Snap shooting has nothing to do with the rules here. The deathbeam draws a line, anything under it is auto hit. That's the rule. Skyfire has nothing to do with it. Snap fire has nothing to do with it. The codex always is the highest rule, no matter what the BRB says.
Page 7 of the BRB under Basic Versus Advanced: "Advanced rules apply to specific types of models, whether because they have a special kind of weapon, unusual skills, or because they are not normal infantry models. The advanced rules that apply to a unit are indicated in the entry for the unit in their relevant codex. WHERE ADVANCED RULES APPLY TO A SPECIFIC MODEL, THEY ALWAYS OVERRIDE ANY CONTRADICTING BASIC RULES."
That is a veeeeerrrrry good point
If I want to fire my Tesla Destructor at a Flyer with my full BS, then I may not fire my Death Ray because it would have to snap fire at everything that was not a Flyer, Flying Monstrous Creature, or Skimmer. And as we've talked about before the Death Ray targets a point on the table, witch is not any of the above. As the Death Ray is then forced to fire snap shots, it can not be fired because it doesn't use BS to hit.
I know it says on the Skyfire rule that you use normal BS shooting at skimmers, but where does it actually say that you snap fire at them normally?
This thread has needlessly gone on too long. Shooting at flyers requires a snap shot. Death ray does not shoot at anything, pick a point and draw a line 3D6" long. Anything touched by the line takes a S10 AP1 hit. This is over, there is no argument to the contrary since all these stupid arguments about snap shots are irrelevant, the death ray automatically hits anything under the line. The rules for the gun are simple, please read them.
That is a pretty simple summary, However not to start off another heated debate again but does the death ray have a shooting mode (as in skyfire or standard) because of the way the rule is written it just hits everything and the codex was written for 6th and just released in 5th and all the rule says is that othe weapons on the vehicle must shoot at one of the units hit.
Me: To be honest im amazed there isn't a chaos god of not revising or at least chaos god of procrastination
MidnightSun: There will be, when enough people do it. Y'know when the Eldar were all engaging in their hedonism and Slaanesh ripped open the Eye of Terror with his creation? Slaanesh will have NOTHING on the God of Procrastination, and his vile minions will carve the galaxy asunder in a thousand year reign of blood.... Tomorrow
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