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Fateweaver is a powerful and gruesome character for Chaos Daemons whose skills far outweigh that of a normal Lord of Change. He is fast, average at combat and can potentially destroy a both tank and weaken an enemy unit in the same turn turn. But by far his most useful ability is the Oracle of Eternity where he 'out Eldars the Eldar'.

But where can one make the most of his strengths and negates his weaknesses? Should he be put with a load of Bloodcrushers to make that already resilient combat unit truly invincible? Should Fateweaver be placed with a swarm of lesser daemons to create a horde that is all but unstoppable? Or is it best to position him with enough Tzeentchian Daemon Princes to form a mobile firing platform capable of destroying anything that they turn their attention to? And then there are questions such as which wave he should go in?

I would like to know how you use him, how you would use him and what methods have failed in the past.

I'm hoping to get lots of responses and debates with this but we'll see how it all pans out. . .

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Fate Weaver? Never heard of it.



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He's for Chaos Daemons. . .

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Heh. Not too many people play Daemons, so it's not surprising that some aren't familiar with Fateweaver.

Fateweaver is a Lord of Change that has inferior stats to a normal Lord of Change but has a multitude of special abilities that make him one of the most deadly characters in the entire game. Most important is his special rule called the Oracle of Eternity which allows Fateweaver and all other friendly Daemonic units within 6" of him to reroll failed saves of any kind - much like the Eldar psychic power Fortune. Thus, having Fateweaver in proximity to any unit of Daemons makes them significantly more resilient.

The downside to Fateweaver is that he's extremely expensive points wise. He weighs in at over 330 points and has a poor set of characteristics for a Greater Daemon. He is also forced to take a Leadership test every time the enemy successfully causes a wound on him (no mean feat when you take Oracle of Eternity into account) - should he fail the test, he is immediately removed as a causality.

I personally use Fateweaver pretty frequently. He tends to hang out among a bunch of Lesser Daemons (most commonly Horrors of Tzeentch and Bloodletters) which makes both of these units extremely resilient and allows them to go about their business without much need to worry. Once a unit of 9 of my Plaguebearers was hit directly by a Basilisk, but because of Fateweaver's influence only a single model died - yes, that's right. Just one!
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I think all Daemon players use him in a pretty similar manner.

Pack shit next to him to make in nigh invulnerable.

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In my opinion, he is far too expensive for anything under 2000 points. The only time I use him is in Apoc in junction with An'ggrath the Unbound or something equally spectacular.

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