Dudes.
Named Characters must take the Craftworld Trait associated with their Craftworld. For example, if Eldrad is your Warlord, he must take Fate Reader. Phoenix Lords also cannot take a Warlord trait, so there is no longer a reason for having one of the Craftworld Eldar's legendary heroes and personifications of an aspect of Khaine, heroes that entire Craftworlds rally around in times of need, lead your army.
Only dorks with wings and people with mind bullets get to lead the army now. These are very specific traits which can be taken by applicable Warlords within their Specialist Detachments.
While they can be quite potent, they do only apply towards units with the respective Specialist Detachment keyword, meaning you'd have to very specifically design your army around these traits to take full advantage of them. If you can spare 1 CP and still want a regular trait for your warlord, you may use the Field Commander stratagem to give one of your HQ units within a Specialist Detachment the respective trait associated with it.
It is not possible to be prepared for an explicit tactical objective. For most cases, achievement is purely situational. However, in some cases there are some tricks to make achieving them easier. Standard strategems that can be used by any and all Craftworlds, though Ynnari detachments are now exempt from using these.
Aspect Warrior Stratagems Each of these nine stratagems are dedicated to one of the nine standard Aspect Warrior Shrines. Each can only be used once per battle and only on a single squad of their respective aspect, so choose and invest wisely. Functionally, each of these are the same; the aspect warrior Exarch in the chosen squad may keep their original Exarch power and take one of the six other powers in addition to it as opposed to replacing it with one. It should be noted that you may not select any detachments with Ynnari units, unfortunately.
The Eldar have always been psychic power-houses in their many iterations throughout 40k's history, 8th edition sees the return of reliable psychic tests, as well as more reliable ways to stop psykers.
Looking at matched play rules we can see that almost every single army can cast only 6 powers other than Smite per turn Thousand Son's daemon princes have access to 18 also.
And almost all of them may find some big use. Additionally, all but one of our powers don't need a line of sight against their targets, feel free to hide your psykers as needed.
Take a Farseer with the first two powers, and a Farseer with the second two - for this example, we'll use the latter. The first Farseer should cast Doom; if they need to use the re-roll for it, they should do so, and then cast Smite, and the second Farseer will ensure Guide goes off without a hitch. Done this way, the odds of the two powers you really care about going off will always happen with This math was done with WC7 powers, of course - you don't need the re-roll nearly as much for Will of Asuryan or Smite, and they'll go off with Warlocks and Spiritseers always know one pair of powers, but these count as individual powers for all casting purposes, meaning the psyker in question can choose which to cast, and doesn't block another from casting the "twinned" power.
All powers have a range of 18", are active for one full round, can buff only Asuryani Infantry and Asuryani Biker , and debuff everything. In every Serpent there will be enough room for one or two psykers to support the unit, you just have to decide which power to take! A newly announced psychic discipline which made its debut in Phoenix Rising. Replaces Smite, so is usable by virtually every psyker in your army bar the Wraithseer, who doesn't have any form of smite at all.
This may be more useful to units like your Warlocks, whose smites are virtually useless due to their reduced range and damage, though it only makes it more difficult deciding which of their 3 powers is worth their 1 cast per turn. Any non-named Asuryani Characters can take one of the following relics if your warlord is part of a battle-forged Asuryani detachment. To take additional relics or if your warlord part of a non- Asuryani detachment, you can use the Treasures of the Craftworlds stratagem.
You can still take your Aeldari brethren in separate detachments however. As far as Games Workshop is concerned, the only unit and wargear options legal for official matched play tournaments are those found within Codex: Craftworlds , Imperial Armour: Xenos and any updated datasheets found within Chapter Approved or supplementary books such as Phoenix Rising.
As such, use any units marked as Legends at your own discretion. Weapon Loadout Options: Originally the most flexible of your HQ choices, almost all of your non-default weapon choices are now considered as a Legends variant and no longer supported for competitive play. At least you can use them in friendly matches. Legends Any and all Autarchs can take anything in this list, however they become classified as a "Legends" variant and are thus illegal in any competitive play banning Legends units.
