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Is the sword the Daemon Prince has considered to be a Daemon weapon? I don't see anywhere where it says weather it is or not in the codex.
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Is the sword the Daemon Prince has considered to be a Daemon weapon? I don't see anywhere where it says weather it is or not in the codex.
Under the Daemon Prince Profile under his weapon selection, it states "considered armed with a single close combat weapon", so no.

Why only Lords can be armed with them I don't know, seems kinda Meh. But maybe that's so we have choices or something.

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Why only Lords can be armed with them I don't know, seems kinda Meh. But maybe that's so we have choices or something.
It's so a daemon prince can't hold a flank all by his lonesome anymore. Let's think about this. In the previous codex, you could give a daemon prince 100 points of daemonic gifts (or, rather, 85, since Daemonic Stature was 15 and you had to have that to be a true daemon prince, as far as I'm concerned). Of those 85 remaining points, you could give him daemonic armour, aura, mutation, the dark blade or dreadaxe, and daemonic speed, and you basically had a monster that had to be shot repeatedly with lascannons, because you weren't going to be able to touch him in close combat. That'd give you what, a S5 or 7 depending on weapon model that either ignores armor saves or all saves depending on the weapon, had six attacks on the charge, had a 2+/5+ save, was fleet of foot, and had a 12'' charge. Admittedly, a "mortal" lord could pull that off too, which is why you can't give them anything now besides a daemon weapon.

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Yeah, they ratcheted down the DP for good reason. He's still a monster, but at least now he's not a *fucking* monster. 4 attacks at S6, ignore saves and +1d6 vs vehicles is plenty nasty, especially for the cost and durability of the unit.

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