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New to necrons, never played the army before. This is the list ive come up with, would it be affective? The plan was to have a solid core unit, not aimed at countering anything specific but a good force overall. I'm aware this list lacks good close combat units, but the meta is shooting this edition.

x1 Lord

x15 warriors with Ghost Ark as dedicated transport

x15 warriors with Ghost Ark as dedicated transport

x10 warriors ( Lord attached to this unit )

x10 Immortals

x5 Scarab bases

x5 Scarab bases

x2 Doom Scythes

I have 30 points spare to upgrade my Lord. Not sure what to give him yet. I've also considered a Cryptek instead.
 

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I'm a fan of the Cryptek, that RP bonus...nice. Have you checked out the Mephrit Dynasty detachment? Gives your army an RP bonus via re-rolling 1's which helps a bit if you want to keep the Lord. It also takes the pressure off maybe wanting a ResOrb.

As for the last 30 points in your list, either two more bodies for the Warrior squad on foot or gauntlet of fire and a warscythe for your Lord.
 

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I think it's got great prospects as a mech Necron list, which is an interesting one not so many people seem to play for whatever reason. I'd cut both Doom Scythes for Annihilation Barges (far better anti-tank in my view, and anti-air's not so very important these days).

HQ
Overlord
Warscythe, Nightmare Shroud, Phase Shifter (your melee counter - I know shooting is the dominant force, but you need some kind of melee or someone is going to melee your pure shooting list and you'll be sorry)

TROOPS
5 Immortals
Gauss Blasters
in a Night Scythe

5 Immortals
Gauss Blasters
in a Night Scythe

10 Necron Warriors
in a Ghost Ark

10 Necron Warriors
in a Ghost Ark

FAST ATTACK
5 Scarabs

5 Scarabs

HEAVY SUPPORT
Annihilation Barge

Annihilation Barge

That's an option that doesn't deviate too far from the model list you planned, but puts out scary amount of firepower and has a credible melee counter-attack guy in the Overlord (trust me, you need some kind of guy who can do melee or you'll get some Flesh Hounds in your grill on turn 2 and be completely up shit creek).

Personally, what I'd do?

HQ
Catacomb Command Barge
Warscythe, Phase Shifter

TROOPS
10 Necron Warriors
in a Ghost Ark

10 Necron Warriors
in a Ghost Ark

10 Necron Warriors
in a Ghost Ark

FAST ATTACK
3 Wraiths
3 Whip Coils

3 Wraiths
2 Whip Coils

HEAVY SUPPORT
Annihilation Barge

Annihilation Barge

Annihilation Barge

A very resilient, very mobile, very hard-hitting kind of mech list. Wraiths are disgusting, and great at counter-attacking since they have the mobility to respond to threats. Command Barge zooms around doing a similar job. Annihilation Barges will remove all light armour from the table in very short order; they will decimate Rhinos, Chimeras and Trukks with impunity and once your opponent is de-meched you can give him a very hard time with all the Gauss and Tesla shots backed up by the very fast threats of the Wraiths and Command Barge.
 
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