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From BoLS by way of Faeit:

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The Ghostkeel is an elite choice that comes with 2 stealth drones for each Ghostkeel. It’s a Jet Pack Monstrous Creature, and you can take 1-3. It has the normal Tau BS 3 with 4 wounds, but only a T5. However the 3+ save with +2 to it’s cover save outside of 12″ should make up for it.

The main gun- Fusion Collider is an 18″ S8 AP1 melta blast gun that can be exchanged for a Ion weapon that is more infantry based with a S7AP4 Assault 6 gun that can overcharge for additional strength and a large blast.

It also has a twin- linked flamer that can be exchanged out for a TL bust cannon or fusion blaster.

The model has gear that doubles the cover saves to a max of +2 but also gains shrouded from it’s drones. It seems powerful with stealth, shrouded, and the limited doubling, but I have not had time to read the details to see what stacks.

Two support systems are also allowed for upgrades. Cost wise its a little over a hundred and a quarter.


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Sounds stupidly good for the points cost. To the point where it reads like the 'home rules' of a 13 year old.
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Love it! I want one of those for my display. Nice to finally see something new and cool from GW rather than endless Stormcast and Khornates.


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the xv85 and xv86 are almost definatly going to be upgrades to the xv8

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I also noticed the tau battlesuit commander is not available anymore so one of those is probably a new commander variant

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Sounds kinda like a stealth version of an XV8.
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Pretty cheesy abilities, but at the same time it isn't going to do a whole lot of damage in return. Crush in close combat, as per usual.


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That's only half the abilities. There's a second page with the stealth drones. Basically what those say is they give stealth to a unit that doesn't have stealth, shrouded to a unit that already does. Of course, this ALREADY offers ambiguity to new rules, because it suggests (since the Ghostkeel has stealth automatically) that other units without stealth can benefit from the drone somehow.


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