i was looking at my eldar and i was thinking about a funny army idea. what if....
You used for an HQ an autarch with hawk wings
for elites you used all squads of scorpions with the exarch with claw and shadowstrike
used pathfinders for troops
used a squad of hawks (sky leap) and spiders for fast attack
and for heavy support used two fire prisms
maybe with some variations, but how do you think thatd go?
a lot of annoying snipers pinning and annoying the enemy as the scorpions move in for the kill with the hawks dropping bombs everry once in a while with the tanks not coming up too far behind with the autarch on his way.
i think it would be annoying too play against, buit oh so fun to play
The two fire prisms are pretty powerful anti-armor, but the problem is that all they need to do is inflict a glancing or penetrating hit every turn to prevent them from shooting you. Any result whatsoever means missing a turn, since all of the penetrating hits include stunned and the only glancing hits that let a tank shoot again either immoblize you (crash, die) or destroy the prism cannon.
but pathfinders are about more than pinning. they hard to kill by shooting, plus they are good vs marines and mc's
For the cost, they're barely worth it. They miss a third of the time and only wound half the time. There are better options.
Marines have a ball with them, because their armour is terrible and they're T3. Bolter bait. Yeah, you get the cover save, but it only does so much. If they get assaulted, that's it, game over. You can't shoot and move.
If anything, their specific purpose is to take out monstrous creatures.
Snipers in general are a huge target priority to anyone who knows what they're doing, specifically because they do have the potential to be lethal. It's rare, but it happens. Trust me, I played Alaitoc for a while.
they hit 5/6 times as they use sniperrifles which always hit on twos. they get +2 to there coversaves so when put in ruins and rocks they have a 2+ save. hence scorpians being used to detter assault is a good idea as they have the armour to stick around for a while as well