Had not thought of enliven working like that. I just thought of it as a way to advance when ranged attacks hit.
Are any of the mercs stand out choices for Menoth?
Firstly Rhupert, piper of ord (often referred to as the piper of Menoth because of his popularity with us :D) is great if you have a unit or two. Tough, pathfinder or +1 def and terror all on tap is a wonderful addition to many lists. I like using him with daughters of the flame, especially with Defenders Ward - def 18 is very hard for some lists to deal with, and they cause terror! Run them in, force a terror check, and watch most enemies flail around uselessly trying to hit them - just be careful of various auto-hit or boosted hit effects that can cut them down. He also pairs up nicely with a large unit of errants - give them tough, and have the Covenant of Menoth nearby (to prevent the knockdown part of tough) and they can be very difficult to remove.
Gorman, rouge archemist is also great. A strong sneeze will kill him, but he has stealth to protect him at range, and if he can get a blind or rust bomb on a hard target, he's earnt his points. It's hard to argue with a 2pt solo who can cripple a colossal for a turn.
Those two are the most popular with us, but there are quite a few other utility solos/units that work well for us. Eyiriss, Ayiana and Holt or Anistasia all have thier uses. If you like a strong melee caster like Thyra's or Reznik, you can try Madlyn Corbeau or Saxon Orrik (for granting extra movement/pathfinder to your caster respectively).
For units, we generally don't need mercs, and do better with in-faction choices, BUT there are a few specialised lists which can make good use of them, though they do need an attendant priest. Harbinger or the High Reclaimer and pirates can work, and Reznik has a reasonably good theme list which involves Steelheads (from a No Quartar article, you can find it on warroom, or I can give you the details if you want). I've also heard of Croe's cutthroat's being used competitively before.
It's all in the name.
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