Still worth noting for those few that do or for those who only play casually. Weapon Loadout Options: Outside of the ranged weapons that come stock on your Farseer Skyrunner , you do have your pick of melee weapons to kit him out with. Weapon Loadout Options: Your Warlock has exactly two choices in weapons he can bring on top of his shuriken pistol.
The Skyrunner also gets the standard issue twin shuriken catapult all jetbikes get, so that's neat. Weapon Loadout Options: Aside the complementary shuriken pistol your Warlocks pack, they have the same choice of melee weapons your stand alone Warlock and Farseer get.
If they are riding a Skyrunner, they also get a twin shuriken catapult per bike. Currently at pts base, Wraithseers are definitely a force to consider for people good with Forge World kits. Weapon Loadout Options: Though the complimentary ghostspear is quite good for dealing with anyone who strays too close, the Wraithseer's ranged arsenal is actually quite varied and can be tailored to help shore up areas of your army that may be lacking.
That said, one of these guns in particular stands out among the others for obvious reasons. Sadly, Phoenix Lords can't take a Warlord Trait. All of them buff their own aspect in some fashion three of them provide re-rolling of 1s to hit; as a result, Fuegan and Maugan Ra don't buff their Exarchs if said Exarchs didn't trade up for another power. All of them are aspect warrior s, but none of them have the actual keywords of the aspect they represent.
There are no Phoenix Lords for the Crimson Hunters, Warp Spiders, or Shining Spears that last is because Drastanta is busy challenging Jaghatai Khan to a bike race, but for the other two, we have no idea who their Phoenix Lord even is , although it's worth noting that Karandras is just faking it; the real one works for the Dark Eldar. All Units in this section have the Path of War ability which is the old Objective Secured, and will be referred to as such.
The standard fare is available to them, though they must pay a slight fee for the platform itself in addition to the gun. Weapon Options: Aside the complimentary Shuriken Pistol, each storm guardian has their choice of taking either a chainsword or aeldari blade.
Two of every eight Storm Guardians can instead take one of two special weapons and arguably serve as the primary reason to even take these guys at all. This can either be exchanged for one of the following powers, or you may pay 1 CP for one particular Dire Avenger Exarch to keep Battle Fortune and take one of the following. Exarch Weapons: Your Dire Avenger Exarch arguably has the most flexible loadout choices among all the other aspect warriors.
If you don't want to spend any extra points on him, he just packs around an avenger shuriken catapult just like his less obsessed kin. Weapon Loadout Options : Wave Serpents have a fairly basic selection of weapons to mount on its chassis. Like every other tank based on the Falcon, it features an underslung twin-linked shuriken catapult that can be swapped out for a single shuriken cannon. As it is your dedicated transport, it does eschew some of the more specialized and unique weapons in exchange for a twin heavy weapon.
The only real downside to these twin weapons is that they count as a single weapon; even if they're effectively just two heavy weapons strapped together, they both must target the same unit when firing. Vehicle Upgrade Options : Your Wave Serpent and its sister tanks are the only ones who actually have their pick of the vehicle upgrades still available.
Unlike most of those tanks, most of these are actually useful to the Wave Serpent and warrant a look if points allow. Exarch Weapons: Fire Dragon Exarchs have a couple side choices they can take just in case the basic fusion gun isn't quite packing enough heat for you.
Exarch Powers: Howling Banshee Exarchs by default have the War Cry ability, slapping a -1 to-hit modifier on enemies in melee with them. They can replace this with one of these six alternate powers or you may use the Exemplar of the Banshee Shrine stratagem to keep War Cry in addition to one of these.
Exarch Weapons: Howling Banshee Exarchs also have a collection of exotic blades to swing around if the basic power sword just doesn't quite cut it. Certainly a good power, but you may want to consider trading it in or paying 1 CP for one of these other fancy abilities instead. Exarch Weapons: Striking Scorpion Exarchs have a surprisingly diverse selection of arms and armaments that can deliver quite a sting to a variety of enemies.
Exarch Weapons: Shadow Spectre Exarchs have a pretty ghastly selection.
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